85points

JBL Duet BT

88points

Philips SHB8850NC

JBL Duet BT
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JBL Duet BT vs Philips SHB8850NC

JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC
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88
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Why is JBL Duet BT better than Philips SHB8850NC?

  • 48.7g lighter
    183.3gvs232g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than JBL Duet BT?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    2vs1
  • Has a straight plug
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

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 a detachable cable
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

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

3.weight

183.3g

232g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

5.has a tangle free cable
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.sweat resistant
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

4.sound pressure level

111dB/mW

105dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

32 Ohms

16 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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has a neodymium magnet
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

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

1. longer battery life

16h

16h

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.

Best

Sennheiser PXC 480

50h

2.has a battery level indicator
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.battery power

610mAh

530mAh

Best

Phaz P5

2000mAh

5.charge time

2h

2h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

6.has a removable battery
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4

4

Best

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

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

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

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.Has WiFi
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

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.

2.can be used as a headset
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

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

4.number of microphones

1

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

6.has voice commands
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
JBL Duet BT
Philips SHB8850NC

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

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