Tune 500BT and T460BT are two of the cheaper wireless headphone models from JBL priced under Rs.3000. The T460BT is priced at Rs.2200 and the Tune 500BT is priced at Rs.3000. Here we compare these two wireless headphones in terms of design, sound quality, connectivity, and battery power.

JBL T460BT vs JBL Tune 500BT

Design

  • JBL T460BT and JBL Tune 500BT have on-ear form. These headphones can comfortably rest on top of outer ears so that they don’t block out every external noise. These are particularly useful in offices or outdoors ensuring safe commute.
  • JBL T460BT and JBL Tune 500BT have no stereo speakers. Speakers with stereo speakers can deliver sound from channels on both sides of the headphone creating a better acoustic experience.
  • Neither headphones are sweat-resistant. Headphones of this price range normally do not have this feature anyways.
  • Both headphones are foldable models. They are easier to transport and consume lower storage spaces.
  • Neither headphones are weather sealed.

Sound Quality

  • Both the headphones have their highest frequencies of 20000Hz. Since they have a similar highest frequency rating, the treble is clearer and crispier.
  • Both headphones have their lowest frequency rating at 20Hz. Since this rating is also the same, the bass produced by them is also similar.
  • JBL T460BT has 107dB/mW sound pressure level compared to the 24dB/mW sound pressure level of JBL Tune 500BT. This higher rating means 460BT is louder than 107dB/mW.
  • JBL T460BT has passive noise cancellation feature enabled whereas the Tune 500BT does not have this feature. The T460BT sits tightly in place on your ears creating an acoustic seal that reduces external noise. The seal also prevents music from leaking out.
  • Both headphones have 32 ohms impedance meaning they require equal power for producing the same amount of volume.
  • The JBL T460BT has a neodymium magnet whereas the JBL Tune 500BT does not. The weight of 460BT is lower because it uses a neodymium magnet instead of ferrite magnets. This also gives the former headphone more bass and clear high notes compared to 500BT.
  • Both the headphones use 32mm audio driver meaning they are equally powerful and have similar bass.
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Power

  • The JBL T460BT has a battery life of 11 hours whereas the JBL Tune 500BT has a battery life of 16 hours.
  • Both headphones require 2 hours to fully charge its batteries.
  • Both of them also have battery level indicators.

Connectivity

  • JBL T460BT uses Bluetooth version 4.0 and the JBL Tune 500BT uses the much more advanced 4.1 Bluetooth version providing a clearer connection.
  • Both have a similar Bluetooth range of about 10 meters.
  • Neither possesses a 3.5mm headphone jack port. So they cannot be used as wired headphones after the battery discharges.
  • Both headphones have microphones and can be used to connect calls.
  • They have a control panel on the device itself.
  • Both headphones also have audio prompts indicating low battery levels.

Verdict

Why you should choose JBL T460BT?

  • JBL T460BT has sound isolation or passive noise cancellation features.
  • The 460BT model also has 83 dB/mW higher sound pressure levels compared to the 500BT.
  • Compared to the Tune 500BT, the 460BT model also has a neodymium magnet.
  • It is also lighter compared to the 500BT.

 

Model Buy
JBL T460BT
JBL Tune 500BT
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