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||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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the level of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP44, the JLab Go Air's rating is read as, the first number 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.
In comparison 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
JLab Go Air have a weight of 10g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT, at 12g are heavier than the JLab Go Air with a difference of 2g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, JLab Go Air are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
JLab Go Air are resistant to sweat
Sennheiser CX 500BT's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
JLab Go Air have stereo speakers, what this means is that JLab Go Air's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
The JLab Go Air stay well in place, creating a sound covering that reduces background sounds and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
JLab Go Air driver unit is 8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass. A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
JLab Go Air's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this implies that Sennheiser CX 500BT can produce a juicier bass than the JLab Go Air
The JLab Go Air'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 on its way through.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21,000Hz, this implies that Sennheiser CX 500BT generate a clearer and crispier treble than the JLab Go Air
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, 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 different persons, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The JLab Go Air have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, 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 commonly 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 JLab Go Air by 3 hours . 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 have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the JLab Go Air's case has a full charge of 15 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging 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 takes 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 for the first time.
JLab Go Air's battery power is 43mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The JLab Go Air have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
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.
The 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. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides 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 fine with your iPhone. 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.
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.
While the Sennheiser CX 500BT microphones are 4, more than that of JLab Go Air by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The JLab Go Air microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The vastness 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.
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 known as its upper limiting frequency.
The 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.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
Sennheiser CX 500BT have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Sennheiser CX 500BT have a find earbuds feature.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
With the JLab Go Air, so you can easily 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
If covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Sennheiser CX 500BT have a warranty period of 2Years, equal to that of the JLab Go Air .
The JLab Go Air support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.