Samsung Galaxy Buds LiveSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tour Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds Live||JBL Tour Pro 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX2||✗|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✗||✓|
|driver unit size||12mm||10mm|
|battery life of charging case||15hours||30hours|
|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 rank of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 2 means that they are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a weight of 11.2g . We take in account a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have sweat resistance
JBL Tour Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live and JBL Tour Pro 2 operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that suites your chill time.
JBL Tour Pro 2 stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down background noise and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a unit size of 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size dictates 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 2mm , as many tend to believe 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 produce better quality sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates 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 Tour Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery life is 6 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
JBL Tour Pro 2's battery life is more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 4 hours . Each time you recharge your device, 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 the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's case has a charge of 15 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 15 hours
It takes 0.6 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery capacity 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 earbuds, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with 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 Tour Pro 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Tour Pro 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 iPad. 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.
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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have 6 microphones.
While the JBL Tour Pro 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The JBL Tour Pro 2 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 would still want to hear traffic.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support the find earbuds feature.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your device to help you find them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also support this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The JBL Tour Pro 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.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.