Secure-fitting design for enhanced in-ear stability and multiple sized ear gels for a Customized fit
Track workout performance with an integrated motion sensor. IP56 rated with 2-year warranty against sweat and dust
3rd generation true wireless stability that reduces call and music dropouts. 4-Microphone technology for clear calls
Up to 5 hours battery in earbuds, total 15 hours with charging case
Personalize your music with customizable equalizer
Voice command made simple. One-touch access to Alex, Siri, and Google now
Jabra elite Active 65T is engineered for true wireless music, calls and Sport, and features a secure-fitting design for enhanced in-ear stability when youâre Active, a 2-year warranty against sweat and dust, customizable equalizer, integrated motion sensor, and up to 15 hours battery life – 5 hours in the earbuds, and an extra 10 hours from the included, pocket-friendly charging case.
|Product Dimensions||4.9 x 2.2 x 7.3 inches|
|Item Weight||11.2 ounces|
|Shipping Weight||11.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Item model number||100-99010000-02|
|Batteries||2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)|
409 customer reviews
3.8 out of 5 stars
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Similar to Bragi’s Audio Transparency (allowing you to hear surroundings when not playing music), Jabra does well with the HearThrough functionality. Not overly sensitive, the earbuds pick up just enough to hear outside sounds without blasting your eardrums.
Good fit, even with my finicky ears.
App has nice features
Fit is all or nothing. very dependent on the earbud shape fitting into your earlobes.
App is cumbersome and non intuitive.
No Cord (seriously, it’s too easy to drop one of these and have it bounce under the table. never happens with my corded buds. Having a cord comes in handy at times like these).
Reception is bad, left side is finicky with connecting at times (connection is solid once it does connect). songs hiccup too often.
I was actually surprised at how well they fit my ears. I still had to go with 2 different sized silicone…medium for my left, large for my right. But the nature of these buds (they use the lower inner earlobe to stay in place), seems to afford them a nice fit with good external exclusion. the pass though feature allows some sound in, and is adjustable. I keep it around 20% and it seems to give me enough to hear if anythings happening around me, but still enjoy the full sound of the music at the same time.
I would recommend for a solid fit is to initially put them in with the mic extension a bit high, and then twist it down as you pull a bit on your lower earlobe. picture pulling the lobe down and around the lower side of the earbud, and you’ll probably get a nice fit. after doing it a few times it gets easier and I don’t feel these are any more difficult then a traditional earbud at this point. Took a few times to get it down…i kept pushing on them directly into the ear and it was painful and didn’t work. the pull/twist method was much more successful.
The downside to this is the fit is all in the shape of the earbud. If it doesn’t fit your ear, your not going to get good exclusion, and this affects sound quality. That being said, even with finicky ears, I still got a comfortable fit with no discomfort (usually wear time is 1-3 hours max).
Overall, these are slower to set up then my wired ones. pulling them both out of the case, setting them in each ear, often having to reconnect the left side, adds some time to it. But once they’re set up, they’re great. I don’t have any issues with them slipping out of my ears at all, and I tend to be a heavy sweater in my workouts. My Jaybirds will usually require regular adjustments halfway through the workout. With these, I almost forgot they were there. Not having a cord bop you in the mouth every time you lay back for a bench press is a solid win as well.
Sound isn’t bad. Decent lows and highs, and having the equalizer in the app helps, even if it is a bit basic, it’s something. Fit impacts the sound quite a bit. the sound on my left side was bad until i swapped for the medium silicone, and now it works quite well. The downside to this is there are limited silicone sizes…if they don’t’ work for you, these earbuds suck. you can’t just push them a little deeper or twist them a bit this way or that…they only have one fit, and they depend on the silicone outside of that for exclusion and sound quality. But again, even with finicky ears, the combination of the earbud and silicone worked fine.
This is where these earbuds missed the mark for me. multiple drops during a song on average. they are usually no more then a fraction of a second…the song hiccups, then back on track. But it is definitely an immersion breaker, and too often it distracts me…I keep waiting for a call or a text ping thinking it was interrupted due to that, but then the song kicks back in and i either have to assume it was bad reception, or run over to the phone to make sure I’m not missing an important text. Very irritating. My Jaybird v2’s have a drop about once every 2-3 songs. These drop 2-3x per song sometimes. Again, small, and as I get used to it I just sigh and get back into my workout. But it’s bad enough to affect the rating IMO.
Plus the left earbud seems to be very intermittent with it’s connection. About 50-60% of the time when I pull them directly from the case and plug them in, the left earbud is silent. I have to power down the set (hold down button on right bud) with them in my ears, and power back up again for the left side to connect. The whole master/slave setup for the two earbuds is logical, but the left earbud needs to have better response to the right one on activation.
Having an app is nice. equalizer, adjustable settings…but the app could use some love. the main page isn’t intuitive…I feel like there should be a simply set of toggles for the most used features (much like the Bluetooth and airplane modes on my phone). But instead you have to go to a sub menu and select features there, which open a third window…allot to worry about when you just want to reduce the sound that gets through. A simple control panel for the most used features (exclusion settings, equalizer, etc). would make the app actually enjoyable to use. As it is, you fiddle with initial settings and then pretty much leave it alone. It’s too much of a pain to tinker with while your in the middle of a workout.
5) Other Features
the buttons on the side are very easy to use and get used to, and they’re functions are probably the most intuitive I’ve had in an earbud setup. I had to refer to the manual a few times to get used to the full options, but I don’t even think about it any more. Very nice. I have yet to really use the mikes, but on the few calls I’ve used them they seem to work well, no negative feedback from the people on the other side.
Quick note on the case: as others have stated, it IS slippery, and it’s round shapes make it easy to drop. I found the best way to hold it is to grab it on the sides where it’s flat. Same with opening the lid: I don’t try to squeeze a fingernail under the silly little divet they offer on front: I grab each side of the lid with my fingers, apply a bit of pressure, and pull. It pops open easy this way, with very little chance of slipping out of your hands.
June 28, 2018
The sound quality is simply superb and rivals my older Etymotics buds (that I’m now retiring). Volume controls are intuitive (on the left bud), and power/call control is on the right bud. Yet again, a Jabra product that doesn’t require the use of a user’s manual. I’m also a daily (happy) user of the flagship Jabra Engage 75 binaural headset — my daily work headset — and the build and sound quality of the Elite 65t is right up there with the Engage.
After (literally) decades of being a dedicated Sennheiser fan, I’ve now completely switched over to Jabra and feel that I am getting the greatest possible value for my money — and a lot of money it is, as an early adopter ($600 for both the Engage and the Elite). Couldn’t be happier and more thrilled with this purchase.
Iâve tried the Jaybird Run, and it doesnât compare. The Jabra has better sound, better fit – even without fins, able to adjust the volume on the actual earbud – something most true wireless earbuds canât do, 4 microphone technology, on phone calls the audio is in both ears, automatically pairs when you take it out of the case, can pair with multiple devices, buttons are easy to press – the buttons on the Jaybird were really hard to press, really pushed into my ear, and they are also much nicer looking, which is especially nice when walking out in public. And from what ive seen looking around, many of the flaws of the Jaybird are present in just about all other true wireless earbuds, even ones more expensive.