3 months with Jabra Elite 75t In-Ear Buds. New Best in Class?

Jabra Elite 75t with its charging case

Since End of January 2020 I am using the Jabra Elite 75t in all different kind of usage scenarios:

  • Conference Audio-and Video Calls with Webex, Microsoft Teams, Zoom
  • 1:1 Phone Calls
  • Listening to music
  • Podcasts, eBooks and educational content
  • Sports like running and gym

I have also used their predecessor Jabra Elite 65t a lot in the past, so let`s find out why you might consider an upgrade or directly purchase Elite 75t. Spoiler alert: Battery life has improved from 10 hours to 28h (including charging case). But let`s first start with official specifications:

Tech Specs and Features

  • Passive noise cancellation and wind noise protection
  • Audio codecs supported SBC, AAC
  • Speaker bandwidth 20Hz to 20kHz (music playback)
    100Hz to 8kHz (calls)
  • Microphone type 4 x MEMS (2 in each)
  • Microphone bandwidth 100Hz to 10kHz
  • EarGels in sizes S, M, L
  • Music and talk time up to 7.5 hours with earbuds and up to 28 hours including charging case
  • Sleep mode Auto off after 15 minutes without connection or 60 minutes without activity, configurable in the Sound+ app
  • Standby time 6 months
  • Charging time 2 hours and 20 minutes (Full charge with dedicated 500mA USB wall charger). Fast charge Up to 60 minutes when charging earbuds for 15 minutes in the charging case
  • Supported Bluetooth 5.0 profiles HSP v1.2 , HFP v1.7, A2DP v1.3, AVRCP v1.6, SPP v1.2
  • Operating range Up to 10 meters (33 feet)
  • Paired devices up to 8, multi-connect 2 devices can be connected at a time
  • Auto pause music when one earbud is removed from ear
  • Auto power on/off “ON” when earbuds are out of charging case
    “OFF” after 15 minutes without connection or 60 minutes without activity
  • Charging plug USB-C
  • IP rating IP55

Voice Samples

I have seen improvements between Elite 65t and 75t regarding voice and microphone quality. The extra microphone seems to pay off. A sidetone feature allows you hear your own voice in the earphones, most other in-ear buds don`t offer it.

Jabra Elite 75t in silent environment

Jabra Elite 75t in noisy environment (train station)

Nevertheless I haven`t much noise reducation in windy environments (and I have tested them in very windy environment on top of Enchanted Rocks, Texas:

Summary

Charging case is now a bit smaller and can be charged with USB-C cable and what I really like is that they fit well in my small 5th pocket of my Jeans. Case design with magnets inside makes it easier to open and close and to keep the buds inside. Battery Life has improved signifcantly and they are leading now, close to be best-in-class. My favorite for battery life is Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 with 45h but their voice quality and mics are below average

Jabra`s new In-Ear Buds are bit smaller than the Elite 65t and more comfortable, never felt pressure or had issue with falling out of my ears.

Bluetooth pairing and connections works very reliable and stable and I enjoy to have connections to 2 devices at same time like my tablet and Smartphone.

With new large multi-functional button on each earbud to control play/pause, volume, skipping tracks and active voice assistants 75t are easier to use than their predecessors but you need to learn how it works, it is not intuitive.



Sound quality has also improved. Jabra has listened to lots of feedback about weak bass and now I can hear stronger punch and loudness has also increased. Seal is much better, that can be the reason.

Voice and microphone quality is a bit clearer compared to 65t but not a quantum leap. Make sure to update to latest firmware, I have seen improvements here last 2 months. Wind noise reducation is still far from being perfect.

Overall I can summarize that Jabra Elite 75t contain lots of different improvements like battery life, size, stronger bass, USB-C charging. Elite 75t are splashproof and offers some dust resistance. So if you don`t miss wireless charging or active noise canceling, then they get my full recommendation.

3 comments

    • oh, that`s an easy question. Jabra75t offer so much better voice, mic and calling quality. So if you don`t mind paying few bucks more, then dont wait any longer.

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