JBL Tune 130NCSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JLab Go Air PopSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Tune 130NC||JLab Go Air Pop|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||6mm|
|sound pressure level||103db/mw||103db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||24hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|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 given by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the JLab Go Air Pop's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, 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 JLab Go Air Pop, JBL Tune 130NC have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The JLab Go Air Pop have a weight of 7.4g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
The JBL Tune 130NC, at 11.3g weigh more than the JLab Go Air Pop with a difference of 3.9g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, JLab Go Air Pop are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Tune 130NC also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
JLab Go Air Pop have sweat resistance
JBL Tune 130NC's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
An earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JLab Go Air Pop have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL Tune 130NC also have an earbud foam, which implies that by design they rest on the outer concha ridge of your ear, located in the center of your outer ear.
JLab Go Air Pop have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Tune 130NC and JLab Go Air Pop have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The JBL Tune 130NC have ANC allowing 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.
JLab Go Air Pop stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces background noise and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The JLab Go Air Pop have a unit size of 6mm 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 earbuds, its size determines the loudness of the device.
JBL Tune 130NC driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JLab Go Air Pop by 4mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
JLab Go Air Pop's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Tune 130NC's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The JLab Go Air Pop's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
JBL Tune 130NC's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JLab Go Air Pop's measurement is 103dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
JBL Tune 130NC's sound pressure level measurement is 103dB/mW. How loud a device is can be perceived differently by different people, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The JLab Go Air Pop'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 given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
JBL Tune 130NC's battery life is more than that of JLab Go Air Pop by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely 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 manufacturer, and JLab Go Air Pop's case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Tune 130NC's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of JLab Go Air Pop by 6 hours
It requires 2.2 hours to fully charge the JLab Go Air Pop's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
JBL Tune 130NC takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of JLab Go Air Pop by 0.2 hours
JLab Go Air Pop's battery capacity is 43mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
JLab Go Air Pop have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your device and case.
JBL Tune 130NC too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
JLab Go Air Pop use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Tune 130NC too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
JLab Go Air Pop have Bluetooth version of 5.1, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Tune 130NC has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of JLab Go Air Pop . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JLab Go Air Pop have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Tune 130NC have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JLab Go Air Pop
JLab Go Air Pop 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JLab Go Air Pop will work well with your MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The JBL Tune 130NC 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 JLab Go Air Pop have 2 microphones.
The JBL Tune 130NC microphones are 4, more than that of JLab Go Air Pop by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The JBL Tune 130NC use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The JLab Go Air Pop microphone sensitivity is measured at -42dBV/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 voice that the microphone can pick up.
The JBL Tune 130NC support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, JBL Tune 130NC support the find earbuds feature.
JLab Go Air Pop support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the JBL Tune 130NC support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The JLab Go Air Pop have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Tune 130NC also have this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the JLab Go Air Pop, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The JBL Tune 130NC also have a control panel on them.
JLab Go Air Pop 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 following instruction manuals.
JLab Go Air Pop have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Tune 130NC too have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The JLab Go Air Pop come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Tune 130NC also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.