Updated on June 19th, 2022
Sony's latest true wireless earbuds have arrived, and we believe they are the greatest earbuds the firm has produced so far. Are they, however, the greatest noise-canceling earbuds on the market? Despite the significant progress in noise-canceling true wireless in recent years, the struggle for dominance is essentially between Bose and Sony.
Bose debuted their full wireless attempt in 2020, followed by Sony in 2021. They both appeal to the same market and scored five ratings, so this truly is a battle of wireless titans.
So, which of the Sony WF-1000XM4 versus Bose QuietComfort Earbuds is the better truly wireless option?
The oval-shaped casing, bigger touch screens, copper ANC mic housings, and larger touch panel distinguish the Sony WF-1000XM4. These buds are water and sweat-resistant, with an IPX4 grade. Overall, the redesign is more sleek, durable, and ear-pleasing.
After establishing the standard with the slim 700 Headphones, we expected Bose QC earbuds to be more creative in their design of the QuietComfort Earbuds. The outcome is remarkable, but not in a good way. It is extremely hefty and unwieldy, and it lacks style.
Sony provides a more portable and appealing charging case. In the charging ports, the buds are flat. The front-facing LED that shows battery level and pairing status is bigger.
The lid is adorned with a gold Sony logo. It fits into any pocket without feeling bulky. The charging backpack from Bose is the largest and heaviest in its class.
Sony's revision aimed to increase on-ear stability as well. The inserted memory foam tips, however, do not give the snug, secure fit that was promised. The large size of the QuietComfort Earbuds might be intimidating at times. As you wear them for longer periods of time, the sound port presses against the concha.
The winner? Sony WF-1000XM4
The Sony WF-1000XM4 outperforms the QuietComfort Earbuds in audio performance because of its fuller bass frequencies, great levels of clarity, and rhythmic agility. The DSEE Extreme Audio Upscaling technology, first introduced in the Sony WF-1000XM4 over-ear headphones, is also included in these headphones. Although they might not have the same depth of sound as the Sony WF1000XM4, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds provide a fantastic soundscape and are really fun to listen to.
Bose's Active EQ technology automatically raises the bass and treble depending on the loudness. At all volumes, the music sounds vibrant, with lows that aren't harsh or strident and highs that are pleasing to the ear.
You cannot change the EQ settings in the Bose Music app. Dolby Atmos and Sony's 360 Reality Audio are supported by Sony headphones. Spatial Audio material from Apple Music is supported with the QuietComfort Earbuds.
In addition, we believe the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds have the finest call quality of any wireless earbuds. Although the WF-1000XM4 may make crisp calls, it is not as excellent as the Bose.
Both of these buds are absolutely fantastic in blocking out the rest of the world. If you want to go deeper, there are some slight differences: Sony's buds don't totally filter low drones as Bose's do, but a little amount of music compensates. Sony's buds, on the other hand, perform a little better job of suppressing high-frequency noises, to the point where music at medium level effectively eliminates practically all distractions. You simply cannot go wrong with either pair here; both outperform the competition.
Sony's pair also outperforms the competition in terms of next-generation battery life, with 8 hours per charge (3 hours longer than Apple's AirPods Pro), and that's with ANC and/or transparency mode enabled. They are rated for up to 12 hours of charge-free listening without it. Bose's QuietComfort Earbuds, on the other hand, have a middling-but-respectable battery life of 6 hours with Active Noise Canceling or transparency mode turned on. Both buds come with two extra charges in the case, but if that extra charge translates to greater listening time, it's a better deal.
The choice should be easy for most people, at the same price: go with Sony. Sony WF-1000XM4 supports Bluetooth codecs better and offers a better fit for most people with foam ear tips.
Sony earbuds are smaller and more portable than other brands. We also find them more attractive. The Sony earbuds are easy to integrate into any lifestyle thanks to their longer battery life and faster charging.
The Bose Quietcomfort Earbuds are almost a year old, so there will be more discounts. Bose’s earbuds are great bargains. Although the earbuds might not be as durable as the new Sony models, they still rank among the top true wireless earbuds available.
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