Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony LinkBuds SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro||Sony LinkBuds S|
|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||5mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||29hours||14hours|
|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|
IP ratings is the rank of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of 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 value 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, Sony LinkBuds S 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 take in account a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
Sony LinkBuds S, at 9.6g weigh less than the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro with a difference -0.4g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro are resistant to sweat
Sony LinkBuds S's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during 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, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony LinkBuds S also have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have ANC making both devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro and Sony LinkBuds S work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound produced by the device.
Sony LinkBuds S driver unit is 5mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro by 6mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device 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
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component makes high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
Sony LinkBuds S have neodymium magnets, when 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 sound pressure level, with the use of high magnetic flux.
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 given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Sony LinkBuds S's battery life is less than that of Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case 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 more battery hours 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 Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro by 15 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable 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 Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro by 1 hours
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery capacity is 53mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and case.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony LinkBuds S too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony LinkBuds S 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.
Sony LinkBuds S 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 iPad. 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 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.
Sony LinkBuds S support it as well, LDAC, can automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps for stability.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have 6 microphones.
While the Sony LinkBuds S microphones are 6, equal to that of the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Sony LinkBuds S support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when 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 improving your listening experience.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support the find earbuds feature.
Sony LinkBuds S too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your phone to play a sound from your device to locate them.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Sony LinkBuds S too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link 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.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony LinkBuds S also support the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have a control panel on them.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Sony LinkBuds S also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.