JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
OnePlus Buds Z2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL LIVE 300||OnePlus Buds Z2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX5||ip55|
|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||11mm|
|sound pressure level||95db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||14hours||31hours|
|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 is the level of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring 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, OnePlus Buds Z2 have a rating of IP55 meaning that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The JBL LIVE 300 have a weight of 65.7g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
The OnePlus Buds Z2, at 9g are lighter than the JBL LIVE 300 with a difference -56.7g
True wireless devices have no cables 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 since wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
OnePlus Buds Z2 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
JBL LIVE 300 are resistant to sweat
OnePlus Buds Z2's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The 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 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 OnePlus Buds Z2 and JBL LIVE 300 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
OnePlus Buds Z2 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 earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
JBL LIVE 300 stay well in place, creating a sound seal that tones down background noise and also prevents the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both OnePlus Buds Z2, and JBL LIVE 300 have passive noise reduction which implies that both reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The JBL LIVE 300 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the device.
OnePlus Buds Z2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 5.2mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing 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 component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
OnePlus Buds Z2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
OnePlus Buds Z2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices produce 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 before recharge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery life is more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your device, 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 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 recharging the case itself.
OnePlus Buds Z2's charging case has a battery life of 31 hours, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 17 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL LIVE 300's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
OnePlus Buds Z2 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, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
OnePlus Buds Z2's battery power is 40mAh. less than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 20mAh
JBL LIVE 300 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your earbuds and case.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The JBL LIVE 300 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
OnePlus Buds Z2 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 allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
OnePlus Buds Z2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, 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.
OnePlus Buds Z2 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 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 iPhone. 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 OnePlus Buds Z2 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 JBL LIVE 300 have 2 microphones.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 microphones are 6, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
JBL LIVE 300 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
OnePlus Buds Z2 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, OnePlus Buds Z2 have a find earbuds feature.
The JBL LIVE 300 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
JBL LIVE 300 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 also support the mute function. It means that you can 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 features are supported on the earbuds.
The OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a control panel on them.
JBL LIVE 300 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
OnePlus Buds Z2 also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The JBL LIVE 300 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
OnePlus Buds Z2 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.