38points

Apple AirPods

55points

JBL Free

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Apple AirPods vs JBL Free

Apple AirPods
JBL Free
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Apple AirPods
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JBL Free

Why is Apple AirPods better than JBL Free?

  • Has stereo speakers
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  • 3 more microphone(s)
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  • 1h longer battery life
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  • Travel bag is included
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  • Has voice commands
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  • 91g lighter
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  • Has voice prompts
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  • Has wireless charging
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Why is JBL Free better than Apple AirPods?

  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • Has an in-ear form
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  • Has a battery level indicator
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  • Has a detachable cable
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Price comparison

Apple AirPods

ProductStorePrice
Apple AirPods AmazonApple AirPods with Charging Case (Previo...Apple AirPods with Charging Case (Previous Model)
Amazon logo
$139.92

JBL Free

Buy used:

$69.95

ProductStorePrice
JBL Free AmazonJBL Free Truly Wireless in-Ear Headphone...JBL Free Truly Wireless in-Ear Headphones (Black)
Amazon logo
$79.90
JBL Free aliexpressSpeakers JBL JBLBOOMBOX2 Portable subwoo...Speakers JBL JBLBOOMBOX2 Portable subwoofer Bluetooth dynamics musical loudspeaker wireless Audio Video speaker acoustic system computer Speaker Bluetooth BOOMBOX 2
aliexpress logo
$343.72
JBL Free walmartJBL Free X Wireless Headphones Black
walmart logo
$69.95

Design

1.sweat resistance
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
2.has stereo speakers
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
3.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
4.has an in-ear form
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
5.weight

8g

99g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
6.has an earbud form
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
The earbud form is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. For some people it is more comfortable than in-ear form.

Sound quality

1.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
2.has passive noise reduction
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
3.has a neodymium magnet
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Microphone

1.number of microphones

4

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Power

1.Battery life

5h

4h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.has a battery level indicator
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has wireless charging
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
Device supports 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.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.travel bag is included
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
3.has voice commands
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
4.Has voice prompts
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
5.control panel placed on a device
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
6.has an accelerometer
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

Miscellaneous

1.has a noise-canceling microphone
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
2.can be folded
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
3.Has a coil cable
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
A coil cable offers more flexibility, as it can be further extended when in use, as well as retracted to take up less space when not in use.
4.has a tangle free cable
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
5.has a straight plug
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
6.Has an in-line control panel
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

Price comparison

Apple AirPods

ProductStorePrice
Apple AirPods AmazonApple AirPods with Charging Case (Previo...Apple AirPods with Charging Case (Previous Model)
Amazon logo
$139.92

JBL Free

Buy used:

$69.95

ProductStorePrice
JBL Free AmazonJBL Free Truly Wireless in-Ear Headphone...JBL Free Truly Wireless in-Ear Headphones (Black)
Amazon logo
$79.90
JBL Free aliexpressSpeakers JBL JBLBOOMBOX2 Portable subwoo...Speakers JBL JBLBOOMBOX2 Portable subwoofer Bluetooth dynamics musical loudspeaker wireless Audio Video speaker acoustic system computer Speaker Bluetooth BOOMBOX 2
aliexpress logo
$343.72
JBL Free walmartJBL Free X Wireless Headphones Black
walmart logo
$69.95

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