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Updated January 10, 2024·

If sound quality is your main concern, the Soundcore Life P3 offers slightly better audio performance. For those needing superior phone call quality, the JBL Live Pro 2 would be preferable. While both earbuds have active noise cancelling, touch controls, and are similarly compact and lightweight, the Life P3 has a longer battery life, especially with the charging case. The Live Pro 2, however, supports sweat resistance, which could be important for exercise. Keep in mind neither supports lossless codec if you're looking for the highest audio fidelity. Neither has low latency mode, which may be less ideal for gaming or watching videos. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the JBL Live Pro 2
  • The JBL Live Pro 2 has no clear advantages over the Soundcore Life P3.
Advantages of the Soundcore Life P3
  • The Soundcore Life P3 has no clear advantages over the JBL Live Pro 2.

Key differences

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Battery

8.3 Hours
Live Pro 2
Life P3
7.0 Hours
The JBL Live Pro 2 has 8.3 hours of battery life. The Soundcore Life P3 has 7 hours of battery life.

Cost

$120
Live Pro 2
Life P3
$70
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$50

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The JBL Live Pro 2 has a price of $120 and the Soundcore Life P3 costs $70.

Build Quality

7.0
Live Pro 2
Life P3
8.8
The Soundcore Life P3 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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Music

5.9
Live Pro 2
Life P3
5.7
The JBL Live Pro 2 and Soundcore Life P3 are both poor for music.

Gaming

5.3
Live Pro 2
Life P3
5.1
The JBL Live Pro 2 and Soundcore Life P3 are both poor for gaming.

Phone Calls

5.2
Live Pro 2
Life P3
5.1
The JBL Live Pro 2 and Soundcore Life P3 are both poor for phone calls.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.8
Live Pro 2
Life P3
5.9
The Soundcore Life P3 and JBL Live Pro 2 are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks.

TV and Video

5.5
Live Pro 2
Life P3
5.5
The JBL Live Pro 2 and Soundcore Life P3 are both poor for TV and video.

Noise Reduction

9.1
Live Pro 2
Life P3
9.1
The JBL Live Pro 2 and Soundcore Life P3 are both excellent for noise reduction.

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How the JBL Live Pro 2 and the Soundcore Life P3 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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JBL Live Pro 2Soundcore Life P3
JBL Live Pro 2Soundcore Life P3

GENERAL

Price
$120
$70
Brand
JBLSoundcore
Release Date
June 1, 2022June 1, 2021
Form Factor
EarbudsEarbuds
Connectivity
WirelessWireless

SOUND

Music Score
5.9/105.8/10
Phone Calls Score
5.2/105.1/10
Gaming Score
5.4/105.2/10
TV and Video Score
5.6/105.5/10
Exercise Score
8/108.4/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
8.3 Hours7 Hours
Wireless charging
YesYes
Charging time
0.8 Hours0.8 Hours
Bluetooth version
5.25
Case Battery Life
2435

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
YesYes
Noise Reduction Score
9.1/109.1/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
YesYes
iOS App
YesYes
Mic Quality
7/106.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
7/108.8/10
Comfort score
7/107.6/10
Size
SmallSmall
Weight (headset or single earbud)
4.8 Grams4.5 Grams
Microphone style
IntegratedIntegrated

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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."

Soundcore Life P3

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Tom's Guide

Alex Bracetti | July 2021
"Anker continues its trend of stealth releases, recently dropping the Soundcore Life P3 out of nowhere. This product essentially replaces the disappointing Life A2 NC as the brand’s flagship ANC model under $100. It comes with bassy audio and enough features to give even the best noise-cancelling earbuds pause."

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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 Soundcore

Soundcore is a sub-brand belonging to Anker Innovations. Starting in 2014, initially marketing wireless, Bluetooth, speakers, Anker now offers an array of, budget-friendly, wireless earbuds and headphones that directly compete, especially in the Active Noise Canceling field, with other brands several times as expensive.

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