Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sennheiser CX 500BT||Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3|
|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||✗||7mm|
|sound pressure level||94db/mw||107db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||21hours|
|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||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||10,000hz||✗|
|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 refer to the rank of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of 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, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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 best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, at 10.6g weigh less than the Sennheiser CX 500BT with a difference -1.4g
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 don't have cables. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds together.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Sennheiser CX 500BT are resistant to sweat
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during 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 separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 and Sennheiser CX 500BT have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have ANC which makes both earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. The Sennheiser CX 500BT and Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that suits your commute or that suites your chill time.
Sennheiser CX 500BT stay well in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background noise well as preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, and Sennheiser CX 500BT have passive noise reduction which implies that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 driver unit is 7mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass. The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component makes high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's highest frequency is at 21,000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure 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 Momentum True Wireless 3's sound pressure level measurement is 107dB/mW. How loud a device is can be perceived differently by different persons, so we need to have the means to get an objective 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.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's battery life is less than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening 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 Sennheiser CX 500BT's case has a charge of 16 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, more than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 5 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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. 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 Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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 Momentum True Wireless 3 support APTX Adaptive as well which means both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio from other devices.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have 4 microphones.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 microphones are 6, more than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest mic frequency is 10,000Hz, 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 best for recording 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 the earbuds
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too 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, Sennheiser CX 500BT have a find earbuds feature.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have the mute function. It 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 access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.