Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3||JBL LIVE 300|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||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||7mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||107dB/mW||95dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||21hours||14hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|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 rank of protection given 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 say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX5, the JBL LIVE 300's rating is read as, the first value 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, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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 for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, at 10.6g are lighter than the JBL LIVE 300 with a difference -55.1g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, JBL LIVE 300 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
JBL LIVE 300 are resistant to sweat
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The 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 for some people 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.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
JBL LIVE 300 stay well in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces background noise and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
JBL LIVE 300 have a unit size of 5.8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 driver unit is 7mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 1.2mm , 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 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 generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this means that Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 make sound with a juicier bass than the JBL LIVE 300
JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device makes high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's highest frequency is at 21000Hz, this implies that Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 produce a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL LIVE 300
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.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's sound pressure level measurement is 107dB/mW. How loud something is can be perceived differently by separate persons, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The 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.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's battery life is more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, 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 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.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 7 hours
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 when they have been in storage for long periods.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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 capacity is 60mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
JBL LIVE 300 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and case.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
JBL LIVE 300 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have 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 allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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 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 fine 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 Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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 Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The JBL LIVE 300 have 2 microphones.
While the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 microphones are 6, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
JBL LIVE 300 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
The JBL LIVE 300 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have the mute function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The JBL LIVE 300, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have a control panel on them.
The JBL LIVE 300 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The JBL LIVE 300 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.