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Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) with Charging Case vs. Sony WH-1000XM4 + 4

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) with Charging Case

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) with Charging Case

Full Star 1Full Star 2Full Star 3Full Star 4Half Star 5
4.2

£116.46

£119.00 Incl. delivery
Sony WH-1000XM4

Sony WH-1000XM4

£199.00

£217.95 Incl. delivery
Sony WF-1000XM3

Sony WF-1000XM3

£76.80

£86.75 Incl. delivery
Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Full Star 1Full Star 2Full Star 3Full Star 4Half Star 5
4.2
“Fit”

£129.90

£159.90 Incl. delivery
Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) with Wireless Charging Case

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) with Wireless Charging Case

“Wireless connection”

£69.98

£107.00 Incl. delivery
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

£198.00

£248.00 Incl. delivery
Frequency range (max)
21000 Hz
40000 Hz
20000 Hz
Frequency range (min)
5 Hz
4 Hz
20 Hz
Impedance
47 Ω
32 Ω
Microphone
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Power handling capacity
Sensitivity
104.5 dB/mW
Wired (Headphone> Audio source)
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Type of connector
3.5mm
USB
2.5mm, 3.5mm
2.5mm, 3.5mm
Wireless
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless connection
2.4 Ghz (RF)/Bluetooth
Bluetooth codec
AAC
LDAC, SBC, AAC
SBC, AAC
SBC, AAC
SBC, AAC
Bluetooth profile
A2DP
HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP
HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP
A2DP
Bluetooth version
5.0
5.0
4.1
5.0
5.0
Battery life (in use)
5 h
30 h
6 h
20 h
5 h
20 h
Attachment type
Ear canal
Headband
Ear canal
Headband
Ear canal
Headband
Available colours
White, Blue, Red, Green
Black, White, Silver, Blue, Pink
Black, White, Silver, Pink
Black, Silver, Grey, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Pink
White, Blue
Black, White, Silver, Grey, Blue, Gold, Pink
Headset
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Driver size
40 mm
6 mm
40 mm
Product weight
8 g
254 g
8.5 g
235 g
4 g
250 g
Features
Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, Active noise cancellation (ANC), True Wireless
Folding, Supports NFC, Charging via USB, Active noise cancellation (ANC)
Folding, Supports NFC, Active noise cancellation (ANC), True Wireless
Detachable cable, Folding, Multi Point, Supports NFC, Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, Charging via USB, Active noise cancellation (ANC)
Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, Active noise cancellation (ANC), QI Charging, True Wireless
Detachable cable, Active noise cancellation (ANC)
IP code (level of dust/water resistance)
IPX4
IPX4
Acoustic design
Open
Closed
Closed
Closed
Open
Closed
Channels
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Control
Play/Pause, Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Volume
Play/Pause, Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Next song, Previous song, Volume
Driver technology
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Earpiece design
In ear
Over ear
In ear
Over ear
In ear
Over ear
Release year
2021
2020
2020
2017
2021
2019