Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless HEADPHONES REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.3.1
7.3
Mixed Usage
7.0
Neutral Sound
7.6
Commute/Travel
8.3
Sports/Fitness
7.1
Office
5.9
Wireless Gaming
5.7
Wired Gaming
6.5
Phone Call
Type : In-ear
Enclosure : Closed-Back
Wireless : Truly Wireless
Noise-Cancelling : No
Mic : Yes
Transducer : Dynamic

The Jabra Elite 75t are a decent pair of truly wireless in-ears, and a good upgrade to the popular Jabra Elite Active 65t. They have a similarly well-built design, though the earbuds themselves are noticeably smaller which gives them a much more comfortable fit. Their case is also smaller, easier to open, and provides three additional charges, giving the Elite 75t a total of 27-hours battery life, which is very good for truly wireless headphones. Their bass has more thump than previous models, but unfortunately, they don't isolate sound nearly as well. Overall, they're a well-rounded pair of truly wireless in-ears that should be good for most uses.

Test Results
Design 8.1
Isolation 7.3
Microphone 6.2
Active Features 6.9
Connectivity 3.5
Pros
  • Comfortable and durable design.
  • Versatile, excited sound profile should be suitable for most genres.
  • Very good battery life for truly wireless headphones.
  • Good control scheme with clicky and responsive buttons.
Cons
  • Mediocre passive noise isolation is a downgrade from previous versions.
  • Microphone quality is unremarkable.

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8.1

Design

The Jabra Elite 75t are a step up design-wise over the Jabra Elite Active 65t. They still sport a straight-forward and nondescript style, but are noticeably smaller than the 65t which should make them much more comfortable for most people. The case is also improved as it's now smaller and has magnets to keep your ear buds in place. It's also much easier to open now, though it should still stay shut when in your bag or pocket.

Style

The Jabra Elite 75t look like a shrunk down version of the Jabra Elite Active 65t, but without the small arm that sticks down in the ear. They have a black finish that looks quite nondescript, and they don't protrude too much out of the ear. They're smaller than most truly wireless in-ears and are similar in size to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Truly Wireless.

7.5 Comfort
Weight : 0.02 lbs
Clamping Force
:
0 lbs

The Jabra Elite 75t are much comfier than the previous models, due to their smaller design that puts less pressure on the ear. They may still not be the most comfortable for people who don't like the fit of in-ears, however, as they go quite deep into the ear canal and give a bit of a plunger feeling. They include three different tip sizes to help you get the most comfortable and secure fit.

8.4 Controls
OS Compatibility
:
Not OS specific
Ease of use : Decent
Feedback : Good
Call/Music Control : Yes
Volume Control : Yes
Microphone Control : Yes
Channel Mixing
:
N/A
Noise Canceling Control : N/A
Talk-Through
:
Yes
Additional Buttons : Voice enabled controls

The controls on the Jabra Elite 75t are great, and a step up over previous models. While they still use physical buttons, which are clicky and responsive, pressing them doesn't push the earbuds further into your ear, which can be a common problem with truly wireless headphones. Unfortunately, they aren't the most intuitive, with all call-related controls on the right earbud and all music on the left, though volume is turned up and down on the right and left buds, respectively. They also only provide audio cues when you activate HearThrough.

9.1 Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference : 0.9 C

Like most other truly wireless in-ears, the Jabra Elite 75t are very breathable, suitable for more intense sports. They don't cover the outer ear which will remain cool no matter the physical activity, meaning you shouldn't sweat more than usual while wearing these earbuds.

9.4 Portability
L : 1.5 "
W : 1.0 "
H : 1.0 "
Volume : 1.5 Cu. Inches
Transmitter required : N/A

The Jabra Elite 75t are very portable truly wireless in-ears that will easily slide into most pockets. They're noticeably smaller than the Jabra Elite Active 65t, and they feel much more comfortable in the ear. The earbuds also have magnets, allowing them to stick to each other, making it harder to lose one if you toss them both in a pocket quickly, which is a nice touch. Their case is also smaller than previous models, and will easily fit in a pocket.

7.5 Case
Type : Hard case
L : 2.5 "
W : 1.0 "
H : 1.5 "
Volume : 4 Cu. Inches

The Jabra Elite 75t come with a better case than the Jabra Elite Active 65t. It's noticeably shorter and has a flat bottom so it can now stand up on a desk without falling over. It's also much easier to open and can be opened with one hand, though it still stays shut very well when closed, and shouldn't open accidentally in a bag. The case now charges via USB-C instead of micro-USB, which is nice.

