Here is the review of the Jabra Elite Active 65t, wireless earbuds targeted for active sports usage.
The Jabra Elite Active 65t, these come in a compact carrying case that not only keeps it protected but also offers an extra two charges for the earbuds, giving you a total of 15 hours playback on the go, priced at £169.99 from Jabra/Amazon.
Because they’re specifically built to be used for sport, the Elite Active 65t also features a secure-fitting design to ensure they stay in your ears while you’re working out.
With an integrated accelerometer to help track your workouts more accurately, we’re told that these wireless earbuds are IP56 certified against sweat, water and dust too!
The earbuds really do take well to being thoroughly soaked or very sweating like it is at the moment in the UK with this heat wave. Also happy to report that they continued to play music fine after the ‘shower’.
Flip open the matte charging pod, place the buds in your ears, download the Jabra Sound+ app and pair with your phone. It’s that easy. After initial setup, the Jabras will detect when they’re in your ear and automatically switch on and will pause if one bud is removed. Occasionally they may not sync correctly but a quick press of the button on the side of the earbud will bring it to life.
Volume controls are on the left earbud, easily felt by two small notches. The right earbud has a single button for play/pause. Two presses will switch on HearThrough mode allowing surrounding noise to mix with your music. This is great not only from a safety point of view but handy if you need to talk to someone as you no longer need to remove your earbuds. Hold the right button down and you’ll have access to Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant.
The Jabra Sound+ app is well designed and easy to use, allowing customisation of your sound with some pre-set profiles and features a graphic equalizer
The Jabra fit snuggly into the outer ear with the bud sitting comfortably in the ear canal. They are perfectly weighted to stay in place while exercising. Indeed, they are so comfortable that, on occasion, I’ve forgotten I’m wearing them. A small microphone extends towards your mouth to handle phone calls and HearThrough mode. They look good in the ear and are completely unobtrusive.
Most impressive though is the Bluetooth performance, which is rock solid. Minimal dropouts and when they do drop it’s only for the briefest moment. Hands-free calling also works very well although I still feel a little self-conscious taking a call in public – the buds are small enough that you can look like you’re talking to yourself.
There are now quite a few wireless earbuds on the market and not many of them work as well as the Jabra Elite 65t. The sound quality, Bluetooth connectivity and design are all top, but what really puts these at the top of the pile for me is the fact that once they’re in your ears, they stay there!
Stylish design that stays in your ears.
Volume controls on the earbud
No active noise cancellation