Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Jabra Elite 5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)||Jabra Elite 5|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||6mm|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||27hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✗||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✗|
|has find earbuds feature||✓||✗|
|supports fast charging||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✓||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|has voice prompts||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
IP ratings is the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
In comparison to the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), Jabra Elite 5 have a rating of IP55 meaning that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety and that of liquids is that, Jabra Elite 5 has a higher liquid rating than Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a weight of 10.6g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Jabra Elite 5, at 10g weigh less than the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by -0.6g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Jabra Elite 5 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) are resistant to sweat
Jabra Elite 5's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Jabra Elite 5 and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
Jabra Elite 5 too have ANC making either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that suites your relaxation time.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) sit well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) driver unit is 11mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the loudness of the device.
Jabra Elite 5 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 5mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Jabra Elite 5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Jabra Elite 5's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Jabra Elite 5's battery life is more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s case is said to have a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Jabra Elite 5's charging case has a battery life of 27 hours, more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 3 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Jabra Elite 5 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) by 1 hours
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery capacity is 49.7mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
Jabra Elite 5 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of the earbuds.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
Jabra Elite 5 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Jabra Elite 5 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Jabra Elite 5 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Jabra Elite 5 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) will work fine with your MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Jabra Elite 5 support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have 6 microphones.
The Jabra Elite 5 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Jabra Elite 5 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a find earbuds feature.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Jabra Elite 5 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Jabra Elite 5 also support the mute function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Jabra Elite 5 also have a control panel on them.
The Jabra Elite 5 have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Jabra Elite 5 too have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Jabra Elite 5 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.