JBL Live Free 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro||JBL Live Free 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX5|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||13mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||102dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||25hours||28hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||✗||6only|
|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 is the rank of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro'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 Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro, 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, Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro has a lower liquid rating than JBL Live Free 2
The JBL Live Free 2 have a weight of 9.8g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro are resistant to sweat
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Live Free 2 and Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
JBL Live Free 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation making both earbuds ideal for flights and morning travels. The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro and JBL Live Free 2 operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that suites your chill time.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro stay tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Live Free 2, and Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have a unit size of 13mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro by 2mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Free 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured 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.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's battery life is 9 hours, a device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
JBL Live Free 2's battery life is less than that of Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely 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 Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's case has a charge of 25 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Live Free 2's charging case has a battery life of 28 hours, more than that of Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro by 3 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's battery power is 60mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your device and charging case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Live Free 2 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro 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 Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Free 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro
The JBL Live Free 2 have 6 microphones.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Live Free 2 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 support fast charging. It's very 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 30 minutes.
JBL Live Free 2 have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint 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.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have the mute function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have a control panel on them.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Live Free 2 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Live Free 2 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.