Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Marshall Minor IIISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Marshall Minor III||Sennheiser CX 500BT|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✗||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✗||✓|
|driver unit size||12mm||✗|
|sound pressure level||✗||94dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||25hours||16hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|has aptx hd||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||4only|
|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 is the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Marshall Minor III's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes 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.
In comparison to the Marshall Minor III, Sennheiser CX 500BT have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
Marshall Minor III have a weight of 8g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT, at 12g are heavier than the Marshall Minor III with a difference of 4g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Marshall Minor III are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the two earbuds together.
Marshall Minor III have sweat resistance
Sennheiser CX 500BT's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Marshall Minor III 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 Sennheiser CX 500BT and Marshall Minor III have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise well as preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
The Marshall Minor III have a unit size of 12mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass. A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size dictates the sound made by the device.
The Marshall Minor III'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 on its way through.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this implies that Sennheiser CX 500BT can produce a juicier bass than the Marshall Minor III
Marshall Minor III's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, this implies that Sennheiser CX 500BT produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Marshall Minor III
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Sennheiser CX 500BT's measurement is 94dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Marshall Minor III's battery life is 5 hours, a device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's battery life is more than that of Marshall Minor III by 3 hours . Every 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.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Marshall Minor III's case has a full charge of 25 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Marshall Minor III by 9 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Marshall Minor III's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Marshall Minor III, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Marshall Minor III have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your device and charging case.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Marshall Minor III use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Marshall Minor III have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sennheiser CX 500BT has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Marshall Minor III . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Marshall Minor III have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Marshall Minor III
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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sennheiser CX 500BT will work well 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 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 Marshall Minor III support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
The Marshall Minor III have 2 microphones.
While the Sennheiser CX 500BT microphones are 4, more than that of Marshall Minor III by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest mic frequency is 10000Hz, high frequencies are better for picking up 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 better for recording 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 channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
Marshall Minor III have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Sennheiser CX 500BT support the find earbuds feature.
The Marshall Minor III support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Sennheiser CX 500BT support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Marshall Minor III have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have the mute function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Marshall Minor III, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also have a control panel on them.
Sennheiser CX 500BT 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.
The Marshall Minor III support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The Marshall Minor III come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.