Sony WF 1000XM3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ingress protection ratings is the rating of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX5, the JBL LIVE 300's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, 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.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a weight of 17g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
The JBL LIVE 300, at 65.7g are heavier than the Sony WF 1000XM3 by of 48.7g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Sony WF 1000XM3 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
JBL LIVE 300 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the two earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
JBL LIVE 300 have sweat resistance
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Sony WF 1000XM3 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL LIVE 300 also have an earbud foam, meaning that by design they rest on the outer concha ridge of your ear, located in the center of your outer ear.
Sony WF 1000XM3 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 LIVE 300 and Sony WF 1000XM3 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
Sony WF 1000XM3 sit tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the sound produced by the earbuds.
JBL LIVE 300 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 0.2mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM3's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
JBL LIVE 300's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
The Sony WF 1000XM3's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device generates high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL LIVE 300's measurement is 95dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, with the use of high magnetic flux.
Sony WF 1000XM3'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 requires fewer chanrgings.
JBL LIVE 300's battery life is less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 2 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and Sony WF 1000XM3's case has a full charge of 24 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 300's charging case has a battery life of 14 hours, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 10 hours
It takes 3.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF 1000XM3's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
JBL LIVE 300 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 1.5 hours
JBL LIVE 300's battery power is 60mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your device and case.
JBL LIVE 300 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL LIVE 300 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL LIVE 300 has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the Sony WF 1000XM3 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL LIVE 300 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Sony WF 1000XM3
Sony WF 1000XM3 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF 1000XM3 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 JBL LIVE 300 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.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have 4 microphones.
The JBL LIVE 300 microphones are 2, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The JBL LIVE 300 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The JBL LIVE 300 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Sony WF 1000XM3 have a find earbuds feature.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The JBL LIVE 300 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL LIVE 300 too support this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Sony WF 1000XM3, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL LIVE 300 too have a control panel on them.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a warranty period of 2 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.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL LIVE 300 too have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Sony WF 1000XM3 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL LIVE 300 also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.