Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeedSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Wave BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed||JBL Wave Buds|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ip54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||8mm|
|sound pressure level||95db/mw||100db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||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||✗||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||10,000hz||✗|
|lowest mic frequency||100hz||✗|
|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 rating of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's rating is read as, the first value 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.
Compared to the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed, JBL Wave 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
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a weight of 12g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
JBL Wave Buds, at 9g weigh less than the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed by -3g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Wave Buds also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed are resistant to sweat
JBL Wave Buds's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
An earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Wave Buds also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
JBL Wave Buds too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed and JBL Wave Buds work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your commute or that enhances your chill time.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed driver unit is 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
JBL Wave Buds driver unit is 8mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed 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 indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's measurement is 95dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
JBL Wave Buds's sound pressure level measurement is 100dB/mW. The sound pressure level, a device is can be perceived differently by different persons, so we need to have a way of getting a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's battery life is 6.5 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.
JBL Wave Buds's battery life is more than that of Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed by 1.5 hours . Each 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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's case is said to have a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Wave Buds's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, equal to that of the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed
It requires 3 hours to fully charge the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
JBL Wave Buds takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed by 1 hours
JBL Wave Buds's battery power is 47mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and charging case.
JBL Wave Buds too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Wave Buds too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Wave Buds has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Wave Buds have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed 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.
The JBL Wave 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.
JBL Wave Buds support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a latency of 40ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
JBL Wave Buds have 2 microphones.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Wave Buds too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed microphone sensitivity is measured at -26dBV/Pa. The size 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 Wave Buds microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. Microphone sensitivity is a measurement of a microphone's efficiency as a transducer.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's highest mic frequency is 10,000Hz, high frequencies are best for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known as its upper limiting frequency.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are best for recording bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
The JBL Wave Buds support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
The JBL Wave Buds too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the JBL Wave Buds support the find earbuds feature.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint 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.
The JBL Wave Buds support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call and not miss notifications coming from another connected device.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Wave Buds also have the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The JBL Wave Buds also have a control panel on them.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed 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 Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
JBL Wave Buds too support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
JBL Wave Buds too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.