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|
IP ratings refer to the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX5, the JBL Live Free 2's rating for solids indicates 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.
JBL Live Free 2 have a weight of 9.8g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, JBL Tour Pro 2 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the pair of earbuds .
JBL Tour Pro 2 are resistant to sweat
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
JBL Tour Pro 2 have stereo speakers, what this means is that JBL Tour Pro 2's speakers deliver sound from separate 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
ANC utilises more advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
JBL Live Free 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that enhances your chill time.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 stay tightly in place, creating a sound seal that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Live Free 2, and JBL Tour Pro 2 have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
JBL Tour Pro 2 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size determines the sound made by 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 , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply 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 means that both devices produce equal bass
The JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured 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.
The JBL Tour 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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, 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 earbuds, 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.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the JBL Tour Pro 2's case has a full charge of 30 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging 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 notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
JBL Tour Pro 2 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Live Free 2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, 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.
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 can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Tour Pro 2 will work fine with your iPad. If you are planning 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 result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
JBL Tour Pro 2 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Live Free 2 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
JBL Tour Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, JBL Tour Pro 2 support the find earbuds feature.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
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 seemlessly 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 device.
The JBL Live Free 2 also support the mute function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The JBL Tour Pro 2, so you can easily 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.
JBL Tour Pro 2 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
JBL Live Free 2 also have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
JBL Tour Pro 2 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Live Free 2 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.