JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL LIVE 300||Sony WF C500|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX5||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||5.8mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||95dB/mW||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||14hours||10hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||9meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||2only|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✗|
|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 is the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX5, the JBL LIVE 300's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number 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 take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to transport.
Sony WF C500, at 10.8g are lighter than the JBL LIVE 300 by -54.9g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, JBL LIVE 300 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds together.
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
JBL LIVE 300 have sweat resistance
Sony WF C500's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
An 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 for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL LIVE 300 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
The JBL LIVE 300 stay well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a unit size of 5.8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound made by the device.
Sony WF C500 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, making both devices 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 find it difficult to produce high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
JBL LIVE 300's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low audible frequencies 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
JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, 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, when used in earbuds 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.
The JBL LIVE 300's battery life is 6 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.
Sony WF C500's battery life is more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 4 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.
This is given by the vendor, and the JBL LIVE 300's case is said to have a full charge of 14 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging 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 fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
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 power is 60mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
JBL LIVE 300 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your device and charging case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The JBL LIVE 300 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony WF C500 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The JBL LIVE 300 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.
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 to connect 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 that is 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 JBL LIVE 300 will work fine with your iPhone. If you intend 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.
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 background sounds.
The JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
JBL LIVE 300 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are 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 charge the earbuds.
The Sony WF C500 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
JBL LIVE 300 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF C500 too have the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The JBL LIVE 300, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
JBL LIVE 300 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Sony WF C500 too support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
JBL LIVE 300 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF C500 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.