Beats Fit ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Beats Fit 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||9.5mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||101.3dB/mW||95dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||21hours||14hours|
|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 rating of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say 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 value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 5 means 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, Beats Fit 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, Beats Fit Pro has a lower liquid rating than JBL LIVE 300
JBL LIVE 300 have a weight of 65.7g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Beats Fit Pro, at 11.2g weigh less than the JBL LIVE 300 by -54.5g
True wireless devices 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 distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Beats Fit Pro also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
The Beats Fit Pro come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
JBL LIVE 300 have sweat resistance
Beats Fit Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
An earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no 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 independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Beats Fit Pro and JBL LIVE 300 have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
Beats Fit Pro have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
JBL LIVE 300 stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down your environment noise while preventing the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both Beats Fit Pro, and JBL LIVE 300 have passive noise reduction which implies that they limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
JBL LIVE 300 have a unit size of 5.8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size determines the loudness of the device.
Beats Fit Pro driver unit is 9.5mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 3.7mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate 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 device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Beats Fit Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Beats Fit Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level 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.
Beats Fit Pro's sound pressure level measurement is 101.3dB/mW. The sound pressure level, a device is can be taken differently by different people, so we need to have a way of getting a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Beats Fit Pro have neodymium magnets, when used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
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 given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Beats Fit Pro's battery life is more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 1 hours . 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and the JBL LIVE 300's case has a charge of 14 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Beats Fit Pro's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 7 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL LIVE 300's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Beats Fit Pro 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 power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Beats Fit Pro's battery power is 55mAh. less than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 5mAh
JBL LIVE 300 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and charging case.
Beats Fit Pro too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The JBL LIVE 300 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Beats Fit Pro too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
JBL LIVE 300 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Beats Fit Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the JBL LIVE 300 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL LIVE 300 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Beats Fit 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. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL LIVE 300 will work well with your MacBook. If you intend 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 Beats Fit 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.
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Beats Fit Pro have a latency of 70ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
JBL LIVE 300 have 2 microphones.
The Beats Fit Pro microphones are 6, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
Beats Fit Pro use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The Beats Fit Pro support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
The JBL LIVE 300 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
Beats Fit Pro support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Beats Fit Pro support the find earbuds feature.
JBL LIVE 300 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The Beats Fit Pro support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Beats Fit Pro support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect 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.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Beats Fit Pro also support this function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but 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 functions are supported on the device.
Beats Fit Pro also have a control panel on them.
The Beats Fit 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
JBL LIVE 300 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Beats Fit Pro too support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The JBL LIVE 300 come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
Beats Fit Pro also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.