Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Beats Fit ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings refer to the rank of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Sony WF C500's rating for solids indicates 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 Sony WF C500, Beats Fit 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
Sony WF C500 have a weight of 10.8g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Beats Fit Pro, at 11.2g are heavier than the Sony WF C500 with a difference of 0.4g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, Sony WF C500 are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
Beats Fit Pro also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Beats Fit Pro have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Sony WF C500 are resistant to sweat
Beats Fit Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Sony WF C500 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Sony WF C500's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Beats Fit Pro also have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
Beats Fit Pro have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Sony WF C500 stay well in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down your environment noise while preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Sony WF C500 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size determines the sound made by the earbuds.
Beats Fit Pro driver unit is 9.5mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony WF C500 by 3.7mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
Sony WF C500's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF C500 have neodymium magnets, when used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The Sony WF C500's battery life is 10 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Beats Fit Pro's battery life is less than that of Sony WF C500 by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Sony WF C500's case has a full charge of 10 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Beats Fit Pro's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, more than that of Sony WF C500 by 11 hours
It requires 2.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF C500's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Sony WF C500 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and case.
Beats Fit Pro too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Sony WF C500 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Beats Fit Pro too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
Sony WF C500 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Beats Fit Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the Sony WF C500 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sony WF C500 have a 9meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Beats Fit Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, longer than that of Sony WF C500 by 1meters
Sony WF C500 support AAC, a codec that is 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF C500 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 WF C500 have 2 microphones.
The Beats Fit Pro have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
Beats Fit Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Beats Fit Pro have a find earbuds feature.
The Sony WF C500 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Beats Fit Pro too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Sony WF C500 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Beats Fit Pro too have the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Sony WF C500, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Beats Fit Pro also have a control panel on them.
Sony WF C500 have a warranty period of 1 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.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Beats Fit Pro have a warranty period of 1Years, equal to that of the Sony WF C500 .
The Sony WF C500 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Beats Fit Pro also have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The Sony WF C500 come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Beats Fit Pro also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.