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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize sound quality for music and have a flexible budget, the 7hz Timeless earbuds deliver a premium experience with higher overall sound quality and an excellent music score. However, they aren't ideal for exercise use due to their larger size and the lack of sweatproof certification. On the other hand, the JBL Quantum 100 headphones are budget-friendly and excel in gaming with a high gaming score and comfort for long sessions, including a great mic for communication. They also score better for calls and meetings. Both offer similar noise isolation and neither has wireless capabilities or active noise cancelling. Choose the 7hz if music fidelity is key, and the JBL Quantum 100 for gaming and budget concerns. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • Very good for music
Advantages of the JBL Quantum 100
  • Very good for gaming

Key differences

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Music

8.6
Timeless
Quantum 100
7.0
The 7hz Timeless is very good for music, while the JBL Quantum 100 is good.

Gaming

6.6
Timeless
Quantum 100
8.5
The JBL Quantum 100 is very good for gaming, while the 7hz Timeless is only fair.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
Quantum 100
5.5
The JBL Quantum 100 and 7hz Timeless are both poor for phone calls, though the JBL Quantum 100 is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
Quantum 100
4.5
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for podcasts and audiobooks, while the JBL Quantum 100 is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
Quantum 100
7.1
The 7hz Timeless and JBL Quantum 100 are both good for TV and video, though the 7hz Timeless is somewhat better.

Cost

$200
Timeless
Quantum 100
$40
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The 7hz Timeless has a price of $200 and the JBL Quantum 100 costs $40.

Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
Quantum 100
6.5
The 7hz Timeless has very good build quality, while the JBL Quantum 100 has only fair build quality.
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Key similarities

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Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
Quantum 100
5.3
The 7hz Timeless and JBL Quantum 100 are both poor for noise reduction.

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How the 7hz Timeless and the JBL Quantum 100 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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7hz TimelessJBL Quantum 100
7hz TimelessJBL Quantum 100

GENERAL

Price
$200
$40
Brand
7hzJBL
Release Date
August 1, 2021May 1, 2020
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/107/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/105.5/10
Gaming Score
6.7/108.6/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/107.2/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/105.3/10
Virtual Surround
N/ANo
Mic Quality
N/A10/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/106.5/10
Comfort score
7/106/10
Size
LargeN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams220 Grams
Microphone style
N/ABoom

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7hz Timeless

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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 Quantum 100

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Wes Davis | July 2023
"I appreciate a functional piece of tech as much as I do gear on the bleeding edge, and the JBL Quantum 100 certainly falls in the former category. The sound is reasonably good, the built-in microphone is surprisingly reliable and it has a thoughtful design for the price. It lacks the convenience of Bluetooth, sure, but sometimes it’s nice not to have to worry about the finicky nature of wireless communication and go with good old hard-wired tech."

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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.

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