JBL Tune 230NCSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Beats Studio BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Tune 230NC||Beats Studio Buds|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||8.2mm|
|sound pressure level||105db/mw||100.5db/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 rank of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the JBL Tune 230NC's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the JBL Tune 230NC, Beats Studio Buds have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The JBL Tune 230NC have a weight of 11.3g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
Beats Studio Buds, at 5.1g weigh less than the JBL Tune 230NC with a difference -6.2g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, JBL Tune 230NC are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Beats Studio Buds also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
JBL Tune 230NC are resistant to sweat
Beats Studio Buds's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
An earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL Tune 230NC have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL Tune 230NC 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 Beats Studio Buds also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
The JBL Tune 230NC have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
Beats Studio Buds too have ANC which makes either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
JBL Tune 230NC stay well in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down background noise while preventing the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The JBL Tune 230NC have a unit size of 6mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, the unit size determines the loudness of the device.
Beats Studio Buds driver unit is 8.2mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Tune 230NC by 2.2mm , many people have a misconception 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The JBL Tune 230NC's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Beats Studio Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
JBL Tune 230NC's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Beats Studio Buds's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Tune 230NC's measurement is 105dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Beats Studio Buds's sound pressure level measurement is 100.5dB/mW. The sound pressure level, a device is can be perceived differently by separate persons, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
JBL Tune 230NC'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 have to charge the device less often.
Beats Studio Buds's battery life is less than that of JBL Tune 230NC by 2 hours . Each 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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and JBL Tune 230NC's case has a charge of 30 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Beats Studio Buds's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of JBL Tune 230NC by 14 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Tune 230NC's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Beats Studio Buds takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of JBL Tune 230NC by 0.5 hours
JBL Tune 230NC have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Beats Studio Buds too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
JBL Tune 230NC use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Beats Studio Buds too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
JBL Tune 230NC have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Beats Studio Buds has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the JBL Tune 230NC . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL Tune 230NC have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Beats Studio Buds have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Tune 230NC
JBL Tune 230NC 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Tune 230NC 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 Beats Studio Buds 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 Tune 230NC have 4 microphones.
The Beats Studio Buds microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Tune 230NC by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The JBL Tune 230NC have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Beats Studio Buds too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The JBL Tune 230NC support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
The Beats Studio Buds support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, JBL Tune 230NC have a find earbuds feature.
Beats Studio Buds too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to help you find them.
The JBL Tune 230NC support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Beats Studio Buds 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 can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Beats Studio Buds support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Tune 230NC have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Beats Studio Buds too have this function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The JBL Tune 230NC, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Beats Studio Buds also have a control panel on them.
JBL Tune 230NC support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Beats Studio Buds too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
JBL Tune 230NC come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Beats Studio Buds too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.