A comparison of specs, key information, reviews, and best pricing from top retailers
Last updated -- hours ago | Report incorrect information
Timeless
Company ProductName Specs




510BT
Company ProductName Specs




What we think

Chevron down
PerfectRec Logo
The PerfectRec Earbuds or Headphones team Learn more
Updated April 10, 2024·

If you prioritize overall sound quality and music listening experience, the 7hz Timeless earbuds might be a better choice due to their very good sound quality and soundstage. However, they come with a higher price, a wired connection, and do not support features like a built-in microphone or wireless connectivity. On the other hand, if you're looking for a more affordable, wireless option with longer battery life and features like a microphone for calls, the JBL 510BT headphones could suit your needs. The JBLs are more suited for portability with their foldable design and on-ear form, but they might not match the audio fidelity of the 7hz Timeless. Consider also that the 7hz Timeless may be better for static listening environments, whereas the JBLs could be more versatile for different situations, despite their lower sound and build quality. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs and product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars and the variant with some specs cost some dollars.
Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • Very good for music
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the JBL 510BT
  • Good for air travel

Key differences

Chevron down

Music

8.6
Timeless
510BT
6.2
The 7hz Timeless is very good for music, while the JBL 510BT is only fair.

Gaming

6.6
Timeless
510BT
5.4
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for gaming, while the JBL 510BT is poor.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
510BT
5.1
The JBL 510BT and 7hz Timeless are both poor for phone calls, though the JBL 510BT is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
510BT
5.6
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for podcasts and audiobooks, while the JBL 510BT is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
510BT
5.5
The 7hz Timeless is good for TV and video, while the JBL 510BT is poor.

Battery

N/A
Timeless
510BT
38.0 Hours
The 7hz Timeless does not have a battery. The JBL 510BT has 38 hours of battery life.

Cost

$170
Timeless
510BT
$50
Product image
Product image

$0

$50

$100

$150

$200

$250

The 7hz Timeless has a price of $170 and the JBL 510BT costs $50.

Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
510BT
6.5
The 7hz Timeless has very good build quality, while the JBL 510BT has only fair build quality.
Image of Earbuds & Headphones
Let Us Help Find Your Perfect Headphones
Find your new headphones

Key similarities

Chevron down

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
510BT
5.3
The 7hz Timeless and JBL 510BT are both poor for noise reduction.

Give feedback

We’re constantly working to improve.

How the 7hz Timeless and the JBL 510BT compare to other earbuds and headphones

Chevron down

Spec Comparison

Chevron down
7hz TimelessJBL 510BT
7hz TimelessJBL 510BT

GENERAL

Price
$170
$50
Brand
7hzJBL
Release Date
August 1, 2021February 1, 2021
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/106.2/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/105.2/10
Gaming Score
6.7/105.5/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/105.6/10
Exercise Score
4.3/105.8/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A38 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A2 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/105.3/10
Virtual Surround
N/ANo
Mic Quality
N/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/106.5/10
Comfort score
7/105.5/10
Size
LargeN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams158.7 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

Shopping

Chevron down

7hz Timeless

See more

Dig into reviews and images

Headphonesty

Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | May 2023
"7Hz picked a bold name for the Timeless and frankly, got very close to justifying their word choice. Most importantly, the Timeless are good to go in stock form, so you don’t have to worry about source-matching and such. I can recommend the 7Hz Timeless to those who do not mind a dash of brightness up top, want a taste of planar in IEM form, and want one of the most resolving pair of earphones in the $150 - $300 price range."

JBL 510BT

See more

Dig into reviews and images

SoundGuys

Sam Smart | September 2023
"The JBL Tune 510BT is affordable and compact, making it a great companion for a commute, so long as you don't need active noise canceling. If you wear glasses or have ear piercings, the on-ear design might not be comfortable, since the ear cups will squish your ears."

Get a great deal on the 7hz Timeless or the JBL 510BT

About JBL

JBL is an American audio equipment manufacturer. Owned by Harman International which is, itself, owned by Samsung Electronics. JBL markets a wide array of monitoring speakers, professional headphones and consumer market headphones and earbuds. It was founded in 1946 by James Bullough Lansing (whose initials give the company its name) and has become one of the most prolific audio companies ever. Their products were responsible for audio during the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

Give feedback

We're constantly perfecting our model

Earbuds or Headphones guides you might be interested in

Chevron down

FAQs

Chevron down

FAQs about earbuds and headphones

Questions about PerfectRec >

Why trust us

Chevron down
This information was produced and vetted by the PerfectRec earbuds & headphones team. We are a product research and recommendation organization that meticulously reviews and evaluates the latest earbuds or headphones information and makes it digestible for you.

By the numbers

108
Earbuds and headphones evaluated
11,340
Earbuds and headphones stats compiled
15
Proprietary Earbuds and headphones ratings developed
68,300
Recommendations made
10,245
Consumer hours saved

About the Earbuds or Headphones team

Joe Golden, Ph.D

CEO and Earbuds and Headphones Editor
Joe is an entrepreneur and lifelong electronics enthusiast with a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Jason Lew

Staff Expert & Software Engineer
Jason is a staff expert and software engineer that has been making laptop recommendations for 7 years and moderates one of the largest laptop subreddits.

Chandradeep Chowdhury

Staff Expert & Software Engineer
Chandradeep is a staff expert and software engineer and expert in televisions and monitors. He’s been making monitor recommendations for ten years.

Luis Torres

Earbuds and Headphones Expert
Luis is a Mexico-based headphones expert. He’s been making headphone recommendations for five years and has close to 100 pairs in his personal collection.

Featured in

Color LTT LogoGeekwire logo9to5 Mac logoPhone Arena LogoColor Daring Fireball logo