Wireless Bluetooth earbuds are great when you don’t want cords dangling from our ears and neck. However, many earbuds either sound awful or won’t stay put in your ears. That’s not true for the Jabra Elite Active 75t earbuds. They’re designed for an active lifestyle and they’re great for travel. In 2018 advicesisters.com reviewed the Jabra Elite 65t earbuds. The Jabra 75t are even better.
These earbuds let you cut the cord which makes them ideal for sports.
An IP57-rating makes them fully waterproof and sweatproof, so there’s nothing holding you back from running in the rain or sweating to the oldies, or anything else your heart desires.
The Bluetooth enabled headphones pair with your smartphone and the Jabra Sound+ app.
What’s In The Box?
Aside from the Jabra earbuds and the charging case, you also get two additional sets of ear tips, a short USB-C charging cord, and a booklet with warnings, etc.
If there is a downside, it’s the instructions. Basic ones are on the presentation box cover, but they’re in minuscule white type on light gray. For many people, it’s unreadable.
Jabra thoughtfully includes 3 different sizes of ear tips to personalize the fit. This is one of the key features Jabra is promoting with these new earbuds.
I admit that I had problems with the former 65t model, but these are definitely an improvement from the Jabra Elite 65T earbuds. Once you get them situated in your ear, they are very comfortable.
There are only 3 actual buttons on these earbuds: 2 on the left earbud control (volume and for skipping songs). The one on the right earbud is the play/pause music and take calls, and can also be used to let in a bit of the sound from the world around you via Jabra’s HearThrough technology (with a double press).
The right-hand earbud has most of the functionality. You can answer calls, play music, and even connect to electronic assistants such as Alexa, Siri® or Google Assistant™. This worked quite well.
However, like every in-ear headphone, operating a small earbud by touch can take practice, learning exactly where to place your fingertips to get the desired result.
We tested the sound with classical music and with our gold standard for testing audio: “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac. a helpful feature story we did is How To Compare Audio Equipment, How We Test Sound.
The sound is ok. We don’t expect a “concert hall” from small earbuds. However, the bass isn’t gut stomping, and the sound becomes “tinny” at high volume.
Jabra Sound+ App:
These days you need a separate app for everything. For some it’s a bonus, but for others it’s just another way to clutter up a phone.
As far as performance, the Jabra Sound+ app is just so-so. Sometimes it works, sometimes it just doesn’t want to give up its secrets.
Thankfully, once you manage to sync your earbuds to Bluetooth, download the app, and get everything working together, you can find full instructions on the app, use the equalizer, etc.
Should you not want to use the app, you’ll have to guess what the earbuds are capable of. Most of this is intuitive or you’ll figure it out by trial and error.
The battery life is very good. You can get up to 7.5 hours of continuous use, or up to 28 hours with the charging case and it takes just a couple of hours to charge completely in the charging/travel case.
Speaking of the case, it’s extremely compact, with powerful magnets that lock the earbuds into place, USB-C charging, including fast charge, and handy upright design. I really liked this!
The Bottom Line:
The petite size, re-designed ear fit, and sweatproof/dustproof features make this a good bet for active use.
The fit is definitely improved from the Jabra Elite 65T earbuds we reviewed in 2018.
The charging/carry case is small and easy to fast charge with the included USB-C cord.
The ambient noise is reduced to a comfortable level, MySound lets you easily stop your music so you can talk.
Sidetone allows you to customize how much of your own voice you hear on calls, so you won’t need to speak louder to hear yourself.
The sound for voice/phone calls are clear and distinct.
Users really need the Jabra Sound+ app to personalize and use the earbuds to their full potential.
The pairing to the Jabra earbuds was easy…but not always.
You can’t pair or do anything with the app or the earbuds if they are in the case.
If you can get the equalizer on the app to work, it helps the thin sound, but the equalizer isn’t always responsive and the bass is not huge.
Others can hear your music when you have the earbuds in if they’re close by.
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