55points

HiFiMAN RE-600

43points

JBL Synchros S500

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HiFiMAN RE-600
JBL Synchros S500
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HiFiMAN RE-600 vs JBL Synchros S500

HiFiMAN RE-600
JBL Synchros S500
HiFiMAN RE-600
JBL Synchros S500
55
points
43
points

Why is HiFiMAN RE-600 better than JBL Synchros S500?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is JBL Synchros S500 better than HiFiMAN RE-600?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs15Hz
  • 15dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    117dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used as a headset
  • 41.5mm bigger driver unit
    50mmvs8.5mm
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a removable battery

Top specs and features

Design

1.has a detachable cable
HiFiMAN RE-600
JBL Synchros S500

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

2.has an over-the-ear form
HiFiMAN RE-600
JBL Synchros S500

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 included ear pads
HiFiMAN RE-600
JBL Synchros S500

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

4.travel bag is included
HiFiMAN RE-600
JBL Synchros S500

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

5.has an in-ear form
HiFiMAN RE-600
JBL Synchros S500

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

6.has an L-shaped plug
HiFiMAN RE-600
JBL Synchros S500

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

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

2.highest frequency

22000Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

102dB/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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
HiFiMAN RE-600
JBL Synchros S500

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

5.has a neodymium magnet
HiFiMAN RE-600
JBL Synchros S500

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

8.5mm

50mm

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

Power

1.has a removable battery
HiFiMAN RE-600
JBL Synchros S500

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
HiFiMAN RE-600
JBL Synchros S500

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

Features

1.can be used as a headset
HiFiMAN RE-600
JBL Synchros S500

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
HiFiMAN RE-600
JBL Synchros S500

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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