JBL Live Pro 2

JBL Live Pro 2

JBL Live Pro 2

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
5.0
MUSIC: Poor5.9/10
CALLS: Poor5.2/10
GAMING: Poor5.3/10
TV: Poor5.5/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Poor5.8/10
EXERCISE: Very Good8.0/10
AIR TRAVEL: Very Good8.6/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Excellent9.1/10
BUILD QUALITY: Good7.0/10
BATTERY: Best in Class10.0/10

The JBL Live Pro 2 earbuds are a midrange-priced option released in 2022, emphasizing portability and an excellent rating for use during exercise and air travel. They have closed stemless earbuds that come with active noise cancelling, making them well-suited for environments where noise isolation is desired. They offer good overall sound quality, comfort, microphone quality, build quality, and built-in controls, but may not be the best choice for music, calls, meetings, gaming, or TV and video due to relatively poor scores in these areas. The earbuds are sweatproof certified and optimized for both Android and Apple devices with features like ear/head detection and app controls customization. Their battery life is decent with 8.3 hours of typical use, extended to 24 hours with the case, which supports wireless charging. They're light, weighing 4.8 grams, and while the small size is convenient for portability, it may not suit all users. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good overall sound quality
  • Comfortable fit
  • Good microphone quality
  • Solid build quality
  • Active noise cancelling included
Cons
  • Poor performance for music
  • Struggles with TV and video
  • Not suitable for gaming
  • Calls and meetings rated poorly

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
5.0
The Battery Life rating is based on hours of typical, actual usage.
Air Travel:
4.6
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.
Exercise:
4.4
This score evaluates the product when used for exercise and physical activity. It mainly takes into account comfort, whether or not the products are sweatproof and how secure are the earbuds or headphones while wearing them. We also consider products with wireless capabilities to be more suitable for this particular scenario
Portability:
4.4
The Portability score is based on an overall assessment that includes volume and maximum dimension of the product (and case, if relevant), and its weight. Special features like foldability for headphones are also taken into account.
Music:
3.0
The JBL Live Pro 2 earbuds have a closed enclosure which can limit the sense of spaciousness in the music, and these earbuds are rated as having good overall sound quality but only fair soundstage/imaging, indicating that the audio might not feel as open or accurately positioned as some listeners might prefer.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$120
Brand
JBL
Release Date
June 1, 2022
Form Factor
Earbuds
Connectivity
Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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5.9/10
Phone Calls Score
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5.2/10
Gaming Score
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5.4/10
TV and Video Score
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5.6/10
Exercise Score
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8/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
8.3 Hours
Wireless charging
Yes
Charging time
0.8 Hours
Bluetooth version
5.2
Case Battery Life
24

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
Yes
Noise Reduction Score
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9.1/10
Virtual Surround
No
Android App
Yes
iOS App
Yes
Mic Quality
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7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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7/10
Comfort score
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7/10
Size
Small
Weight of single earbud
4.8 Grams
Microphone style
Integrated

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What HiFi?

What HiFi? | February 2023
"The JBL Live Pro 2 TWS occupy an interesting space in the wireless earbuds market. They’re a step up from cheap wireless earbuds and allow you to access better sound quality without having to make the jump to more premium options from the likes of Bose, Sony and Sennheiser. They’re an entertaining listen, easy to use and manage to pack in a lot of useful features. We think they’re well worth a listen."

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