- Jabra offers a range of wireless headsets and headphones for official and personal use.
- Jabra Elite 5 are the latest mid-range True Wireless Earbuds in the Indian market.
- These earbuds feature Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), Intuitive HearThrough technology, 6-mic call technology, 6mm speakers, SBC, AAC & Qualcomm aptX codecs, Bluetooth v5.2, up to 7 hours in the buds, and up to a total of 28 hours with the Qi-certified wireless charging case and IP55-rated dust and water resistant.
- Users also get multiple features via the Jabra Sound+ app.
- Jabra Elite 5 price in India starts from Rs 11,999. It is available in Gold Beige and Titanium Black colour variants.
- In this article, we are sharing our hands-on Jabra Elite 5 review.
The True Wireless Earbuds market is getting quite competitive with a number of products getting launched in different price segments every season.
One of the brands offering premium plug-and-play solutions is Jabra, providing a range of wireless headsetsand headphones for official and personal use.
One of the latest addition to their product range is the Jabra Elite 5 in the mid-range segment of the True Wireless Earbuds market.
In this article, we are sharing our hands-on Jabra Elite 5 Review with a closer look at all the key features, user experience and pros & cons.
Jabra Elite 5 comes with Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), Intuitive HearThrough technology, 6-mic call technology, 6mm speakers, SBC, AAC & Qualcomm aptX codecs, Bluetooth v5.2, up to 7 hours in the buds, and up to a total of 28 hours with the Qi-certified wireless charging case and IP55-rated dust and water resistant.
It also has a customisable equalizer in the Jabra Sound+ app. These also come with a 2-year warranty against failure from dust and water with Jabra Sound+ app registration,
Designed for a secure and comfortable fit, Elite 5 also received the 2023 Honoree Award in the annual CES Innovation Awards.
Available in Gold Beige and Titanium Black colour variants, Jabra Elite 5 price in India starts from Rs 11,999.
Before we take a closer look at Jabra Elite 5 on My Mobiles review, let’s quickly check the key features and pros & cons of the device.
Jabra Elite 5 Key Features
- Powerful sound
- Qualcomm QCC3050 Bluetooth chipset
- 6-mic configuration
- Intuitive HearThrough technology
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- In-ear true wireless earbuds
- Bluetooth version 5.2
- IP55-rated dust and water resistant
- Auto Power On/Off
- MFi, Qi, FCC, ISED, CE, RoHS, REACH, Proposition 65, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Google Fast Pair, Spotify
- Up to 36 hours music time total ANC off (earbuds and charging case)
- Up to 28 hours music time with ANC (earbuds and charging case)
- Up to 9 hours music time ANC off (earbuds)
- Up to 7 hours music time with ANC (earbuds)
Audio Features Include
- Active Noise-Cancellation (ANC) – Hybrid
- Adjustable HearThrough
- Noise-isolating fit
- In-ear pressure relief
- Noise reduction on calls
Jabra Elite 5 Pros and Cons
|SBC, AAC, and aptX Bluetooth codecs
Great acoustic profile, decent sound quality
Jabra Sound+ works
Good battery life
|Average noise cancelling
Similar to the last many Jabra earbuds
Low mic volume on call
Jabra Elite 5 Unboxing
Jabra Elite 5 is the latest addition to the wide range of TWS earbuds offered by the brand. The earbuds come in a solid white packaging box with branding and product information neatly printed all around.
The box mentioned every significant product feature and manufacturing detail.
The top of the white packaging box slides open to reveal a nicely designed cabin box that houses the product and other accessories. The box has a slider cabin with two folding flap covers that have important product information printed on each.
On one side you get the information about the earbuds and on the other fold details out the Jabra Sound+ App details.
Inside the box, we get 3 sets of EarGels of different ear panel sizes so that the users can choose the tips that suit their ear panel the most. Along with that, we get the USB-C to USB-A cable smartly packed together with the 3 sets of EarGels.
The next thing we notice inside the box is the stylish charging case itself. In hands, the charging case’s attractive matt finish is the first thing to admire about the earbuds.
At the bottom of the box, we get the warranty card along with some warning leaflets.
Jabra Elite 5 Design
The charging case itself is simplistic and compact. We get the Jabra logo on the front along with an LED indicator for charging and battery status. It also has a USB-C charging port on the rear.
And with this model, Jabra got the charging part back on the rear, which is something that many users complained about in the Elite 7 Pro.
At the bottom of the charging case, we get the QI logo which indicates the availability of Qi wireless charging.
Inside we get the earbud neatly tucked. Right off the block, we noticed that the earbuds have a more angular faceplate design compared to the Elite 7 Pro.
