JLab Audio PlaySee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WH CH520See price on Amazon
Overall Score 3.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WH CH520 have a weight of 147g, 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 better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
JLab Audio Play, at 150g weigh more than the Sony WH CH520 with a difference 3g
Detachable cables are cables that have connectors on both ends. One end goes into your headphone cups, while the other end is inserted into an audio source. Some new headphones, and not just the expensive ones, are coming with detachable cables, JLab Audio Play are one of those.
JLab Audio Play are foldable, which makes them more portable. Foldable headphones are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
Twisted headphone cables can be a great source of annoyance and inconvenience, Sony WH CH520'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
rendering your headphones defective.
JLab Audio Play too have a cable designed to help prevent tangles.
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 Sony WH CH520 they do have sweat resistance
On-ear headphones have smaller earpads that sit on top of your ears, this Sony WH CH520 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.
JLab Audio Play too have an on-ear form. These headphones don't seal your ears and are usually lightweight and sleek.
Sony WH CH520 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Sony WH CH520's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
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 Sony WH CH520 sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. Sony WH CH520's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
JLab Audio Play's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
High frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device reproduces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it. Sony WH CH520's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
JLab Audio Play's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
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.
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.
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.
Neodymium magnets when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. 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. Sony WH CH520's battery life is 40 hours
JLab Audio Play's battery life is 22 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 Sony WH CH520'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.
JLab Audio Play 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 indicate 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.
Sony WH CH520's battery can be recharged and used over again.
The JLab Audio Play too have a rechargeable battery.
Sony WH CH520 can be used wirelessly, wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
The JLab Audio Play also can be used wirelessly
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Sony WH CH520 has a v5.2
JLab Audio Play has a Bluetooth version of v5. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sony WH CH520 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.
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.
Sony WH CH520 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 Sony WH CH520 can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
The JLab Audio Play can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth
Sony WH CH520 have only 1 microphones, more microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
The JLab Audio Play microphones are only 1.
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.
Sony WH CH520 support multipoint, which allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
There is a control panel on the Sony WH CH520 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 JLab Audio Play too have a control panel on them.
Sony WH CH520 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.
JLab Audio Play 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.