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The 5 Best Jabra Earbuds and Headphones of 2024 Reviews

Best Jabra Headphones

We've tested over 20 Jabra headphones and earbuds. Jabra specializes in audio and visual equipment to help you stay 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've expanded the variety of their products as of late and now have a solid lineup of in-ears and over-ears for casual use and sports.


Best Jabra Headphones

  1. Best Jabra Earbuds

    The best earbuds from Jabra are the top-of-the-line Jabra Elite 10 True Wireless. They're high-end buds, and their Dolby Atmos and Spatial Sound features set them apart from others in the Elite lineup. They support Dolby Spatial Sound, which simulates a wider soundstage, and they can play Dolby Atmos content—a surround format that can make audio sound more natural and immersive. Their noise cancelling system (ANC) also blocks more background noise than older, premium options like the Jabra Elite 7 Pro True Wireless. While they do a mediocre job of cutting down rumbly bass engines, they offer a better performance in reducing ambient chatter and the hum of AC units. They use oblong ear tips for a secure in-ear fit.

    With their ANC on, these well-built buds last seven and a half hours continuously, and their carrying case supplies an additional three charges if needed. The buds have an IP57 rating for the buds and IP54 for the case against dust and water, with greater IP ratings in the higher tiers and sports lines as one of the differences between the lower and higher tiers by Jabra. These buds have a fairly neutral sound with bright sibilants like cymbals. If you prefer a different sound, their companion app offers a graphic EQ and presets so you can finetune them to your liking. They also support multi-device pairing, so you can stay connected to your PC and smartphone simultaneously.

    See our review

  2. Best Mid-Range Jabra Earbuds

    Check out the Jabra Elite 4 True Wireless if you want most of the brand's features without Spatial Sound. They're a step up from the Jabra Elite 3 True Wireless and have more features, like ANC and multi-device pairing. Their ANC also does a better job than their sportier sibling, the Jabra Elite 4 Active True Wireless, cutting out more mid-range and high-frequency background noise, like ambient conversations and whiny AC units. That said, they can't isolate you as well from the low rumble of a bus or plane engine.

    Fortunately, their stable in-ear fit and IP55 rating for dust and direct water resistance make them a good choice for runs and hikes, though they'll likely fall out during a more intense workout. Out of the box, these earbuds have a neutral sound profile. It's versatile enough to listen to all kinds of audio content, but you can also change the mix to suit your needs using the companion app's graphic EQ and presets.

    However, our unit suffers from a high noise floor, and some audible distortion affects the right driver more than the left, which hurts the clarity of vocals and instruments. Their battery life is also only decent at five and a half hours, meaning they can't last through a standard workday without needing a recharge. Fortunately, there are three extra full charges in their case, and their fast charge feature gives you an hour of playback time after a 10-minute charge.

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  3. Best Budget Jabra Earbuds

    If you want straightforward earbuds and don't care for too many additional luxuries, the Jabra Elite 3 True Wireless do the job. Unlike the Jabra Elite 4 True Wireless, these don't have ANC. On the other hand, their passive noise isolation still manages to dampen some low rumbles of bus engines and especially blocks out high-pitched noise like dish clatter, which makes these an affordable pick. Plus, the app has HearThrough mode in case it's too isolating. You don't get support for multi-device pairing. However, the aptX codec is a nice inclusion for higher bitrate audio, which doesn't compress your audio as much as the SBC codec. Unfortunately, iOS doesn't support aptX, so if you have an Apple device, it defaults to SBC.

    An IP55 rating against dust and water ensures these buds can go with you to most places, but you'll need to look to the other tiers, like the Jabra Elite 10 True Wireless and Jabra Elite 8 Active True Wireless, for a higher rating that includes one for the case. Meanwhile, over seven hours of continuous playback means they'll keep going, too. The included app has a graphic equalizer if you want to adjust the slightly bassy default tuning. They deliver audio with some added boominess but otherwise sound fairly balanced through the mids and highs.

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  4. Best Jabra Sports Earbuds

    If you've tried to exercise with headphones that aren't designed for that purpose, you know the woes of buds that fall out of your ears and over-ear headphones that break from sweat exposure. Consider the Jabra Elite 8 Active True Wireless for a painless and premium companion to your runs and gym sessions. These come clad in a grippy silicone coating to stay put when you sweat, with an IP68 rating for the buds and an IP54 rating for the charging case to keep dust and moisture from wrecking them.

    When you're at the gym and want to cancel out the clang of weights dropping and the hum of treadmills, these do a decent job. However, the hybrid ANC struggles to filter out low-pitched rumbles completely, which is a difference between these and the more effective ANC on the flagship, the Jabra Elite 10 True Wireless. Like most of the Jabra line, these have HearThrough for staying aware during activities like outdoor running. They have a neutral sound profile that's balanced from the bass through to the low-treble range, so you can listen to pretty much anything on them and expect a full sound. Their sound slightly changes when noise cancelling is off, giving you more thumpy, rumbly bass. If you want a different tuning, the app provides some options for flexibility. They have Spatial Sound, which uses a digital signal processor (DSP) to create a more immersive sound from a standard stereo mix. However, unlike the Elite 10, they don't support Dolby Atmos—content mixed by engineers for surround sound—rather than stereo mixes converted by DSP.

