Jabra Elite 5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF C500See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Jabra Elite 5||Sony WF C500|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP55||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||5.8mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||27hours||10hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||9meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|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 offered 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 such as dust, while the second 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 number 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, Sony WF C500 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Sony WF C500 has a lower liquid rating than Jabra Elite 5
Jabra Elite 5 have a weight of 10g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Sony WF C500, at 10.8g weigh more than the Jabra Elite 5 by of 0.8g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Jabra Elite 5 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
Sony WF C500 also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Jabra Elite 5 have sweat resistance
Sony WF C500's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as 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, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF C500 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero thus "diluting" the noise.
The Jabra Elite 5 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The Jabra Elite 5 stay well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces your environment sounds while preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both Sony WF C500, and Jabra Elite 5 have passive noise reduction which means 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, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound made by the device.
Sony WF C500 driver unit is 5.8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 0.2mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
Jabra Elite 5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Sony WF C500'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 tells how well a particular audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF C500's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal treble
The Sony WF C500 have neodymium magnets, when used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
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 have to charge the device less often.
Sony WF C500's battery life is more than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 1 hours . Every 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.
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 enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sony WF C500's charging case has a battery life of 10 hours, less than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 17 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Jabra Elite 5's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Sony WF C500 takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 0.5 hours
Jabra Elite 5, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
Jabra Elite 5 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Sony WF C500 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Jabra Elite 5 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony WF C500 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 range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF C500 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 connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony WF C500 have a maximum range of 9meters, less than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 1meters
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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Jabra Elite 5 will work well with your iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Sony WF C500 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.
The Jabra Elite 5 have 6 microphones.
While the Sony WF C500 microphones are 2, less than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The Jabra Elite 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Jabra Elite 5 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Sony WF C500 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Jabra Elite 5 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF C500 too support this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Jabra Elite 5, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Sony WF C500 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.
If covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Sony WF C500 have a warranty period of 1Years, less than that of Jabra Elite 5 by 1 Years .
The Jabra Elite 5 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony WF C500 too support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is low, and you need 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 damage them.
Sony WF C500 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.