Jabra Elite Active 65t Truly Wireless Headphones Review

Updated Aug 01, 2018 at 11:06 am
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Usage Ratings - Version 1.3.1
7.3
Mixed Usage
7.1
Neutral Sound
7.9
Commute/Travel
8.1
Sports/Fitness
7.1
Office
5.6
Wireless Gaming
5.5
Wired Gaming
6.9
Phone Call
Type In-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Truly Wireless
Noise Cancelling No
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The Jabra Elite Active 65t are decent mixed usage truly wireless in-ears and a slight improvement to the Jabra Elite 65t's design. They are a bit more sweat resistant and the matte finish and cool blue color scheme look slightly more premium. They also have a more reliable case that will better protect the earbuds and will not open at the slightest impact. They're easy to use, portable and a good option for sports. They also block enough noise passively to be suitable for commuting and the office.

Our Verdict

7.3 Mixed Usage

Decent for mixed usage. The Jabra Active 65t are good sports headphones with a customizable sound and they isolate well enough for commuting. 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 and their slightly bulkier design is not as comfortable for all users.

7.1 Neutral Sound

Average for neutral listening. They have a decently balanced mid-range that's not too forward with instruments and vocals and a good bass that's not over-hyped. However, the bass may seem a bit weak for fans of bass-heavy genres and they have a peak in the treble range that might sound a bit piercing on some tracks. Unfortunately, since they are also closed back in-ears, they can't create a open sounding soundstage but on the upside, you can EQ their sound profile with the Jabra Sound+ app.

See our Neutral Sound recommendations
7.9 Commute/Travel

Above-average for the commuting. They're portable and passively isolate better than some noise-canceling headphones. They have a decent control scheme that's a bit confusing at first but fairly easy to use, and they barely leak so you can mask some of the ambient noise by turning your volume up. Unfortunately, they are not the most comfortable headphones to wear on long trips.

See our Commute/Travel recommendations
8.1 Sports/Fitness

The Jabra Elite Active 65t are great headphones for sports. They're stable, breathable, lightweight and portable with a fairly easy-to-use control scheme once you get used to it. However, their unique design is not as stable as some of the other truly wireless in-ears we've reviewed so they may move around a bit or slip out from time to time depending on the size and shape of your ears. On the upside, they are a bit more sweat resistant than the Elite 65t.

See our Sports/Fitness recommendations
7.1 Office

Above-average for office use. The Jabra Elite Active 65t isolate well and barely leak. This makes them suitable to use in a lively or quiet office environment. However, they do not have many connection options and have a bit too much latency for watching videos. Their design may also get a bit fatiguing after a couple of hours of continuous listening depending on the shape and size of your ears.

See our Office recommendations
5.6 Wireless Gaming

Below-average for gaming. The Jabra Elite Active 65t have a mediocre-at-best microphone, and a bit too much latency to be suitable for gaming.

See our Wireless Gaming recommendations
5.5 Wired Gaming
6.9 Phone Call
  • 7.3 Mixed Usage
  • 7.1 Neutral Sound
  • 7.9 Commute/Travel
  • 8.1 Sports/Fitness
  • 7.1 Office
  • 5.6 Wireless Gaming
  • 5.5 Wired Gaming
  • 6.9 Phone Call
Pros
  • Good range and wireless connection.
  • Stable and breathable for sports
  • Good passive isolation.
Cons
  • Not as comfortable for everyone.
  1. Update 11/21/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.1.
  2. Update 11/6/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.

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Test Results

Design
Design
Style

The Jabra Elite Active 65t look pretty much identical to the Elite 65t but come in a cooler looking dark blue color scheme and a matte finish that makes them feel a bit more high-end. They have the same unique earbud design, that's slightly larger than most truly wireless in-ears, but fortunately, the bulkier part of the earbuds sits within the notch of your ear so they do not protrude as much as the Bose SoundSport Free. Overall, they look a bit more polished than the regular 65t but not by much.

