OnePlus Buds Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||OnePlus Buds Pro 2||Sennheiser CX 500BT|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip55||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||✗|
|sound pressure level||97db/mw||94db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||16hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||4only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||✗||10,000hz|
|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 refer to the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP55, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2's rating for solids indicates that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety, and of liquids that they can withstand medium pressure jet that's 6.3mm diameter, similar to garden hose from any angle for 3 minutes at a distance of 2.5 to 3 metres.
In comparison to the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, Sennheiser CX 500BT have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Sennheiser CX 500BT has a lower liquid rating than OnePlus Buds Pro 2
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a weight of 9.8g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT, at 12g are heavier than the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by of 2.2g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, OnePlus Buds Pro 2 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Sennheiser CX 500BT also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 are resistant to sweat
Sennheiser CX 500BT's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have stereo speakers, what this means is that OnePlus Buds Pro 2's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sennheiser CX 500BT and OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have ANC which makes either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 stay well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both Sennheiser CX 500BT, and OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have passive noise reduction this means that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm 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 corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it alters 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 OnePlus Buds Pro 2
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21,000Hz, this means that OnePlus Buds Pro 2 produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Sennheiser CX 500BT
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, OnePlus Buds Pro 2's measurement is 97dB/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 a device is can be taken differently by different people, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery life is 9 hours, these last longer 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 less than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, 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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and OnePlus Buds Pro 2's case is said to have a full charge of 30 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life 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 OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 14 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery capacity is 60mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows 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, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the OnePlus Buds Pro 2
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support AAC, a codec 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 will work fine with your MacBook. 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 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.
The 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).
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a latency of 54ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have 6 microphones.
Sennheiser CX 500BT microphones are 4, less than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The amount of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the earbud microphone can pick up.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest mic frequency is 10,000Hz, high frequencies are best for recording 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 recording bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 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 but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Sennheiser CX 500BT support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support the find earbuds feature.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Sennheiser CX 500BT support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also have this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also 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 following instruction manuals.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.