74points

JBL Live 500BT

72points

Sony WH-CH700N

JBL Live 500BT
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Sony WH-CH700N
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45 facts in comparison

JBL Live 500BT vs Sony WH-CH700N

JBL Live 500BT
Sony WH-CH700N
74
points
JBL Live 500BT
72
points
Sony WH-CH700N

Why is JBL Live 500BT better than Sony WH-CH700N?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    18Hzvs20Hz
  • 11dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    108dB/mWvs97dB/mW
  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
    ?

    4.2vs4.1
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    50mmvs40mm
  • 8.4g lighter
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    231.6gvs240g
  • 5h shorter charge time
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    2hvs7h
  • Can be folded
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  • Has an in-line control panel
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Why is Sony WH-CH700N better than JBL Live 500BT?

  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
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  • 2h longer battery life
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    35hvs33h
  • 10 Ohms lower impedance
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    22 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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Price comparison

JBL Live 500BT

Buy used:

$34.90

ProductStorePrice
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL LIVE 500BT - Around-Ear Wireless Hea...JBL LIVE 500BT - Around-Ear Wireless Headphone - Black
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$79.95
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL LIVE 500BT Over-the-Ear Headphones -...JBL LIVE 500BT Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black - JBLLIVE500BTBLKAM (Renewed)
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$62.41
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL Live 500BT Wireless Over-Ear Headpho...JBL Live 500BT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones (red)
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$79.95
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL Live 650 Around-Ear Wireless Headpho...JBL Live 650 Around-Ear Wireless Headphone with Noise Cancellation - Black (Renewed)
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$107.99
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL TUNE 750BTNC - Wireless Over-Ear Hea...JBL TUNE 750BTNC - Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Noise Cancellation - Black
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$99.95
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL Live 500BT Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear...JBL Live 500BT Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones Bundle with Plugable USB-BT4LE USB 2.0 Bluetooth Adapter - Blue
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$109.95
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL TUNE 500 - Wired On-Ear Headphones -...JBL TUNE 500 - Wired On-Ear Headphones - Black
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$29.95
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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$66.20

Sony WH-CH700N

Buy used:

$49.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-CH700N AmazonSony WH-CH700N Wireless Noise Canceling ...Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Noise Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$89.10
Sony WH-CH700N aliexpressUSED SONY CH700N Wireless Bluetooth Nois...USED SONY CH700N Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones - WH-CH700N 98%new
aliexpress logo
$104.00
Sony WH-CH700N walmartSony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling ...Sony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones with Google Assistant - Black
walmart logo
$348.00

Design

1.has stereo speakers
JBL Live 500BT
Sony WH-CH700N
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 WH-CH700N
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 WH-CH700N
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 WH-CH700N
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

231.6g

240g

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 WH-CH700N
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 WH-CH700N
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 WH-CH700N
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

97dB/mW

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

32 Ohms

22 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

35h

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 WH-CH700N
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.charge time

2h

7h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
4.has a battery level indicator
JBL Live 500BT
Sony WH-CH700N
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a removable battery
JBL Live 500BT
Sony WH-CH700N
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
JBL Live 500BT
Sony WH-CH700N
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 500BT
Sony WH-CH700N
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
JBL Live 500BT
Sony WH-CH700N
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.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
JBL Live 500BT
Sony WH-CH700N
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.
6.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
JBL Live 500BT
Sony WH-CH700N
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.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
JBL Live 500BT
Sony WH-CH700N
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 WH-CH700N
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 WH-CH700N
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 WH-CH700N
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 500BT
Sony WH-CH700N
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 500BT

Buy used:

$34.90

ProductStorePrice
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL LIVE 500BT - Around-Ear Wireless Hea...JBL LIVE 500BT - Around-Ear Wireless Headphone - Black
Amazon logo
$79.95
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL LIVE 500BT Over-the-Ear Headphones -...JBL LIVE 500BT Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black - JBLLIVE500BTBLKAM (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$62.41
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL Live 500BT Wireless Over-Ear Headpho...JBL Live 500BT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones (red)
Amazon logo
$79.95
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL Live 650 Around-Ear Wireless Headpho...JBL Live 650 Around-Ear Wireless Headphone with Noise Cancellation - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$107.99
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL TUNE 750BTNC - Wireless Over-Ear Hea...JBL TUNE 750BTNC - Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Noise Cancellation - Black
Amazon logo
$99.95
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL Live 500BT Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear...JBL Live 500BT Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones Bundle with Plugable USB-BT4LE USB 2.0 Bluetooth Adapter - Blue
Amazon logo
$109.95
JBL Live 500BT AmazonJBL TUNE 500 - Wired On-Ear Headphones -...JBL TUNE 500 - Wired On-Ear Headphones - Black
Amazon logo
$29.95
JBL Live 500BT aliexpressEarphones & Headphones JBL LIVE 500BT Po...Earphones & Headphones JBL LIVE 500BT Portable Audio headset Earphone Headphone Video with microphone
aliexpress logo
$66.20

Sony WH-CH700N

Buy used:

$49.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-CH700N AmazonSony WH-CH700N Wireless Noise Canceling ...Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Noise Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$89.10
Sony WH-CH700N aliexpressUSED SONY CH700N Wireless Bluetooth Nois...USED SONY CH700N Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones - WH-CH700N 98%new
aliexpress logo
$104.00
Sony WH-CH700N walmartSony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling ...Sony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones with Google Assistant - Black
walmart logo
$348.00

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