Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tune 225TWSSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)||JBL Tune 225TWS|
|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||12mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||105db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||20hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✗||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||4only|
|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 refer to the rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 4 means 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 prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
JBL Tune 225TWS, at 9.8g are lighter than the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by -0.8g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
JBL Tune 225TWS also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) are resistant to sweat
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have stereo speakers, what this means is that Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Tune 225TWS and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero which results in a reduced level of 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 device volume to outcompete background noise.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both JBL Tune 225TWS, and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have passive noise reduction which means that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound made by the earbuds.
JBL Tune 225TWS driver unit is 12mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 1mm , as many tend to believe 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 indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Tune 225TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tune 225TWS's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Tune 225TWS's measurement is 105dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Tune 225TWS's battery life is less than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s case is said to have a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Tune 225TWS's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, less than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 4 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
JBL Tune 225TWS takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 1 hours
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery capacity is 49.7mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your earbuds and case.
JBL Tune 225TWS too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
JBL Tune 225TWS use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
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 Tune 225TWS has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Tune 225TWS 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 provides 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 iPhone. If you are planning 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 JBL Tune 225TWS 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.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have 6 microphones.
While the JBL Tune 225TWS microphones are 4, less than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a find earbuds feature.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
The JBL Tune 225TWS too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect 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.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Tune 225TWS also support the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
JBL Tune 225TWS also have a control panel on them.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The JBL Tune 225TWS also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Tune 225TWS too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.