- Driver size: 11mm/0.4" Dynamic Driver
- Power supply: 5V 1A
- Earbud: 4.9g per pc (9.8g combined)/0.01 lbs per pc (0.02 lbs combined)
- Charging case: 43.7g/0.094 lbs
- Earbud battery type: Lithium-ion Battery (45mAh/3.85V)
- Charging case battery type: Lithium-ion Battery (620mAh/3.8V)
- Charging time: 2 hrs from empty
- Wireless charging time: 4 hrs from empty
- Music playtime with BT on and ANC off: Up to 7 hrs
- Music playtime with BT on and ANC on: Up to 6 hrs
- Music playtime with BT on and True Adaptive ANC on: Up to 5 hrs
- Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
- Impedance: 32 ohm
- Sensitivity: 102dB SPL@1kHz
- Maximum SPL: 94dB
- Microphone sensitivity: -38dBV/Pa@1kHz
- Number of microphones: 6
- Bluetooth version: 5.2
- Bluetooth profile version: A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.6, HFP V1.8
- Bluetooth transmitter frequency range: 2.4GHz – 2.4835GHz
- Bluetooth transmitter power: <9dBm EIRP
- Bluetooth transmitter modulation: GFSK, π/4 QPSK, 8DPSK
- Maximum operation temperature: 45°C
What's in the Box
What's in the Box
- Live Free 2 True Wireless Adaptive Noise Cancelling Earbuds
- 3 sizes of ear tips
- Type-C USB charging cable
- Charging case
- Product QSG/Safety Sheet
Customer Reviews for JBL Live Free 2 True Wireless Adaptive Noise Cancelling Earbuds
The app is very user friendly, you can do many functions including adjust the EQ, add custom EQs, switch listening modes, adjust your talk volume level in calls, etc.
One small note, every now and then the music will cutoff but continue to play on my iPhone 12 mini. This could be an issue relating to needing a firmware update or something I'm not doing correctly.
Besides that minor issue I am really happy with these, and I highly recommend them. Get yourself a pair!
2 months ago
As for the earbuds themselves, I've really enjoyed using them. I switched the soft tips to the smallest ones that were included since the default/medium ones kept popping out of my ears - no fit issues since then. They even remain in my ears when wearing them on runs, and so far I haven't had any issues from sweat (water resistance rated IPX5).
I love the form factor of the earbuds as well as how compact the case is. The noise-cancelling is pretty solid for in-ear buds, and I like the gentle tap interface on them for play/pause/next/etc. Previous buds I've owned (including ones from JBL) have required a more forceful push/click which often caused discomfort by shoving the buds deeper into my ears, but not the case with these.
I have received a few complaints of poor/quiet mic audio quality when using these on calls, but typically only gotten the feedback when the office/setting had louder background noises. I've also experienced the Bluetooth connection drop randomly a few times, though not very frequently at all.
Last quick warning to the fidgeters like me out there: I have a habit of holding the case in my hand and clicking the lid open and shut like some castanets. Whenever I do this while my phone is connected to my over-ear headphones, the LiveFree earbuds will override the Bluetooth connection, and I'll have to quickly switch it back to the over-ear ones. This is actually probably a good feature (earbuds connecting automatically when case is opened), and the pet peeve is obviously my fault/specific to my fidgeting situation, but thought it would be worth calling out in case designers can add in a two or three seconds delay for future versions.
Overall great set of earbuds.
The earphones have LEDs to indicate charging and connection status. The power connection pins in the case are magnetic and hold the earphones well. The LIVE Free2’s come with three pairs of ear tips for the best fit. As I said, I use earphones frequently while working around the house and yard, but my ears are small so finding earphones with a comfortable challenging. To aid with that, the JBL Live Free 2’s design adopts an oval shape and feel light while in my ears. There was no pressure so I did not feel any pain in your ears even after wearing them for a long time.
The JBL Live Free 2 supports multi-point connectivity that allows you to stay connected to two devices at the same time. For example, if you connect to a work smartphone and and a private smartphones at the same time, you can receive a call on the work phone and still listening to music on the private phone. When you answer the phone, the music stops automatically, and when you hang up the phone, the music starts again automatically. The earphones can each be used independently for single-ear use. Controlling the earphones involves tapping of the left or right earphone. The buttons don’t have tactile feedback, but there is a pleasant beep and a voice announcement of each function as it is being selected.
The listening experience was excellent from a variety of streaming services such as YouTube, Spotify and Audible. I used several playlists that ranged from classical, jazz, classic rock to spoken voice. Selections included Chopin, Mozart, Miles Davis, Led Zepplin, Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd and sundry podcasts just to name a few. The LIVE Free2’s provided a good balance between mid and low frequencies. The bass is solid and powerful while the highs were smooth and airy.
JBL’s Live Free 2 earphones also feature Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) technology. The technology listens to ambient noise and produces an opposing soundwave. This noticeably reduces the extraneous sounds the wearer hears. For example, with ANC turned on, I could not hear my ceiling fan running on high even without music playing. Mowing the grass with the ANC active greatly reduced the sound of mower’s engine. The LIVE Free2’s also have “Ambient Aware” and “Talkthrough” features. Ambient Aware lets you hear ambient sounds while leaving the volume of the playback levels as is. The Talkthrough feature is a conversation-oriented function where playback levels are decreased by about 20% and speech is amplified. Usually, I remove my earphones when I’m talking to someone, but with the Talkthrough feature, there’s no need.
For me, the JBL Live Free 2 wireless earphones are an excellent choice that provide very good sound quality, call quality, and ANC performance.
This past weekend I decided to put these to a full test while detailing my car on a windy day. I had noise canceling on and the volume all the way up. I was playing an album with mixed tracks. After a little over two hours the battery life dropped to 20 percent from fully charged. I was constantly moving and never really felt that the buds would fall out. I did have to readjust them every once in a while to squeeze them tightly into my ear canal. I didn’t get any interference from the 20mph winds or hear the buffer over my music. I experienced non stop interference free listening. I truly enjoyed listening to these and was so happy to have had them while working. After a while I forgot they were in my ears since they were so comfortable. I did adjust the sound more to my liking and was so pleased with the sound. Distortion free at full volume. I had taken a break for about 30 minutes and placed the buds back into the case. Fully charged and ready for a few more hours of hardcore listening.
The Live Free 2 TWS have 11mm drivers making the sound very full and lively. The active noise canceling keeps unwanted sound out and the adjustable talk through feature allows the right amount of sound through the buds. Phone calls sound super clear on both ends. The water resistant feature means I can wash and detail cars with these on. You can get 7 hours play time at moderate volume and another 28 hours utilizing the case for a total of 35 hours of play time. The buds are comfortable having oval tubes allowing less fatigue while having them in my ears. These are my go to buds for everyday listening. Ear buds have come a long way over the years and I was a fan of over the ear style headphones previously. These buds offer better sound and immersion than all of my over the ear headphones. Better features and they don’t compress or weigh down on my head. I am truly enjoying these ear buds. These are great!!!
The sound quality is great. Also the battery life of the headphones and the charging case is phenomenal. They are versatile headphones that allow for an active and ever-changing lifestyle. The noise cancellation is an added bonus that works great. Overall, a great product from JBL.