Sony WF C700NSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Live Free 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF C700N||JBL Live Free 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX5|
|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||5mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||102db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||10hours||28hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||✗||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|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 is the level of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Sony WF C700N's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Sony WF C700N, JBL Live Free 2 have a rating of IPX5 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, JBL Live Free 2 has a higher liquid rating than Sony WF C700N
The Sony WF C700N have a weight of 9.2g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
The JBL Live Free 2, at 9.8g are heavier than the Sony WF C700N with a difference of 0.6g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Sony WF C700N are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds together.
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Sony WF C700N are resistant to sweat
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Sony WF C700N have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Sony WF C700N 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.
Both JBL Live Free 2 and Sony WF C700N have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
The Sony WF C700N have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
JBL Live Free 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. The Sony WF C700N and JBL Live Free 2 work with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
Sony WF C700N stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces your environment sounds well as preventing the device music from leaking out .
Both JBL Live Free 2, and Sony WF C700N have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Sony WF C700N have a unit size of 5mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, the unit size determines the sound produced by the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony WF C700N by 6mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Sony WF C700N's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Free 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Sony WF C700N's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Live Free 2's measurement is 102dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Sony WF C700N's battery life is 10 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
JBL Live Free 2's battery life is less than that of Sony WF C700N by 3 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Sony WF C700N's case is said to have a full charge of 10 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Live Free 2's charging case has a battery life of 28 hours, more than that of Sony WF C700N by 18 hours
The Sony WF C700N have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your earbuds 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.
The Sony WF C700N use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Live Free 2 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Sony WF C700N have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Live Free 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Sony WF C700N . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Sony WF C700N have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Free 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Sony WF C700N
Sony WF C700N 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 C700N will work fine with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
JBL Live Free 2 have 6 microphones.
Sony WF C700N have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Sony WF C700N support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Sony WF C700N support the find earbuds feature.
The Sony WF C700N 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.
Also the JBL Live Free 2 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Sony WF C700N have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link 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.
The JBL Live Free 2 have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Sony WF C700N . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications from another connected device.
The Sony WF C700N have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Sony WF C700N, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have a control panel on them.
The Sony WF C700N 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 also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Sony WF C700N come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them in your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
JBL Live Free 2 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.