The Jabra Elite 65t are decent, mixed-usage truly wireless headphones. They're easy to carry around, they block enough noise to also be suitable for commuting, and they're good for sports. They're also fairly easy-to-use once you get familiar with the controls. Unfortunately, their unorthodox design is a little bulky and won't be as comfortable for all listeners. Their charging case is a little loose and lacks magnets to keep the earbuds in place.
Decent for mixed usage. The Jabra 65t are good sports headphones with a customizable sound. If you commute to work, they do a good job of isolating passive sound like chatter. They also barely leak, which is good for noise-sensitive environments like the office. Unfortunately, they have too much latency for gaming and watching movies. Their slightly bulkier design also might not be comfortable for all users.
Okay for neutral listening. The Jabra Elite 65t have a decently balanced mid-range. For fans of bass-heavy genres, the bass range is a little weak. There's also a peak in the treble range that might sound a bit piercing on some tracks. Unfortunately, since they're also closed back in-ears, they don't create an open-sounding soundstage. On the upside, you can EQ their sound profile with the Jabra Sound+ app.See our Neutral Sound recommendations
Good for commuting. The Jabra Elite 65t are very portable. They passively isolate better than some noise cancelling headphones. They also barely leak, so you can mask some of the ambient noise by increasing the volume. However, these headphones aren't the most comfortable headphones to wear on long trips.See our Commute/Travel recommendations
Great for sports and fitness. The Jabra Elite 65t are breathable, lightweight, and portable. They also have a fairly easy-to-use control scheme once you get used to it. However, their unique design isn't as stable as some of the other truly wireless in-ears we've reviewed so far. They may move around a bit or slip out from time to time depending on the size and shape of your ears.See our Sports/Fitness recommendations
Satisfactory for office use. The Jabra Elite 65t isolate well and barely leak; this is good in lively or quiet office environments. Unfortunately, their short battery life could interrupt your workflow. Their design could also become fatiguing after a couple of hours of continuous listening depending on the shape and size of your ears.See our Office recommendations
Inadequate for wireless gaming. The Jabra Elite 65t can't be used wirelessly to game on Xbox or PS4. While they can be used on PC, we don't recommend them for wireless gaming as their mediocre-at-best microphone and high latency can interrupt your game flow.See our Wireless Gaming recommendations
The Jabra Elite 65 are truly wireless earbuds that only support Bluetooth, so they can't be used for wired gaming.
Alright for phone calls. While you'll still be understandable chatting using the Jabra Elite 65t, you might find your voice sounds thin and muffled. The integrated microphone also has problems separating speech from background noise in moderate to loud environments - if you're talking at a cafe, your boss on the other end of the line might struggle to hear you.
The Jabra Elite 65t have a unique design that looks a lot better once in your ears. The earbuds are slightly larger than most truly wireless in-ears and are angled. The bulkier part of the earbuds sit within the notch of your ear, but they're not as noticeable thanks to the contrasting gray exterior reminiscent of old-school Bluetooth headsets. This makes the Elite look a lot smaller when wearing them. However, their overall build quality and craftsmanship feels a bit cheaper and less premium than other wireless in-ears like the Samsung Gear IconX Truly Wireless.
The Jabra Elite 65t aren't very comfortable. The angled earbuds are shaped to fit within the contours of your ear without needing stability fins. However, for some, the large size of the earbuds can push against the concha of your ear, making it feel fatiguing to use these headphones beyond a couple of hours. While you can swap out the tips for one of the three sets provided, you can't change or adjust the shape of the earbuds themselves, so they're not the best choice if you have smaller ears. If you're looking for smaller buds, check out the Sabbat E12 True Wireless, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Truly Wireless, or the improved Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless.
The Elite 65t have a decent control scheme with physical buttons, but the control layout can be a bit confusing at first. They have two main buttons on each earbud: you can play/pause your music, skip tracks forward and backward, control volume, and activate voice assistance for either Siri or Google Assistant. Using the controls can sometimes break the air-tight seal of the in-ear fit, however, changing the sound quality and forcing you to push the bulky earbuds against your ear, which isn't ideal.
