JBL Live Free 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Marshall Minor IIISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Live Free 2||Marshall Minor III|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX5||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✗|
|driver unit size||11mm||12mm|
|sound pressure level||102db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||28hours||25hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx hd||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|has in/on-ear detection||✗||✓|
|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 level of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Marshall Minor III's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, 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.
In comparison to the Marshall Minor III, JBL Live Free 2 have a rating of IPX5 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, JBL Live Free 2 has a higher liquid rating than Marshall Minor III
The Marshall Minor III have a weight of 8g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The JBL Live Free 2, at 9.8g are heavier than the Marshall Minor III by of 1.8g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, Marshall Minor III are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Marshall Minor III have sweat resistance
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Marshall Minor III 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.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
The JBL Live Free 2 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The JBL Live Free 2 stay well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment sounds while preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Marshall Minor III driver unit is 12mm 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 dictates the loudness of the device.
JBL Live Free 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Marshall Minor III by 1mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Marshall Minor III's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Free 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Marshall Minor III's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component produces high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Live Free 2's measurement is 102dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Marshall Minor III's battery life is 5 hours, these last less 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 requires fewer chargings.
JBL Live Free 2's battery life is more than that of Marshall Minor III by 2 hours . Every 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Marshall Minor III's case has a full charge of 25 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Live Free 2's charging case has a battery life of 28 hours, more than that of Marshall Minor III by 3 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Marshall Minor III's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Marshall Minor III, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Marshall Minor III have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Marshall Minor III have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Live Free 2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Marshall Minor III 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.
JBL Live Free 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Marshall Minor III . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Marshall Minor III have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Free 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Marshall Minor III
The Marshall Minor III support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
The Marshall Minor III have 2 microphones.
The JBL Live Free 2 microphones are 6, more than that of Marshall Minor III by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
JBL Live Free 2 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
Marshall Minor III support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Marshall Minor III support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the JBL Live Free 2 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
JBL Live Free 2 have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Marshall Minor III have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Marshall Minor III, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a control panel on them.
Marshall Minor III support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Live Free 2 also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Marshall Minor III come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.