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Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
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Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rank of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means 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.
Compared to the JBL Wave Buds, JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a rating of IP68 meaning that JBL Wave Buds has a lower dust resistance than JBL Reflect Aero TWS and that of liquids is that, JBL Wave Buds has a lower liquid rating than JBL Reflect Aero TWS
JBL Wave Buds have a weight of 9g . We take in account a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS, at 13g weigh more than the JBL Wave Buds by of 4g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL Wave Buds are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the two earbuds .
JBL Reflect Aero TWS have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
JBL Wave Buds have sweat resistance
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS are both dustproof and water-resistant.
JBL Wave Buds have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Reflect Aero TWS and JBL Wave Buds have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The JBL Wave Buds sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background sounds and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Reflect Aero TWS, and JBL Wave Buds have passive noise reduction which means that they limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The JBL Wave Buds driver unit is 8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS driver unit is 6.8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JBL Wave Buds by 1.2mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
The JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can 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 Reflect Aero TWS's sound pressure level measurement is 99dB/mW. How loud a device is can be perceived differently by separate persons, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
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.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's battery life is equal to that of the JBL Wave Buds . Each time you recharge your device, 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.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the JBL Wave Buds's case has 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.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of JBL Wave Buds by 8 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 when they have been in storage for long periods.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of JBL Wave Buds by 0.5 hours
JBL Wave Buds's battery power is 47mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The 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.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
JBL Wave Buds use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with 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 range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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 provides 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 iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
JBL Wave Buds have 2 microphones.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Wave Buds microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The vastness 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 sound that the microphone can recognize.
JBL Wave Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful 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.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, JBL Wave Buds support the find earbuds feature.
JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the JBL Reflect Aero TWS support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
JBL Wave Buds have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the JBL Wave Buds, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have a control panel on them.
The JBL Wave Buds support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
JBL Wave Buds come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.