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Tune 710BTVS
WH-CH520
$60
$60
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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize comfort and battery life, the Sony WH-CH520 might be a better option as they are known for being extremely comfortable and they offer slightly more battery life. They also have a more modern feature set including virtual surround sound, an integrated microphone, and app controls for customization. For those who need headphones for gaming or watching TV, the Sony's lower latency makes them better suited. Conversely, the JBL Tune 710BT has a detachable cable which could be handy if you run out of battery or for devices without Bluetooth. Also, if you value sound quality and build quality slightly more, the JBL might be preferable. Both models offer wireless connectivity and are foldable, making them convenient for travel. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Music

6.1
Tune 710BT
WH-CH520
7.6
The Sony WH-CH520 is good for music, while the JBL Tune 710BT is only fair.

Gaming

5.3
Tune 710BT
WH-CH520
8.8
The Sony WH-CH520 is very good for gaming, while the JBL Tune 710BT is poor.

TV and Video

5.6
Tune 710BT
WH-CH520
8.2
The Sony WH-CH520 is very good for TV and video, while the JBL Tune 710BT is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
Tune 710BT
WH-CH520
4.6
The JBL Tune 710BT is only fair for noise reduction, while the Sony WH-CH520 is poor.

Build Quality

8.0
Tune 710BT
WH-CH520
7.0
The JBL Tune 710BT has very good build quality, while the Sony WH-CH520 has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Phone Calls

6.5
Tune 710BT
WH-CH520
6.7
The Sony WH-CH520 and JBL Tune 710BT are both only fair for phone calls.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.9
Tune 710BT
WH-CH520
8.0
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Sony WH-CH520 to be very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the JBL Tune 710BT is good.

Battery

50.0 Hours
Tune 710BT
WH-CH520
52.0 Hours
The JBL Tune 710BT has 50 hours of battery life. The Sony WH-CH520 has 52 hours of battery life.

Cost

$60
Tune 710BT
WH-CH520
$60
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The JBL Tune 710BT has a price of $60 and the Sony WH-CH520 costs $60.

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How the JBL Tune 710BT and the Sony WH-CH520 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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JBL Tune 710BTSony WH-CH520
JBL Tune 710BTSony WH-CH520

GENERAL

Price
$60
$60
Brand
JBLSony
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
Wired + WirelessWireless

SOUND

Music Score
6.1/107.7/10
Phone Calls Score
6.6/106.8/10
Gaming Score
5.3/108.8/10
TV and Video Score
5.6/108.2/10
Exercise Score
6.1/106.4/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
50 hours52 hours
Wireless charging
NoNo
Charging time
2 hours1.9 hours
Bluetooth version
55.2

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6/104.6/10
Virtual Surround
NoYes
Android App
NoYes
iOS App
NoYes
Mic Quality
7/108/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8/107/10
Comfort score
6/1010/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
220 grams147.41 grams
Microphone style
IntegratedIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
00

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better Sound Roughly equal
Better noise reductionJBL Tune 710BT
Better for calls Roughly equal
Better for musicSony WH-CH520
Better for TVSony WH-CH520
Better for gamingSony WH-CH520

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JBL Tune 710BT

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Tech Week Mag

Álvaro Nieto | February 2023
"We are facing headphones that are comfortable to use with a foldable and lightweight design, which is combined with 40mm dynamic drivers and a multipoint Bluetooth connection, which makes them versatile and a good option for day-to-day use, whether for listening music, podcasts, audiobooks, or videos."

Sony WH-CH520

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Sound Guys

Christian Thomas | September 2023
"If you’re looking for headphones that simply do what you ask them to: the Sony WH-CH520 is a decent option, even if it isn’t very exciting. Sony’s WH-CHXXX line fits this role quite well, and the WH-CH520 offers a decent raft of quality-of-life updates over its predecessor that should keep listeners happy. If the Sony WH-CH520 were a car, it’d be the boring-but-safe commuter compact."

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.

About Sony

Sony is a multinational corporation, based out of Japan, with over 75 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry. In the audio market, Sony has been a trendsetter several times throughout its history. In 1979 they released the first-ever portable music player, the Sony Walkman, followed by the Discman 20 years later. Today, Sony is one of the leaders in the wireless headphone and earbud market, especially in terms of Active Noise Cancellation technology.

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