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The Pros, Cons and Oks for Jabra Elite 75t Earbuds (HR).
Reviewed in the United States on December 3, 2019
• Very small, compact, and a sleek design compare too many out there. Wearing these Jabra provides a minimalistic look that doesn’t draw any attention. This is something that Apple will never get back.
• They have a secure tight fit. From my experience, there is no way that these earbuds will leave your ear unless you use your hands. I ran, went on a trampoline, and bobbled my head up and down when listening to Jimi Hendrix. Very sturdy, no wobble whatsoever.
• They are comfortable to wear. The 75t rest on your ears, rather than relying on all the stability near the speaker end. Secure and comfort.
• Excellent connection. No hiccups using them as a phone or just for music. Bluetooth 5.0, the 75t allows you to connect to your phone and another device if you want.
• The case can go up to 28 hours. I didn’t test to see if this number is correct, but I did need to charge it after a week of use.
• The case itself is super small and can be stood upright. Think Apple’s noise-canceling Airpods charging case, but a little smaller. My wallet and keys both can be fit in one pants pocket with this.
• Magnetic seal on the case makes it to opens easily, and stays shut when you want it. The strength of the magnet can hold the earbuds upside down with them falling off.
• The case has USB-C fast charging. A 10-minute charge gave the case 40 minutes more battery life.
• You can check the battery levels for the case and the earbuds with the app (more details about the app later on).
• The microphone layout is excellent. The 75t has a 4 microphone setup, making a conversation very clear on their end. I walked through the wind and there was little to none wind distortion on the other end. These microphones help isolate the outside noises so your voice is the only one that is focused. They work and they work well.
• They put in a built-in mute button on the earbuds. Small perks go a long way Jabra, thanks.
• One-touch on the earbuds and you got Alexa, Google, or Siri on your end, if you’re connected to your phone.
• Sweat and dust resistant. Sweat all you like, these buds will keep going.
• One of the best features is the app for these. With the 75t’s app, you can personalize your sound take that fits your comfort. The layout is very user-friendly as you are given a visual graphic display of how much you want to the sound quality to either your right, left or both earbuds. I’m a firm believer in enabling the use of custom sound profiles because only you know what’s best for your hearing. With a lot of customization with this, I’m very happy.
• Another cool feature of the app is if you apply your personal sound settings, the earbuds will automatically adapt to what you’re changing in the app. No delay or restarting them.
• Sound-wise: One of the best bass levels on the market. If you’re a bass person, you’ll love this in every way. If you’re not then you can just go in the app and reduce it.
• The mids and highs are crisp, while the Passive Noise reduction does a respectable job blocking out those outside noises.
• Pulling out my earbuds, they automatically stop whatever music I was playing. Quick sensors.
• The tap controls are very simple and accurate. The best part for me with this is that you have the option to control the volume controls on the earbuds themselves. No need to go on the phone.
Cons and Oks:__________
• The bass. It’s really good but too good. It overpowers the highs and lows of the music to a point it’s always boom, boom, boom. I immediately went to the app and cut down the bass. Sadly the bass power is still there, but defiantly not that significant. For bass needed songs, this an upside, but I’m not a bass person myself.
• No built-in noise-canceling software. The Passive Noise reduction works well when the wind is blowing in your face. It does reduce a significant amount of wind resistance but other than that a loud environment will still be a loud environment in the earbuds.
• Low water rating. Only sweat resistance so you have to be extra careful when the rain or snow comes into your world. These are great for running, but it’s a turn off knowing that you have to be careful not the get these buds wet.
• Bulky in the ear. They are small but I felt these buds look like they’re going to pop out of my ear. Extend the earbuds as Apple did so they can be thin and not look like large jelly beans.
• No wireless charging for the case.
• You get on average a less full day of battery life. This isn’t the greatest as other reviewers have had worse, so be warned.
• There is a tight deal suction with these buds. I have no issue but I know some aren’t a fan of the suction feeling and would like some air coming in. This is especially a must if you’re a runner.
• The left earbud can be used independently. The right can but not the left. Jabra states for a software update in 2020, so it’s a wait and sees.
• Changing your setting with these buds are not automatic. A couple of times I had to wait for the buds to adapt to the settings I made on the app. This only occurs when they’re significant changes.
• I used an iPhone and you can’t call up Siri with these. You have to go to the phone.
• Those with large hands may have difficulty using these, because of the size.
• I tried connecting my computer and phone at the same time and the buds got a glitch. It’s trying to find what primary use is, and when your phone goes off when you’re watching a YouTube video, it has a hard time to choose which one to give you.
• With a small bulky size, numerous times I accidentally press the wrong buttons on the buds. There is a learning curve on where to press.
For the active lifestyle for working out, these are quite good. I couldn’t get them out of my ears unless I physically took them out. Also, I was most impressed with the customization you can do for sound when using the app. To be able to configure the sound experience that fits your needs is spot on, and is something that every headphone needs to provide. With a small design, and great microphone setup, and an excellent battery case, I felt these are earbuds that I can be taken on the go while not making people staring at me (unlike Apple).
But still that bass. It’s really good when the music matches it, but very annoying when there is bass in songs that don’t need it. The app does help, but with the price you’re paying you to expect the default sound to be neutral. Also the pricing is up with the big guys (Apple, Samsung, etc) so I expected to get some form of noise-canceling software, but sadly no. In the end, there are decent earbuds but with a mediocre battery life, my expectations were higher given the price.
Overall: A decent sound with a strong bass but a battery life nothing to brag about.
Hope I was a help to you.