The Jabra Elite 65t, like most other truly wireless in-ears, are very breathable headphones, which make them suitable for more intense sports. They don't cover your outer ear, so they'll remain cool no matter which physical activity you're doing. The larger earbuds do trap a bit more heat within the notch of your ear than typical in-ears, but it's a negligible temperature difference that won't make you sweat more than usual.
The Jabra Elite 65t are very portable and will easily fit into most pockets. They're about the same size as the Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless so they're a bit bulkier than most truly wireless designs, but on the upside, their case is a lot more compact. They're easy to carry around.
The Jabra Elite 65t come with a portable compact charging case and will easily fit into most pockets. It'll protect the headphones from minor impacts and drops. However, the case doesn't have magnetic strips to hold the headphones in place and its lid is loose. This means if the case falls even from a short distance, the lid will open and the earbuds will tumble out. The lid is so loose that you can even force it open just by squeezing the sides of the case. The relatively low profile of the case would have been on par with that of the Apple AirPods or Samsung Gear IconX Truly Wireless if the build quality was a bit more thought out.
The Jabra Elite 65's build quality is good but not great. The earbuds are thick, dense, and durable. They don't look quite as premium as some of other truly wireless in-ears like the Apple AirPods, but they feel sturdy and durable enough that they won't break from a couple of accidental drops.
The Jabra Elite 65t are stable enough for sports. They've got a unique shape that doesn't require additional stability fins. Once in your ears, they don't move around much but the larger size of the earbuds may not be as stable for all listeners. Unfortunately, because they don't have any stability fins, you can't adjust the fit if you have smaller or larger ears. They should still be good enough for running and working out, however, since they're compact and wireless.
The Jabra Elite 65t's sound profile is well-balanced. Although the bass is slightly boomy, this isn't too noticeable. The treble also lacks a bit of detail: if you like more vocal-centric audio like podcasts, it might sound slightly veiled.
The Jabra Elite 65t's frequency response consistency is excellent. Assuming the user can achieve a proper fit and an air-tight seal using the assortment of tips that come with the headphones, they should be able to get consistent bass and treble delivery every time they use the headphones. However, since the buds are quite big, some people may have difficulty getting a perfect seal with them, causing a drop in bass.
The Jabra Elite 65t's bass accuracy is very good, as is the LFE (low-frequency extension). However, low-bass is slightly lacking, so these earbuds might produce a sound that's a bit light on thump and rumble. However, mid-bass, responsible for the body of bass guitars and punch of the kick drums, is quite well-balanced. High-bass is overemphasized, which can add a bit of boominess to the sound.
The mid-range is exceptional. The response is quite even and mostly flat. There are slight fluctuations such as the continuation of the high-bass bump, which can add muddiness to vocals/leads or the dip in mid-mid, which can nudge vocals and leads towards the back of the mix. However, these variations are very subtle and may not be noticeable to everyone.
The Elite 65t's treble performance is good. The low-treble and mid-treble are generally even and flat, although dips in the mid-treble can result in veiled vocals and instruments. The peak towards the end of the mid-treble can also make sibilants like S and T sounds sharp and piercing, especially on overtly bright tracks.
The Elite 65t's peaks and dips performance is good. The extended peak from low-bass to low-mid will produce slightly more boominess. In contrast, the high peak in the mid-treble could make notes in this range sound sharp and bright, although this won't be audible to most people.
The imaging performance is decent. The group delay performs well: it barely crosses the audibility threshold, resulting in a tight bass and transparent treble reproduction. The L/R drivers are also generally well-matched; however, there's a fairly large amplitude mismatch between the left and right drivers which skews the stereo image and makes it noticeably heavy on one side. Still, these results are only valid for our unit and yours may perform differently.
Like most other in-ears, the Elite 65t's soundstage is bad. This is because creating an out-of-head and speaker-like soundstage is largely dependent on activating the resonances of the pinna or outer ear. The design of in-ears and earbuds fully bypasses the pinna and doesn't interact with it. Because these headphones are also closed-back, their soundstage tends to be less open than that of open-back headphones.
These headphones don't have any virtual soundstage features.
