Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sennheiser CX 500BT||BLX Earbuds Gen 1|
|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||✓||✓|
|sound pressure level||94dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||13.5hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||2only|
|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 rating of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection 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, BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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 prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1, at 44.5g weigh more than the Sennheiser CX 500BT by of 32.5g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, Sennheiser CX 500BT are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Sennheiser CX 500BT have sweat resistance
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Sennheiser CX 500BT have stereo speakers, what this means is that Sennheiser CX 500BT's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT sit well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that reduces background noise and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both BLX Earbuds Gen 1, and Sennheiser CX 500BT have passive noise reduction this means that they limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Sennheiser CX 500BT make sound with a juicier bass than the BLX Earbuds Gen 1
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device generates high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that Sennheiser CX 500BT produce a clearer and crispier treble than the BLX Earbuds Gen 1
SPL, 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.
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.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery life is less than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 3.5 hours . Each 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 vendor, and Sennheiser CX 500BT's case has a full charge of 16 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.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's charging case has a battery life of 13.5 hours, less than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 2.5 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery capacity is 40mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 has a Bluetooth version of 5.1, older than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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. Because 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 well 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 BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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 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).
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have 4 microphones.
While the BLX Earbuds Gen 1 microphones are 2, less than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
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.
The 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 Sennheiser CX 500BT support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Sennheiser CX 500BT support the find earbuds feature.
Sennheiser CX 500BT support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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 Sennheiser CX 500BT have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Sennheiser CX 500BT come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.