The onset of completely wireless headphones has taken the tech world by storm, with most major sound companies rushing to tap into this market, be it Bose, JBL, RHA etc., following suit of the Apple AirPods. Although they may be very convenient to use and provide an almost futuristic feel, truly wireless headphones are still very pricey, mostly ranging above $150. The Jabra Elite 65t earbuds are yet another addition to this growing range.
They have a lightweight and comfortable yet solid-looking build. They come with 3 sets of comfort fit silicon tips that make sure your earbuds never fall out(there’s no AirPod-like situation here, folks) even during the most rigorous of workouts. Notably, they also have an IP55 rating, so you can be assured that rain or sweat etc. will not harm them – but they can still get damaged if you go swimming with them on.
The Jabra Elite 65t earbuds are great for calling and engaging your voice assistant. Their four-microphones technology ensures excellent clarity when you speak into them, and they are compatible with Alexa, Siri® and the Google Assistant™. Jabra has a proven track record of perfect wireless connectivity, and they have lived up to this title with these new earbuds.
As for the actual sound quality and noise cancellation, the Jabra Elite 65t has both pros and significant cons. They do a fairly good job cancelling out ambient noise, and you can even control how much of those sounds you want to hear through the free Jabra Sound+ App. However, customers were certainly not impressed with the sound quality, in particular, the base. Although you can adjust a few equaliser controls through the app, the streaming quality remains subpar. The extra low and extra high notes in your music can barely be made out, and in a crescendo where all the instruments come together, all distinction between their different sounds goes for a toss.
While the Jabra Elite 65t are priced steeply at $170, they can be a great choice if you are looking for a functional, comfortable pair of earbuds for your daily work and calls, especially with their great battery life of 5 hours from a single charge and up to 15 hours through the case. However, if you want something that has actual depth in its sound and a sharp bass, check out the RHA TrueConnect, or better yet, consider getting a good pair of Bluetooth wireless earbuds instead.