Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Wave BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro||JBL Wave Buds|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10.6mm||8mm|
|sound pressure level||92dB/mW||100dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||24hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||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|
IP ratings is the rank of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IP54, the JBL Wave Buds'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 Buds, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro 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 Buds have a weight of 9g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, at 12g weigh more than the JBL Wave Buds by of 3g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL Wave Buds are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the two earbuds .
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
JBL Wave Buds have sweat resistance
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
JBL Wave Buds have stereo speakers, what this means is that JBL Wave Buds's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro and JBL Wave Buds have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud 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 hence "diluting" the noise.
The JBL Wave Buds have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have ANC which makes both earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. The JBL Wave Buds and Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
The JBL Wave Buds stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, and JBL Wave Buds have passive noise reduction this implies that both reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
JBL Wave Buds have a unit size of 8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the loudness of the device.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro driver unit is 10.6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Wave Buds by 2.6mm , 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 mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
The JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro produce a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Wave Buds
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Wave Buds's measurement is 100dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's sound pressure level measurement is 92dB/mW. The sound pressure level, a device is can be perceived differently by separate people, so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
JBL Wave Buds'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.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery life is equal to that of the JBL Wave Buds . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and JBL Wave Buds's case has 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 having to recharge the case itself.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, equal to that of the JBL Wave Buds
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Wave Buds's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the JBL Wave Buds
JBL Wave Buds's battery power is 47mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
JBL Wave Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and charging case.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The JBL Wave Buds support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
JBL Wave Buds 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.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the JBL Wave Buds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL Wave Buds have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Wave Buds
JBL Wave Buds 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 JBL Wave Buds will work well with your iPhone. 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 Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
JBL Wave Buds 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 Buds have 2 microphones.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
JBL Wave Buds have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The JBL Wave Buds microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The amount of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the earbud microphone can pick up.
JBL Wave Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro 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, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The JBL Wave Buds support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, JBL Wave Buds support the find earbuds feature.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro 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 thirty minutes.
JBL Wave Buds support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the JBL Wave Buds . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another device.
JBL Wave Buds have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too support the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The JBL Wave Buds, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have a control panel on them.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro 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 Buds have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The JBL Wave Buds come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.