Review-comparison of Jabra Elite/Elite Active/Evolve 65t headsets

Recently, a lot of so-called "true wireless" headphones have appeared, and we try to talk about the key ones. Not so long ago, a detailed review of the second generation Apple AirPods was released, a little earlier Eldar wrote about Samsung Galaxy Buds, and Evgeny Vildyaev talked about Sennheiser Momentum. Each of the devices stands out for its features, ergonomic features and, of course, the cost.

This time I asked Jabra for Elite/Elite Active/Evolve 65t headsets to understand their True Wireless vision.

In order not to produce "essences", I have collected current models in one material: this way it will be easier for you to navigate the model range.

Jabra's most affordable TW headset is the Elite 65t. Headphones will cost about 10,000 rubles. The Elite Active 65t is slightly more expensive, and they are sold for 11,000 rubles exclusively in re:Store stores. A gadget called Evolve 65t is available in many stores, and the price is about 17,000 rubles.

Supplies

Elite and Elite Active 65t headsets come in the same bright gray-yellow boxes. Inside each of them you will find headphones with a case, ear pads in three sizes, a USB cable for charging the case, a warranty card and a user manual. Everything is packed neatly.

But the more expensive "ears" Evolve 65t have a simple cardboard package with black markings printed on it. Most likely, due to the fact that the gadget is UC-certified, that is, it is focused on communication platforms: Skype for Business, Microsoft Team, Cisco Jabber and others. In this case, there is not much point in "decorating" the box.

Inside this nondescript box you will find a leather case, and in it - a case with headphones. “There is an island in the sea on the ocean, on that island there is an oak, a chest is buried under the oak, a hare in the chest, a duck in the hare, an egg in the duck, a needle in the egg - Koshchei’s death.”

In addition, there are additional silicone pads, a USB cable and waste paper - a guarantee and instructions.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

Cases

We are all used to the fact that most manufacturers pay attention not only to headsets, but also to cases for them - miniature charging stations. As a rule, these are compact plastic barrels with a convenient opening and closing design, removal and installation of headphones. The developers also use magnets in the cases to keep both the headset inside the keg body and the “lock” of the case lid opening mechanism.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

But at Jabra, they saw these same cases from competitors with one eye and simply decided to copy the meaning without going into details. Therefore, in fact, we get the following: a primitive plastic box without magnets, which opens with two hands. No, of course, you can do it with one hand, but it’s not a fact that later you can collect headsets scattered in all directions.

In general, cases for Jabra Elite/Elite Active and Evolve are the most controversial solution that I have seen among similar accessories.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

By the way, the kegs are different in color and materials: Evolve 65t - matte black plastic, Elite 65t - semi-gloss black plastic, Elite Active 65t - matte dark blue plastic.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

Headset appearance and ergonomics

All three devices are made in the same form factor and have the same appearance. It's good that you can distinguish by color: Evolve 65t - only black, Elite 65t - black, copper-black, golden beige, Elite Active 65t - copper-blue, titanium.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

Headphones have an oval shape with a small branch - there is a microphone. I'm not sure that 5 mm will play a role, but engineers know better: there are definitely fewer pickups, various kinds of interference, there is a microphone direction, closer to the mouth.

The case is made of matte plastic. The button can be of different colors, in fact, as well as the area around it.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

The first important difference between these headphones from each other is IP protection. For example, the Elite 65t and Evolve 65t are IP55 rated, which means they are partially protected from dust (some dust may enter, but this will not affect the operation of the device) and water jets (water directed against the case in the form of jets from any direction is not should be detrimental). In short, it is allowed to use these "ears" in the rain and on the beach. But Elite Active are equipped with IP56 protection. It is best to go to rallies in them: if you suddenly get washed away with a water cannon, then you don’t have to worry about the headset.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

An interesting point: if you sign up for the Jabra Sound+ app, you get a 2-year warranty against water and dust damage!

And now about the most important thing in this section - ergonomics, how the headsets sit in the ear.

Probably, I was unlucky with the shape of the case of these devices, because after installing them, a slight tension is created in the auricle, as if something large and not very comfortable was placed in the ear. I tried to change the ear pads (brand name - EarGels), but it turned out not to be in them, but in the design features of the headsets or my ears.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

The right ear weighs 6.6 grams, the left one 5.8 grams, the case weighs 41.2 grams.

