Devialet GeminiSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Devialet Gemini||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||10mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||94dB/mW||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||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||2only||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|
IP ratings refer to the rating of protection offered by a casing, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Devialet Gemini's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes 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 Devialet Gemini, 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
Devialet Gemini have a weight of 8g . We take in account a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Sony WF C500, at 10.8g are heavier than the Devialet Gemini by of 2.8g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Devialet Gemini are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Devialet Gemini are resistant to sweat
Sony WF C500's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Devialet Gemini have stereo speakers, what this means is that Devialet Gemini's 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 Devialet Gemini have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes 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) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Devialet Gemini have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
Devialet Gemini sit well in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both Sony WF C500, and Devialet Gemini have passive noise reduction which means that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Devialet Gemini have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the loudness of the device.
Sony WF C500 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Devialet Gemini by 4.2mm , 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
Devialet Gemini's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Sony WF C500's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Devialet Gemini produce a juicier bass than the Sony WF C500
Devialet Gemini's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Devialet Gemini's measurement is 94dB/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 audio devices 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.
Devialet Gemini's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, 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 Devialet Gemini by 4 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Devialet Gemini's case is said to have a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Sony WF C500's charging case has a battery life of 10 hours, less than that of Devialet Gemini by 8 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Devialet Gemini's battery. It is recommended to charge fully 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 Devialet Gemini by 1 hours
Devialet Gemini's battery capacity is 55mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Devialet Gemini, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Devialet Gemini have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Devialet Gemini have 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.
The Devialet Gemini have Bluetooth version of 5, 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, equal to that of the Devialet Gemini . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Devialet Gemini have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony WF C500 have a maximum range of 9meters, less than that of Devialet Gemini by 1meters
Devialet Gemini 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Devialet Gemini will work well with your iPhone. 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.
The Devialet Gemini support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Devialet Gemini have 2 microphones.
Sony WF C500 microphones are 2, equal to that of the Devialet Gemini . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
Devialet Gemini use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Devialet Gemini support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
Devialet Gemini support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Devialet Gemini have a find earbuds feature.
Devialet Gemini support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Sony WF C500 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Sony WF C500 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Devialet Gemini, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Sony WF C500 too have a control panel on them.
The Devialet Gemini 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.
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 Devialet Gemini by 1 Years .
The Devialet Gemini support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony WF C500 also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
Devialet Gemini come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF C500 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.