Technics EAH A800See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JLab Audio PlaySee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Technics EAH A800
|JLab Audio Play
|has a detachable cable
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|can be folded
|has a tangle free cable
|has an over-the-ear foam
|has an on-ear foam
|has stereo speakers
|has active noise cancellation (anc)
|sound pressure level
|driver unit size
|has a neodymium magnet
|has a battery level indicator
|has a rechargeable battery
|can be used wirelessly
|has bluetooth aptx
|maximum bluetooth range
|has a 3.5mm male connector
|number of microphones
|has a noise-canceling microphone
|has a mute function
|control panel placed on a device
|can be used as a headset
|travel bag is included
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The JLab Audio Play have a weight of 150g, these weigh below 320g, which we consider as the highest average a headphone should weigh for comfort during long use.
We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Technics EAH A800, at 298g are heavier than the JLab Audio Play with a difference 148g
Detachable cables are cables that have connectors on both ends. One end goes into your headphone cups, while the other end is inserted into a source device. Some new headphones, and not just the expensive ones, are coming with detachable cables, JLab Audio Play are one of those.
With a detachable cable, Technics EAH A800 too can use alternative cables and if the cable is pulled, it will pop out instead of breaking.
IP ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an electrical enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represent a number The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquid.
Having a value of IPX4, the Technics EAH A800's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
JLab Audio Play are foldable, which makes them more portable. Foldable headphones are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
The Technics EAH A800 too can fold up, foldable headphones can reduce their size by 60% to 70% when folded.
Twisted headphone cables can be a great source of annoyance and inconvenience, JLab Audio Play's cable is designed to minimize tangling. Constant twisting of the cables can also lead to bends in the copper wires, affecting sound quality, or rendering your headphones defective.
By sweat resistance we mean that the wireless earbuds are protected in the presence of low-pressure water jets at any angle, this is determined by the IP Rating of the earbuds. Based on the ingress protection rating of the Technics EAH A800 they do have sweat resistance
Over-ear headphones have larger earpads that fit around your entire ear Technics EAH A800 have a comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This design is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors.
On-ear headphones have smaller earpads that sit on top of your ears, this JLab Audio Play comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Technics EAH A800 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 outside (noise from your surrounding) and adding -1 inside (counter sound within the device) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Technics EAH A800 allow 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.
Low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. JLab Audio Play's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
Technics EAH A800's lowest frequency is at 4Hz, this implies that JLab Audio Play got a juicier bass than the Technics EAH A800
High frequency response measures if and how well an audio device reproduces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it. JLab Audio Play's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Technics EAH A800's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this means that Technics EAH A800 got a clearer and crispier treble than the JLab Audio Play
Sound pressure is the average variation in atmospheric pressure caused by the sound, the sound level .i.e how loud something is can be perceived differently by different people so we need to have the means to get an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The sound pressure level, SPL, is the pressure level of a sound, measured in decibels, dB, JLab Audio Play's measurement is 110dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Technics EAH A800's sound pressure level measurement is 105dB/mW.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the headphone. JLab Audio Play driver unit is 40mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Technics EAH A800 driver unit is 40mm in diameter, making both Technics EAH A800, and JLab Audio Play similar in how loud their sound gets , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty reproducing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better sound.
Defined as the device's resistance to the electromagnetic current, when electricity flows through a conductor, it experiences electrical resistance that counters the flow of current. The resistance of a wire is measured in ohms. JLab Audio Play's impedance is 32Ohms, the lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
Technics EAH A800's impedance is 34Ohms. The impedance of earbuds is the electrical resistance of the driver unit present on the inside.
Neodymium magnets if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux. The JLab Audio Play have this type of magnet.
If your headphones play wirelessly, cancel ambient noise, or enhance your listening experience with active features, their battery life will reduce over time. The device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often. JLab Audio Play's battery life is 22 hours
Technics EAH A800's battery life is 50 hours. Each time you recharge your headphones, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first. But over a few years, you may find that your device, no longer plays for long like it used to.
It takes 3 hours to fully charge the JLab Audio Play's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the headphones for the first time or when they have been unused for extended periods.
Technics EAH A800 takes 3 hours to fully charge the battery
JLab Audio Play have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your headphones.
Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. JLab Audio Play's battery power is 400mAh, more battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
A rechargeable battery is a type of electrical battery that can be charged, discharged into a load, and recharged many times, as opposed to a disposable or primary battery, which is supplied fully charged and discarded after use.
JLab Audio Play's battery can be recharged and used over again.
The Technics EAH A800 too have a rechargeable battery.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. JLab Audio Play has a v5
Technics EAH A800 has a Bluetooth version of v5.2. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Technics EAH A800 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 is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
JLab Audio Play support APTX, a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology standard that is used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances. The JLab Audio Play can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
The Technics EAH A800 can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth
Being an industry standard audio plug, a standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards. This means that it is commonly used in stereo headphones to your phone or connecting your phone to an external amplifier, sound bars, your car radio, etc. Technics EAH A800 has this connector giving it a wider range of connectivity with most of the sound devices out there. All plugs have at least a tip and sleeve with the number of rings that stand as a differentiating factor.
JLab Audio Play have only 1 microphones, more microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
The Technics EAH A800 microphones are only 8.
Technics EAH A800 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
JLab Audio Play have a mute function, they have an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Technics EAH A800 too have a mute function.
There is a control panel on the JLab Audio Play 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.
The Technics EAH A800 too have a control panel on them.
JLab Audio Play can be used as a headset.
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
Technics EAH A800 can be used as a headset. since they have a built-in microphone
The period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals. When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. JLab Audio Play have a warranty period of 2 years
Carrying headphones without a case, or putting them in bags without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged. The JLab Audio Play come with their own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Technics EAH A800 too have a travel bag or case included.