JBL Live Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nothing Ear 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Live Pro 2||Nothing Ear 1|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX5||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||11.6mm|
|sound pressure level||93dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||29hours|
|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|
IP ratings is the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX5, the JBL Live Pro 2's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value 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 Pro 2, Nothing Ear 1 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 Pro 2 has a higher liquid rating than Nothing Ear 1
JBL Live Pro 2 have a weight of 9.6g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The Nothing Ear 1, at 9.4g weigh less than the JBL Live Pro 2 with a difference -0.2g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL Live Pro 2 are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
Nothing Ear 1 also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
JBL Live Pro 2 are resistant to sweat
Nothing Ear 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
JBL Live Pro 2 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Nothing Ear 1 and JBL Live Pro 2 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
JBL Live Pro 2 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Nothing Ear 1 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour travels. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that suites your relaxation time.
JBL Live Pro 2 stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
JBL Live Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Nothing Ear 1 driver unit is 11.6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Live Pro 2 by 0.6mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The JBL Live Pro 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 on its way through.
Nothing Ear 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
The JBL Live Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Live Pro 2's measurement is 93dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
JBL Live Pro 2's battery life is 10 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Nothing Ear 1's battery life is less than that of JBL Live Pro 2 by 5 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and JBL Live Pro 2's case is said to have a charge of 30 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Nothing Ear 1's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, less than that of JBL Live Pro 2 by 1 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Live Pro 2's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Nothing Ear 1 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of JBL Live Pro 2 by 0.5 hours
JBL Live Pro 2's battery capacity is 65mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The JBL Live Pro 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Nothing Ear 1 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
JBL Live Pro 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and case.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
JBL Live Pro 2 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Nothing Ear 1 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The JBL Live Pro 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Nothing Ear 1 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the JBL Live Pro 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL Live Pro 2 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Nothing Ear 1 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Live Pro 2
The 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 Pro 2 have 6 microphones.
Nothing Ear 1 microphones are 6, equal to that of the JBL Live Pro 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
JBL Live Pro 2 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Nothing Ear 1 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The JBL Live Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The size 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 voice that the earbud microphone can pick up.
The JBL Live Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Nothing Ear 1 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.
The JBL Live Pro 2 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.
The Nothing Ear 1 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, JBL Live Pro 2 support the find earbuds feature.
Nothing Ear 1 too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you locate them.
The JBL Live Pro 2 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Nothing Ear 1 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The JBL Live Pro 2 have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Live Pro 2 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Live Pro 2, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Nothing Ear 1 also have a control panel on them.
The 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 following instruction manuals.
If covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Nothing Ear 1 have a warranty period of 1Years, equal to that of the JBL Live Pro 2 .
The JBL Live Pro 2 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Nothing Ear 1 also have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The JBL Live Pro 2 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.