Samsung Galaxy Buds LiveSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 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||Samsung Galaxy Buds Live||JBL Live Free 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX2||IPX5|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✗||✓|
|driver unit size||12mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||102dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||15hours||28hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|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 is the level of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live'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 are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
In comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, 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, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live has a lower liquid rating than JBL Live Free 2
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a weight of 11.2g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The JBL Live Free 2, at 9.8g weigh less than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by -1.4g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are resistant to sweat
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have stereo speakers, what this means is that Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Live Free 2 and Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
JBL Live Free 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that enhances your chill time.
JBL Live Free 2 sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live driver unit is 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 1mm , many people have a misconception 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live'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 alters the signal while at it.
JBL Live Free 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component generates high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Live Free 2's measurement is 102dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery life is 6 hours, a device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
JBL Live Free 2's battery life is more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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 have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's case is said to have a full charge of 15 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Live Free 2's charging case has a battery life of 28 hours, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 13 hours
It takes 0.6 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery power is 60mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your device and charging case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Live Free 2 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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 Live Free 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Free 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live will work fine with your iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have 6 microphones.
The JBL Live Free 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The 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 can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The JBL Live Free 2 support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a control panel on them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
JBL Live Free 2 also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.