Beats Studio BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tour Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings refer to the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Beats Studio Buds's rating is read as, the first number 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.
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Beats Studio Buds are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Beats Studio Buds have sweat resistance
JBL Tour 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, what this means is that Beats Studio Buds's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Tour Pro 2 and Beats Studio Buds have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
The Beats Studio Buds have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
Beats Studio Buds stay tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces background noise while preventing the device music from leaking out .
Both JBL Tour Pro 2, and Beats Studio Buds have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Beats Studio Buds driver unit is 8.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the sound made by the device.
JBL Tour Pro 2 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Beats Studio Buds by 1.8mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
Beats Studio Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Beats Studio Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, 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.
The Beats Studio Buds's battery life is 8 hours, a device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
JBL Tour Pro 2's battery life is more than that of Beats Studio Buds by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, 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 vendor, and Beats Studio Buds's case is said to have a charge of 16 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several 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 Beats Studio Buds by 14 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Beats Studio Buds's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
The Beats Studio Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your device and charging case.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Beats Studio Buds use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
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 Tour Pro 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Beats Studio Buds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Beats Studio Buds have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds
Beats Studio Buds 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Beats Studio Buds 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 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 Beats Studio Buds have 6 microphones.
While the JBL Tour Pro 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Beats Studio Buds use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
Beats Studio Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The JBL Tour Pro 2 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Beats Studio Buds support the find earbuds feature.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to locate them.
Beats Studio Buds support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
JBL Tour Pro 2 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Beats Studio Buds have a mute function, they have the option 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 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 Tour Pro 2 also have a control panel on them.
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 Tour Pro 2 also have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Beats Studio Buds come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.