Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tour Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Ultimate Ears Drops||JBL Tour Pro 2|
|DESIGN||has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✗||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9.2mm||10mm|
|sound pressure level||110dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||9hours||30hours|
|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||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|
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Ultimate Ears Drops are resistant to sweat
JBL Tour Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Ultimate Ears Drops are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Ultimate Ears Drops 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.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Ultimate Ears Drops stay tightly in place, creating a sound seal that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Ultimate Ears Drops driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
JBL Tour Pro 2 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 0.8mm , 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 produce better quality sound.
Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device makes high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
SPL, 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.
Ultimate Ears Drops's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Tour Pro 2's battery life is more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 4 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Ultimate Ears Drops's case is said to have a charge of 9 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Tour Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 21 hours
The Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your earbuds and case.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have Bluetooth version of 4.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement 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 Ultimate Ears Drops . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Tour Pro 2 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 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.
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.
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).
The Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
JBL Tour Pro 2 microphones are 6, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
JBL Tour Pro 2 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The JBL Tour Pro 2 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Ultimate Ears Drops support the find earbuds feature.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to help you find them.
Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the JBL Tour Pro 2 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint 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.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also support the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a control panel on them.
Ultimate Ears Drops have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Ultimate Ears Drops come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.