78points

Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW

71points

JBL Live 500BT

Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
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JBL Live 500BT
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Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW vs JBL Live 500BT

Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
78
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Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
71
points
JBL Live 500BT

Why is Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW better than JBL Live 500BT?

  • 5000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    25000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
    ?
  • 18 Ohms lower impedance
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    14 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Sweat resistance
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  • 0.8 newer Bluetooth version
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    5vs4.2
  • 217.6g lighter
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    14gvs231.6g
  • 1 more microphone(s)
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    2vs1
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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Why is JBL Live 500BT better than Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
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    18Hzvs20Hz
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    108dB/mWvs106dB/mW
  • 28.5h longer battery life
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    33hvs4.5h
  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • Has a detachable cable
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  • 44.2mm bigger driver unit
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    50mmvs5.8mm
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • Can be folded
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Price comparison

JBL Live 500BT

ProductStorePrice
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL LIVE 500BT - Around-Ear Wireless Hea...JBL LIVE 500BT - Around-Ear Wireless Headphone - Green
Amazon logo
$99.95
JBL Live 500BT walmartJBL LIVE 500BT Wireless Over-Ear Headpho...JBL LIVE 500BT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Voice Control
walmart logo
$99.95

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has an over-the-ear form
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
3.has a detachable cable
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

14g

231.6g

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.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

18Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

25000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
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.
5.sound pressure level

106dB/mW

108dB/mW

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

14 Ohms

32 Ohms

Impedance is the device’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.

Power

1.Battery life

4.5h

33h

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.
2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.charge time

1h

2h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.Has USB Type-C
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
6.has a removable battery
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.Bluetooth version

5

4.2

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.
3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.Has Bluetooth aptX
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
Bluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
6.supports Wi-Fi
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
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.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

2

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
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.
5.Has an in-line control panel
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
6.Has voice prompts
Audio Technica ATH-ANC300TW
JBL Live 500BT
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

Price comparison

JBL Live 500BT

ProductStorePrice
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL LIVE 500BT - Around-Ear Wireless Hea...JBL LIVE 500BT - Around-Ear Wireless Headphone - Green
Amazon logo
$99.95
JBL Live 500BT walmartJBL LIVE 500BT Wireless Over-Ear Headpho...JBL LIVE 500BT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Voice Control
walmart logo
$99.95

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