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||10000Hz||✗|
|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|
Ingress protection ratings is the rank 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 means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring 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 because lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT, at 12g weigh less than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by -0.6g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
Sennheiser CX 500BT also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus are resistant to sweat
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
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces background sounds while preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both tone down 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 generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component 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 implies that Sennheiser CX 500BT generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, measured 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 commonly 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 3 hours . Each 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.
This is given by the vendor, and the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's case is said to have a charge of 22 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 requires 1 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery capacity is 85mAh, battery capacity, 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 just place down on a compatible charging pad.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus use 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 laptops, phones, and tablets.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have Bluetooth version of 5, 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, newer than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The 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 can provide 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 well with your iPhone. If you intend 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.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT microphones are 4, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable 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 10000Hz, high frequencies are best for recording treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known as its upper limiting frequency.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are best for picking up bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can 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 what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Sennheiser CX 500BT support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support the find earbuds feature.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to find them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Sennheiser CX 500BT too support fast charging. It's very 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 thirty minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have this function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also have a control panel on them.
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 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily damage them.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.