JBL Tour Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Echo Buds 3rd GenerationSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Tour Pro 2||Echo Buds 3rd Generation|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||ipX2|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||12mm|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||14hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||4only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|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 rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX2, the Echo Buds 3rd Generation's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
The Echo Buds 3rd Generation have a weight of 10g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, Echo Buds 3rd Generation are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
JBL Tour Pro 2 also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the two earbuds .
Echo Buds 3rd Generation have sweat resistance
JBL Tour Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Echo Buds 3rd Generation have stereo speakers, what this means is that Echo Buds 3rd Generation's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Tour Pro 2 and Echo Buds 3rd Generation have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero thus "diluting" the noise.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The Echo Buds 3rd Generation stay well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces your environment sounds well as preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Tour Pro 2, and Echo Buds 3rd Generation have passive noise reduction this means that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Echo Buds 3rd Generation have a unit size of 12mm 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 device, its size dictates the loudness of the device.
JBL Tour Pro 2 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Echo Buds 3rd Generation by 2mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
Echo Buds 3rd Generation's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Tour Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Echo Buds 3rd Generation's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device makes high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The Echo Buds 3rd Generation'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 Echo Buds 3rd Generation by 4 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and the Echo Buds 3rd Generation's case has a charge of 14 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many 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 Echo Buds 3rd Generation by 16 hours
The Echo Buds 3rd Generation have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows 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 enable you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Echo Buds 3rd Generation use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Echo Buds 3rd Generation 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 Echo Buds 3rd Generation . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Echo Buds 3rd Generation have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Echo Buds 3rd Generation
JBL Tour Pro 2 support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Tour Pro 2 will work fine with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Echo Buds 3rd Generation have 4 microphones.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 microphones are 6, more than that of Echo Buds 3rd Generation by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
JBL Tour Pro 2 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, JBL Tour Pro 2 have a find earbuds feature.
Echo Buds 3rd Generation support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the JBL Tour Pro 2 support fast charging. It's very 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 just 30 minutes.
Echo Buds 3rd Generation support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Echo Buds 3rd Generation have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also support this function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Echo Buds 3rd Generation, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a control panel on them.
The Echo Buds 3rd Generation have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals.
The Echo Buds 3rd Generation support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Echo Buds 3rd Generation come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.