58points

JBL Tune 500BT

61points

Sony MDR-ZX220BT

JBL Tune 500BT
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JBL Tune 500BT vs Sony MDR-ZX220BT

JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-ZX220BT

Why is JBL Tune 500BT better than Sony MDR-ZX220BT?

  • 8h longer battery life
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    16hvs8h
  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
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    4.1vs4
  • 2mm bigger driver unit
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    32mmvs30mm
  • 0.5h shorter charge time
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    2hvs2.5h
  • Can be folded
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  • Has voice prompts
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  • Has voice commands
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Why is Sony MDR-ZX220BT better than JBL Tune 500BT?

  • 76dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    100dB/mWvs24dB/mW
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
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    24 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 24.9g lighter
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    130.1gvs155g
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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Price comparison

JBL Tune 500BT

ProductStorePrice
JBL Tune 500BT AmazonJBL Tune 500BT Wireless On-Ear Headphone...JBL Tune 500BT Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Black
Amazon logo
$50.89
JBL Tune 500BT aliexpressNew JBL T500BT Wireless Bluetooth Headph...New JBL T500BT Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Flat-foldable On-Ear Headset Stereo Deep Bass Sports Headphones Support Siri
aliexpress logo
$69.27

Sony MDR-ZX220BT

Buy used:

$32.95

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-ZX220BT AmazonSony ZX220BT Wireless On-Ear Bluetooth H...Sony ZX220BT Wireless On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones with 30mm Drivers, Swivel Earcups, NFC One-Touch, and Built-in Microphone, Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$24.95
Sony MDR-ZX220BT AmazonSony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth H...Sony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Black
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$98.00
Sony MDR-ZX220BT AmazonSony WHXB900N Noise Cancelling Headphone...Sony WHXB900N Noise Cancelling Headphones, Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset - Blue (Amazon Exclusive)
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$248.00
Sony MDR-ZX220BT AmazonSONY Over Ear Best Stereo Extra Bass Por...SONY Over Ear Best Stereo Extra Bass Portable Headphones Headset for Apple iPhone iPod / Samsung Galaxy / mp3 Player / 3.5mm Jack Plug Cell Phone (Black) …
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$14.99
Sony MDR-ZX220BT AmazonSony ZX Series MDR-ZX310AP Headband Ster...Sony ZX Series MDR-ZX310AP Headband Stereo Headset
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$29.30
Sony MDR-ZX220BT AmazonSony MDR-XB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth ...Sony MDR-XB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth NFC Wireless Headphones - Black (Renewed)
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$58.00

Design

1.has stereo speakers
JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-ZX220BT
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-ZX220BT
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-ZX220BT
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
4.weight

155g

130.1g

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-ZX220BT
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-ZX220BT
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

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 Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-ZX220BT
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-ZX220BT
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

100dB/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

16h

8h

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 Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-ZX220BT
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-ZX220BT
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.charge time

2h

2.5h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.Has USB Type-C
JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-ZX220BT
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
6.has a removable battery
JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-ZX220BT
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-ZX220BT
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.Bluetooth version

4.1

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 Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-ZX220BT
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 Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-ZX220BT
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 Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-ZX220BT
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-ZX220BT
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-ZX220BT
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-ZX220BT
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 voice prompts
JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-ZX220BT
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.
6.has a mute function
JBL Tune 500BT
Sony MDR-ZX220BT
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

Price comparison

JBL Tune 500BT

ProductStorePrice
JBL Tune 500BT AmazonJBL Tune 500BT Wireless On-Ear Headphone...JBL Tune 500BT Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Black
Amazon logo
$50.89
JBL Tune 500BT aliexpressNew JBL T500BT Wireless Bluetooth Headph...New JBL T500BT Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Flat-foldable On-Ear Headset Stereo Deep Bass Sports Headphones Support Siri
aliexpress logo
$69.27

Sony MDR-ZX220BT

Buy used:

$32.95

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-ZX220BT AmazonSony ZX220BT Wireless On-Ear Bluetooth H...Sony ZX220BT Wireless On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones with 30mm Drivers, Swivel Earcups, NFC One-Touch, and Built-in Microphone, Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$24.95
Sony MDR-ZX220BT AmazonSony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth H...Sony MDRXB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, Black
Amazon logo
$98.00
Sony MDR-ZX220BT AmazonSony WHXB900N Noise Cancelling Headphone...Sony WHXB900N Noise Cancelling Headphones, Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset - Blue (Amazon Exclusive)
Amazon logo
$248.00
Sony MDR-ZX220BT AmazonSONY Over Ear Best Stereo Extra Bass Por...SONY Over Ear Best Stereo Extra Bass Portable Headphones Headset for Apple iPhone iPod / Samsung Galaxy / mp3 Player / 3.5mm Jack Plug Cell Phone (Black) …
Amazon logo
$14.99
Sony MDR-ZX220BT AmazonSony ZX Series MDR-ZX310AP Headband Ster...Sony ZX Series MDR-ZX310AP Headband Stereo Headset
Amazon logo
$29.30
Sony MDR-ZX220BT AmazonSony MDR-XB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth ...Sony MDR-XB650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth NFC Wireless Headphones - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$58.00

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