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.
Ingress protection ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance 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 the second value of 5 means 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.
Compared 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 consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT, at 12g weigh more than the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 with a difference of 2.2g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, OnePlus Buds Pro 2 are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have sweat resistance
Sennheiser CX 500BT's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 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.
Both Sennheiser CX 500BT and OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced kind of tech 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) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 and Sennheiser CX 500BT work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 sit well in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces your environment sounds well as preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass. The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size determines the sound produced by the device.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this means that Sennheiser CX 500BT make sound with a juicier bass than the OnePlus Buds Pro 2
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, this means that OnePlus Buds Pro 2 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Sennheiser CX 500BT
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level 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 something is can be perceived differently by different persons, so we need to have the means to get an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2's battery life is 9 hours, a device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, 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 device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and OnePlus Buds Pro 2's case is said to have a charge of 30 hours. A charging case with more battery hours 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 requires 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, shows 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 notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 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.
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.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a 10meters distance connecting 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 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 a similar bit rate.
Being 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 , 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.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT microphones are 4, less than that of OnePlus Buds Pro 2 by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The size of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest mic frequency is 10000Hz, high frequencies are best for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency.
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.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support ambient sound mode as well, helpful 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 hear traffic.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When lost 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 also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to help you locate them.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too 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 can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
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 following instruction manuals.
The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.