8.0 Build Quality

The Jabra Elite 75t have the same build quality as previous models, and feel quite well-made. They're made from dense plastic that doesn't feel cheap and should be able to withstand a few bumps or drops without sustaining any damage. The case is also made from plastic, though it doesn't feel cheaply made. There are also magnets to keep the earbuds in place while in the case, which is a nice addition and something that was missing in previous versions. They're also rated IP55 for dust and water protection, though we don't currently test for this.

7.5 Stability

These in-ears feel quite stable and should be suitable for sports. They come with three different tip sizes to let you find the most stable fit, and even without stability fins, don't move around in the ear. They should be stable enough for running or working out, though for the most strenuous workouts, they may not be as stable as something with earhooks, like the Beats Powerbeats Pro, or something with stability fins like the Jaybird Vista.

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Sound

The Jabra Elite 75t have a slightly bass-heavy sound profile that will produce much more low-end thump than the Jabra Elite 65t. While they provide a nice bit of extra bass which is good for EDM or hip-hop, they should still be versatile enough to please fans of most genres of music. Unfortunately, they might sound slightly harsh and lacking in detail, and may be a bit bright on cymbal sounds and sibilants (S and T sounds). It's worth noting that the sound is also customizable via a 5-band graphic EQ in Jabra's Sound+ app, so you can change the sound profile to better suit your personal tastes.

Sound Profile
Bass Amount
:
2.4 db
Treble Amount
:
2.38 db

The Jabra Elite 75t have a fairly well-balanced sound profile that should be suitable for a wide variety of genres. These headphones will have slightly thumpy bass, which will likely please fans of EDM or hip-hop. Overall, their sound profile is fairly neutral, and those who want a very neutral sound should be able to easily achieve this by using the graphic EQ in Jabra's Sound+ app.

9.9 Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
:
0.02 dB

The frequency response consistency of the Jabra Elite 75t is exceptional. Once you achieve a good, airtight seal with the supplied tips, you should be able to get good bass and treble response every time you use the headphones.

7.7 Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
:
3.21 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
:
10 Hz
Low-Bass
:
3.74 dB
Mid-Bass
:
-0.55 dB
High-Bass
:
-4.24 dB

The Jabra Elite 75t have a fairly accurate bass response. Their overemphasis in low-bass will provide some extra thump to bass-heavy tracks like dubstep or EDM, while their dip into high-bass may push back the bass guitar and kick drum.

8.4 Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
:
2.07 dB
Low-Mid
:
-2.39 dB
Mid-Mid
:
-2.26 dB
High-Mid
:
-0.53 dB

The Jabra Elite 75t have a very accurate mid-frequency response. They stay well-balanced throughout the range and leads and vocals should be fairly present in the mix.

7.8 Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
:
3.68 dB
Low-Treble
:
-2.24 dB
Mid-Treble
:
0.97 dB
High-Treble
:
6.18 dB

The treble accuracy of the Jabra Elite 75t is very good and follows very close to our target curve for most of the range. This should result in vocals being present, though they may be slightly lacking in detail. The peak in mid-treble may also result in cymbals and sibilants (S and T sounds) sounding slightly sharp.

7.1 Peaks/Dips
Peaks
:
1.9 db
Dips
:
1.47 db

The Jabra Elite 75t are decently well-balanced and most of the peaks and dips shouldn't be audible to most people. The dip in the low-treble to mid-treble range will cause a lack of detail, though the peaks in mid-treble and high-treble are in very high frequencies that likely won't be audible to most.

8.9 Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
:
0.32
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
:
0.29
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
:
1.52
Weighted Phase Mismatch
:
2.99

The imaging performance of the Jabra Elite 75t is excellent. The group delay is below the audibility threshold, which should result in tight and accurate bass and treble. The L/R drivers of our unit were also well-matched, and you shouldn't notice any gaps in the stereo image. Note that these results are only valid for our unit and yours may perform differently.

0.9 Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
:
N/A
PRTF Size (Avg.)
:
N/A
PRTF Distance
:
N/A
Openness
:
3.8
Acoustic Space Excitation
:
0.6

Like most in-ears, the soundstage of the Jabra Elite 75t is poor. This is because activating the resonances of the pinna (outer-ear) is one of the key factors in creating a speaker-like and out-of-head soundstage, and the design of in-ears bypass the pinna completely. Also, because of their closed-back design, their soundstage will be less open than that of open-back headphones.

