JBL Wave BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Wave Buds||Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||8mm||13mm|
|sound pressure level||100db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||25hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||✗|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|EXTRAS||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||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rank of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring 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.
In comparison to the JBL Wave Buds, Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
JBL Wave Buds have a weight of 9g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires 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 difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
JBL Wave Buds have sweat resistance
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have an earbud foam to some 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.
Both Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro and JBL Wave Buds have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
JBL Wave Buds have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. The JBL Wave Buds and Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
The JBL Wave Buds stay well in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
JBL Wave Buds driver unit is 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro driver unit is 13mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Wave Buds by 5mm , 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 it's true that, 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 alters the signal while at it.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
The JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
SPL, 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.
The 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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's battery life is more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, 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 full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 25 hours, more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 1 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 when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro 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 keep.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's battery power is 60mAh. more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 13mAh
The JBL Wave Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your device and charging case.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
JBL Wave Buds have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
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.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro 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 connecting via Bluetooth.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro 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. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide 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 MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
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).
The JBL Wave Buds have 2 microphones.
The JBL Wave Buds have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
JBL Wave Buds microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The size 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 microphone can pick up.
The JBL Wave Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
JBL Wave Buds have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, JBL Wave Buds have a find earbuds feature.
The JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The JBL Wave Buds support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Wave Buds have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro too support this function. It 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 functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro too have a control panel on them.
JBL Wave Buds have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
JBL Wave Buds come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.