JBL Wave BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Jabra Elite Active 75tSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Wave Buds||Jabra Elite Active 75t|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||ip57|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||8mm||6mm|
|sound pressure level||100db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||28hours|
|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||2only||4only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||✗||10,000hz|
|lowest mic frequency||✗||100hz|
|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 refer to the rating of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP54, the JBL Wave Buds's rating is read as, the first value 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.
Compared to the JBL Wave Buds, Jabra Elite Active 75t have a rating of IP57 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust and that of liquids is that, Jabra Elite Active 75t has a higher liquid rating than JBL Wave Buds
The JBL Wave Buds have a weight of 9g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Jabra Elite Active 75t, at 10.1g weigh more than the JBL Wave Buds with a difference of 1.1g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, JBL Wave Buds are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Jabra Elite Active 75t also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
JBL Wave Buds are resistant to sweat
Jabra Elite Active 75t's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, 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 Jabra Elite Active 75t also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
The JBL Wave Buds have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t too have ANC which makes either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. The JBL Wave Buds and Jabra Elite Active 75t operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that suites your relaxation time.
JBL Wave Buds sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that tones down your environment sounds while preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The JBL Wave Buds driver unit is 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
Jabra Elite Active 75t driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JBL Wave Buds by 2mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing 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.
JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Jabra Elite Active 75t's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
The JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Jabra Elite Active 75t's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices generate 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.
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 commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Jabra Elite Active 75t's battery life is less than that of JBL Wave Buds by 0.5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and the JBL Wave Buds's case is said to have 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.
Jabra Elite Active 75t's charging case has a battery life of 28 hours, more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 4 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Wave Buds's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Jabra Elite Active 75t takes 2.3 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 0.3 hours
JBL Wave Buds's battery capacity is 47mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Jabra Elite Active 75t, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
The JBL Wave Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Jabra Elite Active 75t too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The JBL Wave Buds use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Jabra Elite Active 75t too use 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 enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Jabra Elite Active 75t has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of JBL Wave Buds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL Wave Buds have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Jabra Elite Active 75t 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 can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Wave Buds will work fine 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 Jabra Elite Active 75t 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.
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.
While the Jabra Elite Active 75t microphones are 4, more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
JBL Wave Buds have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The 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 recognize.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t's highest mic frequency is 10,000Hz, high frequencies are best for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known as its upper limiting frequency.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are better for picking up bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
JBL Wave Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Jabra Elite Active 75t support ambient sound mode as well, helpful 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 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t 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 easily find them in your bag, JBL Wave Buds have a find earbuds feature.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t too have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to locate them.
The JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Jabra Elite Active 75t 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 30 minutes.
JBL Wave Buds have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t 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 connected device.
JBL Wave Buds have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t too have this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The JBL Wave Buds, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Jabra Elite Active 75t also have a control panel on them.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
JBL Wave Buds support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Jabra Elite Active 75t also 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 earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Jabra Elite Active 75t too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.