6.9 Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
:
0.294
WHD @ 100
:
0.529

The Jabra Elite 75t's weighted harmonic distortion performance is decent. While higher frequencies all fall within acceptable limits, the significant bump in mid-bass at higher volumes may cause those frequencies to sound harsh and impure if you blast your music.

7.3

Isolation

Like the previous versions, the Jabra Elite 75t don't have active noise cancellation (ANC), and rely on their in-ear fit to passively block out ambient noises. Unfortunately, they don't do nearly as good a job at this as the Elite 65t, especially against the low rumble of plane or bus engines. Luckily, they still do a good job at blocking out background chatter, and they leak almost no audio, so you should be able to crank your music to help block out background noises without bothering those around you.

6.2 Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
:
Overall Attenuation
:
-16.35 dB
Bass
:
-1.31 dB
Mid
:
-15.69 dB
Treble
:
-33.41 dB

The Jabra Elite 75t do a mediocre job at passively blocking out background sounds. In the bass range, where the rumble of airplane and bus engines sit, they isolate almost no sound, meaning these may not the best choice for a noisy commute. However, in the mid-range, important for blocking out speech, they do a good job and should help block out some chatty co-workers.

9.5 Leakage
Leakage Audio
:
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
:
24.11 dB

The Jabra Elite 75t leak almost no audio. The small amount of leakage that does occur is in the treble range, meaning their leakage will sound very thin and mostly consists of S and T sounds. Overall, the volume of leakage is below the noise floor of most offices.

6.2

Microphone

Integrated
:
Yes
In-line
:
No
Boom
:
No
Detachable Boom
:
N/A

Like most Bluetooth headphones, the Jabra Elite 75t have unremarkable microphone performance. Their recording quality scores lower than the Jabra Elite 65t, though for different reasons, and overall, voices recorded or transmitted with this microphone should sound much less muffled and be easier to understand. However, the noise handling is just passable and the person on the other end of the line will likely have a hard time hearing you in even moderately loud environments.

6.4 Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
:
LFE
:
285.09 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
:
5.1 dB
HFE
:
6834.38 Hz
Weighted THD
:
16.468
Gain
:
10.0 dB

The recording quality of the Jabra Elite 75t's microphone is mediocre. Voices recorded or transmitted with this microphone should sound much less muffled than with previous models, thanks to their HFE (high-frequency extension) being much higher.

6.0 Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise :
Speech + Subway Noise :
SpNR
:
11.74 dB

Noise handling of the microphone is just passable. While it'll be fine in quiet environments, it'll likely have a hard time separating speech from background noises even in only moderately loud environments. In very loud situations, like a subway station, your voice will get lost and the person on the other end of the call will have a hard time hearing you.

6.9

Active Features

The battery life of the Jabra Elite 75t is considerably better than the Elite Active 65t, and quite good for truly wireless headphones. They get almost 7 hours of battery for a single charge, up almost two hours from the 65t. The case will also provide three additional charges, as opposed to two on the 65t. The case now charges via USB-C instead of micro-USB, which is also a welcome improvement. The headphones are compatible with Jabra's good Sound+ app which gives you access to a 5-band graphic EQ, presets, and some other customization options.

6.8 Battery
Battery Type
:
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
:
6.8 hrs
Additional Charges
:
3
Total Battery Life
:
27.2 hrs
Charge Time
:
1.3 hrs
Power Saving Feature
:
Auto-Off Timer
Audio while charging
:
No
Passive Playback
:
No
Charging Port : USB-C

The battery of the Jabra Elite 75t is quite decent for truly wireless headphones, and a big step up from the Elite Active 65t. They provide just under 7 hours of battery from a single charge, and their carrying case should provide a total battery life of over 27 hours, nearly 12 hours longer than the previous model. They're advertised as being able to get one hour of playback from a 15-minute charge as well, though we don't test for this. For a case that holds more charges and can even be charged wirelessly, check out the SoundCore Liberty Air 2.

