Samsung Galaxy Buds LiveSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings refer to the rating of protection offered by a casing, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 2 means that they are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, 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, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live has a lower liquid rating than Sony WF C500
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a weight of 11.2g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
Sony WF C500, at 10.8g weigh less than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by -0.4g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the two earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have sweat resistance
Sony WF C500's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have stereo speakers, what this means is that Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF C500 also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
Sony WF C500 stay tightly in place, creating a sound seal that tones down your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a unit size of 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, the unit size determines the sound made by the device.
Sony WF C500 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 6.2mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Sony WF C500's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
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 produce music at quite a high SPL, using high magnetic flux.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery life is 6 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
Sony WF C500's battery life is more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 4 hours . Every 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 have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's case has a full charge of 15 hours. A charging case with more battery hours 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 5 hours
It requires 0.6 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live'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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 1.9 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery power is 60mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your device and case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony WF C500 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF C500 has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony WF C500 have a maximum range of 9meters, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 1meters
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support AAC, a codec that is 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live will work well with your iPad. 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 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have 6 microphones.
Sony WF C500 microphones are 2, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support the find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Sony WF C500 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF C500 too support this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony WF C500 also have a control panel on them.
The 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony WF C500 too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Sony WF C500 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.