JBL Live Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Jabra Elite 5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Live Pro 2||Jabra Elite 5|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX5||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|
|sound pressure level||93db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||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||✓||✓|
|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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP55, the Jabra Elite 5'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 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 Pro 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 better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The JBL Live Pro 2, at 9.6g are lighter than the Jabra Elite 5 with a difference -0.4g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Jabra Elite 5 are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
JBL Live Pro 2 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Jabra Elite 5 are resistant to sweat
JBL Live Pro 2's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Jabra Elite 5 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Live Pro 2 also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Jabra Elite 5 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The JBL Live Pro 2 too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that suits your travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Jabra Elite 5 sit well in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Live Pro 2, and Jabra Elite 5 have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Jabra Elite 5 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound produced by the device.
JBL Live Pro 2 driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 5mm , a common assumption 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 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 inidcates how well an audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Live Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
Jabra Elite 5's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Live Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Live Pro 2's measurement is 93dB/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 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.
JBL Live Pro 2's battery life is more than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 1 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the Jabra Elite 5's case has a full charge of 27 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.
JBL Live Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 3 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Jabra Elite 5's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
JBL Live Pro 2 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 5
JBL Live Pro 2's battery capacity is 65mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Jabra Elite 5, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
JBL Live Pro 2 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
Jabra Elite 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Jabra Elite 5 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Jabra Elite 5 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.
JBL Live Pro 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 connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Live Pro 2 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 5
Jabra Elite 5 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 Jabra Elite 5 will work well with your MacBook. 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 JBL Live Pro 2 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 Jabra Elite 5 have 6 microphones.
While the JBL Live Pro 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 5 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The JBL Live Pro 2 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The JBL Live Pro 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The vastness of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the earbud microphone can pick up.
The Jabra Elite 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The JBL Live Pro 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 still want to be able to hear traffic.
JBL Live Pro 2 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, JBL Live Pro 2 have a find earbuds feature.
The Jabra Elite 5 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Also the JBL Live Pro 2 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The JBL Live Pro 2 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 switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Jabra Elite 5 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Live Pro 2 also have the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Jabra Elite 5, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Live Pro 2 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.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement a malfunction occurs. JBL Live Pro 2 have a warranty period of 1Years, less than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 1 Years .
Jabra Elite 5 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
The Jabra Elite 5 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Live Pro 2 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.