Jabra's new wireless in-ear Elite 75t is about to be perfect: Fantastic sound, battery, comfort and a compact case, but has no active noise reduction.
Jabra Elite 75t.
Jabra is back with a successor to the excellent Elite 65t, which since launch has been my personal favorite and has received great reviews around the world. But a lot has happened in the market for wireless in-ear headphones since then, and does Jabra manage to compete with Sony, Sennheiser, Libratone and Apple?
It is clear that Jabra with the Elite 75t has chosen to make an already good headset even better, and where new features have meant less. This means that the Jabra Elite 75t plays better, holds much longer power, recharges with USB-C and has become more compact, but does not offer, for example, active noise reduction or wireless charging. In turn, they are cheaper than competitors.
Can Jabra repeat the success? Here is our test of the Jabra Elite 75t.
Jabra Elite 75t: Pros and Cons
- Excellent sound and incredible depth
- Long battery life
- Good passive insulation
- Comfortable fit
- Compact case
- USB-C charging
- No wire charging (later available)
- No active noise reduction
Both headphones and cases have become smaller with the Jabra Elite 75t. Still, battery life has significantly improved.
Designed on the Jabra Elite 75t
There is a clear similarity between the Jabra Elite 65t and the successor, apart from the size. Both the case and headphones have become smaller, offering despite this much better battery life. The headphones, made of hard plastic, are 20 percent smaller and a bit lighter than the predecessor, which means that the already good comfort in the Elite 65t has only improved in the new model. rer is not the same, but the Jabra Elite 75t is the most comfortable st in-ear headphones I've tested.
The physical buttons on the Elite 75t have been rearranged, which is both good and bad. The buttons are now easier to press and it is also easier to pair with new devices, but the dedicated volume buttons are in the swing. This means that you can now hold down the right and left buttons to turn up and down, which quickly becomes annoying. Unfortunately, you can't customize the shortcuts in Jabra's otherwise good app.
The case of the Jabra Elite 75t is also shrunk and at the same time some nice upgrades. Not only is it smaller, which most people probably appreciate, so you can now open it with one hand. The two headphones are now "stuck" with a small magnet that makes it easier to put them back in the case and also makes sure they are not easily lost. The small Micro USB input has now finally been replaced with a modern USB-C input, which makes it possible to use the cable with which you normally charge (Android) the phone.
Well known and improved sound
It is hard to ignore the importance of sound, at least when we talk headphones in this price range. The Jabra Elite 75t comes with a familiar sound, thankfully. Like the predecessor, it is a well-balanced sound, where especially the treble and stereo perspective impress. But where the Elite 65t had to give up, the Elite 75t delivers an impressive depth. There is far more bass in the Elite 75t, which sometimes causes it to run in the reefs. But this is only when it is necessary and it is true to the songs. If you play Dire Straits, the bass is not experienced as resounding, but if you stop the DMX with ATF, then the bass gets full throttle – and that sounds good! Sound-wise, the Jabra Elite 75t beats most of the competition's competitors, including the new AirPods Pro.
There is no active noise reduction to be found in the Jabra Elite 75t, which you would otherwise see several manufacturers throw over. In turn, they have a passive star reduction which cannot match the active kind, but which is still very effective. Personally, I don't miss active star reduction in them, but maybe you will.
Here is the case for the Jabra Elite 65t and Elite 75t. The new case has been improved in many areas.
Great battery life
Compared to the predecessor, the Elite 75t has a huge battery upgrade. Now a full charge lasts about 7 hours, up from 5. Jabra promises a good 7.5 hours, which I unfortunately could not get, but I am fully satisfied anyway. This means being able to listen to music for an hour and a half, for five days, without the need for charging.
But now it is so with wireless headphones that you still store them away in the case, ensuring that they are fully charged every time. And the new case adds an extra 20.5 hours. In total, 27.5 hours of battery life, before the Elite 75t needs a ride in the charger. In addition, a single hour in the case provides 1 hour of play time and they are charged with a USB-C cable. Unfortunately there is no wire charging, but a new case will come with this later.
Conclusion: The Jabra Elite 75t is a winner
Jabra's Elite 65t was a fantastic st headphones, and still is. Still, it's time for my faithful and much-used staff to retire, for the Elite 75t is a winner.
Competition in the market for wireless in-ear headphones has been intensified over the last year, and there are really many good cases out there. With the Elite 75t, Jabra shows that they can easily join. Personally, I would hardly recommend a set of these that are cheaper (the suggested retail price is $ 1,499.) Than both Sony's, Apple's and Sennheisers, and offer at least as good sound. The comfort is top notch and the support along with the compact case has an incomparable battery life.
Unfortunately, the Jabra Elite 75t has neither active star reduction nor wireless charging (launching a case later with wireless charging), so consider it important for you. We have no doubt that the Elite 75t should have our warmest recommendations.
The Jabra Elite 75t ends at 5.5 out of 6 stars.