Whether you’re using a headset for work or for listening to music, or even watching a movie, you want a great audio experience.
In the case of work, you’re likely engaged in actions that involve the use of Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, or any number of the other available video conferencing applications available today.
You might have replaced your traditional office desk phone with a new computer based Softphone from companies like RingCentral, Dialpad or maybe Logmein. Whatever your business use, being able to be heard loud and clear, and being able to hear loud and clear are must haves.
In this blog I’m going to compare the Sony XM4 headphones to the new French made Premium wireless headphones from Orosound. Specifically, the Orosound Tilde Pro
Sony XM4 and Tilde Pro headphones at a glance
We’ve all heard of Sony, but the truth is, nobody has heard of Orosound. Should that dissuade you from considering this new product? I’d say if you did rule it out based on it not having brand recognition, you’d be missing out on a product well worth your time to consider, and even your money to buy.
With that said, let’s see how these two models stack up, and which one will come out on top.
Before I jump into the details, I did want to let you know that I recorded a side-by-side product comparison Youtube video here. In this video, you’ll not only be able to see the two products, but you’ll be able to hear how they sound.
Lastly, you’ll be able to hear how well both do when put up against distracting noises such as office noise, dogs barking and even against our signature blender test. So make sure to check it out, and if you do, I’d appreciate it if you hit the like button, or even subscribe if you find the content to be helpful.
Sony XM4 vs Tilde Pro Showdown Video!
To begin, many things between these two headsets are similar. For example:
- Both have dual ear speakers
- Both use Bluetooth version 5.0
- Both connect to a PC as well as to a mobile phone or tablet
- The Sony XM4 weighs 8.96 ounces, and the Tilde Pro weighs 8.7 ounces
- Both models have Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) with 4 mics - more on this later
- With both, you can hear your surroundings by pressing a button on the headset
- Both models allow you to connect to two devices simultaneously
- Both models have Apps for making headset adjustments
- Both models come with a voice assistant capability
- Battery life - XM4 - 30 hours with a 3 hour recharge time - Orosound Tilde Pro - 28 hours with a 2 hour recharge time
- Both models provide HD audio with 40 mm drivers
- Pricing: XM4 - $349.99 - Tilde Pro - $329.99 - $399.99, depending on the model
As you can see, these two headsets are similar in many ways. It would be natural at this point to ask the question, how are they different then?
Diifferences of Sony XM4 VS Tilde Pro
- The Sony XM4 has a line of sight wireless rating of up to 30 feet. By comparison, the Orosound Tilde Pro has a wireless range of up to 65 feet.
- The Sony XM4 comes with a 1-year warranty, where the Orosound Tilde Pro comes with a full 3-year warranty
- The Sony XM4 has multiple microphones built into the earcups. The Orosound Tilde Pro has 6 noise cancelling microphones built into the earcups, but it also has an additional boom microphone that’s removable for those times when you’re listening to music or watching a movie.
- The Orosound Tilde Pro can be used as a wired headset when the battery is being charged. The Sony XM4 cannot. When it’s being charged, the headset is unavailable.
- The Orosound Tilde Pro has two different sizes of ear cushions available; against the ear, and around the ear. The Sony XM4 offers one size only.
- The Sony XM4 has a proximity sensor in the headset. This senses when you have the headset on, and when you take it off. When listening to music, for example, and you take off the headphones, your music will automatically pause. Once the headphones have been put back on, the music resumes.
Now that you’ve seen some things that these two headphones have in common, and some of the things that make them different, which one is better? Well, it’s a little too early to answer that question because we haven’t run them through some sound tests. Well at least not yet in this blog, because we did test them both for audio quality, and their ability to remove unwanted background noise.
Specifically, our background noise tests comprised of these:
- Dogs barking
- Office noise
- Fan / wind noise
- Blender test
Though some of these sounds may not be typical to your place of work, especially in the case of the blender test. But, my intent was to throw different types of sounds at these two headphones to see how well they handled them.
If you watched the video, you probably came to your own conclusion which one sounded better. After all, sound quality is pretty subjective wouldn’t you agree? To me, this is how I rated them.
I thought the Orosound Tilde Pro did a better job to remove background noise. I also thought that it sounded better for voice audio. This isn’t to say that Sony did a bad job, but I do think the Orosound Tilde Pro did a better job in both tests. So, with that said, which one is best? That all depends on your needs.
If you want new headphones for listening to music or movies for example, then the Sony XM4 is your best choice.
Compared to the Orosound Tilde Pro, it just had a more pleasing sound. The bass was bassier, the mids were, well, midier and the same could be said for the highs. All in all, the Sony is better if entertainment is your intended use.
If you plan on using your headphones for work and play, then hands down your very best choice is the Orosound Tilde Pro.
This headset will reduce more unwanted background noise compared to the Sony, and your voice quality will be better too.
And, as frosting on the cake, you’ll get longer wireless talk range (twice as much), you’ll have a busy light to let those around you know you’re on a call, and a removable microphone boom for those times when you want to listen to your favorite tunes. The cherry on top is you’ll have three times the warranty for much longer peace of mind.
Both of these headphones are exceptional
So, it really comes down to your needs. If you’re using them for entertainment, then Sony is the way to go. If you’re on a lot of Softphone calls, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Dialpad, Logmein and other widely used business Apps, then the Orosound Tilde Pro is your better choice.
You might agree, and you might not. But, this is my take when I place these two headphones side-by-side. Remember, if you want to buy either of these two headphones, make sure to reference coupon code YOUTUBE when shopping on our website. This will give you an instant discount, and who doesn’t like saving money?