The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are truly wireless headphones with a decent overall performance. They're easy to carry around, have an impressive passive noise isolation performance, and a stable fit. They also support multi-device pairing, so you can be connected to your computer and smartphone at the same time and have a companion app with a graphic EQ and presets to tweak their sound to your liking. Unfortunately, their unorthodox design is a little bulky and may not be so comfortable for all users. Their charging case lid is a little loose and lacks magnets to keep the earbuds in place.
The Jabra Elite 65t are alright for neutral sound. They have a somewhat neutral sound profile that lacks a thumpy low-bass and a bright treble range. Their passive soundstage is also perceived as closed-off and small, so it doesn't sound very immersive. Luckily, their companion app offers a graphic EQ and presets so that you can tweak their sound to your liking.
The Jabra Elite 65t are good for commute and travel. They have a portable design, barely leak audio, and have an impressive noise isolation performance for headphones without an ANC. While they're able to reduce background chatter, they struggle to cut down bass-range noise like bus and plane engine rumbles. They also may not be the most comfortable to use for long trips.
The Jabra Elite 65t are great for sports and fitness. They're breathable, lightweight, and portable. They also have a stable fit and a fairly easy-to-use control scheme once you get used to it. However, they may move around a bit or slip out from time to time depending on the size and shape of your ears.
The Jabra Elite 65t are satisfactory for office use. They're able to passively isolate office chatter around you, and they don't leak too much audio, so you shouldn't disturb your colleagues if you like to listen to audio at high volumes. Unfortunately, their 5.1-hour battery life may not be enough to get through your workday without pausing for a recharge. Their fit could also become fatiguing after a couple of hours of continuous use, depending on the shape and size of your ears.
The Jabra Elite 65t are compatible with Bluetooth-enabled PCs, but their latency is too high for wireless gaming. They aren't compatible with the PS4 or the Xbox One.
The Jabra Elite 65t are truly wireless earbuds that only support Bluetooth, so they can't be used for wired gaming.
The Jabra Elite 65t are decent for phone calls. While you should still be understandable by whoever is on the other end of the line, you might find your voice sounds thin and muffled. That said, the mic does a good job of separating your voice from moderate ambient noise around you, which is handy if you're taking a call from a busy street.
The Jabra Elite 65t have a unique design. The earbuds are slightly larger than most truly wireless in-ears and are angled. The bulkier part of the earbuds sits within the notch of your ear, but they're not as noticeable thanks to the contrasting gray exterior, which is reminiscent of old-school Bluetooth headsets. This makes the Elite look a lot smaller when wearing them. However, their overall build quality and craftsmanship feel a bit cheaper and less premium than other wireless in-ears like the Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless and the Samsung Gear IconX Truly Wireless.
The Jabra Elite 65t are reasonably 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 your ear, so it can feel fatiguing to use them 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 OnePlus Buds Truly Wireless, or the improved Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless.
The Jabra Elite 65t have an alright control scheme with physical buttons, but the control layout can be a bit confusing at first. They have two main buttons on each earbud, which allow you to 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, and force 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. The larger earbuds trap a bit more heat within the notch of your ear than typical in-ears, but it's a negligible temperature difference that shouldn't make you sweat more than usual.
The Jabra Elite 65t are very portable and can 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.
The Jabra Elite 65t have an alright case. It should protect the headphones from minor impacts and drops. However, the case doesn't have magnetic strips to hold the headphones in place and it has a loose lid. If the case falls even from a short distance, the lid can open, causing the earbuds to tumble out. 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 (2nd generation) Truly Wireless 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. The earbuds are thick, dense, and durable. While they don't look quite as premium as some of other truly wireless in-ears like the Apple AirPods (2nd generation) Truly Wireless, they feel sturdy and durable enough that they shouldn't get too damaged from a couple of accidental drops.
The Jabra Elite 65t have good stability. They've got a unique shape that doesn't require additional stability fins. Once in your ears, they don't move around much. However, the larger size of the earbuds may not be as stable for all listeners.
These headphones have a fairly well-balanced sound profile. They have a bit of boom, which fans of bass-heavy genres may like. However, their treble range lacks some detail, which can make vocal-centric content like podcasts sound a bit veiled. Luckily, their companion app offers a graphic EQ and presets to help tweak their sound to your liking.
