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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Audio Technica ATH M20X offers superior sound quality and is better suited for music listening at home, but lacks a microphone for calls. JLab Go Work Wireless, while slightly lower in overall sound quality, has high mic quality, superior comfort, and a strong build, making it ideal for calls, meetings, and prolonged use. Both are closed-back and wired, but the JLab also features wireless connectivity. The ATH M20X is less portable and has lower suitability for exercise and air travel, where the JLab excels with higher scores in portability and use during exercise, despite minimal noise isolation. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Audio Technica ATH M20X
  • Good for music
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the JLab Go Work Wireless
  • Very good for air travel

Key differences

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Music

7.6
ATH M20X
Go Work Wireless
5.8
The Audio Technica ATH M20X is good for music, while the JLab Go Work Wireless is poor.

Gaming

6.2
ATH M20X
Go Work Wireless
5.3
The Audio Technica ATH M20X is only fair for gaming, while the JLab Go Work Wireless is poor.

Phone Calls

4.3
ATH M20X
Go Work Wireless
6.3
The JLab Go Work Wireless is only fair for phone calls, while the Audio Technica ATH M20X is poor.

TV and Video

7.6
ATH M20X
Go Work Wireless
5.5
The Audio Technica ATH M20X is good for TV and video, while the JLab Go Work Wireless is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
ATH M20X
Go Work Wireless
4.6
The Audio Technica ATH M20X is only fair for noise reduction, while the JLab Go Work Wireless is poor.

Battery

N/A
ATH M20X
Go Work Wireless
47.0 Hours
The Audio Technica ATH M20X does not have a battery. The JLab Go Work Wireless has 47 hours of battery life.

Cost

$49
ATH M20X
Go Work Wireless
$40
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The Audio Technica ATH M20X has a price of $49 and the JLab Go Work Wireless costs $40.

Build Quality

6.9
ATH M20X
Go Work Wireless
9.0
The JLab Go Work Wireless has excellent build quality, while the Audio Technica ATH M20X has only fair build quality.
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Key similarities

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Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.7
ATH M20X
Go Work Wireless
6.6
The Audio Technica ATH M20X and JLab Go Work Wireless are both only fair for podcasts and audiobooks.

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How the Audio Technica ATH M20X and the JLab Go Work Wireless compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Audio Technica ATH M20XJLab Go Work Wireless
Audio Technica ATH M20XJLab Go Work Wireless

GENERAL

Price
$49
$40
Brand
Audio TechnicaJLab
Release Date
January 1, 2014May 1, 2021
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.6/105.8/10
Phone Calls Score
4.4/106.4/10
Gaming Score
6.2/105.3/10
TV and Video Score
7.7/105.6/10
Exercise Score
4.1/106.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A47 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A2 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/104.6/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/ANo
iOS App
N/ANo
Mic Quality
N/A9/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
6.9/109/10
Comfort score
5.8/108.4/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
190 Grams170 Grams
Microphone style
N/ABoom
Waterproof Rating
00

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Audio Technica ATH M20X

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Soundguys

Jasper Lastoria | September 2023
"Audio-Technica positively defies what you can expect for around $50. Ultimately, Audio-Technica did not design the ATH-M20x to go on the subway with you. It’s for the budget-conscious, do-it-yourself producer, podcaster, or studio that needs to buy tracking cans in bulk. If you don’t need the most deluxe, comfortable headphones, maybe you’ll like the ATH-M20x for its spartan functionality. The headphones are aimed at giving you the minimum requirements without it feeling like a sacrifice."

JLab Go Work Wireless

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Headphone Check

Maike Paeßens | 2021
"If you are going to criticise the JLab Go Work, it would be for the cables, which are to some extent too short for their intended use, and for its rather harsh treble reproduction above moderate volume levels in music mode. However, the call quality during telephone calls and video conferences in voice mode via wireless and via cable is impeccable. This handy Bluetooth headset also scores points with its excellent battery life and support for multipoint connections."

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About Audio Technica

Audio Technica is a 60-year-old, Japan-based, professional audio equipment manufacturer. They started off making phonograph cartridges and have expanded their scope of products ever since to include extremely popular models of microphones and headphones. They have been the official audio equipment supplier of several editions of the Summer and Winter Olympics and every edition of the Grammy Awards since 1998.

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