Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tour Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF C500||JBL Tour Pro 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||✗|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✗||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||5.8mm||10mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||10hours||30hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||9meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✗||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✗||✓|
|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 level of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Sony WF C500's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Sony WF C500 have a weight of 10.8g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to move with.
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, JBL Tour Pro 2 are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds together.
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have sweat resistance
Sony WF C500's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
JBL Tour Pro 2 have stereo speakers, what this means is that JBL Tour Pro 2's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF C500 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both Sony WF C500, and JBL Tour Pro 2 have passive noise reduction which implies that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the device.
Sony WF C500 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JBL Tour Pro 2 by 4.2mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
JBL Tour Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates 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 Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
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 Tour Pro 2's battery life is 10 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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sony WF C500's battery life is equal to that of the JBL Tour Pro 2 . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the JBL Tour Pro 2's case has a full charge of 30 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many 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 Tour Pro 2 by 20 hours
It takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF C500's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony WF C500 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF C500 has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of JBL Tour Pro 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony WF C500 have a maximum range of 9meters, less than that of JBL Tour Pro 2 by 1meters
JBL Tour Pro 2 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 JBL Tour Pro 2 will work fine with your iPad. 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 Tour Pro 2 have 6 microphones.
While the Sony WF C500 microphones are 2, less than that of JBL Tour Pro 2 by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
JBL Tour Pro 2 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the desired sound.
JBL Tour Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the JBL Tour Pro 2 support the find earbuds feature.
JBL Tour Pro 2 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Sony WF C500 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 just 30 minutes.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF C500 too have this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the JBL Tour Pro 2, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Sony WF C500 too have a control panel on them.
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.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Sony WF C500 also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
JBL Tour Pro 2 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF C500 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.