Jabra Elite 5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Live Free 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Jabra Elite 5
|JBL Live Free 2
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|has no wires or cables
|has stereo speakers
|has active noise cancellation (noise control)
|has passive noise reduction
|driver unit size
|sound pressure level
|battery life of charging case
|has wireless charging
|has a battery level indicator
|has usb type-c
|maximum bluetooth range
|number of microphones
|has a noise-canceling microphone
|has ambient sound mode
|supports fast charging
|has a mute function
|control panel placed on a device
|has voice prompts
|travel bag is included
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Ingress protection ratings refer to the rank of protection offered by a casing, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP55, the Jabra Elite 5's rating is read as, the first number of 5 denotes 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 of liquids that they can withstand medium pressure jet that's 6.3mm diameter, similar to garden hose from any angle for 3 minutes at a distance of 2.5 to 3 metres.
Compared to the Jabra Elite 5, JBL Live Free 2 have a rating of IPX5 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
Jabra Elite 5 have a weight of 10g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The JBL Live Free 2, at 9.8g weigh less than the Jabra Elite 5 by -0.2g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Jabra Elite 5 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Live Free 2 also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Jabra Elite 5 are resistant to sweat
JBL Live Free 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Jabra Elite 5 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Jabra Elite 5's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Live Free 2 and Jabra Elite 5 have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero thus "diluting" the noise.
Jabra Elite 5 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 earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The JBL Live Free 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that suites your chill time.
Jabra Elite 5 stay tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Jabra Elite 5 have a unit size of 6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
JBL Live Free 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 5mm , 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 yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The Jabra Elite 5'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 makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Free 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
Jabra Elite 5's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Free 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Live Free 2's measurement is 102dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Jabra Elite 5's battery life is 9 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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
JBL Live Free 2's battery life is less than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 2 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing 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 vendor, and Jabra Elite 5's case has a full charge of 27 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Live Free 2's charging case has a battery life of 28 hours, more than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 1 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Jabra Elite 5's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Jabra Elite 5, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
The Jabra Elite 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your earbuds and case.
JBL Live Free 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Jabra Elite 5 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Live Free 2 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Jabra Elite 5 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Live Free 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 5 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Jabra Elite 5 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Free 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 5
Jabra Elite 5 support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Jabra Elite 5 will work well with your iPad. 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 have 6 microphones.
While the JBL Live Free 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 5 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
JBL Live Free 2 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Jabra Elite 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The JBL Live Free 2 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Jabra Elite 5 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
JBL Live Free 2 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
JBL Live Free 2 support 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.
Jabra Elite 5 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Live Free 2 also support this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Jabra Elite 5, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The JBL Live Free 2 also 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.
Jabra Elite 5 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The JBL Live Free 2 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
Jabra Elite 5 come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
JBL Live Free 2 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.