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Compare Sony WF-1000XM4 Earbuds Vs Logitech Zone True Wireless

Sony always seem to be the luxury brand in the world of consumer electronics. Whenever we consider purchasing a earbud, there would always seem to be a better and more affordable option. In this review, we compare the key specifications to between some of the more popular earbuds in the stores.

We had previously reviewed the Logitech Zone True Wireless Earbuds, which is a new but have impressively good design specifications to serve as the benchmark for comparison. This is despite the fact that the earbud is still not released at this time of writing.

Logitech Zone True Wireless Earbuds
Logitech Zone True Wireless Earbuds

Reasons to Buy the Logitech Zone True Wireless Ear Buds

  • IP68 Rating: It is dust-tight and water resistant in shallow water. However, Logitech did not state the depth and duration of the test.
  • Charging case has IP54 rating. In fact, most brands that we reviewed do not have any IP rating for their cases.
  • Earwings to ensure that the earbuds can easily fit most ears without dropping off.
  • Driver is 12mm, versus 6mm used in Sony.

 

Reasons to Buy the Sony WF-1000XM4 Ear Buds
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  • Bone conductor sensor provides clearer voice when speaking. It only picks up vibrations from your voice – it doesn’t register ambient sound – enabling even clearer speech when making calls.
Sony Bone Conductor Sensor
Sony Bone Conductor Sensor
  • Apart from the bone conductor sensor, Sony WF-1000XM4 Earbuds do not have much significant advantage over Logitech Zone True Wireless Earbuds.
  • Bluetooth 5.2 is not significantly better than 5 or 5.1. The operating range is still dependent on the line of sight, failure which the range is about 10m in most cases and not the full 800 ft theoretical ranges.
  • Surprisingly, Sony is using a relatively small driver as compared to almost every other earbuds in the market.

The WF-1000XM4 now supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless.Thanks to specially designed 6mm drivers, they reproduce a dynamic sound despite their small size, and the high compliance diaphragm reproduces a rich bass range. The Integrated Processor V1 also enhances sound quality and reduces distortion, and enables LDAC codec processing and DSEE Extreme.

Even though Logitech is a newcomer in the wireless Earbud battle, their first Zone True Wireless is as good, if not better than Sony, Jabra and Apple who has been making earbuds for some time.

The main advantage of Logitech Zone True Wireless are the IP68 rating, and a much longer battery life. If these two specifications are not important to you, then which earphones to pick could be a matter of the price depending on where you plan to buy them.

Below is a detailed comparison chart of the specifications. The specifications in bold are highlights of the differences to take note of, which could be good or bad.

Tech SpecsApple Airpods ProJabra Elite 85tLogitech Zone True WirelessSony WF-1000XM4
Earbuds
Weight (each earbud)5.4g7g6.5g7.3g
Earbuds IP RatingIPX4IPX4IP68IPX4
Driver13mm12mm12mm6mm
Ear Wings for FittingNilNoYesNo
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)YesYesYesYes
Transparency (Hear Through)YesYesYesYes
Wind Noise ReductionNoYesYesYes
Mems Microphone per earbud2332
Bluetooth Version55.155.2
Operating Range10m10m30m30m
Paired Device88TBC10
Multi-Connect and Switching2222
In-Ear Pressure ReliefYesYesNoNo
Proximity/Optical/Ear SensorYesYesYesYes
Bone Conduction SensorNoNoNoYes
Motion-detecting accelerometerYesNoNoNo
Speech-detecting accelerometerYesNoNoNo
Force sensorYesNoNoNo
Power
Music Time (ANC Off)5h7h12h12h
Music Time (ANC On)4.5h5.5h9h8h
Total Time + Charge Case (ANC On)24h25h31.5h24h
Charging Case
Qi-Certified Wireless ChargingYes5WYesYes
USB-C ConnectorNilYesYesYes
Other Charging MethodsYesNoNoYes
Fast Charge For 1 hour usage5mins15mins2.5mins5mins
Charging Case IP RatingNilNilIP54Nil
Warranty (years)1221

 

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