Samsung Galaxy Buds PlusSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 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 Plus||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||✗||11mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||102dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||22hours||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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus'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.
Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, 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 Plus has a lower liquid rating than JBL Live Free 2
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a weight of 12.6g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
JBL Live Free 2, at 9.8g are lighter than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus with a difference -2.8g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus are resistant to sweat
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have stereo speakers, devices with stereo 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 Plus have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
JBL Live Free 2 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus sit well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background sounds and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both JBL Live Free 2, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have passive noise reduction this means that both limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
JBL Live Free 2 have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass. A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
JBL Live Free 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments 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
SPL, is the pressure level 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 Plus's battery life is 11 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
JBL Live Free 2's battery life is less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 4 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing 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 vendor, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's case is said to have a charge of 22 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables 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 Plus by 6 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery power is 85mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Live Free 2 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have Bluetooth version of 5, 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, newer than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus will work fine with your iPad. If you are planning 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. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a latency of 134ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have 6 microphones.
JBL Live Free 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
JBL Live Free 2 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful 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 be able to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support the find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support fast charging. Most often, 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 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The JBL Live Free 2 have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Live Free 2 also support the mute function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have a control panel on them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
JBL Live Free 2 too have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.