Jabra Elite 75t Earbuds Review 2020 True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds with Long Battery Life and Great Sound Quality
Jabra Elite 75t Earbuds is the best TWS headphones, in my opinion, should have the following characteristics: a comfortable and reliable fit, high autonomy, stable connection, and high-quality sound. A good addition can be convenient control, minimal signal delay, a compact case, the presence of its own application for adjusting the equalizer, and the ability to talk at least indoors. For fans of jogging, the function of temporarily disabling noise isolation will also be important. So, the Jabra Elite 75t Earbuds miraculously somehow meet all these criteria.
The Box and Kit of Jabra Elite 75t Earbuds
Traditionally, Jabra headphones come in chic packaging: a multilayer box, high-quality printing, and neatly laid out contents create a feeling of a premium product. But the content here is standard: a pair of headphones, a charging case, two additional sets of ear pads and a brochure with the rules of care. They even offer instructions to watch in the proprietary application Jabra Sound +.
Stylish Trending Design of Jabra Elite Active 75t
The headphone housings are made of high-quality matte plastic in dark blue (other colors will be available on sale) with a silver outer part on which there is a mechanical key with a hidden LED. By the color of the latter, you can not only find out about the current operating mode, but also determine the battery level (green, yellow or red). Despite the absence of a protective grill at the outlet, the headset is not afraid of rain, sweat and dust (IP57 certification).
There is a small hole on the inside of each earphone to relieve excess pressure, which allows the speaker membrane not to rattle and not to experience mechanical overload. This not only improves the sound at a low frequency, but also increases the durability of the product. Near the hole is a pair of contacts. Outside the case, there are two microphones, one of which is omnidirectional, and the second is aimed at capturing speech. Such a bundle allows you to cut off noise during a conversation, as well as “turn off” noise isolation: the user simply hears the surroundings through the headphones.
Compared to its predecessor, the “ears” became 20% more compact (21.9×19.4×16.2 mm), and their weight decreased to 5.5 g. The manufacturer claims that the design of the Jabra Elite 75t Earbuds was created on the basis of studies of thousands of people from different countries. Believe it or not is everyone’s personal affair, but they got into my ears like a glove: I don’t feel discomfort even after 6 hours of continuous use, and thanks to soft gel ear pads, they are unable to leave their place even in the most active workouts.
If the Active 65t case had the weakest link, now the case can be set as an example to follow. It has become noticeably more compact (62.4×36.6×27 mm), which allows you to put it in any, even the smallest pocket. Weight also decreased to 35 g. The new form allows you to install it on a table vertically. Thanks to strong magnets, the cover will not randomly open, and the headphones will not fall out, but removing them from the cover with your fingers is quite simple. The case is made of the same material as the headset and is resistant to dirt and fingerprints. The logo is located on the front, and the aging connector is replaced by a progressive USB Type-C on the back, next to which there is an LED informing about the degree of charge (although I would better place it on the front side).
Pressing the buttons is quite soft and does not cause discomfort in the ear. Unlike touch control, the mechanical allows you to interact with the headphones with gloves on, the response is always clear, and accidental clicks are minimized. In order to be able to use as many functions as possible, and at the same time minimize multiple presses, asymmetric control was used here, which will take some time to get used to. A single click on the right earphone button will start the music or turn on the pause, long – increase the volume, double – activates the voice assistant. With an incoming call, one touch allows you to answer or end the call, and two – reject it. There is also the ability to manage concurrent calls. Touching the button on the left earbud activates the HearThrough function, allowing you to hear everything that happens around with the help of microphones, holding – decreases the volume, double-clicking – switches to the next track, and triple – to the previous one. During the conversation, one-touch mutes the microphone, and double – activates the SideTone function, which allows you to hear your own voice, which gives a more natural feeling.
