70points

JBL Tune 130NC

51points

Sony WF-C500

Comparison winner
JBL Tune 130NC
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JBL Tune 130NC vs Sony WF-C500

JBL Tune 130NC
Sony WF-C500

Why is JBL Tune 130NC better than Sony WF-C500?

  • Has active noise cancellation (ANC)
    ?
  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
    ?
  • 4.2mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    10mmvs5.8mm
  • 2 more microphone(s)
    ?

    4vs2
  • Has ambient sound mode
    ?
  • 3x longer battery life of the charging case
    ?

    30hvs10h
  • 0.5h shorter charge time
    ?

    2hvs2.5h

Why is Sony WF-C500 better than JBL Tune 130NC?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?

Price comparison

JBL Tune 130NC

Buy used:

$37

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$100
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$100

Sony WF-C500

Buy used:

$38

ProductStorePrice
Sony WF-C500 amazonSony WF-C500 Truly Wireless In-Ear Bluet...Sony WF-C500 Truly Wireless In-Ear Bluetooth Earbud Headphones with Mic and IPX4 water resistance, Black
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$98
Sony WF-C500 amazonSony WF-C500 True Wireless Headphones - ...Sony WF-C500 True Wireless Headphones - Up to 20 Hours Battery - Charging case - Voice Assistant Compatible - Built-in mic for Phone Calls - Reliable Bluetooth - Coral Orange
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$76
Sony WF-C500 amazonSony True Wireless Headphones - Up to 20...Sony True Wireless Headphones - Up to 20 Hours Battery - Charging case - Voice Assistant Compatible - Built-in mic for Phone Calls - Reliable Bluetooth - WF-C500B/BZ - Limited Edition - Midnight Black
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$69
Sony WF-C500 ebay-newSony: BLUETOOTH EARBUDS - Black (WF-C500...Sony: BLUETOOTH EARBUDS - Black (WF-C500) Wireless, w/ Mic, Water Resistant
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$70
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$19
Sony WF-C500 ebay-newSony WF-C500 Truly Wireless IPX4 In-Ear ...Sony WF-C500 Truly Wireless IPX4 In-Ear Bluetooth Headphones - Pink
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$54
Sony WF-C500 ebay-newSony WF-C500 Truly Wireless In-Ear Bluet...Sony WF-C500 Truly Wireless In-Ear Bluetooth Headphones - Black PARTS ONLY!!
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$40
Sony WF-C500 bhphotovideoSony WF-C500 True Wireless In-Ear Headph...Sony WF-C500 True Wireless In-Ear Headphones
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$98
Sony WF-C500 walmartSony WF-C500 Truly Wireless In-ear Headp...Sony WF-C500 Truly Wireless In-ear Headphones Black
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$98

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User reviews

Overall rating

JBL Tune 130NC
8.4
5 User reviews
JBL Tune 130NC
8.4/10
5 User reviews
Sony WF-C500
9.0
4 User reviews
Sony WF-C500
9.0/10
4 User reviews

Features

Build quality

8.6/10
5 votes
9.3/10
4 votes

Sound quality

9.6/10
5 votes
9.5/10
4 votes

Design

7.0/10
5 votes
8.3/10
4 votes

Comfort

7.2/10
5 votes
9.0/10
4 votes

Battery life

9.6/10
5 votes
9.0/10
4 votes

Comments

jose

jose

10 months ago

10 / 10

Top tier underrated wireless Bluetooth earphones

jose

jose

10 months ago

10 / 10

The tune 130 comes more comfy with the ear tips though the pod itself is a monstrousity πŸ˜… The base, noise cancellation, ambient awareness and talk through modes are just way better. Pressure adjustments in the ears are quite well adjusted when you go from full noise cancellation mode πŸ‘ŒπŸΌβ€οΈ

