Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JLab Go AirSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sennheiser CX 500BT||JLab Go Air|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP44|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||✗||8mm|
|sound pressure level||94dB/mW||103dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||15hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|highest mic frequency||10000Hz||✗|
|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 offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP44, the JLab Go Air's rating is read as, the first value of 4 denotes that they are protected against objects greater than 1.0mm such as wire, 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 JLab Go Air, Sennheiser CX 500BT have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The JLab Go Air have a weight of 10g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Sennheiser CX 500BT, at 12g weigh more than the JLab Go Air by of 2g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, JLab Go Air are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Sennheiser CX 500BT also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the two earbuds .
JLab Go Air 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
JLab Go Air 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 Sennheiser CX 500BT also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to actively counter noise. 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 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
JLab Go Air sit well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The JLab Go Air driver unit is 8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass. The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
JLab Go Air's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this implies that Sennheiser CX 500BT produce a juicier bass than the JLab Go Air
JLab Go Air's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, this means that Sennheiser CX 500BT produce a clearer and crispier treble than the JLab Go Air
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JLab Go Air's measurement is 103dB/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. The sound pressure level, a device is can be perceived differently by separate people, so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
JLab Go Air have neodymium magnets, if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
JLab Go Air's battery life is 5 hours, these last less than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. 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.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's battery life is more than that of JLab Go Air by 3 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and JLab Go Air's case is said to have a charge of 15 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, more than that of JLab Go Air by 1 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the JLab Go Air's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
JLab Go Air's battery power is 43mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
JLab Go Air have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Sennheiser CX 500BT use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The JLab Go Air 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.
Sennheiser CX 500BT has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of JLab Go Air . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JLab Go Air have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JLab Go Air
Sennheiser CX 500BT 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 Sennheiser CX 500BT will work well with your iPad. If you are planning 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 APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The JLab Go Air have 2 microphones.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT microphones are 4, more than that of JLab Go Air by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The JLab Go Air microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The extent of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest mic frequency is 10000Hz, high frequencies are better for recording treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency.
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.
Sennheiser CX 500BT support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Sennheiser CX 500BT support the find earbuds feature.
Sennheiser CX 500BT support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JLab Go Air, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a control panel on them.
The JLab Go Air 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 JLab Go Air .
JLab Go Air support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them in your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.