JBL Live Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 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 Pro 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||93dB/mW||105dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||27hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||✗|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||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 level of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IP55, the Skullcandy Indy Fuel's rating for solids indicates 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 of liquids 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 Pro 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 best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
JBL Live Pro 2, at 9.6g are lighter than the Skullcandy Indy Fuel by -47.4g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Skullcandy Indy Fuel are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
JBL Live Pro 2 also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have sweat resistance
JBL Live Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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.
The JBL Live Pro 2 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
The JBL Live Pro 2 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down your environment sounds while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Live Pro 2, and Skullcandy Indy Fuel have passive noise reduction which means that they limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel driver unit is 6mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound produced by the device.
JBL Live Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel by 5mm , many people have a misconception 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can 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 Pro 2's sound pressure level measurement is 93dB/mW. How loud a device is can be perceived differently by separate persons, so we need to have the means to get a standard 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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Live Pro 2's battery life is more than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel by 7 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing 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 Skullcandy Indy Fuel's case is said to have a full charge of 27 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Live Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel by 3 hours
It requires 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.
JBL Live Pro 2 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel by 1.7 hours
JBL Live Pro 2's battery capacity is 65mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
JBL Live Pro 2 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your earbuds and case.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
JBL Live Pro 2 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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 Live Pro 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL Live Pro 2 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Pro 2 support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The JBL Live Pro 2 have 6 microphones.
JBL Live Pro 2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
JBL Live Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The amount of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the earbud microphone can pick up.
The JBL Live Pro 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
JBL Live Pro 2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the JBL Live Pro 2 have a find earbuds feature.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The JBL Live Pro 2 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The JBL Live Pro 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 seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Live Pro 2 also have the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Skullcandy Indy Fuel, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have a control panel on them.
JBL Live Pro 2 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Live Pro 2 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.