Jabra Elite Active 65t-Best Truly Wireless Earbuds For Running And Working Out

The Jabra Elite Active 65t is a decent, wireless in-ear mix and slightly enhanced in the design of the Jabra Elite 65t. They are a little more resistant to sweat and the matte surface and the cool blue color scheme look a bit higher quality. They also have a more reliable housing that better protects the earplugs and does not open at the slightest impact. They are easy to use, portable and a great option for the sport. They also passively block enough noise to be suitable for commuting and the office.

Design

The Jabra Elite Active 65t is a slightly better variant of the regular 65t. There is not much difference in the design of the earphones, apart from the dull blue color scheme, which feels a bit higher quality. The buds are still a bit bulkier than most really wireless headphones, so they are not so comfortable for all listeners. They are also somewhat less stable than some of the other really wireless designs we tested. But on the upside they have a much better case. It has the same shape and size as the normal 65t. It also has no magnets to hold the earplugs once they are open, but the lid of the case is not so loose that your earplugs remain safe and less likely to fall out at the slightest impact. This was one of the biggest flaws in the design of the original model. They are one of the best wireless earphones and the best wireless earphones for sports we have tested so far.

Sound

The Jabra Elite Active 65t is an average-sounding, closed-back in-ear headphone identical in every way to the Elite 65t. They have a very good bass with just the right amount of punch and kick, a great, balanced middle class and very good highs. Their bass, however, may tend to inconsistencies if a good seal is not achieved, and lacks a bit of bang and rumble. In addition, their midrange midrange sounds a bit muddy and cluttered, especially in vocals, and their highs might sound sharply sharp and penetrating on S and Ts.

Isolation

The Jabra Elite Active 65t blocks like the normal Elite 65t with its in-ear fit lots of noise. Its passive isolation is as good as some of the noise-canceling headphones we’ve tested, and is sufficiently isolated for most noisy environments and commuters, especially if you play some music. And they barely leak so you can hide more ambient noise by playing your audio at a higher volume without distracting people around you.

Microphone

The integrated microphone of the Jabra Elite Active 65t is average. In quiet environments, the speech recorded or transmitted using this microphone is relatively thin, noticeably muted, and lacks detail. However, it will still be decent. In noisy situations, it will be difficult to separate speech and background noise even in moderately loud environments, such as a busy street.

Active Features

The Jabra Elite Active 65t has a decent 5.2-hour battery life and a customizable app. They last no longer than the Elite 65t in total, but charge up a little faster, though not much. Your app support is the same too. The Jabra Sound + app offers a customizable EQ and a number of detection modes depending on the location. It also uses the accelerometer in the active variant of the 65t to get activity statistics, but it’s very simple. All in all, it’s a decent app that enhances your experience with these headphones, but does not offer as many features as some of the other companion apps we’ve reviewed.

Connectivity

The Jabra Elite Active 65t has the same connectivity options as the Elite 65t and has approximately the same range and latency. These are headphones that are only suitable for Bluetooth. Therefore, they can not be wired when the battery is empty or with your consoles. On the other hand, they can pair with 2 devices at the same time. You can keep up to 8 in memory for automatic pairing by removing the headset from the case. These are also Bluetooth 5.0 headphones, but our current test bench only supports Bluetooth 4.2. You can therefore have a better range if you use a Bluetooth 5.0 source. Unfortunately, they do not support NFC and, like most Bluetooth headsets, have a bit too much latency to watch movies and games comfortably.

Conclusion

Mixed Usage

Decent for mixed use. The Jabra Active 65t are good sports headphones with customizable sound and can be isolated well enough for commuting. They barely leak, which is good for noise-sensitive environments like the office. Unfortunately, they have too much latency when playing and watching movies and their slightly bulkier design is not so pleasing to all users.

Critical Listening

Average for critical listening. You have a decently balanced middle, which is not too far with instruments and vocals, and a good bass, which is not exaggerated. The bass, however, seems a bit weak for fans of bass-heavy genres and they have a height difference in the treble range that sounds a bit pervasive on some tracks. Unfortunately, since they are closed in the ears, they can not create an open-sounding stage, but on the other hand, you can match their sound profile with the Jabra Sound + app.

Commute/Travel

Above average for commuting. They are portable and passively isolate better than some noise-canceling headphones. They have a decent regulatory scheme that is a bit confusing at first but quite easy to use. They barely pop up, so you can fade out the ambient sounds by increasing the volume. Unfortunately, they are not the most comfortable headphones for long trips.

Sports/Fitness

The Jabra Elite Active 65t are great sports headphones. They are sturdy, breathable, lightweight and portable with a fairly user-friendly 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 looked at, so they may move or slip from time to time depending on the size and shape of the ears. On the top they are a little more sweat-resistant than the Elite 65t.

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