JBL Live Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Beats Studio BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Live Pro 2||Beats Studio Buds|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX5||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||8.2mm|
|sound pressure level||93dB/mW||100.5dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||16hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|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 dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Beats Studio Buds's rating for solids indicates 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.
In comparison to the Beats Studio Buds, JBL Live Pro 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 Pro 2 has a higher liquid rating than Beats Studio Buds
Beats Studio Buds have a weight of 5.1g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The JBL Live Pro 2, at 9.6g are heavier than the Beats Studio Buds by of 4.5g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Beats Studio Buds are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds together.
JBL Live Pro 2 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Beats Studio Buds have sweat resistance
JBL Live Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Beats Studio Buds have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Live Pro 2 and Beats Studio Buds have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
Beats Studio Buds have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that enhances your chill time.
The Beats Studio Buds sit well in place, creating a sound seal that tones down your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Beats Studio Buds have a unit size of 8.2mm 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, the unit size corellates with the sound produced by the device.
JBL Live Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Beats Studio Buds by 2.8mm , many people have a misconception 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 imply that they produce better quality sound.
The Beats Studio Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Beats Studio Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Beats Studio Buds's measurement is 100.5dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
JBL Live Pro 2's sound pressure level measurement is 93dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be considered differently by separate people, so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Beats Studio Buds's battery life is 8 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
JBL Live Pro 2's battery life is more than that of Beats Studio Buds by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Beats Studio Buds's case is said to have a full charge of 16 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 Live Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Beats Studio Buds by 14 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Beats Studio Buds's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
JBL Live Pro 2 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Beats Studio Buds by 0.5 hours
JBL Live Pro 2's battery power is 65mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The JBL Live Pro 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
Beats Studio Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Beats Studio Buds use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Live Pro 2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Beats Studio Buds have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Live Pro 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Beats Studio Buds have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Pro 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds
Beats Studio Buds 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Beats Studio Buds will work well with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
JBL Live Pro 2 support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The Beats Studio Buds have 6 microphones.
JBL Live Pro 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
Beats Studio Buds have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
JBL Live Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The size of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can recognize.
The Beats Studio Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The JBL Live Pro 2 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful 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 JBL Live Pro 2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Beats Studio Buds have a find earbuds feature.
JBL Live Pro 2 also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to help you locate them.
Beats Studio Buds support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Beats Studio Buds 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.
The JBL Live Pro 2 have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call and not miss notifications coming from another device.
The Beats Studio Buds have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too support this function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Beats Studio Buds, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Live Pro 2 also have a control panel on them.
The JBL Live Pro 2 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.
The Beats Studio Buds support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Beats Studio Buds come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
JBL Live Pro 2 also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.