Samsung Galaxy Buds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.7 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 Pro||Sennheiser CX 500BT|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX7||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||✗|
|sound pressure level||✗||94dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||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 rating of protection given by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as 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.
In comparison to the Sennheiser CX 500BT, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a rating of IPX7 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro has a higher liquid rating than Sennheiser CX 500BT
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a weight of 12g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, at 12.6g weigh more than the Sennheiser CX 500BT with a difference of 0.6g
For a device to be true wireless it should 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 difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
Sennheiser CX 500BT are resistant to sweat
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Sennheiser CX 500BT 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds 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 swimming.
ANC utilises advanced technology to actively counter noise. 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 having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both devices ideal for flights and morning commutes. The Sennheiser CX 500BT and Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that suites your chill time.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT sit tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces background sounds and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, and Sennheiser CX 500BT have passive noise reduction this implies that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro driver unit is 11mm 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 earbuds, its size corellates with the loudness of the device.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Sennheiser CX 500BT can make sound with a juicier bass than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device makes high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Sennheiser CX 500BT generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
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.
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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery life is equal to that of the Sennheiser CX 500BT . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening 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.
This is given by the vendor, and the Sennheiser CX 500BT's case is said to have a full charge of 16 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, more than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 4 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery power is 61mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your device and charging case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine 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 in a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too use 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 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 provides 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 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 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 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphone sensitivity is measured at -26dBV/Pa. The magnitude of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the microphone can pick up.
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.
Sennheiser CX 500BT support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but 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 .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Sennheiser CX 500BT support the find earbuds feature.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to help you locate them.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also support the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also 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.
If covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement a malfunction occurs. Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a warranty period of 2Years, equal to that of the Sennheiser CX 500BT .
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Sennheiser CX 500BT come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.