Jabra Elite 85tSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
FiiO FW5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Jabra Elite 85t||FiiO FW5|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX4|
|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||12mm||10mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||108db/mw|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||14hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||4only|
|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 is the level of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Jabra Elite 85t's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
In comparison to the Jabra Elite 85t, FiiO FW5 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Jabra Elite 85t have a weight of 14g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
FiiO FW5, at 12.8g weigh less than the Jabra Elite 85t by -1.2g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Jabra Elite 85t are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
FiiO FW5 also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Jabra Elite 85t are resistant to sweat
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The FiiO FW5 have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Jabra Elite 85t have stereo speakers, what this means is that Jabra Elite 85t's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The FiiO FW5 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced kind of tech 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 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Jabra Elite 85t have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The FiiO FW5 too have ANC making either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Jabra Elite 85t and FiiO FW5 operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that enhances your chill time.
The Jabra Elite 85t sit well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise while preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both FiiO FW5, and Jabra Elite 85t have passive noise reduction which means that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Jabra Elite 85t have a unit size of 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound made by the earbuds.
FiiO FW5 driver unit is 10mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 2mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
Jabra Elite 85t's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
FiiO FW5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
Jabra Elite 85t's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
FiiO FW5's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, FiiO FW5's measurement is 108dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The FiiO FW5 have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
The Jabra Elite 85t's battery life is 5.5 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. 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.
FiiO FW5's battery life is more than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 1.5 hours . Every 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and Jabra Elite 85t's case has a full charge of 20 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
FiiO FW5's charging case has a battery life of 14 hours, less than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 6 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Jabra Elite 85t's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
FiiO FW5 takes 1.6 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 0.6 hours
FiiO FW5's battery power is 65mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Jabra Elite 85t, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
The Jabra Elite 85t have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your device and case.
FiiO FW5 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Jabra Elite 85t have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The Jabra Elite 85t have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
FiiO FW5 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Jabra Elite 85t . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Jabra Elite 85t have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
FiiO FW5 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 85t
Jabra Elite 85t support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide 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 85t will work fine with your MacBook. 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 FiiO FW5 support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The Jabra Elite 85t have 6 microphones.
FiiO FW5 microphones are 4, less than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
Jabra Elite 85t use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The FiiO FW5 too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Jabra Elite 85t support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The FiiO FW5 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
The Jabra Elite 85t have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Jabra Elite 85t support the find earbuds feature.
FiiO FW5 too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your device to locate them.
Jabra Elite 85t support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
The FiiO FW5 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Jabra Elite 85t support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The FiiO FW5 have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 85t . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call and not miss notifications coming from another device.
Jabra Elite 85t have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The FiiO FW5 too support this function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Jabra Elite 85t, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The FiiO FW5 also have a control panel on them.
The Jabra Elite 85t 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 85t have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The FiiO FW5 also have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
The Jabra Elite 85t come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your bag without a cover can easily damage them.
FiiO FW5 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.