Sony WF 1000XM3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tour Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a weight of 17g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Sony WF 1000XM3 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
JBL Tour Pro 2 are resistant to sweat
An earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Sony WF 1000XM3 have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have ANC which makes either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
Sony WF 1000XM3 sit tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Tour Pro 2, and Sony WF 1000XM3 have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a unit size of 6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the device.
JBL Tour Pro 2 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 4mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Sony WF 1000XM3's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
Sony WF 1000XM3's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help produce music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
Sony WF 1000XM3's battery life is 8 hours, a device's battery life is usually 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 Tour Pro 2's battery life is more 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 not 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 manufacturer, and Sony WF 1000XM3's case is said to have a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Tour Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 6 hours
It requires 3.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF 1000XM3's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and case.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows 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, newer than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Tour Pro 2 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. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF 1000XM3 will work well with your iPhone. If you are planning 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.
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.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have 4 microphones.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 microphones are 6, more than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The JBL Tour Pro 2 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Sony WF 1000XM3 have a find earbuds feature.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to find them.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the JBL Tour 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 is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also support this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Sony WF 1000XM3, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
JBL Tour Pro 2 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.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also support voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them in your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.