Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3||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||7mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||107dB/mW||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||21hours||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||✓||✗|
|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 rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
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 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, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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 easier to move with.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, at 10.6g are lighter than the Sony WF C500 by -0.2g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Sony WF C500 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Sony WF C500 are resistant to sweat
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's resistance to sweat makes both devices good 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, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Sony WF C500 sit well in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces background noise while preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, and Sony WF C500 have passive noise reduction this means that they reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Sony WF C500 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size dictates the sound made by the device.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 driver unit is 7mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony WF C500 by 1.2mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver 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 frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this means that Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 make sound with a juicier bass than the Sony WF C500
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device produces high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, this means that Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Sony WF C500
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's measurement is 107dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Sony WF C500 have neodymium magnets, when 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 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 for a single charge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's battery life is less than that of Sony WF C500 by 3 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, 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 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 many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, more than that of Sony WF C500 by 11 hours
It takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF C500's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Sony WF C500 by 1 hours
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
The Sony WF C500 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your device and case.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Sony WF C500 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Sony WF C500 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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 connecting via Bluetooth.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF C500 will work fine with your MacBook. 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.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Sony WF C500 have 2 microphones.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 microphones are 6, more than that of Sony WF C500 by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Sony WF C500 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Sony WF C500 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Sony WF C500, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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.
Sony WF C500 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
Sony WF C500 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.