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Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
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Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|JBL Live Pro 2
|JBL Wave Buds
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|has no wires or cables
|has stereo speakers
|has active noise cancellation (noise control)
|has passive noise reduction
|driver unit size
|sound pressure level
|battery life of charging case
|has wireless charging
|has a battery level indicator
|has usb type-c
|maximum bluetooth range
|has aptx adaptive
|number of microphones
|has a noise-canceling microphone
|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
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IP ratings refer to the rating of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of 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 the second value of 4 means 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 Pro 2 have a rating of IPX5 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, JBL Wave Buds has a lower liquid rating than JBL Live Pro 2
The JBL Wave Buds have a weight of 9g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The JBL Live Pro 2, at 9.6g weigh more than the JBL Wave Buds by of 0.6g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, JBL Wave Buds are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
JBL Live Pro 2 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Wave Buds are resistant to sweat
JBL Live Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
JBL Wave Buds have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Live Pro 2 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
JBL Wave Buds have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have ANC making either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
The JBL Wave Buds stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce 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, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the device.
JBL Live Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Wave Buds by 3mm , as many tend to believe 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 indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device makes high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure 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 Pro 2's sound pressure level measurement is 93dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be perceived differently by separate people, so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
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.
JBL Live Pro 2's battery life is more 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 time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and JBL Wave Buds's case is said to have a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Live Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 6 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 when they have been in storage for extended periods.
JBL Live Pro 2 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, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
JBL Live Pro 2's battery power is 65mAh. more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 18mAh
The JBL Live Pro 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
JBL Wave Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your device and case.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, 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.
JBL Live Pro 2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
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.
JBL Live Pro 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the JBL Wave Buds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL Wave Buds have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Pro 2 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 well with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
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 Live Pro 2 support APTX Adaptive as well which implies that both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio from other devices.
The JBL Wave Buds have 2 microphones.
The JBL Live Pro 2 microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The JBL Wave Buds use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
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 recognize.
JBL Live Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. Microphone sensitivity is a measurement of a microphone's efficiency as a transducer.
The 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 Pro 2 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 run but still want to hear traffic.
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 JBL Live Pro 2 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the JBL Wave Buds support the find earbuds feature.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you find them.
JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
JBL Live Pro 2 too support fast charging. It's very 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.
JBL Wave Buds have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Live Pro 2 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 connected device.
The JBL Wave Buds have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the JBL Wave Buds, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Live Pro 2 also have a control panel on them.
The JBL Live Pro 2 have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals.
The JBL Wave Buds have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The JBL Live Pro 2 also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The JBL Wave Buds come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily damage them.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.