JBL Wave BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Wave Buds||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||ipX7|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||✗||1meters|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||8mm||10mm|
|sound pressure level||100db/mw||25db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||18hours|
|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 refer to the rank 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 represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of 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.
Compared to the JBL Wave Buds, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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 2 Pro
JBL Wave Buds have a weight of 9g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, at 11g weigh more than the JBL Wave Buds with a difference of 2g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, JBL Wave Buds are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
JBL Wave Buds are resistant to sweat
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
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, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and JBL Wave Buds have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that you are likely to lose the functionality of your device. Devices that have a higher depth rating are better for diving.
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
JBL Wave Buds have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have ANC making either of the earbuds ideal for flights and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that enhances your chill time.
The JBL Wave Buds sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down your environment noise well as preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The JBL Wave Buds driver unit is 8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the loudness of the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Wave Buds by 2mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean 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 device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component generates high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's sound pressure level measurement is 25dB/mW. The sound pressure level, a device is can be considered differently by different people, so we need to have the means to get an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
JBL Wave Buds's battery life is 8 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. 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 2 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the JBL Wave Buds's case is said to have a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of JBL Wave Buds by 6 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 when they have been in storage for extended periods.
JBL Wave Buds's battery power is 47mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery power is 61mAh. more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 14mAh
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
JBL Wave Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have 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 allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer 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 2 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. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides 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 iPhone. 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 2 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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 background sounds.
The JBL Wave Buds have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The 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 measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the microphone can recognize.
JBL Wave Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but would still want 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 so that the music is paused.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the JBL Wave Buds have a find earbuds feature.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to find them.
JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 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. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
JBL Wave Buds have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too support this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The JBL Wave Buds, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have a control panel on them.
JBL Wave Buds support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
JBL Wave Buds come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.