Echo Buds 3rd GenerationSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tune 225TWSSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Echo Buds 3rd Generation||JBL Tune 225TWS|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX2||✗|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||12mm||12mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||105db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||14hours||20hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||4only|
|EXTRAS||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 given by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX2, the Echo Buds 3rd Generation's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes 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.
Echo Buds 3rd Generation have a weight of 10g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
The JBL Tune 225TWS, at 9.8g are lighter than the Echo Buds 3rd Generation with a difference -0.2g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Echo Buds 3rd Generation are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Tune 225TWS also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Echo Buds 3rd Generation are resistant to sweat
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.
The JBL Tune 225TWS also have stereo speakers
The Echo Buds 3rd Generation stay well in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces background noise well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both JBL Tune 225TWS, and Echo Buds 3rd Generation have passive noise reduction this implies that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Echo Buds 3rd Generation driver unit is 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the loudness of the device.
JBL Tune 225TWS driver unit is 12mm in diameter, making both devices similar in how loud their sound can get , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The Echo Buds 3rd Generation's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
JBL Tune 225TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
Echo Buds 3rd Generation's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tune 225TWS's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Tune 225TWS's measurement is 105dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Tune 225TWS's battery life is less than that of Echo Buds 3rd Generation by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely 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 manufacturer, and the Echo Buds 3rd Generation's case is said to have a full charge of 14 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Tune 225TWS's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, more than that of Echo Buds 3rd Generation by 6 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Tune 225TWS's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
The Echo Buds 3rd Generation have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
JBL Tune 225TWS too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Echo Buds 3rd Generation support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Tune 225TWS too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
Echo Buds 3rd Generation have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Tune 225TWS has a Bluetooth version of 5, older 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 Tune 225TWS have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Echo Buds 3rd Generation
JBL Tune 225TWS 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Tune 225TWS 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 Echo Buds 3rd Generation have 4 microphones.
JBL Tune 225TWS microphones are 4, equal to that of the Echo Buds 3rd Generation . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
Echo Buds 3rd Generation support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The JBL Tune 225TWS support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Echo Buds 3rd Generation have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Echo Buds 3rd Generation have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Tune 225TWS too have this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Echo Buds 3rd Generation, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Tune 225TWS also have a control panel on them.
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 following instruction manuals.
Echo Buds 3rd Generation have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Tune 225TWS too have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
The Echo Buds 3rd Generation come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Tune 225TWS too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.