Beats Studio BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Jabra Elite 5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Beats Studio Buds||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||8.2mm||6mm|
|sound pressure level||100.5dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||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 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|
Ingress protection ratings is the rating of protection given by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Beats Studio Buds's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 4 means 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 Beats Studio Buds, 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, Beats Studio Buds has a lower liquid rating than Jabra Elite 5
The Beats Studio Buds have a weight of 5.1g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Jabra Elite 5, at 10g are heavier than the Beats Studio Buds with a difference of 4.9g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Beats Studio Buds are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Jabra Elite 5 also is true wireless since it has no cables linking the two earbuds .
Beats Studio Buds have sweat resistance
Jabra Elite 5's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Beats Studio Buds have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Jabra Elite 5 and Beats Studio Buds have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
Beats Studio Buds have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
Jabra Elite 5 too have ANC which makes either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour travels. The Beats Studio Buds and Jabra Elite 5 operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Beats Studio Buds stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Beats Studio Buds have a unit size of 8.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size dictates the sound made by the earbuds.
Jabra Elite 5 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Beats Studio Buds by 2.2mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The Beats Studio Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Jabra Elite 5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
The Beats Studio Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Jabra Elite 5's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Beats Studio Buds's measurement is 100.5dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Beats Studio Buds's battery life is 8 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, 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 Beats Studio Buds by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Beats Studio Buds's case has a full charge of 16 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Jabra Elite 5's charging case has a battery life of 27 hours, more than that of Beats Studio Buds by 11 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Beats Studio Buds's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Jabra Elite 5 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Beats Studio Buds by 0.5 hours
The Jabra Elite 5, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Beats Studio Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and charging case.
Jabra Elite 5 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Beats Studio Buds use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Jabra Elite 5 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Beats Studio Buds have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Jabra Elite 5 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Beats Studio Buds have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Jabra Elite 5 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds
Beats Studio Buds support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because 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 Beats Studio Buds will work well with your iPhone. If you intend 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.
Beats Studio Buds have 6 microphones.
Jabra Elite 5 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Beats Studio Buds have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Beats Studio Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
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 be able to hear traffic.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Beats Studio Buds support the find earbuds feature.
The Beats Studio Buds support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Jabra Elite 5 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Beats Studio Buds have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect 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 Beats Studio Buds 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 unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Beats Studio Buds, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Jabra Elite 5 too have a control panel on them.
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 Beats Studio Buds support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Jabra Elite 5 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
Beats Studio Buds come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them in your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Jabra Elite 5 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.