JBL Live Free 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Live Free 2||Skullcandy Indy Fuel|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX5||IP55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||6mm|
|sound pressure level||102dB/mW||105dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||28hours||27hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||✗|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|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 rank 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 represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IP55, the Skullcandy Indy Fuel's rating is read as, the first number of 5 denotes that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety, and the second number of 5 means that they can withstand medium pressure jet that's 6.3mm diameter, similar to garden hose from any angle for 3 minutes at a distance of 2.5 to 3 metres.
Compared to the Skullcandy Indy Fuel, JBL Live Free 2 have a rating of IPX5 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a weight of 57g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
JBL Live Free 2, at 9.8g weigh less than the Skullcandy Indy Fuel with a difference -47.2g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Skullcandy Indy Fuel are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds together.
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds .
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have sweat resistance
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Skullcandy Indy Fuel are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have stereo speakers, what this means is that Skullcandy Indy Fuel's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
JBL Live Free 2 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel stay well in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Live Free 2, and Skullcandy Indy Fuel have passive noise reduction this means that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel driver unit is 6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel by 5mm , as many tend to believe 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel'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 Live Free 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component makes high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Skullcandy Indy Fuel's measurement is 105dB/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. The sound pressure level, something is can be considered differently by different persons, so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery life is 3 hours, these last less than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly 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 more than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel by 4 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing 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 manufacturer, and Skullcandy Indy Fuel's case has a full charge of 27 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life 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 Skullcandy Indy Fuel by 1 hours
It takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and 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 the battery is running low.
JBL Live Free 2 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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, newer than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL Live Free 2 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Free 2 have 6 microphones.
JBL Live Free 2 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
Skullcandy Indy Fuel support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the JBL Live Free 2 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, 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, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Live Free 2 too support this function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, 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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Live Free 2 too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.