83points

Bowers & Wilkins PX5

76points

JBL Live 500BT

Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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Bowers & Wilkins PX5 vs JBL Live 500BT

Bowers & Wilkins PX5
JBL Live 500BT
83
points
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
76
points
JBL Live 500BT

Why is Bowers & Wilkins PX5 better than JBL Live 500BT?

  • 8Hz lower low-frequency
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    10Hzvs18Hz
  • 10000Hz higher high-frequency
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    30000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
    ?
  • 0.8 newer Bluetooth version
    ?

    5vs4.2
  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
    ?
  • 5 more microphone(s)
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    6vs1
  • Has an on-ear form
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Why is JBL Live 500BT better than Bowers & Wilkins PX5?

  • 8h longer battery life
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    33hvs25h
  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • 14.4mm bigger driver unit
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    50mmvs35.6mm
  • 9.4g lighter
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    231.6gvs241g
  • 1h shorter charge time
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    2hvs3h
  • Can be folded
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  • Has an in-line control panel
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  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Price comparison

JBL Live 500BT

Buy used:

$78.75

ProductStorePrice
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL LIVE 500BT Over-the-Ear Headphones -...JBL LIVE 500BT Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black - JBLLIVE500BTBLKAM (Renewed)
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$69.00
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL LIVE 400BT - On-Ear Wireless Headpho...JBL LIVE 400BT - On-Ear Wireless Headphones - Blue
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$69.95
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL Live 500BT Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear...JBL Live 500BT Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones Bundle with Plugable USB-BT4LE USB 2.0 Bluetooth Adapter - Blue
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$149.99
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL Live 500BT Wireless Over-Ear Headpho...JBL Live 500BT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones (red)
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$149.95
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL TUNE 750BTNC - Wireless Over-Ear Hea...JBL TUNE 750BTNC - Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Noise Cancellation - Blue
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$99.95
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL LIVE 650BTNC - Around-Ear Wireless H...JBL LIVE 650BTNC - Around-Ear Wireless Headphone with Noise Cancellation - Black
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$199.95
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL Live 650 Around-Ear Wireless Headpho...JBL Live 650 Around-Ear Wireless Headphone with Noise Cancellation - Black (Renewed)
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$109.99
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL Live 500BT Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear...JBL Live 500BT Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones Bundle with Anker PowerPort Elite 2 Ports USB Wall Charger - Green
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$149.99
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL TUNE 500BT - On-Ear Wireless Bluetoo...JBL TUNE 500BT - On-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphone - Pink
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$49.95
JBL Live 500BT aliexpressEarphones & Headphones JBL LIVE 500BT Po...Earphones & Headphones JBL LIVE 500BT Portable Audio headset Earphone Headphone Video with microphone
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$61.72
JBL Live 500BT walmartJBL LIVE 500BT Wireless Over-Ear Headpho...JBL LIVE 500BT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Voice Control
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$99.95

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
JBL Live 500BT
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

241g

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)
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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

10Hz

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

30000Hz

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
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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)
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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.has a neodymium magnet
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
JBL Live 500BT
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
6.driver unit size

35.6mm

50mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Power

1.Battery life

25h

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
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
JBL Live 500BT
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.charge time

3h

2h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
4.has a battery level indicator
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
JBL Live 500BT
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.Has USB Type-C
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
JBL Live 500BT
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
6.has a removable battery
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
JBL Live 500BT
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
JBL Live 500BT
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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.
5.supports Wi-Fi
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
JBL Live 500BT
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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

6

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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
Bowers & Wilkins PX5
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

Buy used:

$78.75

ProductStorePrice
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL LIVE 500BT Over-the-Ear Headphones -...JBL LIVE 500BT Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black - JBLLIVE500BTBLKAM (Renewed)
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$69.00
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL LIVE 400BT - On-Ear Wireless Headpho...JBL LIVE 400BT - On-Ear Wireless Headphones - Blue
Amazon logo
$69.95
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL Live 500BT Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear...JBL Live 500BT Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones Bundle with Plugable USB-BT4LE USB 2.0 Bluetooth Adapter - Blue
Amazon logo
$149.99
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL Live 500BT Wireless Over-Ear Headpho...JBL Live 500BT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones (red)
Amazon logo
$149.95
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL TUNE 750BTNC - Wireless Over-Ear Hea...JBL TUNE 750BTNC - Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Noise Cancellation - Blue
Amazon logo
$99.95
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL LIVE 650BTNC - Around-Ear Wireless H...JBL LIVE 650BTNC - Around-Ear Wireless Headphone with Noise Cancellation - Black
Amazon logo
$199.95
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL Live 650 Around-Ear Wireless Headpho...JBL Live 650 Around-Ear Wireless Headphone with Noise Cancellation - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$109.99
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL Live 500BT Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear...JBL Live 500BT Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones Bundle with Anker PowerPort Elite 2 Ports USB Wall Charger - Green
Amazon logo
$149.99
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL TUNE 500BT - On-Ear Wireless Bluetoo...JBL TUNE 500BT - On-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphone - Pink
Amazon logo
$49.95
JBL Live 500BT aliexpressEarphones & Headphones JBL LIVE 500BT Po...Earphones & Headphones JBL LIVE 500BT Portable Audio headset Earphone Headphone Video with microphone
aliexpress logo
$61.72
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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