JBL Wave BeamSee 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 Wave Beam||Beats Studio Buds|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||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||8mm||8.2mm|
|sound pressure level||100db/mw||100.5db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||16hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||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 refer to the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP54, the JBL Wave Beam's rating for solids indicates 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 low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the JBL Wave Beam, Beats Studio Buds have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The JBL Wave Beam have a weight of 8.8g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
Beats Studio Buds, at 5.1g are lighter than the JBL Wave Beam by -3.7g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, JBL Wave Beam are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Beats Studio Buds also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds .
JBL Wave Beam have sweat resistance
Beats Studio Buds's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL Wave Beam have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL Wave Beam 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 Beats Studio Buds also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
JBL Wave Beam have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Beats Studio Buds too have ANC which makes both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The JBL Wave Beam and Beats Studio Buds operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
The JBL Wave Beam sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
JBL Wave Beam driver unit is 8mm 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 earbuds, its size dictates 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 Wave Beam by 0.2mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The JBL Wave Beam's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Beats Studio Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
JBL Wave Beam's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Beats Studio Buds's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Wave Beam's measurement is 100dB/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. How loud a device is can be taken differently by different persons, so we need to have a way of getting a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
JBL Wave Beam's battery life is 8 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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Beats Studio Buds's battery life is equal to that of the JBL Wave Beam . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and JBL Wave Beam's case is said to have a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 Wave Beam by 8 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Wave Beam's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully 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 Wave Beam by 0.5 hours
JBL Wave Beam's battery power is 48mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The JBL Wave Beam have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
Beats Studio Buds too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The JBL Wave Beam use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Beats Studio Buds too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The JBL Wave Beam have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Beats Studio Buds has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the JBL Wave Beam . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL Wave Beam have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Beats Studio Buds have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Wave Beam
Beats Studio Buds 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Beats Studio Buds will work fine with your MacBook. 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.
The JBL Wave Beam have 2 microphones.
While the Beats Studio Buds microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Wave Beam by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
JBL Wave Beam use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Beats Studio Buds too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
JBL Wave Beam support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Beats Studio Buds support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the JBL Wave Beam support the find earbuds feature.
The Beats Studio Buds too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to help you find them.
JBL Wave Beam support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Beats Studio Buds support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The 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 switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Wave Beam have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Beats Studio Buds too support the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The JBL Wave Beam, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Beats Studio Buds too have a control panel on them.
The JBL Wave Beam have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Beats Studio Buds too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The JBL Wave Beam come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Beats Studio Buds too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.