JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 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 is the level of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
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, 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 take in account a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The 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 wires connecting any part of the device together, JBL LIVE 300 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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 have sweat resistance
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Skullcandy Indy Fuel are both dustproof and water-resistant.
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 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 separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Skullcandy Indy Fuel and JBL LIVE 300 have stereo speakers
JBL LIVE 300 stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Skullcandy Indy Fuel, and JBL LIVE 300 have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively 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.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound made by the earbuds.
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 , a common assumption 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
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 on its way through.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
The JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can 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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's sound pressure level measurement is 105dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be considered differently by different persons, so we need to have the means to get an objective 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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery life is less than that of JBL LIVE 300 by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, 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 vendor, and 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 many times before recharging 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 recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
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 power is 60mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
The JBL LIVE 300 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your device and case.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The JBL LIVE 300 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-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 movement between devices placed in range, 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.
JBL LIVE 300 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL LIVE 300 support AAC, a codec 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.
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.
JBL LIVE 300 have 2 microphones.
The JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The JBL LIVE 300 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
JBL LIVE 300 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too support fast charging. This kind is 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 just 30 minutes.
JBL LIVE 300 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel too support this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the JBL LIVE 300, so you can easily 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.
JBL LIVE 300 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
JBL LIVE 300 come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.