The Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless are fairly well-rounded truly wireless earbuds. They're the sports-oriented alternative to the Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless and successor to the popular Jabra Elite Active 65t Truly Wireless. While they perform similarly to both models, they have a higher IP rating for water and dust resistance, although we don't test this currently. Their super compact design makes bringing them to the gym a breeze, and they have a somewhat excited sound profile that should suit a variety of content and genres. Their battery life is a bit shorter than advertised, but it's still not bad overall, especially since the case provides a few additional charges. Unfortunately, they don't isolate noise as well as their predecessor, but they still provide an all-around solid listening experience.
Note 11/13/2020: Jabra has added an ANC feature to these headphones via their latest 2.0.0 firmware update. We'll update this review once we're able to retest our unit.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t are okay for neutral listening. Their sound profile is somewhat excited, but it's well-balanced enough to please most listeners. However, some listeners may find they lack a bit of warmth and add a bit of sharpness to mixes. Like most in-ears, they have a bad passive soundstage, so their sound seems to be coming from inside your head instead of all around you. However, they have fantastic frequency response consistency, so if you can get a good fit, you can expect consistent bass and treble delivery with each use.
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 traveling since you don't have to worry too much about having enough space for them in your bag when you're on-the-go.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t are great for sports. They have an excited, thumpy sound profile that can help keep you pumped while training and easy-to-use controls. Their compact design makes them easy to throw into your gym bag, and they have good comfort and stability. They may not fit securely enough for very high-impact exercises like kickboxing or gymnastics, but for running or working out, they're a great choice.
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 good job of reducing ambient workplace noises. However, their in-ear design might not ideal for long listening sessions, depending on how they fit you.
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 latency depending on the application. They're not recommended for PC gaming, nor are they compatible with the PS4 or Xbox One.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t are truly wireless earbuds and can't be used wired.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t are okay for phone calls. Their microphone quality is decent, unlike many Bluetooth headphones, and your voice sounds reasonably clear. 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, but they lack an ANC feature and aren't ideal for phone calls in noisy areas, like busy streets or subway stations.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have the same low-profile design as the Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless, 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 the one between the older Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless and Jabra Elite Active 65t Truly Wireless. In the US, these headphones are available in navy, copper black, or titanium black, and different color options are available internationally.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t are comfortable in-ear headphones. They're less bulky than the Jabra Elite Active 65t Truly Wireless and put less pressure on the inner ear, which makes them easier to wear for longer periods, even if you have small ears. They fit deeply into your ear canal, but it's easy enough to use the buttons without pushing them too far into your ears, which is nice. There are a few differently-sized tips included, so you can find the best fit for you. For an even more comfortable pair of in-ears, check out the Ultimate Ears FITS Truly Wireless.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have 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. Although the controls can take a while to get the hang of, especially the double and triple tap for track forwarding and skipping, they're easy enough to use overall.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have fantastic portability, like most truly wireless in-ears that we've tested. They're noticeably more compact than the Jabra Elite Active 65t Truly Wireless and are small enough to easily slip into most pockets. Each earbud has a magnet in it, so they stick together, which is nice if you tend to toss your headphones into your bag or purse.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t come with a good case. It's similar in look to the Jabra Elite Active 65t's case, with a few convenient differences. The bottom is now flat instead of rounded, so you can stand it up on a desk, and it's also a lot easier to open and close. It's smaller than the previous model's case and has a black matte finish, similar to the earbuds.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have an impressive build quality. They're advertised as a more sports-oriented version of the Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless, but they seem to be made of the same dense plastic and have a similar build overall. They feel similarly durable and feel like they can withstand a few accidental bumps and drops without breaking. They're rated IP57 for dust and water resistance, which is higher than the Elite 75t model, although we don't currently test this.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have good stability. 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 Truly Wireless, or ear-hooks like the Beats Powerbeats Pro Truly Wireless, the JBL Endurance Peak II True Wireless, or the Mpow Flame Pro Truly Wireless.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have an excited sound profile. Fans of EDM and hip-hop may like their bass-rich sound while vocals and lead instruments are bright and sparkle. If you don't like how they sound out-of-the-box, you can also customize their sound profile with a five-band EQ in the companion app. If you prefer headphones with a more neutral sound profile, check out the Jabra Elite 85t Truly Wireless.