The Elite 65t's weighted harmonic distortion performance is good. The level of distortion rises a bit in the higher frequencies but still falls within good limits, which should result in a clear and pure audio reproduction.
These are the settings used to test the Elite 65t. Our results are only valid when listening using these settings.
The Jabra 65t's isolation performance is great. While they aren't so good at isolating low rumbles coming from buses, planes, or train engines, they perform much better in the mid and treble range, blocking out chattering coworkers or high frequency sounds like AC.
The Jabra Elite 65t's leakage is excellent. The significant portion of the leakage is spread over a very narrow range in the treble, making their leakage sound thin but slightly sharp. However, the overall leakage is below the noise floor of an average office, making these headphones a good choice if you like to crank your music up.
These earbuds have an integrated microphone.
The recording quality of the Jabra Elita 65t's microphone is okay. While speech recorded or transmitted will be muffled or thin sounding, it will still be relatively easy to comprehend. If you're looking for a better mic, check out the Jabra Evolve 65t which has a similar design and sound performance.
The microphone is mediocre at noise handling. In quiet environments, your voice will be heard clearly. However, in moderate to loud environments, the mic will have difficulty fully separating speech from ambient noise.
The Jabra Elite 65t have a mediocre battery life barely over 5 hours. While it may not be enough to make it through your work day without giving them a charge sometime in between, the case comes with two additional charges, giving you about 15 hours of playtime in total. When inactive, they also automatically turn off after 1 hour.
The Jabra Sound+ is a good app. You get an equalizer, noise cancelling options for the mic to reduce wind and ambient noise, and battery data and location-based triggers that change your settings based on whether you're at work or home. While it lacks an adjustable auto-off timer, overall, it's a good app that improves your experience with these earbuds.
The Jabra Elite 65t can only connect to other devices via Bluetooth. While they don't support NFC pairing, they do have simultaneous multi-device pairing with two devices, making them good for switching between your PC and phone. These headphones also remember your last eight synced devices for auto-pairing once you open the charging case. Unfortunately, like most other Bluetooth headphones, the Elite 65t have high latency, making them less than ideal for watching a lot of video content or gaming. However, some devices and apps may compensate for lag so you may not notice it.
These truly wireless earbuds are Bluetooth-only.
These are truly wireless earbuds that don't have an audio cable or a wired connection.
These headphones can only be used via Bluetooth on PCs and aren't compatible with the PS4. Due to their high latency, however, they aren't recommended for gaming.
These Bluetooth-only headphones aren't compatible with the Xbox One.
The Jabra Elite 65t have an unusual design that sets them apart from other truly wireless headphones out there. They're still portable enough to have on you at all times and their charging case is compact enough to easily fit into your pockets. However, the slightly larger earbuds won't be as comfortable for all listeners. This also makes them slightly less stable since you can't adjust this fit with stability fins. On the upside, they have a reliable wireless connection with a good range and a simple control scheme (once you get used to it).
The Jabra Elite Active 65t are better headphones than the normal Jabra Elite 65t model. They are slightly more sweat-resistant and are rated IP56 compared to the original’s IP55 rating. They are also a bit more neutral-sounding. Overall, they are very similar headphones, but active people who run outside in bad weather or sweat a lot might prefer the better build quality of the Active If this doesn't apply to you, the normal 65t may be a better and less expensive choice.
The Jabra Elite 65t are a slightly better truly wireless headphone than the Bose SoundSport Free, but not by much. The Jabras have a more reliable wireless connection that supports Bluetooth 5.0. They also have better isolation performance that's more suitable for noisy environments, thanks to their in-ear fit. You can also customize the sound of the Jabra but not the Bose, and they're a bit more compact to carry around thanks to their smaller case. The Bose, on the other hand, have a much more comfortable earbud fit. They also sound better balanced and feel more durable and better-built than the Jabra Elites. Their case is also sturdier, despite being a bit bulky to carry around.
The Sony WF-1000XM3 are slightly better truly wireless headphones than the Jabra Elite 65t. They are a bit more comfortable, although getting a tight seal can be an issue for some. They also feel better built, although not as stable as the Elite 65t. They also have a decent ANC feature, but the passive isolation from the Elite 65t's fit blocks even more noise.
