Jabra Elite 5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JLab Go AirSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Jabra Elite 5||JLab Go Air|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP55||IP44|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||103dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||27hours||15hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|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 rating of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP44, the JLab Go Air's rating for solids indicates that they are protected against objects greater than 1.0mm such as wire, and the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the JLab Go Air, Jabra Elite 5 have a rating of IP55 meaning that JLab Go Air has a lower dust resistance than Jabra Elite 5 and that of liquids is that, Jabra Elite 5 has a higher liquid rating than JLab Go Air
The JLab Go Air have a weight of 10g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Jabra Elite 5, at 10g have the same weight as the JLab Go Air
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, JLab Go Air are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Jabra Elite 5 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
JLab Go Air have sweat resistance
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
JLab Go Air have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Jabra Elite 5 and JLab Go Air have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Jabra Elite 5 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The JLab Go Air sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both Jabra Elite 5, and JLab Go Air have passive noise reduction this implies that both tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The JLab Go Air driver unit is 8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
Jabra Elite 5 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JLab Go Air by 2mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
JLab Go Air's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Jabra Elite 5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
JLab Go Air's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it 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 sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, JLab Go Air's measurement is 103dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The JLab Go Air have neodymium magnets, when used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, with the use of high magnetic flux.
JLab Go Air's battery life is 5 hours, these last less than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Jabra Elite 5's battery life is more than that of JLab Go Air by 4 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, 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 the JLab Go Air's case has a charge of 15 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 JLab Go Air by 12 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the JLab Go Air'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, more than that of JLab Go Air by 0.5 hours
JLab Go Air's battery power is 43mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Jabra Elite 5, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
The JLab Go Air have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Jabra Elite 5 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Jabra Elite 5 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JLab Go Air 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.
Jabra Elite 5 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of JLab Go Air . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JLab Go Air have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Jabra Elite 5 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JLab Go Air
Jabra Elite 5 support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because 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 iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The JLab Go Air have 2 microphones.
While the Jabra Elite 5 microphones are 6, more than that of JLab Go Air by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The JLab Go Air microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The magnitude of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the earbud microphone can recognize.
The Jabra Elite 5 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 fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Jabra Elite 5 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JLab Go Air, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Jabra Elite 5 also have a control panel on them.
The JLab Go Air 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.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement a malfunction occurs. Jabra Elite 5 have a warranty period of 2Years, equal to that of the JLab Go Air .
The JLab Go Air support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Jabra Elite 5 too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Jabra Elite 5 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your bag without a casing may easily damage them.