Samsung Galaxy Buds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro||Sony WF C500|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX7||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||5.8mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||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 refer to the rank 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, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring 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 the second number 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, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a rating of IPX7 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
The Sony WF C500 have a weight of 10.8g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, at 12.6g are heavier than the Sony WF C500 with a difference of 1.8g
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 case since they have no cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Sony WF C500 have sweat resistance
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
An earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Sony WF C500 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that you are likely to lose the functionality of your device. Devices that have a higher depth rating are better for swimming.
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
Sony WF C500 sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down your environment sounds while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Sony WF C500 have a unit size of 5.8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound produced by the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony WF C500 by 5.2mm , 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
Sony WF C500's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
Sony WF C500 have neodymium magnets, when used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
The 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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery life is less than that of Sony WF C500 by 2 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not 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 the 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 several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, more than that of Sony WF C500 by 10 hours
It requires 2.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF C500's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Sony WF C500 by 1.5 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery power is 61mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
The Sony WF C500 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your device and charging case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Sony WF C500 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 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. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar 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 intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
Sony WF C500 have 2 microphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphones are 6, more than that of Sony WF C500 by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphone sensitivity is measured at -26dBV/Pa. The vastness 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 pick up.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 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.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a find earbuds feature.
The Sony WF C500 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a 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.
The Sony WF C500 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too support the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Sony WF C500, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 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.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement a malfunction occurs. Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a warranty period of 2Years, more than that of Sony WF C500 by 1 Years .
The Sony WF C500 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
Sony WF C500 come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.