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Jabra's launches Elite 5, mainstream tws earbuds with hybrid ANC and great features

By Zachary Chan - on 6 Sep 2022, 3:35pm

Jabra Elite 5

Jabra has launched the Elite 5 true wireless earbuds in Singapore. As you can probably tell by the name, this one sits in the middle of the pack between the entry-level Elite 3, Elite 4 Active and premium Elite 7 series. However, far from being just another mainstream product, the Elite 5 boasts a very well-rounded feature set with a price point that I feel may make it more desirable than even the higher-end Elite 7 for general purpose use. 

Jabra Elite 5. Image Source: Jabra

For one, the Elite 5 features a Hybrid ANC system, combining a Qualcomm QC3050 chipset with both external feedforward and internal feedback mics to better pick out noise (the Elite 7 series only has feedforward mics). The Elite 5 also uses a 6-microphone setup for clearer voice calls with wind reduction support, and 6mm audio drivers like the Elite 7 series. Most tellingly, the Elite 5 supports SBC, AAC, and aptX codecs, which seem to make it a better audio companion for Android phones when listening to HD content. The Elite 7 series does not have aptX support.

Elite 5 Cross section. Image Source: Jabra

Other connectivity features include Bluetooth Multipoint up to two devices, plus support for Google Fast Pair and Microsoft Swift Pair technologies. Voice assistants are pretty much standard fare these days, and the Elite 5 supports both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

The Elite 5 will have a slightly lower IP55 rating (versus IP57 on the Elite 7), and 7 hours of battery life with ANC with up to 28 hours in total through the charging case (8/30 hours on the Elite 7). The Elite 5 case will also support Qi wireless charging by default.

Elite 5 colours. Image Source: Jabra

The Jabra Elite 5 will be available in two colours, Gold Beige and Titanium Black, and will go on sale for S$228 on the 15th September 2022 at all authorised retailers including Jabra's official stores on Shopee and Lazada. You can also pre-order the Jabra Elite 5 from 5th-14th September 2022, and get a S$30 Capitaland Voucher.

Amazon Singapore also has a pre-order promo for the Elite 5. From 5-15th Sept 2022, you'll get a S$30 Amazon gift card. Plus an additional S$9 off S$99 from 9th-12th Sept 2022 as part of their 9.9 deals. This additional discount is also stackable with the $30 gift card.

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