Jabra Elite 5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Powerbeats ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Jabra Elite 5||Powerbeats Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP55||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||12mm|
|battery life of charging case||27hours||24hours|
|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|
IP ratings is the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Powerbeats Pro'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 Powerbeats Pro, 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, Powerbeats Pro has a lower liquid rating than Jabra Elite 5
Powerbeats Pro have a weight of 20.3g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
Jabra Elite 5, at 10g are lighter than the Powerbeats Pro with a difference -10.3g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Powerbeats Pro are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
Jabra Elite 5 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Powerbeats Pro have wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Powerbeats Pro have sweat resistance
Jabra Elite 5's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Powerbeats Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Powerbeats Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Powerbeats Pro's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Jabra Elite 5 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
The Jabra Elite 5 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Powerbeats Pro stay well in place, creating a sound covering that tones down background noise and also prevents the earbuds sound 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 Powerbeats Pro driver unit is 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size determines the sound produced by the device.
Jabra Elite 5 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Powerbeats Pro by 6mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
The Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low audible frequencies 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 Powerbeats Pro can produce a juicier bass than the Jabra Elite 5
Jabra Elite 5's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Powerbeats Pro's battery life is 9 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Jabra Elite 5's battery life is equal to that of the Powerbeats Pro . Every 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 manufacturer, and Powerbeats Pro's case is said to have a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several 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 Powerbeats Pro by 3 hours
It takes 0.7 hours to fully charge the Powerbeats Pro's battery. It is recommended 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 Powerbeats Pro by 1.3 hours
Jabra Elite 5, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Powerbeats Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Jabra Elite 5 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Jabra Elite 5 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The Powerbeats Pro have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows 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 Powerbeats Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Powerbeats Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Jabra Elite 5 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Powerbeats Pro
Powerbeats Pro support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Powerbeats Pro will work well 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 Elite 5 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The Powerbeats Pro 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 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Jabra Elite 5 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Powerbeats Pro, 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 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.
Jabra Elite 5 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Powerbeats Pro come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Jabra Elite 5 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.