Sony WF 1000XM3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Wave BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF 1000XM3||JBL Wave Buds|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||IP54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||100dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||24hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|supports bluetooth pairing using nfc||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||2only|
|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 refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP54, the JBL Wave Buds's rating is read as, the first value 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 of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a weight of 17g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
JBL Wave Buds, at 9g weigh less than the Sony WF 1000XM3 by -8g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Sony WF 1000XM3 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
JBL Wave Buds also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the two earbuds .
The Sony WF 1000XM3 come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
JBL Wave Buds are resistant to sweat
An earbud foam is made 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.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Wave Buds and Sony WF 1000XM3 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
Sony WF 1000XM3 sit tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down your environment noise well as preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a unit size of 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 device, its size dictates the sound produced by the device.
JBL Wave Buds driver unit is 8mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 2mm , 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 indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Sony WF 1000XM3's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Wave Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
Sony WF 1000XM3's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Wave Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Wave Buds's measurement is 100dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
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 generate music at quite a high SPL, using high magnetic flux.
The Sony WF 1000XM3's battery life is 8 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
JBL Wave Buds's battery life is equal to that of the Sony WF 1000XM3 . Each 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.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Sony WF 1000XM3's case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Wave Buds's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, equal to that of the Sony WF 1000XM3
It requires 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 Wave Buds takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 1.5 hours
JBL Wave Buds's battery capacity is 47mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
JBL Wave Buds too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Wave Buds too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
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 Wave Buds has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Wave Buds have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Sony WF 1000XM3
Sony WF 1000XM3 support AAC, a codec 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 a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF 1000XM3 will work well 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 Wave Buds 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 Wave Buds microphones are 2, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The JBL Wave Buds microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The magnitude 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 microphone can recognize.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The JBL Wave Buds 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 Sony WF 1000XM3 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Sony WF 1000XM3 have a find earbuds feature.
JBL Wave Buds also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to help you find them.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
JBL Wave Buds support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Wave Buds also have this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Sony WF 1000XM3, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The JBL Wave Buds also have a control panel on them.
The 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 following instruction manuals.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Wave Buds too have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Wave Buds also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.