6.5
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.03 lbs
Clamping Force
0 lbs

The Elite Active 65t keep the same, slightly bulky design of the original 65t. The earbuds are shaped to fit within the contours of your ears without needing any stability fins. This design choice may be ideal or decently comfortable for some, but for others, the larger size of the earbuds pushes on the concha of your ear and gets fatiguing after a couple of hours of listening. Unfortunately, since you can't change or adjust the shape of the earbuds, they won't be the best choice for all listeners, especially those with smaller ears. Also, they are in-ears, so if you're not a big fan of in-ear designs, then you will have some of the same issues with these headphones. For similar but smaller buds, check out the Elite 75t, or check out the JBL Tune 120 for something more affordable.

7.3
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
N/A
Ease Of Use Decent
Feedback Okay
Call/Music Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control No
Channel Mixing
N/A
Noise Cancelling Control N/A
Talk-Through
Yes
Additional Buttons N/A

Update: 06/05/2019 We've update control score of the Elite Active 65t and Elite 65t to show that they do have a talk-through mode despite not being noise canceling headphones. you can activate it via the app or by pressing the button on the right earbud twice

The Jabra Active 65t have a decent control scheme with the same button layout as the Elite 65t. They have two main buttons on each earbud. The right earbud controls play/pause/calls when pressed once, and voice assistance (Siri, Alexa, or Google Assistant) when you press and hold. The left earbud controls volume and track-skipping with a button rocker (unlike the single button of the right earbud). Pressing either side of the button rocker turns up or lowers the volume level and holding it will skip or rewind tracks respectively. It's a decently efficient control scheme once you get used to it, but the layout could be improved. Using the controls would sometimes break the air-tight seal of the in-ear fit which changes the sound quality, and also forces you to push the bulky earbuds against your ear like the Jaybird Run, which is not ideal.

8.7
Design
Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference 1.3 C

The Jabra Elite Active 65t, like most other truly wireless in-ears, are very breathable headphones, suitable for more intense sports. Like the 65t, they do not cover your outer ear which will remain cool no matter the physical activity. The larger earbuds do trap a bit more heat within the notch of your ear when compared to more typical in-ears, but it's a negligible temperature difference that won't make you sweat more than usual.

9.4
Design
Portability
L 1.6 "
W 1.2 "
H 1.0 "
Volume 1.9 Cu. Inches
Transmitter Required N/A

These headphones are very portable and will easily fit into most pockets. They're the same size as the Elite 65t so they're a bit bulkier than most truly wireless designs. On the upside, their case is very compact. They are easy to carry around on your person and have on you at all times.

7.5
Design
Case
Type Hard case
L 1.7 "
W 2.5 "
H 1.0 "
Volume 4.3 Cu. Inches

The Jabra Elite Active 65t come with a better and more secure case than the original Elite 65t. It's the same shape and size and it's just as compact, which will easily fit into your pockets. However, the lid fits much more securely than on the original model which was its biggest flaw. The case is now on par with that of the Apple AirPods or Samsung Gear IconX but doesn't feel quite as polished or as high-end.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Jabra Elite Active 65t have a good build quality that's a bit more sweat resistant than the original 65t. They are rated IP56 compared to the original's IP55. The earbuds are thick, dense and durable, and have a cool matte finish that feels a bit more high-end than the regular 65t. The improved case also makes their overall build quality feel a bit more on par with some of the premium truly wireless designs we've tested like the Apple AirPods and BeoPlay E8. Unfortunately, it still lacks magnets to keep the earbuds in place, like the Gear IconX's case, but since the lid is much more secure, it's less of an issue. Overall, the slight design improvement in the case's design and the matte finish on both the earbuds and the case, makes the Active 65t feel a bit more high-end than the regular 65t. Sadly, we do not yet have a reliable test to evaluate their improved sweat resistance.

