JBL Reflect Aero TWSSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JLab Go AirSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Reflect Aero TWS||JLab Go Air|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP68||IP44|
|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||6.8mm||8mm|
|sound pressure level||99dB/mW||103dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||15hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|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|
IP ratings refer to the level of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IP44, the JLab Go Air's rating is read as, the first value of 4 denotes that they are protected against objects greater than 1.0mm such as wire, 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, JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a rating of IP68 meaning that JBL Reflect Aero TWS has a higher dust resistance than JLab Go Air and that of liquids is that, JLab Go Air has a lower liquid rating than JBL Reflect Aero TWS
The JLab Go Air have a weight of 10g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS, at 13g weigh more than the JLab Go Air with a difference of 3g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, JLab Go Air are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
JLab Go Air are resistant to sweat
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
JBL Reflect Aero TWS are both dustproof and water-resistant.
JLab Go Air have stereo speakers, what this means is that JLab Go Air's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced kind of tech 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 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The JLab Go Air sit tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces background sounds well as preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both JBL Reflect Aero TWS, and JLab Go Air have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
JLab Go Air have a unit size of 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size determines the loudness of the device.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS driver unit is 6.8mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JLab Go Air by 1.2mm , a common assumption 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The JLab Go Air's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The JLab Go Air's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JLab Go Air's measurement is 103dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's sound pressure level measurement is 99dB/mW. How loud a device is can be taken differently by different persons, so we need to have a way of getting a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The JLab Go Air have neodymium magnets, when used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, with the use of high magnetic flux.
JLab Go Air's battery life is 5 hours, these last less than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. 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.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's battery life is more than that of JLab Go Air by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your device, 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 JLab Go Air's case has a charge of 15 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, more than that of JLab Go Air by 1 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the JLab Go Air's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the JLab Go Air
JLab Go Air's battery capacity is 43mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
JLab Go Air have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your earbuds and case.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JLab Go Air have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of JLab Go Air . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JLab Go Air have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JLab Go Air
JLab Go Air have 2 microphones.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS microphones are 6, more than that of JLab Go Air by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The JLab Go Air microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The size 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 earbud microphone can pick up.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JLab Go Air, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a control panel on them.
JLab Go Air 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 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.