Sony WF C700NSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF C700N||Sony WF C500|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||5mm||5.8mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||10hours||10hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||9meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||✗||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|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 rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. 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 (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Sony WF C700N's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value 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 C700N, Sony WF C500 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 C700N have a weight of 9.2g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The Sony WF C500, at 10.8g are heavier than the Sony WF C700N by of 1.6g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Sony WF C700N are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Sony WF C700N are resistant to sweat
Sony WF C500's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Sony WF C700N have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Sony WF C700N have stereo speakers, what this means is that Sony WF C700N's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF C500 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Sony WF C700N have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Sony WF C700N stay well in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Both Sony WF C500, and Sony WF C700N have passive noise reduction which implies that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Sony WF C700N driver unit is 5mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Sony WF C500 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony WF C700N by 0.8mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The Sony WF C700N's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Sony WF C500's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
Sony WF C700N's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
Sony WF C500 have neodymium magnets, if used in audio devices 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.
Sony WF C700N'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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Sony WF C500's battery life is equal to that of the Sony WF C700N . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Sony WF C700N's case is said to have a full charge of 10 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Sony WF C500's charging case has a battery life of 10 hours, equal to that of the Sony WF C700N
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.
The Sony WF C700N have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Sony WF C700N have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony WF C500 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Sony WF C700N have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF C500 has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Sony WF C700N . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sony WF C700N have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony WF C500 have a maximum range of 9meters, less than that of Sony WF C700N by 1meters
Sony WF C700N support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides 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 C700N will work fine with your iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Sony WF C500 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 Sony WF C700N have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony WF C700N support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Sony WF C700N have a find earbuds feature.
The Sony WF C700N support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Sony WF C500 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Sony WF C700N support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Sony WF C700N have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony WF C500 too support the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Sony WF C700N, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Sony WF C500 also 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.
The Sony WF C700N have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Sony WF C500 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
Sony WF C700N come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF C500 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.