Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nuraphone NuraTrueSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Nuraphone NuraTrue||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||10mm||✗|
|sound pressure level||108dB/mW||94dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||16hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|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|
IP ratings is the rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Nuraphone NuraTrue'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.
Compared to the Nuraphone NuraTrue, 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
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a weight of 14.8g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Sennheiser CX 500BT, at 12g weigh less than the Nuraphone NuraTrue by -2.8g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Nuraphone NuraTrue are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the two earbuds together.
Nuraphone NuraTrue 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
Nuraphone NuraTrue have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have ANC making either of the earbuds ideal for flights and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that suits your travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
Nuraphone NuraTrue stay well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise while preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Sennheiser CX 500BT, and Nuraphone NuraTrue have passive noise reduction which implies that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass. The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the loudness of the device.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces 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 produce a juicier bass than the Nuraphone NuraTrue
Nuraphone NuraTrue's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an 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 means that Sennheiser CX 500BT can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Nuraphone NuraTrue
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Nuraphone NuraTrue's measurement is 108dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's sound pressure level measurement is 94dB/mW. How loud something is can be taken differently by separate persons, so we need to have the means to get an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue's battery life is 6 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.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's battery life is more than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening 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 the Nuraphone NuraTrue's case has a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life 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 Nuraphone NuraTrue by 2 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Nuraphone NuraTrue's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device 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 the battery is running low.
Nuraphone NuraTrue use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sennheiser CX 500BT has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Nuraphone NuraTrue
Nuraphone NuraTrue 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Nuraphone NuraTrue will work well with your iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
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).
Nuraphone NuraTrue have 2 microphones.
Sennheiser CX 500BT microphones are 4, more than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
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 known as its upper limiting frequency.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are best for recording bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue 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, the Sennheiser CX 500BT have a find earbuds feature.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Sennheiser CX 500BT support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also have this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have 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 support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Nuraphone NuraTrue come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.