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Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds IISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings refer to the rank of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance 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, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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
The JBL Wave Buds have a weight of 9g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, at 12.5g are heavier than the JBL Wave Buds with a difference of 3.5g
True wireless devices have no wires 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 major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
JBL Wave Buds are resistant to sweat
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit 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 independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 sounds.
The JBL Wave Buds sit well in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down your environment sounds while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The JBL Wave Buds have a unit size of 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass. A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
The JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II'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 an audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level 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.
JBL Wave Buds's battery life is 8 hours, 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 chanrgings.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery life is less than that of JBL Wave Buds by 2 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely 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 vendor, and the JBL Wave Buds'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.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of JBL Wave Buds by 6 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 unused for extended periods.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 JBL Wave Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
JBL Wave Buds have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of 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 range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of JBL Wave Buds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL Wave Buds have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide 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 iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 have 2 microphones.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II microphones are 8, more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 6 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The JBL Wave Buds microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The size 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 earbud microphone can pick up.
The JBL Wave Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 still want to hear traffic.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, JBL Wave Buds have a find earbuds feature.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to locate them.
The JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support fast charging. This kind is 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 30 minutes.
The JBL Wave Buds have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the JBL Wave Buds, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a control panel on them.
JBL Wave Buds have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
JBL Wave Buds come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.