Like most in-ear headphones, the Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless have fantastic frequency response consistency. If you can get a good, airtight seal with the provided earbud tips, then you can expect consistent bass and treble delivery most of the time.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have mediocre bass accuracy. They show a strong overemphasis 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 is actually a bit underemphasized, 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 mid-range accuracy. Their response is very neutral up until a small bump in the high-mids, which adds intensity to vocals and lead instruments, but they shouldn't sound overly harsh.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have very good treble accuracy. They're very well balanced in the low-treble range, 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 the high-treble, which can make them sound a bit sharp at times, though it might not be an issue for everyone.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t earbuds have an okay peaks and dips performance. They have a peak in the low-bass range and a dip in the high-bass, so mixes have extra rumble and thump but may seem to lack body and warmth. A peak in the high-mids adds some harshness to lead instruments and vocals, while a small dip in the low-treble range veils these elements. There's also peak beginning in the mid-trebles that adds brightness but makes sibilant sounds, like cymbals, more piercing.
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 are very well matched in phase, frequency, and amplitude response, with no gaps in the stereo image, so objects like voices or footsteps are accurately placed. Note, however, that these results are only valid for our unit and that yours may perform differently.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have a bad passive soundstage, which is normal for in-ear headphones. Because they don't interact with your outer ear, it seems like the sound is coming from inside your head instead of from all around you. In addition, they have a closed-back design, so they sound less spacious than open-back earbuds like the Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have a 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.
These are the settings used to test these headphones. Our results are only valid when using these settings.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless in-ears isolate a decent amount of noise. They don't have an active noise cancelling (ANC) feature but do a pretty good job of blocking out office-type noises like the hum of an A/C unit and background conversations. However, they're not good at blocking out sounds like bus and plane engines, which isn't surprising for in-ears without ANC. The older, bulkier Jabra Elite Active 65t Truly Wireless also lack ANC but do a somewhat better job of isolating you from low-frequency noise.
Note 11/13/2020: Jabra's 2.0.0 firmware update has added an ANC feature to these headphones. We'll update this review once we're able to retest our unit.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have an incredible leakage performance, like a lot of in-ear headphones. They don't leak very much sound, and what does get out is mostly in the treble range, so it sounds quite thin and should be fairly easily masked by surrounding ambient noises, even in a quiet room.
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 don't sound as good as you would with wired headphones that have an in-line mic, but your voice still sounds reasonably clear and detailed in quiet conditions.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t's microphone has passable noise handling. Your voice should be understandable if you take a call at the office or while walking outdoors, but it may be drowned out in very noisy environments like subway stations.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t's battery performance is okay. Their 6.5-hour continuous battery life falls short of what's advertised by about one hour, but it's still enough for your daily commute or light office use. There's a power-saving feature that switches them off after 30 minutes of inactivity or 15 minutes of not being connected with a device, which is nice if you tend to forget to switch them off before tossing them in your bag, but please note we don't currently test that feature.
The charging case holds about three extra charges, and the headphones take a little over two hours to recharge. It should be noted that battery performance can vary with real-life use, so you may see different results with your headphones. If you want something with a longer battery, check out the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless or the Klipsch T5 II True Wireless Sport, which last much longer off a single charge.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have good app support. They're compatible with Jabra's MySound+ app, which is available on both Android and iOS. It gives you a decent number of customization options, like a five-band graphic EQ and talk-through features. You can even set certain setting presets to activate in specific locations, like at work or home. The downside is the app can be a bit daunting to navigate, but it offers features listeners should find useful.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have very good Bluetooth connectivity. They can connect to two devices at once, which is great if you switch often between your phone and computer, but unfortunately, they don't support NFC for easier pairing. They have relatively low latency on iOS, but you may notice some audio lag when you use them to watch videos or for mobile gaming on PC and Android. That said, some devices and apps seem to help compensate for latency, so your results may vary.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t can't be used wired. They only come with a USB-C to USB-A cable to charge their case with.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t are available in a few different color variants: 'Navy', 'Copper Black', 'Titanium Black', 'Mint', 'Sienna', and 'Gold Beige'. We tested the 'Navy' variant, but we expect all the different colors to perform similarly. If you come across another variant or your headphones are different, please let us know in the discussions below so we can update our review.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t have a number of benefits over their predecessor, the Jabra Elite Active 65t Truly Wireless. They're a lot more comfortable thanks to their smaller earbud design, they have longer continuous battery life from a single charge, and their mic offers a better recording quality. 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. For more options, take a look at our recommendations for the best truly wireless earbuds, the best wireless earbuds for running and working out, and the best earbuds for small ears.
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 resistance, though we don't test for this. The Active 75t also have slightly better microphone performance and a more premium-looking matte finish, but they're otherwise essentially the same earbuds.
