JBL Wave BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nothing Ear 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Wave Buds||Nothing Ear 1|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||8mm||11.6mm|
|sound pressure level||100dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||29hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||6only|
|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 is the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
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 the second number 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, Nothing Ear 1 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
The JBL Wave Buds have a weight of 9g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
Nothing Ear 1, at 9.4g are heavier than the JBL Wave Buds with a difference of 0.4g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, JBL Wave Buds are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Nothing Ear 1 also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Wave Buds are resistant to sweat
Nothing Ear 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
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 Nothing Ear 1 and JBL Wave Buds have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
JBL Wave Buds have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
Nothing Ear 1 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the earbuds ideal for flights and morning travels. The JBL Wave Buds and Nothing Ear 1 work with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that suits your commute or that suites your relaxation time.
JBL Wave Buds stay tightly in place, creating a sound seal that tones down background sounds and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both Nothing Ear 1, and JBL Wave Buds have passive noise reduction which means that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The JBL Wave Buds have a unit size of 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Nothing Ear 1 driver unit is 11.6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Wave Buds by 3.6mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Nothing Ear 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
The JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, 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 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 commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Nothing Ear 1's battery life is less than that of JBL Wave Buds by 3 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This 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 many times before recharging the case itself.
Nothing Ear 1's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 5 hours
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 for the first time.
Nothing Ear 1 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 Nothing Ear 1, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
JBL Wave Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and case.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
JBL Wave Buds support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Nothing Ear 1 too support 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 enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Nothing Ear 1 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
Nothing Ear 1 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 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 intend 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 Wave Buds have 2 microphones.
The Nothing Ear 1 microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
JBL Wave Buds have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Nothing Ear 1 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
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 measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
The JBL Wave Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Nothing Ear 1 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 be able to hear traffic.
JBL Wave Buds support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Nothing Ear 1 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, JBL Wave Buds have a find earbuds feature.
The Nothing Ear 1 also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you locate them.
JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Nothing Ear 1 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 can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The JBL Wave Buds support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint 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 manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Wave Buds have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Wave Buds, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Nothing Ear 1 also have a control panel on them.
The Nothing Ear 1 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. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Nothing Ear 1 too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
JBL Wave Buds come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
Nothing Ear 1 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.