Technics EAH AZ80See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
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Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Technics EAH AZ80||JBL Wave Buds|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ip54|
|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||8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||100db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||17.5hours||24hours|
|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||2only|
|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 is the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Technics EAH AZ80'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.
Compared to the Technics EAH AZ80, JBL Wave Buds have a rating of IP54 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, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Technics EAH AZ80 have a weight of 14g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
JBL Wave Buds, at 9g weigh less than the Technics EAH AZ80 by -5g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Technics EAH AZ80 are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
JBL Wave Buds also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Technics EAH AZ80 have sweat resistance
JBL Wave Buds's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The 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, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Wave Buds also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) 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 as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The JBL Wave Buds too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the devices ideal for flights and morning commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
Technics EAH AZ80 stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Technics EAH AZ80 have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
JBL Wave Buds driver unit is 8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Technics EAH AZ80 by 2mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The Technics EAH AZ80's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Technics EAH AZ80's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that Technics EAH AZ80 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Wave Buds
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Wave Buds's measurement is 100dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Wave Buds'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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Technics EAH AZ80's case has a charge of 17.5 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Wave Buds's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, more than that of Technics EAH AZ80 by 6.5 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Technics EAH AZ80's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
JBL Wave Buds takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Technics EAH AZ80
Technics EAH AZ80's battery power is 85mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
JBL Wave Buds's battery power is 47mAh. less than that of Technics EAH AZ80 by 38mAh
Technics EAH AZ80, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
The Technics EAH AZ80 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your earbuds and case.
JBL Wave Buds too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Technics EAH AZ80 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Wave Buds too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
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.
JBL Wave Buds has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Technics EAH AZ80 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Technics EAH AZ80 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Wave Buds 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. Because 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 AZ80 will work well with your iPad. If you are planning 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 JBL Wave Buds 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.
The JBL Wave Buds support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Technics EAH AZ80 have 8 microphones.
While the JBL Wave Buds microphones are 2, less than that of Technics EAH AZ80 by 6 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Technics EAH AZ80 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Wave Buds too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
JBL Wave Buds microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The magnitude of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the microphone can recognize.
The Technics EAH AZ80 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The JBL Wave Buds support ambient sound mode as well, helpful 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.
Technics EAH AZ80 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
JBL Wave Buds too 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, JBL Wave Buds support the find earbuds feature.
The Technics EAH AZ80 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
JBL Wave Buds too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Technics EAH AZ80 have a 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 JBL Wave Buds have a 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 and not miss notifications coming from another device.
Technics EAH AZ80 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Wave Buds also have this function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Technics EAH AZ80, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The JBL Wave Buds also 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 following instruction manuals.
The Technics EAH AZ80 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Wave Buds also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Technics EAH AZ80 come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
JBL Wave Buds also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.