Jabra Elite 75t Offers an Ideal Balance of Comfort and Performance

The time is ideal to leverage the advances in technology when it comes to compact wireless form factors.

Jabra has long been at the leading edge of mobility, and their Elite 75t represents a versatile form factor blending comfort, performance and price. At $179, they represent a superb value in comparison to the equally priced Google Pixel Buds and the more expensive Apple Airpods Pro ($249).

Note the preferred size of the Jabra (left) compared to the Apple, Bose and Beats.

I have been roadtesting the Elite 75t, and they represent a worthy alternative to when I need a more nimble alternative to my go-to, full size Sennheiser headphones. Both models provide a hear-through / transparency mode, and the former rely on a pretty effective passive noise cancellation design. The bass response on the 75t is remarkable for an in-ear design.

The 4 microphone array on the 75t includes wind protection technology for better performance. Taking calls is viable in surprisingly noisy environments, due to the multiple microphones. Three different sized ear gels ensure you will get a solid fit.

The versatility of the 75t includes dust and water resistance, backed up by a two year warranty.

Each earbud has easy touch controls to answer and end calls, etc. When one unit is removed from the ear, music is automatically paused. Bluetooth 5.0 allows a range of about 30 feet, with a total of eight paired devices, two of which can be connected simultaneously.

Given the reduced size of the 75t, I am unsure where the magic occurs when it comes to the astounding 7.5 hours of use on a single charge, which is longer than the Google or Apple models. The well-designed carrying case for the 75t provides a total of 28 hours use. In a pinch, you can charge the earbuds in the case for 15 minutes and get 60 minutes of use. The battery standby lasts a stunning six months.

Like my Sennheiser headphones, the Jabra 75t has an app with a customizable equalizer. The further personalization is helpful as I move through an array of music; Thievery Corporation deserves more bass than early Miles Davis.

With all the features packed into a well-designed form factor, the 75t is the hot tip when it comes to wireless earbuds.

Brad Auerbach has been a journalist and editor covering the media, entertainment, travel and technology scene for many years. He has written for Forbes, Time Out London, SPIN, Village Voice, LA Weekly and early in his career won a New York State College Journalism Award.