JBL Tour Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Powerbeats ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Tour Pro 2||Powerbeats Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||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||10mm||12mm|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||24hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|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 given by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
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 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.
The Powerbeats Pro have a weight of 20.3g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to transport.
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Powerbeats Pro are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
JBL Tour Pro 2 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Powerbeats Pro have wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Powerbeats Pro have sweat resistance
JBL Tour 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
The Powerbeats Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Powerbeats Pro have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Tour Pro 2 and Powerbeats Pro have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Powerbeats Pro sit well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that reduces your environment sounds while preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Tour Pro 2, and Powerbeats Pro have passive noise reduction this implies that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Powerbeats Pro have a unit size of 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 sound made by the earbuds.
JBL Tour Pro 2 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Powerbeats Pro by 2mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
The Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Powerbeats Pro produce a juicier bass than the JBL Tour Pro 2
JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
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 have to charge the device less often.
JBL Tour 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 listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Powerbeats Pro's case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Tour 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 recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
The Powerbeats Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and case.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
JBL Tour 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 allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Tour Pro 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Powerbeats Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Powerbeats Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Tour Pro 2 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. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide 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 fine with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 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 JBL Tour Pro 2 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, JBL Tour Pro 2 support the find earbuds feature.
The Powerbeats Pro support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Powerbeats Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also have a control panel on them.
JBL Tour Pro 2 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Powerbeats Pro come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.