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  5. Best Over-Ear Jabra Headphones

    If you prefer the plushy comfort of over-ears, then the Jabra Evolve2 85 Wireless are the best Jabra headphones with this design. Unlike the previous picks on this list, they're optimized for either Microsoft Teams (MT) or United Communication (UC) for a seamless experience during your workday. They also have a decent noise isolation performance, thanks to their ANC system, which can help block out chatty coworkers and the hum of computer fans. With their ANC on, they last over 30 hours continuously. You can customize their well-balanced sound via their companion app's graphic EQ and presets.

    If you take a lot of calls, you'll appreciate their boom mic. It offers decent overall performance, so you'll be easily understood, even if your office gets noisy. You can also use their integrated mic for a less noticeable look if you want to keep your headphones on when you leave the office. These headphones support multi-device pairing, too, so you can stay connected to your PC and smartphone simultaneously. Bridging the gap between casual use and productivity tasks, in addition to Bluetooth, you get a wireless dongle to pair to your PC directly, but this connection has high latency. That said, your audio and visuals will fall out of sync, which can be a deal-breaker when working with video.

    If the best Jabra headset is overkill and you want a simple mono earbud, the Jabra Talk 45 Bluetooth Headset is a basic single earbud with a mic for addressing calls without the distraction of too many features at a low price. Its mic is unremarkable at handling environmental noise, and the sound profile is best limited to phone calls rather than music. You can always use any of the other Jabra earbuds in this article in mono mode with more use case flexibility.

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Compared To Other Brands

  • Model variety.
    While most of Jabra's headphones are designed for taking calls, they still make many types of models, from sports-oriented to truly wireless earbuds and 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 is still understandable, it may 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.
    Jabra has a few different strengths of ANC. In the case of the Jabra Elite 4 Active, their ANC scarcely improves on their passive noise isolation performance. That said, the Jabra Elite 10 True Wireless are an example of the improvements made to its top-of-the-line earbuds, even though the noise cancelling doesn't beat Bose or Sony flagships.

Jabra vs Anker

Anker and Jabra both make in-ear and over-ear headphones with good performance at the mid-range and upper mid-range price points. While Jabra's offerings are more comfortable and have a more neutral default sound, they tend to be pricier overall. Anker's headphones cost less and feel cheaper, but they have more over-ear options, better mic performance, and ANC. To know more about Anker's lineup, check out our article on the best Anker headphones and earbuds.

Jabra vs Sennheiser

Sennheiser has a much more diverse lineup of headphones than Jabra, who mainly focus on in-ear and call-center headphones. Most of Sennheiser's headphones and earbuds occupy the mid to upper mid-range price point, and some of Jabra's earbuds are cheaper with similar features. However, their ANC isn't as good as Sennheiser's, which can be an important factor for commuters and office workers. For more info, check out our article on the best Sennheiser headphones.

Jabra makes a variety of headphones that cater to the needs of both business professionals and casual users. Their office headsets focus on microphone performance and call-related features. The mics on their truly wireless headphones generally deliver a better performance than others on the market. Features like spatial audio are reserved for higher-tiered products, and the Elite Active earbuds tend to have higher IP ratings against dust and water than equivalent tiers in the Elite line. 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 only offers a small improvement over the headphones' passive isolation abilities.

Jabra has different lineups for both casual and office use:

  • Evolve2 = Over-ear, in-ear, and on-ear headsets designed for office use.
  • Elite = Truly wireless in-ears + wireless over-ears/on-ears. Designed for casual use.
  • Elite Active = Truly wireless in-ears with silicone coatings intended for exercise and casual use.
  • Engage = Lightweight on-ear headphones and mono headsets with boom mic. Designed for use in call centers.
  • Talk = Mono headsets designed for taking calls on the go.

Recent Updates

  1. Feb 07, 2024: We updated our picks to include the Jabra Elite 3 as the 'Best Budget Earbuds,' moved the Jabra Elite 4 to the 'Best Mid-Range Earbuds,' and added the Jabra Elite 8 Active as our pick for sports due to their IP rating and features. We removed the Jabra Talk 45 but mentioned it in the Jabra Evolve2 85 section. Small text changes have been made throughout the text.

  2. Nov 09, 2023: We've replaced the Jabra Elite 7 Pro True Wireless with the Jabra Elite 10 True Wireless. The Elite 10 offer better overall performance, are more comfortable, block out more background noise, and support Dolby Atmos.

  3. Aug 14, 2023: We've replaced the Jabra Elite 85h Wireless with the Jabra Evolve2 85 Wireless as the Elite 85h are no longer available.

  4. May 19, 2023: We've replaced the Jabra Elite 3 True Wireless with the Jabra Elite 4 True Wireless as the 'Best Budget Jabra Earbuds'.

  5. Feb 10, 2023: We've added brand comparisons between Jabra and Sennheiser, as well as Anker. We've also updated the lineup breakdown to better reflect Jabra's current offerings.


Jabra makes professional headphones in a variety of different types. They're 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 we've tested. Their features, like active noise cancelling, offer a marginal improvement compared to their passive noise isolation abilities.

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