Technics EAH AZ60See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Technics EAH AZ60||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||8mm||5.8mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||25hours||10hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||9meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||8only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|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 level of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Technics EAH AZ60's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids 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 Technics EAH AZ60, 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
Technics EAH AZ60 have a weight of 14g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Sony WF C500, at 10.8g weigh less than the Technics EAH AZ60 with a difference -3.2g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Technics EAH AZ60 are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds together.
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless since it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Technics EAH AZ60 are resistant to sweat
Sony WF C500's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Technics EAH AZ60 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Technics EAH AZ60's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF C500 also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Technics EAH AZ60 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
Technics EAH AZ60 stay well in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down your environment noise while preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Technics EAH AZ60 driver unit is 8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the sound made by the device.
Sony WF C500 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 2.2mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply 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 component produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
The 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 generate music at quite a high SPL, using high magnetic flux.
Technics EAH AZ60's battery life is 7.5 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 requires fewer chargings.
Sony WF C500's battery life is more than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 2.5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening 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 Technics EAH AZ60's case has a full charge of 25 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sony WF C500's charging case has a battery life of 10 hours, less than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 15 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Technics EAH AZ60's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Sony WF C500 takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 0.5 hours
The Technics EAH AZ60 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Technics EAH AZ60 use 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 electronics.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement 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 Technics EAH AZ60 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Technics EAH AZ60 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony WF C500 have a maximum range of 9meters, less than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 1meters
Technics EAH AZ60 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Technics EAH AZ60 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.
The Technics EAH AZ60 support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have 8 microphones.
Sony WF C500 microphones are 2, less than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 6 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Technics EAH AZ60 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Technics EAH AZ60 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the Sony WF C500 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Technics EAH AZ60 support multipoint of 2 connections, this 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 having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony WF C500 too have this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Technics EAH AZ60, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Sony WF C500 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Sony WF C500 too have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Technics EAH AZ60 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF C500 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.