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Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Technics EAH AZ60See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II||Technics EAH AZ60|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9.3mm||8mm|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||25hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||8only||8only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✗|
|has find earbuds feature||✓||✗|
|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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Technics EAH AZ60's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
In comparison to the Technics EAH AZ60, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Technics EAH AZ60 have a weight of 14g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, at 12.5g are lighter than the Technics EAH AZ60 by -1.5g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Technics EAH AZ60 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the pair of earbuds .
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Technics EAH AZ60 have sweat resistance
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Technics EAH AZ60 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Technics EAH AZ60's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II and Technics EAH AZ60 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Technics EAH AZ60 and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Technics EAH AZ60 sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces background noise and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, and Technics EAH AZ60 have passive noise reduction which implies that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Technics EAH AZ60 driver unit is 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II driver unit is 9.3mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 1.3mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device makes high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Technics EAH AZ60's battery life is 7.5 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery life is less than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 1.5 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Technics EAH AZ60's case has a full charge of 25 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 7 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Technics EAH AZ60's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Technics EAH AZ60
Technics EAH AZ60 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Technics EAH AZ60 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Technics EAH AZ60 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Technics EAH AZ60
Technics EAH AZ60 support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Technics EAH AZ60 will work well with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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.
The 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 is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The Technics EAH AZ60 have 8 microphones.
While the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II microphones are 8, equal to that of the Technics EAH AZ60 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
Technics EAH AZ60 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
Technics EAH AZ60 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support the find earbuds feature.
The Technics EAH AZ60 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty 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. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Technics EAH AZ60 . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call and not miss notifications coming from another connected device.
Technics EAH AZ60 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too support the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Technics EAH AZ60, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have a control panel on them.
Technics EAH AZ60 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
Technics EAH AZ60 come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.