The Jabra Elite 75t are a premium choice for true wireless earbuds, currently priced at £149. The Elite 75t feature a compact design, active noise cancelling, and up to 7 and a half hours of listening on a single charge, however, the earbuds aren’t the cheapest in this category but do have Jabra’s knowledge of business headsets and conference tech to back them up.
Jabra Elite 75t
The Jabra Elite 75t are available in titanium, black and gold colour options, for this review I’ve been using the titanium colour of the earbuds which I think looks sleek and understated. It’s great to see that there are some colour choices available for these earbuds, particularly at the price they cost.
The titanium colour choice has a two-tone design, with a titanium, or grey, outer side with a black underside. Both sides have a matte finish that will still look great after regular use as it will be less prone to scuffs or scratches that could show up on glossy earbuds. The earbuds have a plastic build which makes them very lightweight and when paired with the compact bud design makes them very comfortable to wear for long listening sessions.
The outer side of the earbud is home to the multi-function button which can be customised within the Jabra Sound+ app to perform the functions you wish it to, such as track controls, mode switching and activating your device’s smart assistant, you can hold down the left and right earbud buttons respectively to lower and raise the volume, you’ll have to use your phone to do that. This is a physical clicky button, which some people may prefer, the button is easy to press and doesn’t require excessive force for a press to be registered. The outer side also features some cut-outs and grilles for the microphones which are using for ANC and voice calls.
The underside of the earbuds is home to the charging pins as well as what looks to be an ear detection sensor to automatically pause and resume what you’re listening to when the earbuds are taken out of and placed within your ear. The underside has an ergonomic design that fits well within the ear, giving a comfortable fit alongside the rubber ear tips which also provide a bit of extra passive sound isolation, there are three sizes of ear tips included. I was able to wear these for a long time without them becoming uncomfortable or irritating.
As far as the design goes, I really like how these earbuds are designed thanks to their ergonomic and compact design that makes them comfortable to wear. This allows you to wear the earbuds without them standing out and they also achieve a secure fit within the ear.
The charging case for the Elite 75t features a simple matte black design, although the case colour may vary depending on the earbuds colour you choose. The case features some Jabra branding on the front and a USB Type-C charging port and LED indicator light on the back, this indicator light is only used to show the status of the case when it is charging, to see the earbud status you’ll need to open up the case and look at the indicator LEDs on the earbuds.
Opening the case, the hinge feels soft and locks into place when open, so the lid doesn’t accidentally shut when you’re taking out or putting in the earbuds. The inside of the case has a slightly rubberised matte finish, this furthermore prevents scratches and scuffs, but it also slightly dampens the sound of putting the earbuds into the case, a small touch but a welcome one for a pair of premium earbuds.
The Jabra Elite 75t are powered by 6mm drivers which provide a listening experience that sounds great. The mid and high end sounds clear, providing great clarity for vocals and percussion instruments whilst the bass is deep and rich, providing an energetic and thumping listening experience for dance music. The overall frequency range of the earbuds is 20Hz to 20kHz.
The earbuds sound great for listening to a range of music genres and audio content. As I mentioned, vocals sound clear with no signs of sibilance, which is fantastic, and instruments sound up-close which provides an immersive listening experience. The headphones do have a warmer sound signature, so bass is present within songs, providing a great listening experience for dance music with a prominent drum kick, but still sounds well-balanced alongside the rest of the mix. Furthermore, if there is something that you want to adjust with how the headphones sound, the Jabra Sound+ app allows you to tweak the EQ of the earbuds, which is a great feature to have.
The earbuds provide great stereo separation, providing an immersive listening experience for tracks such as Wake Me Up by Avicii which utilises stereo panning for instruments, but the immersive listening experience also translates nicely into TV and film entertainment and viewing. The earbuds also provide a good amount of volume, I found my comfortable listening volume to be around 50% to 55%.
I found the listening experience and overall sound quality of these earbuds to be fantastic, the earbuds provide a detailed listening experience across the whole audio spectrum and are able to provide some umph to the bass for electronic and dance music. Most importantly, if the sound isn’t to your liking, I like how the Sound+ app can be used to customise the EQ profile of the earbuds.
