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Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings is the rank of protection offered by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring 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, JBL LIVE 300 have a rating of IPX5 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, JBL LIVE 300 has a higher liquid rating than JBL Wave Buds
JBL Wave Buds have a weight of 9g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The JBL LIVE 300, at 65.7g are heavier than the JBL Wave Buds with a difference of 56.7g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting 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 as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
JBL LIVE 300 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
JBL Wave Buds have sweat resistance
JBL LIVE 300's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
An earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL LIVE 300 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
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 JBL LIVE 300 also have stereo speakers
JBL Wave Buds sit well in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both JBL LIVE 300, and JBL Wave Buds have passive noise reduction this means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The JBL Wave Buds have a unit size of 8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the 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.
JBL LIVE 300 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JBL Wave Buds by 2.2mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
JBL LIVE 300's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can generate 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 LIVE 300's sound pressure level measurement is 95dB/mW. How loud a device is can be considered 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, a device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
JBL LIVE 300'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 listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and JBL Wave Buds's case has a full 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.
JBL LIVE 300's charging case has a battery life of 14 hours, less than that of JBL Wave Buds by 10 hours
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 for the first time.
JBL LIVE 300 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the JBL Wave Buds
JBL Wave Buds's battery power is 47mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
JBL LIVE 300's battery power is 60mAh. more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 13mAh
JBL Wave Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your earbuds and case.
JBL LIVE 300 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
JBL Wave Buds support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL LIVE 300 too have 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 allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL LIVE 300 has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of JBL Wave Buds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL Wave Buds have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL LIVE 300 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 provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Wave Buds will work fine with your iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The JBL LIVE 300 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 JBL LIVE 300 microphones are 2, equal to that of the JBL Wave Buds . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
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 calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the earbud microphone can recognize.
JBL Wave Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The JBL LIVE 300 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 still want to hear traffic.
JBL LIVE 300 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.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the JBL Wave Buds support the find earbuds feature.
The JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
JBL LIVE 300 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The JBL Wave Buds have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL LIVE 300 too have this function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's 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 features are supported on the earbuds.
JBL LIVE 300 also have a control panel on them.
The JBL Wave Buds have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The JBL LIVE 300 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
JBL Wave Buds come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL LIVE 300 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.