The earbuds themselves, design-wise, don’t really look very different in terms of how Jabra has always designed their earbuds. It appears the brand has stayed true to its design convictions.
The magnets in the case are really strong so there’s no need to worry about the earbuds accidentally coming loose. The face plate itself is a large physical button which is nice for people who prefer not to deal with finicky touch controls.
Jabra Elite 5 Sound Quality
The sound quality is relatively flat compared to the more base-heavy Elite for active. Elite 5, as for the quality of sound, is actually quite aligned with how the Elite 7 Pro sounded. The balanced sound, however, makes it easy to tweak the EQ to personal liking, which could be a plus point from a certain user perspective.
While we extensively used the Jabra Elite 5, we found ourselves boosting the bass and the mids from time to time. The smooth EQ preset was definitely one of our favourites out of all the options available, so we recommend that as the perfect starting point for anyone planning on picking these earbuds.
The Sound Stage is a bit narrower and not as wide and spacious as a lot of other earbuds available in the market offer. Instrument Imaging, however, is pretty accurate.
Jabra Elite 5 Connectivity and Control
Jabra Elite 5 is equipped with Bluetooth v5.2 and support the SBC AAC and aptx codex.
It 5 has six-millimetre drivers similar to the Elite 7 Pro. This also finally has a Qualcomm processor that Jabra is advertising. There’s also a multi-point and these earbuds remember up to six devices. So, that’s more than enough for people who are using a smartphone, a desktop, a laptop and a tablet.
By default on the right side, a single press controls play pause, a double press skip tracks forward, three presses skip tracks backwards and a long press & hold raises the volume.
On the left side, a single press toggles between A and C and transparency, a double press pulls up the voice assistant and a long press & hold lower the volume.
These are default control we get preset out of the box. These controls are somewhat customisable in the Jabra Sound Plus App.
Jabra Elite 5 features quality integrated microphones that promise an uninterrupted, noise-free call experience. In our attempt to use earbuds for official calls and meetings, the voice quality on the other side was quite clear.
Moreover, the earbuds do a fine job of keeping unwanted noise at bay during calls.
Jabra Elite 5 App and Features
The Jabra Sound+ Companion app is a must-download in our opinion. First off, we get our firmware updates via the app. But there are also a bunch of other features that we can access including EQ control customization, ear detection, Spotify tap, and My sound which is personalized EQ essentially and personalized ANC among others.
Jabra Elite 5 gets the Google Fast Pair technology, although for Android only with all major Voice assistant support including Amazon Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant™ (Android only).
These Elite 5 earbuds are using hybrid ANC technology which is basically using feedback and feed-forward microphones to help cancel out outside noise. As we used these, we were quickly reminded of the ANC on the Jabra Elite 7 Pro, which was just mediocre in performance.
Upon aggressively using the Elite 5, it turns out the ANC on these is also just mediocre in cancelling outside noise.
With music playing, we did notice that environmental noise was less intruding with the ANC on. But in crowded areas, there’s still a touch of noise that’s not able to be completely removed even with the ANC On.
However, we noticed train rumble or engine noise sounds are still quite decently removed. So, if you’re planning on using these mostly for your daily commute, it should be fine.
Jabra Elite 5 comes with an IP P55 rating that ensures dust and water resistance. Now a lot of people really enjoy using Jabra earbuds when they are outside running or inside the gym exercising, so the IP ratings indicate an assurance that users will face no problem there at all.
Jabra Elite 5 Battery Performance
The battery life is pretty good in Jabra Elite 5. The brand claims 9 hours in the earbuds with ANC Off and 7 hours with ANC On. While with the charging case, the battery backup comes up to a total of 36 hours with ANC Off and 28 hours with ANC On. Overall, we get an additional three charges in the case.
The battery life on paper claimed by the brand is relatively accurate. We did get slightly over 6 hours of playtime with ANC On.
Also, the case supports wireless charging, which is something that makes the new Jabra Elite 5 stand out from its competitors.
Overall, the Jabra Elite 5 are a decent pair of earbuds at the given price point. There’s decent balance sound, good battery life, APTX support and above all they’re comfortable to use for long hours.
These earbuds actually feature every required wireless sound technology to make them a favourable TWS market, especially at the given price range.
Users get decent call quality, somewhat usable ANC, ease of use, and decent battery life, all of which make Jabra Elite 5 challenge some of the top competitors in the mid-range wireless earbuds market segment in India.
