JBL Live Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 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||JBL Live Free 2||JBL Live Pro 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX5||IPX5|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||102dB/mW||93dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||28hours||30hours|
|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||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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rank of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX5, the JBL Live Free 2's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes 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.
Compared to the JBL Live Free 2, JBL Live Pro 2 have a rating of IPX5 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
JBL Live Free 2 have a weight of 9.8g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to carry.
JBL Live Pro 2, at 9.6g weigh less than the JBL Live Free 2 by -0.2g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, JBL Live Free 2 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
JBL Live Pro 2 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
JBL Live Free 2 have sweat resistance
JBL Live Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
JBL Live Free 2 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 JBL Live Pro 2 and JBL Live Free 2 have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
JBL Live Free 2 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have ANC making both devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The JBL Live Free 2 and JBL Live Pro 2 operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
JBL Live Free 2 stay tightly in place, creating a sound seal that reduces background sounds while preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both JBL Live Pro 2, and JBL Live Free 2 have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The JBL Live Free 2 have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
JBL Live Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making both devices similar in how loud their sound can get , 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The JBL Live Free 2'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 makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure 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.
JBL Live Pro 2's sound pressure level measurement is 93dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be considered differently by different people, so we need to have a way of getting a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The JBL Live Free 2's battery life is 7 hours, a device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
JBL Live Pro 2's battery life is more than that of JBL Live Free 2 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 time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the JBL Live Free 2's case is said to have a full charge of 28 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Live Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of JBL Live Free 2 by 2 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Live Pro 2's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
JBL Live Pro 2's battery capacity is 65mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
JBL Live Pro 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
JBL Live Free 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and charging case.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
JBL Live Free 2 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Live Pro 2 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The JBL Live Free 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Live Pro 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the JBL Live Free 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL Live Free 2 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Pro 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Live Free 2
JBL Live Pro 2 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 Free 2 have 6 microphones.
The JBL Live Pro 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the JBL Live Free 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
JBL Live Free 2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
JBL Live Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The vastness of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
The JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The JBL Live Pro 2 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
JBL Live Pro 2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the JBL Live Pro 2 have a 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 the earbuds.
The JBL Live Pro 2 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The JBL Live Free 2 support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Live Pro 2 have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the JBL Live Free 2 . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another connected device.
JBL Live Free 2 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The JBL Live Free 2, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
JBL Live Pro 2 also have a control panel on them.
JBL Live Pro 2 have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals.
The JBL Live Free 2 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Live Pro 2 also support voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The JBL Live Free 2 come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.