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Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
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Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Sony WF C500
|Marshall Minor III
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|has no wires or cables
|has stereo speakers
|has passive noise reduction
|driver unit size
|has a neodymium magnet
|battery life of charging case
|has wireless charging
|has a battery level indicator
|has usb type-c
|maximum bluetooth range
|has aptx hd
|number of microphones
|has in/on-ear detection
|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 refer to 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 means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of 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, Sony WF C500 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 take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Sony WF C500, at 10.8g are heavier than the Marshall Minor III with a difference of 2.8g
True wireless devices 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 major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the two earbuds .
Marshall Minor III are resistant to sweat
Sony WF C500's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Marshall Minor III have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF C500 also have stereo speakers
The Sony WF C500 sit well in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out .
Marshall Minor III driver unit is 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are 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 device.
Sony WF C500 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Marshall Minor III by 6.2mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
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 alters the signal on its way through.
Sony WF C500's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
Marshall Minor III's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
The Sony WF C500 have neodymium magnets, when used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
The 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 commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sony WF C500's battery life is more than that of Marshall Minor III by 5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely 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 Marshall Minor III's case has a full charge of 25 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows 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 Marshall Minor III by 15 hours
It takes 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 for the first time.
Sony WF C500 takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Marshall Minor III by 1 hours
The Marshall Minor III, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
The Marshall Minor III have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, 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.
Sony WF C500 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Marshall Minor III have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF C500 has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Marshall Minor III . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Marshall Minor III have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony WF C500 have a maximum range of 9meters, less than that of Marshall Minor III 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 a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF C500 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 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.
The Sony WF C500 microphones are 2, equal to that of the Marshall Minor III . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
Marshall Minor III support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Marshall Minor III support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Sony WF C500 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Marshall Minor III have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF C500 too have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Marshall Minor III, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Sony WF C500 also have a control panel on them.
Sony WF C500 have a warranty period of 1 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.
The Marshall Minor III have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony WF C500 also support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Marshall Minor III come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Sony WF C500 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.