7.5 App Support
App Name : Jabra Sound+
iOS : Yes
Android : Yes
macOS : No
Windows : No
Equalizer
:
Graphic + Presets
ANC control
:
N/A
Mic Control : No
Room effects
:
No
Playback control
:
No
Button Mapping : No
Surround Sound : No

The Jabra Elite 75t are compatible with Jabra's Sound+, which is a well-made iOS and Android app that offers a fair amount of customization options. You get a 5-band graphic equalizer, HearThrough mode options, as well as battery data and location-based triggers that change your settings if you're at work or home. It also allows you to set the timer for the headphones' auto-off timer, to help you save battery.

3.5

Connectivity

The Jabra Elite 75t are Bluetooth truly wireless headphones. While they only connect via Bluetooth and don't have NFC connectivity, they do support multi-device pairing, so you can switch between your phone and laptop easily without having to re-pair between machines. Unfortunately, like most Bluetooth headphones, they have very high latency, which means there will likely be a noticeable audio sync delay when you watch videos.

8.4 Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
:
5.0
Multi-Device Pairing
:
2 Devices
NFC Pairing
:
No
Line of Sight Range
:
207 ft
Default Latency
:
279 ms
aptX Latency
:
N/A
aptX(LL) Latency
:
N/A

Like all truly wireless headphones, the Jabra Elite 75t are Bluetooth-only. They don't support NFC but can connect to two devices at once, which is great if you want to easily switch between your phone and computer without having to re-pair every time. Their range is quite good and is considerably better than the Jabra Elite 65t. Unfortunately, their high latency means they won't be ideal for mobile gaming or watching a lot of video content.

0 Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line of Sight Range
:
N/A
Non-BT Latency
:
N/A

These headphones are Bluetooth-only.

0 Wired
Analog Audio
:
N/A
USB Audio
:
N/A
Detachable : N/A
Length : N/A
Connection : N/A
Wired Latency
:
N/A

These are Bluetooth headphones and cannot be used wired. They come with a USB-C cable for charging their case.

PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC / PS4 Analog
:
No
PC / PS4 Wired USB
:
No
PC / PS4 Non-BT Wireless
:
No

These headphones aren't compatible with a PS4. However, they work with PCs that are Bluetooth-compatible.

Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox Analog
:
No
Xbox Wired USB
:
No
Xbox Wireless
:
No

These headphones aren't compatible with Xbox One.

2.2 Base/Dock
Type
:
Charging Case
USB Input
:
No
Line In
:
No
Line Out
:
No
Optical Input
:
No
RCA Input
:
No
Dock Charging
:
Yes
Power Supply
:
USB-C

The Jabra Elite 75t have a charging case that delivers an additional 20 hours of battery life. It charges via USB-C but, like all truly wireless headphones, has no inputs.

In the box

  • Jabra Elite 75t headphones
  • Earbud tips (x3 sizes)
  • Charging case
  • USB-C charging cable
  • Manuals

Compared to other Headphones

The Jabra Elite 75t are a good improvement over the Jabra Elite Active 65t, with a much more comfortable design and a significantly longer battery life. Unfortunately, they don't have ANC like some other of the competition and their passive noise isolation is worse than the previous version. We suggest taking a look at our recommendations for the best truly wireless earbuds, the best wireless earbuds, and the best noise cancelling earbuds and in-ears.

Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless
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The Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless are slightly better truly wireless headphones than the Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless, depending on your usage. The Sony have ANC which provides better overall noise isolation, though they do leak more sound. They also have a more neutral sound profile, a more premium-feeling case, and a better app with more customization options. On the other hand, the Jabra Elite 75t are more comfortable, have better controls, and a significantly smaller case which provides the same overall battery life. Fans of bass will also likely prefer the Jabra's more excited sound profile.

Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless
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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.

Jabra Elite Active 65t Truly Wireless
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The Jabra Elite Active 65t Truly Wireless are similar truly wireless headphones to the Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless, with different strengths and weaknesses. The 65t have much better passive noise isolation, which will do a significantly better job at blocking out the engine rumble of planes or buses. They also have a more neutral sound profile which isn't as bass-heavy. On the other hand, the 75t are much more comfortable, smaller, have almost double the overall battery life, and have better controls.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Truly Wireless
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The Samsung Galaxy Buds Truly Wireless are slightly better than the Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless for mixed usage. The Galaxy Buds feel more stable in the ear, have a better case, a better-balanced sound profile, and isolate noise better. On the other hand, the Elite 75t have longer overall battery life, a better app, feel better built, and support multi-device pairing.

