JBL Tune 130NCSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Reflect Aero TWSSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Tune 130NC||JBL Reflect Aero TWS|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ip68|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||6.8mm|
|sound pressure level||103db/mw||99db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||16hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||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 is the rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the JBL Tune 130NC's rating for solids indicates 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.
In comparison to the JBL Tune 130NC, JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a rating of IP68 meaning that they are completely dust proof and that of liquids is that, JBL Reflect Aero TWS has a higher liquid rating than JBL Tune 130NC
JBL Tune 130NC have a weight of 11.3g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS, at 13g weigh more than the JBL Tune 130NC with a difference of 1.7g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL Tune 130NC are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS have wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
JBL Tune 130NC are resistant to sweat
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
JBL Reflect Aero TWS are both dustproof and water-resistant.
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL Tune 130NC have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL Tune 130NC have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Reflect Aero TWS and JBL Tune 130NC have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, 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 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
JBL Tune 130NC have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. The JBL Tune 130NC and JBL Reflect Aero TWS work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
The JBL Tune 130NC sit well in place, creating a sound seal that reduces background sounds well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The JBL Tune 130NC have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size dictates the sound made by the earbuds.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS driver unit is 6.8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JBL Tune 130NC by 3.2mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The JBL Tune 130NC's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
The JBL Tune 130NC's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Tune 130NC's measurement is 103dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's sound pressure level measurement is 99dB/mW. How loud something is can be considered differently by separate people, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The JBL Tune 130NC'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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's battery life is less than that of JBL Tune 130NC by 2 hours . Every time you recharge your device, 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 JBL Tune 130NC's case has a full charge of 30 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of JBL Tune 130NC by 14 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Tune 130NC's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of JBL Tune 130NC by 0.5 hours
The JBL Tune 130NC have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your device and case.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The JBL Tune 130NC support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The JBL Tune 130NC have Bluetooth version of 5.2, 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 Reflect Aero TWS has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the JBL Tune 130NC . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL Tune 130NC have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Tune 130NC
JBL Tune 130NC support AAC, a codec 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 Tune 130NC will work fine with your iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
JBL Tune 130NC have 4 microphones.
While the JBL Reflect Aero TWS microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Tune 130NC by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The JBL Tune 130NC have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The JBL Tune 130NC support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the JBL Tune 130NC have a find earbuds feature.
JBL Tune 130NC support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the JBL Reflect Aero TWS support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The JBL Tune 130NC have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS also support this function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the JBL Tune 130NC, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a control panel on them.
JBL Tune 130NC support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The JBL Tune 130NC come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.