Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Xiaomi FlipBuds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sennheiser CX 500BT||Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro|
|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||✗||11mm|
|sound pressure level||94dB/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||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 refer to the rank of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Sennheiser CX 500BT's rating is read as, the first value 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, Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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 better because lighter devices are easier to carry.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, at 12.2g are heavier than the Sennheiser CX 500BT by of 0.2g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Sennheiser CX 500BT are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Sennheiser CX 500BT have sweat resistance
Sennheiser CX 500BT have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour travels. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that suits your travel or that enhances your chill time.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT sit well in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro driver unit is 11mm 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, its size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device makes high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
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.
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.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro'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 not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and Sennheiser CX 500BT's case has a full charge of 16 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, more than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 5 hours
It takes 0.52 hours to fully charge the Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and case.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Sennheiser CX 500BT use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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 allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Sennheiser CX 500BT . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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 provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sennheiser CX 500BT will work fine with your MacBook. 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 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).
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support APTX Adaptive as well which implies that 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.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro microphones are 6, more than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest mic frequency is 10000Hz, high frequencies are best 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 channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say 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 earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Sennheiser CX 500BT have a find earbuds feature.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you find them.
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 Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also support this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Sennheiser CX 500BT, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Sennheiser CX 500BT come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.