JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Technics EAH AZ60See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL LIVE 300||Technics EAH AZ60|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX5||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✗||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||5.8mm||8mm|
|sound pressure level||95dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||14hours||25hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||8only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✗||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✗|
|supports fast charging||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✓||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|has voice prompts||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
IP ratings refer to the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX5, the JBL LIVE 300's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 5 means that they can withstand medium pressure jet that's 6.3mm diameter, similar to garden hose from any angle for 3 minutes at a distance of 2.5 to 3 metres.
Compared to the JBL LIVE 300, Technics EAH AZ60 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, JBL LIVE 300 has a higher liquid rating than Technics EAH AZ60
The JBL LIVE 300 have a weight of 65.7g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Technics EAH AZ60, at 14g weigh less than the JBL LIVE 300 with a difference -51.7g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, JBL LIVE 300 are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Technics EAH AZ60 also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
JBL LIVE 300 have sweat resistance
Technics EAH AZ60's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL LIVE 300 have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL LIVE 300 have stereo speakers, what this means is that JBL LIVE 300's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Technics EAH AZ60 and JBL LIVE 300 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
JBL LIVE 300 stay well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down background sounds and also prevents the device sound from leaking out .
Both Technics EAH AZ60, and JBL LIVE 300 have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The JBL LIVE 300 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Technics EAH AZ60 driver unit is 8mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 2.2mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The JBL LIVE 300's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
The JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component generates high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL LIVE 300's measurement is 95dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The JBL LIVE 300's battery life is 6 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Technics EAH AZ60's battery life is more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 1.5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the JBL LIVE 300's case is said to have a charge of 14 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Technics EAH AZ60's charging case has a battery life of 25 hours, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 11 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL LIVE 300's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Technics EAH AZ60 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the JBL LIVE 300
JBL LIVE 300's battery power is 60mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
JBL LIVE 300 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Technics EAH AZ60 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
JBL LIVE 300 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Technics EAH AZ60 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The JBL LIVE 300 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Technics EAH AZ60 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of JBL LIVE 300 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Technics EAH AZ60 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL LIVE 300
JBL LIVE 300 support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL LIVE 300 will work well with your iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Technics EAH AZ60 support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
Technics EAH AZ60 support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
The JBL LIVE 300 have 2 microphones.
While the Technics EAH AZ60 microphones are 8, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 6 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Technics EAH AZ60 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The Technics EAH AZ60 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The JBL LIVE 300 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
JBL LIVE 300 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The Technics EAH AZ60 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Technics EAH AZ60 support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
JBL LIVE 300 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Technics EAH AZ60 too have this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The JBL LIVE 300, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Technics EAH AZ60 too have a control panel on them.
JBL LIVE 300 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Technics EAH AZ60 also have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The JBL LIVE 300 come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Technics EAH AZ60 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.