Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro||JBL LIVE 300|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX5|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10.6mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||92db/mw||95db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||14hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rank of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX5, the JBL LIVE 300's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand medium pressure jet that's 6.3mm diameter, similar to garden hose from any angle for 3 minutes at a distance of 2.5 to 3 metres.
Compared to the JBL LIVE 300, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro has a lower liquid rating than JBL LIVE 300
JBL LIVE 300 have a weight of 65.7g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, at 12g are lighter than the JBL LIVE 300 with a difference -53.7g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, JBL LIVE 300 are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
JBL LIVE 300 are resistant to sweat
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL LIVE 300 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL LIVE 300 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.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have Active Noise Cancellation 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 300 sit well in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, and JBL LIVE 300 have passive noise reduction which implies that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
JBL LIVE 300 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro driver unit is 10.6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 4.8mm , many people have a misconception 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
JBL LIVE 300's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device generates high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this implies that Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro produce a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL LIVE 300
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL LIVE 300's measurement is 95dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's sound pressure level measurement is 92dB/mW. The sound pressure level, a device is can be taken differently by different people, so we need to have the means to get an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The JBL LIVE 300's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. 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.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery life is more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the JBL LIVE 300's case is said to have a full charge of 14 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 10 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL LIVE 300's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the JBL LIVE 300
JBL LIVE 300's battery capacity is 60mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your device and case.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
JBL LIVE 300 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The JBL LIVE 300 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of JBL LIVE 300 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL LIVE 300
JBL LIVE 300 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 JBL LIVE 300 will work well with your iPad. 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 Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 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, providing high-resolution audio.
JBL LIVE 300 have 2 microphones.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro microphones are 6, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The JBL LIVE 300 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support the find earbuds feature.
JBL LIVE 300 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro 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.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link 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 300 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the JBL LIVE 300, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a control panel on them.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro 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 JBL LIVE 300 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
The JBL LIVE 300 come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.