The Jabra Elite Active 65t are slightly better headphones than the Jaybird Run XT Truly Wireless. These truly wireless headphones have onboard volume controls, which the XT are lacking. They also feel better-built and isolate a bit more ambient noise thanks to their fit. However, they are quite bulky and some might not find them as comfortable as the XT. The Elite Active 65t also don’t have stability fins, while the XT do, making them a more stable option for sports. The XT also have a better wireless range and take less time to fully charge. The Jaybird MySound app also have a full parametric EQ that is better than the 5-band graphic EQ from the Jabra Sound+ app.
There's practically no difference between the Jabra Elite 65t and the Jabra Evolve 65t other than the microphone performance. The Evolve 65t come with a proprietary USB dongle that gives a better recording quality which is audible when you listen to the two recording samples. However, without the dongle, you can expect similar performance between the two models. Overall, the Elite 65t might be a better option for most, unless you often make calls on a travel laptop or at the office.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless and the Anker SoundCore Liberty Air 2 Truly Wireless are two great truly wireless headphones. There's a noticeable difference in style, but when it comes to performance, both are rather similar, especially when it comes to sound and isolation. However, the Jabra can connect simultaneously to two devices, but the Anker's case can hold more additional charges.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are better truly wireless headphones than the JBL Tune 120 Truly Wireless. They have volume control, are better built and more stable, and they last longer on a single charge. On the other hand, the JBL Tune 120 are slightly more comfortable and have an extra additional charge from the case. They also had a mismatch between the drivers, especially in the bass range, making them sound quite thin and bright, while the Elite 65t are well-balanced. The Jabra also have an app that allows some audio customization.
The Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless are similar truly wireless headphones for mixed use as the Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless, but with slightly different strengths and weaknesses. While the Elite 65t isolate background noise better and have a more neutral sound profile, the Elite 75t are much more comfortable, have a longer battery life, better controls, and a more excited sound profile that will likely please fans of bass.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless and the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Truly Wireless are two very similar performing truly wireless headphones. The Elite 65t have a more bulky design, but they have a graphic EQ in their app and have a better microphone for calls than the Cambridge Audio headphones. They can also connect to two devices simultaneously and have less latency. On the other hand, the Melomania 1 have better wireless range, they offer a longer battery life on a single charge, and their fit isolates more ambient noise, especially in the treble range.
While both sound very well-balanced and isolate a lot of noise, the Apple AirPods Pro will be better truly wireless earbuds for most people than the Jabra Elite 65t. While the Jabra have more customization options on both Android and iOS, the AirPods Pro are more comfortable, and their ANC helps them isolate even more noise in the bass range, which is important when commuting.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are better truly wireless headphones that the TOZO T10 Truly Wireless. The Jabra are more comfortable, have better controls, have a much better-balanced sound profile out-of-the-box, have a better single-charge battery life, and have a dedicated companion app with a graphic EQ. On the other hand, the TOZO's case supports wireless charging, and the headphones have a higher IP rating, though this isn't something we test for.
The Jabra Elite 65t are slightly better truly wireless headphone than the Jabra Elite Sport, but not by much. The Jabra Elite have a slightly better noise isolation performance with their silicon tips, although isolation will be strongly dependent on how well they fit in your ears. The 65t also have a more streamlined app, a slightly better default sound (although both headphones can be EQed), and a slightly longer battery life. On the other hand, the Elite Sport have a better, sturdier design overall. They also come with more tip sizes to help you find the right fit, and come with a much better case to carry the headphones in. Their app has more features for sports and working out, but it's a bit more challenging to use.
The JBL Reflect Flow True Wireless are marginally better than the Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless. They have similar performance when it comes to noise isolation; however, their sound profiles are quite different, with the Elite 65t having less low-bass and a sharp treble, which can make them sound sibilant. On the upside, Jabra has a mobile companion app that has a good amount of customization options to tune the sound to your taste. Because Jabra doesn't make use of stability fins, it may be harder to get a proper fit. The battery life is also shorter on the Elite 65t, but they take less time to charge and have an auto-off feature.
