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.
Ingress protection ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids 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, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro has a lower liquid rating than JBL Live Free 2
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a weight of 12g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
JBL Live Free 2, at 9.8g are lighter than the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by -2.2g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the 2 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 better fit.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have sweat resistance
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have ANC which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and morning travels. The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro and JBL Live Free 2 work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Both JBL Live Free 2, and Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have passive noise reduction this implies that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a unit size of 10.6mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of 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 , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters 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
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro can 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. How loud something is can be perceived differently by different persons, so we need to have a way of getting a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery life is 8 hours, 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 chanrgings.
JBL Live Free 2's battery life is less than that of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's case is said to have a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several 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 requires 2 hours to fully charge the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your device and charging case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Live Free 2 too have 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 enables 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.
The 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 a similar 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 iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android , 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 is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have 6 microphones.
The JBL Live Free 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have 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 while wearing them
The JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a find earbuds feature.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Also the JBL Live Free 2 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Live Free 2 have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call and not miss notifications from another connected device.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a mute function, they support the option 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 you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a control panel on them.
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 through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.