JBL Live Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Powerbeats ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Live Pro 2||Powerbeats Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX5||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||11mm||12mm|
|sound pressure level||93db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||24hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|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|
IP ratings refer to the level of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Powerbeats Pro'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.
Compared to the Powerbeats Pro, 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, JBL Live Pro 2 has a higher liquid rating than Powerbeats Pro
Powerbeats Pro have a weight of 20.3g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The JBL Live Pro 2, at 9.6g are lighter than the Powerbeats Pro with a difference -10.7g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Powerbeats Pro are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
JBL Live Pro 2 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Powerbeats Pro have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Powerbeats Pro are resistant to sweat
JBL Live Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
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 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
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
JBL Live Pro 2 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
Powerbeats Pro stay well in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces background noise and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Powerbeats Pro driver unit is 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
JBL Live Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Powerbeats Pro by 1mm , 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 yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Powerbeats Pro can produce a juicier bass than the JBL Live Pro 2
JBL Live Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level 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 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 more battery hours, 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 Powerbeats Pro by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing 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.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Powerbeats Pro's case is said to have a charge of 24 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 Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 6 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.
JBL Live Pro 2 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 1.3 hours
JBL Live Pro 2's battery capacity is 65mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The JBL Live Pro 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
The Powerbeats Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your earbuds and case.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
JBL Live Pro 2 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in 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 close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Live Pro 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Powerbeats Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Powerbeats Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Pro 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Powerbeats Pro
Powerbeats Pro 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Powerbeats Pro will work fine with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
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).
Powerbeats Pro have 2 microphones.
The JBL Live Pro 2 microphones are 6, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
The JBL Live Pro 2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The JBL Live Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The magnitude of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the earbud 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
The JBL Live Pro 2 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the JBL Live Pro 2 have a find earbuds feature.
Powerbeats Pro support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
JBL Live Pro 2 too 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 30 minutes.
JBL Live Pro 2 support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
JBL Live Pro 2 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
With the Powerbeats Pro, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The JBL Live Pro 2 also have a control panel on them.
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 that has followed instruction manuals.
The JBL Live Pro 2 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Powerbeats Pro come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
JBL Live Pro 2 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.