Samsung Galaxy Buds LiveSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Wave BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds Live||JBL Wave Buds|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX2||IP54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✗||✓|
|driver unit size||12mm||8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||100dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||15hours||24hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|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||✓||✓|
|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 rank of protection offered by a casing, 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, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 2 means that they are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
In comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, 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, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live has a lower liquid rating than JBL Wave Buds
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a weight of 11.2g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
JBL Wave Buds, at 9g are lighter than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by -2.2g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
JBL Wave Buds also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have sweat resistance
JBL Wave Buds's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Wave Buds also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The JBL Wave Buds sit well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces your environment sounds while preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a unit size of 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound produced by the earbuds.
JBL Wave Buds driver unit is 8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 4mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows 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 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Wave Buds's measurement is 100dB/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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
JBL Wave Buds's battery life is more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 2 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's case has a full charge of 15 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables 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, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 9 hours
It requires 0.6 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
JBL Wave Buds takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 1.4 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery power is 60mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
JBL Wave Buds's battery power is 47mAh. less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 13mAh
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and case.
JBL Wave Buds too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Wave Buds too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Wave Buds 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 Wave Buds have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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 the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live will work well with your iPad. If you intend 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 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have 6 microphones.
The JBL Wave Buds microphones are 2, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
JBL Wave Buds microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The magnitude 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can 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 but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a find earbuds feature.
JBL Wave Buds too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to find them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Wave Buds also have this function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can 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 features are supported on the earbuds.
JBL Wave Buds also have a control panel on them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The JBL Wave Buds also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Wave Buds too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.