The Jabra Elite Active 75t are fairly well-rounded truly wireless earbuds. They're the sports-oriented alternative to the recently released Jabra Elite 75t and successor to the popular Jabra Elite Active 65t. While they perform similarly to both models, they're now rated IP57 for greater water protection, although we don't have a test to confirm this. Their super compact design makes bringing them to the gym a breeze, and they have a versatile sound profile. While their battery life is a bit shorter than advertised, it's still not bad overall, especially since the case provides a couple additional charges. Unfortunately, they don't isolate noise as well as their predecessor and their sound profile isn't as neutral out-of-the-box, but they still provide an all-around solid listening experience.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t are decent truly wireless earbuds for most uses. While they don't have the most neutral sound, their excited sound profile is still very versatile for a wide range of genres. Their ultra-compact yet durable design makes them easy to throw into your bag whether you're headed to work or the gym. You might need to recharge them throughout the day, and they don't isolate noise as well as something with active noise cancelling, but they're still a solid choice for use as your daily drivers.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t are passable for neutral listening. While they don't have a truly neutral frequency response, it's well-balanced enough to please most listeners. However, a more trained ear might find they lack a bit of warmth and can sound a bit sharp at times.See our Neutral Sound recommendations
The Jabra Elite Active 75t are a good choice for commute and travel. While they don't block out noise quite as well as their predecessor, the Elite Active 65t, they can still help make a noisy commute a little more peaceful. Their ultra-compact design also makes them very convenient for travelling since you don't have to worry too much about having enough space for them in your bag when you're on-the-go.See our Commute/Travel recommendations
The Jabra Elite Active 75t are great for sports.They have an excited sound profile to help keep you pumped while training and their controls are easy-to-use, even when you're working up a good sweat. Their compact design makes them easy to throw into your gym bag and they feel durable enough to handle your toughest workouts. They might not fit securely enough to be suitable for very high-impact exercises like kickboxing or gymnastics, but if you're running or working out they're a great choice.See our Sports/Fitness recommendations
The Jabra Elite Active 75t are decent for office use. They support multi-device pairing, so you can connect to both your personal phone and work PC at the same time, which is convenient. They won't take up much space on your desk, and they do a great job at reducing ambient workplace noises. However, their in-ear design might not ideal for long listening sessions, depending on the fit you can get.See our Office recommendations
The Jabra Elite Active 75t are truly wireless earbuds that only support Bluetooth. While you could game on your phone with them, you might notice some lag depending on the application. They're not recommended for PC gaming, nor are they compatible with the PS4 or Xbox One.See our Wireless Gaming recommendations
The Jabra Elite Active 75t are truly wireless earbuds that can't be used wired.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t are okay for phone calls. Like most Bluetooth headphones, their microphone quality isn't the best, but it's better than that of many other truly wireless earbuds we've tested. Their in-ear design also helps block out noises that could make it harder for you to hear the person you're on the phone with, which is helpful.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have the same low-profile design as the Elite 75t, but with a more sports-oriented style. They have a sleek, matte finish that gives them a slightly more premium look overall, but the difference isn't as noticeable as it is between the older Jabra Elite 65t and Jabra Elite Active 65t. You can still tell the Jabra Elite Active 75t are a bit higher-end, though, and they're also available in more color options. Currently in the US you can get them in navy, copper black, or titanium black, but different color options are available internationally.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t are quite comfortable for in-ear headphones. They have a smaller earbud design than the older Elite Active 65t which makes them a fair deal more comfortable. They put less pressure on the inner ear, which makes them easier to wear for longer periods, even if your ears are on the smaller side. They still enter the ear canal quite deeply, though, which some find unpleasant, but thankfully their physical buttons are easy to press without shoving the earbuds in even deeper. They also come with a couple of different tip size options to help you find a fit that works for you.
These in-ears have very good controls, especially considering their truly wireless design. Not only do they provide standard call/music control, but you can raise or lower the volume, activate their talk-through mode, and even mute the mic while you're on a call. Their physical buttons are very easy-to-press, and provide good, clicky feedback. The controls can take a while to hang of, though, especially the double and triple tap for track forwarding and skipping, but they're easy enough to use overall.
