59points

JBL Tune 500BT

56points

Sony MDR-XB550AP

JBL Tune 500BT
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JBL Tune 500BT vs Sony MDR-XB550AP

JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
59
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JBL Tune 500BT
56
points
Sony MDR-XB550AP

Why is JBL Tune 500BT better than Sony MDR-XB550AP?

  • Can be used wirelessly
    ?
  • 2mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    32mmvs30mm
  • Has a rechargeable battery
    ?
  • 25g lighter
    ?

    155gvs180g
  • Control panel placed on a device
    ?
  • Has a battery level indicator
    ?
  • Has voice prompts
    ?
  • Has voice commands
    ?

Why is Sony MDR-XB550AP better than JBL Tune 500BT?

  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
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    5Hzvs20Hz
  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
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    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 78dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    102dB/mWvs24dB/mW
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
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    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • Has an in-line control panel
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Price comparison

JBL Tune 500BT

Buy used:

$39.99

ProductStorePrice
JBL Tune 500BT aliexpressJBL TUNE 500BT jbl t500bt Wireless Bluet...JBL TUNE 500BT jbl t500bt Wireless Bluetooth Game Sports Headphones with Mic Streaming Pure Deep Bass Sound Hands Free Calls
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$59.99
JBL Tune 500BT walmartJBL T500BT On-Ear, Wireless Bluetooth He...JBL T500BT On-Ear, Wireless Bluetooth Headphone - Black
walmart logo
$49.88

Sony MDR-XB550AP

Buy used:

$72.95

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headset/H...Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headset/Headphones with mic for phone call, Black
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$59.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB50AP/R Extra Bass Earbud Head...Sony MDR-XB50AP/R Extra Bass Earbud Headset
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$29.95
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - ...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
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$54.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones wit...Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil
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$347.92
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony Monitor Series Closed Back Stereo S...Sony Monitor Series Closed Back Stereo Studio Headphones
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$349.95
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone...Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone, Black (2017 model) (Renewed)
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$37.00
Sony MDR-XB550AP walmartSony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling ...Sony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones with Google Assistant - Black
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$348.00

Design

1.has stereo speakers
JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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 Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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 Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
4.weight

155g

180g

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 Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.can be folded
JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

5Hz

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

22000Hz

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 Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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 Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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

24dB/mW

102dB/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.has a rechargeable battery
JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.Has USB Type-C
JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
4.has a removable battery
JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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.
4.supports Wi-Fi
JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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 Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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 Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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 Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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 Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-XB550AP
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 Tune 500BT

Buy used:

$39.99

ProductStorePrice
JBL Tune 500BT aliexpressJBL TUNE 500BT jbl t500bt Wireless Bluet...JBL TUNE 500BT jbl t500bt Wireless Bluetooth Game Sports Headphones with Mic Streaming Pure Deep Bass Sound Hands Free Calls
aliexpress logo
$59.99
JBL Tune 500BT walmartJBL T500BT On-Ear, Wireless Bluetooth He...JBL T500BT On-Ear, Wireless Bluetooth Headphone - Black
walmart logo
$49.88

Sony MDR-XB550AP

Buy used:

$72.95

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headset/H...Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headset/Headphones with mic for phone call, Black
Amazon logo
$59.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB50AP/R Extra Bass Earbud Head...Sony MDR-XB50AP/R Extra Bass Earbud Headset
Amazon logo
$29.95
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - ...Sony MDR-XB450AP Extra Bass Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
Amazon logo
$54.99
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones wit...Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil
Amazon logo
$347.92
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony Monitor Series Closed Back Stereo S...Sony Monitor Series Closed Back Stereo Studio Headphones
Amazon logo
$349.95
Sony MDR-XB550AP AmazonSony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone...Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone, Black (2017 model) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$37.00
Sony MDR-XB550AP 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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