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Jabra at CES 2023

Jabra, a world leader in personal sound and office solutions, is showcasing its extensive true wireless range at CES 2023 with the latest additions to its Elite and Evolve series. The latest additions are Jabra Elite 5 and Jabra Evolve2 Buds.

The Jabra Elite 5 is the newest product to Jabra’s flagship Elite line-up, featuring Hybrid ANC and 6-mic call technology for powerful calls and music from anywhere. As for the Jabra Evolve2 Buds, they are the newest product in Jabra’s Evolve series, the earbuds are designed for flexible, hybrid and remote working.

Both products have been named honourees in the 2023 CES Innovation Awards under the audio and headphones category.

Jabra Elite 5: true wireless earbuds with Hybrid ANC   

The Jabra Elite 5 is the latest product in Jabra’s Elite range that features the new Hybrid ANC technology, powered by the Qualcomm QCC3050 Bluetooth chipset. The Hybrid ANC uses feedback microphones on the inside of the ear, and feedforward microphones on the outside. This makes the ANC less sensitive to the positioning in the ear, ensuring a more reliable noise cancellation across a wider range of frequencies.

This all-round hero is made for those needing to take calls from anywhere and is great for enjoying media during leisure. This is thanks to 6-microphone call technology with external mics that are constantly active, as well as internal mics that give your voice a helping hand when it’s windy outside.

Jabra Evolve2 Buds: pocketable earbuds for hybrid working

Designed to boost concentration and improve collaboration, the Evolve2 Buds are perfect for professionals working on the go. The true wireless buds are certified for leading virtual meeting platforms, including Microsoft Teams and Zoom, and use the latest technology to reduce disruptive background noise and enable clearer calls.

The Evolve2 Buds enable users to have high-quality conversations with Jabra MultiSensor Voice™, which uses a unique combination of four microphones, bone conduction sensors, and advanced algorithms to block out as much of the surrounding noise as possible.

Calum MacDougall, SVP at Jabra said, “We are delighted to be back in Las Vegas to showcase the newest products in our true wireless line-up. In the past year we have brought several unique additions to our offerings, with earbuds engineered for hybrid work. CES marks the start of yet another exciting year of innovation to come.”

Jabra at CES 2023

If you like to know more about Jabra at CES 2023, please visit www.jabra.com/ces and check them out.

For more information about Jabra and its range of products, please visit www.jabra.com.

Pricing and Availability

The Jabra Elite 5 (S$228) is available at selected retailers and both Jabra Elite 5 and Jabra Evolve2 Buds (S$424) are available in Jabra online store www.jabra.sg.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Jabra and Gloo *

Jabra Evolve2 Buds

Jabra, a world leader in personal sound and office solutions, launched the Jabra Evolve2 Buds, the latest product in the Jabra Evolve series lineup. In a new future of work environment, the hybrid future of work is becoming a standard for most professionals, having the freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere is important.

The new Jabra Evolve2 Buds is a top-of-the-range product, designed to boost concentration and improve collaboration for professionals working on the move. The Evolve2 Buds are certified for leading virtual meeting platforms, including Microsoft Teams and Zoom, and use the latest technology to reduce disruptive background noise and enable clearer calls.

Minimised distractions

Whether we are working from home, office, or in a public space, we are often wrought with distractions everywhere: from the sounds of washing machine churning, to the sound of a barista working the coffee machine, to colleagues chattering in the background.

For this reason, the Evolve2 Buds come with anAdjustable Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology which hybrid-working professionals can use to personalise the ANC to their listening preferences, blocking out any external sounds and minimising distractions. The Evolve2 Buds also come with a sealing test feature called MyFit, as well as SafeTone™ with PeakStop, which ensures enhanced hearing protection and the most optimal seal for the best, personalised ANC experience.

Greater call quality and crystal-clear conversations

It’s now more important than ever for calls to be of greater call quality and crystal-clear conversations, allowing employees to be heard on calls and able to chat freely with their co-workers, business contacts or clients, without being interrupted, especially as virtual meetings are going to be the norm in the new hybrid future of work and living.

With many of us now used to the true wireless earbud form factor, Jabra developed the Evolve2 Buds to enable users to have high-quality conversations with Jabra MultiSensor Voice™. It uses a unique combination of four microphones, bone conduction sensors, and advanced algorithms to block out as much of the surrounding noise as possible so the user can be heard clearly by those on the call, contributing to more focused conversation experiences.

Extensive range and connectivity for flexibility 

For those seeking stable connectivity and increased mobility, the Evolve2 Buds feature a long wireless range, owing to the unique, in-case dongle that can be plugged into your PC. With a wireless range of up to 20 meters / 65 feet, the Evolve2 Buds give employees the ability to move around their home or hybrid / remote work environments without compromising call quality.

