JBL Wave BeamSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tune 230NCSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Wave Beam||JBL Tune 230NC|
|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||6mm|
|sound pressure level||100db/mw||105db/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 refer to the rating of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring 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 230NC 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 prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
JBL Tune 230NC, at 11.3g are heavier 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 wires. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds together.
JBL Tune 230NC also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
JBL Wave Beam are resistant to sweat
JBL Tune 230NC'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 to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL Tune 230NC 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 independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Tune 230NC also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The JBL Wave Beam have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The JBL Tune 230NC too have ANC which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. The JBL Wave Beam and JBL Tune 230NC operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that enhances your chill time.
JBL Wave Beam sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background noise well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The JBL Wave Beam have a unit size of 8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
JBL Tune 230NC driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JBL Wave Beam by 2mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
JBL Wave Beam'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 alters the signal while at it.
JBL Tune 230NC's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The JBL Wave Beam's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tune 230NC's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured 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 230NC's sound pressure level measurement is 105dB/mW. The sound pressure level, a device is can be considered differently by separate people, so we need to have the means to get 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 commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Tune 230NC's battery life is more than that of JBL Wave Beam by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely 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 the JBL Wave Beam's case is said to have a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Tune 230NC'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 highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
JBL Tune 230NC 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, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The JBL Wave Beam have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and charging case.
JBL Tune 230NC too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The JBL Wave Beam use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Tune 230NC too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
JBL Wave Beam have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Tune 230NC 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 230NC have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Wave Beam
JBL Tune 230NC 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Tune 230NC will work well with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The JBL Wave Beam have 2 microphones.
JBL Tune 230NC microphones are 4, more than that of JBL Wave Beam by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
JBL Wave Beam have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The JBL Tune 230NC too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The JBL Wave Beam support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
The JBL Tune 230NC support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, JBL Wave Beam support the find earbuds feature.
The JBL Tune 230NC too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to help you locate them.
The JBL Wave Beam support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
The JBL Tune 230NC too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The JBL Wave Beam have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Tune 230NC also support the mute function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The JBL Wave Beam, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
JBL Tune 230NC too have a control panel on them.
The JBL Wave Beam support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Tune 230NC too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
JBL Wave Beam come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Tune 230NC too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.