Samsung Galaxy Buds PlusSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus||Sony WF C500|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX2||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||✗||5.8mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||22hours||10hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||9meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|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 refer to the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's rating is read as, the first number 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.
In comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, 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 Plus has a lower liquid rating than Sony WF C500
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a weight of 12.6g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
Sony WF C500, at 10.8g weigh less than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by -1.8g
For a device to be true wireless it should 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 a key difference since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
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 more secure fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus are resistant to sweat
Sony WF C500's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have stereo speakers, what this means is that Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony WF C500 and Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have stereo speakers
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down background sounds well as preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Sony WF C500 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass. A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF C500's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
Sony WF C500 have neodymium magnets, if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery life is 11 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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sony WF C500's battery life is less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's case has a full charge of 22 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 12 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.
Sony WF C500 takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 1.5 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery power is 85mAh, battery power, represents 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 put down on a supported 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 indicate the charging state of your device and case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony WF C500 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony WF C500 have a maximum range of 9meters, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 1meters
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus will work fine with your iPhone. 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.
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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have 6 microphones.
Sony WF C500 microphones are 2, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support the find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The Sony WF C500 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 can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF C500 also support this function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
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.
Sony WF C500 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 following instruction manuals.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement a malfunction occurs. Sony WF C500 have a warranty period of 1Years, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Sony WF C500 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF C500 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.