To pause the music, you just need to spread the headphones to a distance of more than 20 cm, for example, pulling one out of the ear. When the headset is removed from the case, it automatically turns on and tries to connect to a previously remembered device (up to 8 pieces are stored in memory), and when disconnected inside. However, these operations can be done without a case, for which it is enough to simultaneously hold both keys. To enter pairing mode, hold the buttons for three seconds. The right earphone can be used in mono mode, for which you need to pull it out of the case, leaving the left inside, and then make the connection as described above. The manufacturer promises that after the next firmware update, it will be possible to do the same trick with the left earphone. A pleasant female voice informs about the activation of all modes and functions.
A connection with a smartphone is established in a couple of seconds using the Bluetooth 5.0 protocol (HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP and SPP profiles are supported). The communication quality is excellent: the headphones do not lose connection, do not “stumble”, and the sound lag behind the image is minimal, so it will be comfortable to watch movies and play in them. The headset can simultaneously connect to two devices at once, which is very convenient. But of the codecs, only SBC and AAC support is declared, but there is no aptX beloved by many, however, this does not prevent the headset from sounding good.
Like every self-respecting brand specializing in sound, Jabra has its own app for iOS and Android, allowing you to interact with the device. With Sound +, you can not only flexibly adjust the equalizer with the ability to save presets, but also make the interlocutor’s voice higher or lower during a call. The user can adjust the volume of the SideTone and HearThrough modes, and also indicate whether the music will be played when the latter is activated.
The utility contains a large selection of nature sounds that can be put in the background: you sit on the house’s self-isolation, and a soothing surf sound is heard in your ears. If you leave your headphones somewhere, then the application will help you find them: the GPS-mark of the point where the connection was disconnected is automatically saved. If you’re not far away and the connection remains active, you can find your headset by broadcasting a high-frequency signal: the Elite Active 75t is so loud that you can hear them from a distance of several meters. In addition to the above, Jabra Sound + allows you to evaluate the remaining charge of the case and headphones, perform firmware updates, assign a voice assistant (it may differ from what is installed by default on the phone), change the language of prompts, look through the manual and much more.
The Jabra Elite 75t Earbuds uses speakers with a diameter of 6 mm, operating in the standard frequency range of 20-20000 Hz. They are capable of reproducing a clean, balanced sound with the effect of a surrounding scene. Instruments do not mix into “porridge”, we can clearly distinguish vocals, the high frequencies do not go to the squeak, and the basses will appeal to all lovers of heavy music. However, if you are a fan of any specific frequencies, then you can always strengthen them in the application. Headphones cope well with compositions of any genre in mp3 format, are suitable for watching movies and videos, but it’s far from always revealing all the beauty of FLAC. Nevertheless, in the TWS segment, the Jabra Elite 75t Earbuds sounds quite decent.
The manufacturer decided to do only with passive noise isolation, which, however, is enough to ensure that the subway noise does not interfere with musical enjoyment. For comfortable listening, 30% of the maximum volume is enough. Four microphones and the SideTone function do their job: making calls on the headset is comfortable not only indoors, but also on the street. Of course, do not wait for miracles: if there is a strong wind, you still have to pull out the phone.
One of the main problems of TWS-headphones is low autonomy. Usually, one charge is enough for me to go to work and back, but in the case of the Jabra Elite 75t Earbuds, I’m just tired of discharging them! In such a compact case, the manufacturer managed to fit a battery that lasts for as long as 7 hours of listening! But this is not all: the case allows you to recharge the headset almost three times, thereby ensuring a total operating time of around 25 hours! So that the device does not waste energy in vain, after 15 minutes of inactivity, automatic shutdown occurs. Full recovery of energy, the headphones take about 90 minutes, and charging the case from the computer port takes 2.5 hours.
Jabra decided to abandon the Elite Active 75t from various “bells and whistles”: heart rate monitors, accelerometers and active noise reduction focusing on what is really important: convenience, sound quality, autonomy, and good connection. In the form of a bonus, we get the “transparency” mode, an excellent application and the ability to comfortably conduct telephone conversations. With all the advantages of the model, the manufacturer managed to maintain an adequate price of 12,990 rubles. In my opinion, the Elite Active 75t is almost always ahead of its “apple” competitors, now it remains to achieve a little more “recognition” among the people.