The Jabra Elite 65t's frequency response consistency is excellent. Assuming you can achieve a proper fit and an air-tight seal using the assortment of tips that come with the headphones, you should be able to get consistent bass and treble delivery every time you use them. 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. They're underemphasized in the low-bass range, so they lack thump and rumble. However, the rest of the range is slightly overemphasized, resulting in a punchy, boomy sound. However, some users may find their high-bass a bit overwhelming.
The Jabra Elite 65t have amazing mid accuracy. The mid-range is mostly flat, which results in clear and present vocals and lead instruments. While there's some overemphasis coming from the low-mids, your mix shouldn't sound too cluttered. The dip in the mid-mids slightly nudges vocals and lead instruments to the back of the mix.
The treble accuracy is good. The dip in the low to mid-treble can result in veiled vocals and instruments as well as dull sibilants like cymbals. However, the peak towards the end of the mid-treble can also make sibilants sharp and piercing, especially on overly bright tracks.
The Jabra Elite 65t's peaks and dips performance is good. The extended peak from low-bass to low-mid adds a touch of extra boom, thump, and punch to your mix. The dip in the mid-mids nudges vocals and lead instruments to the back of the mix while the uneven mid-treble makes sibilants like cymbals slightly dull and or very piercing.
The Jabra Elite 65t's imaging performance is decent. The weighted group delay falls below the audibility threshold, resulting in a tight bass and transparent treble. The L/R drivers of our unit are also well-matched in phase response, ensuring a stable stereo image. However, the amplitude and frequency response are mismatched, so some objects like voices or footsteps may not be accurately placed within the stereo image. Note that these results are only valid for our unit and yours may perform differently.
Like most other in-ears, the Jabra 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 outer ear and doesn't interact with it. Because they're also closed-back, their soundstage tends to be less open than that of open-back headphones.
The 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 Jabra Elite 65t. Our results are only valid when listening using these settings.
The Jabra Elite 65t's noise isolation performance is great. While they struggle to block out the low rumbles coming from bus and plane engines, they perform much better in the mid and treble ranges. In these ranges, they're able to cut down a significant amount of noise like ambient chatter and the hum of an AC unit.
The Jabra Elite 65t's leakage is outstanding. The overall leakage is below the noise floor of an average office, making them a good choice if you like to crank your music up.
The recording quality of the Jabra Elita 65t's microphone is okay. While your voice sounds muffled and thin, it should still be relatively easy to comprehend. If you're looking for a better mic, check out the Jabra Evolve 65t Truly Wireless which has a similar design and sound performance.
Update 12/01/2021: These headphones have been updated to test bench 1.5. In this update, we made changes to the way we test noise handling. We now use a subjective evaluation of our audio clips. This new method has resulted in different results than what we had reported in our previous test bench. As a result, the scoring of this box has changed, and we have updated our results.
The microphone is good at noise handling. Even in moderately noisy environments like a busy street, your voice should be heard clearly. However, you can still hear background noise while you speak.
The Jabra Elite 65t have a mediocre battery performance. They last barely over five hours, which may not be enough to make it through your workday without giving them a charge sometime in between. Luckily, the case comes with two additional charges, giving you about 15 hours of playtime in total. When inactive, they also automatically turn off after one hour. However, note that battery performance can vary according to usage, so your real-life experience may vary.
The Jabra Sound+ is a good app. You get a graphic EQ plus presets, 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 have good Bluetooth connectivity. While they don't support NFC pairing, they do have simultaneous multi-device pairing with two devices, so you can easily switch between your PC and phone. They also remember your last eight synced devices for auto-pairing once you open the charging case. Unfortunately, like most other Bluetooth headphones, they have high latency on PC and iOS, making them less than ideal for watching a lot of video content or gaming. While it's a bit lower on Android, some devices and apps may compensate for audio latency differently, so your real-world experience may vary.
These are truly wireless earbuds that don't have an audio cable or a wired connection. However, they come with a micro-USB to USB-A cable for charging their carrying case.
The Jabra Elite 65t come in one color variant: 'Titanium Black'. They come in another variant called the Jabra Active Elite 65t Truly Wireless, which we've also tested.
If you come across another variant, please let us know in the discussions and we'll update our review.
The Jabra Elite 65t have a slightly angular design that separates them from the Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless and Jabra Elite 85t Truly Wireless. However, they don't feel as well-built and their slightly larger earbuds may not be as comfortable for all listeners. That said, they have a customizable sound profile and they're able to isolate a lot of ambient noise passively. They also support multi-device pairing with up to two devices at a time.
