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 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|
Ingress protection ratings is the rating of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number 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 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 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, 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, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro has a higher liquid rating than JBL Wave Buds
JBL Wave Buds have a weight of 9g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
The 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 case since they have no wires. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables connecting the two earbuds .
JBL Wave Buds are resistant to sweat
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
An earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that they will be spoilt. Devices that can withstand more water pressure are better for diving.
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
JBL Wave Buds have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the earbuds ideal for flights and morning travels. The JBL Wave Buds and Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that enhances your chill time.
JBL Wave Buds sit tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down background noise and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
JBL Wave Buds have a unit size of 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the loudness of 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 , 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, 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.
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 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery life is equal to that of the JBL Wave Buds . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the JBL Wave Buds's case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many 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 for the first time.
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 capacity is 47mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
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.
The JBL Wave Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your device and case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
JBL Wave Buds have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of 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 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 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 iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android , 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.
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).
The JBL Wave Buds have 2 microphones.
While the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
JBL Wave Buds have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
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 microphone can pick up.
While the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphone sensitivity is measured at -26dBV/Pa. Microphone sensitivity is a measurement of a microphone's efficiency as a transducer.
JBL Wave Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 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 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, JBL Wave Buds have a find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you find them.
The JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support fast charging. It's very 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 30 minutes.
The JBL Wave Buds have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the JBL Wave Buds . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call without missing notifications from another device.
The JBL Wave Buds have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also support this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the JBL Wave Buds, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also 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 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also support voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The JBL Wave Buds come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.