JBL Live Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Google Pixel Buds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Live Pro 2||Google Pixel Buds Pro|
|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||11mm|
|sound pressure level||93db/mw||75db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||20hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||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 rank of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Google Pixel Buds Pro's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes 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 Google Pixel Buds Pro, JBL Live Pro 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, Google Pixel Buds Pro has a lower liquid rating than JBL Live Pro 2
The Google Pixel Buds Pro have a weight of 12.4g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The JBL Live Pro 2, at 9.6g weigh less than the Google Pixel Buds Pro by -2.8g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Google Pixel Buds Pro are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds together.
JBL Live Pro 2 also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the two earbuds .
Google Pixel Buds Pro have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Google Pixel Buds Pro have sweat resistance
JBL Live Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Google Pixel Buds Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Google Pixel Buds Pro's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Live Pro 2 and Google Pixel Buds Pro have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
Google Pixel Buds Pro have Active Noise Cancellation allowing 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 noise.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation making both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that suits your travel or that suites your relaxation time.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both JBL Live Pro 2, and Google Pixel Buds Pro have passive noise reduction which means that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size determines the sound produced by the earbuds.
JBL Live Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making both devices similar in how loud their sound gets , a common assumption 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 produce better quality sound.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Google Pixel Buds Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Google Pixel Buds Pro's measurement is 75dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
JBL Live Pro 2's sound pressure level measurement is 93dB/mW. The sound pressure level, a device is can be perceived differently by separate persons, so we need to have a way of getting a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro's battery life is 11 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 Live Pro 2's battery life is less than that of Google Pixel Buds Pro by 1 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Google Pixel Buds Pro's case is said to have a charge of 20 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 Live Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Google Pixel Buds Pro by 10 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Google Pixel Buds Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
JBL Live Pro 2 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Google Pixel Buds Pro by 1 hours
JBL Live Pro 2's battery power is 65mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
JBL Live Pro 2 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of the earbuds.
Google Pixel Buds Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Live Pro 2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Google Pixel Buds Pro have Bluetooth version of 5, 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 Pro 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Google Pixel Buds Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Google Pixel Buds Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Pro 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Google Pixel Buds Pro
Google Pixel Buds Pro 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Google Pixel Buds Pro will work well with your iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
Google Pixel Buds Pro support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
JBL Live Pro 2 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 Google Pixel Buds Pro have 6 microphones.
While the JBL Live Pro 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Google Pixel Buds Pro . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
Google Pixel Buds Pro have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
The JBL Live Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The extent of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the earbud microphone can pick up.
Google Pixel Buds Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The JBL Live Pro 2 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
Google Pixel Buds Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
JBL Live Pro 2 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Google Pixel Buds Pro have a find earbuds feature.
JBL Live Pro 2 also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to find them.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the JBL Live Pro 2 too 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 just 30 minutes.
Google Pixel Buds Pro 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 switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Live Pro 2 have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Google Pixel Buds Pro . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications from another connected device.
Google Pixel Buds Pro have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too support the mute function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
JBL Live Pro 2 also have a control panel on them.
The JBL Live Pro 2 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.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Live Pro 2 also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Google Pixel Buds Pro come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
JBL Live Pro 2 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.