JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Reflect Aero TWSSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL LIVE 300||JBL Reflect Aero TWS|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX5||ip68|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✗||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||5.8mm||6.8mm|
|sound pressure level||95db/mw||99db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||14hours||16hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✗||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✗|
|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. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX5, the JBL LIVE 300's rating for solids indicates 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, JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a rating of IP68 meaning that they are completely dust proof and that of liquids is that, JBL LIVE 300 has a lower liquid rating than JBL Reflect Aero TWS
The JBL LIVE 300 have a weight of 65.7g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS, at 13g are lighter than the JBL LIVE 300 by -52.7g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL LIVE 300 are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires connecting the two earbuds .
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
JBL LIVE 300 are resistant to sweat
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS are both dustproof and water-resistant.
The 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 JBL Reflect Aero TWS and JBL LIVE 300 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
JBL LIVE 300 stay well in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down background noise well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise without using ANC 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 basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS driver unit is 6.8mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 1mm , 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 mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The 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.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means 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 makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
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.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's sound pressure level measurement is 99dB/mW. How loud a device is can be perceived differently by different people, so we need to have a way of getting an objective 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 before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's battery life is more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing 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 JBL LIVE 300's case is said to have a charge of 14 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 2 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 when they have been unused for extended periods.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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 power is 60mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The JBL LIVE 300 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The 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.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of JBL LIVE 300 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL LIVE 300 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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 the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL LIVE 300 will work fine with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
JBL LIVE 300 have 2 microphones.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS microphones are 6, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
JBL LIVE 300 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
JBL LIVE 300 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the JBL Reflect Aero TWS support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
JBL LIVE 300 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too support this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The JBL LIVE 300, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have a control panel on them.
The JBL LIVE 300 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
JBL LIVE 300 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.