Buttons

All headphones have mechanical buttons, they are multifunctional. The button on the right headset is responsible for turning on / off, answering a call, activating a voice assistant and pairing with a smartphone. Button on the left headset (two-position): volume control, track transitions (back or forward) and on / off. The pressure is soft, the stroke is minimal, but there is a quiet “click” sound.

Play music

It must be said right away that True Wireless headphones are not designed to play high-quality music. These types of headphones have the most compact dimensions and wireless connection both between themselves and with a smartphone. Therefore, when buying TW headphones, you should not count on a warm tube sound.

Jabra Elite/Elite Active headset comparison review /Evolve 65t

In addition, it is important to understand that the sound experience I have described is a subjective opinion.

The first thing I'll note is the clean sound. During pauses in the melodies, almost no extraneous noise is heard.

The second is the frequency response. If you have chosen the ear cushions correctly, then the frequency response of all headphones is as follows: there is no lower bass and midbass here, the upper bass starts at about 100 Hz, the lower mids and the central midrange are slightly overstated, the lower highs are slightly understated, the upper highs are heard very well, and everything above the upper octave (from about 12 kHz) is no longer audible.

In simple words: I didn't really like the low frequencies, although they do not buzz. The voice is transmitted mediocre, but the high ones are not bad here. Even easier: the sound is flat and unimpressive, even with the equalizer in the Jabra Sound+ app.

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There is no active noise cancellation in the headphones. There is still a lag in audio from video. It is scanty, but noticeable.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

As a typeface

And here the Elite/Elite Active and Evolve 65t show their best side, as the voice transmission is implemented at a high level. The sound is clear, loud, there are almost no compression or gurgling artifacts, and there is almost no echo that is typical for headsets. The master earpiece is on the right. In the application settings, you can “play around” with the equalizer: make the voice transmission more sonorous or with a predominance of low frequencies. It's also easy to choose options so that you can hear your voice.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

All models on board have 4 microphones. They serve to suppress noise during a conversation. They are also required for the HearThrough function. It allows you to activate a mode in which you hear the sounds around you (mainly high frequencies). An indispensable thing if, for example, you are riding the subway and want to hear station announcements.

These models work with Amazon Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant voice assistants. They can be called up by holding the mechanical button on the right earphone for a long time.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

By the way, the Jabra Evolve 65t is equipped with a Link 370 adapter that improves the Bluetooth connection between the headset and a computer.

Opening hours

On average, all three models work about the same - about 4 hours of music playback. As a headset - Penthouse for sale in Central Region about 3 hours. The case allows you to charge the headset a couple more times. The total is 15 hours. Cases are equipped with microUSB inputs for power supply. Full "tank" - in an hour.

Impressions

Basically, Elite 65t, Elite Active 65t and Evolve 65t are similar devices with minimal difference: one IP55 and the other IP56; here there is a Bluetooth adapter, but there it is not; The Elite Active is copper, while the Elite and Evolve are black. Surely there are some other differences, but during the test with the main functions of the model, they showed themselves the same.

Of the obvious shortcomings, I single out the design of the cases: there is no system for fixing the headphones with magnets, it is inconvenient to open, the lid is flimsy. Yes, and they look like an amateur.

Raised questions:

  • In-ear fitting
  • Music playback quality
  • On Google Android, the Jabra Sound+ app intermittently refused to "see" headsets.

No questions:

  • Autonomy
  • Voice quality when devices are used as headsets.

Frankly, the devices came out extremely ambiguous. Therefore, I can advise you to buy these models only in one case: if you need an excellent TW headset with the function of listening to music. In all other cases, still take a closer look at Samsung Galaxy Buds, Huawei FreeBuds Lite or Apple AirPods.

The Evolve 65t is not a consumer headset at all, it is a UC-certified wireless headset for business users. Its key difference is Plug&Play support for corporate UC platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex and many others. This explains the cost is twice as high as its counterparts for the consumer market.

