When I first saw the specs and tested JBL C2000SI, I was like why would JBL do that?! Why would they release the C100SI with a different name?
People who don’t have all the details might have high expectations of the next version of C100SI. But it might disappoint you in the end.
This JBL C100SI vs JBL C200SI ultimate comparison article will go deep into each earphone and include all the things you need to choose the right one for you.
So, let’s dive in.
Design & Build Quality
Maybe they both look the same but as a stand-alone product, the design is pretty nice. The earbuds are round with their JBL logo on both buds.
Thanks to the angled earbud design it provides additional comfort and a better fit.
Two have different finishing. JBL C100SI has a glossy finish while C200SI has a metallic finish. Looks more like steel to me.
They tried to keep the design very simple and clean yet you can feel the durability and toughness.
Both have 3 different colour options. But the colour options vary based on the model.
Overall this was all. Nothing more to discuss the design. Also, no noticeable changes other than the finishing type.
Bass & Sound Quality
Surprisingly, JBL is offering the same sound quality and bass charging more money. Let me talk about the features.
Both have a 20-20kHz frequency range, 16 ohms impedance, 9mm bass drivers, and 100 dB SPL (Sound Pressure Level).
The 20-20kHz frequency is what most budget earphones have. No complaints about that. Let’s talk about some important stuff.
Earphones with 16 ohms are generally designed for smartphones and tablets as they are more power-efficient. What is more important is the dB SPL.
The SPL (Sound Pressure Level indicates the loudness of the earphone. The 100dB SPL is good but several brands are doing better at a cheaper price.
When it comes to the bass driver then 9mm is what most earphones under Rs 500 got. But they are costlier. Even BoAt Bassheads 100 which costs almost half of C100SI, got 10mm drivers.
To conclude, JBL C100SI and C200SI sound good and clear but the quality is not like a Rs 700-800 earphone. Also, a 9mm driver produces little to no bass unless you are using an equalizer.
Mic, Remote & Functions
Both have an in-line remote with a mic. The universal button allows you to take/end calls, pause/play music/video, double-tap to skip tracks, and long press to activate voice assistant.
Cable & jack: Both have a 1.2m long normal rubber coated cord with a 3.5mm male gold-plated jack.
Water-Resistance: No official mention of sweat or water resistance from the brand.
Call/Mic Quality: Both have a noise-cancelling mic and thankfully give a good experience during calls.
Noise Cancellation: Make sure to use the ideal size of ear caps to cut down most of the noise.
Accessories: Ear caps/tips of different sizes, and all the required papers like the manual, warranty card, etc are included.
Users’ Report, Pros & Cons
JBL C100SI is normally is a good pair of earphones with a nice build and sound quality. But for this price range users suggest considering other options as well.
The 9mm bass driver is not enough for bass lovers and also the sounds are not properly balanced. The treble may feel high.
According to users, it’s a good pair of earphones with necessary features but based on the price it is totally overpriced.
The majority say that it is the same as JBL C100SI with no noticeable changes. So, it is better to look at other available options.
Is JBL C100SI & C200SI Worth It?
This comparison was like comparing two same kinds of apples with little to no difference. I have no idea why JBL would charge more for the same product.
To be honest a BoAt Bassheads 100 can provide the same sound quality with better bass. A 1 mm bigger driver might seem very little but trust me it does makes a difference.
JBL C☆☆SI series is basically overpriced earphones with mediocre performance. I highly recommend you to check out these two comparisons below –
After knowing all this if you really want to choose one then go for the cheaper one JBL C100SI. But I suggest waiting and looking at the other options first.
Hope this article will help to make an ideal choice. If you are having difficulties choosing based on some of your own personal reason then please let me know in the comment section.