Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL LIVE 300See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Ultimate Ears Drops||JBL LIVE 300|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||ipX5|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has an earbud foam||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9.2mm||5.8mm|
|sound pressure level||110db/mw||95db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||9hours||14hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||2only|
|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|
IP ratings refer to the level of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX5, the JBL LIVE 300's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 5 means 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.
JBL LIVE 300 have a weight of 65.7g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
JBL LIVE 300 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
The Ultimate Ears Drops 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.
Ultimate Ears Drops are resistant to sweat
JBL LIVE 300's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Ultimate Ears Drops are both dustproof and water-resistant.
An earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL LIVE 300 have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers, what this means is that Ultimate Ears Drops's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL LIVE 300 also have stereo speakers
Ultimate Ears Drops sit well in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down your environment noise while preventing the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a unit size of 9.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are 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 earbuds.
JBL LIVE 300 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 3.4mm , a common assumption 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, 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 Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
JBL LIVE 300's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Ultimate Ears Drops's measurement is 110dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
JBL LIVE 300's sound pressure level measurement is 95dB/mW. How loud something is can be considered differently by separate people, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Ultimate Ears Drops's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is usually 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 300's battery life is equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Ultimate Ears Drops's case is said to have a charge of 9 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
JBL LIVE 300's charging case has a battery life of 14 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 5 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL LIVE 300's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
JBL LIVE 300's battery capacity is 60mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your earbuds 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 having a low battery.
Ultimate Ears Drops support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL LIVE 300 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Ultimate Ears Drops have Bluetooth version of 4.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL LIVE 300 has a Bluetooth version of 5, newer than that of Ultimate Ears Drops . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL LIVE 300 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops
Ultimate Ears Drops support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since 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 Ultimate Ears Drops will work well with your MacBook. If you are planning 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 Ultimate Ears Drops support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
While the JBL LIVE 300 microphones are 2, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
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, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
JBL LIVE 300 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Ultimate Ears Drops have a find earbuds feature.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the JBL LIVE 300 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL LIVE 300 too have the mute function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL LIVE 300 also have a control panel on them.
Ultimate Ears Drops support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
JBL LIVE 300 too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL LIVE 300 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.