72points

JBL Live 400BT

58points

JBL Tune 500BT

JBL Live 400BT
Comparison winner
JBL Tune 500BT
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JBL Live 400BT vs JBL Tune 500BT

JBL Live 400BT
JBL Tune 500BT

Why is JBL Live 400BT better than JBL Tune 500BT?

  • 82dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    106dB/mWvs24dB/mW
  • 8h longer battery life
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    24hvs16h
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
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    4.2vs4.1
  • 8mm bigger driver unit
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    40mmvs32mm
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • Has an in-line control panel
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  • 2.33x more battery power
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    700mAhvs300mAh

Why is JBL Tune 500BT better than JBL Live 400BT?

  • Has stereo speakers
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  • 30.8g lighter
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    155gvs185.8g

Price comparison

JBL Live 400BT

ProductStorePrice
JBL Live 400BT aliexpressEarphones & Headphones JBL LIVE 400BT Po...Earphones & Headphones JBL LIVE 400BT Portable Audio headset Headphone with microphone
aliexpress logo
$95.13
JBL Live 400BT walmartJBL Live 400BT Red On-Ear Bluetooth Head...JBL Live 400BT Red On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones w/BT Adapter
walmart logo
$99.99

JBL Tune 500BT

ProductStorePrice
JBL Tune 500BT AmazonJBL Tune 500BT Wireless On-Ear Headphone...JBL Tune 500BT Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Black
Amazon logo
$50.90
JBL Tune 500BT aliexpressNew JBL T500BT Wireless Bluetooth Headph...New JBL T500BT Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Flat-foldable On-Ear Headset Stereo Deep Bass Sports Headphones Support Siri
aliexpress logo
$69.27
JBL Tune 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
JBL Live 400BT
JBL Tune 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 a detachable cable
JBL Live 400BT
JBL Tune 500BT
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.sweat resistance
JBL Live 400BT
JBL Tune 500BT
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
4.weight

185.8g

155g

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.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
JBL Live 400BT
JBL Tune 500BT
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.can be folded
JBL Live 400BT
JBL Tune 500BT
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

20Hz

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

20000Hz

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
JBL Live 400BT
JBL Tune 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)
JBL Live 400BT
JBL Tune 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

24dB/mW

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

32 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

24h

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.
2.has a rechargeable battery
JBL Live 400BT
JBL Tune 500BT
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
JBL Live 400BT
JBL Tune 500BT
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.charge time

2h

2h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.battery power

700mAh

300mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
6.Has USB Type-C
JBL Live 400BT
JBL Tune 500BT
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
JBL Live 400BT
JBL Tune 500BT
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.Bluetooth version

4.2

4.1

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
JBL Live 400BT
JBL Tune 500BT
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.maximum Bluetooth range

10m

10m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
5.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
JBL Live 400BT
JBL Tune 500BT
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
6.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
JBL Live 400BT
JBL Tune 500BT
Wi-Fi 4 (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.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
JBL Live 400BT
JBL Tune 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
JBL Live 400BT
JBL Tune 500BT
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
JBL Live 400BT
JBL Tune 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
JBL Live 400BT
JBL Tune 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
JBL Live 400BT
JBL Tune 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 400BT

ProductStorePrice
JBL Live 400BT aliexpressEarphones & Headphones JBL LIVE 400BT Po...Earphones & Headphones JBL LIVE 400BT Portable Audio headset Headphone with microphone
aliexpress logo
$95.13
JBL Live 400BT walmartJBL Live 400BT Red On-Ear Bluetooth Head...JBL Live 400BT Red On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones w/BT Adapter
walmart logo
$99.99

JBL Tune 500BT

ProductStorePrice
JBL Tune 500BT AmazonJBL Tune 500BT Wireless On-Ear Headphone...JBL Tune 500BT Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Black
Amazon logo
$50.90
JBL Tune 500BT aliexpressNew JBL T500BT Wireless Bluetooth Headph...New JBL T500BT Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Flat-foldable On-Ear Headset Stereo Deep Bass Sports Headphones Support Siri
aliexpress logo
$69.27
JBL Tune 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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