Difference between Jabra Elite 5 vs Jabra Elite Evolve Earbuds


This article compares the Jabra Elite 5 and Jabra Elite Evolve earbuds, both released in the last quarter of 2022.  Jabra Elite 5 was released earlier on 15 Sep 2022, while Jabra Evolve 2 earbuds were released two months later on 15 Nov 2022. Jabra Evolve 2 is geared towards commercial and office use, while Jabra Elite 5 is an all-round, personal earbud for music and clear calls.

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Physical Specifications

Tech SpecsJabra Evolve2 EarbudsJabra Elite 5
Launch Date15-Nov-2215-Sep-22
Physical Specifications
Size (each earbud) (mm)19 x 16 x 18mm
0.75 x 0.63 x 0.69in
20 x 20.54 x 27mm
0.79 x 0.81 x 1.1in
Weight (each earbud)5.4g5g
Earbuds IP RatingIP57IP55
Control TypeButtonButton
ColorBlackTitanium black, black, gold beige
Fit and Comfort
Pressure Relief/VentYesYes
Mono Mode
(Use either earbud)
Ear Gel3 sizes3 size
Ear WingsNoNo
Noise isolation fitYesYes

Jabra Elite 5 has a slightly lower rating of IP55 when compared to Jabra Evolve2 earbuds IP57, but both earbuds are almost as good as any sports earbuds like the Jabra Elite 75t or Elite 7 Active.

The Jabra Evolve2 earbuds are slightly smaller, though marginally heavier than the Jabra Elite 3. Nevertheless, both earbuds will fit into most ears and will not stick or protrude out.

At this time, Jabra Evolve2 earbuds only have black colour, but the company may introduce new colours in 2023.

In summary, both Jabra Elite 5 and Evolve2 earbuds are quite close regarding physical specifications.

Audio and Microphone

Tech SpecsJabra Evolve2 EarbudsJabra Elite 5
Audio (Speaker)
Frequency Response 80Hz-8,000Hz (Speak)
20Hz-20,000Hz (Music)
 100Hz-8,000Hz (Speak)
20Hz-20,000Hz (Music)
Audio CodecSBC, AACSBC, Q-aptX, AAC
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)Adjustable, hybridAdjustable, hybrid
Transparency (Hear Through)AdjustableAdjustable
FeaturesSide tone, PeakStop™, EU Noise-at-Work, G616Side tone, one-touch Spotify playback
Microphone per earbud3 MEMS mics (Voice, FF, FB).
Total 6 mics both buds.
Jabra Algorithms
Wind Noise Reduction YesYes
Auto MuteYesYes
Microphone Frequency 80Hz-8000Hz 100Hz-8,000Hz

Jabra Elite 5 has 3 MEMs microphones, including feedforward and feedback mic for hybrid noise cancellation. On paper, this specification matches the high-end earbuds like the Air Pods Pro 2, Jabra Evolve2 earbuds and Jabra Elite 7 Pro. Moreover, the Jabra Elite 5, like the Jabra Elite 3 and 4, supports the Q-aptX codec, a high-resolution 24-bit music quality over Bluetooth.

Both earbuds have adjustable ANC, equaliser and transparency (hear-through) via the Jabra+ app on the phone.

The Jabra Evolve2 earbuds do not support Q-aptX codec; however, offers hearing protection through PeakStop™  technology that blocks sudden spike in loud noise. It also does not explicitly state the support for one-touch Spotify playback, but we believe this is enabled as long as Spotify is active on the phone.


Tech SpecsJabra Evolve2 EarbudsJabra Elite 5
Bluetooth Version5.25.2
Bluetooth ProfileA2DP v1.3, AVRCP v1.6, HFP v1.7, HSP v1.2, SPP v1.2A2DP v1.3, AVRCP v1.6, HFP v1.7, HSP v1.2
Operating Range20m10m
Wireless Connect w/USB DongleYesNo
Paired Devices in Memory86
Multi-point Connection22
SensorsProximity/Ear sensor
Feedforward mic
Feedback mic
Bone conducting sensor
Proximity/Ear sensor
Feedforward mic
Feedback mic
Auto Play/PauseYesYes

Jabra Evolve2 earbuds excel in the connectivity specifications by having a USB Type A or Type C dongle that attaches to the computer or laptop. This dongle helps to double the operating range, and improve the stability and call clarity for teleconference. You will need to decide and select the type of USB dongle at the time of purchase.

Another advanced feature is the bone conducting sensor that is found on very few earbuds models in the market. The bone-conducting sensor detects your voice via sound conduction through the jaw bone and helps improve the transmitted voice’s clarity.

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Battery Life

Tech SpecsJabra Evolve2 EarbudsJabra Elite 5
Battery Life
Music Time8h (ANC On)
10h (ANC Off)
7h (ANC On)
9h (ANC Off)
Talktime Time5hTBC
Total Time + Charge Case33h (ANC On)28h (ANC Off)
Standby Time292 days275 days
Fast Charge5mins (1h batt)10mins (1h batt)
Earbud BatteryLithiumLithium
Charging Time 0-100% (Buds)2 hours3 hours
Auto power offYesYes
Auto power onYesYes
Size75x38x28mm64.1 x 38.9 x 26mm
2.52 x 1.53 x 1-in
Connector TypeUSB-CUSB-C
Input Power5V5V 2A max
Qi-Certified/Wireless ChargingYesYes
Battery Status LightYesYes
Charging Time 0-100% (Case)2h3h
Wireless Charging Time4h3h

Jabra Evolve2 earbuds have more superior battery performance even though the earbuds are significantly smaller than the Jabra Elite 5. That said, we are equally impressed by the Jabra Elite 5 battery life and charger specifications which include wireless charging.

Software & Apps

Tech SpecsJabra Evolve2 EarbudsJabra Elite 5
Software & Apps
Compatible Software/AppsJabra Direct, Jabra Sound+, Jabra XpressJabra Sound+
Voice AssistantGoogle Assistant, Amazon Alexa, SiriGoogle Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Siri
Certifications and ComplianceAvaya, Cisco, Unify, Microsoft Teams (SKU specific), MFi, Qi, Zoom, Google Meet, Amazon Chime, Amazon AlexaMFi, Qi, FCC, ISED, CE, RoHS, REACH, Proposition 65, Google
Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Google Fast Pair, Spotify

Besides the Jabra+ mobile phone app, the Jabra Evolve2 earbud is supported by desktop app Jabra Direct, and Jabra Xpress, which is a headset management tool for businesses. As it is targeted for business communication, Jabra Evolve2 is also certified for teleconferencing software such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Unify, Cisco, etc.


The Jabra Evolve2 earbuds are designed for business communication with an emphasis on stable connection and clarity of transmission. At the same time, Jabra Elite 5 is a personal earbud with very good overall specs for music and calls. Both earbuds have a high IP ratings, making them durable for sports and outdoor activities.

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