Small and full of technologies, the Jabra Elite 75t is an all-wireless headset that rivals Apple AirPods, Bose SoundSport and Beats PowerBeats Pro. The model has a sophisticated design, delivers active noise cancellation, 28 hours of battery life and a four-microphone filter noise for cleaner connections. Does it make sense to bet on the product?
The successor of the Elite 65t can still be a good option for those who practice physical exercises. Is it a good alternative to Jaybird Vista? Over the past few days, I’ve tested the Jabra Elite 75t and I’ll tell you if it’s all that in the next few minutes.
Jabra Elite 75t Video Review
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Design, comfort and case
Jabra wanted to adopt another strategy with the Elite 75t. While the Elite 65t was a heavy phone with a bulky design, the new generation tries to stand out for its comfortable and better fit in relation to its rivals. In practice, you now have a much lighter wearable, but with a still imposing design when compared to other models. It is very similar to the Jabra Elite Active 75t and the structure is all covered in plastic and rubber. IP55 protection ensures that the product is water and sweat resistant, so this is a device that will withstand your running, walking and gym workouts.
If Jabra wanted to mark this generation for comfort, I can say they did it. The Elite 75t fits very well in the ear canal, without generating tension when walking. I was able to use them during physical activities and I really enjoyed the experience. Also, the headphones are good for everyday use. You should not experience discomfort after a few hours of use at home or in the office.
The case has a minimalist feel, but the matte material employed is a finger print magnet. The internal part, to house the devices, is completely rubberized, reinforcing the refined finish. The back received the USB-C connection for power and an LED that helps to know when the battery is 100%. In the package, the company ships a USB-C cable with USB-A and two pairs of tips.
Features and connectivity
Jabra headphones can be controlled by Jabra Sound+. It is a very complete application available for iPhone (iOS) and Android that allows you to check the battery, configure active noise cancellation, track headphones, and update. Now, the most unusual (and cool) feature of the app is Soundscape, which puts bird, river, rain, diving and cave sounds for you to listen to on the Elite 75t and simply relax or focus on something.
The equalizer is right on the first screen and the company offers six predefined modes (Neutral, Spreech, Bass boost, Treble boost, Smooth and Energize) for those who don’t want to touch the frequencies manually. However, what bothered me about the application is the area that allows you to change the button commands, which was very hidden in the settings and it took me a while to find it. This is a resource type that should be on the main screen.
Working with Bluetooth 5.0, the audio playing on the Elite 75t can be choppy if you move away from the phone and move to other areas with interfering walls. If you plan to use this headset to watch videos on your cell phone or computer, the good news is that latency is low.
Sound Quality and Microphone
The Jabra Elite 75t’s sound is crystal clear and, let’s say, kind of bright. He tries to pull some details from the songs that are often hidden. In addition, it is interesting to note how the model works the bass, because even without any setting on the equalizer, there are tracks that have remarkable repercussions, while others lose their grace precisely because of the absence of beats. By contrast, there’s plenty of room for the mids and trebles.
In imma be, by the Black Eyed Peas, in Neutral mode (same thing as normal), I felt that the bass sounds with a certain pressure and, even without invading the other frequencies and the vocal, this impact can disturb some ears. The scene changes when using the treble boost or speech presets, which make the beats more bashful. On the other hand, The Chain, by Fleetwood Mac, resonates with more presence in Neutral mode: the sounds of the bass, guitar and drums come alive.
When playing hey god, Bon Jovi’s music on Jabra Elite 75t sounds strident and the instruments clash in the intense parts. The situation improves when you change the setting to Bass boost or Energize, but there’s still a bit of shrillness when you turn up the volume. Overall, the Elite 75t’s sonic performance reminded me of Jaybird Vista, which also doesn’t focus on bass and tries to bring out midrange. Both don’t have a sound that I like, but they certainly suit those looking for balance.
In the microphone, the wearable has a system of four microphones that can filter out external noise around the person for cleaner calls. For several weeks, I used the Elite 75t in meetings on Zoom and Google Meet. During this period, I’ve noticed that the headphones don’t muffle my voice, so I can understand well what I’m talking about in a phone call or video call. The quality is generally good for a Bluetooth headset and the only downside is the voice a bit distant.
Noise and battery cancellation
The Jabra Elite 75t’s noise cancellation is excellent because both active and passive cancellation are assertive. Combined, both are efficient at shielding them from everyday noises, such as the noise of cars, motorcycles, trucks, a TV and even the loud noise of the neighbor. Testing with an LG Xboom Go PL7 snare next to me, reproducing hip-hop at 50% volume, I found the 75t takes my distraction out of the LG snare, but I can still feel the bass.
Jabra also delivers the opposite. HearThrough is the headset’s ambient mode and it works very well. When activating it, the microphones start to collect the noise so the person can hear what is happening around them. I could see that the feature not only activates the microphones but also raises the external sound. It’s something interesting and very useful, especially on the street, for you to hear when a car is approaching, for example.
The case of the Elite 75t is smaller, but the range has advanced considerably. Now it’s 7.5 hours of playtime or 28 hours with the case. If you turn on Active Noise Cancellation, you’ll have about 6 hours of sound or up to 24 hours with the case, guarantees Jabra. I connected the devices to a Realme 8 Pro and, playing via Spotify with the ANC turned on, they held up for 5h08min, well below the promised number.
Jabra Elite 75t: is it worth it?
The Jabra Elite 75t is a great evolution of the Elite 65t and the first hits come right when you take the headphones out of the box. The new, leaner dimensions made the wearable lighter, cute and with an excellent fit. It also means that this new build makes this a great product for exercisers and I can say that, at least in that regard, the Elite 75t pleased me more than the Jaybird Vista.
The sound performance is good, but not excellent, as I imagined due to the care and attention that the company has with the sound. The impression is that the Elite 75t adjusts to every type of track, but that doesn’t mean the music will sound good. The high frequencies seem to have more space, while the bass is in the background. The good news is that the equalizer is available to resolve those points that made me turn up my nose.
By the way, the app is very complete — one of the most complete I’ve seen — providing a complete and customizable user experience. Active noise cancellation is also effective with everyday noise. The Jabra Elite 75t isn’t for me, but it’s an excellent choice for anyone looking for sound balance, outdoor endurance and a complete connectivity system.
Jabra Elite 75t Bluetooth Headset
- Sound quality should please those who prefer balance
- Model has more beautiful design than the Elite 65t
- Jabra’s app is very complete
- Passive and active noise cancellation are great
- Could have Bluetooth 5.1 or 5.2
- Autonomy with the ANC still doesn’t please