Enterprise Earbud Comparison: Jabra Evolve2 Buds Edge Out Poly Voyager Free 60+.
You can read the individual reviews for the Poly Voyager Free 60+ and Jabra Evolve2 Buds by clicking on the links above. They hit each main feature with near parity. In the end, the choice of the winner came down not to any particular feature, but ear fit, which Jabra accomplished better for me than Poly. Our current choice for top enterprise earbuds is the Jabra Evolve2 Buds. Jabra’s earbuds were also significantly less expensive than the Poly buds, though the Poly buds reduce in price without the touchscreen case.
Both products offer great sound for earbuds, as they should, with each sitting atop their respective product mixes. Poly’s innovative case differentiated it from Jabra’s more mundane Qi charging case, but poor implementation of control features across the earbuds and case detracted from the design, despite the case’s cool analog audio streaming feature. Jabra offered more clarity of control with buttons rather than touch, though they require mastering several tap-and-hold combinations. Poly includes support for the AptX for improved audio on some systems. Both equally supported Apple’s AAC codec.
The included Bluetooth® transmitters on the review units (not provided with all models of either earbud product line), and the availability of enterprise management software made them equal for consideration within large companies. We did not evaluate the management software, so we cannot compare the management features or implementation of Jabra’s or Poly’s device management services. We can say, however, that based on the client software, we hope the enterprise software proves of higher quality.
We compiled a table of major features for each product. Cells with NA mean the feature was unavailable from the manufacturer’s website or data sheets. If we receive clarity on those features, we will update the table. Bold items indicate a superior feature over the competitor.
Poly versus Jabra Enterprise Earbud Comparison
|Feature||Poly Voyager Free 60+||Jabra Evolve2 Buds|
|Active Noise Cancelation||YES||YES|
|Certifications||Made for iPhone|
Microsoft Teams (Teams version only)
|Avaya, Cisco, Unify, Microsoft Teams (SKU specific), MFi, Qi, Zoom, Google Meet, Amazon Chime, Amazon Alexa|
|Speaker bandwidth (for music/speaking)||20Hz – 20000Hz||20Hz – 20000Hz
|Supported Codecs||AAC, AptX, SBC, and mSBC||AAC, SBC|
|Number of microphones||3 per earbud||3 per earbud|
|Microphone bandwidth||NA||80Hz – 8000Hz|
|User hearing protection||YES|
SoundGuard DIGITAL: G616
PeakStopTM, EU noise at work, G616
|Talk Time||5h 1m||5h|
|Music time (ANC on/off)||8h/NA||8 hrs/10 hrs|
|Fast charge||15min = 1hr 12m||5min = 1 hr|
|Simultaneous BT Connections||2||2|
|Charging case dimensions||2.15 x 2.83 x 1.30 in ||2.95in x 1.51in x 1.12in|
|Weight of each earbud||.016oz||0.2oz|
|Warranty||2 years||2 years|
|Special Features||Touchscreen case|
|Apps||Poly Lens mobile and desktop||Jabra Direct, Jabra Sound+, Jabra Xpress|
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