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Fostex TH-5

38points

JBL Bassline

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Fostex TH-5 vs JBL Bassline

Fostex TH-5
JBL Bassline
Fostex TH-5
JBL Bassline

Why is Fostex TH-5 better than JBL Bassline?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is JBL Bassline better than Fostex TH-5?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 21dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    117dB/mWvs96dB/mW
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs30mm
  • Travel bag is included

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Fostex TH-5
JBL Bassline

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
Fostex TH-5
JBL Bassline

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.travel bag is included
Fostex TH-5
JBL Bassline

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

4.has a straight plug
Fostex TH-5
JBL Bassline

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

5.has an on-ear form
Fostex TH-5
JBL Bassline

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

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

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

10Hz

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

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.sound pressure level

96dB/mW

117dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.driver unit size

30mm

40mm

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

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Fostex TH-5
JBL Bassline

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
Fostex TH-5
JBL Bassline

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

2.has an in-line control panel
Fostex TH-5
JBL Bassline

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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