Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 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||Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro||JBL Live Free 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IPX5|
|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||11mm||11mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||102dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||29hours||28hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||6only|
|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|
IP ratings refer to the rank of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IP54, the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's rating for solids indicates 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 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.
In comparison to the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, JBL Live Free 2 have a rating of IPX5 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro has a lower liquid rating than JBL Live Free 2
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a weight of 10g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The JBL Live Free 2, at 9.8g are lighter than the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro with a difference -0.2g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the two earbuds together.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have sweat resistance
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro'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 Free 2 also have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro and JBL Live Free 2 operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that suits your travel or that suites your chill time.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro sit tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down background noise while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a unit size of 11mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making both JBL Live Free 2, and Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro similar in how loud their sound can get , 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.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component 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 produce equal bass
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Live Free 2
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure 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.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery life is 9 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Live Free 2's battery life is less than that of Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's case has a charge of 29 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Live Free 2's charging case has a battery life of 28 hours, less than that of Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro by 1 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery power is 53mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Live Free 2 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Live Free 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Free 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro will work fine with your iPhone. 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.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have 6 microphones.
JBL Live Free 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a find earbuds feature.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The JBL Live Free 2 support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call and not miss notifications from another connected device.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have a control panel on them.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Live Free 2 too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.