Danish audio equipment maker Jabra has an impressive product line in the consumer audio segment, with its wireless headphones and earphones being particularly popular. The company was an early mover in the true wireless segment with the Jabra Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t, both of which scored well in our reviews. Competition is now more intense in this segment, and Jabra has stepped up its game to stay ahead.
The company recently launched the 65t range successor Jabra Elite 75t and Jabra Elite Active 75t. Today, we’re reviewing some of the more affordable Elite 75t of the two. 14,999 in India, the Jabra Elite 75t isn’t quite as resistant to the elements as the Active Edition, but both the models are practically identical in all other ways, and promise all-round performance. Find out if the Jabra Elite 75t lives up to these expectations in our review.
Jabra Elite 75t Design and Specifications
We’re used to seeing bigger true wireless earphones as prices go up, but the Jabra Elite has managed to make the 75t compact and lightweight. There’s no stem for the microphone, and the earphones themselves are slightly smaller than the Elite 65t. These changes in design have made all the difference for comfort, with the Elite 75t being one of the most comfortable pairs of true wireless earphones we’ve used in recent times.
The sale package includes earphones, charging case, USB Type-C charging cable and three pairs of silicone ear tips. The pre-fitted ones worked best for us, giving us a secure, noise-isolating fit that was comfortable even when worn for hours. The right earphone is active and can be used alone, while the left earphone receives its signal only when it is within a six-inch radius of the right earphone.
Although completely plastic, the earphones look and feel good. The Jabra Elite 75t is available in a single color – titanium – and is IP55-rated for dust and water resistance. This is the biggest difference between the Elite 75t and the Elite Active 75t; The latter is IP57-rated for superior water resistance. That said, the Elite 75t will be able to handle a fair amount of exposure to sweat, water, and dust, making them suitable for standard everyday use.
Each earphone has a physical button, an indicator light, and a motion sensor. The sensor is used to automatically pause music when the earphones are removed, and resume when it is worn again. The buttons can be used to control everything on the earphones, including volume, playback, hear-through mode, and voice assistant on the paired smartphone. However, button-press combinations are a bit complicated, and we often press the wrong button because we can’t remember what to do.
A single-press on the left earbud enables listen-through (to be able to hear your surroundings); A single-press on the right plays or pauses music or answers calls; Double-press on the left skip goes to the next track; A double-press on the right activates the voice assistant on your paired smartphone; triple-press to the left on the previous track; And by pressing and holding on the left and right sides, the volume decreases or increases respectively.
The Jabra Elite 75t comes with a small black charging case, which is easy to store in your pocket or in any bag with little space. The case has a magnetic lid, a USB Type-C port for charging, and an indicator light at the back. The light shows the charging status as well as the battery level using different colors.
When it comes to specifications, the Jabra Elite 75t is quite well equipped for a pair of true wireless earphones. The headset uses Bluetooth 5 for connectivity, with support for the SBC and AAC Bluetooth codecs. With a frequency response range of 20-20,000Hz, 6mm dynamic drivers power the earphones. Two Bluetooth source devices can be actively connected to the earphones at once, and up to eight devices can be recalled. The earphones have four microphones (two on each earbud) for noise reduction on calls and calls.
The Jabra Elite 75t lasted just under seven hours during our testing, with the charging case offering an additional three charges for a total of about 27 hours of use. Interestingly, the case supports fast-charging; According to Jabra, you can get a quick burst equivalent to an hour of listening with just 15 minutes of charging.
The Jabra Elite 75t earphones work with a companion app – Jabra Sound+ – which is available for iOS And Android, The app lets you set ‘Moments’ that control the level of hearing based on your current environment. You can also set the intensity of the listen-through mode, adjust the equalizer, and listen to various ‘sound scenes’. These include a variety of packaged sounds, such as pink and white noise, nature sounds, and relaxing environments, all of which can come in handy to aid with concentration or sleep.
Jabra Elite 75T Performance
The Jabra headphones and earphones are rated highly by us when it comes to sound quality, and the Elite 75t is expectedly impressive in this department. While there isn’t support for the aptX Bluetooth codec, AAC support and well-tuned drivers make up for good performance when listening to music. We tested the earphones with the OnePlus 7T Pro (Review) and the Apple MacBook Air as source devices, both of which use the AAC Bluetooth codec.
We started with Forces… Darling by Coupe, and loved how detailed the sound was. Gentle drum beats and hi-hats sounded crisp and distinct throughout the track, even as the smooth, jazzy vocals took center stage in this electronic jazz number. The soulful instrumentation never got lost, and felt almost as distinctive as the vocals that are usually in focus.
Interestingly, the bass in the track didn’t sound very present or real, which is exactly what it should have been. Hints of low-end punch were heard in the drum beats, but the Jabra Elite 75t let the mids and highs come into focus.
When listening to Your Love by Mark Knight – a more traditional deep house track – the lows were definitely brought to mind. The earphones played up the genre effectively, but maybe a little too much. There was a lot of raw thump on the Jabra Elite 75t when listening to this fast-paced, aggressive track. As before, there was detail to hear, and the mid-range and highs weren’t overpowering, but the bass definitely came out. It’s punchy, impactful, and resonates with impressive low-end extensions. While we certainly enjoyed what the Elite 75t can do, it’s worth noting that this level of aggression in the lows may be a bit much for many listeners.
Listening to Sam Smith’s How Do You Sleep, the track had about 1 minute, 20 seconds of bass definitely on the aggressive side, which suggests that the lows are probably a little too punchy and can influence a lot of styles and tracks. wrong way. Better Bluetooth codec support – LDAC or aptX – may have made the difference here, allowing the earphones to capture a bit more detail and information to play the track better.
What particularly impressed us about the Jabra Elite 75t was the level of passive noise isolation that it offers. It’s so effective that we found it to be almost as good as proper active noise cancellation, and the option to activate listen-through mode and adjust how much ambient sound you’re allowed to filter is helpful, too. Is. Excellent noise isolation also meant that the music and sound in the video were very engaging and immersive, especially if you prefer bass-heavy audio.
A large part of Jabra’s business is its professional headset division, and the company is well regarded when it comes to voice-based communications. In fact, the Jabra Elite 75t is the best when it comes to voice calls; The sound was hoarse and clear on both ends of the call, even in noisy environments. We still find the Apple AirPods Pro to be the best in the consumer-grade true wireless segment when it comes to performance on calls, but the Jabra Elite 75t is a close second and costs a lot less.
Jabra is a popular name in the wireless audio space for good reason, and the Elite 75t true wireless earphones show that the company hasn’t lost its touch. These earphones are the best you can buy under Rs. 15,000; You get great sound, impressive design, good battery life and great call quality. Priced midway between Samsung Galaxy Buds+ and Apple AirPods Pro, the Jabra Elite 75t represents the middle in terms of features and performance.
Although we enjoyed the aggressiveness in the bass, a lot of listeners may find it a bit excessive. The lack of support for the aptX and LDAC Bluetooth codecs will also frustrate many users. However, if you can overcome these minor shortcomings, the Jabra Elite 75t is a very good pair of earphones under Rs. 15,000.
worth: Rupee. 14,999
- Secure fit, excellent noise isolation
- Nice app, listen-through mode
- wide sound, powerful bass
- great for voice calls
- good battery life
- Bass can be very aggressive at times
- No aptX, LDAC bluetooth codec support
Rating (out of 5)
- Design / Comfort: 4.5
- Audio Quality: 4
- Battery Life: 4.5
- Value for money: 3.5
- Overall: 4