79points

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)

87points

Sony WF-1000XM4

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Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) vs Sony WF-1000XM4

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
Sony WF-1000XM4

Why is Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) better than Sony WF-1000XM4?

  • 5mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    11mmvs6mm
  • 1.5x longer battery life of the charging case
    ?

    24hvs16h
  • 0.6h shorter charge time
    ?

    0.9hvs1.5h
  • 4g lighter
    ?

    10.6gvs14.6g

Why is Sony WF-1000XM4 better than Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • 2h longer battery life
    ?

    8hvs6h
  • Has LDAC
    ?
  • Has USB Type-C
    ?
  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    40000Hzvs20000Hz

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Price comparison

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)

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Sony WF-1000XM4

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User reviews

Overall rating

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
9.0
10 User reviews
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
9.0/10
10 User reviews
Sony WF-1000XM4
8.5
16 User reviews
Sony WF-1000XM4
8.5/10
16 User reviews

Features

Build quality

8.8/10
10 votes
8.8/10
16 votes

Sound quality

8.9/10
10 votes
9.7/10
16 votes

Design

8.8/10
10 votes
8.6/10
16 votes

Comfort

8.3/10
10 votes
8.1/10
16 votes

Battery life

8.1/10
10 votes
8.8/10
16 votes

Comments

Jolapeno

Jolapeno

3 months ago

10 / 10

A leap forward in audio excellence

Jolapeno

Jolapeno

3 months ago

10 / 10

Second-generation AirPods Pro have taken the already stellar reputation of Apple's wireless earbuds to new heights. Building upon the success of their predecessors, these remarkable earbuds offer an unparalleled audio experience, enhanced comfort, and cutting-edge features that make them a top-tier choice for both audiophiles and casual listeners alike.

Pros

  • Transparency mode
  • Active Noise Cancellation

Cons

    6 users found this helpful
    Artyt

    Artyt

    11 months ago

    10 / 10

    Apple built unbelievable great sound.

    Artyt

    Artyt

    11 months ago

    10 / 10

    If you doubt, why Apple didn't put Hi-Res codec in. Don't care. Apple built great sound from AAC codec Unbelievable !!. Amazing ANC and Transparent. It's almost perfect accept boring design and still Lightning!!

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Amazing ANC and Transparent
    • Many features (just for iPhone)
    • Volume control already add in.

    Cons

    • Why still Lightning!!
    • not support Hi-res (but not issue)
    • Boring design.
    4 users found this helpful
    Kyle

    Kyle

    2 months ago

    3 / 10

    Most overrated rubbish

    Kyle

    Kyle

    2 months ago

    3 / 10

    I honestly cannot understand the hype of these. Fall out constantly, very difficult to press the buttons without knocking it out of your ear. Battery life is ok but tbh there never used long enought to actually run out of charge. Looking to swap to some Jbl Tunes (how I found this comparison. Atm I jave some Jlab fit sport 3 as its handy to be able to hang them when not in use and I dare say even they are a vast improvement over another overrated apple product

    3 users found this helpful

    Design

    Fit

    In-ear

    In-ear

    The fit of the earbuds.
    The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
    weight

    10.6g

    14.6g

    We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
    has no wires or cables
    βœ”Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ”Sony WF-1000XM4
    True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
    wingtips included
    βœ–Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ–Sony WF-1000XM4
    These earbuds come with wingtips that can be attached for a more secure fit. Wingtips come in handy for sports and other physical activities. When used correctly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
    sweat resistance
    βœ”Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ”Sony WF-1000XM4
    Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
    is dustproof and water-resistant
    βœ–Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ–Sony WF-1000XM4
    The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
    has RGB lighting
    βœ–Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ–Sony WF-1000XM4
    RGB lighting allows you to choose between millions of colors and customize the look of your PC components.
    has stereo speakers
    βœ”Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ”Sony WF-1000XM4
    Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

    Sound quality

    has active noise cancellation (ANC)
    βœ”Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ”Sony WF-1000XM4
    This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
    has passive noise reduction
    βœ”Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ”Sony WF-1000XM4
    The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
    The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
    The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
    highest frequency

    20000Hz

    40000Hz

    The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
    has Dolby Atmos
    βœ”Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ”Sony WF-1000XM4
    Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. By doing so, Dolby Atmos allows for immersive, 360-degree sound.
    impedance

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen))

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-1000XM4)

    Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
    sound pressure level

    100dB/mW

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-1000XM4)

    Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
    has a neodymium magnet
    βœ–Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ”Sony WF-1000XM4
    Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

    Power

    The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
    The battery life of the charging case as given by the manufacturer. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your headphones on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
    charge time

    0.9h

    1.5h

    The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
    battery power

    50mAh

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-1000XM4)

    Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
    has wireless charging
    βœ”Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ”Sony WF-1000XM4
    It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
    has a battery level indicator
    βœ”Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ”Sony WF-1000XM4
    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
    has a rechargeable battery
    βœ”Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ”Sony WF-1000XM4
    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

    Connectivity

    Has USB Type-C
    βœ–Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ”Sony WF-1000XM4
    The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
    Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
    has LDAC
    βœ–Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ”Sony WF-1000XM4
    LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
    has aptX Adaptive
    βœ–Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ–Sony WF-1000XM4
    aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
    has aptX Low Latency
    βœ–Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ–Sony WF-1000XM4
    aptX Low Latency is a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag (e.g. when playing games).
    has aptX HD
    βœ–Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ–Sony WF-1000XM4
    aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
    has aptX
    βœ–Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ–Sony WF-1000XM4
    aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
    has aptX Lossless
    βœ–Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ–Sony WF-1000XM4
    aptX Lossless is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 16-bit/44.1kHz audio (at a maximum bit rate of 1200kbps). This codec provides CD-quality audio without any loss of data.
    audio latency

    126ms

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-1000XM4)

    Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your headphones/earbuds. Lower latency reduces audio lag, and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.

    Features

    has ambient sound mode
    βœ”Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ”Sony WF-1000XM4
    Ambient sound mode uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. 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 jogging but still want to be able to hear traffic.
    has in/on-ear detection
    βœ”Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ”Sony WF-1000XM4
    Sensors can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused, saving battery life.
    has find earbuds feature
    βœ”Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ”Sony WF-1000XM4
    You can use the app to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
    Supports fast charging
    βœ”Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ”Sony WF-1000XM4
    Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
    multipoint count
    βˆ…

    Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen): Not applicable

    2

    Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
    has a mute function
    βœ”Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ”Sony WF-1000XM4
    The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
    can be used as a headset
    βœ”Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ”Sony WF-1000XM4
    A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
    control panel placed on a device
    βœ”Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ”Sony WF-1000XM4
    There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
    warranty period

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen))

    1 years

    When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Note: This may vary by region.

    Microphone

    More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
    has a noise-canceling microphone
    βœ”Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
    βœ”Sony WF-1000XM4
    These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
    mic sensitivity

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen))

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-1000XM4)

    It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
    highest mic frequency

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen))

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-1000XM4)

    The highest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording treble.
    lowest mic frequency

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen))

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-1000XM4)

    The lowest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording bass.

    Price comparison

    Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)

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    Sony WF-1000XM4

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