JBL Wave BeamSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tune 130NCSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Wave Beam||JBL Tune 130NC|
|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||10mm|
|sound pressure level||100db/mw||103db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||30hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||4only|
|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 is the rank of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP54, the JBL Wave Beam's rating is read as, the first number of 5 denotes 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.
In comparison to the JBL Wave Beam, JBL Tune 130NC 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
JBL Wave Beam have a weight of 8.8g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
JBL Tune 130NC, at 11.3g weigh more than the JBL Wave Beam by of 2.5g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, JBL Wave Beam are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
JBL Tune 130NC also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the two earbuds together.
JBL Wave Beam have sweat resistance
JBL Tune 130NC's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The earbud foam is made 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 Tune 130NC also have an earbud foam, which implies that by design they rest on the outer concha ridge of your ear, located in the center of your outer ear.
JBL Wave Beam have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Tune 130NC also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The JBL Wave Beam have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
JBL Tune 130NC too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that suites your relaxation time.
JBL Wave Beam stay well in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Tune 130NC, and JBL Wave Beam have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
JBL Wave Beam driver unit is 8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
JBL Tune 130NC driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Wave Beam by 2mm , as many tend to believe 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.
JBL Wave Beam's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
JBL Tune 130NC's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
The JBL Wave Beam's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Tune 130NC's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level 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.
JBL Tune 130NC's sound pressure level measurement is 103dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be perceived differently by different people, so we need to have the means to get an objective 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 requires fewer chargings.
JBL Tune 130NC's battery life is more than that of JBL Wave Beam by 2 hours . Each 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 Wave Beam's case has a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Tune 130NC's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of JBL Wave Beam by 6 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Wave Beam's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
JBL Tune 130NC takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the JBL Wave Beam
JBL Wave Beam's battery power is 48mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
JBL Wave Beam have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and charging case.
JBL Tune 130NC too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The JBL Wave Beam use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Tune 130NC too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The JBL Wave Beam 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 Tune 130NC 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.
JBL Tune 130NC have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Wave Beam
JBL Tune 130NC support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since 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 iPad. 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 JBL Tune 130NC microphones are 4, more than that of JBL Wave Beam by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
JBL Wave Beam have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The JBL Tune 130NC too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The JBL Wave Beam support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The JBL Tune 130NC 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 jog but would still want to hear traffic.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, JBL Wave Beam have a find earbuds feature.
JBL Tune 130NC also have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to help you locate 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 the earbuds.
Also the JBL Tune 130NC support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
JBL Wave Beam have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Tune 130NC also support the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The JBL Wave Beam, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
JBL Tune 130NC too have a control panel on them.
JBL Wave Beam support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
JBL Tune 130NC also support voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
JBL Wave Beam come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Tune 130NC too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.