Jabra Evolve2 BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Powerbeats ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Jabra Evolve2 Buds||Powerbeats Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||12mm|
|battery life of charging case||21hours||24hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||20meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|highest mic frequency||8000Hz||✗|
|lowest mic frequency||80Hz||✗|
|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 is the level of protection offered by a casing, 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 Powerbeats Pro's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes 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.
In comparison to the Powerbeats Pro, Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a rating of IP54 meaning that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Powerbeats Pro have a weight of 20.3g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds, at 10.8g weigh less than the Powerbeats Pro by -9.5g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Powerbeats Pro are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the two earbuds together.
The Powerbeats Pro come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Powerbeats Pro are resistant to sweat
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Powerbeats Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Powerbeats Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Powerbeats Pro's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Jabra Evolve2 Buds and Powerbeats Pro have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
Powerbeats Pro stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Jabra Evolve2 Buds, and Powerbeats Pro have passive noise reduction this means that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Powerbeats Pro driver unit is 12mm 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 earbuds, its size dictates the loudness of the device.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Powerbeats Pro by 6mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Powerbeats Pro can produce a juicier bass than the Jabra Evolve2 Buds
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component makes high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
The Powerbeats Pro's battery life is 9 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 requires fewer chargings.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's battery life is more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely 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 the Powerbeats Pro's case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, less than that of Powerbeats Pro by 3 hours
It requires 0.7 hours to fully charge the Powerbeats Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 1.3 hours
Jabra Evolve2 Buds, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Powerbeats Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The Powerbeats Pro have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Powerbeats Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Powerbeats Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a maximum range of 20meters, longer than that of Powerbeats Pro by 10meters
Powerbeats Pro support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Powerbeats Pro will work well with your iPad. 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 Jabra Evolve2 Buds support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's highest mic frequency is 8000Hz, high frequencies are better for recording treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds's lowest mic frequency is 80Hz, low frequencies are best for recording bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
Jabra Evolve2 Buds support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Jabra Evolve2 Buds support the find earbuds feature.
The Powerbeats Pro support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Powerbeats Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds also have a control panel on them.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Powerbeats Pro come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.