3 users found this helpful
Rakesh

Rakesh

1 year ago

8 / 10

Great sounding earphones, but only for indoors

Rakesh

Rakesh

1 year ago

8 / 10

Let me share my points about each aspect of the TWS:- Comfort - Good (8/10) Fit - Good for home usage, bad for traveling as it can fall out of your ears when you shake your head too much (6/10) Sound Quality - Overall 9/10 -Bass: 9.5/10 -Mids: 8/10 -Treble:8.5/10 Mic:7/10 - Decent for voice calls ANC:4/10 - I could barely cancel any noise with this, but I didn't care about it anyways.. Battery life - 8/10

Pros

  • Great Bass sound
  • Surprisingly good mic quality
  • Granular App control with dedicated EQ

Cons

  • Average fit, only for indoor use
  • Mediocre ANC
  • No wireless charging
2 users found this helpful
Sudharsan Aravind

Sudharsan Aravind

1 year ago

8 / 10

Made for audiophiles!

Sudharsan Aravind

Sudharsan Aravind

1 year ago

8 / 10

This earbuds is clearly a good one with great sound quality. The noise cancelation works so good. The bass, mids and highs are extremely well balanced. And the battery life is simply great! The downsides are the build quality of the case and the JBL headphones app connectivity in android phones. Most of the time the app won't let me to get into the settings page for this earbud. But the app works well in IOS though. Apart from that, some features like auto proximity play pause, multiple device connectivity and per-gesture modification features are lacking in this model.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality
  • Good Noise Cancelation
  • Well balanced EQ
  • The best battery life
  • TalkThru mode for while speaking in person with someone
  • Excellent support for voice assistant access
  • Custom EQ settings

Cons

  • Build quality
  • JBL headphones app
  • Lack of advanced features
0 users found this helpful

Design

Fit

In-ear

In-ear

The fit of the earbuds.
The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
weight

11.3g

10.8g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
has no wires or cables
βœ”JBL Tune 130NC
βœ”Sony WF-C500
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
wingtips included
βœ–JBL Tune 130NC
βœ–Sony WF-C500
These earbuds come with wingtips that can be attached for a more secure fit. Wingtips come in handy for sports and other physical activities. When used correctly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
sweat resistance
βœ”JBL Tune 130NC
βœ”Sony WF-C500
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
is dustproof and water-resistant
βœ–JBL Tune 130NC
βœ–Sony WF-C500
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
has stereo speakers
βœ”JBL Tune 130NC
βœ”Sony WF-C500
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
waterproof depth rating

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Tune 130NC)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-C500)

The waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

Sound quality

has active noise cancellation (ANC)
βœ”JBL Tune 130NC
βœ–Sony WF-C500
This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
has passive noise reduction
βœ”JBL Tune 130NC
βœ”Sony WF-C500
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
highest frequency

20000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
has Dolby Atmos
βœ–JBL Tune 130NC
βœ–Sony WF-C500
Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. By doing so, Dolby Atmos allows for immersive, 360-degree sound.
impedance

32 Ohms

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-C500)

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
sound pressure level

103dB/mW

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-C500)

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
has a neodymium magnet
βœ–JBL Tune 130NC
βœ”Sony WF-C500
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
The battery life of the charging case as given by the manufacturer. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your headphones on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
battery power

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Tune 130NC)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-C500)

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
has wireless charging
βœ–JBL Tune 130NC
βœ–Sony WF-C500
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
has a battery level indicator
βœ”JBL Tune 130NC
βœ”Sony WF-C500
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
has a rechargeable battery
βœ”JBL Tune 130NC
βœ”Sony WF-C500
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

Has USB Type-C
βœ”JBL Tune 130NC
βœ”Sony WF-C500
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
has LDAC
βœ–JBL Tune 130NC
βœ–Sony WF-C500
LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
has aptX Adaptive
βœ–JBL Tune 130NC
βœ–Sony WF-C500
aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
has aptX Low Latency
βœ–JBL Tune 130NC
βœ–Sony WF-C500
aptX Low Latency is a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag (e.g. when playing games).
has aptX HD
βœ–JBL Tune 130NC
βœ–Sony WF-C500
aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
has aptX
βœ–JBL Tune 130NC
βœ–Sony WF-C500
aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
has aptX Lossless
βœ–JBL Tune 130NC
βœ–Sony WF-C500
aptX Lossless is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 16-bit/44.1kHz audio (at a maximum bit rate of 1200kbps). This codec provides CD-quality audio without any loss of data.
audio latency

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Tune 130NC)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-C500)

Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your headphones/earbuds. Lower latency reduces audio lag, and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.

