Samsung Galaxy Buds PlusSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tour Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
|JBL Tour Pro 2
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|has no wires or cables
|has stereo speakers
|has active noise cancellation (noise control)
|has passive noise reduction
|driver unit size
|battery life of charging case
|has wireless charging
|has a battery level indicator
|has usb type-c
|maximum bluetooth range
|number of microphones
|has a noise-canceling microphone
|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
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IP ratings is the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance 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 of liquids that they are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a weight of 12.6g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
JBL Tour Pro 2 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have sweat resistance
JBL Tour Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have stereo speakers, what this means is that Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that tones down background noise while preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass. A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound produced by the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal treble
The 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 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 Tour Pro 2's battery life is less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's case is said to have a charge of 22 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Tour Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 8 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery capacity is 85mAh, battery capacity, shows 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 supported charging pad.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display 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 earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement 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 Plus . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 Plus will work well with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , 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.
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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have 6 microphones.
JBL Tour Pro 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The JBL Tour Pro 2 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when 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 they are removed from your ears .
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support the find earbuds feature.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to find them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
JBL Tour Pro 2 support fast charging. This kind is 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 can turn off the device's microphone, but you can 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 features are supported on the device.
JBL Tour Pro 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.