Nuraphone NuraTrueSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Nuraphone NuraTrue||Sony WF C500|
|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||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||108dB/mW||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||10hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||9meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||2only|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|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 refer to the level of protection offered by a casing, 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 resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Nuraphone NuraTrue'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.
Compared to the Nuraphone NuraTrue, 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
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have a weight of 14.8g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
Sony WF C500, at 10.8g weigh less than the Nuraphone NuraTrue by -4g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, Nuraphone NuraTrue are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Nuraphone NuraTrue are resistant to sweat
Sony WF C500's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Nuraphone NuraTrue have stereo speakers, what this means is that Nuraphone NuraTrue's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF C500 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero thus "diluting" the noise.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue sit well in place, creating a sound covering that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Nuraphone NuraTrue driver unit is 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces 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 Nuraphone NuraTrue by 4.2mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Nuraphone NuraTrue's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony WF C500's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Nuraphone NuraTrue's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component makes high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured 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.
The Sony WF C500 have neodymium magnets, if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, using high magnetic flux.
Nuraphone NuraTrue's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Sony WF C500's battery life is more than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 4 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Nuraphone NuraTrue's case has a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Sony WF C500's charging case has a battery life of 10 hours, less than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 8 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Nuraphone NuraTrue's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Sony WF C500 takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 0.5 hours
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony WF C500 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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, equal to that of the Nuraphone NuraTrue . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony WF C500 have a maximum range of 9meters, less than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 1meters
Nuraphone NuraTrue 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 the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Nuraphone NuraTrue will work fine with your iPhone. If you intend 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 Sony WF C500 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.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have 2 microphones.
While the Sony WF C500 microphones are 2, equal to that of the Nuraphone NuraTrue . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Nuraphone NuraTrue support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
Nuraphone NuraTrue support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Nuraphone NuraTrue support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Sony WF C500 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony WF C500 also have the mute function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Nuraphone NuraTrue, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony WF C500 too 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.
Nuraphone NuraTrue support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony WF C500 too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Sony WF C500 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.