Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nothing Ear 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro||Nothing Ear 1|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||11.6mm|
|battery life of charging case||29hours||29hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|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 is the rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IP54, the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's rating for solids indicates that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety, and the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
In comparison to the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, Nothing Ear 1 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a weight of 10g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Nothing Ear 1, at 9.4g weigh less than the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro with a difference -0.6g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Nothing Ear 1 also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro are resistant to sweat
Nothing Ear 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Nothing Ear 1 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Nothing Ear 1 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro and Nothing Ear 1 operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background noise and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that both reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Nothing Ear 1 driver unit is 11.6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro by 0.6mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio device generates high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Nothing Ear 1
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery life is 9 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Nothing Ear 1's battery life is less than that of Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro by 4 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's case has a full charge of 29 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Nothing Ear 1's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, equal to that of the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Nothing Ear 1 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro by 0.5 hours
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery power is 53mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Nothing Ear 1, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Nothing Ear 1 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Nothing Ear 1 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Nothing Ear 1 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support AAC, a codec that is 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 Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro will work fine with your iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro 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 can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have 6 microphones.
The Nothing Ear 1 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Nothing Ear 1 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Nothing Ear 1 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
Nothing Ear 1 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support the find earbuds feature.
Nothing Ear 1 also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your phone to play a sound from your device to help you locate them.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Nothing Ear 1 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Nothing Ear 1 too have a control panel on them.
The Nothing Ear 1 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.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Nothing Ear 1 too have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.