Jabra Elite 85tSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Jabra Elite 85t||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||12mm||✗|
|sound pressure level||✗||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|
IP ratings is the rank of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Jabra Elite 85t'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 Jabra Elite 85t, 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
The Jabra Elite 85t have a weight of 14g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Sennheiser CX 500BT, at 12g weigh less than the Jabra Elite 85t with a difference -2g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Jabra Elite 85t are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds together.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Jabra Elite 85t are resistant to sweat
Sennheiser CX 500BT's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Jabra Elite 85t have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
The Jabra Elite 85t have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have Active Noise Cancellation making both devices ideal for flights and morning travels. The Jabra Elite 85t and Sennheiser CX 500BT work with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that enhances your chill time.
Jabra Elite 85t stay tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down background sounds and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Sennheiser CX 500BT, and Jabra Elite 85t have passive noise reduction which implies that they limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Jabra Elite 85t have a unit size of 12mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass. The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Jabra Elite 85t's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this means that Sennheiser CX 500BT make sound with a juicier bass than the Jabra Elite 85t
The Jabra Elite 85t's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device generates high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21,000Hz, this implies that Sennheiser CX 500BT produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Jabra Elite 85t
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Sennheiser CX 500BT's measurement is 94dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Jabra Elite 85t's battery life is 5.5 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. 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.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's battery life is more than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 2.5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely 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 vendor, and the Jabra Elite 85t'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 many times before recharging the case itself.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 4 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Jabra Elite 85t's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
The Jabra Elite 85t, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
The Jabra Elite 85t have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Jabra Elite 85t support 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 is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Jabra Elite 85t 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.
Sennheiser CX 500BT has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Jabra Elite 85t . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Jabra Elite 85t have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 85t
Jabra Elite 85t support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Jabra Elite 85t will work fine 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 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.
The 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).
The Jabra Elite 85t have 6 microphones.
While the Sennheiser CX 500BT microphones are 4, less than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Jabra Elite 85t have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest mic frequency is 10,000Hz, high frequencies are best for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are best for recording bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
Jabra Elite 85t support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The Jabra Elite 85t have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
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.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Jabra Elite 85t support the find earbuds feature.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you find them.
Jabra Elite 85t support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Jabra Elite 85t support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Jabra Elite 85t have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Jabra Elite 85t, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a control panel on them.
The Jabra Elite 85t 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. Sennheiser CX 500BT have a warranty period of 2Years, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 85t .
The Jabra Elite 85t have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Jabra Elite 85t come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.