Certified for leading virtual meeting platforms including Microsoft Teams and Zoom, the earbuds come with 5 hours of talk time and a total of 33 hours of battery including the charging case, avoiding the inconvenience of your earbuds running out of charge mid-meeting.

“The world we live in today has made us crave freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere. At the same time, we also learnt from our Hybrid Ways of Working 2022 research about the role that technology plays in increasing employee inclusion in hybrid work. With all that in mind, we sought to create a product with our new Jabra Evolve2 Buds to empower professionals to look, sound and be professional on the go,” says Agnes Koh, Regional Product Marketing Manager at Jabra.

Key features of the Evolve2 Buds:

  • Certified for Microsoft Teams and leading UC platforms – for enhanced collaboration experience
  • MultiSensor Voice technology – ensures professional call performance by using multiple mics and Jabra algorithms to block out noise
  • Plug-and-play USB adapter for enhanced connectivity – 20 metre/65 feet range allows users the freedom to move around their work environment
  • Advanced Multipoint connection – connect to two devices at one time
  • Adjustable Active Noise Cancellation – filters out background noise allowing for increased focus
  • HearThrough and single earbud use – allows the user to hear surrounding sounds through the earbuds whilst wearing them
  • Increased battery life – with 33 hours of battery, including the case and wireless charging
  • Ultra-discreet design – for ultimate comfort and a professional look

Pricing and Availability

The Jabra Evolve2 Buds come in both USB A & USB C variants and are available now at MSRP S$424 (without with wireless charging pad) and S$479 (with wireless charging pad).

For more information about the Jabra Evolve2 Buds, please visit https://www.jabra.sg/business/office-headsets/jabra-evolve/jabra-evolve2-buds.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Jabra and Gloo *

Jabra Christmas Gift Guide 2022

We are now into the month of December 2022, the final month of year 2022, this is also the festive Christmas season, a time for festive season celebrations, gatherings with family and friends! Time to buy Christmas gifts for your family, loved ones and friends. Continuing on with my annual sharing of Jabra Christmas gift guide since 2020, let me share with my readers: Jabra Christmas Gift Guide 2022!

For people who are always on the move

Jabra Elite 5 

For people who are always on the move, the Jabra Elite 5 is ideal for them. Jabra Elite 5 comes with 7 hours of battery life to keep up with their on-the-move lifestyle. Keep the holiday spirits up by immersing in your favourite music and songs while keeping in touch with your family and friends with the touch of a button.

With outstanding noise isolation, the Jabra Elite 5 ensures you’re undisturbed by surrounding noise even when you’re in crowded public areas. It also enables you to take calls anywhere with its 6-microphone call technology.

The Elite 5 comes in Titanium Black and Gold Beige.

Key features:

  • Adjustable Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and HearThrough
  • 6-mic call technology with wind noise suppression
  • Built-in Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant
  • Connect to two devices seamlessly with Bluetooth® Multipoint
  • Use either earbud with mono mode
  • Dust and water resistant
  • Up to 7 hours battery, 28 hours with case

Pricing and Availability 

The Jabra Elite 5 is priced at S$228, you can purchase it here!

For the sports and fitness junkies

Jabra Elite 4 Active

For the sports and fitness junkies, the new Jabra Elite 4 Active is going to be your ideal workout companion as you eat hard, train harder and burn off those holiday carbs!

The Elite 4 Active features four built-in microphones, plus ANC to filter out background noise and adjustable HearThrough for added awareness during your outdoor workouts. The microphone mesh removes wind from calls, ensuring you’re heard loud and clear.

It also has a fast charge feature which gives you up to a full hour of playback in just 10 minutes of charging in its charging case, perfect for spontaneous workout sessions.

The Elite 4 Active comes in Navy, Light Mint and Black.

Key features:

  • Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and Adjustable HearThrough
  • 4-mic call technology with wind noise suppression
  • Built-in Alexa (Android only), Siri and Google Assistant
  • Use either earbud with mono mode
  • IP57-rated sweatproof protection
  • Fast charge with up to 1 hour of use, when charging for 10 minutes in charging case
  • Up to 7 hours of battery, 28 with the case

Pricing and Availability

The Jabra Elite 4 Active is priced at S$138, you can purchase it here!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas 2022 in advance! Have a great and fun festive season and gatherings with your family, loved ones and friends! Happy Christmas shopping with Jabra!

* Information and pictures courtesy of Jabra and Gloo *

New all-round hero Jabra Elite 5

Jabra, a world leader in personal sound and office solutions, introduces its new all-round hero Jabra Elite 5, the newest addition to its true wireless range. It’s made for those who need to take calls anywhere and is also perfect for enjoying media during leisure time. The Jabra Elite 5 true wireless earbuds help people to escape a busy day and immerse themselves into media or connect with friends and family on-the-go with the touch of a button.

New Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)

Equipped with a new Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), powered by the Qualcomm QCC3050 Bluetooth chipset, giving Jabra Elite 5 users the possibility to fully focus on the tasks at hand. The Hybrid ANC uses feedback microphones on the inside of the ear, and feedforward microphones on the outside.

The ANC performance is therefore less sensitive to how you position the buds in the ear and it ensures a more reliable noise cancellation across a wider range of frequencies.

Take calls with confidence

With the Jabra Elite 5, you can take calls with confidence, thanks to the 6-microphone call technology with external mics that are active all the time, and internal ones giving your voice a helping hand when it’s windy. When you are wearing the earbuds, you will experience excellent sound from 6mm speakers and Qualcomm® aptX™ Audio, AAC and SBC codecs. We’ve also teamed up with Spotify to offer users Spotify Tap Playback.

Design and Aesthetics

For those seeking a sleek and portable earbud design, look no further than the Elite 5. The earbuds offer a discreet, comfortable, and compact fit. They provide not just a fashionable appearance, but a seamless experience by connecting to devices and apps easily, facilitating work and play from anywhere. This enhanced connectivity is supported by Bluetooth Multipoint, Google Fast Pair*, Microsoft Swift pair*, Google Assistant**, and Alexa Built-In activated through voice.

Even after the 7 hours play time with ANC on (28 hours with case), they still provide an all-day wearing comfort. The Elite 5 doesn’t stop there – the buds also deliver a customisable EQ, and can handle rain or shine, as they boast an IP55 durability rating.

Calum MacDougall, SVP at Jabra, said: “Today’s fast-paced society is decreasing attention spans whilst increasing the potential for distraction, making it more and more difficult to zone in on what’s important. Jabra understands this need and has engineered the Jabra Elite 5, offering the chance to truly focus, connect and call with a clear mind. This all-rounder is perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in music, are socially oriented and virtually connected.”

Jabra Elite 5 key features and specifications:

  • Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) blocks more background noise, powered by the Qualcomm QCC3050 Bluetooth SoC
  • 6-microphone call technology with wind noise suppression
  • Powerful 6mm speakers for goosebump-inducing, heart-racing, soaring sound
  • Customizable EQ and Spotify Tap Playback
  • Up to 7 hours play time with ANC on (up to 28 hours with wireless charging case)
  • Qualcomm® aptX™ Audio
  • Google Assistant** and Alexa Built In for hands-free assistance on-the-go
  • Easy pairing with Google Fast Pair* and Microsoft Swift Pair*
  • Bluetooth Multipoint keeps you connected to two devices at once
  • IP55-rated protection against dust and water

Pricing and Availability

The Jabra Elite 5 is available from 15th September 2022 at all authorised retailers including Jabra’s retail store in Lazada and Shopee at MSRP $228.

Pre-order for the Jabra Elite 5 starts from 5th to 14th September 2022. There is a complimentary $30 CapitaLand voucher that will be given with every purchase of the Jabra Elite 5.

For more information about Jabra Elite 5, please visit www.jabra.com/elite.

Notes:

*Google Fast Pair compatible with Android OS 6.0 or higher. Microsoft Swift Pair compatible with Windows 10 or higher.

**Android only

*** Information and pictures courtesy of Jabra and Gloo ***

Jabra Elite 4 Active

Jabra recently announced its latest addition to the new Elite series, the Jabra Elite 4 Active. The Jabra Elite 4 Active was first announced during Jabra CES 2022, whereby Jabra is taking true wireless to a new level by showcasing its new Jabra Elite 4 Active earbuds, providing updates on Bluetooth Multipoint for the Jabra Elite 7 Pro and offering a first hands-on demo of the hearing enhancing Enhance Plus earbuds.

The Jabra Elite 4 Active brings the Elite Active range to a broader audience, this new Elite 4 Active is allows you for a new year, a new you attitude. This would particular suits those who love an active lifestyle, including popular workouts like yoga, boxing or running.

Jabra Elite 4 Active Navy

This latest Elite 4 Active in Jabra’s true wireless range allows for heavy usage with an IP57-rated water and sweat proof durability. With its athleisure design, this guarantees a unique, secure fit, designed to stay in while you work out. At a price of S$178, this Elite 4 Active earbuds offer a price conscious option for those, who are looking for a true wireless solution that does not only support their active lifestyle, but also offers great call quality to connect with friends and colleagues. A long battery life of up to 7 hours play-time (up to 28 with the charging case), this Elite 4 Active also boasts fast charge capabilities.

Elite 4 Active comes with Alexa Built-in or Spotify Tap playback experience and Google Fast Pair*, making it unique for earbuds in this price category. The latter provides the experience of instant pairing when switching on. This creates a seamless connecting experience to Android devices. The Spotify Tap playback allows for faster access to music. Both features make it easier than ever before to make the most out of your Jabra earbuds.   