Review-comparison of Jabra Elite/Elite Active/Evolve 65t headsets

Recently, a lot of so-called "true wireless" headphones have appeared, and we try to talk about the key ones. Not so long ago, a detailed review of the second generation Apple AirPods was released, a little earlier Eldar wrote about Samsung Galaxy Buds, and Evgeny Vildyaev talked about Sennheiser Momentum. Each of the devices stands out for its features, ergonomic features and, of course, the cost.

This time I asked Jabra for Elite/Elite Active/Evolve 65t headsets to understand their True Wireless vision.

In order not to produce "essences", I have collected current models in one material: this way it will be easier for you to navigate the model range.

Jabra's most affordable TW headset is the Elite 65t. Headphones will cost about 10,000 rubles. The Elite Active 65t is slightly more expensive, and they are sold for 11,000 rubles exclusively in re:Store stores. A gadget called Evolve 65t is available in many stores, and the price is about 17,000 rubles.

Supplies

Elite and Elite Active 65t headsets come in the same bright gray-yellow boxes. Inside each of them you will find headphones with a case, ear pads in three sizes, a USB cable for charging the case, a warranty card and a user manual. Everything is packed neatly.

But the more expensive "ears" Evolve 65t have a simple cardboard package with black markings printed on it. Most likely, due to the fact that the gadget is UC-certified, that is, it is focused on communication platforms: Skype for Business, Microsoft Team, Cisco Jabber and others. In this case, there is not much point in "decorating" the box.

Inside this nondescript box you will find a leather case, and in it - a case with headphones. “There is an island in the sea on the ocean, on that island there is an oak, a chest is buried under the oak, a hare in the chest, a duck in the hare, an egg in the duck, a needle in the egg - Koshchei’s death.”

In addition, there are additional silicone pads, a USB cable and waste paper - a guarantee and instructions.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

Cases

We are all used to the fact that most manufacturers pay attention not only to headsets, but also to cases for them - miniature charging stations. As a rule, these are compact plastic barrels with a convenient opening and closing design, removal and installation of headphones. The developers also use magnets in the cases to keep both the headset inside the keg body and the “lock” of the case lid opening mechanism.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

But at Jabra, they saw these same cases from competitors with one eye and simply decided to copy the meaning without going into details. Therefore, in fact, we get the following: a primitive plastic box without magnets, which opens with two hands. No, of course, you can do it with one hand, but it’s not a fact that later you can collect headsets scattered in all directions.

In general, cases for Jabra Elite/Elite Active and Evolve are the most controversial solution that I have seen among similar accessories.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

By the way, the kegs are different in color and materials: Evolve 65t - matte black plastic, Elite 65t - semi-gloss black plastic, Elite Active 65t - matte dark blue plastic.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

Headset appearance and ergonomics

All three devices are made in the same form factor and have the same appearance. It's good that you can distinguish by color: Evolve 65t - only black, Elite 65t - black, copper-black, golden beige, Elite Active 65t - copper-blue, titanium.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

Headphones have an oval shape with a small branch - there is a microphone. I'm not sure that 5 mm will play a role, but engineers know better: there are definitely fewer pickups, various kinds of interference, there is a microphone direction, closer to the mouth.

The case is made of matte plastic. The button can be of different colors, in fact, as well as the area around it.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

The first important difference between these headphones from each other is IP protection. For example, the Elite 65t and Evolve 65t are IP55 rated, which means they are partially protected from dust (some dust may enter, but this will not affect the operation of the device) and water jets (water directed against the case in the form of jets from any direction is not should be detrimental). In short, it is allowed to use these "ears" in the rain and on the beach. But Elite Active are equipped with IP56 protection. It is best to go to rallies in them: if you suddenly get washed away with a water cannon, then you don’t have to worry about the headset.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

An interesting point: if you sign up for the Jabra Sound+ app, you get a 2-year warranty against water and dust damage!

And now about the most important thing in this section - ergonomics, how the headsets sit in the ear.

Probably, I was unlucky with the shape of the case of these devices, because after installing them, a slight tension is created in the auricle, as if something large and not very comfortable was placed in the ear. I tried to change the ear pads (brand name - EarGels), but it turned out not to be in them, but in the design features of the headsets or my ears.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

The right ear weighs 6.6 grams, the left one 5.8 grams, the case weighs 41.2 grams.

