JBL Wave BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tune 225TWSSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Wave Buds||JBL Tune 225TWS|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||✗|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||8mm||12mm|
|sound pressure level||100dB/mW||105dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||20hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||4only|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|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 is the rating of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring 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.
JBL Wave Buds have a weight of 9g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
The JBL Tune 225TWS, at 9.8g are heavier than the JBL Wave Buds with a difference of 0.8g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking 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 wires linking the 2 earbuds .
JBL Tune 225TWS also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
JBL Wave Buds have sweat resistance
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.
Both JBL Tune 225TWS and JBL Wave Buds have stereo speakers
JBL Wave Buds stay well in place, creating a sound covering that reduces background noise and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both JBL Tune 225TWS, and JBL Wave Buds have passive noise reduction this implies that both tone down ambient noise without 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, its size determines the loudness of the device.
JBL Tune 225TWS driver unit is 12mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Wave Buds by 4mm , 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply 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 makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tune 225TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tune 225TWS's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices produce 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 Tune 225TWS's sound pressure level measurement is 105dB/mW. How loud something is can be considered differently by different persons, so we need to have the means to get an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The JBL Wave Buds's battery life is 8 hours, a device's battery life is usually 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 Tune 225TWS's battery life is less than that of JBL Wave Buds by 3 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 manufacturer, and the JBL Wave Buds's case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Tune 225TWS's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, less 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 charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
JBL Tune 225TWS 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 power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
JBL Wave Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
JBL Tune 225TWS too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
JBL Wave Buds use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Tune 225TWS too support 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 close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Tune 225TWS 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.
JBL Tune 225TWS 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Wave Buds will work well 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 Tune 225TWS 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 have 2 microphones.
While the JBL Tune 225TWS microphones are 4, more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The JBL Wave Buds microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The amount 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 earbud microphone can pick up.
The 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
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the JBL Wave Buds have a find earbuds feature.
JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
The JBL Tune 225TWS support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
JBL Wave Buds have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Tune 225TWS also support the mute function. The mute function means that you can 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 features are supported on the device.
JBL Tune 225TWS too have a control panel on them.
JBL Wave Buds have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Tune 225TWS too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
JBL Wave Buds come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
JBL Tune 225TWS also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.