Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Live Free 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro||JBL Live Free 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX5|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10.6mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||92dB/mW||102dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||28hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✗|
|has find earbuds feature||✓||✗|
|supports fast charging||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✓||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|has voice prompts||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, JBL Live Free 2 have a rating of IPX5 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, JBL Live Free 2 has a higher liquid rating than Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a weight of 12g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
JBL Live Free 2, at 9.8g are lighter than the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro with a difference -2.2g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds together.
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have sweat resistance
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Live Free 2 and Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
JBL Live Free 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that suits your travel or that suites your chill time.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro stay well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both JBL Live Free 2, and Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a unit size of 10.6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the sound produced by the device.
JBL Live Free 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by 0.4mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Free 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device makes high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro generate a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Live Free 2
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's measurement is 92dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
JBL Live Free 2's sound pressure level measurement is 102dB/mW. The sound pressure level, a device is can be taken differently by separate persons, so we need to have the means to get an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery life is 8 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Live Free 2's battery life is less than that of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's case is said to have a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Live Free 2's charging case has a battery life of 28 hours, more than that of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by 4 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your earbuds and case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Live Free 2 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Live Free 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Free 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro will work well with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have 6 microphones.
While the JBL Live Free 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The JBL Live Free 2 too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support the find earbuds feature.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
JBL Live Free 2 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Live Free 2 support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call and not miss notifications coming from another device.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have this function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have a control panel on them.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Live Free 2 also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
JBL Live Free 2 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.