Through actual experience, JBL Live Pro 2 has a good performance in terms of sound quality, noise cancellation and battery life. If you like listening to music while exercising or commuting, and you need both sound quality and noise cancellation, it is recommended to consider JBL Live Pro 2 TWS true wireless earphones.
JBL LIVE PRO 2 specs and features:
- Bluetooth 5.2
- 10mm drive unit
- 8-10 hours playback of per charge (ANC ON/OFF)
- Charging case can charge earbuds fully 3 times
- Support dual device connection
- IPX5 waterproof rating
- $100 – Check latest price on Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, other Amazon countries or AliExpress
Appearance & Comfort
The shape of the JBL Live Pro 2 charging case is small and round, and it is treated with a matte texture to provide a delicate and comfortable touch. The vacuum plating process on the surface makes the whole look more metallic.
The charging case cover is designed for magnetic attraction, and it has a certain damping feeling when it is opened. When it is closed to a certain angle, it can be directly and automatically adsorbed to ensure that the box cover will not be accidentally opened when carrying. The earphone slot is also designed with magnetic suction, which can make earphones more firmly placed.
There are 3 bar-shaped LED indicators on the front of the charging case, which will display the current battery status when the lid is opened/closed. According to the indicator light, you can know the remaining power of the charging case, the charging status and the bluetooth connection. On the back is the Type-C charging port. In addition, the charging case supports wireless charging, which can be charged with a Qi-certified wireless charging pad.
The JBL Live Pro 2 earbuds are very small in size and have a lightweight design. The weight of a single earphone is only 4.7g, and it can hardly feel the weight after wearing it.
The earbuds are ergonomically designed to fit the auricle for a more stable and comfortable wearing experience. The JBL HEADPHONES APP on the mobile phone also supports wearing detection, which can perform a fit and tightness test to help users find a comfortable wearing position and bring better sound insulation and passive noise cancellation effects.
The JBL logo is printed at the end of the headset stem, and the position near the top is the touch area. Among them, the system defaults to click the left earphone to cycle between ANC and ambient mode, and double-click to switch to call mode. In addition, it also supports touch command customization, and you can create your own personalized gesture operations through the APP.
There are 2 metal contacts on the inner side of the headset stem to provide magnetic charging for earphone. There is also a hidden LED indicator at the position below the metal contact, which can know the earphone status in real time according to the indicator. When the connection is successful, the indicator light is off, and the indicator light will flash when the connection is pending. In addition, the earphone also has a built-in sensor, which will automatically pause the music when the earphone is taken off, and resume playback when it is put on.
Connectivity & Game Latency
JBL Live Pro 2 uses Bluetooth 5.2 chip, dual transmission + synchronization technology, which can make the connection more stable and the latency is as low as 80ms. Even shooting games that have high requirements for sound synchronization can handle it with ease, and there is no sound latency during the game.
The earbuds support dual device connection, which can be connected to a mobile phone and a tablet at the same time. Make it easy to switch between work and daily play.
Smart Adaptive Noise Cancellation
JBL Live Pro 2 adopts adaptive digital noise cancellation technology, which can automatically optimize and smart match the noise cancellation mode. By accurately generating reverse sound waves to cancel noise, an average noise cancellation depth of 30dB and a maximum of 42dB can be achieved. Users can also manually adjust the noise cancellation through the APP according to their actual usage, and manually correct to the noise cancellation level that suits them.
First choose to take the subway for the noise cancellation test. Taking the subway is one of the most common usage scenarios for most users. When I turned on the noise cancellation mode and switched to “ANC”, I could feel the surrounding ambient noise was significantly reduced.
In addition to the adaptive ANC mode, we can also perform manual noise cancellation adjustment. Through the “ear canal test” function, the active noise cancellation mode can be customized in combination with the surrounding ambient noise and the personal ear canal to bring better noise cancellation effect.
The JBL Live Pro 2 also supports the ambient sound feature. While listening to music, you can sense the surrounding ambient sound, so you can also pay attention to the surrounding vehicles when you wear it when exercising outdoors. In addition, it also supports one-key switching of the call mode, directly changing to the transparent mode. You can chat freely with the people around you without taking off your earphone.
JBL Live Pro 2 solves the problem of talking on the phone in a noisy environment through three-microphone noise cancellation. A dual beamforming microphone array is configured at the bottom of the headset stem for intelligent directional pickup. Another microphone reduces ambient wind noise. Through the three microphones, with the design of the noise cancellation call optimization algorithm, the human voice is optimally picked up. Clear calls even in noisy environments.
Sound Quality & APP
JBL Live Pro 2 adopts titanium alloy diaphragm, which has the advantages of light weight and strong rigidity. It can achieve lower low frequency extension, which can make the music details more comprehensive. Coupled with 10mm drive unit and JBL signature sound tuned by HARMAN Acoustics Labs, the sound quality is outstanding.
The overall tri-band performance of earphones is relatively balanced. The default sound effect mode, the sound filtering is natural and layered. After optimization, the low frequency extension is deep and elastic, the mid frequency is soft and smooth, and the high frequency extension is clear. Whether it is metal rock music or lyrical light music, it can create a high-quality atmosphere.
If you want to better play the audio performance of earphones, you can also use it with the JBL Headphones APP. After earphones are connected to bluetooth, open the APP and automatically identify and enter the setting interface. When you use the APP for the first time, it will guide you to complete the settings such as ear canal scanning, and then earphones will intelligently match the most suitable noise cancellation scheme for you according to the scanning results. Through the JBL Headphones APP, you can control the earphones with ambient sound control, sound effect equalizer, intelligent audio-visual mode, gestures and other functional options.
There are five audio modes built into the JBL Live Pro 2. It supports custom EQ equalizer curve, and can also fine-tune the preset sound curve, which is convenient for advanced users to set their favorite sound effect mode.
JBL Live Pro 2 also supports smart audio-visual mode, which can be switched to audio mode or video mode according to the actual use state. For example, when watching movies, TV series or playing games, you can switch to video mode, which can effectively improve the audio and video synchronization performance and bring a better audio-visual experience.
Battery Life & Charging
When the earphones turn on bluetooth and ANC mode at the same time, they can be used continuously for about 8 hours. If the noise cancellation mode is turned off, the single battery life can be up to 10 hours. The comprehensive battery life with the charging case is up to 40 hours. In addition, earphones support fast charging function, charging for 15 minutes, you can listen to songs continuously for about 4 hours.
In addition to wired fast charging, JBL Live Pro 2 also supports wireless charging. When the low battery alarm occurs, it only takes about 4 hours to fully charge. With wired charging, it can be fully charged in just 2 hours.