54points

JBL Synchros S300

42points

JBL Synchros S500

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JBL Synchros S300 vs JBL Synchros S500

JBL Synchros S300
JBL Synchros S500
JBL Synchros S300
JBL Synchros S500
54
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42
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Why is JBL Synchros S300 better than JBL Synchros S500?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Can be folded
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is JBL Synchros S500 better than JBL Synchros S300?

  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    117dB/mWvs115dB/mW
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
    50mmvs40mm
  • Has a removable battery

Top specs and features

Design

1.has a detachable cable
JBL Synchros S300
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
JBL Synchros S300
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.can be folded
JBL Synchros S300
JBL Synchros S500

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

4.has included ear pads
JBL Synchros S300
JBL Synchros S500

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

5.travel bag is included
JBL Synchros S300
JBL Synchros S500

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

6.has an L-shaped plug
JBL Synchros S300
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.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

2.lowest frequency

10Hz

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 Synchros S300
JBL Synchros S500

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

4.sound pressure level

115dB/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

5.driver unit size

40mm

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
JBL Synchros S300
JBL Synchros S500

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

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
JBL Synchros S300
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
JBL Synchros S300
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
JBL Synchros S300
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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