Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 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||Sony WF C500|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has passive noise reduction||✗||✓|
|driver unit size||12mm||5.8mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||25hours||10hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||9meters|
|has aptx hd||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||2only|
|EXTRAS||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||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
IP ratings is the level of protection offered by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection 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 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 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 prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Sony WF C500, at 10.8g weigh more than the Marshall Minor III by of 2.8g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Marshall Minor III are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds .
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables connecting the 2 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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF C500 also have stereo speakers
The Sony WF C500 stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down background sounds while preventing the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Marshall Minor III driver unit is 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, its size corellates with 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 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
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 alters the signal while at it.
Sony WF C500's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
The Marshall Minor III's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component 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 can generate equal treble
The Sony WF C500 have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices 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.
Marshall Minor III's battery life is 5 hours, a device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
Sony WF C500's battery life is more than that of Marshall Minor III by 5 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the Marshall Minor III's case is said to have 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.
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 fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
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 earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Marshall Minor III have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Sony WF C500 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.
The Marshall Minor III have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony WF C500 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
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.
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. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides 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 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.
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.
The Marshall Minor III support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Marshall Minor III support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Sony WF C500 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 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 the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but 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 earbuds.
Sony WF C500 also have a control panel on them.
The 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.
Marshall Minor III support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sony WF C500 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Marshall Minor III come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Sony WF C500 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.