Jaybird Vista Truly Wireless
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The Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless are similar performing truly wireless headphones as the Jaybird Vista Truly Wireless. The Jabra Elite 75t have better controls, a better-balanced sound profile out-of-the-box, and a much better microphone. On the other hand, the Jaybird Vista have a better case, a more stable fit, and a better app with a parametric EQ.

Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless
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The Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless perform similarly for mixed usage to the Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless. They're equally comfortable, but the Elite 75t have a much better control scheme, a better microphone, and a customizable sound profile. On the other hand, the Apple feel slightly more premium, fit more stable, have slightly better overall battery life, and have a better-balanced and more neutral sound profile out-of-the-box.

Beats Powerbeats Pro Truly Wireless
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The Beats Powerbeats Pro Truly Wireless' earhook design makes them slightly better for sports use than the Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless. While they both have a well-balanced sound profile, the Powerbeats are slightly more neutral while the Elite 75t are a bit more excited sounding. They will likely both be good for use at the gym, but the Powerbeats will handle more strenuous workouts thanks to their more stable earhook fit. The Powerbeats also have a better single battery life of 11.4 hours, but the Jabra get more charges from their case. The Jabra also isolate sound much better, and their app offers a graphic EQ, which the Beats doesn't have.

Anker SoundCore Liberty Air 2 Truly Wireless
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Amazon.com

The Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless are similar to the Anker SoundCore Liberty Air 2. They're more comfortable, have better controls, feel better-built, and have a better dedicated app. On the other hand, the Anker support wireless charging, have a similar sound profile, and have a longer battery life.

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7.3 Mixed Usage

The Jabra Elite 75t are decent truly wireless in-ears for mixed usage. They're one of the more comfortable truly wireless in-ears that we've tested so far, and have a 7-hour battery life, meaning you should be able to use them for almost an entire day. Their isolation performance is decent, and they should help block out noisy co-workers in the office. They also feel quite stable and would be a good choice to use while working out. Their sound profile should please fans of bass but is still versatile for most genres, and is customizable via Jabra's companion app.

7.0 Neutral Sound

These headphones are decent for neutral listening. While they're decently well-balanced, they tend to be a little excited sounding with a bump in the bass and treble ranges. The extra bass will bring a nice thump to most genres and shouldn't be too overpowering for genres like pop or rock. As they're closed-back in-ears, they don't have a good soundstage and don't sound very open. On the upside, they're compatible with Jabra's Sound+ app which gives you access to a 5-band graphic EQ to fine-tune the sound to match your preferences.

7.6 Commute/Travel

The Jabra Elite 75t are good for commuting and travel. While they're quite comfortable and shouldn't cause fatigue during long bus rides or flights, unfortunately, their passive isolation is greatly decreased from the previous model, and they won't block out the rumble from the plane or bus engine. Their 7-hour battery life is quite good for truly wireless headphones, however, and you can fully charge them in just over an hour which is great.

8.3 Sports/Fitness

These headphones are great for sports. They're stable, comfortable, lightweight and won't cause you to sweat more than usual. They also have an easy-to-use control scheme that will allow you to adjust your music and volume without needing to take out your phone. Their bass-heavy sound profile will help keep you pumped up in the gym and they're rated IP55 to protect the earbuds from water and sweat, though we don't currently test this.

7.1 Office

The Jabra Elite 75t are decent for office use. They're quite comfortable for in-ear headphones, and most people will likely be able to use them for an entire work day without feeling too much discomfort. Unfortunately, they don't isolate background sound as well as the previous version, though they should still do a decent job at blocking out background chatter. They also leak almost no audio, so you can turn them up quite loud without bothering co-workers. While their battery is good for truly wireless headphones, they still will probably need a mid-day recharge to last an entire work day.

5.9 Wireless Gaming

These truly wireless headphones are Bluetooth-only and therefore aren't compatible with Xbox One or PS4. While they will connect to a Bluetooth-enabled PC or phone, their high latency means they aren't recommended for gaming purposes.

5.7 Wired Gaming

These headphones are Bluetooth-only and cannot be used wired.

6.5 Phone Call

These headphones are alright for phone calls. The recording quality of the microphone sounds considerably less muffled than previous models, though it won't sound nearly as good as headphones with a dedicated boom microphone. They also have poor noise handling, and the person on the other end of the line will likely have a hard time hearing you if you're in moderately loud environments.

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