The Jabra Elite 3 Truly Wireless are better in-ears than the Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless. The Elite 3 are more comfortable, have better controls, and their sound profile is more neutral, which some users may prefer. Their battery performance is better, too. However, the Elite 65t support multi-device pairing and have a better noise isolation performance.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless are better overall performing earbuds than the Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless. The Samsung are more comfortable, have a better-balanced sound profile out-of-the-box, and offer a longer continuous battery life than the Jabra. However, the Jabra have one more charge in their carrying case than the Samsung, an auto-off feature, and they can be paired with up to two devices at the same time.
The Jabra Elite Active 65t Truly Wireless are better headphones than the Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless. The Active 65t are slightly more water-resistant and are rated IP56 compared to the original’s IP55 rating. They also have a more neutral sound profile, which some users may prefer. 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 75t Truly Wireless are slightly better headphones for mixed-use than the Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless. The Elite 75t are much more comfortable, have a longer battery life, better controls, and a more excited, bass-heavy sound profile that should likely please fans of thump and rumble. However, the Elite 65t isolate background noise better and have a more neutral sound profile.
While both sound very well-balanced and isolate a lot of noise, the Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless will be better truly wireless earbuds for most people than the Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless. While the Jabra have more customization options on both Android and iOS, the Apple are more comfortable, and their ANC helps them isolate even more noise in the bass range, which is important when commuting.
The Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless are slightly better truly wireless headphones than the Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless. 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 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 somewhat better overall headphones than the Sony WF-XB700 Truly Wireless. The Jabra have a more stable in-ear fit. The Jabra also have better noise isolation and leakage performance, as well as a better-performing integrated mic that makes them better for phone calls. They work with a companion app that gives you access to lots of customization features including a graphic EQ, so you can tweak their sound to your liking. On the other hand, the Sony are more comfortable and have longer battery life.
The Plantronics Voyager 5200 Bluetooth Headset and the Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are different styles of headsets designed for different uses. While the Plantronics is a mono Bluetooth headset that's designed for phone calls, the Jabra are truly wireless headphones that can be used for phone calls as well as listening to music. The Plantronics' microphone does a much better job at handling noise. Overall, if you're looking for headphones to listen to music and make phone calls from time to time, the Jabra are a better choice, but if you need a headset for the office that's designed specifically for phone calls, the Plantronics is a better pick.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Truly Wireless are slightly better truly wireless headphones than the Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless. The Samsung are more comfortable and their wireless Qi charging case is nice. They have a more balanced and neutral sound profile that some users may prefer too. On the other hand, the Jabra are better-suited for isolation low-frequency noises and are a better option for commuting. Also, they have a graphic preset that the Samsung lack. They can be connected to two devices, which you can’t do with these Samsung headphones. The Samsung have a touch-sensitive control scheme while the Jabra have physical buttons that offer volume controls without the need for an app.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless and the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless are similar truly wireless headphones that both have a bulky design. The Sennheiser have a touch-sensitive control scheme, while the Jabra 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 Jabra.
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 more neutral sound profile, which some users may prefer. They can also be connected to two devices simultaneously, which is helpful 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 Truly Wireless and the Jaybird Run XT Truly Wireless are both decent pairs of truly wireless in-ears that are great for sports. The Jaybird are a bit more comfortable, have a more stable fit thanks to their stability fins, have a better app with parametric EQ, and charge quicker. On the other hand, the Jabra last longer off a single charge, have a slightly better-balanced sound profile out-of-the-box, have better controls, and support multi-device pairing so you can easily switch between two devices.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are better truly wireless headphones than the JBL Tune 120 Truly Wireless. The Jabra 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. The Jabra also have an app that allows some audio customization.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are slightly better truly wireless headphones than the Jabra Elite Sport Truly Wireless, but not by much. The 65t have a slightly better noise isolation performance with their silicone 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 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 Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are a slightly better truly wireless headphone than the Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless, but not by much. The Jabra 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 profile of the Jabra, 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 have a more neutral sound profile and feel more durable and better-built than the Jabra. Their case is also sturdier, despite being a bit bulky to carry around.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are better truly wireless headphones than the Apple AirPods (1st generation) Truly Wireless. The Jabra have an in-ear fit that blocks more noise and is slightly more stable for running and working out than the Apple. The Jabra's closed in-ear design also gives them a better bass range and a slightly more neutral sound profile that you can further customize thanks to the Sound+ app. On the upside, the Apple 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 Jabra.