JBL Wave BeamSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nothing Ear 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Wave Beam||Nothing Ear 1|
|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||11.6mm|
|sound pressure level||100db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||29hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|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 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 an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring 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.
In comparison to the JBL Wave Beam, Nothing Ear 1 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 best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
Nothing Ear 1, at 9.4g weigh more than the JBL Wave Beam with a difference of 0.6g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL Wave Beam are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Nothing Ear 1 also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Wave Beam have sweat resistance
Nothing Ear 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
An 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 to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL Wave Beam have stereo speakers, what this means is that JBL Wave Beam's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Nothing Ear 1 and JBL Wave Beam have stereo speakers
ANC utilises 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. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
JBL Wave Beam have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
Nothing Ear 1 too have ANC which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that enhances your chill time.
JBL Wave Beam stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down background noise and also prevents the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both tone down ambient noise without using technology 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.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
Nothing Ear 1 driver unit is 11.6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Wave Beam by 3.6mm , 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 imply that they produce better quality sound.
The JBL Wave Beam's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means 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 adjustments to the signal while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, 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.
The 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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Nothing Ear 1's battery life is less than that of JBL Wave Beam by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your device, 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 manufacturer, and the JBL Wave Beam's case has a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Nothing Ear 1's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, more than that of JBL Wave Beam by 5 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Wave Beam's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Nothing Ear 1 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 power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Nothing Ear 1, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
JBL Wave Beam have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your device and case.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The JBL Wave Beam have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Nothing Ear 1 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The JBL Wave Beam 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.
Nothing Ear 1 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
Nothing Ear 1 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Wave Beam
The JBL Wave Beam use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Nothing Ear 1 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
JBL Wave Beam support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The Nothing Ear 1 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 jog but still want to hear traffic.
Nothing Ear 1 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, JBL Wave Beam have a find earbuds feature.
Nothing Ear 1 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 find them.
JBL Wave Beam support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
The Nothing Ear 1 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
JBL Wave Beam have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Wave Beam, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Nothing Ear 1 also have a control panel on them.
The Nothing Ear 1 have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals.
JBL Wave Beam support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Nothing Ear 1 too support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
JBL Wave Beam come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
Nothing Ear 1 also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.