JBL Tune 230NCSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Jabra Elite 5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JBL Tune 230NC||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||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||27hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|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 refer to 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 means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the JBL Tune 230NC'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.
Compared to the JBL Tune 230NC, Jabra Elite 5 have a rating of IP55 meaning 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 that of liquids is that, JBL Tune 230NC has a lower liquid rating than Jabra Elite 5
The JBL Tune 230NC have a weight of 11.3g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Jabra Elite 5, at 10g weigh less than the JBL Tune 230NC by -1.3g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, JBL Tune 230NC are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Jabra Elite 5 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds together.
JBL Tune 230NC have sweat resistance
Jabra Elite 5's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL Tune 230NC have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL Tune 230NC have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Jabra Elite 5 also have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The JBL Tune 230NC have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Jabra Elite 5 too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. The JBL Tune 230NC and Jabra Elite 5 operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that suites your relaxation time.
The JBL Tune 230NC sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise well as preventing the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The JBL Tune 230NC driver unit is 6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Jabra Elite 5 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, making both devices similar in how loud their sound can get , many people have a misconception 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
JBL Tune 230NC's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Jabra Elite 5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
JBL Tune 230NC's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Jabra Elite 5's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Tune 230NC's measurement is 105dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The JBL Tune 230NC's battery life is 10 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.
Jabra Elite 5's battery life is less than that of JBL Tune 230NC 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 a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the JBL Tune 230NC's case is said to have a charge of 30 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life 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, less than that of JBL Tune 230NC by 3 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Tune 230NC's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Jabra Elite 5 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the JBL Tune 230NC
Jabra Elite 5, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
The JBL Tune 230NC have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Jabra Elite 5 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
JBL Tune 230NC have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Jabra Elite 5 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The JBL Tune 230NC have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Jabra Elite 5 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the JBL Tune 230NC . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL Tune 230NC have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Jabra Elite 5 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Tune 230NC
JBL Tune 230NC support AAC, a codec that is 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Tune 230NC 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 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 JBL Tune 230NC have 4 microphones.
While the Jabra Elite 5 microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Tune 230NC by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The JBL Tune 230NC have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
JBL Tune 230NC support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Jabra Elite 5 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, JBL Tune 230NC have a find earbuds feature.
The JBL Tune 230NC support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
Jabra Elite 5 support fast charging. This kind is 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 JBL Tune 230NC have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Jabra Elite 5 also support this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the JBL Tune 230NC, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Jabra Elite 5 also have a control panel on them.
The 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 JBL Tune 230NC have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Jabra Elite 5 also support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The JBL Tune 230NC come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Jabra Elite 5 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.