Engineered for true wireless music, calls and sport. No strings attached*
When we spent time with Jabra’s excellent Elite 65t headphones just a few months ago, we quickly labeled them the best fully wireless headphones on the market. With solid battery life, good sound, and a great feature set, they outdid industry leaders like Apple’s AirPods to become our go-to lightweight listening option.
With its new Elite Active 65t, Jabra added brawny sweat proofing to the already great Elite 65t, providing workout nuts and outdoor enthusiasts with an even more life-proof option for a slightly increased price tag. That seems like a compelling deal on paper, but we still had to wonder: Did the best fully wireless headphones get better, or should you save some dough and get the cheaper original model? After a few weeks of testing, the jury is in. Even if your budget is tight, we’d suggest eating one less meal out and springing for the upgrade. You won’t regret it.
OUT OF THE BOX
The Jabra Elite Active 65t released on May 23, 2018, come in a small box with the headphones (inside an included charging case), a small user guide, a micro USB charging cable. They also come with two different eartip sizes — small and large — in addition to the medium-sized rubber tips that come installed on the headphones, though we found the medium tips to fit perfectly.
A Fit That’s Snug and Secure
Enjoy an actively lifestyle with secure fitting earbuds that provide dependable in-ear stability. The Elite Active 65t are a bit on the hefty side, but an ergonomic design means the earphones actually fit very comfortably in your ears and don’t fall out — even during serious agitation. That said, we did discover there’s a “best” method to getting them to fit well in your ears: Grab each earphone and place it in your ear before giving it a slight counter-clockwise twist. This should guarantee a proper seal.
Built for Active Lifestyles with Warranty
Jabra Elite Active 65t features an IP56 rating, with 2-year warranty against sweat and dust*. Wherever your day takes you, and whatever your activity, it won’t get in the way of enjoying sports, music and calls. Jabra also offers a one-year warranty on parts and workmanship.
Power Your Performance
Don’t worry about the battery dying on you, either. The 65t lets you listen wirelessly for up to five hours on a single charge, while the pocket-friendly charging case provides an additional two charges to keep you going up to 15 hours, your needs are met from the start of the day, to its end.
No More Call and Music Dropout
Wireless headphones can have difficulty staying connected which is extremely frustrating when you’re on a call or dancing to your favorite song. With Jabra 3rd generation true wireless stability, these headphones reduce dropouts keeping your conversations and jam sessions uninterrupted. There are no wires to get in the way and no reason why you can’t enjoy conversations and uninterrupted music.
Music, The Way You Want to Hear It
Listen to your music your way. Personalize the sound with a customizable equalizer found in the Jabra Sound+ app. The Jabra Elite Active 65t Wireless Bluetooth Headphones lets you go up to 33 feet from your connected device which is very comfortable. This headphone is also compatible with both iOS and android operating system.
Voice Command Made Simple
Sometimes in your commute you just can’t get to your device. Now you don’t have to if you want to make a call, skip a song, or even read a message. Voice command universally connects to any smartphone and is compatible with Amazon Alexa**, Siri®, and Google Now™ to help make your life simple.
Perfect Earbuds for The Gym
People who live active lifestyles know how difficult it can be to find a good, durable pair of headphones to stick with them in the gym and on the trails. The Jabra Elite Active 65t Wireless Bluetooth Headphones are designed to fit snug and securely in your ears as you move. The 65t not only sustains your workouts with you, it optimizes them. You can track your workouts with the integrated motion sensor to help you stay consistent towards your fitness goals. You can also wear them while playing sports.
**Jabra Sound+ App**
The Jabra Sound+ app is the perfect companion for your Jabra headphones – adding extra features and letting you personalize the way you use your Jabra device. Choose your voice assistant, customize music profiles, modify how much nearby noise you want to hear (or block out), keep track of your battery charge, and much more.
Perhaps the best part of the Elite Active 65t is they feature an extremely solid move wireless Bluetooth stereo headphones 5.0 connection that just works in virtually any scenario. No matter which pocket your phone is in or where you move it with your hands, you won’t have to deal with a spotty signal.
Where many fully wireless headsets settle for mediocre fidelity, the Elite Active 65t actually sound quite good — akin to a set of wired headphones that cost about half the price. Nothing has changed between the Elite Active and original model, both of which showcase the deep and punchy bass and shimmery treble we already enjoyed earlier this year.
Why should you buy Jabra Elite Active 65t?
Without hesitation, yes. If you are looking to cut every cord in your listening life, the Jabra Elite Active 65t are the best all-around headphones on the market. If you really want a pair of fully wireless in-ears that you can take with you anywhere (and if not, what’s the point?), these are the headphones for you.
Given their IP rating and our experience with Jabra products in the past, we believe the Elite Active 65t will last through years of regular use.
They do cost a touch more than Apple’s AirPods and Bose’s soundsport free Headphone — our two other favorite fully wireless options — but we think the Elite Active 65t bring an equivalent amount of extra performance to the table to justify the price. If you’ve got to have fully wireless earbuds, these should be your top choice.
- Elite Active 65t True Wireless Earbud Headphones
- Charging case
- 3 pairs of EarGels
- MicroUSB cable
- Owner’s manual
- Warranty card