JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nothing Ear 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL LIVE 300||Nothing Ear 1|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX5||IPX4|
|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||11.6mm|
|sound pressure level||95dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||14hours||29hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|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 level of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, while the second 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 the second value of 5 means 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, Nothing Ear 1 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Nothing Ear 1 has a lower liquid rating than JBL LIVE 300
The JBL LIVE 300 have a weight of 65.7g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to carry.
Nothing Ear 1, at 9.4g are lighter than the JBL LIVE 300 by -56.3g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL LIVE 300 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Nothing Ear 1 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
JBL LIVE 300 are resistant to sweat
Nothing Ear 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
An earbud foam is made 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.
The Nothing Ear 1 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Nothing Ear 1 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
JBL LIVE 300 stay tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both Nothing Ear 1, and JBL LIVE 300 have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
JBL LIVE 300 have a unit size of 5.8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the sound produced by the device.
Nothing Ear 1 driver unit is 11.6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 5.8mm , 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 yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The JBL LIVE 300's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Nothing Ear 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
SPL, 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 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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Nothing Ear 1's battery life is less than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and JBL LIVE 300's case has a full charge of 14 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Nothing Ear 1's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 15 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.
Nothing Ear 1 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, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Nothing Ear 1, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
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 device and case.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators 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 through a single cable.
Nothing Ear 1 too support 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 movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Nothing Ear 1 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.
Nothing Ear 1 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. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides 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 fine 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.
Nothing Ear 1 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Nothing Ear 1 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
The JBL LIVE 300 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
The Nothing Ear 1 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Nothing Ear 1 have a find earbuds feature.
JBL LIVE 300 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Nothing Ear 1 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 thirty minutes.
JBL LIVE 300 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL LIVE 300, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Nothing Ear 1 also have a control panel on them.
The Nothing Ear 1 have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals.
JBL LIVE 300 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Nothing Ear 1 also support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The JBL LIVE 300 come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Nothing Ear 1 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.