JBL Wave BeamSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ultimate Ears UE FitsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Wave Beam||Ultimate Ears UE Fits|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||ipX3|
|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||110db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||20hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||2only|
|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 level of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents 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, Ultimate Ears UE Fits have a rating of IPX3 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 Ultimate Ears UE Fits
The JBL Wave Beam have a weight of 8.8g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits, at 7.94g are lighter than the JBL Wave Beam with a difference -0.86g
True wireless devices have no wires 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 as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables connecting the two earbuds .
JBL Wave Beam are resistant to sweat
Ultimate Ears UE Fits's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no 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, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
JBL Wave Beam have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
JBL Wave Beam sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The 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 earbuds, the unit size determines the sound made by the earbuds.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Wave Beam by 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
JBL Wave Beam's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
JBL Wave Beam's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits'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, 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.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits's sound pressure level measurement is 110dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be perceived differently by separate persons, so we need to have a way of getting 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 have to charge the device less often.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits's battery life is equal to that of the JBL Wave Beam . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and JBL Wave Beam's case is said to have a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, less than that of JBL Wave Beam by 4 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Wave Beam's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits 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, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
JBL Wave Beam have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The JBL Wave Beam have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits too use 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 movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Wave Beam
Ultimate Ears UE Fits 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Ultimate Ears UE Fits 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.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
JBL Wave Beam have 2 microphones.
While the Ultimate Ears UE Fits microphones are 2, equal to that of the JBL Wave Beam . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The JBL Wave Beam use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
JBL Wave Beam support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, JBL Wave Beam support the find earbuds feature.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your phone to play a sound from your device to locate them.
JBL Wave Beam support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
JBL Wave Beam have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
With the JBL Wave Beam, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits too have a control panel on them.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits 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 following instruction manuals.
The JBL Wave Beam have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
JBL Wave Beam come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.