JBL Tour ONESee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Shure Aonic 40See price on Amazon
Overall Score 4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Tour ONE||Shure Aonic 40|
|has a detachable cable||✓||✓|
|can be folded||✓||✓|
|has a tangle free cable||✓||✓|
|has an over-the-ear foam||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (anc)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|sound pressure level||95db/mw||✗|
|driver unit size||40mm||40mm|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✗|
|has a rechargeable battery||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||can be used wirelessly||✓||✓|
|has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|has bluetooth aptx||✗||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||✗|
|has a 3.5mm male connector||✓||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||✗|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✗|
|has a mute function||✓||✗|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|can be used as a headset||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
The Shure Aonic 40 have a weight of 311g, these weigh below 320g, which we consider as the highest average a headphone should weigh for comfort during long use.
We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The JBL Tour ONE, at 268g weigh less than the Shure Aonic 40 with a difference -43g
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, Shure Aonic 40 are one of those.
With a detachable cable, JBL Tour ONE too can use alternative cables and if the cable is pulled, it will pop out instead of breaking.
Shure Aonic 40 are foldable, which makes them more portable. Foldable headphones are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
The JBL Tour ONE 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, Shure Aonic 40's cable is designed to minimize tangling. Constant twisting of the cables can also lead to microfractures in the copper wires, affecting sound quality, or
completely damaging your headphones.
JBL Tour ONE too have a cable designed to help prevent tangles.
Over-ear headphones have larger earpads that fit around your entire ear Shure Aonic 40 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.
JBL Tour ONE with this design offer potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
Shure Aonic 40 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Tour ONE also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves 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 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Shure Aonic 40 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.
JBL Tour ONE too have active noise cancellation making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each may work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting, mode, or noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
Passive Noise Cancellation uses well-designed ear cups to seal out unwanted noise. This is used for both in-ear earphones and over-ear headphones where the headphone itself will keep surrounding noise out.
The Shure Aonic 40 sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that also the JBL Tour ONE isolates you from ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. Shure Aonic 40's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
JBL Tour ONE's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this means that Shure Aonic 40 got a juicier bass than the JBL Tour ONE
High frequency response measures if and how well an audio device reproduces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on the way through. Shure Aonic 40's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
JBL Tour ONE's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this means that JBL Tour ONE got a clearer and crispier treble than the Shure Aonic 40
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, JBL Tour ONE's measurement is 95dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the headphone. Shure Aonic 40 driver unit is 40mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
JBL Tour ONE driver unit is 40mm in diameter, making both devices 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better sound.
Impedance is the device's resistance to the electromagnetic current, when electricity flows through a wire, it experiences electrical resistance that counters the flow of current. The resistance of a conductor is measured in ohms. JBL Tour ONE's impedance is 32Ohms, the lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
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. Shure Aonic 40's battery life is 25 hours
JBL Tour ONE'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 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Tour ONE'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.
JBL Tour ONE have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your headphones.
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.
Shure Aonic 40's battery can be recharged and used over again.
The JBL Tour ONE 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. Shure Aonic 40 has a v5
JBL Tour ONE has a Bluetooth version of v5. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL Tour ONE support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power on a single cable. The USB-C plug is now part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets, it features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
Shure Aonic 40 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.
Shure Aonic 40 support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology standard that is used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances. The JBL Tour ONE can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
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.
Shure Aonic 40 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.
JBL Tour ONE too have this kind of connector
JBL Tour ONE have only 4 microphones, more microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
JBL Tour ONE 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.
JBL Tour ONE support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
JBL Tour ONE support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused, saving battery life and improving your listening experience while at it.
JBL Tour ONE 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.
There is a control panel on the Shure Aonic 40 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 JBL Tour ONE too have a control panel on them.
Shure Aonic 40 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.
JBL Tour ONE 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. JBL Tour ONE have a warranty period of 1 years
Carrying headphones without a case, or putting them in bags without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged. The Shure Aonic 40 come with their own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
JBL Tour ONE too have a travel bag or case included.