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are better truly wireless headphones than the Sony WF-SP700N Truly Wireless. The Jabra have a more isolating in-ear fit; even without noise cancellation, they block more noise than the Sony. They also have a more neutral sound profile that some users may prefer and a more stable wireless connection that supports Bluetooth 5.0. You can also customize the Jabra better than the Sony, they last a lot longer on a single charge, and have longer total battery life when you include the case. The Sony, 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 Jabra.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are slightly better truly wireless headphones than the JLab Audio JBuds Air Truly Wireless. The Jabra 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 two more hours of continuous playback than the JLab. 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 JLab might offer better value and be a better choice.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are better true wireless headphones than the Sabbat E12 True Wireless. The Jabra have a more neutral sound profile, which some users may prefer, 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 two devices simultaneously. However, their design is pretty bulky and won’t be the most comfortable option. Also, the Sabbat's case supports wireless charging and their mic has a better recording quality. They also come with plenty of tip options and will be more comfortable than the Jabra.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are better headphones for most uses than the Raycon The Fitness Earbuds True Wireless. The Jabra have a more neutral default sound profile, which some users may prefer, and you can customize their sound profile using their companion app's graphic EQ and presets. They can also significantly block out more ambient noise, they support multi-device pairing, and their mic offers better overall performance. However, the Raycon have a more comfortable and stable fit. Their battery life is better, too.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are very similar in performance to the Jaybird Run Truly Wireless. The Jabra have a more stable Bluetooth 5.0 connection, with a better latency performance and a longer cumulative battery life at 15 hours, compared to the 12 hours of the Jaybird. The Jabra are also a bit more customizable than the Jaybird thanks to their more feature-packed app, and they also have a slightly better build quality for their earbuds compared to the Jaybird. On the other hand, the Jaybird 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 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 their 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 Truly Wireless and the Anker SoundCore Liberty Air Truly Wireless are both well-rounded pairs of truly wireless earbuds, although the Jabra have a slight edge. The Anker have fairly similar, well-balanced sound profile out-of-the-box, but the Jabra can be customized with the EQ in their companion app. Their battery performance is similar, and they both isolate around the same amount of noise as well. The Jabra can connect to two Bluetooth devices at once, though, and their microphone performance is better.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are better headphones than the OnePlus Buds Truly Wireless. The Jabra have a more stable fit and a more neutral sound profile. Also, their companion app offers a graphic EQ and presets for sound customization. They have a better noise isolation performance and they leak less sound. However, the OnePlus are more comfortable.
If you want a wireless in-ear, then go for the Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless, 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.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are better headphones than the XFYRO xS2 Truly Wireless. The Jabra are better-built and also have a more neutral sound profile, which some users may prefer, 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 have an amazing wireless range and their case acts as a power bank for other devices as well. They're also slightly more comfortable.
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 more premium-feeling headphones than the Anker Zolo Liberty+ Truly Wireless. However, they perform quite similarly to the Anker but have a less accurate bass reproduction. On the upside, you’ll get about twice the battery life on the Jabra 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 Bluetooth latency as well. On the other hand, the Anker have better sound out-of-the-box and may offer better overall value.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless and the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Truly Wireless are two very similar performing truly wireless headphones. The Jabra have a more bulky design, but they have a graphic EQ in their app and have a better microphone for calls than the Cambridge headphones. They can also connect to two devices simultaneously and have less latency. On the other hand, the Cambridge 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.
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 longer battery life on a single charge.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless are better truly wireless headphones than the RHA TrueConnect Truly Wireless. The Jabra have a more neutral sound profile right out-of-the-box, 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 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 Truly Wireless are better truly wireless headphones than 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.
There's practically no difference between the Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless and the Jabra Evolve 65t Truly Wireless 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 Samsung Gear IconX Truly Wireless are slightly better truly wireless headphones than the Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless. The Samsung 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, and a better, more polished charging case. On the upside, the Jabra 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 EQs on the Samsung.
The Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless might be an overall better value than the Creative Outlier Air Truly Wireless. The Jabra 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 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 Jabra.
The TREBLAB X5 Truly Wireless and the Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireleslly perform quite similarly, but the Jabra might take the edge due to their durable build. The Jabra are better built than the cheap-feeling TREBLAB 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 better battery life. They can also connect to two devices simultaneously, which the TREBLAB 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 Anker SoundCore Liberty Lite Truly Wireless might be the better option for most people over the Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless. The Anker have a slightly more neutral sound profile and offer better value than the Jabra. However, with the Jabra, 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 Anker are 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 Jabra.