Jabra Elite 7 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Live Free 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Jabra Elite 7 Pro||JBL Live Free 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip57||ipX5|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||102db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||28hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||8only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||8,000hz||✗|
|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 refer to the rank of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IP57, the Jabra Elite 7 Pro'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 are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
Compared to the Jabra Elite 7 Pro, JBL Live Free 2 have a rating of IPX5 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, JBL Live Free 2 has a lower liquid rating than Jabra Elite 7 Pro
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a weight of 10.8g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The JBL Live Free 2, at 9.8g are lighter than the Jabra Elite 7 Pro with a difference -1g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, Jabra Elite 7 Pro are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro are resistant to sweat
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Jabra Elite 7 Pro have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have stereo speakers
Jabra Elite 7 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that you are likely to lose the functionality of your device. Devices that have a higher depth rating are better for diving.
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. The Jabra Elite 7 Pro and JBL Live Free 2 work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that suites your relaxation time.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro sit well in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down background noise while preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both JBL Live Free 2, and Jabra Elite 7 Pro have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro driver unit is 6mm 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 corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Jabra Elite 7 Pro by 5mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Free 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
Jabra Elite 7 Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Live Free 2's measurement is 102dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro's battery life is 9 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 Live Free 2's battery life is less than that of Jabra Elite 7 Pro by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not 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 vendor, and Jabra Elite 7 Pro's case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Live Free 2's charging case has a battery life of 28 hours, more than that of Jabra Elite 7 Pro by 4 hours
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Live Free 2 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro 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 Live Free 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 7 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Free 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 7 Pro
Jabra Elite 7 Pro have 8 microphones.
JBL Live Free 2 microphones are 6, less than that of Jabra Elite 7 Pro by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro's highest mic frequency is 8,000Hz, high frequencies are better for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known as its upper limiting frequency.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a find earbuds feature.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The JBL Live Free 2 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 manually disconnect and reconnect.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Live Free 2 too support the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Jabra Elite 7 Pro, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have a control panel on them.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Live Free 2 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.