Features

has ambient sound mode
βœ”JBL Tune 130NC
βœ–Sony WF-C500
Ambient sound mode uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re jogging but still want to be able to hear traffic.
has in/on-ear detection
βœ–JBL Tune 130NC
βœ–Sony WF-C500
Sensors can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused, saving battery life.
has find earbuds feature
βœ”JBL Tune 130NC
βœ”Sony WF-C500
You can use the app to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
Supports fast charging
βœ”JBL Tune 130NC
βœ”Sony WF-C500
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
multipoint count

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Tune 130NC)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-C500)

Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
has a mute function
βœ”JBL Tune 130NC
βœ”Sony WF-C500
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
can be used as a headset
βœ”JBL Tune 130NC
βœ”Sony WF-C500
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
control panel placed on a device
βœ”JBL Tune 130NC
βœ”Sony WF-C500
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
warranty period

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Tune 130NC)

1 years

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Note: This may vary by region.

Microphone

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
has a noise-canceling microphone
βœ”JBL Tune 130NC
βœ–Sony WF-C500
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
mic sensitivity

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Tune 130NC)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-C500)

It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
highest mic frequency

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Tune 130NC)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-C500)

The highest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording treble.
lowest mic frequency

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Tune 130NC)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WF-C500)

The lowest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording bass.

Price comparison

JBL Tune 130NC

Buy used:

$37

ProductStorePrice
JBL Tune 130NC amazonJBL Tune 130NC TWS True Wireless In-Ear ...JBL Tune 130NC TWS True Wireless In-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones - Blue
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$100
JBL Tune 130NC bhphotovideoJBL Tune 130NC Noise-Canceling True Wire...JBL Tune 130NC Noise-Canceling True Wireless In-Ear Headphones (Blue)
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$100

Sony WF-C500

Buy used:

$38

ProductStorePrice
Sony WF-C500 amazonSony WF-C500 Truly Wireless In-Ear Bluet...Sony WF-C500 Truly Wireless In-Ear Bluetooth Earbud Headphones with Mic and IPX4 water resistance, Black
amazon logo
$98
Sony WF-C500 amazonSony WF-C500 True Wireless Headphones - ...Sony WF-C500 True Wireless Headphones - Up to 20 Hours Battery - Charging case - Voice Assistant Compatible - Built-in mic for Phone Calls - Reliable Bluetooth - Coral Orange
amazon logo
$76
Sony WF-C500 amazonSony True Wireless Headphones - Up to 20...Sony True Wireless Headphones - Up to 20 Hours Battery - Charging case - Voice Assistant Compatible - Built-in mic for Phone Calls - Reliable Bluetooth - WF-C500B/BZ - Limited Edition - Midnight Black
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$69
Sony WF-C500 ebay-newSony: BLUETOOTH EARBUDS - Black (WF-C500...Sony: BLUETOOTH EARBUDS - Black (WF-C500) Wireless, w/ Mic, Water Resistant
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$70
Sony WF-C500 ebay-newSony WF-C500 Truly Wireless In Ear Headp...Sony WF-C500 Truly Wireless In Ear Headphones Left Side Ear Bud WFC500 Coral
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$19
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$54
Sony WF-C500 ebay-newSony WF-C500 Truly Wireless In-Ear Bluet...Sony WF-C500 Truly Wireless In-Ear Bluetooth Headphones - Black PARTS ONLY!!
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$40
Sony WF-C500 bhphotovideoSony WF-C500 True Wireless In-Ear Headph...Sony WF-C500 True Wireless In-Ear Headphones
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$98
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$98

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