Beats Studio BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 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 Studio Buds||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||8.2mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||100.5dB/mW||95dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||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 is the rank of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of 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.
In comparison to the JBL LIVE 300, Beats Studio Buds have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, JBL LIVE 300 has a higher liquid rating than Beats Studio Buds
The JBL LIVE 300 have a weight of 65.7g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Beats Studio Buds, at 5.1g weigh less than the JBL LIVE 300 by -60.6g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL LIVE 300 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Beats Studio Buds also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds .
JBL LIVE 300 are resistant to sweat
Beats Studio Buds's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, 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 separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Beats Studio Buds also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
Beats Studio Buds have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
JBL LIVE 300 sit tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down background sounds and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both Beats Studio Buds, and JBL LIVE 300 have passive noise reduction which implies that both limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The JBL LIVE 300 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Beats Studio Buds driver unit is 8.2mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 2.4mm , as many tend to believe 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
JBL LIVE 300's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Beats Studio Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device makes high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Beats Studio Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate 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.
Beats Studio Buds's sound pressure level measurement is 100.5dB/mW. The sound pressure level, a device is can be taken differently by separate people, so we need to have a way of getting a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Beats Studio Buds's battery life is more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 2 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case 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 a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Beats Studio Buds's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 2 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL LIVE 300's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Beats Studio Buds takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 0.5 hours
JBL LIVE 300's battery capacity is 60mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Beats Studio Buds too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
JBL LIVE 300 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Beats Studio Buds too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
JBL LIVE 300 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Beats Studio Buds 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 connecting via Bluetooth.
Beats Studio Buds have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL LIVE 300
JBL LIVE 300 support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since 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 JBL LIVE 300 will work fine with your iPhone. 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 Studio Buds 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.
JBL LIVE 300 have 2 microphones.
While the Beats Studio Buds microphones are 6, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
Beats Studio Buds use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Beats Studio Buds 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 run but would still want to hear traffic.
The JBL LIVE 300 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Beats Studio Buds have a find earbuds feature.
The JBL LIVE 300 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Beats Studio Buds 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 is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Beats Studio Buds have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, 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 option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Beats Studio Buds also support this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
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 Studio Buds also have a control panel on them.
The JBL LIVE 300 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Beats Studio Buds also support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The JBL LIVE 300 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Beats Studio Buds also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.