Google Pixel Buds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Google Pixel Buds Pro||Sennheiser CX 500BT|
|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||11mm||✗|
|sound pressure level||75db/mw||94db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||16hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||4only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||✗||10,000hz|
|lowest mic frequency||✗||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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Google Pixel Buds Pro's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Google Pixel Buds Pro, 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
Google Pixel Buds Pro have a weight of 12.4g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Sennheiser CX 500BT, at 12g weigh less than the Google Pixel Buds Pro with a difference -0.4g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, Google Pixel Buds Pro are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Google Pixel Buds Pro have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Google Pixel Buds Pro are resistant to sweat
Sennheiser CX 500BT's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Google Pixel Buds Pro 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.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have Active Noise Cancellation making both devices ideal for flights and morning travels. The Google Pixel Buds Pro and Sennheiser CX 500BT operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro sit tightly in place, creating a sound seal that tones down your environment noise while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass. The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this implies that Sennheiser CX 500BT make sound with a juicier bass than the Google Pixel Buds Pro
The Google Pixel Buds Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21,000Hz, this means that Sennheiser CX 500BT can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Google Pixel Buds Pro
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Google Pixel Buds Pro's measurement is 75dB/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. How loud a device is can be taken differently by different persons, so we need to have the means to get an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro's battery life is 11 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. 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 Google Pixel Buds Pro by 3 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Google Pixel Buds Pro's case has a full charge of 20 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.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Google Pixel Buds Pro by 4 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Google Pixel Buds Pro's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Google Pixel Buds Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Google Pixel Buds Pro have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
Google Pixel Buds Pro have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sennheiser CX 500BT has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Google Pixel Buds Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Google Pixel Buds Pro
Google Pixel Buds Pro support AAC, a codec 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 the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Google Pixel Buds Pro will work fine with your iPhone. 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.
Google Pixel Buds Pro support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
Sennheiser CX 500BT support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Google Pixel Buds Pro have 6 microphones.
Sennheiser CX 500BT microphones are 4, less than that of Google Pixel Buds Pro by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest mic frequency is 10,000Hz, high frequencies are better for recording treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known as its upper limiting frequency.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are best for picking up bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
Google Pixel Buds Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Google Pixel Buds Pro support the find earbuds feature.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to locate them.
Google Pixel Buds Pro support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also support this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Google Pixel Buds Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a control panel on them.
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.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Google Pixel Buds Pro come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.