Video review of wireless sports headphones from Jabra. 2 ~months of daily and very intense usage in various use-cases:
- video conferencing
- listening to podcasts
- Way cheaper than their successor Jabra Elite Active 75t.
- Sound upgrade comparing to (old generation) of Backbeat FIT. Please note that the Backbeats were very old at the time of the swap, so the comparison might not be fair.
- Can connect to multiple BT devices at the same time.
- Even after very heavy usage, I had to charge the box only every other day.
- If you return them to the case after use, it's virtually impossible that they will run out of battery.
- Automatically turns on after removing them from the case.
- Automatically starts playing (music) once connects to a device.
- Automatically pauses (music) once you remove one of the earbuds from your ear.
- It's not easy to tap precisely on volume-up / volume down without knocking the headphones out from the ear.
- While it can connect to multiple devices at the same time, Apple usually hogs the connection, so you need to disconnect it before using on another device.
- Maybe this would be a pro for some people, but the isolation capabilities leave a weird sensation of "no sound" in your head. Did not like it.
- Still just micro-USB connector. No USB-C.
- After two months using those I tried very old AirPods and oh my, the Apple headphones were so much more comfortable. There is no way of putting the 65t's in your ears securely without a little bit of discomfort.
- If you smile a lot, they will fall off. Muscles/skin movement during deep smile is just too much for them.
- Mechanical lock on the case prevents opening with one hand and feels like it will break soon.
- I never felt secure wearing 65t's during sport. To be fair, they fell off from my ear only when I was not moving, never during running/cycling. But the feeling is still there and losing hundreds of pounds to insecure-by-design is not nice.
- If you wear buff or hat, the likelihood that you knock them off is high.
- The Jabra phone app feels very dated. Find my Jabra function often reported each of the headphones being in different places.
- Cleaning the case from biological material is kinda a nightmare.
My piece of Jabra Elite Active 65t got faulty after ~2 months of usage. One or both of the buds volume started being extremely low for random periods. Trying to return them now and getting different brand/model.
For sportsting what I'm looking into now is:
- Wireless: Can't be bothered with the wire nonsense ever again.
- 100% secure fit: During training or competition the last thing I want to worry about is headphones shenanigans.
- Comfort: Probably all in-ear models will have some, even slightest level of discomfort. Try to bear with that during ultras.