JBL Live Free 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings refer to the rating of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s rating is read as, the first number of X denotes 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 Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), 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 Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a weight of 10.6g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The JBL Live Free 2, at 9.8g weigh less than the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) with a difference -0.8g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) are resistant to sweat
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate 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
Active noise cancellation utilises 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 counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero thus "diluting" the noise.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
JBL Live Free 2 too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour travels. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that enhances your chill time.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) sit well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down background sounds and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Live Free 2, and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have passive noise reduction this means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
JBL Live Free 2 have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass. A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low recognizable frequencies 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 make sound with equal bass
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device makes high recognizable 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 both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Live Free 2's measurement is 102dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery life is 6 hours, a device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
JBL Live Free 2's battery life is more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 4 hours
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
JBL Live Free 2 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have Bluetooth version of 5.3, 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, older than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Free 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because 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 Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) will work fine with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
JBL Live Free 2 have 6 microphones.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a find earbuds feature.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
JBL Live Free 2 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The JBL Live Free 2 support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 also support this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have a control panel on them.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The JBL Live Free 2 too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily damage them.
JBL Live Free 2 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.