JBL Wave BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nothing Ear 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rank of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. 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 resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP54, the JBL Wave Buds's rating is read as, the first value 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.
In comparison 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
JBL Wave Buds have a weight of 9g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The Nothing Ear 1, at 9.4g weigh more than the JBL Wave Buds with a difference of 0.4g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL Wave Buds are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Nothing Ear 1 also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
JBL Wave Buds have sweat resistance
Nothing Ear 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices good 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 independent 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
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Nothing Ear 1 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
JBL Wave Buds sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Nothing Ear 1, and JBL Wave Buds have passive noise reduction this means that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
JBL Wave Buds have a unit size of 8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound made by the device.
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 , a common assumption 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 indicate that they produce better quality sound.
JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an 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 produce equal bass
The JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies 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.
JBL Wave Buds's battery life is 8 hours, 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 . Each time you recharge your device, 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 more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge 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 recommended 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 power, 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 compatible charging pad.
The JBL Wave Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
JBL Wave Buds have USB TYPE-C, an industry-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.
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.
Nothing Ear 1 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.
Nothing Ear 1 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. 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 fine with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
JBL Wave Buds have 2 microphones.
While the Nothing Ear 1 microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
The Nothing Ear 1 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
JBL Wave Buds microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The extent 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 sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
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 would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Nothing Ear 1 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't be found 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 earbuds 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 Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
The Nothing Ear 1 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is 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 device.
The JBL Wave Buds, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Nothing Ear 1 too 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 following 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 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
JBL Wave Buds come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.