Jabra Elite75t Review: One of the Top True Wireless Earbuds The Jabra Elite 75ts have a great sound, long battery life and premium design.
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High quality, rich sound quality
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No noise cancellation
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The Jabra Elite 75t has nothing to be unhappy about. These are true wireless, high-quality earbuds that last a long time.
The Jabra Elite 75t was purchased by us so that our expert reviewer could fully test it and evaluate it. Continue reading to see our complete product review.
The Jabra Elite 75t wireless earbuds were one of the best releases in true wireless headphones in the past year. The Elite 75t earbuds are the next generation of Elite earbuds. They improve upon the 65t in many ways. This is a big deal considering the Elite 65t was (and may still be) one of the most popular earbuds on the market. The 75t earbuds offer incredible battery life and a sturdy fit and finish. They also have the same sound quality and calling quality you are used to from Jabra. The pair I received was in titanium black. They were very comfortable to wear in daily city living.
Samsung Galaxy Buds is the inspiration for the 75t earbuds. Jabra has placed a lot of emphasis on the tiny size and visibility of these earbuds when they are inserted in your ears. It has a unique shape that looks almost like an amoeba and helps stabilize the earbuds against your ears.
The only thing that you will see when you place them in your ears is the Jabra logo printed circular button. Jabra's most popular color, titanium black, has two colors. The inside is black with a silicone tip, and the outside is gray-gold. These earbuds can be purchased in one or both of these colors (called gold beige and black respectively). It is quite interesting that many companies stick with a black product.
The battery case is also a real selling point on the design front as it's one of the sleekest cases I've seen to date—even smaller and simpler than Apple's Airpod cases.
The 75t earbuds are similar to the 65t. They rely heavily on the snugness of their fit in order to remain secure in your ears. It is important to choose between three sizes of eartips. The downside to the eartips? They are very snug in the ears. If you prefer a bit of breathability, you may not like them.
Because the 75t is offset, there's a bulge at the back of every earbud. This allows it to sit on your inner ear. Although I prefer an eartip with a rubber wing tip, it works much better than other eartip-only fitting methods. Earbuds are very lightweight at 5.5g each, so they are easy to use. These earbuds are much more comfortable than other tight-fitting ones, and I use them for both long gym sessions as well as workdays.
One complaint that I have with these 65t earbuds was the lack of feel. The sound quality is excellent, but the feel is a little lacking. This is why I was not surprised that Jabra made this a major improvement on the 75t version.
Jabra earbuds are very snug fitting. If you prefer a bit of breathability, you may not like them.
The battery case has been improved. The 65t battery case was difficult to open (and close) and required some effort. The case now has a pair of magnets that can be used to align the earbuds to charge automatically. These two improvements are very much appreciated and enhance the user experience with these earbuds.
The rest of the product is almost identical, and features an all-plastic design that feels strong but not expensive. There's also IP55 water and dust resistance—the water resistance is on par with other premium earbuds, allowing ample protection against sweat and light rain. It also includes dust protection, something that is rare on wireless earbuds. This category wins my vote.
Jabra did a remarkable job in true wireless headphones on the quality side. It is an amazing feat for a company that was previously associated with phone headsets to rise to the top against the audiophiles like Sony and Bose.
The 65t was praised by most listeners for its clear, powerful response. I therefore had high expectations of the 75t. The sonic response here is truly powerful, with a lot of support on the low end—something that's often lacking in the tiny drivers included in earbuds. While some people might find the bass too powerful—there was plenty of thump when I turned on some four-on-the-floor EDM music—this ends up being a positive because it gives most music enough presence to push pack the typical earbud thinness. These earbuds will provide a solid seal, which allows for a surprising level of quiet.
Call quality is the other side to sound quality. Interesting note: Jabra has marked the frequency range of the earbuds as 20Hz-20kHz. However, this spectrum changes to 100Hz-8 kHz when calling. This change has never been advertised on earbuds, and it makes no sense. The spectral range of a speaker is the best, by definition.
