Jabra Elite 5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tour Pro 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Jabra Elite 5||JBL Tour Pro 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP55||✗|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||10mm|
|battery life of charging case||27hours||30hours|
|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|
IP ratings refer to the level of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that 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 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.
Jabra Elite 5 have a weight of 10g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
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 wires. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
JBL Tour Pro 2 also is true wireless since it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Jabra Elite 5 are resistant to sweat
JBL Tour Pro 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 separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Jabra Elite 5 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have ANC which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that suits your travel or that suites your chill time.
Jabra Elite 5 stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces background sounds well as preventing the device music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce 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, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the device.
JBL Tour Pro 2 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 4mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The Jabra Elite 5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
JBL Tour Pro 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Jabra Elite 5's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tour Pro 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
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 Tour Pro 2's battery life is more than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This 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 multiple times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Tour Pro 2's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 3 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.
The Jabra Elite 5, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
The Jabra Elite 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Jabra Elite 5 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Tour Pro 2 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The 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 Tour Pro 2 has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Jabra Elite 5 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Jabra Elite 5 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Tour Pro 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 provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Jabra Elite 5 will work fine 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 JBL Tour Pro 2 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.
Jabra Elite 5 have 6 microphones.
While the JBL Tour Pro 2 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 5 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
JBL Tour Pro 2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds 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 the earbuds
The JBL Tour Pro 2 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, JBL Tour Pro 2 support the find earbuds feature.
Jabra Elite 5 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the JBL Tour Pro 2 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.
Jabra Elite 5 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 too support the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Jabra Elite 5, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
JBL Tour Pro 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.
The Jabra Elite 5 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Tour Pro 2 also support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
Jabra Elite 5 come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
JBL Tour Pro 2 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.