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Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
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Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring 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 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 Reflect Aero TWS have a rating of IP68 meaning that they are completely dust proof and that of liquids is that, Powerbeats Pro has a lower liquid rating than JBL Reflect Aero TWS
Powerbeats Pro have a weight of 20.3g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS, at 13g are lighter than the Powerbeats Pro with a difference -7.3g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Powerbeats Pro are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Powerbeats Pro have wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have wingtips, these rest against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to match vigorous movement, wingtips are best suited for sports and other physical activities. If applied rightly, they secure the earbuds from falling off.
Powerbeats Pro have sweat resistance
JBL Reflect Aero TWS'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.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too are dustproof and water-resistant, thus preventing water and dust from entering the interior of the devices keeping the interior components safe
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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Reflect Aero TWS and Powerbeats Pro have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
Powerbeats Pro stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces background sounds and also prevents the device sound from leaking out .
Both JBL Reflect Aero TWS, and Powerbeats Pro have passive noise reduction this implies that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Powerbeats Pro driver unit is 12mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the loudness of the device.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS driver unit is 6.8mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Powerbeats Pro by 5.2mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Powerbeats Pro produce a juicier bass than the JBL Reflect Aero TWS
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Reflect Aero TWS's measurement is 99dB/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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's battery life is less than that of Powerbeats Pro by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, 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 the Powerbeats Pro's case has a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Powerbeats Pro by 8 hours
It takes 0.7 hours to fully charge the Powerbeats Pro's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 0.8 hours
The Powerbeats Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS support USB TYPE-C, an industry-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 range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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 Reflect Aero TWS have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Powerbeats Pro
Powerbeats Pro support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Powerbeats Pro will work well with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
Powerbeats Pro have 2 microphones.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS microphones are 6, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
Powerbeats Pro support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too 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 is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
With the Powerbeats Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a control panel on them.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Powerbeats Pro come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.