Samsung Galaxy Buds2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 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 Buds2 Pro||JBL Live Free 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX7||IPX5|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||25dB/mW||102dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||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 is the rating of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX7, the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 7 means that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
In comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro, 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 Buds2 Pro has a higher liquid rating than JBL Live Free 2
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have a weight of 11g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The JBL Live Free 2, at 9.8g weigh less than the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro by -1.2g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the two earbuds .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro are resistant to sweat
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Live Free 2 and Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that you are likely to lose the functionality of your device. Devices that have a higher depth rating are better for diving.
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, 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 ANC which makes both devices ideal for flights and rush hour travels. The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro and JBL Live Free 2 operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your travel or that suites your relaxation time.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro sit tightly in place, creating a sound seal that tones down background sounds and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size determines the loudness of the device.
JBL Live Free 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro by 1mm , a common assumption 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low recognizable 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 can make sound with equal bass
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component generates high human 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 means that both devices can produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's measurement is 25dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
JBL Live Free 2's sound pressure level measurement is 102dB/mW. How loud a device is can be considered differently by separate people, so we need to have a way of getting a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's battery life is 8 hours, a device's battery life is 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 Buds2 Pro by 1 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 vendor, and Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's case has a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with more battery hours 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 Buds2 Pro by 10 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's battery power is 61mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your earbuds and case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Live Free 2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Live Free 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Free 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro support AAC, a codec that is 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 a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro will work fine with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have 6 microphones.
While the JBL Live Free 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The JBL Live Free 2 too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
The JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro support the find earbuds feature.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The JBL Live Free 2 support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have this function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro, so you can easily 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Live Free 2 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.