The 3 Best Jabra Headphones of 2021 Reviews

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Best Jabra Headphones

We've currently tested 16 Jabra headphones. This manufacturer specializes in audio and visual equipment that can help you say connected to your colleagues. Their headphones tend to be designed for taking calls, so their integrated mics generally perform better than other Bluetooth competitors. That said, they still make a few versatile products like sports earbuds designed for more casual use.

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Best Jabra Headphones


  1. Best Jabra Earbuds

    6.8
    Neutral Sound
    7.9
    Commute/Travel
    8.3
    Sports/Fitness
    7.4
    Office
    5.8
    Wireless Gaming
    5.7
    Wired Gaming
    6.9
    Phone Calls
    Type In-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Truly Wireless
    Noise Cancelling Yes
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless are the best Jabra wireless earbuds that we've tested. These comfortable in-ears have a great build quality and are rated IP57 for dust and water resistance, though we don't currently test for it. They also have a comfortable fit that shouldn't fall out of your ears during moderate physical activity.

    Out of the box, these headphones have a very excited v-shaped sound profile, so mixes have intense thump and rumble while vocals and lead instruments sparkle. Luckily, if you prefer a different sound, their companion app offers a graphic EQ and presets so that you can adjust them to your tastes. These headphones also support multi-device pairing, meaning that you can connect them with up to two devices at a time. Their just under seven hours of continuous battery life should last through a long commute, and their carrying case holds roughly three additional charges, which is handy if you need it.

    While they have active noise cancelling, it only does a marginally better job than their passive noise isolation capabilities. However, these headphones can still block out a decent amount of ambient noise, and while they struggle to cut down the low rumble of bus or plane engines, they're much better at reducing mid-range noise like office chatter.

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  2. Best Over-Ear Jabra Headphones

    7.4
    Mixed Usage
    6.9
    Neutral Sound
    7.7
    Commute/Travel
    7.3
    Sports/Fitness
    7.8
    Office
    7.0
    Wireless Gaming
    7.6
    Wired Gaming
    7.9
    Phone Calls
    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Yes
    Noise Cancelling Yes
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The best Jabra headphones with an over-ear design that we've tested are the Jabra Evolve2 85 Wireless. These well-built headphones are designed with professionals in mind. They have a flippable boom mic so that you can take calls at the office, and you can adjust the mic level in their companion app to help improve their performance. The mic also does a very good job of capturing voices clearly, even in moderately noisy environments.

    These over-ears have a reasonably well-balanced sound profile with a touch of extra boom. That said, the mid-range is fairly neutral, so vocals and lead instruments sound present, detailed, and clear. If you like to customize their sound, you can use their companion app's graphic EQ plus presets so that you can find the best sound for your needs. Their continuous battery life of under 32 hours should last through long days at the office or on the go, and they're equipped with a standby mode to help conserve battery life when you're not using them. They even have an ANC system that can cut down a good amount of ambient noise around you.

    Unfortunately, they have high Bluetooth latency on PCs, so your audio and visuals can fall out of sync, which is disappointing if you make many video calls. They also have a bulky design, and it can be hard to take them with you on the go. That said, if you plan to use them at the office, their boom mic offers a great overall performance, making them a suitable choice if you take a lot of calls.

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  3. Best Mono Jabra Headset

    5.7
    Mixed Usage
    5.6
    Neutral Sound
    5.4
    Commute/Travel
    7.8
    Sports/Fitness
    5.0
    Office
    4.7
    Wireless Gaming
    4.5
    Wired Gaming
    5.7
    Phone Calls
    Type Mono Earbud
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Yes
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The best Jabra Headset that's mono-only is the Jabra Talk 45 Bluetooth Headset. This headset is only designed for calls and can be beneficial for users who want to keep one ear open to hear their surroundings. It has a fair build quality and has an ear hook to help keep it in place, even if you move your head around.

    This very portable headset has a very neutral mid-range, so voices sound clear, present, and neutral. The boom mic does an alright job of capturing speech, although it has some trouble separating your voice from moderate ambient noise around you. While the companion app doesn't offer many customization features, you can activate a feature that allows the headset to read out your text messages and emails. It also has roughly 7.1 hours of continuous battery life, and it goes into standby mode when you're not using it to help conserve battery life.

    Unfortunately, due to their design, they hardly block out almost any background noise, which can make it harder to hear your phone call if you're talking in a noisy environment like a busy street. The headset may also not be the most comfortable as the silicone ear tips can feel a bit cheap and hurt the ear when you're wearing them. That said, if you prefer a mono headset design, they're a suitable choice.

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Compared to other brands


  • Headphone variety. While most of Jabra's headphones are designed for taking calls, they still make many types of headphones, from sports-oriented truly wireless earbuds to mono headsets for truckers or office workers.
  • Multi-device pairing. Most Jabra headphones can be paired with up to two devices at a time, which is handy if you like to switch audio sources between your phone and laptop.
  • Great mobile app. The Jabra Sound+ app offers a graphic EQ and presets to help you adjust their sound to your liking. You can also access features like talk-through or adjust their standby timer.
  • Recording quality is okay. For headphones designed for calls, their microphones tend to offer an okay overall performance. However, while speech should still be understandable, it may also sound thin and muffled.
  • High PC latency. Many of Jabra's Bluetooth headphones have high Bluetooth latency, which can be disappointing if you take many video calls.
  • Lackluster active noise cancelling (ANC) performance. Only a handful of Jabra headphones have ANC. In the case of the Jabra Elite 75t Wireless and Jabra Elite Active 75t Wireless, this feature was added during a firmware update. However, the ANC only offers a slightly better noise isolation performance than their passive noise isolation capabilities.

Jabra makes a variety of headphones that cater to the needs of business professionals and more casual users. Their sports-oriented 'Active' lineup includes headphones with high IP ratings for water resistance, although we don't currently test for it. Their office headsets focus on microphone performance and call-related features. The mics on their truly wireless headphones generally deliver an overall better performance than others on the market. However, mics on their call center or trucker headsets still struggle to reproduce speech clearly, even in moderately noisy environments. Jabra's active noise cancelling system also tends to only offer a small improvement over the headphones' passive isolation abilities.

Conclusion

Jabra makes professional headphones in a variety of different types. They tend to be well-built, are compatible with the Jabra Sound+ app, and support multi-device pairing. Their call-oriented headsets tend to have better microphones than other Bluetooth competitors, and some models are even among the best Bluetooth headsets for phone calls that we've tested. That said, their active features like active noise cancelling tend to offer a marginal improvement compared to their passive noise isolation abilities.

If you're looking for stronger noise cancelling headphones, you should also check out our recommendations for the best noise cancelling headphones.

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