- Both earbuds are currently available via e-commerce sites
- The Noise Buds Prima 2 is cheaper and has a longer playtime
- Meanwhile, the JBL Endurance Race is a fitness-oriented accessory
The Indian TWS (True Wireless Stereo) market is heating up with the arrival of two new mid-ranged offerings, namely the JBL Endurance Race TWS and the Noise Buds Prima 2. The former costs more than twice as much as the Buds Prima 2, and hence cater to different market segments.
Noise Buds Prima 2 Earbuds Specifications, Price, Availability
Starting with the cheaper Buds Prima 2, these earbuds are rated to last for up to 50 hours on a full charge. Moreover, the onboard Insta Charge technology enables the earbuds to provide 2 hours of run time with just a 10-minute charging session. Additionally, the Buds Prima 2 offers Bluetooth 5.3 for connectivity and IPX5-rated water resistance by default. The onboard quad-microphone arrangement assists in attaining what the company calls Environmental Noise Cancellation or ENC.
Aided by the 10mm electrodynamic audio drivers, the Buds Prima 2 supports a broad frequency range of between 20 Hz to 20 kHz. Noise refers to the earbuds’ HyperSync technology which automatically connects to the recently paired device whenever the charging case is opened. Expectedly, customers get support for Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant, depending on their device. Gestures and taps are supported too, with the ability to answer or reject calls with a tap on either earbud.
Noise’s latest TWS earbuds can be bought in colours like Deep Wine, Pearl White, and Carbon Black. Interested customers can get the Buds Prima 2 via e-commerce retailer Flipkart, or through the Noise website for Rs 1,299.
JBL Endurance Race Earbuds Specifications, Price, Availability
JBL is no stranger to the TWS market, and the company’s portfolio grows even longer with the introduction of the Endurance Race this week. Similar to other headphones in the Endurance lineup, the Endurance Race is driven towards fitness activities, which also means it is IP67 certified for water and dust resistance. These earbuds also leverage JBL’s Twistlock design to ensure they remain in place even during intense workout sessions.
Active noise cancellation or ANC is lacking, though the design provides decent isolation on its own. Features like Ambient Aware and TalkThru are built-in to let you listen to your surroundings. These earbuds are also compatible with the JBL Headphones mobile apps.
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The Endurance Race utilizes 6mm dynamic drivers for a decent frequency range, backed by Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity. JBL says it can run for up to 10 hours in total, while the charging case can add another 20 hours to the tally. A total of 30 hours isn’t too bad, particularly for performance-oriented headphones such as the Endurance Race. Fast charging is also included with the earbuds, courtesy of the onboard USB Type-C port.
Interested customers can get the JBL Endurance Race TWS earbuds from e-commerce retailers in the country, as well as the JBL India’s online storefront. Sold in a solitary Black variant, the Endurance Race will set you back by Rs 5,999. The premium price tag may prove to be a risky call for JBL considering the wave of newer and cheaper alternatives available in the market today.