For me, Jabra is known for its reputation in call center equipment. Then, I was approached and asked if I want to review the Jabra Elite 75t. I said yes – and a few days after that, the restricted movement order kicked in.
So, I spent nearly a month with the Jabra Elite 75t – and I love them. Not only because of how different it sounds – but in terms of functionality too.
The entire unboxing experience is a treat. Jabra’s packaging really makes the product feel unique and welcoming at the same time. The Jabra Elite 75t is a pair of true wireless earbuds with a lot of features – and they made sure to not unleash the flood gates at the get-go.
Taking out everything, we have:
- A quick start guide
- The case
- The pair of Jabra Elite 75t earbuds itself
- Two more sets of eartip sizes
- USB-A to USB-C cable
- User manual
I got the Jabra Elite 75t in beige color. It’s not a common color when it comes to tech products, and I think it’s a nice color.
The first impression I had is this – I didn’t expect matching colored eartips or matching colored USB cable. With any other true wireless earbuds I tried, the eartips are usually translucent or black, while the cable is either black or white. Jabra went a step further and made them in matching colors! 🤯
The case itself is rather simple. The entire case is made out of matte plastic and has a Jabra logo at the front.
At the back of this case, there is a USB-C charging port and an indicator LED. This indicator LED is very important as it tells more than just the charging level.
The hinge of the case is very nice as well. It swivels easily and it opens really wide so that we can take out the earbuds without any issues.
The earbuds themselves are rather interesting too. Once again with the matching colors. The shape is much more refined and sleek compared to its predecessor, and it now has a large, physical button on each earbud.
The button on either side of the Jabra Elite 75t is rather soft. They’re big and easy to press but won’t be triggered easily. Jabra struck a good balance here.
Each bud also has a proximity sensor so it will auto play or pause the music when you wear or take them out of your ear.
In terms of features, the Jabra Elite 75t is pretty weird and takes time to get used to them. It only has some basic features and done differently – like only pressing the right side to play or pause your music.
Take a look at the gestures and what they do.
Mind you – these gestures aren’t customizable in any way. I think Jabra should make these gestures customizable so I can change them to whatever.
One of the best features that the Jabra Elite 75t has is the ability to connect up to two devices at once. When one device starts playing music, the other device cannot take over the connection by playing music. The current device needs to pause the music before the second device can start playing.
Take my use case as an example. I paired the Jabra Elite 75t with my Galaxy S10+ and my laptop. During my commute, I can use my phone to listen on the Jabra Elite 75t, then seamlessly transition to listen to music on my laptop when I reached the office. Of course, you can pair the Jabra Elite 75t with another smartphone too, if you want.
The Jabra Sound+ app
I highly recommend – no, I mandate you to download the Jabra Sound+ app from the Google Play Store. It’s a nicely made app with a simple interface and it does what it is supposed to.
From here, you can enable HearThrough – which is a different name for ambient mode. There is a simplified equalizer for you to customize the frequency response, and another set of preset EQs too.
The Soundscape feature artificially fills your eyes with different types of noise. Some might prefer waterfall noise, some might prefer crowds. Both sounds are available here, too.
Then comes the headset itself. From here, you can change what voice assistant you want to use – either the phone’s default or Amazon Alexa. You can also change the voice guidance language according to what you want.
The app also allows you to update the firmware whenever a new one is available. I highly suggest you update its firmware for better connectivity, better battery life, and potentially better sound quality too.
Using the Jabra Elite 75t
The shape of the new Jabra Elite 75t is rather comfortable. It can sit inside the ear and create a proper seal to prevent sound leakage, but the fit isn’t as snug as the Samsung Galaxy Buds+. I do hope that Jabra adds a wingtip to each earbud to mitigate the chance of these earbuds falling off.
As for the sound quality, I immediately realize two things – it sounds like the bass is lacking but the bass is still very punchy. Everything that I hear remains clear – especially vocals – but when the bass drops, it really thumps. The bass is tight.
Where Jabra’s sound signature shine the most is its vocals and highs. Since they’re been focused on headsets for call centers, vocals need to be as clear as possible. And they did a very good job here.
If you want more bass vibration and less emphasis on vocals, then remember – the Jabra Sound+ app has EQs for you to further tune the frequency response too.
From what we’ve tested, the Jabra Elite 75t can last for slightly more than 7 hours in one charge. That’s actually quite good considering, and the case provides about 3.5 times more additional charges.
The indicator LED beside the USB-C charging port at the back tells the battery level of the case in multiple colors. Plus, the battery life of both the earbuds and the case is always displayed on the Jabra Sound+ app, too.
Wrapping up the Jabra Elite 75t
Now, I have to say – the price tag is definitely up there. The official price is at RM949. It’s expensive. Depending on where you’re looking, the Jabra Elite 75t might be available for lower than the official price.
The Jabra Elite 75t does have features that no other true wireless earbuds have – like the simultaneously connect to two devices at once. The Jabra Sound+ app is also well-made, though there is certainly room for improvement as I find it quite cluttered.
The button gestures aren’t something I would prefer, so I do hope Jabra will implement customizable gestures in the next iteration of the Jabra Elite series of true wireless earbuds.
As of now, I can’t say for sure if the Jabra Elite 75t is worth your money or not. Jabra made a good product here with good, important features to match – but they do have room for improvement. It’s a tough recommendation for sure – but if you need that dual-device feature then the Jabra Elite 75t is the one to get.
Where to buy?
- Jabra Malaysia retailers like:
- All IT Hypermarket
- Harvey Norman
- Foto Shangri-La
- Jabra’s official store in Lazada