Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF 1000XM4||Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||105dB/mW||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||29hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx hd||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||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 refer to the rank of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection 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 of liquids 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 WF 1000XM4 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 consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The Sony WF 1000XM4, at 7.1g are lighter than the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro with a difference -2.9g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless since it has no cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have sweat resistance
Sony WF 1000XM4's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Sony WF 1000XM4 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and morning travels. The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro and Sony WF 1000XM4 work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that suites your relaxation time.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro sit well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM4 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro 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 indicate that they produce 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 component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM4's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Sony WF 1000XM4's measurement is 105dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
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 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 WF 1000XM4's battery life is less than that of Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, 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 Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's case is said to have a charge of 29 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sony WF 1000XM4's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro by 13 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 capacity is 53mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery power is 40mAh. less than that of Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro by 13mAh
The Sony WF 1000XM4, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your device and case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF 1000XM4 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro will work well with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 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.
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, which provides high-resolution audio.
Sony WF 1000XM4 support it as well, LDAC, can automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Sony WF 1000XM4 have a latency of 40ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have 6 microphones.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 microphones are 4, less than that of Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Sony WF 1000XM4 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support the find earbuds feature.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you 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.
Also the Sony WF 1000XM4 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The 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. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another device.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have the mute function. It means that you can turn off the device's 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 device.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a control panel on them.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also support voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.