This means that Jabra created software that alters the frequency response to the speakers to reproduce natural frequencies during phone calls. The classic Jabra 4-mic array provides a crisp and clear response to phone calls. It doesn't sound great in traditional terms, but it sounds sharper than what you would expect. This doesn't mean that your phone calls will sound muddy or have low-frequency hums.
The charging case and the earbuds are so small that it is amazing how long you can squeeze from one charge.
Jabra claims a remarkable 7.5 hour listening time with just the headphones and as much as 28 hours if you add the case. The numbers might be slightly different if there are a lot more calls to make or the HearThrough microphone is used a lot. However, these earbuds still beat some of my favorite earbuds. Even after many days of regular use, I was unable to drain the battery. Although it was not trending towards the advertised numbers, the fact that it didn't drain at all gives these earbuds high marks. Jabra has set the standby period at six months. This means that the earbuds won't draw phantom charges when they aren't in use.
It's this last fact that I'm most impressed with because leaving a pair of earbuds in your bag for use whenever you decide to need them is the most common use case—if you're bored on a train and want to throw on a podcast, there's nothing worse than finding dead earbuds. These earbuds are also very battery-friendly, thanks to fast charging and USB-C, which allows for 60 minutes of audio after just 15 minutes.
The Jabra Elite 75t was as easy as it gets outside of Apple’s native chipset. After removing the earbuds from their cases, they were in pairing mode and my iPhone was able to pull them into Bluetooth.
They can hold two Bluetooth devices simultaneously, thanks to Bluetooth 5.0. To reenter pairing mode, hold the buttons on both of your earbuds simultaneously after pairing. I was able to seamlessly swap back and forth between my laptop and my phone—something that isn't often the case, even for earbuds that claim Bluetooth 5.0 capabilities.
Also, the Bluetooth connection proved to be one of my most reliable. Other premium brands also experience problems with high-interference areas. Although there was some skipping on the Jabras's, this is normal side effect when you have truly wireless headphones. These are, however, my opinion on Bluetooth connectivity.
These are my personal favorite when it comes Bluetooth connectivity.
Jabra Connect+ is virtually unchanged since the 65t generation. This is not a major issue, as I found the app to be quite capable of extending my feature set. You can customize tap functions and choose your voice assistant. Also, you can set up an extension for earbud location. You can also use the basic graphic EQ to enhance the sound quality of the Elite 75ts.
The HearThrough transparent mode lets some outside sounds through the microphones. This mode can be toggled by pressing the left earbud. However, you have the option to adjust the sensitivity in the app. SideTone is a feature that transmits your voice to the microphone while you are on a call. Although it can be confusing at first, this is actually quite useful in order to make sure the other person on your phone is hearing you clearly.
Active noise cancellation is what would make these earbuds stand out. This feature is a rare and important attribute in wireless earbuds. I reviewed the Sony WF-1000XM3 model. The Jabra Elite 75ts, on the other hand, are incredible.
The Elite 75t was priced at $179, which is quite surprising considering that most premium wireless earbuds are around $200. This makes it seem like Jabra may be trying to lower their prices than other premium earbud manufacturers.
The $179 price tag is a great deal considering the excellent sound quality and long battery life. While there are cheaper options, these earbuds offer the best value for money.
The Elite 75t earbuds were so good that I decided to review them against what others consider the top wireless earbuds. The Sony WF-1000XM3 (see Amazon) has slightly longer battery life and active noise cancelling. They are sleeker and smaller than the Sony headphones, but they also cost $60 less. It is very close here so you will need to make a decision based on your priorities.
Wireless earbuds that are true and wireless with very few flaws.
These are solid earbuds. There are very few shortcomings to dig up on them, but there are a few: the lack of breathability in fit, and the fact that there's no stabilizing wing makes someone like me less apt to want them—I'm extremely prone to jostling earbuds loose during a workout. These earbuds tick almost every box, with the exception of noise cancelling. The Jabra Elite 75t is my top choice for true wireless headphones.