Product Comparison: Jabra Elite Sport vs Samsung Gear IconX


General Specifications
Brand
Jabra
Samsung
Model
Elite Sport
Gear IconX
About the Product
Jabra Elite Sport wireless earbuds feature advanced wireless connectivity, superior sound and call quality, and up to 3 hours talk/music time in the headset + additional 6 hours battery charge in portable charging case. With customizable fitting options, the cord-free earbuds stay securely in place and you have the option to wear one or both buds depending on your activity. The in-ear precision heart rate monitor works with our integrated Jabra Sport Life app to track and analyze your fitness, as well as provide personalized audio coaching.
It just couldn't be any simpler. Plug the Gear IconX earbuds into each ear and you're ready to go. No strings attached.
Key Specs
Min. Frequency Range
20 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
20000 kHz
Battery Life
9 hours
3.8 hours
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Jabra Elite Sport
  • The sound quality is good and when tested for phone calls I was told they could hear me clearly though I did have to speak louder than normal. I am soft spoken though.
  • Definitely within the top tier of true wireless Bluetooth earbuds. I've tried many of them, and this is arguably the best on the market right now. Strong, tight bass, solid mids, and good highs that are not peaky (especially when you need to turn it up for the gym).
  • Excellent sound quality. The app could use some better features, such as better tracking for weight lifting or more exercises in general. They rarely lose track of my heartbeat, and are very secure in my ears.
  • Much better sound than other bluetooth in-ear headphones I tried, the connection is pretty solid too, no dropouts. The fit is not the most comfortable but it's ok and they do not fall out.
  • When I received the Jabra earphones, I set my expectations low and expected to return them. I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality of these earphones. Their sound was excellent.
Samsung Gear IconX 2016 Cordfree Fitness Earbuds with Activity Tracker - Black
  • Sound quality is pretty good for a Bluetooth headset. It can be described as "warm" with bass present but not overpowering. Highs and mids are somewhat lacking but not to the point where you won't enjoy your music.
  • I've used them for 6 days in the gym, running, sleeping, working, etc. I'm hearing things that I haven't before using past earbuds, better high-end response than a few wired earbuds I have, but of course not close to a good pair of wired headphones.
  • Sound quality is excellent. Those complaining about it seem to have misread the manual or not read it at all.
  • These headphones look just great, perfect small size, and with really good sound once the tips are changed to the biggest provided (the ones that came installed made them sound flat without enough bass).
  • If you're looking for an earbud with supreme sound, these are not for you. They lack a low end, even when fitted properly and overall they don't really have a lot of good punch either - they are balanced, though.
Size & Weight
Height
4.7 in.
1.3 in.
Width
1.8 in.
4.2 in.
Depth
7.1 in.
6.3 in.
Weight
6.4 oz.
7.2 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Jabra Elite Sport
  • Great light-weight wireless earbuds. Stay in place for all kinds of exercise and have a built in heart-rate monitor.
  • Weight and comfort for long day wear, exceptional. Sweat and water, probably better than their rated for.
  • The convenience is awesome. No cords to get caught on weights or machines.
  • It is very comfort to wear it for over 3 hrs and you will not notice due to the light weight.
  • Do not just place them anywhere, they are very small and easily lost. I got my left earbud run over by cars within two weeks :-(
Samsung Gear IconX 2016 Cordfree Fitness Earbuds with Activity Tracker - Black
  • These have a nice weight to them, no moving/loose parts, and fit nice and snug in the provided charging case. The overall shape seems to wok very well with most ears, so I think Samsung has done a nice job here.
  • They seem to be just the right weight and can sit well in the ear with no discomfort.
  • Amazing! I've only had them a few days but they fit better in my ears than any other headphones I've ever owned. I barely even notice them in my ears when I'm working out. Light weight and comfortable.
  • Very Comfortable no strings and never falls out of ear. I lift weights/run/muay thai training
  • I love that the headphones charge in the case and that the case isn't too big or too small. I like that there were different ear clips sizes and different ear bud sizes.