Like most truly wireless in-ears we've tested, the Jabra Elite Active 75t are very portable. They have a super compact earbud design that hardly takes up any space on your desk and should fit easily in your pockets. Each earbud is also magnetized, so they stick to one another when they're close together. This makes them easier to find when you're fishing them out from the bottom of your bag, which is pretty convenient.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have a good hard charging case. While it looks similar to the Elite Active 65t's case at first glance, it has a few notable improvements. Like the Elite 75t's case, it's a lot easier to open and close, and the bottom is now flat so you can stand it up without having to worry about it toppling over. It has the same smooth matte finish of the earbuds and is very compact too.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t are very well-made earbuds. While Jabra advertises them as a sports-oriented alternative to the Elite 75t, there doesn't seem to be a notable difference in terms of their build quality. They do have a higher IP57 rating, which should help improve their water protection; however, we don't have a test to confirm this. That said, they feel durable enough to withstand heavy use and could likely even be dropped a couple of times without suffering too much damage either.
These in-ears have a very stable fit. They should fit securely enough for you to jog or lift weights without an issue. However, if you're into higher-impact exercises like crossfit or kickboxing, you might find them more likely to slip around in your ears than something with stability fins, like the Jaybird Vista, or ear-hooks like the Beats Powerbeats Pro or Mpow Flame Pro.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have a slightly excited, yet still fairly well-balanced sound profile. Like the Jabra Elite 75t, they pack lots of thump and rumble for fans of bass-heavy EDM or hip-hop while still delivering a balanced performance on vocals and instruments for rock or pop music. Their companion app also gives you access to a 5-band EQ so you can crank up the bass even further or give them a more neutral sound if you prefer.
Like most in-ear headphones, the Jabra Elite Active 75t have excellent frequency response consistency. If you can get a good, airtight seal with the provided earbud tip options, then you can expect consistent bass and treble delivery every time.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have mediocre bass accuracy. They show a strong over-emphasis that starts in the low-bass range and continues up until the start of the high-bass range. This gives them a fairly punchy bass with some extra thump and rumble. Since their high-bass response is actually a bit underemphasized, though, they don't sound muddy or cluttered either, but this does mean they lack a bit of warmth or fullness.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have excellent accuracy in the mid-range. The entire range follows our target almost perfectly up until the high-mids, where they show a bit of overemphasis. This brings a bit of extra clarity to instruments and vocals that some might find a bit intense, but shouldn't sound too harsh.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have very good treble accuracy. Their response is very well balanced in low-treble, so vocals and instruments sound present and well-articulated. However, their response starts to climb in mid-treble, bringing extra brightness to their sound. It also peaks right before high-treble, which can make them sound a bit sharp at times, though it might not be an issue for everyone.
These earbuds have a fairly excited sound profile with some rather prominent peaks and dips. The abrupt shift from the peak in low-bass to the dip in high-bass can make their bass sound a bit unbalanced as they produce lots of thump and rumble but lack a bit of warmth. In addition, the small peak in the high-mids can make sounds like the low treble sound a bit weak in comparison, though this shouldn't be much of an issue. However, the sharp spike in mid treble can introduce some unwanted sibilance, which might not be noticeable to everyone but can sound particularly harsh to those who do.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have excellent imaging. Their weighted delay is almost entirely below the audibility threshold, save for a very small bump in the bass-range which loosens their bass ever so slightly, but shouldn't be noticeable overall. Our unit's left and right drivers were both very well matched in phase, frequency, and amplitude, so there were no gaps in the stereo image, and objects, like voices or footsteps, were accurately placed. Note, however, that these results are only valid for our unit and that yours may perform differently.
As expected of in-ear headphones, the Jabra Elite Active 75t have a bad passive soundstage. In-ears can't activate the resonances of the pinna (the outer ear), which is one of the key factors in creating a speaker-like and out-of-head soundstage. In addition, the Active 75t have a closed-back design so they sound less spacious than open-back earbuds like the Bose SoundSport Free.
They don't have any virtual soundstage effects.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have very good weighted harmonic distortion performance. The overall level of distortion is quite low, even in the high frequencies which tend to have more audible distortion.
The Active 75t's results are only valid for these test settings.
These truly wireless in-ears isolate a fair amount of noise. They do a great job at isolating noises in both the mid and treble ranges, like the chatter of a busy office. However, they don't isolate noises in the bass range very well, like the low rumbles of bus or plane engines. While this is generally expected of in-ears without active noise cancelling, the older Jabra Elite Active 65t Truly Wireless could actually isolate a decent amount of noise in the bass range, so it's possible the smaller earbud design of the Elite Active 75t reduces their overall noise isolation performance.
Like most in-ears, the Jabra Elite Active 75t don't leak very much sound. Not only is the overall level of their leakage quite low, it's mostly concentrated in the treble range, so it'll sound quite thin and should be fairly easily masked by surrounding ambient noises, even in a fairly quiet room.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have an integrated microphone on each earbud.