Buttons

All headphones have mechanical buttons, they are multifunctional. The button on the right headset is responsible for turning on / off, answering a call, activating a voice assistant and pairing with a smartphone. Button on the left headset (two-position): volume control, track transitions (back or forward) and on / off. The pressure is soft, the stroke is minimal, but there is a quiet “click” sound.

Play music

It must be said right away that True Wireless headphones are not designed to play high-quality music. These types of headphones have the most compact dimensions and wireless connection both between themselves and with a smartphone. Therefore, when buying TW headphones, you should not count on a warm tube sound.

Jabra Elite/Elite Active headset comparison review /Evolve 65t

In addition, it is important to understand that the sound experience I have described is a subjective opinion.

The first thing I'll note is the clean sound. During pauses in the melodies, almost no extraneous noise is heard.

The second is the frequency response. If you have chosen the ear cushions correctly, then the frequency response of all headphones is as follows: there is no lower bass and midbass here, the upper bass starts at about 100 Hz, the lower mids and the central midrange are slightly overstated, the lower highs are slightly understated, the upper highs are heard very well, and everything above the upper octave (from about 12 kHz) is no longer audible.

In simple words: I didn't really like the low frequencies, although they do not buzz. The voice is transmitted mediocre, but the high ones are not bad here. Even easier: the sound is flat and unimpressive, even with the equalizer in the Jabra Sound+ app.

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There is no active noise cancellation in the headphones. There is still a lag in audio from video. It is scanty, but noticeable.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

As a typeface

And here the Elite/Elite Active and Evolve 65t show their best side, as the voice transmission is implemented at a high level. The sound is clear, loud, there are almost no compression or gurgling artifacts, and there is almost no echo that is typical for headsets. The master earpiece is on the right. In the application settings, you can “play around” with the equalizer: make the voice transmission more sonorous or with a predominance of low frequencies. It's also easy to choose options so that you can hear your voice.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

All models on board have 4 microphones. They serve to suppress noise during a conversation. They are also required for the HearThrough function. It allows you to activate a mode in which you hear the sounds around you (mainly high frequencies). An indispensable thing if, for example, you are riding the subway and want to hear station announcements.

These models work with Amazon Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant voice assistants. They can be called up by holding the mechanical button on the right earphone for a long time.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

By the way, the Jabra Evolve 65t is equipped with a Link 370 adapter that improves the Bluetooth connection between the headset and a computer.

Opening hours

On average, all three models work about the same - about 4 hours of music playback. As a headset - Penthouse for sale in Central Region about 3 hours. The case allows you to charge the headset a couple more times. The total is 15 hours. Cases are equipped with microUSB inputs for power supply. Full "tank" - in an hour.

Impressions

Basically, Elite 65t, Elite Active 65t and Evolve 65t are similar devices with minimal difference: one IP55 and the other IP56; here there is a Bluetooth adapter, but there it is not; The Elite Active is copper, while the Elite and Evolve are black. Surely there are some other differences, but during the test with the main functions of the model, they showed themselves the same.

Of the obvious shortcomings, I single out the design of the cases: there is no system for fixing the headphones with magnets, it is inconvenient to open, the lid is flimsy. Yes, and they look like an amateur.

Raised questions:

  • In-ear fitting
  • Music playback quality
  • On Google Android, the Jabra Sound+ app intermittently refused to "see" headsets.

No questions:

  • Autonomy
  • Voice quality when devices are used as headsets.

Frankly, the devices came out extremely ambiguous. Therefore, I can advise you to buy these models only in one case: if you need an excellent TW headset with the function of listening to music. In all other cases, still take a closer look at Samsung Galaxy Buds, Huawei FreeBuds Lite or Apple AirPods.

The Evolve 65t is not a consumer headset at all, it is a UC-certified wireless headset for business users. Its key difference is Plug&Play support for corporate UC platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex and many others. This explains the cost is twice as high as its counterparts for the consumer market.

