Jabra Elite Active 65t Review

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The Jabra Elite Active 65t’s are a great pair of wireless headphones for those with an active lifestyle. You can take them with you with ease, allowing you to bring your music with you wherever you go. The Elite Active 65t’s are also sweat-resistant.  So you won’t have to worry about water damage. No matter how hard you push yourself!

They might have a high price tag, but they are well worth the cost. The earbuds are chock full of great features for you to take advantage of. They have a microphone, noise isolation, and great sound. They also allow you to use your smart assistant wherever you go, including the built-in Alexa.

Wherever you go, whatever you are doing, let Jabra come with you and keep you company.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Great sound quality

Smart assistant accessible

Truly wireless

Four-microphone technology

Built-in fitness tracker

Cons

Awkward fit

Expensive

Activities

The genuinely wireless Jabra headphones are lovely for those who lead an active lifestyle. They are great for those who want to be able to take their music around with them while they are on the go. There are no wires at all, so you aren't going to have to worry about them tangling or getting in your way.

Whether hitting the gym, running a marathon, or enjoying a leisurely stroll, the earbuds are going to be a great companion for you. They have great sound and are super comfortable. They give you a secure fit so you won't have to worry about them falling out and getting lost.

Of course, you aren't limited to the physical activities while wearing them. Some customers will simply use them for their everyday activities. If you have a long commute to work or you travel a lot, the Jabra's are an excellent choice for all your music needs.

The beauty of the buds is that they have a microphone built into them, making them an excellent option for hands-free calling. If you're on the go and need to take a call, you can do so with ease. The mic also makes it useful for use with the built-in Alexa, allowing you to use your assistant when you need her.

Features

The Elite Active earbuds are packed full of great features that you can take advantage of while you're on the go. As mentioned above, they have a microphone built-in so you can use a smart assistant or receive calls without taking your phone out. The built-in Alexa will allow you to control your music or get the information you need using the power of your voice. You can also use it with your Google Assistant or Siri if you prefer something other than Alexa.

The headphones have a four-microphone design, giving you two mics in each bud. This will not only help you make clearer phone calls but will also enhance your overall listening experience. It will be able to sense when you're in louder and chaotic environments so it can aid in blocking the cacophonous roars and let you focus on your music.

The best feature about them, however, is the fact that they are truly wireless. They don't even have a cord connecting the two buds together, which you will find with most wireless headphones on the market today. You won't have to deal with the hassle of tangled cords, or them getting in the way while you're working out.

They feature a great battery life, giving you 5 hours on a full charge. The great news, though, is that they come with a portable charging case that will provide you with a couple of additional charges while you're out and about. They also feature fast charging options so you can get a little extra juice in a pinch. A 15-minute charge will give you about an hour and half of playback time.

The buds are dust and sweat resistant, which is a bonus considering they are ideal for those who like to be active. You won't have to worry about a little sweat ruining the earbuds while you're exercising.

You can also use the headphones in conjunction with the Jabra Sound+ app on your smartphone to give you better listening experience. You can adjust the way they sound, using the equalizer in the app, to provide you with better sound profiles.

Finally, these sports headphones come with a built-in motion sensor that will help you track your fitness. You will be able to monitor your activity levels without nothing other than the earbuds — no need to wear a smartwatch or an activity tracker when you are wearing these bad boys.

Sound Quality

Customers, for the most part, agree that the Jabra Elite Active 65t headphones have a fantastic sound that works well for them while they're out and about. The feature some sound isolation to help you block the ambient sounds of the outside world. This feature is highly dependant on the way the buds fit your ears, so you will want to make sure that you find that ear tips that give you a snug and secure fit.

If you don't like the sound right out of the box, you can always download the Jabra Sound+ app on your smartphone so you can mess around with the equalizer. You can customize your listening experience to find the perfect sound quality for your genre of music. You can even save your settings so the headphones will remember your preferences in the future.

Considering that the 65t's are entirely wireless, you might expect them to have an inferior sound quality, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Of course, for the best experience, you want to get a tight seal around the bud when you put it in your ear, which can sometimes be hard to achieve. When compared to some of the other wireless buds on the market, reviewers stated that these ones sound much better, giving them the advantage over the others. You'll get a decent amount of bass, which is typical for sports headphones, but if you don't like it, then you can change it up through the app.

Overall, the sound quality is pretty good, and customers seem to really enjoy them.

Connectivity

Since the Jabra's are wireless, they are going to connect to your media player or smartwatch through a Bluetooth 5.0 connection. Since these are a third generation wireless pair of headphones, they were able to work out some of the problems with the links of the past iterations. They are more stable and reduce the risk of your calls or music dropping out.

