JBL Wave BeamSee 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 Wave Beam||Samsung Galaxy Buds Live|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||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||8mm||12mm|
|sound pressure level||100db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||15hours|
|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 rating 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).
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.
In comparison to the JBL Wave Beam, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a rating of IPX2 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, JBL Wave Beam has a higher liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, at 11.2g weigh more than the JBL Wave Beam with a difference of 2.4g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL Wave Beam are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the two earbuds .
JBL Wave Beam are resistant to sweat
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
An 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 Wave Beam have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent 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
ANC uses more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
The JBL Wave Beam have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for flights and morning travels. The JBL Wave Beam and Samsung Galaxy Buds Live work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
The JBL Wave Beam stay tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
JBL Wave Beam driver unit is 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live driver unit is 12mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Wave Beam by 4mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating 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 measures if and how well an audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live'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 indicates how well a particular audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any 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 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.
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 commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery life is less than that of JBL Wave Beam by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, 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 manufacturer, and JBL Wave Beam's case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many 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 Wave Beam by 9 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live takes 0.6 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of JBL Wave Beam by 1.4 hours
JBL Wave Beam's battery capacity is 48mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery power is 60mAh. more than that of JBL Wave Beam by 12mAh
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
The JBL Wave Beam have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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.
JBL Wave Beam have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too use 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 enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of JBL Wave Beam . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL Wave Beam have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Wave Beam
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live will work well with your iPhone. If you intend 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.
JBL Wave Beam have 2 microphones.
While the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Wave Beam by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The JBL Wave Beam use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
JBL Wave Beam support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while 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, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the JBL Wave Beam have a find earbuds feature.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to find them.
JBL Wave Beam support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The JBL Wave Beam have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too support the mute function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the JBL Wave Beam, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too have a control panel on them.
The JBL Wave Beam support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
JBL Wave Beam come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.