Review-comparison of Jabra Elite/Elite Active/Evolve 65t headsets

Recently, a lot of so-called "true wireless" headphones have appeared, and we try to talk about the key ones. Not so long ago, a detailed review of the second generation Apple AirPods was released, a little earlier Eldar wrote about Samsung Galaxy Buds, and Evgeny Vildyaev talked about Sennheiser Momentum. Each of the devices stands out for its features, ergonomic features and, of course, the cost.

This time I asked Jabra for Elite/Elite Active/Evolve 65t headsets to understand their True Wireless vision.

In order not to produce "essences", I have collected current models in one material: this way it will be easier for you to navigate the model range.

Jabra's most affordable TW headset is the Elite 65t. Headphones will cost about 10,000 rubles. The Elite Active 65t is slightly more expensive, and they are sold for 11,000 rubles exclusively in re:Store stores. A gadget called Evolve 65t is available in many stores, and the price is about 17,000 rubles.

Supplies

Elite and Elite Active 65t headsets come in the same bright gray-yellow boxes. Inside each of them you will find headphones with a case, ear pads in three sizes, a USB cable for charging the case, a warranty card and a user manual. Everything is packed neatly.

But the more expensive "ears" Evolve 65t have a simple cardboard package with black markings printed on it. Most likely, due to the fact that the gadget is UC-certified, that is, it is focused on communication platforms: Skype for Business, Microsoft Team, Cisco Jabber and others. In this case, there is not much point in "decorating" the box.

Inside this nondescript box you will find a leather case, and in it - a case with headphones. “There is an island in the sea on the ocean, on that island there is an oak, a chest is buried under the oak, a hare in the chest, a duck in the hare, an egg in the duck, a needle in the egg - Koshchei’s death.”

In addition, there are additional silicone pads, a USB cable and waste paper - a guarantee and instructions.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

Cases

We are all used to the fact that most manufacturers pay attention not only to headsets, but also to cases for them - miniature charging stations. As a rule, these are compact plastic barrels with a convenient opening and closing design, removal and installation of headphones. The developers also use magnets in the cases to keep both the headset inside the keg body and the “lock” of the case lid opening mechanism.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

But at Jabra, they saw these same cases from competitors with one eye and simply decided to copy the meaning without going into details. Therefore, in fact, we get the following: a primitive plastic box without magnets, which opens with two hands. No, of course, you can do it with one hand, but it’s not a fact that later you can collect headsets scattered in all directions.

In general, cases for Jabra Elite/Elite Active and Evolve are the most controversial solution that I have seen among similar accessories.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

By the way, the kegs are different in color and materials: Evolve 65t - matte black plastic, Elite 65t - semi-gloss black plastic, Elite Active 65t - matte dark blue plastic.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

Headset appearance and ergonomics

All three devices are made in the same form factor and have the same appearance. It's good that you can distinguish by color: Evolve 65t - only black, Elite 65t - black, copper-black, golden beige, Elite Active 65t - copper-blue, titanium.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

Headphones have an oval shape with a small branch - there is a microphone. I'm not sure that 5 mm will play a role, but engineers know better: there are definitely fewer pickups, various kinds of interference, there is a microphone direction, closer to the mouth.

The case is made of matte plastic. The button can be of different colors, in fact, as well as the area around it.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

The first important difference between these headphones from each other is IP protection. For example, the Elite 65t and Evolve 65t are IP55 rated, which means they are partially protected from dust (some dust may enter, but this will not affect the operation of the device) and water jets (water directed against the case in the form of jets from any direction is not should be detrimental). In short, it is allowed to use these "ears" in the rain and on the beach. But Elite Active are equipped with IP56 protection. It is best to go to rallies in them: if you suddenly get washed away with a water cannon, then you don’t have to worry about the headset.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

An interesting point: if you sign up for the Jabra Sound+ app, you get a 2-year warranty against water and dust damage!

And now about the most important thing in this section - ergonomics, how the headsets sit in the ear.

Probably, I was unlucky with the shape of the case of these devices, because after installing them, a slight tension is created in the auricle, as if something large and not very comfortable was placed in the ear. I tried to change the ear pads (brand name - EarGels), but it turned out not to be in them, but in the design features of the headsets or my ears.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

The right ear weighs 6.6 grams, the left one 5.8 grams, the case weighs 41.2 grams.

