JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Mpow Flame SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL LIVE 300||Mpow Flame S|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX5||ipX7|
|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||✗|
|sound pressure level||95db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||14hours||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|has aptx low latency||✗||✓|
|has aptx hd||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||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|
IP ratings refer to the rating of protection offered 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, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
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.
In comparison to the JBL LIVE 300, Mpow Flame S have a rating of IPX7 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, JBL LIVE 300 has a lower liquid rating than Mpow Flame S
The JBL LIVE 300 have a weight of 65.7g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, JBL LIVE 300 are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Mpow Flame S have wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
JBL LIVE 300 are resistant to sweat
Mpow Flame S's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
An earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little 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, what this means is that JBL LIVE 300's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Mpow Flame S and JBL LIVE 300 have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
Mpow Flame S have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The JBL LIVE 300 sit well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces background noise and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both Mpow Flame S, and JBL LIVE 300 have passive noise reduction which implies that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a unit size of 5.8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass. A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
JBL LIVE 300's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
The JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
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 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.
Mpow Flame S's battery life is more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 6 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the JBL LIVE 300's case is said to have a charge of 14 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
It requires 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.
JBL LIVE 300's battery power is 60mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
JBL LIVE 300 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Mpow Flame S too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, 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.
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.
Mpow Flame S has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the JBL LIVE 300 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Mpow Flame S 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 can provide better results than other codecs at the same 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 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 Mpow Flame S 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.
The Mpow Flame S support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
The Mpow Flame S support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Mpow Flame S support APTX Low Latency, a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag for example when playing games.
The Mpow Flame S 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).
The JBL LIVE 300 have 2 microphones.
Mpow Flame S use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The Mpow Flame S support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
JBL LIVE 300 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
The Mpow Flame S support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Mpow Flame S have a find earbuds feature.
The JBL LIVE 300 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Mpow Flame S support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, 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 option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Mpow Flame S also support this function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the JBL LIVE 300, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Mpow Flame S too have a control panel on them.
The JBL LIVE 300 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Mpow Flame S too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The JBL LIVE 300 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your bag without a cover can easily damage them.
Mpow Flame S too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.