Jabra Elite 5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Jabra Elite 5
|Skullcandy Indy Fuel
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|has no wires or cables
|is dust proof and water-resistant
|has stereo speakers
|has active noise cancellation (noise control)
|has passive noise reduction
|driver unit size
|sound pressure level
|battery life of charging case
|has wireless charging
|has a battery level indicator
|has usb type-c
|maximum bluetooth range
|number of microphones
|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
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Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring 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.
Compared to the Jabra Elite 5, Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a rating of IP55 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust 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 easier to carry.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, at 57g weigh more than the Jabra Elite 5 with a difference of 47g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Jabra Elite 5 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the two earbuds .
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Jabra Elite 5 have sweat resistance
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Skullcandy Indy Fuel and Jabra Elite 5 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies 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) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Jabra Elite 5 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
The Jabra Elite 5 stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down background noise while preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both tone down ambient noise without 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.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound made by the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel driver unit is 6mm in diameter, making both Skullcandy Indy Fuel, and Jabra Elite 5 similar in how loud their sound gets , as many tend to believe 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 imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Jabra Elite 5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
The Jabra Elite 5's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component makes high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Skullcandy Indy Fuel's measurement is 105dB/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 given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery life is less than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 6 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and the 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 several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's charging case has a battery life of 27 hours, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 5
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Jabra Elite 5's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 1.7 hours
Jabra Elite 5, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of a device.
Jabra Elite 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Jabra Elite 5 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Jabra Elite 5 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Jabra Elite 5 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Jabra Elite 5 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
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 the same bit rate.
Since its 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.
Jabra Elite 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too 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 just thirty minutes.
The Jabra Elite 5 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also support this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the device's 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 Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
Jabra Elite 5 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Jabra Elite 5 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.