Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony LinkBuds SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection 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 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.
In comparison to the Sennheiser CX 500BT, Sony LinkBuds S 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 consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Sony LinkBuds S, at 9.6g are lighter than the Sennheiser CX 500BT with a difference -2.4g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Sennheiser CX 500BT are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the two earbuds .
Sennheiser CX 500BT are resistant to sweat
Sony LinkBuds S'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, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony LinkBuds S and Sennheiser CX 500BT have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have ANC which makes either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. The Sennheiser CX 500BT and Sony LinkBuds S work with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces your environment noise while preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both Sony LinkBuds S, and Sennheiser CX 500BT have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Sony LinkBuds S have a unit size of 5mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass. A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size determines 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 produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony LinkBuds S's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Sennheiser CX 500BT can make sound with a juicier bass than the Sony LinkBuds S
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component makes high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that Sony LinkBuds S can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Sennheiser CX 500BT
The sound pressure level, 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.
Sony LinkBuds S have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, using high magnetic flux.
The 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 have to charge the device less often.
Sony LinkBuds S's battery life is less than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your device, 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 manufacturer, and 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 multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sony LinkBuds S's charging case has a battery life of 14 hours, less than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 2 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Sony LinkBuds S's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and case.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, 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.
Sony LinkBuds S too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony LinkBuds S 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony LinkBuds S 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 MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Sony LinkBuds S 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.
Sony LinkBuds S support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
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.
Sony LinkBuds S microphones are 6, more than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
Sennheiser CX 500BT use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
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.
Sennheiser CX 500BT support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Sony LinkBuds S support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being 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 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Sony LinkBuds S too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Sennheiser CX 500BT support the find earbuds feature.
Sony LinkBuds S also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to find them.
Sennheiser CX 500BT support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S 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 is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can 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.
Sony LinkBuds S 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 following instruction manuals.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a cover can easily damage them.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.