Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF C500||Skullcandy Indy Fuel|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||5.8mm||6mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||105dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||10hours||27hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||9meters||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||✗|
|EXTRAS||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 an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Sony WF C500's rating for solids indicates 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.
Compared to the Sony WF C500, Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a rating of IP55 meaning that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety and that of liquids is that, Sony WF C500 has a lower liquid rating than Skullcandy Indy Fuel
Sony WF C500 have a weight of 10.8g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, at 57g weigh more than the Sony WF C500 by of 46.2g
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 don't have cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Sony WF C500 have sweat resistance
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Skullcandy Indy Fuel are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Sony WF C500 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Skullcandy Indy Fuel and Sony WF C500 have stereo speakers
The Sony WF C500 stay well in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background sounds while preventing the device music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
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 determines the sound made by the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel driver unit is 6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony WF C500 by 0.2mm , 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 can generate 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 inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies 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 adjustments to the signal while at it.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Skullcandy Indy Fuel's measurement is 105dB/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, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, using 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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery life is less than that of Sony WF C500 by 7 hours . Every 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 vendor, and Sony WF C500's case is said to have a charge of 10 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's charging case has a battery life of 27 hours, more than that of Sony WF C500 by 17 hours
It requires 2.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF C500's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Sony WF C500 by 2.2 hours
Skullcandy Indy Fuel, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, 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. Its lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Sony WF C500 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the Sony WF C500 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Sony WF C500 have a 9meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
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 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 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.
Sony WF C500 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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 30 minutes.
Sony WF C500 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have this function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Sony WF C500, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have a control panel on them.
The 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.
Sony WF C500 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The Sony WF C500 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.