Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds review
The Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds is a perfect balance of usability, features, and sound quality. These headphones offer a reliable connection and are a pleasure to use day-to-day. Their long battery life means you won’t be fishing for the charging case as often as the competition. While we had some niggles about design and fit, the Jabra Elite 65t do so much right that we can forgive its minor issues.
The Jabra Elite Active 65t is priced at Rs. 14,999
The earphones have an IP56 dust and water resistance rating
They sound stellar and have good battery life
Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds aren’t going to win any design contests, sure, but we liked the understated and mature look. The earbuds and charging case are made entirely out of plastic.
Noise isolation is also excellent. Thanks to their secure fit, these earphones seal most ambient noise out, even at low to medium volume levels.
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. Better, you can customize how much sound to let in via Jabra’s app, which is available on Android and iOS.
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. It features a microUSB charging port (which is annoying as most laptops and phones today use USB-C) and is, strangely, a bit slippery to hold.
The retail box contains three sets of high-quality silicone tips, which allow for a fair amount of personal configuration. Foam tips, which offer even better isolation and comfort, would have been appreciated at this price.
Using the Jabra Elite 65t is a pleasure. The earbuds automatically turn on when removed from the case, which not all truly wireless earbuds do. The earbuds also turn themselves off when placed back in the charging case – a huge benefit for folks who forget to turn off electronics when they’re done using them.
Wireless performance is excellent. The headphones connected to our phone immediately and rarely stuttered. You can use one earbud at a time, though note that the right earbud acts as the master so use it when you want to take calls with a single earbud. And when you’re ready to go back to a stereo listening experience, taking the left earbud out of the charging case connects the two immediately.
Sound quality, similarly, is excellent – it’s balanced with as slightly warm tilt. This means bass has good impact and extension.
The Elite Active 65t has an accelerometer, which allows for fitness and performance monitoring via the Jabra Sound+ smartphone app. The app is easy to use but is slow to recognise the earphones at times. There is no auto tracking and you have to start an activity manually in the app, after which it records the duration of the activity, maximum and average steps per minute, and the total number of steps.
Your listening needs are met from the start of the day, to the end with up to 5 hours of battery life from a single charge.
This feature is great for those who simply want to log their workouts . The information provided is also quite accurate. We compared the step count with our Fitbit Flex and the numbers were more or less the same.
The Jabra Elite 65t True wireless Earbuds ranks amongst the best pairs of truly wireless earphones we have tested to date. These earphones deliver stellar sound quality, good battery life, a secure and stable fit, high-quality microphones, and excellent noise isolation. The IP56 rating and fitness and performance monitoring features just add to the appeal. All is not smooth sailing though. The ear tips are somewhat bulky and uncomfortable for prolonged use, and the case is a bit fiddly.
Good battery life
IP56 dust and water resistance
Secure and stable fit
Crisp, balanced sound
Ratings (out of 5):
Design/ comfort: 3.5
Audio quality: 4.5
Battery life: 4
Value for money: 3.5