With Jabra’s Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), the Elite 4 Active blocks out noise at the gym, ensuring maximum focus for the user. Jabra allows you to further enhance your immersive workout music experience via the customisable equaliser. These earbuds also include HearThrough for added awareness, making it perfect for urban runs, allowing individuals to remain safe with an awareness of their surroundings when running.

Packed with 4-microphone technology, protected by a special mesh covering for added win noise protection, you can have great calls with the Jabra Elite 4 Active, loud and clear. Adding to a comfortable fit outside of sports, with a wing-free, ergonomic design. Jabra also provides something for everyone, as these earbuds come in colour themes consistent with the existing Elite Active range; navy, black and light mint.

Calum MacDougall, SVP at Jabra said, “We all understand the importance of keeping fit and healthy, but working at your own pace is essential. The new Jabra Elite 4 Active offers a relatable alternative for those who love an active lifestyle but are not looking for the intensity of its more aspirational sister in this range, the Jabra Elite 7 Active. Again, Jabra steps up to offer something that’s just right for everyone’s own personal journey.” 

Elite 4 Active Key features:

  • Secure active fit with ergonomic, wing-free design
  • IP57-rated water and sweat proof durability
  • Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
  • 6mm speakers and customisable equaliser
  • HearThrough technology for added awareness
  • 4-microphone call technology
  • Up to 7-hours playtime (up to 28 hours withcharging case)
  • Use either earbud with mono mode
  • Alexa Built-in or Spotify Tap playback, and Google Fast Pair*

Pricing and Availability

The Jabra Elite 4 Active is available at selected retailers for MSR S$178.

For more information, please visit https://www.jabra.sg/bluetooth-headsets/true-wireless

Notes:

*compatible with Android OS 6.0 or higher

** Information and pictures courtesy of Jabra and GLOO **

Jabra Christmas Gift Guide 2021

Christmas 2021 is just round the corner, have you bought your Christmas gifts yet for your family, loved ones and friends? If you are into wireless earbuds for your active, leisure and business usage, let me share with you Jabra Christmas Gift Guide 2021.

Jabra Elite 3

If you’re looking for the perfect excuse to dance this Christmas, the all-new Jabra Elite 3 offer a rich sound, powerful bass and clear calls, all at a lower price point! The earbuds are engineered to bring music to life with 6mm speakers and seven hours of battery life, so you can dance the night away.

Jabra Elite 3

The earbuds offer outstanding noise isolation, handy for blocking out Grandad’s snoring after Christmas dinner! Elite 3 also comes with HearThrough awareness, an all-day comfortable and secure fit, sleek Danish design and in a new range of colours including Dark Grey, Navy, Lilac and Light Beige.

Other key features:

  • Powerful sound & 4-mic call technology
  • Noise-isolating design & HearThrough
  • Use either earbud with mono mode
  • Rainproof durability
  • Up to 7 hours battery, 28 hours with case

Pricing & Availability:

S$128, available at selected retailers.

Jabra Elite 7 Active

If a winter workout is needed to make room for all the chocolate this Christmas, Jabra’s exciting new Elite 7 Active are the perfect workout companion.

Save for the MultiSensorVoiceTM technology, the Elite 7 Active features four built-in microphones for call technology and an additional two for personalisation, plus adjustable ANC. The new Elite 7 Active with ShakeGrip coating is designed to give the ultimate fit whatever your movements, so no excuses for not running off that Xmas pudding!

Jabra Elite 7 Active

For those who want to go outside whilst being active, the microphone mesh removes wind from calls, whilst the performance boosting audio ensures a powerful workout music experience. There is something for everyone’s tastes here, with the new range coming in Black, Navy and Mint.

Other key features:

  • Ultimate workout fit with Jabra ShakeGrip
  • Adjustable Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and HearThrough
  • IP57-rated sweat-proof protection
  • Up to 9 hours of battery (ANC on), 35 with the case

Pricing & Availability:

S$268, available at selected retailers.

Jabra Elite 7 Pro

If you’re after something magical this Christmas, look no further than the Jabra’s new, high-end Elite 7 Pro. These earbuds are Jabra’s smallest earbuds so far and come with eight hours non-stop play time, adjustable ANC and built-in Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant* (*Android only). No need to even move from the sofa this Xmas!

Jabra Elite 7 Pro

The Elite 7 Pro is ready to wow this winter, with brand new MultiSensor Voice technology, combining a bone conduction sensor, four microphones and algorithms to ensure crystal clear calls with all your loved ones.

Sound can also be tailored even further. By creating a personalised audio profile with Jabra MySound technology and using HearThrough you can define exactly how much outside noise you want to let in – especially if Dad is singing those Christmas jingles again!

The Elite 7 Pro comes in Titanium Black, Black and Gold Beige.

