The highs are fairly well sculpted here, too, so despite the pumped up bass, there's a sense of balance, just not accuracy. When placed correctly, I never worried about the Elite 65t buds dislodging during my workout, even when I was sweating buckets on the StairMaster. Unlike the SoundSport Free and AirPods, they don't stick out too far. They have a good battery life, a stable fit for sports and they will easily fit into your pockets thanks to their compact charging case. Others, like and offer a superior audio experience compared to AirPods, but at a significantly higher price.
Listened to in isolation, they are decent at conveying a tune. One-touch access to Alex, Siri, and Google now Jabra Sound+ app The perfect companion to your Jabra headphones Personalize the way you use your Jabra device. There is a lot to be said for the benefits of the truly wireless technology. Design The Elite 65ts look more adult than other truly wireless buds I've reviewed. We've seen many new models released since then, including ones from Samsung, Jabra, Bose, Jaybird, and many more. Every time I open the charging case and remove the earbuds they automatically pair to my device before I even get them in my ear which is impressive.
I have a pair of jam wireless earbuds that have way more bass but they are not as comfortable as this pair. In the past, I have had my chest and swinging arm block the Bluetooth signal to the earbuds and there is nothing more frustrating than constant intermittent audio. Jabra Elite 65t overview Jabra Elite 65t earbuds On-the-go charging case Jabra Elite 65t. The earbuds themselves are lightweight the right-ear comes in at 6. The Bad The relatively tight, noise-isolating fit isn't for everyone.
On the majority of the calls, he couldn't tell I was using headphones, and it didn't sound like I was talking to him via an underwater tunnel. Not for purists seeking accurate audio. Its earbuds contain a whole host of features designed for fitness use such as heart rate and step tracking. Jabra Sound+ app Jabra Sound+ app Personalize your music Customize HearThrough Register your 2-year warranty Jabra Elite 65t. The earphones come with three different sized eartips and while there are no wings or fins to hold the buds in place, they stayed secure in my ears. There are perforations in the earbuds which allow the various mics to pick up your voice for calls but also to allow outside sound to be mixed with your music.
Sure, that's a little more than , but the audio is better on Jabra's set, and they don't look like you left a pair of Q-tips sticking out of your ears. The cymbals and percussion were crisp, with rich bass and clear guitar. So if you don't have internet don't expect the extra features. Should you get the Jabra Elite 65t over the Airpods? Not to get too graphic, but I simply removed the bud for a moment, stuck my pinky finger in my ear for a quick scratch, then reinserted the bud. Unfortunately, their unique one-size-fits all design will not be as comfortable for smaller ears and their case could definitely be improved. On tracks with intense sub-bass content, like The Knife's Silent Shout, the drivers deliver powerful low frequency thump that should appeal to bass lovers and those who get a little extra motivation from deep lows. On the left is a single multi-function button that handles playing and pausing duties, while on the right the button handles volume and track-skipping duties.
Both sets of buds were evenly matched on Diana Krall's live rendition of Fly Me to the Moon. Basically, battery life shouldn't be a concern for you here unless you plan to wear them continuously during an eight-hour workday. With its new Elite Active 65t, Jabra added brawny sweatproofing to the already great Elite 65t, providing workout nuts and outdoor enthusiasts with an even more life-proof option for a slightly increased price tag. The acoustic guitar strums benefit from some sculpted high-mid presence, and the higher register percussive hits also sound bright and airy. I quickly discovered that you can hold that arm to make it slightly better. They also come with two different eartip sizes — small and large — in addition to the medium-sized rubber tips that come installed on the headphones, though we found the medium tips to fit perfectly.
There are modes for commute, focus, and active moments such as walking or running where the headset can help you count total steps during the activity. On both buds, there's a circular area on the outside that houses onboard controls. The Elite Active 65t left have a slightly grippier finish than the standard Elite 65t right. Setup Setting up the Elite Active 65t is a breeze thanks to helpful voice instructions. Battery Life and Bluetooth Jabra claims that the Elite 65t earbuds can last up to 5 hours on a charge. But if you're looking for a pair of truly wireless earbuds that are smart, comfortable and durable, with just the right touch of feature customization, the Jabra Elite 65t should be at the top of your list. The music never skipped a beat, volume control was easy, and the earbuds never even moved around as I was extremely sweaty at the end of my two hour race.
See what I mean about There's Something About Mary? The instant pairing is marvelous to see in action, as is the Siri integration when it works. The earbuds automatically turn on when removed from the case, which not all truly wireless earbuds do. HearThrough is even more useful now that the headphones are sweatproof to keep you aware of car horns and other real-world sounds while on runs or bike rides. On the right earpiece, the outer panel's circular button controls playback, voice assistance, and call management. Lots of people are able to run with their AirPods, just not me. The fit should feel tight and secure in your ear.
The truly wireless set of headphones may still be things of wonder, but they are gradually becoming more commonplace. The Bottom Line The Jabra Active Elite 65t truly wireless earphones are the best alternative to Apple's AirPods, but the stepdown non-Elite model will save you a bit of cash. While listening to the playlist I , I found that the Elite 65t offered excellent aural separation, with clear, crisp mid- and high-frequency sound. There are four microphones built into each bud that filter out ambient sound, like wind or low-grade chatter. Advantages over AirPods I'm a fan of the AirPods, but they don't sit quite securely enough in my ears, which means I can't use them for running or during other sporty activities. Given Jabra's experience with headsets, I expected audio during calls to at least be decent. To charge the headphones, all you'll need to do is put them back in the charging case, which is quite compact and is about the same size as the Apple AirPods case.
In terms of both versatility and performance, these are the best fully wireless headphones you can buy. As you can imagine, accurately testing how long a product lasts can take up a lot of time. Two buttons on the left earbud allow for volume adjustment and song skipping, and one on the right lets you play or pause music. Note: non-certified chargers may take longer to charge. I think people will find them more comfortable. Jabra bundled the Elite 65ts with one of the smaller charging cases 2. Quick tapping on the Elite's buttons is relatively comfortable, but those long presses can cause discomfort, especially on the inner folds on your outer ear.