7.5
Design
Stability

These headphones are stable enough for sports. They have 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, since they do not have any stability fins you cannot adjust the fit if you have smaller or larger ears. They should still be good enough for running and working out and since they're compact and wireless they won't hinder your movements. But overall they are not as stable as some of the other truly wireless designs like the JBL Endurance Peak or the Powerbeats Pro with ear hooks or the Jaybird Vista with their stability fins.

Design
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Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
-2.1 db
Treble Amount
-0.9 db
9.2
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.16 dB

The frequency response consistency of the Jabra Elite Active 65t is great. Assuming the user is able to 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, which will cause a drop in bass.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
8.3
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.31 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
26.7 Hz
Low-Bass
-2.8 dB
Mid-Bass
0.22 dB
High-Bass
2.93 dB

The bass of the Jabra Elite Active 65t is very good. The LFE (low-frequency extension) of 27Hz is very good, but not as extended as some other closed-back in-ears like the JBL Free and the Beats BeatsX. Low-bass is lacking by almost 3dB, meaning the Jabra will be a bit light on rumble and thump, but this won't be very noticeable. Mid-bass, responsible for the body of bass guitars and punch of the kick drums is quite well-balanced. However, high-bass is overemphasized by about 3dB, which adds a bit of boominess to the sound.

8.7
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.68 dB
Low-Mid
1.81 dB
Mid-Mid
-1.31 dB
High-Mid
0.66 dB

The mid-range is very good. The response is quite even and mostly flat. The overemphasis, which is the continuation of the high-bass bump, adds a bit of muddiness to vocals/leads and clutter to the mix. However, at 2dB, the effect will be subtle. The broad but shallow dip around 700Hz, nudges the vocals and leads towards the back of the mix by giving more emphasis to the lower frequencies, but again, this effect will be subtle.

8.0
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
3.46 dB
Low-Treble
-0.12 dB
Mid-Treble
0.53 dB
High-Treble
-0.31 dB

The treble performance of the Elite Active 65t is very good. Low-treble and mid-treble are quite even and flat up to 8KHz, which is great for producing well-balanced vocals and leads. However, the 15dB peak at 10KHz adds a significant amount of emphasis to the sibilance range, making the S and T sounds quite sharp and piercing, especially on overly bright tracks.

7.1
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
2.14 db
Dips
0.95 db
7.9
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.27
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
2.23
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
1.98
Weighted Phase Mismatch
1.82

The imaging performance is quite good. Their weighted group delay is 0.27, which is within good limits. The GD graph also shows that the group delay almost never crosses the audibility threshold. This ensures a tight bass and a transparent treble reproduction. In terms of driver-matching, the L/R drivers of our test unit were very well-matched in frequency and phase response. However, similar to our Elite 65t test unit, we measured some amplitude mismatch between the L/R drivers of the Elite Active, but to a lesser extent, which skews the stereo image slightly. It should be noted that this could be considered as a marker for poor quality control, and the unit you purchase may or may not have this mismatch.

0.4
Sound
Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
N/A
PRTF Size (Avg.)
N/A
PRTF Distance
N/A
Openness
1.7
Acoustic Space Excitation
0.2

Like most other in-ears, the soundstage of the Jabra Elite Active 65t is poor. This is because in-ears bypass the pinna (outer ear), and don't interact with it, while activating the resonances of the pinna is one of the key factors in creating a speaker-like and out-of-head soundstage. Also, because of their closed-back design, their soundstage tends to be less open than that of open-back headphones.

7.9
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.219
WHD @ 100
0.107
Isolation
8.3
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-26.06 dB
Bass
-13.24 dB
Mid
-19.62 dB
Treble
-45.64 dB

The isolation performance of the Jabra Elite Active 65t is good. In the bass range, where the rumble of airplane and bus engines sit, they achieved almost 13dB of isolation which is above-average. In the mid-range, important for blocking out speech, they reduce outside noise by more than 20dB, which is very good. In the treble range, occupied by sharp S and T sounds, they isolate by more than 45dB, which is excellent.

