74points

JBL Live 500BT

57points

Sony MDR-XB650BT

JBL Live 500BT
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42 facts in comparison

JBL Live 500BT vs Sony MDR-XB650BT

JBL Live 500BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT
74
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JBL Live 500BT
57
points
Sony MDR-XB650BT

Why is JBL Live 500BT better than Sony MDR-XB650BT?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    18Hzvs20Hz
  • 13dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    108dB/mWvs95dB/mW
  • 3h longer battery life
    ?

    33hvs30h
  • Has an over-the-ear form
    ?
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • 0.2 newer Bluetooth version
    ?

    4.2vs4
  • 20mm bigger driver unit
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    50mmvs30mm
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-XB650BT better than JBL Live 500BT?

  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
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    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 41.6g lighter
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    190gvs231.6g
  • Has an on-ear form
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  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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Price comparison

JBL Live 500BT

ProductStorePrice
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL LIVE 500BT - Around-Ear Wireless Hea...JBL LIVE 500BT - Around-Ear Wireless Headphone - Green
Amazon logo
$149.95
JBL Live 500BT pricegrabberJBL Live 500BT wireless over-ear headpho...JBL Live 500BT wireless over-ear headphones (green)
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$99.95
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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$106.24

Sony MDR-XB650BT

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB650BT AmazonSony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth H...Sony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$54.95
Sony MDR-XB650BT AmazonSony MDR-XB650BT Red Extra Bass Bluetoot...Sony MDR-XB650BT Red Extra Bass Bluetooth (Japan Import-No Warranty)
Amazon logo
$168.82

Design

1.has stereo speakers
JBL Live 500BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT
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
JBL Live 500BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT
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
JBL Live 500BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT
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
JBL Live 500BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

231.6g

190g

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)
JBL Live 500BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

18Hz

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 500BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT
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 500BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT
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

108dB/mW

95dB/mW

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

32 Ohms

24 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

33h

30h

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 500BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
JBL Live 500BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.charge time

2h

4h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.has a removable battery
JBL Live 500BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
JBL Live 500BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.Bluetooth version

4.2

4

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 500BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT
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 Live 500BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT
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
JBL Live 500BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
JBL Live 500BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT
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 500BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT
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 500BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT
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 500BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
6.warranty period

1

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Price comparison

JBL Live 500BT

ProductStorePrice
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL LIVE 500BT - Around-Ear Wireless Hea...JBL LIVE 500BT - Around-Ear Wireless Headphone - Green
Amazon logo
$149.95
JBL Live 500BT pricegrabberJBL Live 500BT wireless over-ear headpho...JBL Live 500BT wireless over-ear headphones (green)
pricegrabber logo
$99.95
JBL Live 500BT aliexpressEarphones & Headphones JBL LIVE 500BT Po...Earphones & Headphones JBL LIVE 500BT Portable Audio headset Earphone Headphone Video with microphone
aliexpress logo
$106.24

Sony MDR-XB650BT

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB650BT AmazonSony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth H...Sony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$54.95
Sony MDR-XB650BT AmazonSony MDR-XB650BT Red Extra Bass Bluetoot...Sony MDR-XB650BT Red Extra Bass Bluetooth (Japan Import-No Warranty)
Amazon logo
$168.82

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