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 rank of protection given by an enclosure, 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, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
Compared 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
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a weight of 12.6g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The Sony WF C500, at 10.8g are lighter than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by -1.8g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better 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, 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 Sony WF C500 and Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus stay well in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces background sounds while preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Sony WF C500 have a unit size of 5.8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass. The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an 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 implies that both devices produce equal bass
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
The Sony WF C500 have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds 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.
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 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.
Sony WF C500's battery life is less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 1 hours . Every 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's case has a full charge of 22 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables 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 takes 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a supported 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 display the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine 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.
Sony WF C500 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement 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.
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 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.
Since its 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 , 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have 6 microphones.
The Sony WF C500 microphones are 2, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support the find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Sony WF C500 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF C500 too have this function. It 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 easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Sony WF C500 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.
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 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sony WF C500 also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF C500 also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.