JBL Tune 230NCSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Samsung Galaxy Buds LiveSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Tune 230NC||Samsung Galaxy Buds Live|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX2|
|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||12mm|
|sound pressure level||105db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||15hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|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 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|
IP ratings is the rank of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the JBL Tune 230NC'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 230NC, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a rating of IPX2 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, JBL Tune 230NC has a higher liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
JBL Tune 230NC have a weight of 11.3g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, at 11.2g are lighter than the JBL Tune 230NC with a difference -0.1g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, JBL Tune 230NC are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
JBL Tune 230NC have sweat resistance
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The earbud foam is made 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 separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The JBL Tune 230NC have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that suits your travel or that enhances your chill time.
JBL Tune 230NC stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces background sounds and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
JBL Tune 230NC driver unit is 6mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live driver unit is 12mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Tune 230NC by 6mm , many people have a misconception 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The JBL Tune 230NC's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
The 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure 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.
The 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery life is less than that of JBL Tune 230NC by 4 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the 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 several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's charging case has a battery life of 15 hours, less than that of JBL Tune 230NC by 15 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 for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live takes 0.6 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of JBL Tune 230NC by 1.4 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery capacity is 60mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
The JBL Tune 230NC have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The JBL Tune 230NC have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of 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 range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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 connecting via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Tune 230NC
JBL Tune 230NC support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides 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 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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.
The JBL Tune 230NC have 4 microphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Tune 230NC by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The JBL Tune 230NC use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The JBL Tune 230NC support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the JBL Tune 230NC support the find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to help you find them.
JBL Tune 230NC support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support fast charging. This kind is 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.
JBL Tune 230NC have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live also have this function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the JBL Tune 230NC, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too have a control panel on them.
JBL Tune 230NC have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live also support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
JBL Tune 230NC come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.