JBL Live Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 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 Pro 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||93dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||25hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|has aptx hd||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✓|
|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 rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Marshall Minor III'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 Marshall Minor III, JBL Live Pro 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, Marshall Minor III has a lower liquid rating than JBL Live Pro 2
Marshall Minor III have a weight of 8g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
The JBL Live Pro 2, at 9.6g weigh more than the Marshall Minor III by of 1.6g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Marshall Minor III are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
JBL Live Pro 2 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Marshall Minor III are resistant to sweat
JBL Live Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Marshall Minor III have stereo speakers, what this means is that Marshall Minor III'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 Live Pro 2 also have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
The JBL Live Pro 2 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
The JBL Live Pro 2 stay tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down your environment noise while preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Marshall Minor III have a unit size of 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the sound made by the earbuds.
JBL Live Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Marshall Minor III by 1mm , as many tend to believe 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 mean that they produce better quality sound.
Marshall Minor III's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates 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 Live Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
Marshall Minor III's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component generates high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Live Pro 2's measurement is 93dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Marshall Minor III'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 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 Live Pro 2's battery life is more than that of Marshall Minor III by 5 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the Marshall Minor III's case has a charge of 25 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Live Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Marshall Minor III by 5 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Marshall Minor III's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
JBL Live Pro 2 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Marshall Minor III by 0.5 hours
JBL Live Pro 2's battery power is 65mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Marshall Minor III, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
JBL Live Pro 2 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
Marshall Minor III have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your earbuds and case.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Marshall Minor III support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
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 Pro 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Pro 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Marshall Minor III
JBL Live Pro 2 support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
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 Pro 2 microphones are 6, more than that of Marshall Minor III by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
JBL Live Pro 2 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The JBL Live Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The extent 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 sound that the microphone can recognize.
The JBL Live Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
Marshall Minor III have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The JBL Live Pro 2 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the JBL Live Pro 2 have a find earbuds feature.
The Marshall Minor III support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the JBL Live Pro 2 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The JBL Live Pro 2 support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Marshall Minor III have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Live Pro 2 also have this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Marshall Minor III, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
JBL Live Pro 2 also have a control panel on them.
The JBL Live Pro 2 have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
The Marshall Minor III support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The JBL Live Pro 2 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
Marshall Minor III come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.