Other key features:

  • Jabra MultiSensor Voice for revolutionary call performance
  • Adjustable Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and HearThrough
  • Up to 9 hours of battery, 35 with the case

Pricing & Availability:

S$318, available at selected retailers.

Happy Christmas shopping with Jabra!

This is the Christmas festive season! If you are looking to get a new pair of wireless earbuds for yourself or for your loved ones, do check out Jabra Christmas Gift Guide 2021 and share them with your loved ones, family, relatives and friends!

* Information and pictures courtesy of Jabra and GLOO *

Enjoy music on the go with SHARP’s two new wireless earbuds

Enjoy music on the go with SHARP’s two new wireless earbuds HP-TW10 and HP-TW30, break away from cables and wires that tangle and make it messy when you are listening to your favourite music. SHARP’s two new wireless earbuds are perfect for everyone from every walk of life. Our life is supposed to be lived free of reins and so should your music!

SHARP HP-TW10

SHARP’s new wireless earbuds will promise perfect stereo sound quality with deep bass producing superior sound profiles and amplified volume capacity down to the beat. They also come with extended battery life of up to 6 continuous hours of playtime or a total of 24 hours of playtime with up to 3 additional charges from the charging case.

SHARP HP-TW30

They have a water resistance of IPX4 ensuring that they are resistant to sweat, making them perfect for the gym and light moisture activities. It’s tremendously easy to use with touch control for easy seamless navigation, playback, voice and music control. They also come with wireless charging cases and auto pairing with your earbuds upon setup.

For those who prefers full immersive sound, the SHARP HP-TW30 has active noise cancelling (ANC) for the purest sound yet.

Pricing and Availability

The HP-TW10 and HP-TW30 are priced at $199 and $249 respectively, and available on Sharp’s official e-store: https://estore.sharp.sg/.

SHARP HP-TW30

 

SHARP HP-TW10

For more information on SHARP HP-TW10 and HP-TW30, please visit

– SHARP: https://sg.sharp/

– Wireless earbuds: https://sg.sharp/wireless-earbuds

– SHARP Wireless Earbuds HP-TW10: https://sg.sharp/products/tvav/wireless-earbuds-hp-tw10bk?v=1508

– SHARP Wireless Earbuds HP-TW30: https://sg.sharp/products/tvav/wireless-earbuds-hp-tw30bk?v=1509

Product Specifications -SHARP Wireless Earbuds

Model

HP-TW10

HP-TW30

Price

$199

$249

Availability

Available Now

Terminals

USB (Charging-only) – Type C

Play/Standby Time

6 (ANC OFF) / 90 Hours

Built in Mic (for call answering)

Yes

Yes

Touch Control

Yes

Yes

Active Noise Cancelling (ANC)

No

Yes

Waterproof Level

IPX4

IPX4

Auto Pairing

Yes

Yes

Weight (earbud)

5.0g x 2

5.4g  x 2

Weight (Charging Case)

38.9g

40.8g

Wireless Charging Case

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth® version

Version 5.0

Accessories

Micro USB Charging Cable – Type C

* Information and pictures courtesy of Sharp and Brand Cellar *

Jabra launched Elite 85t powered by advanced ANC

Jabra recently launched Elite 85t, the latest addition to their family of true wireless earbuds series, in Singapore. The Jabra Elite 85t true wireless earbuds is powered by Jabra’s latest and most advanced Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) chip which silences background noise effectively.

From my coverage and review of Jabra true wireless earbuds series, the Elite Active 65t to Elite 75t, the Elite 85t brings great interest to the true wireless earbuds world with its advanced ANC feature. In my earlier article coverage, Jabra introduced free ANC upgrade for Jabra Elite 75t true wireless earbuds range. With the introduction of Elite 85t, users can feel and hear Jabra’s latest and most advanced ANC in action.

The ANC has a dedicated chip allowing users to control their ANC experience in five different levels to determine the ideal amount of background noise they would like to be blocked. At the same time, users can also control how much background sound they would like to hear while having the earbuds on by adjusting the HearThrough function within five levels.

The combination of Jabra’s ANC and HearThrough, their convenient and comfortable features are going to make it a great combination for users to control the transition between places with different background noises while having the earbuds on. For example, users can turn the HearThrough on when crossing a busy road to be aware of the dangers. They can also turn the ANC on when they want to focus on their work while at a café.

The Elite 85t true wireless earbuds has a new oval ear gels and semi-open design, specifically designed to provide enhanced comfort for users. The oval ear gels and semi-open design improve the seal on the ear when the earbuds are put on and follows the natural shape of the inside of the ear to make the fit comfortable. These new features let users enjoy their music and calls comfortably for extended periods of time.

Xuanling Lu, Jabra’s Regional Product Marketing Manager for Asia Pacific, said: “We are thrilled to introduce the latest addition to our award-winning Elite range of true wireless earbuds – now with Jabra’s most advanced ANC technology. The Elite 85t is a result of our dedication in listening to our customers’ needs for ANC in our earbuds. On top of delivering premium sound and call quality, the Elite 85t lets users determine their ideal ANC experience by letting them control the ANC within five levels.”

