Hot on the heels of our review of the Jabra Elite 65t, the Jabra Elite 75t landed on the DigitalReviews workbench. Some 18 months has passed since the Elite 65t made it to market, and we had a number of gripes about it although none were deal breakers. Even for me who generally dislike earbuds was happy to swap out ear cans and use them as a daily driver for phone and work conferences.
The Jabra Elite 75t is an evolution rather than a reinvention. There are plenty of changes - for starters it is smaller, lighter, with more stamina, and a way of controlling the functions. Let's dive in head first into it.
At DigitalReviews, we are grateful to Jabra for providing a review unit of the Jabra Elite 65t. Whilst the Jabra Elite 65t is some 18 months old, with the recent announcement of the brand new Elite 75t, DigitalReviews will be looking at both models back to back.
[Editor’s Note: this is the second review in a series of wireless ear bud articles, written by Adam Bullock]
“..Goodbye cruel world, I'm leaving you today, there’s nothing you can do to make me stay, goodbye...”
There’s no need to escape the world any longer..
Testing out the Jabra Elite Active 45e wireless buds, I trialled a little Pink Floyd for sound quality (opening line is from 'dark side of the moon', for those not born before the invention of electricity..), a nod in the direction of my first encounter with high- fidelity music through a (then) quality sound system; a mahogany-veneer Marantz stereo system with speakers big enough to hide inside.
Hard on the heels of reviewing the top of the Jabra line in wireless “neckbuds”, we’re now putting the Jabra Elite 85h through its paces. This is the Top of the Wozza for Jabra-philes.
So, with amazing 36+ battery life and 8 (!) microphones to deal with calls and ANC, what else would justify the AUD499 price tag?
Let me count the ways...
Jabra has been instrumental in popularising soft neckband earbuds or “neckbuds”: basically wireless earbuds that are connected together and slung around your neck. Looks cool, you can’t lose them easily, fantastic battery life and more control over everything.
What’s there not to like?
And that’s not even half of it... Just hang around and let me show what’s good and what’s not.
At DigitalReviews.Net, we have had a long relationship with the "Boom" family of bluetooth speakers. We have gotten to be friends with Wonderboom, Megaboom, Megaboom 3, and now we get to welcome the Megablast into the party.
The siblings of the Ultimate Ears Megablast has earned very favourable reviews from our boss Martin at DigitalReviews, so there are some pretty high expectations when the unit landed on my desk.
We’ve been friends with the “Boom” family of bluetooth speakers for a few years now, having reviewed the Megaboom and Wonderboom models and more significantly, have them still in daily use. Until the next model comes around of course and then the older models get passed around to friends and family – except for the original Megaboom.
I’m holding onto that one just a while longer. Why?
Is the new Megaboom 3 not good enough?
On the contrary, my friend. Let me explain.
Following up on our review last year of the very impressive Focal Sphear in-ear headphones, we now take a look at Focal’s 2017/18 lineup: The Sphear S, Spark and Spark Wireless earphones.
Read on for our review.
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