amazon JABRA ELITE ACTIVE 75T reviews
Jabra Elite Active 75t continues to inherit the strengths of the previous 65t generation, and at the same time overcomes almost all the limitations of “elder”, creating an attractive true-wireless headset for a gym, sports, competing with Sony WF-SP800N.
Jabra is not a strange name for sound lovers in Asia. This Danish sound company is famous for many lines of headphones specializing in sports, work and in the true wireless headset market, the Jabra Elite 65t model is still very popular thanks to its dustproof, waterproof, solid wearing, good conversation, and balanced sound quality.
With Jabra Elite Active 75t, this is the latest true wireless headset that has just launched in Singapore by Jabra and is also the fourth completely wireless headset model of this company.
Design transform, compact, more eye-catching
Keeping the tradition of being a headset for sports and gym people, the Elite Active 75t has a strong design with “muscular” bumps. Both the ear cups and the carrying case are coated with a smooth finish, feel like they are covered by a layer of rubber, which is very resistant to slip, stains, and perspiration, and helps to hold hands firmly. In addition to the fancy emerald green version that BiaReview used in this review, Active 75t also has many other colors such as bronze gold, charcoal blue, black gray for users to choose from.
Compared with the previous generation Active 65t, Active 75t’s ear cups are much more compact, no longer too big, and somewhat “rough” like seniors. When worn on the ear, the Active 75t is completely neat, it is almost difficult to reveal that you are wearing a headset if viewed directly. Personally, however, when using the default mid-sized Active 75t’s earplugs, the wearable feels even more snugly than my 65t lifetime. When wearing the 75t while sitting to work, I got an earache very quickly, only about 15 minutes, touching the ear and saw a dent. Switching to the smallest earbuds, everything is comfortable, noticeably more comfortable, less creasing, and entangled, reducing the heat and pain of the ear when worn for long. So, if you’re in the same situation as me, try smaller earplugs.
The box of the Active 75t is also completely transformed. Neat design can be placed horizontally on the table instead of the inconvenient vertical style of “elder”. The charging port has been “released” to USB-Type C instead of micro-USB. The box is easy to open and close with one hand, with a magnet that holds the headset very firmly. Even when the box is turned upside down and rocked vigorously, the ear stays still. This is a huge improvement in the experience when the previous 65t’s box was difficult to open without using two hands, and when storing or taking out the headset, it was easy to fall because there was no magnet.
Both the box and the ear are well-machined, the seams are tight and seamless. The Active 75t’s water and dust resistance has increased to IP57, better than the IP56 of the Active 65t, so it can be used in heavy rain or when taking a shower, effectively preventing dirt from sticking to the rim. You can even sometimes clean it by rinsing the ear directly under the tap with no problem. But remember to dry it before putting it back in the charging case. Jabra itself is also very confident to provide users with 2 years of warranty even when dropped (need to register for warranty via an app if not only 1 year). Accessories included 75t still at the basic level with 2 sets of earplugs, Type C charging cable, but Jabra has proved to be more attentive when matching the color of the cable and earplugs “similar” with headphones and carrying case.
Firm ears, gym, comfortable jogging, convenient control
The biggest concern of users when using the wireless headphones is complete whether the headset is easily dropped when moving, vigorous movement, or not. With Jabra Active 75t, the writer tried running, jumping at high intensity, riding a motorbike (sitting in the back) with speed 40-50km/h, and even shaking his head vigorously but the headset is still firmly on the ear. Users can be completely assured to use Active 75t in fitness and sports activities.
Similar to previous generations, Jabra still uses physical buttons to control Active 75t instead of touch buttons. In fact, with these gym headsets, the physical keys are still more trusted because they do not suffer from disturbance when hands are wet due to sweating during exercise. The button on the Active 75t has better bounce, only need a gentle force to manipulate. Jabra also streamlined, removing the two-way button on the left ear in the 65t and switching to a single multi-function button on both ears of the 75t.
By default, you will press and hold the button on the left ear to decrease the volume, press once to turn on / off the crosstalk (HearThrough – allows to hear the surrounding sounds clearer without removing the headphones), press 2 times to skip to the next song and 3 times to listen to the current track or rewind the previous song.
With the right ear, one-press will pause/play music, double-click to activate virtual assistants like Google Assistant or Siri, and press and hold to increase the volume. When a call comes in, press 1 time to allow receiving or ending calls, and double press to reject/report busy. Besides, there are many other operations that you can learn more about in the user guide. Nearly all music and call controls can be done right from your ear, without the need for your phone.
New in Active 75t is the addition of the MyControls feature that allows customizing all controls as desired. I have tweaked the buttons on the left ear to receive calls instead of just the right ear as default.
