Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EXSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Jabra Elite 5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX||Jabra Elite 5|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP57||IP55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9.2mm||6mm|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||27hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|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 rank of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP57, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's rating for solids indicates 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 the second value of 7 means that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
In comparison to the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, Jabra Elite 5 have a rating of IP55 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust and that of liquids is that, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX has a higher liquid rating than Jabra Elite 5
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a weight of 12g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to transport.
Jabra Elite 5, at 10g are lighter than the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by -2g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Jabra Elite 5 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have sweat resistance
Jabra Elite 5's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Jabra Elite 5 and Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
Jabra Elite 5 too have ANC which makes either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that suites your relaxation time.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX stay well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
Jabra Elite 5 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 3.2mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Jabra Elite 5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device generates high audible 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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery life is 8 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly 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 Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's case has a charge of 20 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 7 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully 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 Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 0.5 hours
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery capacity is 70mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
Jabra Elite 5 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and charging case.
Jabra Elite 5 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Jabra Elite 5 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows 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, equal to that of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Jabra Elite 5 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX will work well with your iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, 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.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have 6 microphones.
Jabra Elite 5 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Jabra Elite 5 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Jabra Elite 5 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Jabra Elite 5 also have the mute function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Jabra Elite 5 too have a control panel on them.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a warranty period of 3 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals.
If covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Jabra Elite 5 have a warranty period of 2Years, less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 1 Years .
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Jabra Elite 5 too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
Jabra Elite 5 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.