JBL Live Free 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Live Free 2||BLX Earbuds Gen 1|
|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||✗|
|sound pressure level||102dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||28hours||13.5hours|
|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||✓||✗|
|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|
IP ratings refer to the level of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the BLX Earbuds Gen 1's rating for solids indicates 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.
In comparison to the BLX Earbuds Gen 1, JBL Live Free 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 Free 2 has a higher liquid rating than BLX Earbuds Gen 1
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have a weight of 44.5g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The JBL Live Free 2, at 9.8g are lighter than the BLX Earbuds Gen 1 with a difference -34.7g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, BLX Earbuds Gen 1 are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds together.
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have sweat resistance
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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 Live Free 2 also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
The JBL Live Free 2 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The JBL Live Free 2 have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass. The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
JBL Live Free 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Live Free 2's measurement is 102dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery life is 4.5 hours, these last less 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 requires fewer chargings.
JBL Live Free 2's battery life is more than that of BLX Earbuds Gen 1 by 2.5 hours . Each 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 vendor, and BLX Earbuds Gen 1's case is said to have a charge of 13.5 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Live Free 2's charging case has a battery life of 28 hours, more than that of BLX Earbuds Gen 1 by 14.5 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery power is 40mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
JBL Live Free 2 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have Bluetooth version of 5.1, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Live Free 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of BLX Earbuds Gen 1 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Free 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the BLX Earbuds Gen 1
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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 the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have 2 microphones.
JBL Live Free 2 microphones are 6, more than that of BLX Earbuds Gen 1 by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
JBL Live Free 2 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
JBL Live Free 2 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
JBL Live Free 2 have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
JBL Live Free 2 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have a control panel on them.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Live Free 2 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.