Although there is no active noise cancellation ANC, thanks to the in-ear design and tight, deep-in-ear design, the Jabra Active 75t is still good at noise resistance, blocking about 70% of the sound from the environment, Useful when jogging on the road, or when traveling by train or plane. However, compared to ANC active noise canceling in-ear models like the Sony WF-SP800N, the Active 75t still has to take a few steps back in terms of stabilization.
When you need to hear sounds from the environment or people around you, you can click once on the button in the left ear to activate the function of crosstalk – Hear Through. At this time, Active 75t will use 4 built-in mics to capture sound from the environment, transmitted into the ear to help you hear clearly without having to remove the headset. The up to 4 mic also helps bring very good voice call quality, filter the wind, effectively filter noise even when used on the street, the sound is clear.
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The standard V-shape sound quality is only for bass head, the app comes versatile
On the Jabra Elite 65t, I once commented that these headphones have a balanced sound quality, do not emphasize too much on a range, moderate bass, with Active 75t everything is completely different. Right from the very first notes, you will notice the sound filled with bass, vibrant, and booming.
Active 75t is exactly a V-shape headset for a bass head with dense bass, “standard” for popular Kpop, EDM, Pop, Rap songs such as How You Like That, Not Shy, DUMDi DUMDi, or series of a game show. Sometimes you will feel like you’re wearing two subs in your ear because of the rich bass of this true wireless.
Due to the V-shape sound quality, the treble band of 75t is also strengthened but is well controlled, not too glare or harsh at the high notes. The mid-range is moderate, pushed forward but slightly thin, so the singer’s voice will lack a bit of internal power and cannot reproduce a spacious soundstage.
This is a reasonable direction because after all, the Active 75t is aimed at gymer, who loves active sports, and for this audience lively songs are always a familiar choice to create more motivation to practice. If you need a more balanced sound, you can tweak the EQ in the accompanying app.
Like Active 65t, while listening to music, watching videos, and removing any one of the ears, Active 75t will pause and resume playback when worn on. This feature has almost become a must on true wireless models and works consistently, so you don’t miss your favorite movies or songs.
Active 75t continues to use Bluetooth 5.0, providing good connectivity, rarely experiencing a loss of connection when listening continuously. Watching movies, listening to music or playing games is completely smooth, without delay. The maximum connection distance can be up to 10 meters when there is no obstruction.
Bluetooth 5.0 also allows Active 75t to connect at the same time with 2 devices. You can both connect your phone and your laptop. When listening to music from your phone, if there is a notification on the laptop, the music will automatically be reduced to make the notification sound more prominent.
Jabra offers a separate application on iOS and Android called Jabra Sound + to manage the Active 75t and brings some additional features such as adjusting sound effects through Equalizer. Compared to Active 65t, new on Active 75t is that you can see the exact battery capacity of the charging box next to the headset. At the same time, Jabra also equipped the MySound feature to test hearing and automatically calibrate the headset’s settings to optimize sound according to gender and age.
As mentioned at the beginning of the article, when registering on the app, users also get 1 year of warranty including dust or water. Some other useful features on the app are also available such as viewing detailed user manuals of buttons. Create background noise such as rain, waves to help concentrate more when working, studying, or even when it is necessary to relax or rest. You can also fine-tune the Hear Through the feature, or toggle the auto-stop music on and off when the headphones are removed.
Battery life is another worthwhile improvement of the Active 75t. On the previous Elite 65t, I could listen to music continuously for about 5 hours at about 60% volume, plus the charging box, the total time was about 15 hours. With the Active 75t, this time increases more than a half, to nearly 8 hours of continuous music listening, and the charging box, the maximum time is nearly 30 hours. This is the current top battery level in true-wireless headphones. I can almost use the Active 75t during a whole day of work without worrying about running out of battery halfway.
Even when it needs to be charged, the headset also supports fast charging, with 15 minutes of charging for 1 hour of music playback. It takes more than 2 hours to fully charge the box and ears from 0% to 100%. Active 75t has a version that supports wireless charging at a higher price of about $20 compared to the regular version.
True to what is aiming for, the Jabra Elite Active 75t is a true-wireless headset with the price range of $250 born for the gymer, bass head. The product fully converges the essentials to create a typical sports headset from rugged durability, ruggedness, dust-proof, water-resistant, strong, vibrant sound, and impressive battery life.
The point where Jabra can continue to improve with the next generation is the addition of active noise cancellation ANC. In addition, if you do not pay too much attention to water resistance, you can choose the non-Active version as the Elite 75t with IP55 waterproof standard, other features are completely similar but the price is lower than $20.
+ Compact design, eye-catching, colorful options
IP57 water and dust resistance is suitable for gymer, sports practitioner
+ Wear firmly, snugly, not loose, even during vigorous exercise
+ Bass sound filled, vibrant, strong
+ Good battery life
+ Clear voice quality, effective noise filter mic
– No active noise canceling ANC
– The default earplugs can fit slightly and cause ear pain in people with small ears