Technics EAH AZ60M2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Technics EAH AZ60M2||Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||8mm||11mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||25hours||30hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|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||✓||✗|
|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 rank of protection given 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).
Having a value of IPX4, the Technics EAH AZ60M2's rating is read as, the first value 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.
In comparison to the Technics EAH AZ60M2, Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) 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
Technics EAH AZ60M2 have a weight of 14g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen), at 8.56g are lighter than the Technics EAH AZ60M2 with a difference -5.44g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Technics EAH AZ60M2 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 have sweat resistance
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
An earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Technics EAH AZ60M2 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Technics EAH AZ60M2's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that suits your travel or that suites your chill time.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down your environment sounds while preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Apple AirPods (3rd Gen), and Technics EAH AZ60M2 have passive noise reduction which means that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Technics EAH AZ60M2 have a unit size of 8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Technics EAH AZ60M2 by 3mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Technics EAH AZ60M2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this means that Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) can produce a juicier bass than the Technics EAH AZ60M2
The Technics EAH AZ60M2's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component produces high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that Technics EAH AZ60M2 produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have neodymium magnets, when used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The Technics EAH AZ60M2'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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s battery life is less than that of Technics EAH AZ60M2 by 1.5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Technics EAH AZ60M2's case is said to have a charge of 25 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Technics EAH AZ60M2 by 5 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Technics EAH AZ60M2's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Technics EAH AZ60M2 by 1.7 hours
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s battery capacity is 20mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Technics EAH AZ60M2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of a device.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your device and case.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The Technics EAH AZ60M2 have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Technics EAH AZ60M2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Technics EAH AZ60M2 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Technics EAH AZ60M2
Technics EAH AZ60M2 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Technics EAH AZ60M2 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 Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) 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 AZ60M2 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, providing high-resolution audio.
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a latency of 144ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 have 8 microphones.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) microphones are 6, less than that of Technics EAH AZ60M2 by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Technics EAH AZ60M2 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a find earbuds feature.
The Technics EAH AZ60M2 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) too 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 just 30 minutes.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 support multipoint of 3 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a multipoint count of 2, less than that of Technics EAH AZ60M2 by 1 only . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call and not miss notifications from another device.
The Technics EAH AZ60M2 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) too support this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Technics EAH AZ60M2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) also have a control panel on them.
The Technics EAH AZ60M2 have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
If covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a warranty period of 1Years, equal to that of the Technics EAH AZ60M2 .
The Technics EAH AZ60M2 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
Technics EAH AZ60M2 come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.