JBL Live Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Huawei FreeBuds 5
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Live Pro 2||Huawei FreeBuds 5|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX5||IP54|
|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||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||25hours|
|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||✓||✓|
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IP ratings is the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IP54, the Huawei FreeBuds 5's rating is read as, the first number of 5 denotes that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Huawei FreeBuds 5, JBL Live Pro 2 have a rating of IPX5 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Huawei FreeBuds 5 has a lower liquid rating than JBL Live Pro 2
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a weight of 10.8g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The JBL Live Pro 2, at 9.6g weigh less than the Huawei FreeBuds 5 with a difference -1.2g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Huawei FreeBuds 5 are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
JBL Live Pro 2 also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Huawei FreeBuds 5 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
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Live Pro 2 and Huawei FreeBuds 5 have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have ANC which makes either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
JBL Live Pro 2 stay tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out .
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size determines the sound made by the device.
JBL Live Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making both JBL Live Pro 2, and Huawei FreeBuds 5 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5's lowest frequency is at 16Hz, 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 Live Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Huawei FreeBuds 5 can produce a juicier bass than the JBL Live Pro 2
The Huawei FreeBuds 5's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that Huawei FreeBuds 5 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Live Pro 2
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Live Pro 2's measurement is 93dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery life is 5 hours, these last less than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly 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 more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 5 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, 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 vendor, and the Huawei FreeBuds 5's case is said to have a full charge of 25 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life 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 Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 5 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Live Pro 2's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Huawei FreeBuds 5's battery power is 42mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
JBL Live Pro 2's battery power is 65mAh. more than that of Huawei FreeBuds 5 by 23mAh
The JBL Live Pro 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers 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, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Pro 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5
Huawei FreeBuds 5 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 can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, providing 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 Huawei FreeBuds 5 have 6 microphones.
While the JBL Live Pro 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially 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 calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can recognize.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The JBL Live Pro 2 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
JBL Live Pro 2 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Huawei FreeBuds 5 support the find earbuds feature.
The JBL Live Pro 2 also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to locate them.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the JBL Live Pro 2 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Live Pro 2 support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Huawei FreeBuds 5 . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another connected device.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too support this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
JBL Live Pro 2 also have a control panel on them.
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 that has followed instruction manuals.
Huawei FreeBuds 5 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Live Pro 2 also have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Huawei FreeBuds 5 come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Live Pro 2 also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.