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|Category||Features||Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II||JBL Reflect Aero TWS|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP68|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9.3mm||6.8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||99dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||16hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||8only||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 rating of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes 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.
Compared to the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a rating of IP68 meaning that they are completely dust proof and that of liquids is that, JBL Reflect Aero TWS has a higher liquid rating than Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a weight of 12.5g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS, at 13g are heavier than the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II with a difference of 0.5g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have wingtips, these rest against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to match vigorous movement, wingtips are best suited for sports and other physical activities. If used correctly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are resistant to sweat
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
JBL Reflect Aero TWS are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have stereo speakers, what this means is that Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Reflect Aero TWS and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced technology to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II stay tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces background noise and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both JBL Reflect Aero TWS, and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have passive noise reduction which implies that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II driver unit is 9.3mm 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, its size determines the sound produced by the device.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS driver unit is 6.8mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 2.5mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Reflect Aero TWS's measurement is 99dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II'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 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 Reflect Aero TWS's battery life is more than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's case has a full charge of 18 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 2 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 0.5 hours
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your earbuds and case.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II will work fine with your MacBook. If you intend 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have 8 microphones.
While the JBL Reflect Aero TWS microphones are 6, less than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support the find earbuds feature.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 Reflect Aero TWS support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support 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.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too support the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a control panel on them.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.