Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro||Sennheiser CX 500BT|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10.6mm||✗|
|sound pressure level||92dB/mW||94dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Sennheiser CX 500BT's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Sennheiser CX 500BT, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a weight of 12g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, at 12g have the same weight as the Sennheiser CX 500BT
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Sennheiser CX 500BT are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also is true wireless since it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 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.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have sweat resistance
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Sennheiser CX 500BT have stereo speakers, what this means is that Sennheiser CX 500BT's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro and Sennheiser CX 500BT have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero thus "diluting" the noise.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have ANC making both devices ideal for flights and morning travels. The Sennheiser CX 500BT and Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
Sennheiser CX 500BT stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that tones down background sounds and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro driver unit is 10.6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass. The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size determines the loudness of the device.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Sennheiser CX 500BT can make sound with a juicier bass than the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device generates high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Sennheiser CX 500BT
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure 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.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's sound pressure level measurement is 92dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be perceived differently by separate people, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT'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 commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery life is equal to that of the Sennheiser CX 500BT . Each 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 manufacturer, and the Sennheiser CX 500BT's case is said to have a full charge of 16 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, more than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 8 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and case.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Sennheiser CX 500BT . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Sennheiser CX 500BT
Sennheiser CX 500BT support AAC, a codec that is 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sennheiser CX 500BT will work fine with your MacBook. 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 Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro 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.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
The 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).
Sennheiser CX 500BT have 4 microphones.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro microphones are 6, more than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Sennheiser CX 500BT use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest mic frequency is 10000Hz, high frequencies are better for recording 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 better for picking up bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
Sennheiser CX 500BT support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT 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.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro 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, the Sennheiser CX 500BT have a find earbuds feature.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to help you find them.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a control panel on them.
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 following instruction manuals.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a warranty period of 1Years, less than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 1 Years .
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Sennheiser CX 500BT come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.