JBL Tour ONE M2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7
Apple AirPods MaxSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 3.8
JBL Tour ONE M2 have a weight of 268g, these weigh below 320g, which we consider as the highest average a headphone should weigh for comfort during long use.
We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Apple AirPods Max, at 384.8g weigh more than the JBL Tour ONE M2 with a difference 116.8g
Detachable cables are cables that have connectors on both ends. One end goes into your headphone cups, while the other end is inserted into a source device. Some new headphones, and not just the expensive ones, are coming with detachable cables, JBL Tour ONE M2 are one of those.
JBL Tour ONE M2 are foldable, which makes them more portable. Foldable headphones are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
Twisted headphone cables can be a great source of annoyance and inconvenience, JBL Tour ONE M2's cable is designed to minimize tangling. Constant twisting of the cables can also lead to microfractures in the copper wires, affecting sound quality, or rendering your headphones defective.
The JBL Tour ONE M2 is dustproof and water-resistant. A water-resistant device can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, if it is to be submerged into the water this is usually set to a given depth and for a specific time period.
Over-ear headphones have larger earpads that fit around your entire ear JBL Tour ONE M2 have a comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This design is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors.
Apple AirPods Max with this design offer potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
On-ear headphones have smaller earpads that sit on top of your ears, this JBL Tour ONE M2 comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
JBL Tour ONE M2 have stereo speakers, what this means is that JBL Tour ONE M2's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Apple AirPods Max and JBL Tour ONE M2 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 outside (noise from your surrounding) and adding -1 inside (counter sound within the device) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
JBL Tour ONE M2 allow you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise.
Apple AirPods Max too have active noise cancellation making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each may work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting, mode, or noise cancellation type that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
Passive Noise Cancellation uses well-designed ear cups to seal out environment noise. This is used for both in-ear earphones and over-ear headphones where the headphone itself will keep surrounding noise out.
The JBL Tour ONE M2 sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that also the Apple AirPods Max isolates you from ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. JBL Tour ONE M2's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
High frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device reproduces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on the way through. JBL Tour ONE M2's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Sound pressure is the average variation in atmospheric pressure caused by the sound, the sound level .i.e how loud something is can be perceived differently by different people so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The sound pressure level, SPL, is the pressure level of a sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Tour ONE M2's measurement is 95dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the headphone. JBL Tour ONE M2 driver unit is 40mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Apple AirPods Max driver unit is 40mm in diameter, making both Apple AirPods Max, and JBL Tour ONE M2 similar in how loud their sound gets , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty reproducing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better sound.
Defined as the device's resistance to the electromagnetic current, when electricity flows through a wire, it faces electrical resistance that counters the flow of current. The resistance of a conductor is measured in ohms. JBL Tour ONE M2's impedance is 32Ohms, the lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
Neodymium magnets if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux. The Apple AirPods Max have this type of magnet.
If your headphones play wirelessly, cancel ambient noise, or enhance your listening experience with active features, their battery life will reduce over time. The device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often. JBL Tour ONE M2's battery life is 50 hours
Apple AirPods Max's battery life is 20 hours. Each time you recharge your headphones, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first. But over a few years, you may find that your device, no longer plays for long like it used to.
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Tour ONE M2's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the headphones for the first time or when they have been unused for extended periods.
Apple AirPods Max takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery
JBL Tour ONE M2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your headphones.
Apple AirPods Max too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your headphones, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
A rechargeable battery is a type of electrical battery that can be charged, discharged into a load, and recharged many times, as opposed to a disposable or primary battery, which is supplied fully charged and discarded after use.
JBL Tour ONE M2's battery can be recharged and used over again.
The Apple AirPods Max too have a rechargeable battery.
JBL Tour ONE M2 can be used wirelessly, wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
The Apple AirPods Max also can be used wirelessly
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 Tour ONE M2 has a v5.3
Apple AirPods Max has a Bluetooth version of v5. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL Tour ONE M2 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power on a single cable. The USB-C plug is now part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets, it features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
JBL Tour ONE M2 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, which provides high-resolution audio.
JBL Tour ONE M2 support APTX, a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
JBL Tour ONE M2 support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology standard that is used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances. The Apple AirPods Max can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
JBL Tour ONE M2 have only 4 microphones, more microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
The Apple AirPods Max microphones are only 9.
JBL Tour ONE M2 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Apple AirPods Max too use a noise-canceling type of microphone.
JBL Tour ONE M2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. 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 would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Apple AirPods Max support ambient sound mode as well allowing you to hear the ambient sound even while wearing them.
JBL Tour ONE M2 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused, saving battery life and improving your listening experience while at it.
JBL Tour ONE M2 have a mute function, they have an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
There is a control panel on the JBL Tour ONE M2 body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
The Apple AirPods Max too have a control panel on them.
JBL Tour ONE M2 can be used as a headset.
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
Apple AirPods Max can be used as a headset. since they have a built-in microphone
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. When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Apple AirPods Max have a warranty period of 1 years
Carrying headphones without a case, or putting them in bags without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged. The JBL Tour ONE M2 come with their own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Apple AirPods Max too have a travel bag or case included.
Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. Apple AirPods Max have Dolby Atmos, which allows them to have immersive, 360-degree sound.