JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Marshall Minor IIISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL LIVE 300||Marshall Minor III|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX5||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has passive noise reduction||✓||✗|
|driver unit size||5.8mm||12mm|
|sound pressure level||95dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||14hours||25hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx hd||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||2only|
|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 is the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as 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 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.
Compared to the JBL LIVE 300, Marshall Minor III have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Marshall Minor III 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 transport.
Marshall Minor III, at 8g weigh less than the JBL LIVE 300 with a difference -57.7g
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 matter since they don't have cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Marshall Minor III also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
JBL LIVE 300 are resistant to sweat
Marshall Minor III's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as 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 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 Marshall Minor III and JBL LIVE 300 have stereo speakers
The JBL LIVE 300 stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that tones down background noise and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking 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 basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size determines the sound produced by the device.
Marshall Minor III driver unit is 12mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 6.2mm , 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 it's true that, 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 a particular audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Marshall Minor III's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Marshall Minor III's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure 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 commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Marshall Minor III's battery life is less than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and 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.
Marshall Minor III's charging case has a battery life of 25 hours, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 11 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 in storage for long periods.
Marshall Minor III 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 power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Marshall Minor III, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your device and charging case.
Marshall Minor III too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
JBL LIVE 300 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Marshall Minor III too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
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.
Marshall Minor III 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.
Marshall Minor III 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.
Being 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 Marshall Minor III support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
JBL LIVE 300 have 2 microphones.
While the Marshall Minor III microphones are 2, equal to that of the JBL LIVE 300 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The JBL LIVE 300 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Marshall Minor III support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
JBL LIVE 300 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Marshall Minor III support fast charging. This kind is 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 thirty minutes.
JBL LIVE 300 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Marshall Minor III also have this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The JBL LIVE 300, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Marshall Minor III also have a control panel on them.
JBL LIVE 300 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Marshall Minor III also support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The JBL LIVE 300 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Marshall Minor III too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.