Latency in Gaming

Latency in Gaming

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Latency is huge for gamers - they want immediate feedback on what's happening in the game. It is measured in milliseconds, and it is the speed of the connection between your network and the device. For the best gaming experience, you'll want to look for low latency. That means no audio lag and a quick signal so you don't miss a thing whether you are playing a game, watching a movie, or listening to music.

Elasped Time/Latency (milliseconds):

Here is a timeline that shows the latency of our Play Series compared to one of our popular True Wireless products, JBuds Air Executive True Wireless Earbuds.

audio lag in play series wireless


Factors that affect Latency:

Many times there are factors outside of the the headphone control that will contribute to audio lag. 

  • Device Used: Age of the device, operating system and version. Even the device settings can contribute the audio lag you experience.
  • App being used: Some apps are slower to send data to your headphones or slower operating.
  • Other environmental factors: Signal interference from other devices such as cordless phones, microwaves or baby monitors, which operate on the same 2.5 GHz or 5 GHz frequency).

Tips to improve latency:

  • Update your device to the latest operating system.
  • Update your apps to the newest versions.
  • Check your wireless network that your device is connected to. Resetting it will often attempt to use the 2.4 and 5 GHz channels with the least interference. To change the channel on your router, log into your router’s web interface in your web browser. Then, go to the Wi-Fi settings page, find the drop-down for “Wi-Fi Channel” and select a new channel.
  • Minimize the number of active Bluetooth devices you have connected to your device.
  • Disconnect computers or network devises and restart software.

JLab Play Series and Latency:


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