Jabra Evolve2 BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 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 Evolve2 Buds||JBL Live Free 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IPX5|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|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||21hours||28hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||20meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||8000Hz||✗|
|lowest mic frequency||80Hz||✗|
|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 offered by a casing, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP54, the Jabra Evolve2 Buds'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 the second value of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Jabra Evolve2 Buds, 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 higher liquid rating than Jabra Evolve2 Buds
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a weight of 10.8g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
JBL Live Free 2, at 9.8g weigh less than the Jabra Evolve2 Buds by -1g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Jabra Evolve2 Buds are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the two earbuds .
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have sweat resistance
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have stereo speakers, what this means is that Jabra Evolve2 Buds's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Live Free 2 and Jabra Evolve2 Buds have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
JBL Live Free 2 too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for flights and morning commutes. The Jabra Evolve2 Buds and JBL Live Free 2 operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that suites your relaxation time.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a unit size of 6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the loudness of the device.
JBL Live Free 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 5mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Free 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
SPL, 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.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's battery life is 10 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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Live Free 2's battery life is less than that of Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 3 hours . Every 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 have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and the Jabra Evolve2 Buds's case is said to have a full charge of 21 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 Evolve2 Buds by 7 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Jabra Evolve2 Buds's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your earbuds and case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Live Free 2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, 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 Evolve2 Buds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a 20meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Free 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, less than that of Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 10meters
Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Jabra Evolve2 Buds will work well with your iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have 6 microphones.
JBL Live Free 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Jabra Evolve2 Buds . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's highest mic frequency is 8000Hz, high frequencies are best for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known as its upper limiting frequency.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's lowest mic frequency is 80Hz, low frequencies are better for recording bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The JBL Live Free 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.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Jabra Evolve2 Buds support the find earbuds feature.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
The JBL Live Free 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 is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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 having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Live Free 2 have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Jabra Evolve2 Buds . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call without missing notifications from another connected device.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 too support the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Jabra Evolve2 Buds, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a control panel on them.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Live Free 2 also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.