The Jabra Elite 65t are slightly better truly wireless headphones than the JLab Audio JBuds Air. They have a companion app that lets you EQ their sound profile and have a more isolating fit against ambient noise. Their battery life is noticeably better, offering about 2 more hours of continuous playback than the JBuds Air. They can also connect to two devices and have less latency. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a more straightforward experience and mostly listen to bass-heavy music, then the JBuds Air might offer better value and be a better choice.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless might be an overall better value than the Creative Outlier Air Truly Wireless. They don’t have as many latency issues, they can connect simultaneously to two devices, they have a companion app that allows some customization, and their mic is better for calls in slightly noisy environments. Their fit is also better to passively isolate ambient noise. On the other hand, the Creative Outlier Air have a slightly better sound profile, but you can’t customize it to your liking. They also have a better case and feel a bit more comfortable than the very bulky Elite 65t.
The Jabra Elite 65t and the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless are similar truly wireless headphones that both have a bulky design. The Momentum True Wireless have a touch-sensitive control scheme, while the Jabras have physical buttons. Unfortunately, the microphone of the Sennheiser is sub-par and isn’t great for calls. Also, their battery life is shorter and they can’t connect to two devices like the Elite 65t.
The Jabra Elite 65t are better truly wireless headphones than the RHA TrueConnect. They have better out-of-the-box sound quality and they also have an app with an EQ that lets you customize their sound to your liking. The bulkier design of the Jabra may not be for everyone, but they can connect to two devices, which is nice. They also have noticeably less latency for watching videos. On the other hand, the RHA TrueConnect are more comfortable and lightweight. Their wireless range is also pretty impressive, but they are more expensive and might not be worth the investment.
The Jabra Elite 65t are very similar in performance to the Jaybird Run. The Elite 65t have a more stable Bluetooth 5.0 connection, with a better latency performance and a longer cumulative battery life at 15hrs, compared to the 12hrs of the Jaybird Run. The Jabra are also a bit more customizable than the Jaybird Run thanks to their more feature-packed app, and they also have a slightly better build quality for their earbuds compared to the Run. On the other hand, the Jaybird Run have a slightly more comfortable in-ear fit with multiple tip options to find the right fit for you. They're also a bit more stable to use at the gym, thanks to the provided stability fins compared to the one-size-fits-all of the Jabra.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are better overall headphones than the Raycon E55 Truly Wireless. They are better-built and their typical in-ear fit blocks more ambient noise, although it might not be as comfortable as the design of the E55. They can connect to two devices simultaneously, have a good app, and an overall more neutral sound profile, which can be EQ'ed to your preference. The E55 would be better for bass fans, but you can get quite a lot of bass with the Jabra EQ, without drowning the vocals and instruments too much.
The Jabra Elite 65t are better truly wireless headphones than the Sony WF-SP700N. The Elite 65t have a more isolating in-ear fit; even without noise cancellation, they block more noise than the SP700N. They also have a better sound quality, a longer range, and a more stable wireless connection that supports Bluetooth 5.0. You can also customize the 65t better than the SP700N, they last a lot longer on a single charge, and have a longer total battery life when you include the case. The SP700N, on the other hand, have a slightly more comfortable in-ear fit and come with a better case that does not open as easily as that of the Elite 65t.
The Samsung Gear IconX are a better truly wireless headset than the Jabra Elite 65t. The Samsung Gear IconX have a better, more comfortable design than the Jabra and are also a bit more stable for sports. The Samsung also have 4GB of onboard storage, a better, more polished charging case, and a slightly better default sound quality. On the upside, the Jabra Elite 65t have a slightly longer battery life overall. They also have a more stable Bluetooth 5.0 connection and better latency performance. They also benefit from a 5 band EQ that's more customizable than the preset EQ on the Samsung Gear IconX.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are better true wireless headphones than the Sabbat E12 True Wireless. Their sound quality is better and their fit isolates better against ambient noise, which is useful for commuting. They also have a good app with an EQ, and they can connect to 2 devices simultaneously. However, their design is pretty bulky and won’t be the most comfortable option. Also, the Sabbat E12’s case supports wireless charging and they have a pretty good Bluetooth microphone. They also come with plenty of tip options and will be more comfortable than the Elite 65t.