The microphone quality of the earbuds is very good, my voice sounded clear through the earbuds and it was picked up at an easily audible volume. If you need to make phone calls or record a voice memo with these earbuds in, you shouldn’t have any problems.
One thing I did notice is that, by default, the earbuds will play back the microphones back to you in realtime if you’re on a phone call. If you are familiar with audio recording, you’ll probably recognise this as realtime audio monitoring. Luckily this feature can be turned off in the Sound+ app if you’re not a fan of it, but some people may find it useful so they can hear themselves even when wearing the earbuds.
The Jabra Elite 75t have an array of features that make them a compelling choice. The earbuds feature Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity with support for the SBC and AAC codecs and can be paired with up to 8 devices and be connected to two devices simultaneously, this is certainly handy if you want to connect the earbuds to your computer and phone for a seamless listening experience. The earbuds have an IP55 water and dust resistance rating, making them good for use during exercise as they’ll be able to withstand some sweat or you’ll be able to wear these out in the rain – it’s worth noting Jabra does have an “Active” model of these earbuds which has an IP57 rating.
One of the main features of these earbuds is their active noise-cancelling functionality, which I’ve found to perform very well. The ANC works well at cutting out the noise around me, working very well against machine noise or hums and, if I’m being picky, only letting through a very little bit of high-pitched ambient noise. In a room with a vented fan, I was able to listen to an acoustic track without noticing any of the fan noise, even in the quiet moments.
Whilst some earbud or headphone apps may have different pre-sets for ANC settings, Jabra allows you to fine-tune the setting in an interactive grid. This allows you to pick from a range of settings for ANC and also allows you to adjust the panning of the ANC, allowing you to combat noise from one side of you. I’ve not seen an approach like this before, but it does work and allows you to fine-tune the settings to fit your environment, but maybe some pre-sets could come in handy for quick adjustment.
The app also has a range of other features such as a music equaliser, hearing profiler, soundscapes, button customisation and “Find My Jabra” which could be handy if you’re prone to losing your headphones. The app is well made and offers a good degree of customisability and features.
The transparency mode, dubbed HearThrough, also works well and allows you to adjust the intensity of the mode within the app. The feature works well and sounds realistic, although there is some noticeable white noise when this mode is enabled.
Although not directly a feature, you can also purchase replacement items such as earbuds and cases from Jabra’s website, which is nice to see as, if you lose something, you don’t need to buy a full set of Elite 75t’s again.
All of these different features and integrations with the Jabra Sound+ app make these a great choice and I think the powerful customisability of the ANC settings gives these earbuds an edge over the competition.
The Jabra Elite 75t feature up to 5 and a half hours of listening with ANC on which is extended to 18 and a half hours by the charging case. If you choose to forego ANC you can get a bit of extra battery life, up to 7 and a half hours on a single charge and up to 20 and a half hours with the charging case. As a battery-saving measure, the earbuds will automatically go to sleep after an hour of inactivity, although this can be further configured in the Sound+ app.
When it comes to charging the earbuds, the earbuds themselves support fast charging which is great to see. 15 minutes of charging the earbuds in the case will give you up to an extra hour of listening time, depending on the settings you choose to listen with. The case, unfortunately, does not support fast charging, nor wireless charging, and will take just over 2 hours to fully charge up again over USB Type-C. There is a variant of these earbuds available with a wireless charging case, although I don’t see why Jabra couldn’t make this the default offering – especially for the price that these earbuds cost.
The Jabra Elite 75t are a versatile pair of true wireless earbuds, offering both a great listening and ANC experience. The design of the headphones is comfortable and compact, facilitating comfortable and long listening sessions, whilst the Sound+ app is feature-rich and allows for deep customisation of not only button functions but also ANC fine-tuning and EQ customisation. These are a great option for ANC earbuds at this price-point.
The Jabra Elite 75t true wireless earbuds are available to purchase on Amazon.