Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Jabra Elite 7 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sennheiser CX 500BT||Jabra Elite 7 Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP57|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||✗||1meters|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||✗||6mm|
|sound pressure level||94dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||24hours|
|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||4only||8only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||10000Hz||8000Hz|
|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 given by a casing, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Sennheiser CX 500BT's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 4 means 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, Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a rating of IP57 meaning that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety and that of liquids is that, Jabra Elite 7 Pro has a higher liquid rating than Sennheiser CX 500BT
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a weight of 12g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro, at 10.8g are lighter than the Sennheiser CX 500BT with a difference -1.2g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Sennheiser CX 500BT are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Sennheiser CX 500BT are resistant to sweat
Jabra Elite 7 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Sennheiser CX 500BT have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro also have stereo speakers
Jabra Elite 7 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that you are likely to lose the functionality of your device. Devices that can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming.
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro too have ANC making both devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
Sennheiser CX 500BT sit well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down background sounds well as preventing the device music from leaking out .
Both Jabra Elite 7 Pro, and Sennheiser CX 500BT have passive noise reduction this implies that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a unit size of 6mm 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 corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Sennheiser CX 500BT produce a juicier bass than the Jabra Elite 7 Pro
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that Sennheiser CX 500BT produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Jabra Elite 7 Pro
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, 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 chanrgings.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro's battery life is more than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 1 hours . 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Sennheiser CX 500BT's case has a charge of 16 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, more than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 8 hours
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and case.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Jabra Elite 7 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.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Sennheiser CX 500BT
Sennheiser CX 500BT support AAC, a codec 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sennheiser CX 500BT will work fine with your iPhone. If you intend 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.
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.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro microphones are 8, more than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
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.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro's highest mic frequency is 8000Hz, lower than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 2000Hz . A microphone, that reach a high frequency of up to 140000Hz is considered among the best today
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 pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
Sennheiser CX 500BT support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
Jabra Elite 7 Pro support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Sennheiser CX 500BT have a find earbuds feature.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro too have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to help you find them.
Sennheiser CX 500BT support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Jabra Elite 7 Pro too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro also have the mute function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro also 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 through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro too support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
Sennheiser CX 500BT come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.