JBL Live Free 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tour Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Live Free 2||JBL Tour Pro 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX5||✗|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||10mm|
|sound pressure level||102dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||28hours||30hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||6only|
|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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rank of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that 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.
The JBL Live Free 2 have a weight of 9.8g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to move with.
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, JBL Tour Pro 2 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have sweat resistance
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
JBL Tour Pro 2 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Live Free 2 and JBL Tour Pro 2 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
JBL Live Free 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that suits your commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces background noise and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Live Free 2, and JBL Tour Pro 2 have passive noise reduction this implies that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Tour Pro 2 by 1mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The JBL Tour Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Free 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
The JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, 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.
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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
JBL Live Free 2's battery life is less than that of JBL Tour Pro 2 by 3 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the JBL Tour Pro 2's case is said to have a full 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.
JBL Live Free 2's charging case has a battery life of 28 hours, less than that of JBL Tour Pro 2 by 2 hours
The 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 status of your device and charging case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Live Free 2 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Live Free 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of JBL Tour Pro 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Free 2 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. Because 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.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have 6 microphones.
The JBL Live Free 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the JBL Tour Pro 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
JBL Tour Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the JBL Tour Pro 2 support the find earbuds feature.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the JBL Live Free 2 support fast charging. This kind is 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 30 minutes.
The JBL Live Free 2 support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint 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 Tour Pro 2 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have the mute function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The JBL Tour Pro 2, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a control panel on them.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The JBL Live Free 2 also support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.