JBL Live Free 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless XSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Live Free 2||Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX5||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✗|
|driver unit size||11mm||13mm|
|sound pressure level||102db/mw||91db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||28hours||21hours|
|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||✓||✗|
|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 an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X's rating for solids indicates 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 X, 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, Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X has a lower liquid rating than JBL Live Free 2
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X have a weight of 20g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
The JBL Live Free 2, at 9.8g weigh less than the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X with a difference -10.2g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X have sweat resistance
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X have stereo speakers, what this means is that Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Live Free 2 and Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X 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 of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The JBL Live Free 2 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The JBL Live Free 2 stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down background sounds well as preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X have a unit size of 13mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X by 2mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular 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 implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X'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. The sound pressure level, a device is can be perceived differently by different people, so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X's battery life is 7 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly 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 equal to that of the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X . Every 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.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X's case is said to have a charge of 21 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many 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 X by 7 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your earbuds and case.
JBL Live Free 2 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 True Wireless X have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Live Free 2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Live Free 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X 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 X
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X will work well with your iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, 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 X have a latency of 60ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X have 2 microphones.
While the JBL Live Free 2 microphones are 6, more than that of Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
JBL Live Free 2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X microphone sensitivity is measured at -26dBV/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 voice that the microphone can recognize.
JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
JBL Live Free 2 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
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 seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have a control panel on them.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
JBL Live Free 2 also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless X come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.