Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Reflect Aero TWSSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro||JBL Reflect Aero TWS|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX7||ip68|
|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||6.8mm|
|sound pressure level||25db/mw||99db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||16hours|
|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 refer to the rank of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX7, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes 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.
Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a rating of IP68 meaning that they are completely dust proof and that of liquids is that, JBL Reflect Aero TWS has a higher liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a weight of 11g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS, at 13g weigh more than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro with a difference of 2g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have wingtips, these rest against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to combat vigorous movement, they come in handy for sports and other physical activities. If applied as directed, they secure the earbuds from falling off.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have sweat resistance
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too are dustproof and water-resistant, thus preventing water and dust from entering the interior of the devices and damaging the interior components
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Reflect Aero TWS and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that they will be damaged. Devices that can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming.
ANC uses more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero thus "diluting" the noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 device volume to outcompete background noise.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that suites your chill time.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Reflect Aero TWS, and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have passive noise reduction this implies that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the loudness of the device.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS driver unit is 6.8mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 3.2mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's measurement is 25dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's sound pressure level measurement is 99dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be considered differently by separate people, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery life is 8 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 Reflect Aero TWS's battery life is equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, 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 2 Pro's case is said to have a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 2 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the JBL Reflect Aero TWS's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery power is 61mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 2 Pro 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have 6 microphones.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have 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, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have the mute 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 2 Pro, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a control panel on them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.