Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Live Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF 1000XM4||JBL Live Pro 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||6mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||105db/mw||93db/mw|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||30hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|has aptx hd||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||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 level of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX5, the JBL Live Pro 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 Pro 2, Sony WF 1000XM4 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Sony WF 1000XM4 has a lower liquid rating than JBL Live Pro 2
The JBL Live Pro 2 have a weight of 9.6g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Sony WF 1000XM4, at 7.1g weigh less than the JBL Live Pro 2 by -2.5g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, JBL Live Pro 2 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds .
JBL Live Pro 2 are resistant to sweat
Sony WF 1000XM4's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
An earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Sony WF 1000XM4 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL Live Pro 2 have stereo speakers, what this means is that JBL Live Pro 2's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The JBL Live Pro 2 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have Active Noise Cancellation making both earbuds ideal for flights and morning travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that suites your chill time.
JBL Live Pro 2 sit well in place, creating a sound covering that reduces your environment sounds while preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
JBL Live Pro 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 the component that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM4 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JBL Live Pro 2 by 5mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The JBL Live Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM4's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
JBL Live Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this means that Sony WF 1000XM4 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Live Pro 2
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, 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.
Sony WF 1000XM4's sound pressure level measurement is 105dB/mW. How loud something is can be perceived differently by different people, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high SPL, using high magnetic flux.
The JBL Live Pro 2's battery life is 10 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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery life is less than that of JBL Live Pro 2 by 2 hours . 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the JBL Live Pro 2's case has a charge of 30 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.
Sony WF 1000XM4's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of JBL Live Pro 2 by 14 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Live Pro 2's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 power is 65mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery power is 40mAh. less than that of JBL Live Pro 2 by 25mAh
JBL Live Pro 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
JBL Live Pro 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
JBL Live Pro 2 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
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 close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Live Pro 2
Sony WF 1000XM4 support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF 1000XM4 will work fine 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.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
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 Sony WF 1000XM4 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).
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Sony WF 1000XM4 have a latency of 40ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
JBL Live Pro 2 have 6 microphones.
While the Sony WF 1000XM4 microphones are 4, less than that of JBL Live Pro 2 by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
JBL Live Pro 2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The JBL Live Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/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 microphone can pick up.
JBL Live Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
The Sony WF 1000XM4 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 would still want to hear traffic.
JBL Live Pro 2 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, JBL Live Pro 2 support the find earbuds feature.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to find them.
The JBL Live Pro 2 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Sony WF 1000XM4 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The JBL Live Pro 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 Sony WF 1000XM4 support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the JBL Live Pro 2 . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications from another device.
The JBL Live Pro 2 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the JBL Live Pro 2, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 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 following instruction manuals.
JBL Live Pro 2 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
The JBL Live Pro 2 come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.