78points

JBL Tune600BTNC

88points

Philips SHB8850NC

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Comparison winner
Sony WH-1000XM3
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48 facts in comparison

JBL Tune600BTNC vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Sony WH-1000XM3

JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3
78
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88
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100
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Why is JBL Tune600BTNC better than Philips SHB8850NC & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Weight
    173gvs232,255g
  • Charge time
    2hvs2,3h

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than JBL Tune600BTNC & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32,47 Ohms
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than JBL Tune600BTNC & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs20000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs20,10Hz
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Driver unit size
    40mmvs32,32mm
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • longer battery life
    38hvs12,16h
  • Travel bag is included
  • Number of microphones
    3vs1,2

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.weight

173g

232g

255g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

Mpow Thor

6.can be folded
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

10Hz

4Hz

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

2.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

40000Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

100dB/mW

105dB/mW

104.5dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Mpow Thor

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

6.impedance

32 Ohms

16 Ohms

47 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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

Power

1. longer battery life

12h

16h

38h

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.

Best

Sennheiser PXC 480

50h

2.has a battery level indicator
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.charge time

2h

2h

3h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

5.has a removable battery
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Jaybird Run XT

6.Has USB Type-C
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4.1

4

4.2

Best

SoundMagic E11BT

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.Has WiFi
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

Features

1.can be used as a headset
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.control panel placed on a device
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

3.number of microphones

1

2

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

4.has an in-line control panel
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

5.has a noise canceling microphone
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Mpow H5

6.Has voice prompts
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony WH-1000XM3

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

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