JBL Tour Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
BLX Earbuds Gen 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Tour Pro 2||BLX Earbuds Gen 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||ipX3|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||15hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|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 rank of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX3, the BLX Earbuds Gen 2's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 3 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at up to 60° from vertical position for ten minutes.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 2 have a weight of 43.94g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, JBL Tour Pro 2 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
BLX Earbuds Gen 2 are resistant to sweat
JBL Tour Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
BLX Earbuds Gen 2 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.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 2 stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces background sounds and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass. A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the device.
BLX Earbuds Gen 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
BLX Earbuds Gen 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
The BLX Earbuds Gen 2'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 usually 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 BLX Earbuds Gen 2 by 4 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and BLX Earbuds Gen 2's case has a full charge of 15 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 BLX Earbuds Gen 2 by 15 hours
It requires 1.2 hours to fully charge the BLX Earbuds Gen 2's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 2 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.1, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Tour Pro 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of BLX Earbuds Gen 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 2 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the BLX Earbuds Gen 2
BLX Earbuds Gen 2 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the BLX Earbuds Gen 2 will work fine with your MacBook. 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 BLX Earbuds Gen 2 have 2 microphones.
JBL Tour Pro 2 microphones are 6, more than that of BLX Earbuds Gen 2 by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
JBL Tour Pro 2 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
JBL Tour Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The BLX Earbuds Gen 2 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, JBL Tour Pro 2 support the find earbuds feature.
BLX Earbuds Gen 2 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
With the BLX Earbuds Gen 2, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a control panel on them.
BLX Earbuds Gen 2 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
BLX Earbuds Gen 2 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.