54points

Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus

63points

Sony WF-C500

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Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus vs Sony WF-C500

Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
Sony WF-C500

Why is Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus better than Sony WF-C500?

  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
    ?
  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
    ?
  • 6.2mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    12mmvs5.8mm
  • Has ambient sound mode
    ?
  • 1.8x longer battery life of the charging case
    ?

    18hvs10h

Why is Sony WF-C500 better than Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus?

  • 1h longer battery life
    ?

    10hvs9h
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • Higher Ingress Protection (IP) rating.
    ?

    IPX4vs
  • 0.8 newer Bluetooth version
    ?

    5vs4.2
  • Has AAC
    ?
  • 0.6g lighter
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    10.8gvs11.4g

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User reviews

Overall Rating

Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
1.5
2 User reviews
Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
1.5/10
2 User reviews
Sony WF-C500
8.7
3 User reviews
Sony WF-C500
8.7/10
3 User reviews

Features

Build quality

4.0/10
2 votes
9.3/10
3 votes

Sound quality

1.0/10
1 votes
9.3/10
3 votes

Design

4.5/10
2 votes
8.0/10
3 votes

Comfort

5.5/10
2 votes
8.7/10
3 votes

Battery life

2.0/10
1 votes
8.7/10
3 votes

Comments

Tim

Tim

3 days ago

2 / 10

Buggy product, incomplete packaging

Tim

Tim

3 days ago

2 / 10

I was so excited for these headphones. I'm autistic, so sensory processing has always been a weak point for me. These headphones seemed like a perfect fit. They arrived today and what am I greeted with? No wing tips. They're advertised right in the literature, but there were no additional wing tip sizes. What was there were two baggies containing extra ear tips. Two of them. They mixed up the wing tips for extra ear tips. On to the connection. They do not connect. I have a Surface Duo 2, so I know it's not exactly main stream, but I've never had issues connecting to Bluetooth headphones before. As for the functions you do have access to while unpaired, they're promising. That is, except for the shortcut functions. The double tap shortcut does not work. It simply registers as two single taps, no matter how quickly you tap. These headphones are buggy, and there's no way to deliver a firmware update without connecting to your phone. And for CAD$1279 after tax, you'd be spending way too much money for what feels like a prototype that was let out of the lab early.

Pros

    Cons

    • Won't connect
    • Double tap shortcut doesn't exist
    • Incomplete packaging
    3 users found this helpful
    Darin

    Darin

    9 days ago

    1 / 10

    Device doesn't work

    Darin

    Darin

    9 days ago

    1 / 10

    Received Conversation Clear Plus today devices will not connect with app. Setup can not be completed so devices do not work at all.Chat is not live and has you complete a contact form. There is no phone support. I spent $850.00 for devices that do not work and can't get any support. Don't buy the Conversation Clear Plus.

    Pros

      Cons

      • Device doesn't work
      • Support doesn't respond to chat
      • No phone support.
      1 users found this helpful

      Design

      Fit

      In-ear

      In-ear

      The fit of the earbuds.
      The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
      weight

      11.4g

      10.8g

      We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
      has no wires or cables
      โœ”Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ”Sony WF-C500
      True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
      wingtips included
      โœ–Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ–Sony WF-C500
      These earbuds come with wingtips that can be attached for a more secure fit. Wingtips come in handy for sports and other physical activities. When used correctly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
      sweat resistance
      โœ”Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ”Sony WF-C500
      Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
      is dustproof and water-resistant
      โœ–Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ–Sony WF-C500
      The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
      has stereo speakers
      โœ”Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ”Sony WF-C500
      Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
      waterproof depth rating

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus)

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-C500)

      The waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

      Sound quality

      has active noise cancellation (noise control)
      โœ”Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ–Sony WF-C500
      This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
      has passive noise reduction
      โœ”Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ”Sony WF-C500
      The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
      The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
      The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
      highest frequency

      20000Hz

      20000Hz

      The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
      sound pressure level

      100dB/mW

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-C500)

      Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
      impedance

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus)

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-C500)

      Impedance is the deviceโ€™s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
      has a neodymium magnet
      โœ–Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ”Sony WF-C500
      Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

      Power

      The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
      The battery life of the charging case as given by the manufacturer. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your headphones on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
      charge time

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus)

      2.5h

      The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
      battery power

      70mAh

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-C500)

      Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
      has wireless charging
      โœ–Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ–Sony WF-C500
      It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
      has a battery level indicator
      โœ”Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ”Sony WF-C500
      An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
      has a rechargeable battery
      โœ”Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ”Sony WF-C500
      The battery can be recharged and used over again.

      Connectivity

      Has USB Type-C
      โœ”Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ”Sony WF-C500
      The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
      Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
      has LDAC
      โœ–Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ–Sony WF-C500
      LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
      has aptX Adaptive
      โœ–Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ–Sony WF-C500
      aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
      has aptX Low Latency
      โœ–Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ–Sony WF-C500
      aptX Low Latency is a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag (e.g. when playing games).
      has aptX HD
      โœ–Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ–Sony WF-C500
      aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
      has aptX
      โœ–Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ–Sony WF-C500
      aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
      audio latency

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus)

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-C500)

      Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your headphones/earbuds. Lower latency reduces audio lag, and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
      The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

      Features

      Has a built-in camera remote control function
      โœ–Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ–Sony WF-C500
      The device can control your smartphoneโ€™s camera remotely (without installing third-party apps), allowing you to take shots even if your phone isn't near you.
      has ambient sound mode
      โœ”Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ–Sony WF-C500
      Ambient sound mode uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. Itโ€™s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of whatโ€™s happening around you, for example when youโ€™re jogging but still want to be able to hear traffic.
      has in/on-ear detection
      โœ–Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ–Sony WF-C500
      Sensors can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused, saving battery life.
      has find earbuds feature
      โœ”Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ”Sony WF-C500
      You can use the app to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
      Supports fast charging
      โœ”Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ”Sony WF-C500
      Fast charging technologies, like Qualcommโ€™s Quick Charge or MediaTekโ€™s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
      multipoint count

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus)

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-C500)

      Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
      has a mute function
      โœ”Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ”Sony WF-C500
      The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
      can be used as a headset
      โœ”Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ”Sony WF-C500
      A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
      control panel placed on a device
      โœ”Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ”Sony WF-C500
      There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

      Microphone

      number of microphones

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus)

      2

      More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
      has a noise-canceling microphone
      โœ”Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus
      โœ–Sony WF-C500
      These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
      mic sensitivity

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus)

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-C500)

      It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
      highest mic frequency

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus)

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-C500)

      The highest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording treble.
      lowest mic frequency

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus)

      Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-C500)

      The lowest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording bass.

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