Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JLab Go AirSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JLab Go Air||Sony WF C500|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP44||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||8mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||103dB/mW||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✓|
|battery life of charging case||15hours||10hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✗||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||9meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||2only|
|EXTRAS||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 rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IP44, the JLab Go Air's rating for solids indicates 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, Sony WF C500 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 prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The Sony WF C500, at 10.8g are heavier than the JLab Go Air by of 0.8g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, JLab Go Air are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires connecting the two earbuds .
JLab Go Air are resistant to sweat
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
JLab Go Air have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony WF C500 and JLab Go Air have stereo speakers
The JLab Go Air sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Sony WF C500, and JLab Go Air have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The JLab Go Air driver unit is 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size determines the loudness of the device.
Sony WF C500 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JLab Go Air by 2.2mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
JLab Go Air's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, 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 produce equal bass
JLab Go Air's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
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.
JLab Go Air have neodymium magnets, if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
Sony WF C500 too have it, devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. It is also known that they produce more bass and clearer high notes.
JLab Go Air's battery life is 5 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 have to charge the device less often.
Sony WF C500's battery life is more than that of JLab Go Air by 5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and JLab Go Air's case has a full charge of 15 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 JLab Go Air by 5 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the JLab Go Air's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Sony WF C500 takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of JLab Go Air by 1 hours
JLab Go Air's battery power is 43mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
JLab Go Air have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Sony WF C500 support 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 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, equal to that of the JLab Go Air . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JLab Go Air have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony WF C500 have a maximum range of 9meters, less than that of JLab Go Air by 1meters
Sony WF C500 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 Sony WF C500 will work fine with your MacBook. 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 JLab Go Air have 2 microphones.
While the Sony WF C500 microphones are 2, equal to that of the JLab Go Air . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The JLab Go Air microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The magnitude of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the earbud microphone can pick up.
Sony WF C500 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Sony WF C500 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
With the JLab Go Air, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony WF C500 also 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.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement a malfunction occurs. Sony WF C500 have a warranty period of 1Years, less than that of JLab Go Air by 1 Years .
The JLab Go Air have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Sony WF C500 also have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Sony WF C500 come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your bag without a cover can easily damage them.