Buttons

All headphones have mechanical buttons, they are multifunctional. The button on the right headset is responsible for turning on / off, answering a call, activating a voice assistant and pairing with a smartphone. Button on the left headset (two-position): volume control, track transitions (back or forward) and on / off. The pressure is soft, the stroke is minimal, but there is a quiet “click” sound.

Play music

It must be said right away that True Wireless headphones are not designed to play high-quality music. These types of headphones have the most compact dimensions and wireless connection both between themselves and with a smartphone. Therefore, when buying TW headphones, you should not count on a warm tube sound.

Jabra Elite/Elite Active headset comparison review /Evolve 65t

In addition, it is important to understand that the sound experience I have described is a subjective opinion.

The first thing I'll note is the clean sound. During pauses in the melodies, almost no extraneous noise is heard.

The second is the frequency response. If you have chosen the ear cushions correctly, then the frequency response of all headphones is as follows: there is no lower bass and midbass here, the upper bass starts at about 100 Hz, the lower mids and the central midrange are slightly overstated, the lower highs are slightly understated, the upper highs are heard very well, and everything above the upper octave (from about 12 kHz) is no longer audible.

In simple words: I didn't really like the low frequencies, although they do not buzz. The voice is transmitted mediocre, but the high ones are not bad here. Even easier: the sound is flat and unimpressive, even with the equalizer in the Jabra Sound+ app.

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There is no active noise cancellation in the headphones. There is still a lag behind the audio from the video. It is scanty, but noticeable.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

As a typeface

And here the Elite/Elite Active and Evolve 65t show their best side, as the voice transmission is implemented at a high level. The sound is clear, loud, there are almost no compression or gurgling artifacts, and there is almost no echo that is typical for headsets. The master earpiece is on the right. In the application settings, you can “play around” with the equalizer: make the voice transmission more sonorous or with a predominance of low frequencies. It's also easy to choose options so that you can hear your voice.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

All models on board have 4 microphones. They serve to suppress noise during a conversation. In addition, they are required for the HearThrough function. It allows you to activate a mode in which you hear the sounds around you (mainly high frequencies). An indispensable thing if, for example, you are riding the subway and want to hear station announcements.

These models work with Amazon Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant voice assistants. They can be called up by holding the mechanical button on the right earphone for a long time.

Jabra Elite headset comparison comparison/ Elite Active/Evolve 65t

By the way, the Jabra Evolve 65t is equipped with a Link 370 adapter that improves the Bluetooth connection between the headset and a computer.

Opening hours

On average, all three models work about the same - about 4 hours of music playback. As a headset - Penthouse for sale in Central Region about 3 hours. The case allows you to charge the headset a couple more times. The total is 15 hours. Cases are equipped with microUSB inputs for power supply. Full "tank" - in an hour.

Impressions

Basically, Elite 65t, Elite Active 65t and Evolve 65t are similar devices with minimal difference: one IP55 and the other IP56; here there is a Bluetooth adapter, but there it is not; The Elite Active is copper, while the Elite and Evolve are black. Surely there are some other differences, but during the test with the main functions of the model, they showed themselves the same.

Of the obvious shortcomings, I single out the design of the cases: there is no system for fixing the headphones with magnets, it is inconvenient to open, the lid is flimsy. Yes, and they look like an amateur.

Raised questions:

  • In-ear fitting
  • Music playback quality
  • On Google Android, the Jabra Sound+ app intermittently refused to "see" headsets.

No questions:

  • Autonomy
  • Voice quality when devices are used as headsets.

Frankly, the devices came out extremely ambiguous. Therefore, I can advise you to buy these models only in one case: if you need an excellent TW headset with the function of listening to music. In all other cases, still take a closer look at Samsung Galaxy Buds, Huawei FreeBuds Lite or Apple AirPods.

The Evolve 65t is not a consumer headset at all, it is a UC-certified wireless headset for business users. Its key difference is Plug&Play support for corporate UC platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex and many others. This explains the cost is twice as high as its counterparts for the consumer market.

