Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 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||Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3||JBL Live Free 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX5|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||7mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||107db/mw||102db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||21hours||28hours|
|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||✓||✗|
|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|
IP ratings is the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating 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 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, Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 have a rating of IPX4 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 higher liquid rating than Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3
JBL Live Free 2 have a weight of 9.8g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, at 10.6g are heavier than the JBL Live Free 2 with a difference of 0.8g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, JBL Live Free 2 are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the two earbuds .
JBL Live Free 2 have sweat resistance
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
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, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero thus "diluting" the noise.
The JBL Live Free 2 have ANC allowing 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 noise.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have Active Noise Cancellation making both earbuds ideal for flights and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
JBL Live Free 2 sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background noise while preventing the device music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The JBL Live Free 2 have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, the unit size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 driver unit is 7mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JBL Live Free 2 by 4mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The JBL Live Free 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this implies that Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 can make sound with a juicier bass than the JBL Live Free 2
The JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's highest frequency is at 21,000Hz, this means that Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Live Free 2
SPL, 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.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's sound pressure level measurement is 107dB/mW. How loud a device is can be considered differently by different persons, so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The JBL Live Free 2's battery life is 7 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 requires fewer chargings.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's battery life is equal to that of the JBL Live Free 2 . Each 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 vendor, and the JBL Live Free 2's case has a charge of 28 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.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, less than that of JBL Live Free 2 by 7 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
The JBL Live Free 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and charging case.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The JBL Live Free 2 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
JBL Live Free 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Live Free 2
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 will work well with your iPad. 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.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 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.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 microphones are 6, equal to that of the JBL Live Free 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
JBL Live Free 2 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
JBL Live Free 2 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
JBL Live Free 2 have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect 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 JBL Live Free 2 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also support this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the JBL Live Free 2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a control panel on them.
JBL Live Free 2 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 also have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
JBL Live Free 2 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.