Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EXSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX||Sony WF C500|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP57||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9.2mm||5.8mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||10hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||9meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|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 is the rank of protection offered by a casing, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP57, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's rating for solids indicates that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety, and the second value of 7 means that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
In comparison to the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, Sony WF C500 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX has a higher liquid rating than Sony WF C500
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a weight of 12g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Sony WF C500, at 10.8g weigh less than the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX with a difference -1.2g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the two earbuds together.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have sweat resistance
Sony WF C500's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have stereo speakers, what this means is that Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF C500 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero thus "diluting" the noise.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down background noise and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Sony WF C500, and Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have passive noise reduction this implies that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a unit size of 9.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size dictates the loudness of the device.
Sony WF C500 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 3.4mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component 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 can produce equal bass
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
The Sony WF C500 have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery life is 8 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sony WF C500's battery life is more than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's case is said to have a full charge of 20 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables 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 Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 10 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Sony WF C500 takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 1 hours
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery power is 70mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your device and case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony WF C500 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows 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 Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony WF C500 have a maximum range of 9meters, less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 1meters
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX will work fine with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , 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.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have 6 microphones.
Sony WF C500 microphones are 2, less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Sony WF C500 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF C500 also support this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Sony WF C500 also have a control panel on them.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a warranty period of 3 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.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Sony WF C500 have a warranty period of 1Years, less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 2 Years .
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony WF C500 also have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF C500 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.