Nothing Ear 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Nothing Ear 1||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||11.6mm||5.8mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||29hours||10hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||9meters|
|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 is the rating of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Sony WF C500'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.
In comparison to the Sony WF C500, Nothing Ear 1 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 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 Nothing Ear 1, at 9.4g are lighter than the Sony WF C500 by -1.4g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Sony WF C500 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Nothing Ear 1 also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Sony WF C500 have sweat resistance
Nothing Ear 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , 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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Nothing Ear 1 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Nothing Ear 1 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
Sony WF C500 sit well in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down background noise while preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both Nothing Ear 1, and Sony WF C500 have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Sony WF C500 have a unit size of 5.8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Nothing Ear 1 driver unit is 11.6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony WF C500 by 5.8mm , 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 imply that they produce better quality sound.
The Sony WF C500's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Nothing Ear 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
Sony WF C500 have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. 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 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.
Nothing Ear 1's battery life is less than that of Sony WF C500 by 5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening 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 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 many times before recharging the case itself.
Nothing Ear 1's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, more than that of Sony WF C500 by 19 hours
It takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF C500's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Nothing Ear 1 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Sony WF C500 by 1 hours
The Nothing Ear 1, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
Sony WF C500 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.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Sony WF C500 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Nothing Ear 1 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with 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 close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Nothing Ear 1 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Sony WF C500 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Sony WF C500 have a 9meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Nothing Ear 1 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. 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 Sony WF C500 will work fine with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
Sony WF C500 have 2 microphones.
Nothing Ear 1 microphones are 6, more than that of Sony WF C500 by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
Nothing Ear 1 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
Nothing Ear 1 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
Nothing Ear 1 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.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Nothing Ear 1 support the find earbuds feature.
Sony WF C500 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Nothing Ear 1 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 can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Sony WF C500 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF C500, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Nothing Ear 1 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
If covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement a malfunction occurs. Nothing Ear 1 have a warranty period of 1Years, equal to that of the Sony WF C500 .
Sony WF C500 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Nothing Ear 1 too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
The Sony WF C500 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.