Features
Color
Black
Black
Pairing Interface
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Connection Range
32 feet
30 feet
Carrying Case
Yes
Yes
Water Resistant
Yes
Yes
Built-In Microphone
Yes
Yes
Extras
Advanced wireless connectivity and superior quality calls and music, In-ear precision heart rate monitor and fitness analyzer. Personalized in-ear audio coaching, race pace calculator and recovery advice.
Built-in Fitness Tracker and Heart Rate Monitor, A fitting design, Control with a touch
Fit And Convenience
3 pairs of multi sized and shaped ear tips
What customers say about "Features"
Jabra Elite Sport
  • Finally, this is the one. I had forgone all my wireless audio experiences until today. The Jabra Elite is definitely the one I have been waiting for. Fit's good, Looks good, and sounds good.
  • The product is really nicely designed, with some great features. I liked the different ear foams for the ear. It really fits nicely on in my ears, and had no discomfort at all. Sound quality was also very good.
  • Lots of size options for not only the ear bud pad but also the outer ear rubber lips.
  • Rock solid connection, not just in distance, but with the other earbud. Quite impressive, since all of the others I've tried have had drop outs to varying degrees.
  • I couldn't get a good fit, so sound was not great. When using the Elite Sport for software phone on my computer, other people reported that my voice cut out a lot. I really like the idea of this technology, but it didn't work for me. I sent it back.
Samsung Gear IconX 2016 Cordfree Fitness Earbuds with Activity Tracker - Black
  • It's very easy to advance the song, raise volume by swiping either direction, pause songs, etc. But, due to how large the touch surface is, it's very easy to accidentally send a command without wanting to.
  • Controls are relatively easy to learn and use
  • Very comfortable, especially after switching the outer rubber ring to the smaller size
  • Heartrate and activity tracking seems to work ok, but would like to test them out more against my Garmin Fenix 3 w/ chest strap
  • If you simply connect them to the computer and load media to the earbuds the sound quality will be compromised and will not be stereo. Each earbud has it's own memory and they need to be synchronized.
  • The auto connect is great when it works, but if you yawn or make certain facial movement they can disconnect and reconnect off and on because the sensors lose the tight connection with the ear (I tried the different sizes as well). This is quite annoying.
Power
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Lithium-ion
Rechargeable
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Power"
Jabra Elite Sport
  • Battery life is great for my morning/afternoon commute and some listening while at work. Haven't had any issues with the earbuds' or case's batteries dying while I was using them.
  • Battery life is amazing I never run out. I used to run through bluetooths for calls or music. this thing does both magically
  • Fits very securely and the battery always lasts signifcantly longer than the stated 3 hours even at high volumes and while using the fitness tracking features.
  • Sound quality is ok at best. Neither battery lived up to their claim of 3 hours (headphones) & an additional 6 hours (charging case) as advertised.
  • Neither battery lived up to their claim of 3 hours (headphones) & an additional 6 hours (charging case) as advertised.
Samsung Gear IconX 2016 Cordfree Fitness Earbuds with Activity Tracker - Black
  • Yesterday, I used them (fully charged) in the gym for about an hour and fifteen minutes, and they started to die. It'd be nice to get a solid two hours out of them while connected to bluetooth.
  • Charging case - works perfectly, and can charge the earbuds several times
  • Solid case that doubles as a charging dock and has a battery of its own that is good enough to recharge the earbuds about 3 times. A clever move by Samsung given the battery life is one of the IconX's major weaknesses.
  • Runs well on a full charge, but doesn't seem to hold a charge from day-to-day (I wind up charging it in my car each day on my way to run)
  • The battery life is short in bluetooth mode, but the case recharges them within an hour. The focus is on working out and with the internal media player (no bluetooth) they will get around 3 hours. Plenty for the vast majority of workouts.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE

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