JBL Wave BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Mpow Flame SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings is the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents 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 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, Mpow Flame S have a rating of IPX7 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Mpow Flame S has a higher liquid rating than JBL Wave Buds
JBL Wave Buds have a weight of 9g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to move with.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, JBL Wave Buds are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
The Mpow Flame S come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
JBL Wave Buds have sweat resistance
Mpow Flame S's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
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 Mpow Flame S also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Mpow Flame S have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The JBL Wave Buds sit well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both Mpow Flame S, and JBL Wave Buds have passive noise reduction this means that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The JBL Wave Buds driver unit is 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass. A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
The JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
The JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
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.
The JBL Wave Buds's battery life is 8 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Mpow Flame S's battery life is more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 4 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not 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 more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Wave Buds's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
JBL Wave Buds's battery power is 47mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
JBL Wave Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and case.
Mpow Flame S too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The JBL Wave Buds have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
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.
Mpow Flame S 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
Mpow Flame S 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 can provide 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 iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Mpow Flame S 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.
Mpow Flame S support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
Mpow Flame S support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Mpow Flame S support APTX Low Latency, a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag for example when playing games.
The Mpow Flame S support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
JBL Wave Buds have 2 microphones.
Mpow Flame S have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The JBL Wave Buds microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The magnitude 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 recognize.
JBL Wave Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
The Mpow Flame S support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
Mpow Flame S support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, JBL Wave Buds have a find earbuds feature.
The Mpow Flame S also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to help you find them.
The JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Mpow Flame S too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
JBL Wave Buds have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Mpow Flame S also have this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The JBL Wave Buds, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Mpow Flame S too have a control panel on them.
JBL Wave Buds support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Mpow Flame S too support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The JBL Wave Buds come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
Mpow Flame S also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.