One of the best value, most versatile Truly Wireless earphones on the market at the moment.
When I reviewed Truly Wireless Earphones for the first time years ago, Jabra seriously were an amazing pair of earphones that’s jam packed with the latest features. But today, you got Jaybird, Sony, Sennheiser, not to mention the budget stuff I recently reviewed like Anker and Aukey… The competition is fierce! Today, let’s see how the new Jabra 75t stacks. As always remaining transparent, Jabra sent these in for review. I’ll be going over both pros and cons. For the most updated prices in real-time, I’ll leave my affiliate links in above. Click on my link and you can see if they’re on sale.
Going over the physical features first, three eartips are provided. Medium was ok, but small actually worked out better. There are no earfins included with the Jabra 75t making these heavily reliant on the eartip and the ergonomics of the earbuds themselves. The Jabra 75t are all plastic, super lightweight, and as important, they don’t stick out past my ears.
JABRA 75T COMFORT AND STABILITY
As for comfort and stability, they stay in the ear really well. If you’re familiar with the Creative Outlier Air’s, it’s a very similar design but the Jabra feels smaller. If anything, they’re more on par with the Samsung Galaxy Buds + in my opinion in regards to how minimalist they both look and feel.
WORKING OUT WITH THE JABRA 75T
Testing this while running, the Jabra 75t stays in ridiculously well. My jogging and gym use, I’ve never had them fall out or become loose. There’s been many times with other Truly Wireless Earphones where when I’m clenching my teeth lifting, the earphones or eartips actually lifts a bit and I lose the seal. I didn’t get that here. With much more vigorous movements, simply just jumping up and down, there’s very minimal lifting of the earphones and only few occasions I do have to press them back in. As a consumer, just look out for that for all of your earphones.
Speaking of working out, these are dust and water protected upto an IP55 rating. This can take upto low-pressure water jet sprays. With my test of a gentle stream of h20, these Jabra’s are still working fine today.
BUTTONS AND ACTIONS
Getting a closer look, there’s buttons on either side. The buttons are nice and sensitive. I don’t have to press so hard to jam the earphone’s further into my ear. What I believe all Truly Wireless earphones should have are all the functions available at your fingertips. That way, there’s no need to take out your phone. Jabra has it all.
JABRA 75 FEATURES
The first feature is HearThrough. The Jabra 75t’s provide excellent passive noise isolation. It’s able to block out a lot of your environment, and during my time testing with music on, you barely hear what’s around you. It’s a great seal letting you experience a more isolated audio experience. But, if you don’t want to get mugged from behind, hit by a bus, or let your boss sneak up on you, you can turn on the microphones and let the outside noises pump into your earphones. That’s HearThrough’s special ability. You can adjust the sensitivity and it sounds good for the most part, but there’s this white-noise you hear in the background, it’s very faint but it is there. If you’re listening to pod-casts, you’re going to hear this ambient air sound in the background. Just a heads up on that.
Next feature is single ear-bud use. If you want just one earbud in, you have to use the right one. Unfortunately you can’t use the left earbud. With some other competitors, you can actually use either one.
There’s auto-pause and play. If you take off the earbuds, the music will stop. Put them back into your ears, and the music will resume. I tested this and this worked flawless. You can always turn this feature off within the app.
Bluetooth 5.0 is a must have for 2020 and on. Testing this for distance, I’m able to achieve about 99% coverage in my 1100 sq. ft apartment when paired with my Android Pixel 4 XL smartphone. Testing this with video on both my Pixel 4 XL and iPhone X, I didn’t have any syncing delays with both Youtube and Netflix. Huge plus there.
As for Bluetooth Connections, the Jabra 75t can handle upto 8 devices, and be paired to two at the same time. I tested this as well and found this does indeed work, however between my Pixel and iPhone, I had to pause the initial source first, and then I press play and the pairing will switch. Not sure if this is just me as other devices that offers multi-pairing, I usually just press play on my latter device and the connections simply jumps over. Clearly not a deal breaker but something to be aware.
Alright, last but not least, the battery life. Jabra claims upto 7.5hrs per use, and with the charging case, you can get a total of upto 28hrs which is definitely on the high-end of performance. With my battery test at 50% volume from full to dead, I was able to achieve 6hrs and 43minutes. The real-world result is also good and slightly above the average.
As for the charging case, just real quick here, there is fast-charging. 15minutes in the charger from dead will give you upto an hour of music back. Side note, there is USB-C to charge these things which should now be the standard for all major brands at the moment.
PHONE CALL TEST
First up, these are indeed bassy but they’re not as bassy as the Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro’s I reviewed a week or two ago. Those things are deep as heck. On initial impressions, the Jabra is a very blanketing and suppressing type of bass that doesn’t make the rest of the sound signature stand out as much as it should. I’m not sure if these need burn-in or not, but after my battery test and after several days of use, I noticed it’s not as dominant as initially right out the box. Even further testing, I can confirm the Jaybird Vista’s had deeper and more resonating bass on the low-end. You gotta give the Jabra’s some time to appreciate these things and let the drivers settle in. This was also the same experience on the 1More Earphones recently tested to prove my point. So after a week and testing this with other competitors, the bass is there, it’s punchy, and it can get deep and resonating on bassier tracks. Is it bad, not at all. And even if you’re fearful, the Jabra app has an equalizer and you can tone it down like I do by a smidge.
JABRA’S OWN APP WITH EQUALIZER
Speaking of the app, you can tweak the audio to your liking and it’s very easy to do. I tend to lower bass down then increase the mid’s to push vocals slightly more forward, get them brighter, and then taper the higher frequencies back to its factory settings.
The mid-range does have more character than the Apple Airpod Pros yet it’s not close to what the Sennheiser Momentum Truly Wireless offers. Just speaking on audio alone, the Jabra’s sounds good and I believe it is on par with other Truly Wireless Earphones around the $150 to $180 price range. You do get some audio depth and dimension with audio heard in the very forefront, then interpreting bass right next to you, with some high frequency notes at-times heard happening above you. Audio direction is apparent with audio identified being infront and different musical notes off to the side. The soundstage is not wide and with the mid-range not as boosted in its factory settings, I can see how that diminishes the experience. Again, use the app to tune these and give it several hours to break-in.
The high notes are just enough with finger snapping, to snare drums to the high-notes of piano keys being sharp enough for most people… and not sounding dull.
Overall, the 75T’s audio leans on bass and for many consumers out there, they might enjoy it. For some, it might be too much so I will throw caution there. Is it the highest fidelity, highest resolution I’ve heard? It’s not. The highest quality Truly Wireless Earphones I’ve tested have been in the the $250 to $350 price range.
As for an overall package, there wasn’t anything revolutionary. This didn’t have the same impact as when they first released their Truly Wireless Earphones a couple of years ago, but I don’t want us consumers to start knocking on products that doesn’t bring some new tech to the table. For what the Jabra does, it is great. We’re at a comfortable state with the 75t’s offering good battery life, water proofing, no syncing delays, the ability to pair to two devices and excellent passive noise isolation, USB-C just to name a few features I’ve tested and confirmed. Wireless charging would have been nice to be honest. My biggest pro tip, to help you make your purchase decision. Test fit, and then let these break in and then determine if the bass is too much for you or not. I don’t think so as I’ve confirmed there’s deeper out there, but of course it is subjective for everyone. Although not as exciting, but I believe these are very solid.
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