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.
IP ratings is 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, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring 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 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.
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
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a weight of 12g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, at 12.2g are heavier than the Sennheiser CX 500BT by of 0.2g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Sennheiser CX 500BT are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Sennheiser CX 500BT are resistant to sweat
Sennheiser CX 500BT have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro and Sennheiser CX 500BT have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of 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. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero thus "diluting" the noise.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for flights and morning travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that enhances your chill time.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT stay well in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces background noise and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, and Sennheiser CX 500BT have passive noise reduction which means that both limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass. A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
The sound pressure level, 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 CX 500BT's battery life is 8 hours, a device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's battery life is less than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, 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 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.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, more than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 5 hours
It requires 0.52 hours to fully charge the Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply 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 show the charging status of your device and charging case.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Sennheiser CX 500BT use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
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.
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. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sennheiser CX 500BT will work fine with your iPhone. 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.
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 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.
While the Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro microphones are 6, more than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too use a noise-canceling 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.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are better for recording 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 when wearing them
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Sennheiser CX 500BT support the find earbuds feature.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you find them.
Sennheiser CX 500BT support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The 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 manually disconnect and reconnect.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds 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.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify 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 earbuds openly, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily damage them.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.