38points

JBL T280A

40points

JBL T290

JBL T280A
Comparison winner
JBL T290
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60 facts in comparison

JBL T280A vs JBL T290

JBL T280A
JBL T290

Why is JBL T280A better than JBL T290?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
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    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 0.3mm bigger driver unit
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    9mmvs8.7mm
  • 21g lighter
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    50gvs71g
  • Has a straight plug
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Why is JBL T290 better than JBL T280A?

  • Has a tangle free cable
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  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Price comparison

JBL T280A

Buy used:

$16.95

ProductStorePrice
JBL T280A AmazonJBL T280A Stereo Ear Headphones/Phone He...JBL T280A Stereo Ear Headphones/Phone Headset Black Pearl
Amazon logo
$29.79
JBL T280A AmazonJBL Wired In-Ear Earphones Noise Reducti...JBL Wired In-Ear Earphones Noise Reduction Isolation Music Sport Running headphones Headset With Mic For Smartphone Headphones
Amazon logo
$29.79
JBL T280A AmazonJBL TUNE 110 - In-Ear Headphone with One...JBL TUNE 110 - In-Ear Headphone with One-Button Remote - Black
Amazon logo
$16.95
JBL T280A AmazonJBL T290 Premium in-Ear Headphones with ...JBL T290 Premium in-Ear Headphones with mic, Flat Cord with Universal Remote, Pure bass
Amazon logo
$14.99
JBL T280A AmazonT280A (Black)
Amazon logo
$19.99
JBL T280A AmazonJBL REFLECT FLOW - True Wireless Earbuds...JBL REFLECT FLOW - True Wireless Earbuds, Bluetooth Sport Headphones with Microphone, Waterproof, up to 30 Hours Battery, Charging Case and Quick Charge, works with Android and Apple iOS (Black)
Amazon logo
$149.95
JBL T280A AmazonJBL Reflect Mini 2 Wireless in-Ear Sport...JBL Reflect Mini 2 Wireless in-Ear Sport Headphones with Three-Button Remote and Microphone - Black
Amazon logo
$34.32
JBL T280A AmazonJBL E10BLKNP Synchros E10 in-Ear Headpho...JBL E10BLKNP Synchros E10 in-Ear Headphones (Black)
Amazon logo
$23.79
JBL T280A AmazonJBL TUNE 220TWS - True Wireless in-Ear H...JBL TUNE 220TWS - True Wireless in-Ear Headphone - Black
Amazon logo
$54.94

JBL T290

ProductStorePrice
JBL T290 AmazonJBL T290 Premium in-Ear Headphones with ...JBL T290 Premium in-Ear Headphones with mic, Flat Cord with Universal Remote, Pure bass
Amazon logo
$14.99

Design

1.has stereo speakers
JBL T280A
JBL T290
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 T280A
JBL T290
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 T280A
JBL T290
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 T280A
JBL T290
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
JBL T280A
JBL T290
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.weight

50g

71g

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.
7.can be folded
JBL T280A
JBL T290
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
8.travel bag is included
JBL T280A
JBL T290
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
9.has an in-ear form
JBL T280A
JBL T290
The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

Sound quality

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

22000Hz

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 T280A
JBL T290
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
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

102dB/mW

102dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
6.has a neodymium magnet
JBL T280A
JBL T290
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
7.impedance

16 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.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
9.diaphragm size

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL T280A)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL T290)

The diaphragm moves air back and forth to create sound. The bigger the diaphragm, the more bass it can produce.

Power

1.Battery life

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL T290)

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 T280A
JBL T290
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
JBL T280A
JBL T290
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.charge time

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL T280A)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL T290)

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL T280A)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL T290)

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 T280A
JBL T290
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
7.Battery life of charging case

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL T280A)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL T290)

The battery life of the charging case as given by the manufacturer. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your headphones on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
8.has a removable battery
JBL T280A
JBL T290
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
JBL T280A
JBL T290
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.Bluetooth version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL T280A)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL T290)

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 T280A
JBL T290
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.Has Bluetooth aptX
JBL T280A
JBL T290
Bluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
5.maximum Bluetooth range

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL T280A)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL T290)

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
6.supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
JBL T280A
JBL T290
Wi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.
7.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
JBL T280A
JBL T290
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.
8.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
JBL T280A
JBL T290
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.
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 T280A
JBL T290
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 T280A
JBL T290
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
JBL T280A
JBL T290
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 T280A
JBL T290
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
6.warranty period

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL T280A)

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
7.Has voice prompts
JBL T280A
JBL T290
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.
8.has a mute function
JBL T280A
JBL T290
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
9.multipoint count

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL T280A)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL T290)

Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.

Price comparison

JBL T280A

Buy used:

$16.95

ProductStorePrice
JBL T280A AmazonJBL T280A Stereo Ear Headphones/Phone He...JBL T280A Stereo Ear Headphones/Phone Headset Black Pearl
Amazon logo
$29.79
JBL T280A AmazonJBL Wired In-Ear Earphones Noise Reducti...JBL Wired In-Ear Earphones Noise Reduction Isolation Music Sport Running headphones Headset With Mic For Smartphone Headphones
Amazon logo
$29.79
JBL T280A AmazonJBL TUNE 110 - In-Ear Headphone with One...JBL TUNE 110 - In-Ear Headphone with One-Button Remote - Black
Amazon logo
$16.95
JBL T280A AmazonJBL T290 Premium in-Ear Headphones with ...JBL T290 Premium in-Ear Headphones with mic, Flat Cord with Universal Remote, Pure bass
Amazon logo
$14.99
JBL T280A AmazonT280A (Black)
Amazon logo
$19.99
JBL T280A AmazonJBL REFLECT FLOW - True Wireless Earbuds...JBL REFLECT FLOW - True Wireless Earbuds, Bluetooth Sport Headphones with Microphone, Waterproof, up to 30 Hours Battery, Charging Case and Quick Charge, works with Android and Apple iOS (Black)
Amazon logo
$149.95
JBL T280A AmazonJBL Reflect Mini 2 Wireless in-Ear Sport...JBL Reflect Mini 2 Wireless in-Ear Sport Headphones with Three-Button Remote and Microphone - Black
Amazon logo
$34.32
JBL T280A AmazonJBL E10BLKNP Synchros E10 in-Ear Headpho...JBL E10BLKNP Synchros E10 in-Ear Headphones (Black)
Amazon logo
$23.79
JBL T280A AmazonJBL TUNE 220TWS - True Wireless in-Ear H...JBL TUNE 220TWS - True Wireless in-Ear Headphone - Black
Amazon logo
$54.94

JBL T290

ProductStorePrice
JBL T290 AmazonJBL T290 Premium in-Ear Headphones with ...JBL T290 Premium in-Ear Headphones with mic, Flat Cord with Universal Remote, Pure bass
Amazon logo
$14.99

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