9.8
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
22.15 dB

The leakage of the Jabra Elite Active 65t is excellent. The significant portion of the leakage is spread over a very narrow range in the treble, making their leakage very thin sounding and mostly consist of S and T sounds. The overall level of the leakage is also very low. With the music at 100dB SPL, the leakage averages at 22dB SPL, and peaks at 31dB SPL, which is way below the noise floor of most offices.

Microphone
6.5
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
276.97 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
3.15 dB
HFE
3417.19 Hz
Weighted THD
13.118
Gain
36.96 dB

The recording quality of the Elite Active 65t's microphone is about average. They lack quite a bit in the bass range, except for a narrow area around 90Hz. This results in a recorded/transmitted speech that's relatively thin sounding. The HFE (high-frequency extension) of 3.4KHz means that speech will sound noticeably muffled and lacking in detail. This HFE performance is a limitation of the Bluetooth protocol and is a common shortcoming between almost all Bluetooth headphones. However, it will still be relatively easy to comprehend, since speech intelligibility is mostly dependent on the 500Hz-4KHz range.

6.2
Microphone
Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise
Speech + Subway Noise
SpNR
14.72 dB

The microphone is mediocre at noise handling. In our SpNR test, the Jabra Elite Active 65t achieved a speech-to-noise ratio of 15dB, indicating that they are best suited for quiet environments. But in moderate and loud environments, they will have difficulty fully separating speech from ambient noise.

Active Features
6.3
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
5.2 hrs
Additional Charges
2
Total Battery Life
15.6 hrs
Charge Time
1.5 hrs
Power Saving Feature
Auto-Off Timer
Audio While Charging
No
Passive Playback
No
Charging Port micro-USB

These headphones have a decent battery life of 5.2 hours with an additional 2 charges in the case for a total of about 15.6 hours of playtime on average. This should be enough to last you throughout the whole day, especially if you take breaks. They also benefit from a quick charge feature that gives you about 1.5 hours of playback from a 15-minute charge. They also automatically turn off after 1 hour of inactivity but it's considerably longer than most truly wireless headphones and wastes a bit of power. For true wireless earbuds with better battery life, check out the Sony WF-1000XM3.

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

The Jabra Sound+ is a decently well-made app that offers a good amount of customization options. You get an equalizer, hear through mode options, as well as battery data and location-based triggers that change your settings if you're at work or home. It also makes use of the accelerometer in the Active variant of the 65t to give you activity stats but it's very basic step counter and does not give heart rate data or a built-in exercise coach like some of the more sport oriented apps we've tested. It also lacks an adjustable auto-off timer, but overall it's a good app that improves your experience with the headphones.

Connectivity
8.2
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
5.0
Multi-Device Pairing
2 Devices
NFC Pairing
No
Line of Sight Range
95 ft
Default Latency
227 ms
aptX Latency
N/A
aptX(LL) Latency
N/A

The Jabra Elite Active 65t only connect to other devices via Bluetooth. They do not support NFC but do have simultaneous multi-devices pairing. They're also the first Bluetooth 5.0 headphones we've tested but our current test bench only supports up to Bluetooth 4.2. On the upside, they remember up to 8 last synced devices for auto-pairing when you open the charging case.

The Jabra Elite Active 65t headphones have about 227ms of latency, which is slightly above-average for most Bluetooth headphones with no low latency codecs. Unfortunately, this means they will not be ideal for watching a lot of video content or gaming.

0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A
0
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
N/A
USB Audio
N/A
Detachable N/A
Length N/A
Connection N/A
Wired Latency
N/A

These are truly wireless earbuds that do not have an audio cable or a wired connection. If you want a decent sounding and stable in-ear with a wired connection, we would suggest the Mee Audio M6 PRO or the 1More Triple Driver In-Ear.

Connectivity
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC / PS4 Analog
No
PC / PS4 Wired USB
No
PC / PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No
Connectivity
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
No
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Wireless
No
2.2
Connectivity
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

The Jabra Elite Active 65t have a charging case that delivers up to 10 hours of extra battery life. However, it has no inputs.

