Technics EAH AZ60See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Live Free 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Technics EAH AZ60||JBL Live Free 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX5|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||8mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||102db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||25hours||28hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||8only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|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 is the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
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 of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Technics EAH AZ60, JBL Live Free 2 have a rating of IPX5 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Technics EAH AZ60 has a lower liquid rating than JBL Live Free 2
The Technics EAH AZ60 have a weight of 14g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The JBL Live Free 2, at 9.8g are lighter than the Technics EAH AZ60 by -4.2g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Technics EAH AZ60 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless since it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Technics EAH AZ60 are resistant to sweat
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit 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 separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Live Free 2 and Technics EAH AZ60 have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
JBL Live Free 2 too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that suites your chill time.
Technics EAH AZ60 stay well in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background noise while preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Technics EAH AZ60 have a unit size of 8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the device.
JBL Live Free 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The JBL Live Free 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Live Free 2's measurement is 102dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Technics EAH AZ60's battery life is 7.5 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
JBL Live Free 2's battery life is less than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 0.5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Technics EAH AZ60's case is said to have a full charge of 25 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Live Free 2's charging case has a battery life of 28 hours, more than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 3 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Technics EAH AZ60's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Live Free 2 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Live Free 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Technics EAH AZ60 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Technics EAH AZ60 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Free 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Technics EAH AZ60
Technics EAH AZ60 support AAC, a codec 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 the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Technics EAH AZ60 will work fine with your MacBook. 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 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, which provides high-resolution audio.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have 8 microphones.
The JBL Live Free 2 microphones are 6, less than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
The Technics EAH AZ60 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The JBL Live Free 2 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 jog but still want to hear traffic.
The Technics EAH AZ60 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Live Free 2 have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Technics EAH AZ60 . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications from another device.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 too support the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Technics EAH AZ60, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have a control panel on them.
Technics EAH AZ60 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
JBL Live Free 2 also support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Technics EAH AZ60 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.