Jabra Evolve2 BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Jabra Elite 5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Jabra Evolve2 Buds||Jabra Elite 5|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||IP55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||6mm|
|battery life of charging case||21hours||27hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||20meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|highest mic frequency||8000Hz||✗|
|lowest mic frequency||80Hz||✗|
|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 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, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IP54, the Jabra Evolve2 Buds'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 low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Jabra Evolve2 Buds, Jabra Elite 5 have a rating of IP55 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust and that of liquids is that, Jabra Evolve2 Buds has a lower liquid rating than Jabra Elite 5
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a weight of 10.8g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Jabra Elite 5, at 10g weigh less than the Jabra Evolve2 Buds by -0.8g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, Jabra Evolve2 Buds are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Jabra Elite 5 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds are resistant to sweat
Jabra Elite 5's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Jabra Elite 5 and Jabra Evolve2 Buds have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The Jabra Elite 5 too have ANC making either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Jabra Evolve2 Buds and Jabra Elite 5 work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that suites your chill time.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds sit well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that reduces your environment sounds while preventing the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a unit size of 6mm 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 device, its size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
Jabra Elite 5 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, making both devices similar in how loud their sound can get , a common assumption 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 indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Jabra Elite 5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Jabra Elite 5's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds's battery life is 10 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Jabra Elite 5's battery life is less than that of Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 1 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 manufacturer, and the Jabra Evolve2 Buds's case has a charge of 21 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Jabra Elite 5's charging case has a battery life of 27 hours, more than that of Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 6 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Jabra Evolve2 Buds's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Jabra Elite 5 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Jabra Evolve2 Buds
Jabra Evolve2 Buds, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Jabra Elite 5 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Jabra Elite 5 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Jabra Elite 5 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Jabra Elite 5 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Jabra Evolve2 Buds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a 20meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Jabra Elite 5 have a maximum range of 10meters, less than that of Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 10meters
Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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 Evolve2 Buds will work fine with your iPad. If you intend 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 Jabra Elite 5 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 Evolve2 Buds have 6 microphones.
Jabra Elite 5 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Jabra Evolve2 Buds . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds's highest mic frequency is 8000Hz, high frequencies are best for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's lowest mic frequency is 80Hz, low frequencies are best for picking up bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Jabra Elite 5 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Jabra Evolve2 Buds support the find earbuds feature.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Jabra Elite 5 support fast charging. This kind is 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.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Jabra Elite 5 too have this function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Jabra Elite 5 also have a control panel on them.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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. Jabra Elite 5 have a warranty period of 2Years, equal to that of the Jabra Evolve2 Buds .
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Jabra Elite 5 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Jabra Elite 5 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.