In the box
In the box

  • Jabra Elite Active 65t Headphones
  • Earbud tips (x3 sizes)
  • Charging case
  • USB charging cable
  • Manuals

Compared to other Headphones

The Jabra Elite Active 65t have the same unique design that set the original 65t apart from a lot of the other truly wireless headphones we've tested. They're portable enough to have on you at all times and come with a charging case that's compact enough to easily fit into your pockets and has a better more secure lid. They're the best wireless earbuds for running we've tested so far. Unfortunately, the slightly larger earbuds won't be as comfortable for all listeners and also makes them slightly less stable than typical in-ears with stability fins. On the upside, they have a reliable wireless connection with a good range and simple control scheme once you get used to it, and if you like to EQ your headphones, they are one of the best sounding wireless earbuds/in-ears. See also our recommendations for the best headphones under $200 and the best noise cancelling earbuds.

Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless
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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.

Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless
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The Jabra Elite Active 65t are a slightly better truly wireless headphones overall than the Bose SoundSport Free. The Bose have a more comfortable earbud design. They also sound a lot more balanced out of the box than the Jabras. However, the Active 65t have a better noise isolation and leakage performance than the Bose, which makes them more suitable for commuting and the office. The Jabra also have easier to use controls and a more customizable app, which gives you access to an EQ so you can tweak their sound to your liking.

Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless
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The Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless and the Jabra Elite Active 65t Truly Wireless are both decent mixed usage headphones and perform quite similarly. The Sonys are slightly more comfortable and come with more tips, but it’s hard to get an air-tight fit with them. Their app offers slightly more features and they have a longer battery life for a single charge. On the other hand, the Elite Active 65t have a better passive isolation performance than the ANC of the XM3, they have volume controls, and can be connected to 2 devices simultaneously.

Jabra Elite Sport Truly Wireless
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The Jabra Elite Active 65t are better truly wireless headphones than the Jabra Elite Sport. The Elite Sport have a more stable, durable, and rugged design for physical activity. They also offer more health tracking features, which make them the better sports headphone for most users when compared to the Active 65t. On the upside, the 65t have a sleeker design that some will prefer over the Sport. The Active 65t also have a more reliable wireless connection, which makes them better to use day to day than the Elite Sport. The 65t also have a better sound quality and isolation performance than the Elite Sport out-of-the-box.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Truly Wireless
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 The Samsung Galaxy Buds have a smaller bud design which feels more comfortable in the ears than the bulky Elite Active 65t. They also fit more securely, which is better for sports and working out. Both headphones sound similar, but you might get more bass with the Samsungs. On the other hand, the design of the Jabra Elite Active 65t blocks more ambient noise and will be better at blocking out bus engine rumbles when you are commuting. You’ll get more customizable options on the Jabras, but won’t have the great 7.5 hours of continuous playback the Galaxy Buds has.

Beats Powerbeats Pro Truly Wireless
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The Beats Powerbeats Pro and the Jabra Elite Active 65t Truly Wireless are both great sports headphones, and each model is better in different categories. The ear-hook design of the Powerbeats Pro is more stable for sports and we also found them to be more comfortable. The Powerbeats also have one of the best battery lives for truly wireless headphones. On the other hand, the Elite Active 65t have an airtight fit that blocks a good amount of ambient noise, which the Powerbeats don’t do. If you’re looking for very stable headphones for sports, get the Powerbeats, but if you’re looking for sports headphones that can be versatile in everyday usage, the Jabra Elite Active 65t might be a better option thanks to their better passive isolation.

Bose SoundSport Wireless
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If you want to focus on your training and block the outside world noise, get the Jabra Elite Active 65t, but if you jog outside and need to be aware of your surroundings, the Bose SoundSport Wireless will be a better option. The Jabra Elite Active 65t have a more typical in-ear fit while the SoundSport Wireless feel more like earbuds, which is more comfortable. If you care about sound quality, the Bose SoundSport Wireless will be the better-sounding option between the two. However, if you’re looking for sports headphones to also use daily for different uses, the Elite Active 65t will be a better choice thanks to their isolation and truly wireless design.

