Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tour Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro||JBL Tour Pro 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX7||✗|
|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||10mm|
|sound pressure level||25dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||30hours|
|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 given by a casing, against dust and water. 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 protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX7, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a weight of 11g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to move with.
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 cables. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have sweat resistance
JBL Tour Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 Tour Pro 2 and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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.
ANC utilises more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it studies 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) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning travels. The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and JBL Tour Pro 2 work with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that suites your chill time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Tour Pro 2, and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have passive noise reduction which means that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro driver unit is 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
JBL Tour Pro 2 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making both JBL Tour Pro 2, and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro similar in how loud their sound can get , 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
JBL Tour Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device produces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery life is 8 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Tour Pro 2's battery life is more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 2 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's case is said to have a charge of 18 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 Tour Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 12 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery power is 61mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and case.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
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 Tour Pro 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, equal to that of the 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 Tour Pro 2 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 iPhone. 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have 6 microphones.
While the JBL Tour Pro 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The JBL Tour Pro 2 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support the find earbuds feature.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the JBL Tour Pro 2 too 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 is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too support this function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a control panel on them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.