Price (RRP): $299
Jabra is not necessarily a name that audiophiles know. Its latest Jabra Elite 75t in-ear, true wireless buds may change all that.
The Jabra Elite 75t has a superb fit (won’t fall out), BT 5.0 true wireless (works further from your phone), IP55 rated (dust and sweat), 7.5 hours use and 28 hours with the charging case, and best of all is completely compatible with Apple’s Siri, OK Google and even Alexa.
The Jabra Elite 75t is the update to the Jabra Elite 65t that Thomas Bartlett gave 4.6-out-of-5 in his review – high praise indeed.
Well, the Jabra Elite 75t has a better fit, even longer battery life, fantastic volume (more than you need), better bass, clearer hear-through and four microphones for better speech.
Thomas sums up the 65t (and the 75t is better again)
- Style-wise? I’d choose Jabra.
- Comfort? Jabra.
- Sound quality? The Jabra app can tailor sound to your preference.
GadgetGuy likes Jabra – it’s sound heritage is part of the GN Group, established almost 150 years ago. It is the only company sharing advanced audio tech to create consumer headphones, professional headsets and hearing aids. The single-minded purpose – to make your life sound better.
Jabra Elite 75t true wireless in-ear buds
Price: $299 from JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, and where ever you see the distinctive yellow and grey packaging.
Looks and comfort – EXCEED
While we liked the Elite 65t for looks and comfort the Elite 75t are smaller, lighter and less angular – more rounded and fit both the outer and inner ear canal more comfortably. In a jogging session, we felt that they were secure and would not fall out. And they felt cooler than the 65t.
And while some like dorky AirPod stalks coming out of their ears – we don’t. This is far more discrete.
It comes with Ear ‘Gel’ tips for small, medium and large ear canals. It is compatible with Comply foam True Grip and most other third-party silicon tips (easy replacement).
Each bud weighs a minuscule 5.5g.
Battery – EXCEED
Jabra claims up to 7.5 hours music, so we used them for a day (note the pass-through sound feature is invaluable). Sure enough at the end of a workday, they had about 10% left. Fast charge is 15 minutes for an hours’ use and under two hours to fully charge.
They will turn off after 15 minutes of inactivity (configurable up to 60 minutes) and are instantly on when you tap or insert them. When you remove/replace an earbud, the auto-pause/resume music works (perfect to have a quick conversation but pass through is good as well).
Case charge time (0-100%) is about 2.5 hours with a standard 5V/.5A (2.5W) charger, and the connection is USB-C (.3m cable supplied – no charger). We did try with a USB-C 45W PD-2.0 Belkin charger and charge time reduced to under two hours.