Ultimate Ears UE FitsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony LinkBuds SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Ultimate Ears UE Fits||Sony LinkBuds S|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX3||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✗||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||5mm|
|sound pressure level||110db/mw||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||14hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||6only|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✓|
|has find earbuds feature||✓||✓|
|supports fast charging||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✗||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|has voice prompts||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX3, the Ultimate Ears UE Fits's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at up to 60° from vertical position for ten minutes.
Compared to the Ultimate Ears UE Fits, Sony LinkBuds S have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Ultimate Ears UE Fits has a lower liquid rating than Sony LinkBuds S
Ultimate Ears UE Fits have a weight of 7.94g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Sony LinkBuds S, at 9.6g are heavier than the Ultimate Ears UE Fits with a difference of 1.66g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears UE Fits are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits are resistant to sweat
Sony LinkBuds S's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Ultimate Ears UE Fits have stereo speakers, what this means is that Ultimate Ears UE Fits's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony LinkBuds S and Ultimate Ears UE Fits have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Sony LinkBuds S have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits sit well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down your environment noise while preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size dictates the sound made by the earbuds.
Sony LinkBuds S driver unit is 5mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears UE Fits by 5mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony LinkBuds S's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
Ultimate Ears UE Fits's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this implies that Sony LinkBuds S generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Ultimate Ears UE Fits
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Ultimate Ears UE Fits's measurement is 110dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Sony LinkBuds S have neodymium magnets, if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits's battery life is 8 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sony LinkBuds S's battery life is less than that of Ultimate Ears UE Fits by 2 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the Ultimate Ears UE Fits's case is said to have a full charge of 20 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
Sony LinkBuds S's charging case has a battery life of 14 hours, less than that of Ultimate Ears UE Fits by 6 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Ultimate Ears UE Fits's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Sony LinkBuds S takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Ultimate Ears UE Fits by 0.5 hours
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and case.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony LinkBuds S too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony LinkBuds S has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Ultimate Ears UE Fits . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony LinkBuds S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears UE Fits
Ultimate Ears UE Fits support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Ultimate Ears UE Fits will work well with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Sony LinkBuds S support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
The Sony LinkBuds S support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Ultimate Ears UE Fits have 2 microphones.
The Sony LinkBuds S microphones are 6, more than that of Ultimate Ears UE Fits by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Sony LinkBuds S support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Sony LinkBuds S support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Ultimate Ears UE Fits support the find earbuds feature.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Sony LinkBuds S support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Sony LinkBuds S have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
With the Ultimate Ears UE Fits, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a control panel on them.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sony LinkBuds S also have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.