Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Samsung Galaxy Buds PlusSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sennheiser CX 500BT||Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX2|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|sound pressure level||94db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||22hours|
|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||4only||6only|
|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 rank of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes 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 Plus, Sennheiser CX 500BT 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 Plus has a lower liquid rating than Sennheiser CX 500BT
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a weight of 12.6g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Sennheiser CX 500BT, at 12g are lighter than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus with a difference -0.6g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Sennheiser CX 500BT also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the two earbuds .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus are resistant to sweat
Sennheiser CX 500BT's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have stereo speakers, devices with stereo 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus sit tightly in place, creating a sound seal that reduces background noise and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Sennheiser CX 500BT, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have passive noise reduction this means that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this means that Sennheiser CX 500BT can produce a juicier bass than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21,000Hz, this implies that Sennheiser CX 500BT generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Sennheiser CX 500BT's measurement is 94dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery life is 11 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's battery life is less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing 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 the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's case has a charge of 22 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 6 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery power is 85mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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.
Sennheiser CX 500BT has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support AAC, a codec 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus will work fine 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 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.
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. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a latency of 134ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have 6 microphones.
Sennheiser CX 500BT microphones are 4, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
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 picking up bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
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, say you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support the find earbuds feature.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your earbuds to find them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also have the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a control panel on them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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.
If covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement a malfunction occurs. Sennheiser CX 500BT have a warranty period of 2Years, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 1 Years .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.