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Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) with Charging Case vs. Sony WH-1000XM4 + 5

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

£111.60

£122.10 Incl. delivery
Sony WH-1000XM4

Sony WH-1000XM4

£199.00

Free delivery
Sony WF-1000XM3

Sony WF-1000XM3

£76.80

£86.75 Incl. delivery
Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) with Wireless Charging Case

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) with Wireless Charging Case

“Wireless connection”

£82.99

£102.00 Incl. delivery
SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless

£289.00

Free delivery
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

£198.00

£219.99 Incl. delivery
Frequency range (max)
21000 Hz
40000 Hz
20000 Hz
40000 Hz
Frequency range (min)
5 Hz
4 Hz
20 Hz
10 Hz
20 Hz
Impedance
47 Ω
32 Ω
32 Ω
Microphone
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Power handling capacity
Sensitivity
104.5 dB/mW
92 dB/mW
110 dB/mW
Wired (Headphone> Audio source)
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Type of connector
3.5mm
USB
3.5mm
2.5mm, 3.5mm
Wireless
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless connection
2.4 Ghz (RF)/Bluetooth
2.4 Ghz (RF)/Bluetooth
Bluetooth codec
AAC
LDAC, SBC, AAC
SBC, AAC
SBC, AAC
SBC, AAC, Scalable
Bluetooth profile
A2DP
HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP
A2DP
HFP, A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
Battery life (in use)
5 h
30 h
6 h
5 h
10 h
20 h
6 h
Attachment type
Ear canal
Headband
Ear canal
Ear canal
Headband
Headband
Ear canal
Available colours
White, Blue, Red, Green
Black, White, Silver, Blue, Pink
Black, White, Silver, Pink
White, Blue
Black, White, Grey, Red
Black, White, Silver, Grey, Blue, Gold, Pink
Black, White, Silver, Brown, Blue, Red, Pink, Bronze
Headset
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Driver size
40 mm
6 mm
40 mm
12 mm
Product weight
8 g
254 g
8.5 g
4 g
687 g
250 g
5.6 g
Features
Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, True Wireless
Folding, Supports NFC, Charging via USB, Active noise cancellation (ANC)
Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, QI Charging, True Wireless
Detachable cable, Charging via USB, Suitable for gaming, Active noise cancellation (ANC)
Buttons/controls adapted for iPhone, Intended for sports use, Active noise cancellation (ANC), QI Charging, True Wireless
IP code (level of dust/water resistance)
IPX4
IPX2
Acoustic design
Open
Closed
Closed
Open
Closed
Closed
Closed
Control
Play/Pause, Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Volume
Next song, Previous song, Volume, Answer button
Volume
Next song, Previous song, Volume
Volume
Driver technology
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
Type
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Surround
Stereo 2.0
Stereo 2.0
Number of channels
7.1
Simulated surround sound
Yes
Release year
2021
2020
2020
2021
2018
2019
2021