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Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Wave BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings refer to the level of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
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.
In comparison to the JBL Wave Buds, Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have a rating of IPX7 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro has a higher liquid rating than JBL Wave Buds
JBL Wave Buds have a weight of 9g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro, at 11g weigh more than the JBL Wave Buds with a difference of 2g
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 case since they don't have cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
JBL Wave Buds have sweat resistance
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 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 Buds2 Pro and JBL Wave Buds have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that they will be spoilt. Devices that can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming.
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
JBL Wave Buds stay well in place, creating a sound covering that reduces your environment noise while preventing the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro, and JBL Wave Buds have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit 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 produces sound in the device, the unit size dictates the sound made by the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Wave Buds by 2mm , as many tend to believe 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's sound pressure level measurement is 25dB/mW. How loud a device is can be taken differently by different people, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The JBL Wave Buds's battery life is 8 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 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 barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and JBL Wave Buds's case has a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of JBL Wave Buds by 6 hours
It requires 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 unused for extended periods.
JBL Wave Buds's battery power is 47mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's battery power is 61mAh. more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 14mAh
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro, 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 shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 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 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 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 enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 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 connecting via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 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. Since 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds2 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 have 2 microphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The 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 measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the earbud microphone can recognize.
JBL Wave Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the JBL Wave Buds support the find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to find them.
The JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro 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 thirty minutes.
JBL Wave Buds have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro also have this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the JBL Wave Buds, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro also have a control panel on them.
JBL Wave Buds have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro also support voice prompts meaning 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 can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.