JBL Live Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Live Pro 2||Sony WF C500|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX5||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||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||93dB/mW||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||10hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||9meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|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 rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust 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 (sweat).
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.
In comparison to the Sony WF C500, JBL Live Pro 2 have a rating of IPX5 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Sony WF C500 has a lower liquid rating than JBL Live Pro 2
Sony WF C500 have a weight of 10.8g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
JBL Live Pro 2, at 9.6g weigh less than the Sony WF C500 by -1.2g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, Sony WF C500 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
JBL Live Pro 2 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Sony WF C500 have sweat resistance
JBL Live Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal 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 separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Live Pro 2 and Sony WF C500 have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The JBL Live Pro 2 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Sony WF C500 stay well in place, creating a sound covering that tones down background sounds well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Sony WF C500 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
JBL Live Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony WF C500 by 5.2mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Sony WF C500's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
The Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Live Pro 2's measurement is 93dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Sony WF C500 have neodymium magnets, if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help produce music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
Sony WF C500's battery life is 10 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Live Pro 2's battery life is equal to that of the Sony WF C500 . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening 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 manufacturer, and Sony WF C500's case has a charge of 10 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Live Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Sony WF C500 by 20 hours
It takes 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.
JBL Live Pro 2 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Sony WF C500 by 0.5 hours
JBL Live Pro 2's battery power is 65mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
JBL Live Pro 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
Sony WF C500 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your earbuds and case.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Sony WF C500 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Sony WF C500 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Live Pro 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Sony WF C500 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sony WF C500 have a 9meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Pro 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, longer than that of Sony WF C500 by 1meters
Sony WF C500 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF C500 will work well with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
JBL Live Pro 2 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 Sony WF C500 have 2 microphones.
JBL Live Pro 2 microphones are 6, more than that of Sony WF C500 by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
JBL Live Pro 2 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
JBL Live Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The amount of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the microphone can recognize.
JBL Live Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The JBL Live Pro 2 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the JBL Live Pro 2 support the 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 the earbuds.
Also the JBL Live Pro 2 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
JBL Live Pro 2 support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link 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.
Sony WF C500 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Live Pro 2 also support this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Sony WF C500, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too 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 following instruction manuals.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. JBL Live Pro 2 have a warranty period of 1Years, equal to that of the Sony WF C500 .
Sony WF C500 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The Sony WF C500 come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.