Right out of the box, you immediately appreciate how compact it all is. The earbuds are sensibly designed and look contemporary and all business. At first glance they look just like the Jabra Elite 75t. Upon further inspection though, you realize that it feels slightly more “tactile”. That’s due to the new coating that puts the Active in the 75t with a IP57-rated finish that makes them fully sweat and water proof.
Jabra are so confident on the Active 75t’s ability to fend off sweeat and water damage that they provide a 2-year warranty to cover related damage.
Connecting to your device is standard and pretty quick with Bluetooth 5.0. You can pair up to 8 devices and connect to two devices at a time with multi-connect.
The earbuds feature a smaller earbud design design that make it a better fit for those with smaller ears (like me). The first time I tried the earbuds, it did not feel very comfortable. However, changing out the buds to the smallest size was all that was needed for a comfortable fit.
One of my biggest gripes about wireless earbuds are the fact that they keep dropping out and one of mi biggest fears is losing, or stepping on, one of them while i’m working out – especially since I use the smaller earbuds. However, grip coating does its job and the buds were snug and never felt like they were going to dislodge themselves at any point.
I was skeptical at first, but the earbuds stayed firmly in place while I got in my daily exercise routine at home, yoga and even head-banging to rock songs just for the heck of it. Amazing!
The design of the Jabra Elite Active 75t addresses not only comfort, but noise isolation as well. It does its job passively and while there isn’t any active noise isolation, you can listen to your environment without having to take out the earbuds or pause the audio by activating the Hearthrough function by tapping on the left earbud.
I did notice a slight buzzing when you turn-on or activate the HearThrough which goes away if you increase the volume when listening to music. However, I do like the fact that you can switch modes easily. I wouldn’t want to be taking the earbuds out constantly just to check if I actually heard that thing that I though that I’d heard…
The buttons are the physical push type that I tend to prefer for active sessions rather than the touch type that might get activated if you brush your hair off your face while working out – it has happened before and it is quite irritating and can throw off your pace when working out.
When I exercise I like high energy music when I want to feel the burn and something relaxing when it’s time to cool down, relax and even meditate. What’s important for me as well though is that the vocal clarity of the fitness videos that I stream via YouTube or mobile apps come through clearly. I was extremely impressed with the clarity and range of the Jabra Elite Active 75t that performed very well across all three scenarios.
While music is important, the basis of my review for many aspects of wireless earbuds is the ability to do as much as I can without taking them out. Taking calls on the Jabra Elite Active 75t is extremely easy with the push of a button and importantly, clear.
The four microphones that Jabra have placed in the Elite Active 75t work well and sound quality was sharp and clear on both ends of the line even with the vacuum cleaner on.
Curiosity got the better of me and I decided to check out the mic’s capabilities with Smule. The vocal recording and pickup was much better than ones I recorded with corded mics that I had to pull closer to me in front of my mouth.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t can last up to 7.5 hours on a single charge and up to 28 hours in total on the go. I definitely didn’t need to worry about the earbuds dying on my in the middle of my workout or daily activities. However, wireless charging isn’t available and you still need to plug in the USB charger to the case while the ear-buds are kept inside when you do need to charge them.
Priced competitively at S$318, these are the earbuds that will spot you for your exercise sessions and provide that extra bit of entertainment when you’re doing anything else.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t true wireless earbuds tick all the right boxes for anyone with an active lifestyle… and even if you don’t.