Bose QuietComfort Earbuds IISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
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Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II||JBL Tour Pro 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||✗|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9.3mm||10mm|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||30hours|
|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|
IP ratings is the rating 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 (sweat).
Scoring 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 of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a weight of 12.5g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds .
JBL Tour Pro 2 also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds .
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have sweat resistance
JBL Tour Pro 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
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have stereo speakers, what this means is that Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's speakers deliver sound from separate 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 more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have ANC which makes either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II and JBL Tour Pro 2 operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for commute or that enhances your chill time.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that reduces background noise well as preventing the device music from leaking out .
Both JBL Tour Pro 2, and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have passive noise reduction which implies that both limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a unit size of 9.3mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound made by the earbuds.
JBL Tour Pro 2 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 0.7mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular 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 implies that both devices can produce equal bass
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 4 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening 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 manufacturer, and the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's case is said to have a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Tour Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 12 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have Bluetooth version of 5.3, 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, equal to that of the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II will work well with your iPhone. 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 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.
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 Tour Pro 2 microphones are 6, less than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while 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.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a find earbuds feature.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too 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 is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint 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.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too support the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also have a control panel on them.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.