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless
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The Jabra Elite Active 65t are better headphones than the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless. They are more neutral-sounding, and you can also use the more complete 5-band EQ available in the Jabra mobile app. They also have better battery life and can connect to two devices, which is convenient. On the other hand, the Sennheisers have amazing wireless range and a nice touch-sensitive control scheme that offers more functionalities. Their case also feels better-made and they support lower latency codecs.

Jaybird Run XT Truly Wireless
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The Jabra Elite Active 65t Truly Wireless and the Jaybird Run XT Truly Wireless are two great truly wireless headphones for sports, but people might prefer the functionalities of the Jabra over the Jaybird. The Jabra have onboard volume controls, which the Jaybird is lacking; this could be a deal-breaker for some. They also block a bit more noise and feel slightly better made. They also have lower latency and can connect simultaneously to two devices. On the other hand, the Jaybird are a bit smaller and a bit more comfortable than the bulky design of the Jabra. Their app also offers better customization thanks to a fully parametric EQ. They also feel a bit more secure in the ear thanks to their stability fin sleeve options.

Jaybird Run Truly Wireless
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The Jabra Elite Active 65t are slightly better than the Jaybird Run, although not by much. The Jaybird have a more comfortable in-ear fit and come with a few stability fin options, which makes them a bit more stable for running and for different ear shapes and sizes. On the other hand, the Elite 65t have a more stable Bluetooth connection and can pair to multiple devices at once. The Jabras also have a longer continuous battery life than the Jaybird, but overall they have a similar sound and isolation performance and would both be a good choice for sports.

Jabra Evolve 65t Truly Wireless
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The Jabra Elite Active 65t and Jabra Evolve 65t are very similar headphones; nearly identical. The biggest difference between these two is the fact that the Evolve come with a USB dongle for PC that offers a slightly better microphone performance. They also have slightly better battery life and noticeably better wireless range. However, if you aren’t looking for business-oriented truly wireless earbuds, then the Elite Active 65t are way less expensive, and are a bit more water-resistant, making them better-suited for sports.

Jabra Elite 75t 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.

Jaybird Vista Truly Wireless
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The Jaybird Vista and the Jabra Elite Active 65t Truly Wireless are two great sports headphones, but perform well for different reasons. The Vista’s design is more comfortable and more stable during physical activity. Their case is smaller and easier to carry around, and charges via USB-C. The Elite Active 65t are bulkier, but their fit isolates better against ambient noise and leaks less. Their treble is also clearer, but their app doesn’t offer a full parametric EQ like the Jaybird. On the other hand, the Jabras can connect to 2 devices simultaneously and have lower latency.

Apple AirPods 1 Truly Wireless 2017
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The Jabra Elite Active 65t are a better truly wireless option than the Apple AirPods. The AirPods have a longer cumulative battery life than the Elite Active 65t, at 25hrs compared to 15hrs. The AirPods also have less latency, especially on iOS devices, so they're a bit more suitable for watching videos. Their open earbud design is also more comfortable than the 65t's and is more suitable for monitoring traffic when running outdoors. However, the Active 65t have a better balanced and more customizable sound. They also have a lot more bass than the AirPods and isolate better in noisy conditions thanks to their in-ear fit. This makes them a far better choice for commuting than the AirPods. The Jabras are also more stable, which makes them better for sports and physical activity in general.

Jabra Elite 25e Wireless
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The Jabra Elite Active 65t are better headphones overall than the Jabra Elite 25e. The Active 65t are compact truly wireless in-ear earbuds that you can easily carry around in your pockets. The Elite Active 65t also have a sweat-proof in-ear design that's better for sports, isolates more on noisy commutes, and has a customizable app with an EQ and limited health tracking. On the upside, the 25e have a longer battery life, and have an earbud fit that's more comfortable for most.

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