Review: Jabra Elite Active 75t Earbuds for Working Out

I have a special place in my heart for Jabra, as the company made the first Bluetooth earpiece I ever owned about a decade ago. So I'm always interested in their latest model. I saw them at CES and was able to pick up a review unit of the Elite Active 75t ($199.99). First, it looks great, and is sold in assorted colors including black, black with copper, navy blue, mint green, and sienna. If you want to stand apart from the boring, white-AirPod-wearing crowd, these will help. They fit snuggly in the ear and have adjustable tips to help stay in during workouts for active users, hence the name.

Like the AirPods Pro, they fit in a similarly-sized charging case, but that case charges via USB-C not Lightning and not Qi wireless charging. Still, the earbuds offer an impressive 7.5 hours of battery life and that case can expand that to 28 hours. They also support fast charging resulting in one hour of battery life from 15 minutes of charging.

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Jabra

The Elite Active 75t have built-in integration with both Apple's Siri and Google Voice Assistants. A really cool enhancement is customizable transparency mode, via Jabra's app. Instead of a binary "on or off" option like the AirPods Pro, you can adjust a slider to determine how much of the outside world you want to bring in. Music also sounds great and you can tweak the sound via an equalizer in that app. 

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Pros

  • Impressive battery life of up to 7.5 hours plus 28 with charging case.
  • Fast Charging with 1 hour from 15 minutes of charging.
  • Integration with Siri and Google Voice assistants.
  • USB-C charging, Several color choices.
  • Customizable transparency mode, via app.

Cons

  • Case does not charge wirelessly via Qi.

Final Verdict

Jabra's app makes its already impressive earbuds even better, with customization for transparency and more.

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Todd Bernhard

Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.