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 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 level of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of 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 the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared 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 for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, at 12g are heavier than the JBL Wave Buds with a difference of 3g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, JBL Wave Buds are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate 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 good for use during 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 independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
JBL Wave Buds have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The JBL Wave Buds and Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that suites your relaxation time.
JBL Wave Buds sit tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The JBL Wave Buds have a unit size of 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its 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 usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
The JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device generates high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this implies that Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Wave Buds
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured 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. How loud a device is can be perceived differently by different persons, so we need to have a way of getting a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The JBL Wave Buds's battery life is 8 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. 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 . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing 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 is said to have a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several 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 takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Wave Buds's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused 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 capacity is 47mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
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. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your device and charging case.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
JBL Wave Buds have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The JBL Wave Buds 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.
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.
JBL Wave Buds have a 10meters distance to connect 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 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 JBL Wave Buds will work well with your MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android , 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 is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
The 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).
The JBL Wave Buds have 2 microphones.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
The JBL Wave Buds use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
JBL Wave Buds microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The magnitude of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the earbud microphone can pick up.
The JBL Wave Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro 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 be able to hear traffic.
JBL Wave Buds support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the JBL Wave Buds support the find earbuds feature.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to help you locate them.
JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The JBL Wave Buds have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to 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 comes in handy when you can be on one call and not miss notifications coming from another connected device.
The JBL Wave Buds have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too support this function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the JBL Wave Buds, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
The JBL Wave Buds support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
JBL Wave Buds come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily damage them.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.