Technics EAH AZ80See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Technics EAH AZ80||Sennheiser CX 500BT|
|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||10mm||✗|
|sound pressure level||✗||94dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||17.5hours||16hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||8only||4only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||✗||10000Hz|
|lowest mic frequency||✗||100Hz|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✓|
|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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rank of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Technics EAH AZ80's rating is read as, the first number 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.
Compared to the Technics EAH AZ80, Sennheiser CX 500BT 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 AZ80 have a weight of 14g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT, at 12g are lighter than the Technics EAH AZ80 with a difference -2g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Technics EAH AZ80 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Technics EAH AZ80 have sweat resistance
Sennheiser CX 500BT's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Technics EAH AZ80 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Technics EAH AZ80 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Technics EAH AZ80's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sennheiser CX 500BT and Technics EAH AZ80 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero thus "diluting" the noise.
The Technics EAH AZ80 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have ANC which makes either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that suites your chill time.
Technics EAH AZ80 sit tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down background sounds and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both Sennheiser CX 500BT, and Technics EAH AZ80 have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Technics EAH AZ80 have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass. The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
Technics EAH AZ80's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this means that Sennheiser CX 500BT make sound with a juicier bass than the Technics EAH AZ80
The Technics EAH AZ80's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, this means that Technics EAH AZ80 can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Sennheiser CX 500BT
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Sennheiser CX 500BT's measurement is 94dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Technics EAH AZ80'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 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 CX 500BT's battery life is more than that of Technics EAH AZ80 by 0.5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing 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 Technics EAH AZ80's case is said to have a charge of 17.5 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Technics EAH AZ80 by 1.5 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Technics EAH AZ80's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Technics EAH AZ80's battery power is 85mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Technics EAH AZ80, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
The Technics EAH AZ80 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Technics EAH AZ80 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
Technics EAH AZ80 have Bluetooth version of 5.3, 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 CX 500BT has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Technics EAH AZ80 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Technics EAH AZ80 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Technics EAH AZ80
Technics EAH AZ80 support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since 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 Technics EAH AZ80 will work well with your iPad. If you are planning 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 CX 500BT 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 AZ80 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 Sennheiser CX 500BT support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The Technics EAH AZ80 have 8 microphones.
Sennheiser CX 500BT microphones are 4, less than that of Technics EAH AZ80 by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
Technics EAH AZ80 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest mic frequency is 10000Hz, high frequencies are best for recording treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known as its upper limiting frequency.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are better for picking up bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
Technics EAH AZ80 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Technics EAH AZ80 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Sennheiser CX 500BT too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Sennheiser CX 500BT support the find earbuds feature.
Technics EAH AZ80 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Technics EAH AZ80 support multipoint of 3 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Technics EAH AZ80 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT also support this function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Technics EAH AZ80, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a control panel on them.
The Technics EAH AZ80 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.
If covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Sennheiser CX 500BT have a warranty period of 2Years, more than that of Technics EAH AZ80 by 1 Years .
The Technics EAH AZ80 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Sennheiser CX 500BT also have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The Technics EAH AZ80 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sennheiser CX 500BT too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.