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.
IP ratings refer to the level of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Powerbeats Pro'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.
In comparison 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 consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
JBL Live Pro 2, at 9.6g are lighter than the Powerbeats Pro with a difference -10.7g
For a device to be true wireless it should 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 a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
JBL Live Pro 2 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
The Powerbeats Pro come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Powerbeats Pro have sweat resistance
JBL Live Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , 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 makes use of more advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
JBL Live Pro 2 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
Powerbeats Pro stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Powerbeats Pro driver unit is 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound made by the device.
JBL Live Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, which means 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Powerbeats Pro produce a juicier bass than the JBL Live Pro 2
The JBL Live Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
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.
Powerbeats Pro's battery life is 9 hours, 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 . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Powerbeats Pro's case is said to have a full charge of 24 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 Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 6 hours
It takes 0.7 hours to fully charge the Powerbeats Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable 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 Powerbeats Pro by 1.3 hours
JBL Live Pro 2's battery capacity is 65mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The JBL Live Pro 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Powerbeats Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your earbuds and case.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The JBL Live Pro 2 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
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.
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 connecting 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. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its 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 , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The 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.
While 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 earbuds to filter out noise.
JBL Live Pro 2 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed 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 earbud microphone can recognize.
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 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
When 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. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
JBL Live Pro 2 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 is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
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. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Live Pro 2 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Powerbeats Pro, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
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 following instruction manuals.
JBL Live Pro 2 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Powerbeats Pro come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.