JBL Tour Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 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 Tour Pro 2||JLab Go Air|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||ip44|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||103db/mw|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||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||✓||✗|
|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 is the rank of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP44, the JLab Go Air's rating for solids indicates that they are protected against objects greater than 1.0mm such as wire, and the second value of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
JLab Go Air have a weight of 10g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to carry.
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, JLab Go Air are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also is true wireless since it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
JLab Go Air have sweat resistance
JBL Tour Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
JLab Go Air have stereo speakers, what this means is that JLab Go Air's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
JLab Go Air stay well in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces background noise and also prevents the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Tour Pro 2, and JLab Go Air have passive noise reduction this means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The JLab Go Air have a unit size of 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound produced by the device.
JBL Tour Pro 2 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of JLab Go Air by 2mm , many people have a misconception 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 mean 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 component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
The JLab Go Air's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component makes high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, 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.
The JLab Go Air have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, 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 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.
JBL Tour Pro 2's battery life is more than that of JLab Go Air by 5 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing 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 vendor, 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 several times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Tour Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of JLab Go Air by 15 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the JLab Go Air's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
JLab Go Air's battery capacity is 43mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The JLab Go Air have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your device and case.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The JLab Go Air have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Tour Pro 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of JLab Go Air . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JLab Go Air have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JLab Go Air
JBL Tour Pro 2 support AAC, a codec 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 the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Tour Pro 2 will work fine with your MacBook. If you are planning 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 JLab Go Air have 2 microphones.
While the JBL Tour Pro 2 microphones are 6, more than that of JLab Go Air by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the desired sound.
JLab Go Air microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The amount 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.
JBL Tour Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the JBL Tour Pro 2 support the find earbuds feature.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
With the JLab Go Air, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also 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 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.