JBL LIVE 300See 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.
Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX5, the JBL LIVE 300's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 5 means that they can withstand medium pressure jet that's 6.3mm diameter, similar to garden hose from any angle for 3 minutes at a distance of 2.5 to 3 metres.
Compared to the JBL LIVE 300, 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, Sony WF C500 has a lower liquid rating than JBL LIVE 300
The JBL LIVE 300 have a weight of 65.7g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Sony WF C500, at 10.8g are lighter than the JBL LIVE 300 with a difference -54.9g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL LIVE 300 are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
JBL LIVE 300 have sweat resistance
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
The earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL LIVE 300 have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL LIVE 300 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony WF C500 and JBL LIVE 300 have stereo speakers
The JBL LIVE 300 stay well in place, creating a sound covering that reduces background sounds while preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Sony WF C500, and JBL LIVE 300 have passive noise reduction which implies that they reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a unit size of 5.8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound made by the earbuds.
Sony WF C500 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, making both Sony WF C500, and JBL LIVE 300 similar in how loud their sound can get , 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The JBL LIVE 300's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Sony WF C500's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device makes high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL LIVE 300's measurement is 95dB/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, if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The JBL LIVE 300's battery life is 6 hours, a device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
Sony WF C500's battery life is more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 4 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and JBL LIVE 300's case has a charge of 14 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables 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 JBL LIVE 300 by 4 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL LIVE 300's battery. It is recommended to charge fully 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 JBL LIVE 300 by 0.5 hours
JBL LIVE 300's battery capacity is 60mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
JBL LIVE 300 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 device and case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The JBL LIVE 300 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony WF C500 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
JBL LIVE 300 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF C500 has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the JBL LIVE 300 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL LIVE 300 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony WF C500 have a maximum range of 9meters, less than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 1meters
JBL LIVE 300 support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because 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 JBL LIVE 300 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 JBL LIVE 300 have 2 microphones.
Sony WF C500 microphones are 2, equal to that of the JBL LIVE 300 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The JBL LIVE 300 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The JBL LIVE 300 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the 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 can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
JBL LIVE 300 have a mute function, they have the option 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 device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The JBL LIVE 300, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Sony WF C500 also have a control panel on them.
The 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.
JBL LIVE 300 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Sony WF C500 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
The JBL LIVE 300 come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Sony WF C500 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.