JBL Reflect Aero TWSSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 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||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|
Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring 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 the second value of 5 means 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.
In comparison to the Jabra Elite 5, JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a rating of IP68 meaning that JBL Reflect Aero TWS has a higher dust resistance than Jabra Elite 5 and that of liquids is that, Jabra Elite 5 has a lower liquid rating than JBL Reflect Aero TWS
Jabra Elite 5 have a weight of 10g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS, at 13g weigh more than the Jabra Elite 5 by of 3g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Jabra Elite 5 are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS have wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure 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, what this means is that Jabra Elite 5's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Reflect Aero TWS and Jabra Elite 5 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
Jabra Elite 5 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing 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 sounds.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that suits your travel or that enhances your chill time.
Jabra Elite 5 stay well in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces your environment sounds well as preventing the device music from leaking out .
Both JBL Reflect Aero TWS, and Jabra Elite 5 have passive noise reduction which means that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Jabra Elite 5 have a unit size of 6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
Jabra Elite 5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
Jabra Elite 5's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, 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 have to charge the device less often.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's battery life is less than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, 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.
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 several times before recharging 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 takes 2 hours to fully charge the Jabra Elite 5's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 0.5 hours
Jabra Elite 5, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, 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. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your earbuds and case.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Jabra Elite 5 support USB TYPE-C, a 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 laptops, phones, and tablets.
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 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 connecting 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 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 Jabra Elite 5 will work well with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The 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 result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
Jabra Elite 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when 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 run but still want to hear traffic.
Jabra Elite 5 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills 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 have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Jabra Elite 5, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have a control panel on them.
The 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
Jabra Elite 5 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Jabra Elite 5 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.