Despite Bluetooth and wireless solutions gaining popularity, there is still a large demand for more traditional earphones. JBL is famous for producing quality sound products. Though we are more accustomed to seeing the popular iconic speakers, the brand also has a good range of earphones too.
Today, we will look at the JBL T200a vs JBL T150a. We will compare their comfort, sound quality, and functions. We will consider their value for money and other specification that will help us decide which set of earphones are the best. You will also be able to find a handy comparison chart and some pros and cons of each.
Let’s begin with what the JBL T200a and the JBL T150a have in common.
JBL T200a vs JBL T150a – Similarities
The comparison chart below shows the specifics of the JBL T200a and the JBL T150a side by side for a quick comparison.
|JBL T200a||JBL T150a|
|Weight||0.6 ounces||2.3 ounces|
|Color||Black, black/red, white||Black|
|Controls||One button answer call||Answer/reject calls|
|Driver Size||9mm||8mm Dynamic Driver unit|
|Audio Input||3.5mm jack||3.5mm jack|
|What’s Included||Carrying pouch, 3 sets of ear tips (s, m, l)||Additional ear tips|
|Warranty||Not stated||12 months|
You can use the JBL T200a and the JBL T150a with mobile phones (Android and iOS), tablets, MP3 and MP4 players, tablets, laptops and desktops. They both have a 3.5mm jack to connect your devices.
With the in-line microphone, you can use the JBL T200a and the JBL T150a to make phone calls as well as listen to music, watch movies or your favorite series.
The average human ear can pick up frequencies between 20Hz and 20,000Hz, although it is more likely that the higher end of the range is around 17,000Hz for older adults. The JBL T200a and the JBL T150a both have a frequency range of 20Hz to 22,000Hz.
That is actually all of the similarities that the JBL T200a and the JBL T150a have. Now, we will turn our attention to how the JBL earphones differ.
Differences Between JBL T200a and JBL T150a
Both are lightweight for added comfort with one set significantly lighter than the others.
This set weighs 0.6 ounces, it’s like you won’t even feel like when you are wearing them.
It seems like a lot more at 2.3 ounces, but this is still very light.
The Winner Is- The JBL T200a
The product information is a little incomplete but here is what is listed.
The cable that comes with the JBL T200a is 1.3 meters long.
The exact length isn’t stated but the cable is rubberized for durability and strength.
The Winner Is- A Tie
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Generally speaking, the larger the drivers the bigger the sound but this isn’t always the case.
There are 9mm drivers.
The drivers are 8mm, dynamic drivers.
The Winner Is- A Tie
You don’t need a lot of controls as typically you will use your connected device. One set has a slight advantage.
There is one button on the in-line microphone that allows you to answer incoming calls.
You will be able to answer calls as well as reject those you don’t want to answer.
The Winner Is- The T150a
You don’t need a lot of extras with a set of earphones but if you do get some extras it helps add to the value of the set.
You will receive 3 sets of ear tips (small, medium and large) so you can choose the perfect fit for your ear. There is also a carrying pouch.
It comes with additional ear tips though the number and size are not stated.
The Winner Is- The JBL T200a
Value for Money
Either set will be a great buy for the price tag.
This is the slightly more expensive set, but we are talking about a matter of dollars. There is a warranty although the length isn’t stated.
These earphones are a little cheaper and the included warranty is for 12 months.
The Winner Is- The JBL T150a
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Pros and Cons
To be able to make a more informed decision, we have included a few pros and cons of the JBL T200a and the JBL T150a.
- Great clarity for calls and a solid bass sound with music
- They are good for comfort and stay in quite well
- Surprisingly durable
- The cable is a little flimsy and you need to take a bit of care, plus they tangle easily
- Powerful bass and awesome treble
- Though not advertised as waterproof, they have been known to handle the odd splash
- They seem to be noise-canceling which helps with the sound clarity
- The cable is a little shorter
The Final Verdict
We liked the JBL T200a for the additional color options and the carrying pouch was a nice touch. The sound quality was excellent for calls and music and we were happy with how comfortable they were, even after hours of use. The one thing that really got to us was the poor quality of the cable. These earphones were often tangled up, which is very frustrating. Because of this, and the fact the cable was already quite fragile, it was easy to see damage to the cable. If it wasn’t for that, they felt like the JBL T200a would last for some time.
Today’s winner is the JBL T150a. The quality of the cable was much better which made up for it being a little shorter. The sound quality is superb, especially for the price of the earphones. We also liked the quality of the microphone. It would have been nice if it came with a carrying pouch like the JBL T200a but it certainly wasn’t enough to make us change our mind.