Review-comparison of Jabra Elite/Elite Active/Evolve 65t headsets

Recently, a lot of so-called "true wireless" headphones have appeared, and we try to talk about the key ones. Not so long ago, a detailed review of the second generation Apple AirPods was released, a little earlier Eldar wrote about Samsung Galaxy Buds, and Evgeny Vildyaev talked about Sennheiser Momentum. Each of the devices stands out for its features, ergonomic features and, of course, the cost.

This time I asked Jabra for Elite/Elite Active/Evolve 65t headsets to understand their True Wireless vision.

In order not to produce "essences", I have collected current models in one material: this way it will be easier for you to navigate the model range.

Jabra's most affordable TW headset is the Elite 65t. Headphones will cost about 10,000 rubles. The Elite Active 65t is slightly more expensive, and they are sold for 11,000 rubles exclusively in re:Store stores. A gadget called Evolve 65t is available in many stores, and the price is about 17,000 rubles.

Supplies

Elite and Elite Active 65t headsets come in the same bright gray-yellow boxes. Inside each of them you will find headphones with a case, ear pads in three sizes, a USB cable for charging the case, a warranty card and a user manual. Everything is packed neatly.

But the more expensive "ears" Evolve 65t have a simple cardboard package with black markings printed on it. Most likely, due to the fact that the gadget is UC-certified, that is, it is focused on communication platforms: Skype for Business, Microsoft Team, Cisco Jabber and others. In this case, there is not much point in "decorating" the box.

Inside this nondescript box you will find a leather case, and in it - a case with headphones. “There is an island in the sea on the ocean, on that island there is an oak, a chest is buried under the oak, a hare in the chest, a duck in the hare, an egg in the duck, a needle in the egg - Koshchei’s death.”

In addition, there are additional silicone pads, a USB cable and waste paper - a guarantee and instructions.

Cases

We are all used to the fact that most manufacturers pay attention not only to headsets, but also to cases for them - miniature charging stations. As a rule, these are compact plastic barrels with a convenient opening and closing design, removal and installation of headphones. The developers also use magnets in the cases to keep both the headset inside the keg body and the “lock” of the case lid opening mechanism.

But at Jabra, they saw these same cases from competitors with one eye and simply decided to copy the meaning without going into details. Therefore, in fact, we get the following: a primitive plastic box without magnets, which opens with two hands. No, of course, you can do it with one hand, but it’s not a fact that later you can collect headsets scattered in all directions.

In general, cases for Jabra Elite/Elite Active and Evolve are the most controversial solution that I have seen among similar accessories.

By the way, the kegs are different in color and materials: Evolve 65t - matte black plastic, Elite 65t - semi-gloss black plastic, Elite Active 65t - matte dark blue plastic.

Headset appearance and ergonomics

All three devices are made in the same form factor and have the same appearance. It's good that you can distinguish by color: Evolve 65t - only black, Elite 65t - black, copper-black, golden beige, Elite Active 65t - copper-blue, titanium.

Headphones have an oval shape with a small branch - there is a microphone. I'm not sure that 5 mm will play a role, but engineers know better: there are definitely fewer pickups, various kinds of interference, there is a microphone direction, closer to the mouth.

The case is made of matte plastic. The button can be of different colors, in fact, as well as the area around it.

The first important difference between these headphones from each other is IP protection. For example, the Elite 65t and Evolve 65t are IP55 rated, which means they are partially protected from dust (some dust may enter, but this will not affect the operation of the device) and water jets (water directed against the case in the form of jets from any direction is not should be detrimental). In short, it is allowed to use these "ears" in the rain and on the beach. But Elite Active are equipped with IP56 protection. It is best to go to rallies in them: if you suddenly get washed away with a water cannon, then you don’t have to worry about the headset.

An interesting point: if you sign up for the Jabra Sound+ app, you get a 2-year warranty against water and dust damage!

And now about the most important thing in this section - ergonomics, how the headsets sit in the ear.

Probably, I was unlucky with the shape of the case of these devices, because after installing them, a slight tension is created in the auricle, as if something large and not very comfortable was placed in the ear. I tried to change the ear pads (brand name - EarGels), but it turned out not to be in them, but in the design features of the headsets or my ears.

The right ear weighs 6.6 grams, the left one 5.8 grams, the case weighs 41.2 grams.