Jabra’s advanced ANC technology

The Jabra Elite 85t is powered by a dedicated ANC chip which lets it dedicate more processing power to noise cancellation. With the chip, the strengths of the noise cancellation and Jabra’s HearThrough functions, which lets users determine how much environmental sound they can hear while they have the earbuds on, can be adjusted in five levels. The difference between each level is approximately 3 decibels, which is the minimum sound level change that most users will be able to perceive.

Users can adjust the ANC and HearThrough levels on the Jabra Sound+ app.

The Elite 85t’s 6-mic technology also help to provide improved noise cancellation. The two microphones on the outside, which are called feedforward microphones, detect and cancel noise from outside the ear (e.g. voices, a moving train, rain). The microphone on the inside, which is called a feedback microphone, detect and cancel noise from inside the ear (e.g. excess noise that has made it past the feedforward microphones).

A more comfortable fit

The shape of the Elite 85t is based on Jabra’s fit simulation model made from thousands of ear scans and the vast database of ears from sister company GN Hearing. This allowed Jabra to squeeze in a lot of tech in the earbuds while maintaining its compact size and comfortable fit.

The 12mm speakers in the Elite 85t lets it produce a big sound and powerful bass while still providing comfort and relieving ear pressure with its new semi-open design. Jabra has also adapted the ear gels to an oval shape to provide a better sealing in the ear. This means that the tower of the Elite 85t does not sit as deeply within the ear, giving users a more comfortable earbud, while maintaining a very secure fit.

Key features and specifications

  • Compact design and oval silicon EarGels™ for a secure seal and comfortable fit
  • Dedicated ANC chip which is more efficient in removing surrounding noises
  • 6-microphone call technology and wind protection for superior calls wherever you are
  • 4-microphone ANC using mics on the inside and the outside of the earbuds
  • 12mm speakers for big sound and powerful bass
  • Semi-open design with natural hear through
  • Adjustable ANC with dual sliders from full ANC to full HearThrough
  • IPX4-rated durability and 2-year warranty* against dust and water
  • Up to 5.5 hours battery on a single charge and up to 25 with the charging case with ANC on, 7 hours battery on a single charge and 31 hours with ANC off
  • Qi-certified, for wireless charging, and compatible with all Qi-certified chargers
  • Customisable equaliser in the Sound+ App makes your music sound even better
  • Voice assistant enabled. Elite 85t works with Alexa, Siri® and Google Assistant™.
  • ‘MyControls’ to define button settings and Jabra MySound for individualised sound

Pricing and Availability

Priced at $348, the Jabra Elite 85t will be available in Titanium Black from all authorised Jabra resellers from 19 November 2020 onwards. Gold Beige, Grey and Copper Black (Amazon exclusive) will be available in the first quarter of 2021.

Promotion!

From 19 November 2020, customers can redeem a free $30 Capitaland voucher with the purchase of Elite 85t Titanium Black.

  • Promotion is valid only for the first 200 redemptions (while stocks last)
  • Customers must bring NRIC and proof of purchase to redeem the voucher
  • Redemption can only be made at Mojito Redemption Centre (Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #04-60/61)

* Information and pictures courtesy of Jabra Singapore and GLOO PR *

Sudio Elva Review

Sudio has launched a new earphones, the Sudio Elva earphones with active noise cancellation (ANC) and a neckband. While this is not Sudio’s first wired earphones, when you visit Sudio website, check out Sudio Vasa Bla and Tretton. Sudio Elva is something different from the earlier earphones that were launched by Sudio, they are the true wireless earphones Sudio Fem and Sudio Ett that I reviewed and published earlier in the first half of year 2020.

First and foremost, let me share with you some key features of Sudio Elva

  • Active Noise Cancelling
  • Bluetooth Flight Adapter included in the package
  • IPX5 (Splash, rain, sweat proof)
  • Voice Assistance
  • 11 hours playtime for music (10 hours for Active noise cancelling + music)
  • 12 months international warranty (+6months for a total of 18 months warranty after subscription with Sudio sphere)
  • 30 days return policy
  • Nintendo switch gaming compatible
  • 15minutes quick charge for 1hour listening
  • Bluetooth 5.0

The Sudio Elva has a neckband design that sits nicely and comfortably on your neck and shoulders. This design is refreshing, giving audiophiles another earphones to choose from, especially those who prefer a neckband, feeling more secure with their earphones and whereby they can rest their earphones hanging on the sides when they are not listening to it.

Photography by Isaac Ong

Let me bring you into my review of the Sudio Elva earphones and walk you through my review, experiences, thoughts and views of this new pair of earphones from Sudio.

