Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tour Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)||JBL Tour Pro 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||✗|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||10mm|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||30hours|
|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 an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection 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.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a weight of 10.6g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
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 have no cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
JBL Tour Pro 2 also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have sweat resistance
JBL Tour Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) 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 Tour Pro 2 also have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero thus "diluting" the noise.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have ANC enabling 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.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour travels. The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) and JBL Tour Pro 2 work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that suites your chill time.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) stay well in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) driver unit is 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
JBL Tour Pro 2 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 1mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Tour Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery life is 6 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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Tour Pro 2's battery life is more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 4 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s case has a full 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 Tour Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 6 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery power is 49.7mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your earbuds and case.
JBL Tour Pro 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.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 use 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 close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Tour Pro 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Tour Pro 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 that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same 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 iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have 6 microphones.
JBL Tour Pro 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The JBL Tour Pro 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 would still want to hear traffic.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support the find earbuds feature.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you locate them.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the JBL Tour Pro 2 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link 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.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a control panel on them.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.