Razer Hammerhead True Wireless EarbudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Live Free 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds||JBL Live Free 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX5|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✗||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✗||✓|
|driver unit size||13mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||91db/mw||102db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||13hours||28hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✗||✓|
|highest mic frequency||5,000hz||✗|
|lowest mic frequency||300hz||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|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|
Ingress protection ratings is the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds's rating is read as, the first number 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.
In comparison to the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds, JBL Live Free 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 Free 2 has a higher liquid rating than Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds
The JBL Live Free 2 have a weight of 9.8g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds are resistant to sweat
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds have stereo speakers, what this means is that Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds'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 Free 2 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The JBL Live Free 2 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
JBL Live Free 2 sit well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background sounds while preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds driver unit is 13mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound produced by the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds by 2mm , as many tend to believe 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 imply that they produce better quality sound.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Free 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds's measurement is 91dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
JBL Live Free 2's sound pressure level measurement is 102dB/mW. How loud a device is can be considered differently by separate people, so we need to have a way of getting a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds's battery life is 3 hours, these last less than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Live Free 2's battery life is more than that of Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds by 4 hours . Every 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds's case has a charge of 13 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 Live Free 2's charging case has a battery life of 28 hours, more than that of Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds by 15 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Live Free 2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Live Free 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Free 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds will work well with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds have a latency of 60ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds have 2 microphones.
While the JBL Live Free 2 microphones are 6, more than that of Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
JBL Live Free 2 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds microphone sensitivity is measured at -42dBV/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 sound that the microphone can recognize.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds's highest mic frequency is 5,000Hz, high frequencies are better for recording treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds's lowest mic frequency is 300Hz, low frequencies are better for picking up bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The JBL Live Free 2 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Live Free 2 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
With the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a control panel on them.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds 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.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
JBL Live Free 2 also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.