JBL Tune 230NCSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Tune 230NC||JBL LIVE 300|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX5|
|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||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||105db/mw||95db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||14hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✗||✓|
|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 offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the JBL Tune 230NC's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number 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, JBL LIVE 300 have a rating of IPX5 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, JBL LIVE 300 has a higher liquid rating than JBL Tune 230NC
JBL Tune 230NC have a weight of 11.3g . We take in account a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
JBL LIVE 300, at 65.7g weigh more than the JBL Tune 230NC by of 54.4g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, JBL Tune 230NC are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
JBL LIVE 300 also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
JBL Tune 230NC have sweat resistance
JBL LIVE 300's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
An earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little 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 LIVE 300 also have an earbud foam, meaning that by design they rest on the outer concha ridge of your ear, located in the center of your outer ear.
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.
Both JBL LIVE 300 and JBL Tune 230NC have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
The JBL Tune 230NC have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The JBL Tune 230NC stay tightly in place, creating a sound seal that tones down your environment sounds while preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL LIVE 300, and JBL Tune 230NC have passive noise reduction which implies that they limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The JBL Tune 230NC driver unit is 6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound made by the device.
JBL LIVE 300 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JBL Tune 230NC by 0.2mm , 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The JBL Tune 230NC's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL LIVE 300's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The JBL Tune 230NC's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, measured 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.
JBL LIVE 300's sound pressure level measurement is 95dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be taken differently by separate persons, so we need to have a way of getting an objective 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 for a single charge. 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 chargings.
JBL LIVE 300's battery life is less than that of JBL Tune 230NC by 4 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and JBL Tune 230NC'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 many times before recharging the case itself.
JBL LIVE 300's charging case has a battery life of 14 hours, less than that of JBL Tune 230NC by 16 hours
It takes 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.
JBL LIVE 300 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the JBL Tune 230NC
JBL LIVE 300's battery capacity is 60mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The JBL Tune 230NC have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and case.
JBL LIVE 300 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
JBL Tune 230NC have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL LIVE 300 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
JBL Tune 230NC have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL LIVE 300 has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of JBL Tune 230NC . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL Tune 230NC have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL LIVE 300 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Tune 230NC will work fine 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 LIVE 300 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 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
JBL Tune 230NC support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The JBL LIVE 300 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 be able to hear traffic.
JBL LIVE 300 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, JBL Tune 230NC have a find earbuds feature.
The JBL Tune 230NC support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the JBL LIVE 300 too support fast charging. It's very 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 just thirty minutes.
JBL Tune 230NC have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL LIVE 300 also have this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The JBL Tune 230NC, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL LIVE 300 also have a control panel on them.
JBL Tune 230NC have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL LIVE 300 also have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The JBL Tune 230NC come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL LIVE 300 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.