Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Jabra Elite 5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF 1000XM4||Jabra Elite 5|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||6mm|
|sound pressure level||105dB/mW||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|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|
|has aptx hd||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the level of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of 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 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.
In comparison to the Jabra Elite 5, Sony WF 1000XM4 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Jabra Elite 5 has a higher liquid rating than Sony WF 1000XM4
Jabra Elite 5 have a weight of 10g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
Sony WF 1000XM4, at 7.1g are lighter than the Jabra Elite 5 by -2.9g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, Jabra Elite 5 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Jabra Elite 5 are resistant to sweat
Sony WF 1000XM4's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Sony WF 1000XM4 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
The Jabra Elite 5 have ANC allowing 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.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the devices ideal for flights and morning commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that enhances your chill time.
The Jabra Elite 5 sit tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces your environment sounds while preventing the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Jabra Elite 5 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Sony WF 1000XM4 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, making both devices similar in how loud their sound gets , 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 imply 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 device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Sony WF 1000XM4's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
The Jabra Elite 5's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that Sony WF 1000XM4 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Jabra Elite 5
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Sony WF 1000XM4's measurement is 105dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have neodymium magnets, if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high SPL, using high magnetic flux.
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 commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery life is less than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Jabra Elite 5's case is said to have 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 recharging the case itself.
Sony WF 1000XM4'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 highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Sony WF 1000XM4 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 0.5 hours
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery capacity is 40mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Jabra Elite 5, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
Jabra Elite 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell 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.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF 1000XM4 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 5 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Jabra Elite 5 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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. 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 are planning 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 Sony WF 1000XM4 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.
Sony WF 1000XM4 support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Sony WF 1000XM4 have a latency of 40ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Sony WF 1000XM4 have a find earbuds feature.
The Jabra Elite 5 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Jabra Elite 5 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also support the mute 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 easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
The Jabra Elite 5 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
Jabra Elite 5 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.