Buy Jabra Elite 5 For
- SBC, AAC, and aptX Bluetooth codecs
- Great acoustic profile, decent sound quality
- Jabra Sound+ works
- Good battery life
- Stable Fit
- IP Ratings
- Multipoint support
My Mobiles Ratings
Design – 4/5
Comfort – 3.5/5
Sound Quality – 3.5/5
Active Noise Cancellation – 3/5
Battery Life – 4/5
Connectivity – 3.5/5
Performance – 3.5/5
Value – 3.5
Jabra Elite 5 In The Box
- 3 sets of EarGels™
- Charging case
- USB-C to USB-A cable
- Warranty card
- Warning leaflet
Jabra Elite 5 Price and Availability
Jabra Elite 5 price in India starts from Rs 11,999.
Jabra Elite 5 are currently available in two colour variants that include the classic Gold Beige and stylish Titanium Black. The earbuds are widely available in retail outlets, both offline and online. Jabra Elite 5 India launch date was February 10, 2023.
Jabra Elite 5 Specifications
|Title||Jabra Elite 5|
|Box Contents||Earbuds, 3 sets of EarGelsâ„¢, charging case, USB-C to USB-A cable, warranty and warning leaflet|
|Design||In ear canalphone|
|Open or closed back||Closed Back|
|Fit||In the Ear|
|Max frequency response||20000 Hz|
|Min frequency response||20 Hz|
|Eartip size||Large, Medium, Small|
|Dimensions||Carrying case :38.9 x 26 x 64.1 mm
Overall :20.54 x 20 x 27 mm
|Call control||Answer / End|
|Music control||Volume Control|
|Bluetooth features||Auto Pairing|
|Mic frequency||8000 Hz|
|Playback time||9 Hours|
|Standby time||275 Day|
|Charging type||USB Type-C|
|Charging time||3 Hours|
|Compatible Models||Mobile Phone, PC, Tablet|
FAQs on Jabra Elite 5?
Q1. How long can you enjoy Jabra Elite 5?
Answer. If we round up the overall performance, it is the modest on-battery time of six hours (ANC-on), which is close to the company’s claimed seven hours. With a charging case, the earbuds can go up to 28 hours.
Q2. Is there an ear tip fit test?
Answer. There’s no straightforward fit test in the Jabra Sound+, but the noise cancelling personalization feature can help you find out if one ear isn’t quite sealing right. If ANC is less intense in one ear, it could be a sign to swap out an ear tip.
Q3. How long do Jabra Elite headphones last?
Answer. You can get up to 5.5 hours on a single charge with ANC (Active Noise Cancellation), with a total charge of up to 24 hours with the charging case. If you use the earbuds without ANC and HearThrough, you will get even more battery, with up to 7.5 hours in the earbuds and a total of 28 hours with the charging case.
Q4. What is the Find My Jabra feature?
Answer. Jabra Sound+ uses your phone’s location data to store your Jabra device’s last known location. If you misplace your Jabra device, you can use this information to locate it using the map on your smartphone. You can also activate your Jabra device to make a sound, so it is easier to find. The Find My Jabra feature is disabled by default.
Jabra Sound+ only stores the last known location, and any previous location data is permanently deleted. All location data is stored locally on your phone and is never shared or stored externally.
If you remove permissions for the Find My Jabra feature, all location information is deleted and it will not be possible to locate your Jabra device. It is not possible to restore location data once it has been deleted.
Q5. What is Jabra Sound+?
Answer. Jabra Sound+ is the perfect companion app for your Jabra headphones – adding extra features and allowing you to personalise the way you use your Jabra device. Use Jabra Sound+ to register your product and update firmware for selected Jabra products.
Depending on the product connected you can, for example, change the language used for voice guidance, adjust the listening audio using an equaliser, and adjust HearThrough and Sidetone settings. Battery status for the Jabra product connected is also displayed. Don’t have Jabra Sound+ yet?
You can download it from Google Play on your Android device and from the App Store on your iOS device.
Q6. What can I do to reduce internal noise caused by bone conduction?
Answer. Due to the in-ear wearing style of your Jabra earbuds, your sound experience may be affected by bone conduction. Bone conduction is the transfer of sound to the inner ear primarily through the bones of the skull.
You may hear background sounds, such as your own footsteps or chewing, travel through the bones in your head rather than through the air. This sensation would be similar to hearing these sounds while using your fingers to plug your ears.
To reduce the sensation of bone conduction, try a different-sized EarGel to get a slightly looser fit. If your earbuds support the HearThrough feature in the Jabra Sound+ or Jabra Sport Life app, try using this setting to let in surrounding sounds.
Q7. What is HD Voice in Jabra Elite 5?
Answer. HD Voice refers to high-definition voice quality for audio. Call technology that carries voice data in a wider band of frequencies. Also known as ‘wideband’.
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