JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL LIVE 300||Skullcandy Indy Fuel|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX5||IP55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||5.8mm||6mm|
|sound pressure level||95dB/mW||105dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||14hours||27hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||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 refer to the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say 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 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.
In comparison to the JBL LIVE 300, Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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 prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel, at 57g weigh less than the JBL LIVE 300 by -8.7g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL LIVE 300 are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
JBL LIVE 300 are resistant to sweat
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel are both dustproof and water-resistant.
An 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 for some people 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 Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have stereo speakers
The JBL LIVE 300 stay tightly in place, creating a sound seal that reduces your environment sounds while preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
JBL LIVE 300 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the device.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel driver unit is 6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 0.2mm , 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 yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The JBL LIVE 300's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device makes high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level 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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's sound pressure level measurement is 105dB/mW. How loud something is can be considered differently by separate persons, so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
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 have to charge the device less often.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery life is less than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This 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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's charging case has a battery life of 27 hours, more than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 13 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL LIVE 300's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 1.7 hours
JBL LIVE 300's battery capacity is 60mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
JBL LIVE 300 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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.
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 a similar 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 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 JBL LIVE 300 have 2 microphones.
JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
JBL LIVE 300 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
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 charge the earbuds.
Also the Skullcandy Indy Fuel too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also support the mute function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but 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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have a control panel on them.
The JBL LIVE 300 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The JBL LIVE 300 come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.