JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tour Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL LIVE 300||JBL Tour Pro 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||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||5.8mm||10mm|
|sound pressure level||95dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||14hours||30hours|
|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||✓||✗|
|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|
IP ratings refer to the rank of protection offered by a casing, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
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.
JBL LIVE 300 have a weight of 65.7g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires 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 distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
JBL LIVE 300 are resistant to sweat
JBL Tour Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
An earbud foam is designed 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, what this means is that JBL LIVE 300's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
The JBL LIVE 300 stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively 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.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size determines the sound produced by the device.
JBL Tour Pro 2 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 4.2mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
JBL LIVE 300's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2'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 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component produces high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices produce 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.
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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Tour Pro 2's battery life is more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 4 hours . Every time you recharge your device, 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.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the JBL LIVE 300's case has a charge of 14 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Tour Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 16 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL LIVE 300's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
JBL LIVE 300's battery capacity 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 shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The JBL LIVE 300 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
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.
JBL Tour Pro 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, 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.
JBL Tour Pro 2 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 provides 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 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 JBL Tour Pro 2 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.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 microphones are 6, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The JBL Tour Pro 2 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
JBL LIVE 300 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, JBL Tour Pro 2 support the find earbuds feature.
The JBL LIVE 300 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the JBL Tour Pro 2 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 just 30 minutes.
JBL LIVE 300 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also support this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The JBL LIVE 300, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a control panel on them.
The JBL LIVE 300 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
JBL LIVE 300 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.