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Updated April 11, 2024·

If you prioritize portability and wireless convenience for on-the-go use, such as exercise, commuting, or travel, the JBL Live Pro 2 earbuds are a better choice as they offer excellent noise isolation and are sweatproof. However, if you're looking for a headset for at-home gaming or watching TV and value sound quality and a more immersive experience, the Razer Kraken V3 headphones would be preferable because they come with a boom mic and virtual surround sound, which are absent in the JBLs. Keep in mind that the Razer is a wired headset, which may limit mobility but could offer a more stable connection for gaming and video content. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the JBL Live Pro 2
  • Very good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel
Advantages of the Razer Kraken V3
  • Good for music
  • Good for gaming
  • Good for TV and video

Key differences

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Music

5.9
Live Pro 2
Kraken V3
7.3
The Razer Kraken V3 is good for music, while the JBL Live Pro 2 is poor.

Gaming

5.3
Live Pro 2
Kraken V3
7.3
The Razer Kraken V3 is good for gaming, while the JBL Live Pro 2 is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.8
Live Pro 2
Kraken V3
4.7
The JBL Live Pro 2 and Razer Kraken V3 are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks, though the JBL Live Pro 2 is somewhat better.

TV and Video

5.5
Live Pro 2
Kraken V3
7.0
The Razer Kraken V3 is good for TV and video, while the JBL Live Pro 2 is poor.

Noise Reduction

9.1
Live Pro 2
Kraken V3
6.0
The JBL Live Pro 2 is excellent for noise reduction, while the Razer Kraken V3 is only fair.

Battery

8.3 Hours
Live Pro 2
Kraken V3
N/A
The JBL Live Pro 2 has 8.3 hours of battery life. The Razer Kraken V3 does not have a battery.

Cost

$110
Live Pro 2
Kraken V3
$80
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The JBL Live Pro 2 has a price of $110 and the Razer Kraken V3 costs $80.

Build Quality

7.0
Live Pro 2
Kraken V3
8.5
The Razer Kraken V3 has very good build quality, while the JBL Live Pro 2 has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Phone Calls

5.2
Live Pro 2
Kraken V3
5.0
The JBL Live Pro 2 and Razer Kraken V3 are both poor for phone calls.

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How the JBL Live Pro 2 and the Razer Kraken V3 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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JBL Live Pro 2Razer Kraken V3
JBL Live Pro 2Razer Kraken V3

GENERAL

Price
$110
$80
Brand
JBLRazer
Release Date
June 1, 2022June 1, 2021
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WirelessWired

SOUND

Music Score
5.9/107.3/10
Phone Calls Score
5.2/105.1/10
Gaming Score
5.4/107.4/10
TV and Video Score
5.6/107/10
Exercise Score
8/104.1/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
8.3 HoursN/A
Wireless charging
YesN/A
Charging time
0.8 HoursN/A
Bluetooth version
5.2N/A
Case Battery Life
24N/A

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
YesNo
Noise Reduction Score
9.1/106/10
Virtual Surround
NoYes
Android App
YesN/A
iOS App
YesN/A
Mic Quality
7/107/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
7/108.5/10
Comfort score
7/107/10
Size
SmallN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
4.8 Grams325 Grams
Microphone style
IntegratedBoom

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JBL Live Pro 2

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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."

Razer Kraken V3

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Soundguys

Sam Smart | November 2022
"This Razer Kraken V3 is a great headset for gamers who want comfort, surround sound, and software customization for a reasonable price. It's primarily a headset for PC gamers since THX Spatial audio is only supported on Windows. If you want something more multifaceted for multiple systems, this won't be an ideal headset for you. Luckily, there are plenty of competent Kraken V3 alternatives available to you."

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About JBL

JBL is an American audio equipment manufacturer. Owned by Harman International which is, itself, owned by Samsung Electronics. JBL markets a wide array of monitoring speakers, professional headphones and consumer market headphones and earbuds. It was founded in 1946 by James Bullough Lansing (whose initials give the company its name) and has become one of the most prolific audio companies ever. Their products were responsible for audio during the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

About Razer

Razer is an American-Singaporean hardware manufacturer aimed specifically toward the gaming market. They manufacture a very wide array of gaming laptops, tablets, phones, peripherals and, of course, headphones and earbuds both wired and wireless. Since 2016, Razer has owned the THX suite, aimed at quality assurance of audiovisual systems such as speaker sets, video game consoles and even movie theaters.

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