Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Powerbeats ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Sony WF C500
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|has no wires or cables
|is dust proof and water-resistant
|has stereo speakers
|has passive noise reduction
|driver unit size
|has a neodymium magnet
|battery life of charging case
|has a battery level indicator
|has usb type-c
|maximum bluetooth range
|number of microphones
|supports fast charging
|has a mute function
|control panel placed on a device
|has voice prompts
|travel bag is included
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IP ratings is the level of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Powerbeats Pro'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 Powerbeats Pro, 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 Powerbeats Pro have a weight of 20.3g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
Sony WF C500, at 10.8g weigh less than the Powerbeats Pro by -9.5g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Powerbeats Pro are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the two earbuds .
The Powerbeats Pro come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Powerbeats Pro are resistant to sweat
Sony WF C500's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Powerbeats Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Powerbeats Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Powerbeats Pro's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony WF C500 and Powerbeats Pro have stereo speakers
The Powerbeats Pro sit well in place, creating a sound covering that tones down background sounds well as preventing the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Powerbeats Pro driver unit is 12mm 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, its size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
Sony WF C500 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Powerbeats Pro 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Sony WF C500's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Powerbeats Pro can make sound with a juicier bass than the Sony WF C500
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
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 sound pressure level, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The Powerbeats Pro'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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sony WF C500's battery life is more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing 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 manufacturer, and the Powerbeats Pro's case is said to have a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows 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 Powerbeats Pro by 14 hours
It takes 0.7 hours to fully charge the Powerbeats Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Sony WF C500 takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 1.8 hours
Powerbeats Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Sony WF C500 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Powerbeats Pro have Bluetooth version of 5, 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, equal to that of the Powerbeats Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Powerbeats Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony WF C500 have a maximum range of 9meters, less than that of Powerbeats Pro by 1meters
Powerbeats Pro 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 a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Powerbeats Pro will work fine with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , 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 Powerbeats Pro have 2 microphones.
While the Sony WF C500 microphones are 2, equal to that of the Powerbeats Pro . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Powerbeats Pro support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Sony WF C500 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Sony WF C500 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Powerbeats Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
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.
The Sony WF C500 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Powerbeats Pro come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF C500 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.