The Bose Sport Earbuds Truly Wireless are marginally better headphones for sports and fitness than the Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless. The Bose have a more stable in-ear fit. However, the Jabra have a more versatile overall performance, as their controls are easier to use and they have a better noise isolation performance. They have an excited sound profile with more bass than the Bose, and they're more customizable thanks to their graphic EQ and presets.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless are slightly more versatile sports-oriented truly wireless headphones than the Sony WF-SP800N Truly Wireless. The Jabra have a more comprehensive control scheme, feel sturdier, and block out more ambient noise despite lacking ANC. They also support multi-device pairing so you can easily swap between listening to content on your phone and computer. Conversely, the Sony have a more stable fit, have a longer continuous battery life, and charge more quickly.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless are better than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Truly Wireless for most uses. The Jabra feel sturdier and have much better touch-sensitive controls. They have longer continuous battery life and come with a case that holds a greater number of charges. They also support multi-device pairing, and their companion app has more sound customization features. On the other hand, the Samsung have an ANC feature, and their mic has a better recording quality.
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 even more customizable, but it can be hard to get a proper fit. They're also not rated for any kind of water resistance, although we don't test for that currently.
The Jabra Elite 85t Truly Wireless and the Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless are very similarly-performing earbuds, but people who prefer a bass-rich sound profile, like fans of EDM or hip-hop, may prefer the 75t. The 75t also have a higher rating for water and dust resistance, although we don't test for it currently. The 85t have a more neutral sound profile, recharge more quickly, and have less audio lag on iOS and Android devices, so they may be a bit better for watching videos on your phone.
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 more neutral sound profile out-of-the-box, and they have a significantly longer continuous battery life. The Jabra, however, have more sound customization options in their app, easier-to-use physical controls, and support multi-device pairing.
The Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless and the Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless are both very well-rounded truly wireless earbuds that each have their strengths and weaknesses. The Apple have an impressive active noise cancelling feature that makes them great for commuting and a very neutral, versatile sound profile. While the Jabra have quite a bit of bass by default, you can customize the way they sound with their companion app. They also have a more durable design for sports, better microphone quality, and longer continuous battery life.
The Beats Powerbeats Pro Truly Wireless are slightly better in-ears for sports than the Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless. The Beats feel more stable thanks to their ear-hook design and have a much more neutral, less bass-heavy default sound profile. They also have a much better continuous battery performance, lasting nearly 11.5 hours off a single charge, while the Jabra's continuous battery life is about half that. The Beats also charge more quickly in their case. On the other hand, the Jabra have a dedicated companion app that gives you access to a graphic EQ and presets. They block much more background noise to help keep you concentrated at the gym and also feature a HearThrough mode in case you want to stay aware of your surroundings while running outside.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless are better headphones for sports and fitness than the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2. The Jabra are smaller, more comfortable, and have long continuous battery life. They even have a more bass-heavy sound to keep you pumped up while you exercise. While the Sennheiser have active noise cancelling, the Jabra are still able to reduce slightly more noise without having an ANC feature.
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 Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless are a better option for most uses 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. On the other hand, the Active 65t have a more neutral sound profile 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 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 for athletes on-the-go. However, the Jabra's microphone has a better recording quality, so your voice sounds better during phone calls. The Jabra have a longer continuous battery life as well.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless are better headphones than the Klipsch T5 II True Wireless Sport. The Jabra are better-built and more comfortable. They can be paired with up to two devices at a time and have an auto-off timer to help conserve battery life when not in use. However, the Klipsch have a better noise isolation performance and a longer continuous battery life.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless are better truly wireless in-ears than the Google Pixel Buds 2020 Truly Wireless. The Jabra have a higher IP rating for water and dust resistance and physical buttons that offer more functionality. They also block way more background noise, have better microphone recording quality, support multi-device pairing, and have a much better app with access to a graphic EQ and presets. On the other hand, the Pixel's case holds more charges, and can fully charge your earbuds much faster. They also pair instantly with Android devices.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless are better headphones than the Ultimate Ears FITS Truly Wireless. They have better noise isolation and a more consistent audio delivery across different listeners. Some users may also prefer their bass-heavy sound profile out-of-the-box. However, thanks to their moldable ear tips, the Ultimate Ears have a more comfortable and stable fit.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless and the JBL Endurance Peak II True Wireless are both great sports headphones, and depending on your listening habits, you may prefer one over the other. The Jabra are better-built and more comfortable. Also, their graphic EQ and presets offer lots of sound customization options. However, the JBL have a more stable fit thanks to their ear-hook design, and they have a better noise isolation performance.