Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)||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||11mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||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 is the level of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX5, the JBL LIVE 300's rating is read as, the first value 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, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) has a lower liquid rating than JBL LIVE 300
JBL LIVE 300 have a weight of 65.7g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), at 10.6g weigh less than the JBL LIVE 300 by -55.1g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, JBL LIVE 300 are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
JBL LIVE 300 have sweat resistance
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL LIVE 300 have an earbud foam to some 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.
Both Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) and JBL LIVE 300 have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero thus "diluting" the noise.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
JBL LIVE 300 stay well in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The 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 the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound produced by the earbuds.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 5.2mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
The JBL LIVE 300's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
The JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, measured 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.
JBL LIVE 300's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. 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.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery life is equal to that of the JBL LIVE 300 . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening 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 manufacturer, and JBL LIVE 300's case is said to have a charge of 14 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 10 hours
It requires 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.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 1 hours
JBL LIVE 300's battery power is 60mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery power is 49.7mAh. less than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 10.3mAh
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible 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 display the charging status of your device and charging case.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The JBL LIVE 300 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL LIVE 300 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of JBL LIVE 300 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL LIVE 300 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) 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.
Since its 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 Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) 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.
The JBL LIVE 300 have 2 microphones.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) microphones are 6, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but still want 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 .
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) 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 Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a find earbuds feature.
JBL LIVE 300 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
JBL LIVE 300 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too have the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the JBL LIVE 300, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) also have a control panel on them.
JBL LIVE 300 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) also support voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
JBL LIVE 300 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.