Something to keep in mind, these headphones are optimized for use with phones and don't always work that well when connecting to a computer. You should be able to pair them to a computer easy enough for audio streaming, but you won't be able to control your calls because most computers don't usually support that.

Comfort

For the most part, customers believe that the Jabra Elite's are pretty comfortable, giving a pleasant experience while you are out and about.

The biggest problem that customers have for the earbuds is with trying to get the perfect fit. Sometimes, if the fit isn't right, then they can cause some discomfort and annoyance. They do come with a variety of ear tips to try to ensure there is something that will fit you comfortably. However, they don't always fit everyone equally, which can be discouraging.

If you can get a decent fit, then you will have no problem finding them comfortable. Overall, the majority of consumers found them comfortable and had no issues with how they felt in their ears.

Style

The Active's have a pretty standard style for truly wireless headphones. They have no cord that connects the buds; they simply sit in your ears snugly. Once they are in your ears, they are barely seen by others, only poking out a little.

They are rather small, which can cause a little bit of a problem for some people. They are easily lost so you will want to make sure that you are keeping tabs on them. Also, make sure that you are paying attention while you are on the go, you don't want them falling out of your ears and getting lost.

The buds are available in a couple of different color options. Even though they are barely visible in your ears, you can still get different colors, something that will best suit your style needs. You can pick between copper black, copper blue, copper red, solid black, or gold beige. Whichever color you choose, customers seem to really like the look and style of them.

Durability

Reviewers have sung the praises of the sustainability of the Jabra Elite Active 65t headphones. The materials are strong and sturdy, so you aren't going to have to worry about them breaking easily. Some customers have stated that they accidentally dropped them on the floor, from their ears, and they seem to be working just fine.

The biggest problem that customers have about the longevity of the buds comes with the small size. They are easily lost so you should be careful to keep track of them. They may fall out of your ears and if you aren't careful, you could lose it, and you will be without your headphones.

They do have an IP56 waterproof rating, which is pretty good for something like this. All of the enclosed parts won't get damaged from most dust and moisture. A little dust might find their way inside, but not enough to harm them. You will also get protection from splashing water, rain, snow, or sweat. This drastically increases the lifespan of the headphones.

Ease of Use

The headphones are super easy to use, even those who consider themselves technologically disabled will not have too much trouble with getting these paired and ready to use. You simply long press on the button on the right bud until it tells you it's available for pairing. After that, you find it on your device's Bluetooth menu, and you are good to go. After the initial connection, it will remember your device so you don't have to go through that process again.

You can connect your headphones to the Jabra Sound+ app on your smartphone, which is also pretty easy to use. It is straightforward; most people will be able to use it with ease. You can change your sound profiles and customize your writing experience, giving you better listening experiences.

Wireless headphones also work well with running armbands. The two complement each other and allow runners a truly hands-free workout. They can also make weight training a little bit safer by eliminating cords and reducing the risk your phone will fall.

Power Source

The Jabra's are powered through a rechargeable battery with decent battery life so you can use your headphones when you need them. They can get about five hours with a full charge, which is generally enough to get you through your workout and other activities. However, they come with a portable charger that seconds as a carrying case so you can bring along some extra juice when you need it. With the addition of this charger, you can get about 15 hours of play time with both things fully charged.

The buds take about 2 hours to achieve a full charge when using the dedicated USB wall charger. If you find yourself needing a quick charge, you can get about an hour and a half of play time with a fast 15-minute charge.

Value

The Active 65t's are a bit on the pricey side, but when you compare them to some of the other truly wireless headphones on the market, they aren't too bad. You might be spending a little more money than intended, but customers think they're well worth the cost.

The headphones are packed full of great features. They're also highly durable. Those things combined make them an excellent investment. The durability alone means that you won't have to spend the extra money, replacing them in the near future. You are saving you money in the long run.

Bottom Line

If you are someone who leads an active lifestyle and you enjoy taking your music along with you, the Jabra Elite Active 65t's might be a good option for you. They have an excellent waterproof rating so you won't have to worry about the sweat, or a little rain, damaging them while you're out and about. They might have a higher price tag than some people would like, but they are a great pair of earbuds and well worth the extra cost.

Customers love the sound quality they get from them, especially for being wireless. They have a decent connection and a great battery life for what they are. If you find yourself needing a little extra battery, the case couples as a portable charger so you can power them on the go.

Overall, they are a great pair of headphones, and customers really appear to love them.