Sennheiser CX 500BTSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Jabra Elite 5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sennheiser CX 500BT||Jabra Elite 5|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||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|
|sound pressure level||94db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||27hours|
|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||4only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|highest mic frequency||10,000hz||✗|
|lowest mic frequency||100hz||✗|
|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 solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Sennheiser CX 500BT's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, 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.
In comparison to the Sennheiser CX 500BT, 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, Jabra Elite 5 has a higher liquid rating than Sennheiser CX 500BT
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a weight of 12g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The Jabra Elite 5, at 10g are lighter than the Sennheiser CX 500BT with a difference -2g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, Sennheiser CX 500BT are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Jabra Elite 5 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Sennheiser CX 500BT are resistant to sweat
Jabra Elite 5's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Sennheiser CX 500BT 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
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Jabra Elite 5 too have ANC which makes either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Sennheiser CX 500BT and Jabra Elite 5 operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that suits your commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
Sennheiser CX 500BT sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background noise and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Jabra Elite 5 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass. A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound produced by the earbuds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces 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 Sennheiser CX 500BT can make sound with a juicier bass than the Jabra Elite 5
Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest frequency is at 21,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component makes high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Jabra Elite 5's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that Sennheiser CX 500BT generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Jabra Elite 5
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Sennheiser CX 500BT's measurement is 94dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's battery life is 8 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly 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 more than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT 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 have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and Sennheiser CX 500BT's case has a full charge of 16 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
Jabra Elite 5's charging case has a battery life of 27 hours, more than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 11 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Jabra Elite 5's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
The Jabra Elite 5, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and case.
Jabra Elite 5 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Jabra Elite 5 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT have Bluetooth version of 5.2, 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, equal to that of the Sennheiser CX 500BT . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Jabra Elite 5 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Sennheiser CX 500BT
Sennheiser CX 500BT 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sennheiser CX 500BT will work fine with your MacBook. If you intend 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.
Sennheiser CX 500BT 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 Sennheiser CX 500BT have 4 microphones.
While the Jabra Elite 5 microphones are 6, more than that of Sennheiser CX 500BT by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT's highest mic frequency is 10,000Hz, high frequencies are better for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency.
Sennheiser CX 500BT's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are best for picking up bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Jabra Elite 5 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Sennheiser CX 500BT have a find earbuds feature.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT 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 Jabra Elite 5 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Sennheiser CX 500BT have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Jabra Elite 5 also have the mute function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Jabra Elite 5 too have a control panel on them.
Sennheiser CX 500BT 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.
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 Sennheiser CX 500BT .
The Sennheiser CX 500BT 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 .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The Sennheiser CX 500BT come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Jabra Elite 5 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.