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.
|Sennheiser CX 500BT
|Marshall Minor III
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|has no wires or cables
|has stereo speakers
|has active noise cancellation (noise control)
|has passive noise reduction
|driver unit size
|sound pressure level
|battery life of charging case
|has wireless charging
|has a battery level indicator
|has usb type-c
|maximum bluetooth range
|has aptx adaptive
|has aptx hd
|number of microphones
|has a noise-canceling microphone
|highest mic frequency
|lowest mic frequency
|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
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IP ratings is the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Marshall Minor III's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number 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 prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT, at 12g weigh more than the Marshall Minor III by of 4g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Marshall Minor III are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Sennheiser CX 500BT also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Marshall Minor III have sweat resistance
Sennheiser CX 500BT's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Marshall Minor III have stereo speakers, what this means is that Marshall Minor III's speakers deliver sound from independent 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 uses more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT sit tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down background noise well as preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Marshall Minor III driver unit is 12mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass. A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, the unit size dictates the sound made by the earbuds.
The Marshall Minor III's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces 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 means that Sennheiser CX 500BT can make sound with a juicier bass than the Marshall Minor III
The Marshall Minor III's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device makes high recognizable 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 means that Sennheiser CX 500BT can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Marshall Minor III
The sound pressure level, 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, these last less than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is usually 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 . Each 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Marshall Minor III's case has a charge of 25 hours. A charging case with more battery hours 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, 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 charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Marshall Minor III, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
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 status of your earbuds and case.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Marshall Minor III support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Marshall Minor III have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, 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 to connect 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 that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar 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 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.
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.
Sennheiser CX 500BT microphones are 4, more than that of Marshall Minor III by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The 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 defined as its upper limiting frequency.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are better 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 channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Marshall Minor III support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Sennheiser CX 500BT support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Sennheiser CX 500BT support the find earbuds feature.
Marshall Minor III support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too 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.
Marshall Minor III have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also have the mute function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Marshall Minor III, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also have a control panel on them.
The 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
Marshall Minor III have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
Marshall Minor III come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.