Nuraphone NuraTrueSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Live Free 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Nuraphone NuraTrue||JBL Live Free 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX5|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||108db/mw||102db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||28hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||6only|
|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|
IP ratings is the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Nuraphone NuraTrue's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Nuraphone NuraTrue, 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 Nuraphone NuraTrue
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a weight of 14.8g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The JBL Live Free 2, at 9.8g are lighter than the Nuraphone NuraTrue with a difference -5g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Nuraphone NuraTrue are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Nuraphone NuraTrue 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
Nuraphone NuraTrue 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.
Both JBL Live Free 2 and Nuraphone NuraTrue have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have Active Noise Cancellation enabling 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 JBL Live Free 2 too have ANC making either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. The Nuraphone NuraTrue and JBL Live Free 2 operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
Nuraphone NuraTrue sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background sounds well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Free 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Nuraphone NuraTrue's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Nuraphone NuraTrue's measurement is 108dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
JBL Live Free 2's sound pressure level measurement is 102dB/mW. How loud something is can be perceived differently by different people, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
Nuraphone NuraTrue's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. 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 Free 2's battery life is more than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your device, 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 vendor, and Nuraphone NuraTrue's case has a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Live Free 2's charging case has a battery life of 28 hours, more than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 10 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Nuraphone NuraTrue's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your device and charging case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Nuraphone NuraTrue use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Live Free 2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Live Free 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Free 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Nuraphone NuraTrue
Nuraphone NuraTrue support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Nuraphone NuraTrue will work well with your iPhone. If you intend 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 Nuraphone NuraTrue have 2 microphones.
The JBL Live Free 2 microphones are 6, more than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The JBL Live Free 2 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
Nuraphone NuraTrue support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
Nuraphone NuraTrue support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
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. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The 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. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have a control panel on them.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
JBL Live Free 2 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.