Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro||Sony WF C500|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10.6mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||92dB/mW||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||10hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||9meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✗|
|has find earbuds feature||✓||✗|
|supports fast charging||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✓||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|has voice prompts||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
In comparison to the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, Sony WF C500 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a weight of 12g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Sony WF C500, at 10.8g weigh less than the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by -1.2g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro are resistant to sweat
Sony WF C500's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF C500 also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that tones down background noise while preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro driver unit is 10.6mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size determines the sound made by the earbuds.
Sony WF C500 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by 4.8mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF C500's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Sony WF C500
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's measurement is 92dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Sony WF C500 have neodymium magnets, when used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help produce music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery life is 8 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Sony WF C500's battery life is more than that of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by 2 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's case has a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sony WF C500's charging case has a battery life of 10 hours, less than that of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by 14 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Sony WF C500 takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by 0.5 hours
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your device and case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony WF C500 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF C500 has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony WF C500 have a maximum range of 9meters, less than that of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by 1meters
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro will work well with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Sony WF C500 support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have 6 microphones.
Sony WF C500 microphones are 2, less than that of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support the find earbuds feature.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Sony WF C500 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF C500 also support the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Sony WF C500 too have a control panel on them.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals.
If covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement a malfunction occurs. Sony WF C500 have a warranty period of 1Years, equal to that of the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro .
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sony WF C500 also have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your bag without a cover can easily damage them.
Sony WF C500 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.