Energy Sistem Sport 5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Live Free 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Energy Sistem Sport 5||JBL Live Free 2|
|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||14mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||102dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||28hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|has aptx low latency||✓||✗|
|has aptx hd||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✗||✓|
|highest mic frequency||10000Hz||✗|
|lowest mic frequency||100Hz||✗|
|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|
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 represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX5, the JBL Live Free 2'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 Free 2, Energy Sistem Sport 5 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Energy Sistem Sport 5 has a lower liquid rating than JBL Live Free 2
JBL Live Free 2 have a weight of 9.8g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
Energy Sistem Sport 5, at 18g weigh more than the JBL Live Free 2 with a difference of 8.2g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, JBL Live Free 2 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Energy Sistem Sport 5 also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the two earbuds together.
The Energy Sistem Sport 5 come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
JBL Live Free 2 have sweat resistance
Energy Sistem Sport 5'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 earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Energy Sistem Sport 5 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL Live Free 2 have stereo speakers, what this means is that JBL Live Free 2's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Energy Sistem Sport 5 also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
JBL Live Free 2 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The JBL Live Free 2 sit well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
JBL Live Free 2 have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Energy Sistem Sport 5 driver unit is 14mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Live Free 2 by 3mm , many people have a misconception 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 imply that they produce better quality sound.
JBL Live Free 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Energy Sistem Sport 5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Energy Sistem Sport 5's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Live Free 2's measurement is 102dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Energy Sistem Sport 5 have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
JBL Live Free 2's battery life is 7 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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Energy Sistem Sport 5's battery life is less than that of JBL Live Free 2 by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the JBL Live Free 2's case has a full charge of 28 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.
Energy Sistem Sport 5's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, less than that of JBL Live Free 2 by 8 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Energy Sistem Sport 5's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Energy Sistem Sport 5's battery capacity is 40mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The JBL Live Free 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Energy Sistem Sport 5 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
JBL Live Free 2 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Energy Sistem Sport 5 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The JBL Live Free 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Energy Sistem Sport 5 has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of JBL Live Free 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL Live Free 2 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Energy Sistem Sport 5 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Live Free 2
Energy Sistem Sport 5 support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Energy Sistem Sport 5 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.
The Energy Sistem Sport 5 support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
Energy Sistem Sport 5 support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Energy Sistem Sport 5 support APTX Low Latency, a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag for example when playing games.
The Energy Sistem Sport 5 support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
JBL Live Free 2 have 6 microphones.
While the Energy Sistem Sport 5 microphones are 2, less than that of JBL Live Free 2 by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The JBL Live Free 2 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the desired sound.
Energy Sistem Sport 5 microphone sensitivity is measured at -42dBV/Pa. The magnitude of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the earbud microphone can recognize.
The Energy Sistem Sport 5's highest mic frequency is 10000Hz, high frequencies are better for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known as its upper limiting frequency.
The Energy Sistem Sport 5's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are best for recording bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The Energy Sistem Sport 5 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
The Energy Sistem Sport 5 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Energy Sistem Sport 5 support the find earbuds feature.
JBL Live Free 2 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Energy Sistem Sport 5 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The JBL Live Free 2 support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Live Free 2 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Energy Sistem Sport 5 also support this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the JBL Live Free 2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Energy Sistem Sport 5 also have a control panel on them.
The JBL Live Free 2 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Energy Sistem Sport 5 too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Energy Sistem Sport 5 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.