Sony WF 1000XM3See 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.
IP ratings refer to the level of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. 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 resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP55, the Jabra Elite 5's rating is read as, the first value 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 medium pressure jet that's 6.3mm diameter, similar to garden hose from any angle for 3 minutes at a distance of 2.5 to 3 metres.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a weight of 17g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Jabra Elite 5, at 10g weigh less than the Sony WF 1000XM3 with a difference -7g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Sony WF 1000XM3 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Jabra Elite 5 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Jabra Elite 5 have sweat resistance
An earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Sony WF 1000XM3 have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Sony WF 1000XM3 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.
The Jabra Elite 5 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
The Jabra Elite 5 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that suits your travel or that enhances your chill time.
Sony WF 1000XM3 sit well in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down your environment sounds while preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 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 device, its size corellates with the sound produced by the device.
Jabra Elite 5 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, making both Jabra Elite 5, and Sony WF 1000XM3 similar in how loud their sound gets , 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 Sony WF 1000XM3's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Jabra Elite 5's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
Sony WF 1000XM3's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component generates high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Jabra Elite 5's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
Sony WF 1000XM3 have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, using high magnetic flux.
Sony WF 1000XM3's battery life is 8 hours, 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 chanrgings.
Jabra Elite 5's battery life is more than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing 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 the Sony WF 1000XM3's case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Jabra Elite 5's charging case has a battery life of 27 hours, more than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 3 hours
It takes 3.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF 1000XM3's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Jabra Elite 5 takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 1.5 hours
Jabra Elite 5, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
Sony WF 1000XM3 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 charging case.
Jabra Elite 5 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Jabra Elite 5 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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, newer than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Jabra Elite 5 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Sony WF 1000XM3
Sony WF 1000XM3 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF 1000XM3 will work fine with your iPad. 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.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have 4 microphones.
The Jabra Elite 5 microphones are 6, more than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the desired sound.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
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 what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Sony WF 1000XM3 support the find earbuds feature.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Jabra Elite 5 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 is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Jabra Elite 5 too support the mute function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Sony WF 1000XM3, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Jabra Elite 5 too have a control panel on them.
Sony WF 1000XM3 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 in the case of a malfunction. Jabra Elite 5 have a warranty period of 2Years, equal to that of the Sony WF 1000XM3 .
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Jabra Elite 5 too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
Sony WF 1000XM3 come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Jabra Elite 5 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.