Samsung Galaxy Buds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Live Free 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
|JBL Live Free 2
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|has no wires or cables
|is dust proof and water-resistant
|has an earbud foam
|has stereo speakers
|waterproof depth rating
|has active noise cancellation (noise control)
|has passive noise reduction
|driver unit size
|sound pressure level
|battery life of charging case
|has wireless charging
|has a battery level indicator
|has usb type-c
|maximum bluetooth range
|number of microphones
|has a noise-canceling microphone
|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
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Ingress protection ratings is the rating of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX5, the JBL Live Free 2's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number 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 Free 2, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a rating of IPX7 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, JBL Live Free 2 has a lower liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
The JBL Live Free 2 have a weight of 9.8g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, at 12.6g weigh more than the JBL Live Free 2 with a difference of 2.8g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL Live Free 2 are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds .
JBL Live Free 2 have sweat resistance
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL Live Free 2 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro and JBL Live Free 2 have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that you are likely to lose the functionality of your device. Devices that can withstand more water pressure are better for diving.
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The JBL Live Free 2 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation making both earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning travels. The JBL Live Free 2 and Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that suites your chill time.
JBL Live Free 2 stay well in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces your environment sounds while preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The JBL Live Free 2 driver unit is 11mm 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 corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making both devices similar in how loud their sound gets , 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 yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver 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 alters the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices can produce 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.
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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery life is more than that of JBL Live Free 2 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 have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the JBL Live Free 2's case is said to have a charge of 28 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, less than that of JBL Live Free 2 by 8 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery power is 61mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
The JBL Live Free 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
JBL Live Free 2 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
JBL Live Free 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of JBL Live Free 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL Live Free 2 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Live Free 2
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro will work fine with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
JBL Live Free 2 have 6 microphones.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphones are 6, equal to that of the JBL Live Free 2 . More microphones result in 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 designed to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphone sensitivity is measured at -26dBV/Pa. The amount 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 microphone can recognize.
The JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a find earbuds feature.
The JBL Live Free 2 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 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 thirty 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. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 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 from another connected device.
The JBL Live Free 2 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also support this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the device's 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 functions are supported on the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a control panel on them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a warranty period of 2 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 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.