Technics EAH AZ80See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EXSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Technics EAH AZ80||Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ip57|
|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||9.2mm|
|battery life of charging case||17.5hours||20hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||8only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✗|
|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 given by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Technics EAH AZ80'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 AZ80, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a rating of IP57 meaning that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety and that of liquids is that, Technics EAH AZ80 has a lower liquid rating than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX
The Technics EAH AZ80 have a weight of 14g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, at 12g weigh less than the Technics EAH AZ80 by -2g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Technics EAH AZ80 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the two earbuds together.
Technics EAH AZ80 are resistant to sweat
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no 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 separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX and Technics EAH AZ80 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
Technics EAH AZ80 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Technics EAH AZ80 and Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your travel or that suites your chill time.
The Technics EAH AZ80 sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces background sounds and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, and Technics EAH AZ80 have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Technics EAH AZ80 have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Technics EAH AZ80 by 0.8mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Technics EAH AZ80'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 alters the signal while at it.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
Technics EAH AZ80's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component generates high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that Technics EAH AZ80 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX
Technics EAH AZ80'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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery life is more than that of Technics EAH AZ80 by 0.5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely 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 the Technics EAH AZ80's case is said to have a full charge of 17.5 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.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, more than that of Technics EAH AZ80 by 2.5 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.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Technics EAH AZ80 by 0.5 hours
Technics EAH AZ80's battery capacity is 85mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery power is 70mAh. less than that of Technics EAH AZ80 by 15mAh
The Technics EAH AZ80, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
The Technics EAH AZ80 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 device and case.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your device, 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 in a single cable.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Technics EAH AZ80 have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Technics EAH AZ80 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Technics EAH AZ80 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Technics EAH AZ80
Technics EAH AZ80 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Technics EAH AZ80 will work fine with your iPhone. 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 Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX 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.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX 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 AZ80 have 8 microphones.
While the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX microphones are 6, less than that of Technics EAH AZ80 by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Technics EAH AZ80 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is 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 while wearing them
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Technics EAH AZ80 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
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.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX 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 is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Technics EAH AZ80 have a multipoint of 3 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX 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 connected device.
Technics EAH AZ80 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also have this function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can 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 device.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have a control panel on them.
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 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. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a warranty period of 3Years, more than that of Technics EAH AZ80 by 2 Years .
Technics EAH AZ80 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Technics EAH AZ80 come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.