Jabra Elite Active 75tSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Live Free 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Jabra Elite Active 75t
|JBL Live Free 2
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|has no wires or cables
|has stereo speakers
|has active noise cancellation (noise control)
|has passive noise reduction
|driver unit size
|sound pressure level
|battery life of charging case
|has wireless charging
|has a battery level indicator
|has usb type-c
|maximum bluetooth range
|number of microphones
|has a noise-canceling microphone
|highest mic frequency
|lowest mic frequency
|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 refer to the level of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP57, the Jabra Elite Active 75t's rating for solids indicates 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.
In comparison to the Jabra Elite Active 75t, 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 Active 75t
Jabra Elite Active 75t have a weight of 10.1g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
The JBL Live Free 2, at 9.8g weigh less than the Jabra Elite Active 75t with a difference -0.3g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Jabra Elite Active 75t are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Jabra Elite Active 75t are resistant to sweat
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Jabra Elite Active 75t have stereo speakers, what this means is that Jabra Elite Active 75t's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
Jabra Elite Active 75t have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Jabra Elite Active 75t and JBL Live Free 2 operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for commute or that suites your chill time.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t stay well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Jabra Elite Active 75t driver unit is 6mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the sound made by the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Jabra Elite Active 75t 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 mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Free 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
Jabra Elite Active 75t's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured 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 Active 75t's battery life is 7.5 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
JBL Live Free 2's battery life is less than that of Jabra Elite Active 75t by 0.5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and the Jabra Elite Active 75t's case has a charge of 28 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Live Free 2's charging case has a battery life of 28 hours, equal to that of the Jabra Elite Active 75t
It takes 2.3 hours to fully charge the Jabra Elite Active 75t's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
Jabra Elite Active 75t have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and charging case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Jabra Elite Active 75t use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through 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 Active 75t have Bluetooth version of 5, 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 Free 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Jabra Elite Active 75t . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Jabra Elite Active 75t have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Free 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Jabra Elite Active 75t
Jabra Elite Active 75t 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 Jabra Elite Active 75t will work fine with your iPhone. If you are planning 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 Jabra Elite Active 75t have 4 microphones.
While the JBL Live Free 2 microphones are 6, more than that of Jabra Elite Active 75t by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The JBL Live Free 2 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t's highest mic frequency is 10,000Hz, high frequencies are better for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency.
Jabra Elite Active 75t's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are better for recording bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
Jabra Elite Active 75t support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Jabra Elite Active 75t support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Jabra Elite Active 75t support the find earbuds feature.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t 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 switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Live Free 2 support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Jabra Elite Active 75t . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another device.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have a control panel on them.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have a warranty period of 2 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 Jabra Elite Active 75t have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Live Free 2 too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
JBL Live Free 2 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.