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.
|Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX
|Sony WF C500
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|has no wires or cables
|has stereo speakers
|has active noise cancellation (noise control)
|has passive noise reduction
|driver unit size
|has a neodymium magnet
|battery life of charging case
|has wireless charging
|has a battery level indicator
|has usb type-c
|maximum bluetooth range
|has aptx adaptive
|number of microphones
|has a noise-canceling microphone
|has ambient sound mode
|supports fast charging
|has a mute function
|control panel placed on a device
|has voice prompts
|travel bag is included
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IP ratings is the rank of protection given by a casing, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP57, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's rating is read as, the first number of 5 denotes 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 of liquids 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 take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Sony WF C500, at 10.8g are lighter than the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by -1.2g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have sweat resistance
Sony WF C500's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony WF C500 and Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced technology to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX sit well in place, creating a sound covering that tones down background sounds while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the sound made by the device.
Sony WF C500 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 3.4mm , a common assumption 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.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony WF C500's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
Sony WF C500 have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX'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 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 Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 2 hours . Every 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 have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's case has a full charge of 20 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging 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 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery. It is recommended 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 Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 1 hours
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery capacity is 70mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and charging case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony WF C500 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, 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 used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX will work well with your iPad. 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 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).
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have 6 microphones.
While the Sony WF C500 microphones are 2, less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have 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 to still be heard even while wearing them
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Sony WF C500 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
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 access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Sony WF C500 too 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.
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, less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 2 Years .
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony WF C500 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Sony WF C500 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.