Technics EAH AZ80See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 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 AZ80||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||10mm||11mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||17.5hours||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|
IP ratings refer to the rating 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 such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Technics EAH AZ80's rating for solids indicates 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.
Compared to the Technics EAH AZ80, 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
The Technics EAH AZ80 have a weight of 14g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen), at 8.56g are lighter than the Technics EAH AZ80 by -5.44g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Technics EAH AZ80 are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Technics EAH AZ80 have sweat resistance
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
An earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Technics EAH AZ80 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Technics EAH AZ80 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Technics EAH AZ80's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) and Technics EAH AZ80 have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Technics EAH AZ80 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that suits your travel or that suites your chill time.
The Technics EAH AZ80 sit well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces background sounds well as preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Apple AirPods (3rd Gen), and Technics EAH AZ80 have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Technics EAH AZ80 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Technics EAH AZ80 by 1mm , many people have a misconception 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 indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
Technics EAH AZ80's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this means that Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) make sound with a juicier bass than the Technics EAH AZ80
The Technics EAH AZ80's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component makes 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 AZ80 produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have neodymium magnets, when used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, with the use of high magnetic flux.
Technics EAH AZ80'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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s battery life is less than that of Technics EAH AZ80 by 1.5 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, 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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Technics EAH AZ80's case has a full charge of 17.5 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many 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 AZ80 by 12.5 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Technics EAH AZ80's battery. It is highly adivsable 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 AZ80 by 1.7 hours
Technics EAH AZ80's battery power is 85mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s battery power is 20mAh. less than that of Technics EAH AZ80 by 65mAh
The Technics EAH AZ80, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
Technics EAH AZ80 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and case.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Technics EAH AZ80 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The Technics EAH AZ80 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 AZ80 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Technics EAH AZ80 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Technics EAH AZ80
Technics EAH AZ80 support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Technics EAH AZ80 will work fine with your iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android , 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.
Technics EAH AZ80 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.
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 AZ80 have 8 microphones.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) microphones are 6, less than that of Technics EAH AZ80 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
Technics EAH AZ80 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Technics EAH AZ80 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
Technics EAH AZ80 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) support the find earbuds feature.
Technics EAH AZ80 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Technics EAH AZ80 support multipoint of 3 connections, this feature allows you connect 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 Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) support multipoint count of 2, less than that of Technics EAH AZ80 by 1 only . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications from another device.
Technics EAH AZ80 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) also support this function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Technics EAH AZ80, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) too have a control panel on them.
The Technics EAH AZ80 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 a malfunction occurs. Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a warranty period of 1Years, equal to that of the Technics EAH AZ80 .
Technics EAH AZ80 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) too support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Technics EAH AZ80 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.