Audio Technica ATH CKS50TWSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW||Sennheiser CX 500BT|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9mm||✗|
|sound pressure level||110db/mw||94db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||16hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||✗||4only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||8,000hz||10,000hz|
|lowest mic frequency||100hz||100hz|
|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|
IP ratings is the rating of protection offered by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW, Sennheiser CX 500BT 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
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a weight of 16g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT, at 12g weigh less than the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by -4g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Sennheiser CX 500BT also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the two earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have sweat resistance
Sennheiser CX 500BT's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
An earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sennheiser CX 500BT and Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero thus "diluting" the noise.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have ANC making both devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW and Sennheiser CX 500BT work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that suites your relaxation time.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW stay well in place, creating a sound seal that tones down background noise well as preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a unit size of 9mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass. A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the device.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21,000Hz, this implies that Sennheiser CX 500BT produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's measurement is 110dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's sound pressure level measurement is 94dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be perceived differently by different people, so we need to have the means to get an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's battery life is 20 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's battery life is less than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 12 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's case has a charge of 30 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 14 hours
It requires 3 hours to fully charge the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW 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.
Sennheiser CX 500BT has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support AAC, a codec that is 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW will work fine with your MacBook. If you intend 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 Sennheiser CX 500BT 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.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Sennheiser CX 500BT support APTX Adaptive as well which means both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as reducing interference from other devices.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have 4 microphones.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's highest mic frequency is 8,000Hz, high frequencies are better for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known as its upper limiting frequency.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest mic frequency is 10,000Hz, lower than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by Hz . A microphone, that reach a high frequency of up to 140000Hz is considered among the best today
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are better for picking up bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW . With today's microphones, you can have a frequency starting from around 1Hz.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Sennheiser CX 500BT support the find earbuds feature.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the Sennheiser CX 500BT too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support multipoint of 2 connections, this 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.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also have this function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also have a control panel on them.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.