The microphone recording quality of the Jabra Elite Active 75t is surprisingly decent, especially compared to that of other truly wireless headphones we've tested. You won't sound as good as you would with wired headphones that have an in-line mic, but your voice should still sound reasonably clear and detailed in quiet conditions.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t's microphone has passable noise handling. While you'll be difficult to hear in very noisy environments such as a subway station, you should still be understandable if you take a call at the office or while walking outdoors.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t's battery performance isn't bad. While their 6.5 hour battery life unfortunately doesn't live up to what was advertised, it should still be adequate to most. They also have an auto-off timer to help save power when they're not in use, and you can get a couple extra charges out of their case too. If you want something with a longer battery, check out the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, which last much longer off a single charge.
Note that we had issues measuring their charge time precisely, so your results may vary, but should be within the same ballpark of what we found.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t are compatible with Jabra's very good MySound+ app. It's available on both Android and iOS and gives you a decent number of customization options, like a 5-band graphic EQ and talk-through features. You can even set certain setting presets to activate in specific locations, like at work or at home. It can be a bit daunting to navigate, but it's a solid app all-around.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t are Bluetooth truly wireless earbuds. They can connect to two devices at once, which is great if you switch often from your phone and computer, but don't support NFC for easier pairing. While their latency results fall within the expected values for Bluetooth headphones, you might still notice a bit of latency while watching videos on your phone. That said, some devices and apps seem to help compensate for latency, so you might not notice any lag at all.
These truly wireless earbuds are Bluetooth-only.
The Active 75t can't be used wired. They only come with a USB-C cable to charge their case with.
These truly wireless in-ears aren't compatible with the PS4. While they will work with PCs that support Bluetooth, they aren't recommended for gaming due to their wireless latency.
These headphones aren't compatible with Xbox One.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have a number of benefits over their predecessor, the Elite Active 65t. While they don't isolate noise as well, they're a lot more comfortable thanks to their smaller earbud design, their battery lasts longer and their mic sounds better. They lack some features that give other high-end truly wireless headphones a slight edge, like active noise cancelling or a more secure design for sports, but they're still strong contenders all-around. Take a look at our recommendations for the best truly wireless earbuds and the best wireless earbuds for running and working out.
The Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless and the Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless are very similar truly wireless earbuds. The Elite Active 75t are the sports-oriented variant of the Elite 75t with a higher IP rating for improved water protection, though we don't test for this. The Active 75t also has slightly better microphone control and performance and a more premium matte finish, but they're otherwise essentially the same earbuds.
The Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless and Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless are both sports-oriented truly wireless earbuds each with their own strengths and weaknesses. The Bose have a more neutral, immersive sound but also don't isolate noise as well due to their open-back design. While the Jabra do a better job at isolating the chatter of a busy gym, their sound profile isn't quite as well-balanced out-of-the-box. Their battery life is better, though, and their charging case is a lot less bulky.
The Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless and the Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless are both decent truly wireless earbuds for mixed usage. The Jabra are designed for exercise, and have a sportier design that's also quite a bit more comfortable. The Sony have a more casual look, but feature active noise cancelling which helps isolate more ambient noise in the bass range. They're also even more customizable, but it can be hard to get a proper fit and they're not rated for any kind of waterproofing.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless are a better option for most than the Jabra Elite Active 65t Truly Wireless, as long as noise isolation isn't a top priority. The Active 75t have a more compact earbud design that's a lot more comfortable but doesn't isolate noise as well. The Active 65t also sound better-balanced out-of-the-box, but their battery performance isn't as good.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless are much better truly wireless in-ears than the Jabra Elite Sport Truly Wireless. The Elite Active 75t are significantly more comfortable, especially for smaller ears, and have a better balanced sound profile, longer battery life and improved mic quality. The Elite Sport isolate more noise, though, and are compatible with the Jabra Sport Life app which has training features that aren't available with the Active 75t.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless and the Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless are both decent truly wireless earbuds each with their strengths and weaknesses. The Samsung have a much better-balanced sound profile out-of-the-box, and their battery lasts significantly longer on a single charge. The Jabra, however, have more sound customization options in their app, easier-to-use physical controls, and they also support multi-device pairing.
The Jaybird Vista Truly Wireless are slightly better truly wireless earbuds for sports than the Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless. They have added stability fins which helps them fit more securely than the Jabra. Their charging case is also better-suited to athletes on-the-go. However, the Jabra have better mic quality for taking calls during a run and have a longer-lasting battery too.