Samsung Galaxy Buds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Wave BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro||JBL Wave Buds|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX7||IP54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||100dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||24hours|
|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||6only||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|
IP ratings refer to the rating of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids say 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 of liquids 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, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a rating of IPX7 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, JBL Wave Buds has a lower liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
JBL Wave Buds have a weight of 9g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to carry.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, at 12.6g weigh more than the JBL Wave Buds by of 3.6g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL Wave Buds are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the pair of earbuds .
JBL Wave Buds are resistant to sweat
Samsung Galaxy Buds 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
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have an earbud foam for some people 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 independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro and JBL Wave Buds have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that they will be damaged. Devices that have a higher depth rating are better for swimming.
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
JBL Wave Buds have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning travels. The JBL Wave Buds and Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
The JBL Wave Buds stay tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down background noise and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The 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 produces sound in the earbuds, its size determines the sound produced by the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Wave Buds by 3mm , 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 yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
The JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device produces high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure 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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery life is equal to that of the JBL Wave Buds . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, 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 having to recharge the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, less than that of JBL Wave Buds by 4 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Wave Buds's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of JBL Wave Buds by 1 hours
JBL Wave Buds's battery power is 47mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery power is 61mAh. more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 14mAh
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
JBL Wave Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
JBL Wave Buds use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
JBL Wave Buds have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Wave Buds will work fine with your MacBook. If you are planning 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 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 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
JBL Wave Buds have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 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 measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can recognize.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphone sensitivity is measured at -26dBV/Pa. Microphone sensitivity is a measurement of a microphone's efficiency on how well it converts sounds to electrical energy.
JBL Wave Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
JBL Wave Buds support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the JBL Wave Buds support the find earbuds feature.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to find them.
The JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The JBL Wave Buds support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the JBL Wave Buds . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call and not miss notifications from another device.
The JBL Wave Buds have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the JBL Wave Buds, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a control panel on them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a warranty period of 2 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. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The JBL Wave Buds come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.