JBL Tour Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Tour Pro 2||Skullcandy Indy Fuel|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||IP55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||6mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||105dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||27hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||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 is the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP55, the Skullcandy Indy Fuel's rating is read as, the first number of 5 denotes that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety, 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 Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a weight of 57g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to move with.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, JBL Tour Pro 2 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds together.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
JBL Tour Pro 2 are resistant to sweat
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel are both dustproof and water-resistant.
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.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background sounds and also prevents the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Skullcandy Indy Fuel, and JBL Tour Pro 2 have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The 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 produces sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JBL Tour Pro 2 by 4mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The JBL Tour Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel'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 measures if and how well an audio device produces high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Skullcandy Indy Fuel's measurement is 105dB/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, a device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery life is less than that of JBL Tour Pro 2 by 7 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, 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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and JBL Tour Pro 2's case is said to have a charge of 30 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's charging case has a battery life of 27 hours, less than that of JBL Tour Pro 2 by 3 hours
It takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your device and case.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel has a Bluetooth version of 5, 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 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 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 well with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have 6 microphones.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
JBL Tour Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the JBL Tour Pro 2 support the find earbuds feature.
JBL Tour Pro 2 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Skullcandy Indy Fuel too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the JBL Tour Pro 2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have a control panel on them.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
JBL Tour Pro 2 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.