JBL Wave BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Wave Buds||BLX Earbuds Gen 1|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||8mm||✗|
|sound pressure level||100dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||13.5hours|
|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 rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IP54, the JBL Wave Buds's rating is read as, the first number of 5 denotes 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, BLX Earbuds Gen 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 Buds have a weight of 9g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1, at 44.5g weigh more than the JBL Wave Buds by of 35.5g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, JBL Wave Buds are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Wave Buds are resistant to sweat
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit 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 separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The JBL Wave Buds have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
JBL Wave Buds sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down background noise and also prevents the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The JBL Wave Buds driver unit is 8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass. The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio device makes high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
SPL, 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.
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 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.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery life is less than that of JBL Wave Buds by 3.5 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, 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 manufacturer, and JBL Wave Buds's case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's charging case has a battery life of 13.5 hours, less than that of JBL Wave Buds by 10.5 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Wave Buds's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of JBL Wave Buds by 1 hours
JBL Wave Buds's battery capacity is 47mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery power is 40mAh. less than that of JBL Wave Buds by 7mAh
JBL Wave Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The JBL Wave Buds use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The JBL Wave Buds have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 has a Bluetooth version of 5.1, older than that of JBL Wave Buds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL Wave Buds have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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. Because 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 fine with your iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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 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.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 microphones are 2, equal to that of the JBL Wave Buds . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
JBL Wave Buds have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
JBL Wave Buds microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The extent 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 sound that the microphone can recognize.
The JBL Wave Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The JBL Wave Buds have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, JBL Wave Buds have a find earbuds feature.
The JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The JBL Wave Buds have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint 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.
The JBL Wave Buds have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
With the JBL Wave Buds, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a control panel on them.
JBL Wave Buds support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
JBL Wave Buds come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.