Buttons

All headphones have mechanical buttons, they are multifunctional. The button on the right headset is responsible for turning on / off, answering a call, activating a voice assistant and pairing with a smartphone. Button on the left headset (two-position): volume control, track transitions (back or forward) and on / off. The pressure is soft, the stroke is minimal, but there is a quiet “click” sound.

Play music

It must be said right away that True Wireless headphones are not designed to play high-quality music. These types of headphones have the most compact dimensions and wireless connection both between themselves and with a smartphone. Therefore, when buying TW headphones, you should not count on a warm tube sound.

In addition, it is important to understand that the sound experience I have described is a subjective opinion.

The first thing I'll note is the clean sound. During pauses in the melodies, almost no extraneous noise is heard.

The second is the frequency response. If you have chosen the ear cushions correctly, then the frequency response of all headphones is as follows: there is no lower bass and midbass here, the upper bass starts at about 100 Hz, the lower mids and the central midrange are slightly overstated, the lower highs are slightly understated, the upper highs are heard very well, and everything above the upper octave (from about 12 kHz) is no longer audible.

In simple words: I didn't really like the low frequencies, although they do not buzz. The voice is transmitted mediocre, but the high ones are not bad here. Even easier: the sound is flat and unimpressive, even with the equalizer in the Jabra Sound+ app.

There is no active noise cancellation in the headphones. There is still a lag behind the audio from the video. It is scanty, but noticeable.

As a typeface

And here the Elite/Elite Active and Evolve 65t show their best side, as the voice transmission is implemented at a high level. The sound is clear, loud, there are almost no compression or gurgling artifacts, and there is almost no echo that is typical for headsets. The master earpiece is on the right. In the application settings, you can “play around” with the equalizer: make the voice transmission more sonorous or with a predominance of low frequencies. It's also easy to choose options so that you can hear your voice.

All models on board have 4 microphones. They serve to suppress noise during a conversation. They are also required for the HearThrough function. It allows you to activate a mode in which you hear the sounds around you (mainly high frequencies). An indispensable thing if, for example, you are riding the subway and want to hear station announcements.

These models work with Amazon Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant voice assistants. They can be called up by holding the mechanical button on the right earphone for a long time.

By the way, the Jabra Evolve 65t is equipped with a Link 370 adapter that improves the Bluetooth connection between the headset and a computer.

Opening hours

On average, all three models work about the same - about 4 hours of music playback. As a headset - Penthouse for sale in Central Region about 3 hours. The case allows you to charge the headset a couple more times. The total is 15 hours. Cases are equipped with microUSB inputs for power supply. Full "tank" - in an hour.

On average, all three models work about the same - about 4 hours of music playback. As a headset Penthouse for sale in Central Region Penthouse for sale in Central Region approximately 3 hours. The case allows you to charge the headset a couple more times. The total is 15 hours. Cases are equipped with microUSB inputs for power supply. Full "tank" - in an hour.

Impressions

Basically, Elite 65t, Elite Active 65t and Evolve 65t are similar devices with minimal difference: one IP55 and the other IP56; here there is a Bluetooth adapter, but there it is not; The Elite Active is copper, while the Elite and Evolve are black. Surely there are some other differences, but during the test with the main functions of the model, they showed themselves the same.

Of the obvious shortcomings, I single out the design of the cases: there is no system for fixing the headphones with magnets, it is inconvenient to open, the lid is flimsy. Yes, and they look like an amateur.

Raised questions:

  • In-ear fitting
  • Music playback quality
  • On Google Android, the Jabra Sound+ app intermittently refused to "see" headsets.

No questions asked:

  • Autonomy
  • Voice quality when devices are used as headsets.

Frankly, the devices came out extremely ambiguous. Therefore, I can advise you to buy these models only in one case: if you need an excellent TW headset with the function of listening to music. In all other cases, still take a closer look at Samsung Galaxy Buds, Huawei FreeBuds Lite or Apple AirPods.

The Evolve 65t is not a consumer headset at all, it is a UC-certified wireless headset for business users. Its key difference is Plug&Play support for corporate UC platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex and many others. This explains the cost is twice as high as its counterparts for the consumer market.