Audio Review

Bass

The bass is pretty good, clear, you can feel the beats and booms, without being overpowering to your ears and music.

Mid-range

The mids for the Sudio Elva is clear and smooth, pleasing to the ears.

Treble

In normal/non ANC mode, it’s clear, distinct, smooth and sharp, not overwhelming on the high segments, making it ideal for listening pleasure. You might prefer to push up the volume to get the feel.

When I activated ANC, the treble and high pitch felt sharper, loud and booming to my ears. Once the volume is adjusted to my liking and preference level, it’s alright and comfortable for my listening pleasure.

Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) features

The ANC for Sudio Elva is interesting and unique in its own ways. When I switched on ANC without adjusting the volume when I was listening in the usual/normal mode, at high volume, I felt I was like in an 3D echo chamber with loud and sharp pitch sounds. Some of you may like it, some may not like it.

 

When I adjusted the volume down in ANC mode, it was comfortable for me. Personally for me, there is a 3D surround sound feel in ANC mode that like, along with the ANC working nicely, actively cancelling the external noise, providing a wonderful and conducive audio listening experience and enjoyment.

Although ANC is really good, please be mindful of your surroundings when you are commuting with ANC switched on the Sudio Elva as you are immersed into your own world of music and entertainment.

The Sudio Elva in my personal opinion is a balanced tuned earphones in non ANC mode, comfortable for listening to most genres of music, clear and sharp. When ANC is activated, although it is a wonderful and useful feature, actively cancelling external noise, you might want to adjust the volume to your liking and preference.

Sudio Elva Technical Specifications

  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Bluetooth profile: HSP V1.2 / A2DP V1.3 / AVRCP V1.6
  • Bluetooth range: 10m
  • Playtime: 10hrs (music + ANC)
  • Charging time: 2hrs
  • Battery: 120mAh
  • Charging type: USB-C
  • Input: DC 5V
  • Operating temperature: 20 – 50 degrees Celsius
  • Water Protection Level: IPX5

Design and Aesthetics

While true wireless earphones (with no wires at all) are the current market preferences, looking at the number of true wireless earphones models available in the market, there are still a small segment of earphones in the market that are still wired or having a neckband like the Sudio Elva earphones.

The Sudio Elva neckband is not too heavy at all, not bulky and doesn’t get entangled easily  with its well thought out design and measurements. It’s of good built quality and it has small magnets to hold the cables together, that is a nice thing to have although I personally feel that the two small magnets are a bit flimsy.

As for the earphones and earbuds, they fit in nicely into my ears when I changed to the L size earbuds from the accessories provided inside the box.

Connectivity

The Sudio Elva earphones are easy to pair and connect via bluetooth, it’s fast and smooth. The connection between the Sudio Elva and my iPhone XR has been good for me without any dropped connections.

When taking phone calls on the Sudio Elva, the sound quality and communication are clear and precise.

Sudio FLYG (Bluetooth Flight Adaptor)

The Sudio FLYG is a bluetooth flight adaptor that is part of the Sudio Elva package. This accessory is ideal and perfect to bring along for your travel holiday when you are taking a flight, you can connect the Sudio Elva, watch and listen to the in-flight entertainment or music.

Although this would be an excellent accessory for the Sudio Elva earphones, I am unable to test  this bluetooth flight adaptor due to current global pandemic Covid-19 restrictions on international air travel and tourism.

Sudio FLYG Technical Specifications

  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Bluetooth profile: A2DP / AVRCP / HFP / HSP
  • Bluetooth range: Up to 10m
  • Battery life: Up to 12hrs
  • Charging time: 2hrs
  • Battery: 400mAh
  • Charging type: USB-C
  • Input: DC 5V
  • Operating temperature: 20 – 50 degrees Celsius

Personal Thoughts and Views

Although the current market trend for earphones is true wireless earphones (without the wires), wired earphones such as the Sudio Elva earphones shows that there are still a market for consumers who still prefer wired or with a neckband. They still have their user/supporters base who prefer to have the neckband and securing their earphones.

It’s a preference choice, in a way, having a neckband earphones such as the Sudio Elva is more secure than the true wireless earphones, you can let down your earphones on your sides or shoulders without worrying that it would be lost. For those into active physical and exercises (e.g. running, working out in the gym), they might prefer earphones such as the Sudio Elva.

 

Photography by Isaac Ong

Along with the Sudio FLYG bluetooth flight adaptor accessory, it makes the Sudio Elva ideal and  perfect to bring it along for your travel holidays, plugging it in while on a flight to your holiday destination, listening to music or watching entertainment on the plane ride with your Sudio Elva earphones.

Sudio comes from the combination of two words, “Swedish” and “Audio”, true to their roots, a reflection of both of their design vision and excellent sound quality delivery can be seen, felt and heard on and inside their Sudio Elva earphones.

