Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro||Sennheiser CX 500BT|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX7||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||✗|
|sound pressure level||25dB/mW||94dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||16hours|
|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||6only||4only|
|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|
IP ratings is the rank of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX7, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
In comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, 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 2 Pro has a higher liquid rating than Sennheiser CX 500BT
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a weight of 11g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
Sennheiser CX 500BT, at 12g weigh more than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by of 1g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 2 Pro have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that you are likely to lose the functionality of your device. Devices that have a higher depth rating are better for diving.
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have ANC which makes both devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that suits your commute or that enhances your chill time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro stay well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down background noise well as preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Sennheiser CX 500BT, and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro driver unit is 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass. The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this means that Sennheiser CX 500BT make sound with a juicier bass than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component generates high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, this means that Sennheiser CX 500BT produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's measurement is 25dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's sound pressure level measurement is 94dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be taken differently by different persons, so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery life is 8 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 have to charge the device less often.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's battery life is equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's case is said to have a full charge of 18 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several 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 2 Pro by 2 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery power is 61mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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, older than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 2 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support AAC, a codec 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will work fine with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , 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).
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have 6 microphones.
Sennheiser CX 500BT microphones are 4, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest mic frequency is 10000Hz, high frequencies are better for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to 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 while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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.
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 lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a find earbuds feature.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to find them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a control panel on them.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a warranty period of 2 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.