Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tour Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sennheiser CX 500BT||JBL Tour Pro 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||✗|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||✗||10mm|
|sound pressure level||94dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||30hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||6only|
|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 offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Sennheiser CX 500BT's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a weight of 12g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Sennheiser CX 500BT are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Sennheiser CX 500BT have sweat resistance
JBL Tour Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Sennheiser CX 500BT have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. The Sennheiser CX 500BT and JBL Tour Pro 2 operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that suites your chill time.
Sennheiser CX 500BT stay tightly in place, creating a sound seal that reduces background noise and also prevents the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass. A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the sound produced by the device.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Sennheiser CX 500BT make sound with a juicier bass than the JBL Tour Pro 2
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that Sennheiser CX 500BT generate a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Tour Pro 2
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, 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.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's battery life is 8 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
JBL Tour Pro 2's battery life is more than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, 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 is said to have a charge of 16 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Tour Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 14 hours
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Sennheiser CX 500BT support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Tour Pro 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Tour Pro 2 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 fine with your iPad. 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.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 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).
Sennheiser CX 500BT have 4 microphones.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 microphones are 6, more than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest mic frequency is 10000Hz, high frequencies are best for recording treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known 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.
The 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 JBL Tour Pro 2 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Sennheiser CX 500BT support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Sennheiser CX 500BT support the find earbuds feature.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you find them.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Sennheiser CX 500BT, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
Sennheiser CX 500BT come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.