Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sennheiser CX 500BT||Sony WF C500|
|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||✗||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||94dB/mW||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||10hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||9meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||2only|
|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 solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Sennheiser CX 500BT's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes 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, Sony WF C500 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
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a weight of 12g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Sony WF C500, at 10.8g are lighter than the Sennheiser CX 500BT with a difference -1.2g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, Sennheiser CX 500BT are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have sweat resistance
Sony WF C500's resistance to sweat makes both devices good 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 independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony WF C500 and Sennheiser CX 500BT have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
Sennheiser CX 500BT stay tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both Sony WF C500, and Sennheiser CX 500BT have passive noise reduction this implies that they reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Sony WF C500 have a unit size of 5.8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass. A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound made by the earbuds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Sony WF C500's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Sennheiser CX 500BT can produce a juicier bass than the Sony WF C500
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device makes high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Sennheiser CX 500BT produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Sony WF C500
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.
Sony WF C500 have neodymium magnets, when used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, with the use of high magnetic flux.
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.
Sony WF C500'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 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 vendor, 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 multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Sony WF C500's charging case has a battery life of 10 hours, less than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 6 hours
It requires 2.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF C500's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and charging case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony WF C500 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 enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF C500 has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony WF C500 have a maximum range of 9meters, less than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 1meters
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 a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sennheiser CX 500BT will work well with your iPad. If you are planning 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 Sony WF C500 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).
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have 4 microphones.
The Sony WF C500 microphones are 2, less than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
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 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 to still be heard even while wearing them
Sennheiser CX 500BT have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Sennheiser CX 500BT have a find earbuds feature.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Sony WF C500 support fast charging. It's very 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 thirty minutes.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony WF C500 also have the mute function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
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 Sony WF C500 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 following instruction manuals.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Sony WF C500 have a warranty period of 1Years, less than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 1 Years .
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.
The Sony WF C500 also have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
Sennheiser CX 500BT come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF C500 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.