When I got my hands on the Jabra Elite 75t’s I was pretty excited. Having seen reviews from my favorite earbud reviewers already I had some pretty high hopes. Not to mention that Jabra has been around for a long time and proven to make world-class products. So how do they stack up in the wildly competitive wireless earbud arena? Let’s find out…
We’ll skip the unboxing here because, to be honest, you get some additional ear tips, a USB C charging cable, and all the assorted manuals and other papers that you would expect, but the packaging is pretty… so here is a nice look at that.
Now without wasting more time let’s jump in and talk about the design. From the case to the earbuds themselves Jabra did a great job of creating a compact package while still delivering on many of the features you’re going to be looking for in your next pair of earbuds. They didn’t get them all, but more on that as we move through the review.
The case itself is super compact which is great. It has USB C charging on the back with a small LED to indicate the charging status, and very low-key Jabra branding on the front. It also has quick charging, which gives you an additional 60 minutes of battery life with only 15 minutes of charge time which is super convenient for people on the go.
And while we are talking about charging, I’ll also mention that you get 7.5 hours of battery life on a single charge and a total of 28 hours on the entire system itself… not bad for such a small form factor.
The design of the earbuds is also very sleek. They have a two-tone color scheme and clean matte finishes. The Jabra branding is present on the buttons, but is not overly aggressive and looks tasteful.
The one thing that I did find myself wishing for was touch controls but alas these are indeed a button pair of earbuds, however, they did do the button correctly making them a soft push that is very responsive. They did a great job of avoiding that feeling of jamming something down into your ear every time you’re trying to use it. But at the end of the day, I would like to see touch controls potentially on a future model.
They did throw in an added bonus by including smart in-ear sensors that automatically pause and play your audio when you remove and replace the earbuds… very convenient. However I am sad to say these are not dual connect pair of earbuds, you can only use the right earbud on its own… So we’re gonna go ahead and add that to my wish list for a future model as well.
With control in mind, let’s talk about the app because it is perhaps one of the most important features of owning these earbuds.
The app is AMAZING… truly. This is the brains that take this from a solid pair of earbuds to adding them to my top 5. The EQ settings and adjustments are smooth and responsive, allowing you to tune the sound perfectly for your listening preference. Save it to one of three presets and you are set for any situation you find yourself in.
If you don’t want to mess around too much, simply use one of the preset EQ settings to do the job for you.
Easy access to Jabra’s HearThrough passive audio mode makes being aware of your surroundings easy and it works so well! Turning this feature on I could hear outside sounds while listening to my music, you can even adjust the volume of the outside audio in the app on the fly.
Without spending the next 30 mins with all the features of the app the last one I will mention that really surprised me was Soundscapes. The app comes preloaded to help you focus, meditate, or just simply relax with sounds ranging from white and pink noise, waterfalls, ocean waves and even a crowd for all of us stuck at home right now… you might have forgotten what one sounds like!
No matter what your audio goals are Jabra has really set the bar for customization and personalization of your sound in their app. To be honest with you, I haven’t seen a better app.
Keeping sound in mind, the audio quality on the Elite 75t’s is solid. I won’t talk much about the audio curve because at the end of the day you will want to make some adjustments anyway, but I will say that whether you like it warm, cold, sharp, mid-heavy, or want to get that bran rattling bass, the Elite 75t’s can make it happen. So all you bass heads, rejoice… the 75ts can deliver for you as well!
One last thing I wanted to mention for all of you out there searching for the best sound possible, Comply Foam, one of my favorite ear tip brands just released their TrueGrip Pro ear tips designed for Jabra earbuds! Meaning, if you thought the sound and fit of your earbuds was good before, Comply Foam tips take fit, comfort, and sound to the next level. I have included links to the TrueGrip Pro in the description below.
When it comes to calling quality, the 4 microphones dedicated to helping people hear you performed well, check out the sample audio clip in the video review above and let me know what you think,
So with all things considered, these will run you about $180 at the time of making this video which puts them into the premium level price range, but are they worth it? For me, $180 seems a bit steep. I would have liked to see these come in around $125 – $150. The reason being the mixture of audio performance, customization with the companion app, and comfort make them a contender with some of the best earbuds out there for sure, however, they lack dual connect, wireless charging, and touch controls not to mention we are already starting to see earbuds with ANC at a lower price point.
That being said, the Jabra Elite 75t’s perform at the highest levels where they need to most… but do lack some of the features I’d like to see. You can learn more and order some for yourself using the Amazon links in the description below.
And if you have any questions or comments please leave them in the comments section, I do my best to reply to as many as I can because at the end of the day to the goal is to help you make a better tech buying decision. But as usual, that’s it for me… I’ll see you guys in the next video.