JBL Tour Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Tour Pro 2||BLX Earbuds Gen 1|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||13.5hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|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 refer to the level of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the BLX Earbuds Gen 1's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have a weight of 44.5g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL Tour Pro 2 are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
JBL Tour Pro 2 are resistant to sweat
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
JBL Tour Pro 2 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both BLX Earbuds Gen 1 and JBL Tour Pro 2 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
JBL Tour Pro 2 sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down background noise while preventing the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass. A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound produced by the earbuds.
JBL Tour Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
The JBL Tour 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 commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery life is less than that of JBL Tour Pro 2 by 5.5 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the JBL Tour Pro 2's case has a charge of 30 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's charging case has a battery life of 13.5 hours, less than that of JBL Tour Pro 2 by 16.5 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery power is 40mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and case.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 has a Bluetooth version of 5.1, older than that of JBL Tour Pro 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Tour Pro 2
JBL Tour Pro 2 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Tour Pro 2 will work fine with your iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have 6 microphones.
While the BLX Earbuds Gen 1 microphones are 2, less than that of JBL Tour Pro 2 by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the desired sound.
JBL Tour Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the JBL Tour Pro 2 have a find earbuds feature.
JBL Tour Pro 2 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
With the JBL Tour Pro 2, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also have a control panel on them.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
JBL Tour Pro 2 come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.