Bose QuietComfort Earbuds IISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II'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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, 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
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a weight of 12.5g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to move with.
Sony WF C500, at 10.8g weigh less than the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II with a difference -1.7g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are resistant to sweat
Sony WF C500's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF C500 also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have ANC 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 sounds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II stay well in place, creating a sound covering that tones down background noise and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Sony WF C500 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass. The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony WF C500's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
Sony WF C500 have neodymium magnets, if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery life is 6 hours, a device's battery life is commonly 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 4 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's case is said to have a full charge of 18 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 8 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Sony WF C500 takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 0.5 hours
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support USB TYPE-C, an industry-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 laptops, phones, and tablets.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have Bluetooth version of 5.3, 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony WF C500 have a maximum range of 9meters, less than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 1meters
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II will work well with your iPhone. If you are planning 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.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have 8 microphones.
The Sony WF C500 microphones are 2, less than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 6 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support the find earbuds feature.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Sony WF C500 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 just thirty minutes.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF C500 too have the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony WF C500 too have a control panel on them.
Sony WF C500 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 following instruction manuals.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony WF C500 too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Sony WF C500 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.