Where can I purchase this pair of Sudio Elva earphones?

If you are looking for such particular neckband/wired earphones like the Sudio Elva, do visit their website and check it out on https://www.sudio.com/sg/.

I would also like to share a 15% discount code: wireless15, if you are keen to purchase the Sudio Elva earphones!

Do share this promotion with your fellow audiophiles, loved ones, family, relatives and friends. Pass It On and Pay It Forward! Sharing is Caring!

* I would like to thank Sudio for the opportunity to review the Sudio Elva earphones *

Sudio Ett True Wireless Earphones with ANC Review

Sudio recently launched a new earphones to their lineup, their first true wireless earphones with active noise cancelation (ANC) and wireless charging, introducing the Sudio Ett that was launched on 6th April 2020. Most recently, I had the opportunity to do Sudio Ett True Wireless Earphones with ANC review.

“We have worked very hard to produce a true wireless model with active noise cancelling, and we are very proud of the result. Ett marks the beginning of a new range of true wireless earphones at Sudio.’’ says CEO Johan Gawell.

Before I proceed to share my Sudio Ett review experiences, let me give you a quick summary on the Sudio Ett below:

  • Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
  • 6 hours play time, 4 hours with ANC
  • Total battery life: 30 hours, 4 extra charges with the carrying case
  • Wireless charging & quick-charge with USB-C (15 mins for 1 hour play time)
  • IPX5 water protection
  • Dual-microphone, with transparency mode activated during phone calls for enhanced sound quality
  • Multi-function button for controls
  • Automatic pairing 
  • Siri & Google assistant compatible
  • Available in 4 colours: Black, White, Green & Pink
  • Free home delivery to your doorstep (worldwide)
  • 18-month international warranty 

Now, let me bring you through my journey, sharing my experiences, thoughts and views in my Sudio Ett true wireless earphones with ANC review.

Design and Aesthetics

Design/Weight

It just weighs 5g per earbud, that’s really lightweight when you put into your ears, it feels comfortable giving users a nice ergonomic design and secure fit for your ears and audio listening experience.

Charging case

A small box shaped design with rounded edges with a strap for you to hook onto. I like this style and design, easy to carry around in your bags when you are on the move.

4 colours of Sudio Ett

With four colours to choose from, Green, Pink, Black and White, this would enhance your lifestyle choices. I choose Green because it gives me the feel and connection to nature, forests and great outdoors.

IPX5 Rating

Sudio Ett has a level 5 water protection rating, that means the earphones are water resistant.

Connectivity

Bluetooth Connection

Pairing is automatic and very fast, it can remember up to 8 devices. When you turn on your Sudio Ett, it will automatically connect to the device most recently connected.

Phone calls

When taking phone calls, Sudio Ett has a transparency mode setting that automatically lets ambient noise through, this would allow yourself to hear better when you speaking on the phone. During my phone call conversations, the quality is clear to the person on the other side of the phone chat.

Audio Review

Bass

The bass is pretty good, clear, you can feel the beats and booms, without being overpowering to your ears and music.

Mid-range

Clear, distinct and smooth on the mid-range.

Treble

Clear, distinct, smooth and sharp, not overwhelming on the high segments, making it ideal for listening pleasure.

Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)

Having ANC is most welcome, owners of Sudio Ett would like it a lot, providing a wonderful and conducive audio listening experience and enjoyment.

Although ANC is really good, please be mindful of your surroundings when you are commuting with ANC switched on the Sudio Ett as you are immersed into your own world of music and entertainment.

Thoughts and Views

True to their roots, Sudio comes from the combination of two words, “Swedish” and “Audio”, a reflection of both of their design vision and excellent sound quality delivery.

Sudio Ett is an ideal combination of beautiful aesthetics and quality audio technology, a minimalistic Scandinavian design coupled with the audio hardware built inside them. They are also lightweight, trendy, sleek and delivers good audio quality, ideal for daily leisure users, the busy professional and even for the audiophiles. Along with ANC inside the Sudio Ett, this combination makes it a quality true wireless earphones that can be enjoyed by all.

The Sudio Ett true wireless earphones would make a nice gift for your loved ones, aesthetically beautiful, good audio quality for enjoyment and it comes with ANC too.

Where can I purchase Sudio Ett True Wireless Earphones?

You can purchase Sudio Ett true wireless earphones from https://www.sudio.com/sg/

If you are keen to purchase Sudio Ett, let me share with you a 15% discount code: tangenghui15

Promotion

Get a new Sudio tote bag for free with every purchase from sudio.com (Until end of July, or while stock last)

Music is a universal language, Sudio’s Ett and other range of earphones aesthetically beautiful design, minimalist and elegant, are rooted in Swedish music that continues to move music lovers around the world today.

So I say, Thank you for the music!

* I would like to thank Sudio for the opportunity to review the Sudio Ett true wireless ANC earphones *