Nothing Ear 1See 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||Nothing Ear 1||Jabra Elite 5|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11.6mm||6mm|
|battery life of charging case||29hours||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||✓||✓|
|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|
IP ratings refer to the rank of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring 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 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.
Compared to the Jabra Elite 5, Nothing Ear 1 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Nothing Ear 1 has a lower liquid rating than Jabra Elite 5
Jabra Elite 5 have a weight of 10g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to carry.
Nothing Ear 1, at 9.4g are lighter than the Jabra Elite 5 with a difference -0.6g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Jabra Elite 5 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Nothing Ear 1 also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the two earbuds .
Jabra Elite 5 are resistant to sweat
Nothing Ear 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit 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.
The Nothing Ear 1 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Jabra Elite 5 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
Nothing Ear 1 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both devices ideal for flights and rush hour travels. The Jabra Elite 5 and Nothing Ear 1 work with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
Jabra Elite 5 stay well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that reduces background sounds well as preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Nothing Ear 1, and Jabra Elite 5 have passive noise reduction which implies that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC 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 the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size determines the sound produced by the earbuds.
Nothing Ear 1 driver unit is 11.6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 5.6mm , 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 produce better quality sound.
The Jabra Elite 5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Nothing Ear 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
Jabra Elite 5's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Nothing Ear 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can 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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Nothing Ear 1's battery life is less than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 4 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Jabra Elite 5's case has a charge of 27 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Nothing Ear 1's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, more than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 2 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 for the first time.
Nothing Ear 1 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 simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
Nothing Ear 1 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of the earbuds.
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 state of your earbuds and charging case.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Jabra Elite 5 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Nothing Ear 1 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
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.
Nothing Ear 1 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.
Nothing Ear 1 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 can provide 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 iPhone. 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.
Nothing Ear 1 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 5 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Nothing Ear 1 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Jabra Elite 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Nothing Ear 1 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Nothing Ear 1 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Nothing Ear 1 support the find earbuds feature.
Jabra Elite 5 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
Nothing Ear 1 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is 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 Jabra Elite 5, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Nothing Ear 1 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 in the case of a malfunction. Nothing Ear 1 have a warranty period of 1Years, less than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 1 Years .
Jabra Elite 5 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Nothing Ear 1 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Jabra Elite 5 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.