JBL Wave BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Jabra Evolve2 BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Wave Buds||Jabra Evolve2 Buds|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||ip54|
|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||21hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||20meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||✗||8,000hz|
|lowest mic frequency||✗||80hz|
|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 water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
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 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, Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a rating of IP54 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The JBL Wave Buds have a weight of 9g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds, at 10.8g weigh more than the JBL Wave Buds with a difference of 1.8g
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 distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
JBL Wave Buds have sweat resistance
Jabra Evolve2 Buds'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, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Jabra Evolve2 Buds and JBL Wave Buds have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero thus "diluting" the noise.
JBL Wave Buds have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the devices ideal for plane rides and morning travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that suites your relaxation time.
The JBL Wave Buds sit well in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces your environment noise while preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they reduce ambient noise without 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 device, its size dictates the sound made by the device.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JBL Wave Buds by 2mm , as many tend to believe 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 indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
The JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
SPL, 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, 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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's battery life is more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 2 hours . Each 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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and 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 recharging the case itself.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, less than that of JBL Wave Buds by 3 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Wave Buds's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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 capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place 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 earbuds and case.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
JBL Wave Buds support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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 transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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 connecting via Bluetooth.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a maximum range of 20meters, longer than that of JBL Wave Buds by 10meters
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 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 Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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.
While the Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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.
The JBL Wave Buds use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The 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 earbud microphone can pick up.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds's highest mic frequency is 8,000Hz, high frequencies are best for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known as its upper limiting frequency.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds's lowest mic frequency is 80Hz, low frequencies are best for recording bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
The JBL Wave Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
JBL Wave Buds have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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 have a find earbuds feature.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your device to locate them.
JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
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. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the JBL Wave Buds . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another device.
JBL Wave Buds have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds too have the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The JBL Wave Buds, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds too have a control panel on them.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds too support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
JBL Wave Buds come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.