JBL Reflect Aero TWSSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 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 Reflect Aero TWS||Jabra Elite 5|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP68||IP55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6.8mm||6mm|
|sound pressure level||99dB/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||✓||✓|
|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 refer to the rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids say 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 value 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 Reflect Aero TWS have a rating of IP68 meaning that Jabra Elite 5 has a lower dust resistance than JBL Reflect Aero TWS and that of liquids is that, JBL Reflect Aero TWS has a higher liquid rating than Jabra Elite 5
Jabra Elite 5 have a weight of 10g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS, at 13g weigh more than the Jabra Elite 5 with a difference of 3g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, Jabra Elite 5 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Jabra Elite 5 are resistant to sweat
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
JBL Reflect Aero TWS are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Jabra Elite 5 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 JBL Reflect Aero TWS and Jabra Elite 5 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Jabra Elite 5 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have Active Noise Cancellation making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that suites your chill time.
Jabra Elite 5 stay well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that reduces background noise well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
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 Reflect Aero TWS driver unit is 6.8mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 0.8mm , 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 yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Jabra Elite 5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS'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 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component generates high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Reflect Aero TWS's measurement is 99dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The 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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's battery life is less than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Jabra Elite 5's case has a charge of 27 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 11 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 Reflect Aero TWS takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 0.5 hours
The Jabra Elite 5, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
The Jabra Elite 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Jabra Elite 5 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
Jabra Elite 5 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 5 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Jabra Elite 5 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Jabra Elite 5 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.
Jabra Elite 5 have 6 microphones.
While the JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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 Reflect Aero TWS use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Jabra Elite 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
Jabra Elite 5 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too support fast charging. This kind is 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 thirty minutes.
The Jabra Elite 5 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have this function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With 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 Reflect Aero TWS 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.
Jabra Elite 5 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The Jabra Elite 5 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.