JBL Tune 230NCSee 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.
|JBL Tune 230NC
|JLab Go Air Pop
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|has no wires or cables
|has an earbud foam
|has stereo speakers
|has active noise cancellation (noise control)
|has passive noise reduction
|driver unit size
|sound pressure level
|battery life of charging case
|has a battery level indicator
|has usb type-c
|maximum bluetooth range
|number of microphones
|has a noise-canceling microphone
|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
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IP ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids say 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 the second number of 4 means 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 230NC 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
JLab Go Air Pop have a weight of 7.4g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The JBL Tune 230NC, at 11.3g are heavier than the JLab Go Air Pop with a difference of 3.9g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, JLab Go Air Pop are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Tune 230NC also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
JLab Go Air Pop are resistant to sweat
JBL Tune 230NC's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JLab Go Air Pop have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL Tune 230NC 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, what this means is that JLab Go Air Pop's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Tune 230NC also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The JBL Tune 230NC have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
JLab Go Air Pop stay well in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down background noise while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
JLab Go Air Pop have a unit size of 6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the device.
JBL Tune 230NC driver unit is 6mm in diameter, making both JBL Tune 230NC, and JLab Go Air Pop similar in how loud their sound can get , 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The JLab Go Air Pop's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tune 230NC's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
The JLab Go Air Pop's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component generates high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tune 230NC's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, 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 230NC's sound pressure level measurement is 105dB/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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Tune 230NC's battery life is more than that of JLab Go Air Pop by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your device, 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 manufacturer, and the JLab Go Air Pop's case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Tune 230NC'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 recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
JBL Tune 230NC 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 power is 43mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The JLab Go Air Pop have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and case.
JBL Tune 230NC too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The JLab Go Air Pop support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Tune 230NC too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
JLab Go Air Pop have Bluetooth version of 5.1, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Tune 230NC has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of JLab Go Air Pop . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JLab Go Air Pop have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Tune 230NC 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. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JLab Go Air Pop will work well 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 JBL Tune 230NC 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.
While the JBL Tune 230NC microphones are 4, more than that of JLab Go Air Pop by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
The JBL Tune 230NC use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise 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 measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the earbud microphone can recognize.
The JBL Tune 230NC support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the JBL Tune 230NC have a find earbuds feature.
The JLab Go Air Pop support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
The JBL Tune 230NC too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The JLab Go Air Pop have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Tune 230NC also have the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The JLab Go Air Pop, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
JBL Tune 230NC too have a control panel on them.
The 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
The JLab Go Air Pop have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Tune 230NC too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
JLab Go Air Pop come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Tune 230NC too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.