JBL Wave BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Wave Buds||Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||ip54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||8mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||100db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||29hours|
|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 level of protection offered by a casing, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection 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, Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a rating of IP54 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust 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 better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, at 10g weigh more than the JBL Wave Buds by of 1g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, JBL Wave Buds are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the two earbuds .
JBL Wave Buds are resistant to sweat
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
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 Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
The JBL Wave Buds have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for flights and morning commutes. The JBL Wave Buds and Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that suits your commute or that suites your chill time.
The JBL Wave Buds stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that reduces background sounds and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
JBL Wave Buds have a unit size of 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JBL Wave Buds by 3mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this implies that Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Wave Buds
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.
The 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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery life is more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and JBL Wave Buds's case has a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 5 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Wave Buds's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 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.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery power is 53mAh. more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 6mAh
The JBL Wave Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The JBL Wave Buds have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 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 enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of JBL Wave Buds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL Wave Buds have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 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 can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being 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 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 Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 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.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
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 Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Wave Buds by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
JBL Wave Buds have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
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 calculation 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 pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 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 be able to hear traffic.
The JBL Wave Buds support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, JBL Wave Buds have a find earbuds feature.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you locate them.
The JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too 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 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 easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 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 without missing notifications from another device.
The JBL Wave Buds have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too support the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the JBL Wave Buds, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have a control panel on them.
The JBL Wave Buds support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
JBL Wave Buds come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.