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.
IP ratings is the rating of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection 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 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 because lighter devices are easier to move with.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel, at 57g are heavier than the Sony WF C500 with a difference of 46.2g
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 case since they don't have cables. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Sony WF C500 are resistant to sweat
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Skullcandy Indy Fuel are both dustproof and water-resistant.
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.
Both Skullcandy Indy Fuel and Sony WF C500 have stereo speakers
Sony WF C500 sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background sounds well as preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively 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.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the device.
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 , 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 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 a particular audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level 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 earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
Sony WF C500's battery life is 10 hours, 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 chanrgings.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery life is less than that of Sony WF C500 by 7 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, 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 manufacturer, and Sony WF C500's case is said to have a full charge of 10 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables 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 for the first time.
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 put down on a supported charging pad.
The Sony WF C500 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and case.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Sony WF C500 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony WF C500 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement 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 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.
The Sony WF C500 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Skullcandy Indy Fuel too support fast charging. This kind is 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 30 minutes.
The Sony WF C500 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Sony WF C500, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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.
The Sony WF C500 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Sony WF C500 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.