24points

Apple AirPods

33points

JBL Free

Apple AirPods
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Apple AirPods vs JBL Free

Apple AirPods
JBL Free

Why is Apple AirPods better than JBL Free?

  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • 1h longer battery life
    ?

    5hvs4h
  • 3 more microphone(s)
    ?

    4vs1
  • Has an earbud form
    ?
  • Has voice prompts
    ?
  • Has wireless charging
    ?
  • 78.67% cheaper
    ?

    19.71 €vs92.37 €
  • 91g lighter
    ?

    8gvs99g

Why is JBL Free better than Apple AirPods?

  • Sweat resistance
    ?
  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • Has an in-ear form
    ?
  • Has a battery level indicator
    ?
  • 11 years more years under manufacturer's warranty
    ?

    12 yearsvs1 years

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Overall Rating

Apple AirPods
1.0
1 User reviews
Apple AirPods
1.0/10
1 User reviews
JBL Free
0.0
0 User reviews
JBL Free
0.0/10
0 User reviews

Features

Build quality

1.0/10
1 votes
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Sound quality

1.0/10
1 votes
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Design

1.0/10
1 votes
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Comfort

1.0/10
1 votes
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Battery life

1.0/10
1 votes
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Comments

Alfred

Alfred

19 days ago

1 / 10

trash

Alfred

Alfred

19 days ago

1 / 10

complete trash... the sound is the worst

Pros

  • none

Cons

  • everything
  • sound
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Design

The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
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.
3.has no wires or cables
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
4.wingtips included
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
These earbuds come with wingtips that can be attached for a more secure fit. Wingtips come in handy for sports and other physical activities. When used correctly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
5.sweat resistance
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
6.is dustproof and water-resistant
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
7.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.
8.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.
9.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.

Sound quality

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.driver unit size

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5.6mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
4.lowest frequency

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10Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
5.highest frequency

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22000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
6.sound pressure level

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Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
7.impedance

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Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
8.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.

Power

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.Battery life of charging case

24h

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The battery life of the charging case as given by the manufacturer. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your headphones on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
3.charge time

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2h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
4.battery power

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85mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
5.has wireless charging
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
6.has a battery level indicator
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
7.has a rechargeable battery
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Has USB Type-C
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
2.Bluetooth version

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4.2

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
3.has LDAC
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
4.has aptX Adaptive
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
5.has aptX Low Latency
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
aptX Low Latency is a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag (e.g. when playing games).
6.has aptX HD
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
7.Has Bluetooth aptX
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
8.audio latency

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Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your headphones/earbuds. Lower latency reduces audio lag, and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
9.maximum Bluetooth range

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The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Features

1.has ambient sound mode
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
Ambient sound mode uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. 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 jogging but still want to be able to hear traffic.
2.has in/on-ear detection
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
Sensors can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused, saving battery life.
3.has find earbuds feature
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
You can use the app to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
4.Supports fast charging
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
5.multipoint count

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Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
6.has a mute function
Apple AirPods
JBL Free
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
7.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.
8.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.
9.warranty period

1 years

12 years

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Note: This may vary by region.

Microphone

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
2.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.
3.mic sensitivity

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It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
4.highest mic frequency

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The highest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording treble.
5.lowest mic frequency

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The lowest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording bass.

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