These two headphones perform quite similarly, but the Jabra Elite 65t might take the edge due to their durable build. They are better-made than the cheap TREBLAB X5 and they also have a nice companion app that lets you EQ their sound to your liking. They also have a better microphone for calls and have a better battery life. They can also connect to two devices simultaneously, which the X5 can’t do. On the other hand, the TREBLAB are more of a budget option, have better wireless range, and should still please most users.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds are slightly better truly wireless headphones than the Jabra Elite 65t. They are more comfortable and their wireless Qi charging case is nice. Their sound quality is also superior thanks to less bass roll-off. On the other hand, the Jabra Elite 65t are better-suited for isolation low-frequency noises and are a better option for commuting. Also, they have a graphic preset that the Galaxy Buds lack. They can be connected to two devices, which you can’t do with these Samsung headphones. The Galaxy Buds have a touch-sensitive control scheme while the Jabra have physical buttons that offer volume controls without the need of an app.
The Anker SoundCore Liberty Lite might be the better option for most people over the Jabra Elite 65t. They have a better default audio reproduction and offer better value than the Jabras. However, with the 65t, you also have access to an in-app EQ, you get a longer battery life, and you can control the volume directly on the earbuds. If you’re looking for headphones only for your workouts and don’t need long battery life, the Liberty Lite is the better, more affordable option. However, if you like EQ’ing your sound and want to switch between your office computer and phone, get the Elite 65t.
The Raycon E100 Truly Wireless and the Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are similar headphones, but the Elite 65t have a small edge. They have a more neutral sound profile and are compatible with a companion app that allows some customization. Their microphone performance is also better. However, the wireless range of the E100 is impressive and one bud can be used while the other is charging, which you can’t do with the Elite 65t. On the other hand, the Jabras have a longer battery life on a single charge.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are better headphones than the Klipsch T5 True Wireless. They have a more traditional in-ear fit and a better neutral sound profile. They can also be connected to two devices simultaneously, which is useful at the office. The passive noise isolation is also quite impressive. On the other hand, if you want longer battery life on a single charge, then the Klipsch T5 have the upper-hand.
The Jabra Elite 65t are more premium-feeling headphones than the Anker Zolo Liberty+. However, they perform quite similarly to the Liberty+, but have a less accurate bass. On the upside, you’ll get about twice the battery life on the Elite 65t and you also get a nice app with a good EQ. You can connect the Elite 65t to two devices, and they have slightly better latency as well. On the other hand, the Liberty+ have better sound out-of-the-box and may offer better overall value.
The Jabra Elite 65t are better truly wireless headphones than the Apple AirPods. The Elite 65t have an in-ear fit that blocks more noise and is slightly more stable for running and working out than the AirPods. Their closed in-ear design also gives them a better bass range and a slightly better sound overall that you can further customize thanks to the Sound+ app from Jabra. On the upside, the Apple AirPods have a more reliable wireless connection, especially when paired to iOS devices. They also do much better for latency and have a longer battery life than the Jabras.
The Jabra Elite 65t are better headphones than the XFYRO xS2. They are better-built and also have better audio reproduction, longer battery life, and also have a companion app with customization options. They also have a better control scheme and can connect to two devices simultaneously. On the other hand, the XFYRO xS2 have amazing wireless range and their case acts as a powerbank for other devices as well. They are also slightly more comfortable.
If you want a wireless in-ear, then go for the Jabra Elite 65t, but if you don't want to deal with battery life and wireless reliability issues, go for the Westone W40 instead. The Westone have a more durable and premium design, which comes with two cables in the box. They also have a lot more accessories, and tip sizes so you can easily find a fit that works for you. On the other hand, the Jabra are truly wireless headphones that are a bit more compact to carry around on your person. They also have an EQ so you can better customize their sound profile to your liking. They're a decent option for sports since they have no cable to hinder your movements, but their fit won't be as comfortable as the Westone.