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Jabra Evolve2 85 Review

The Jabra Evolve2 range was launched earlier in the second quarter of year 2020, they are the second generation professional headsets for the working professionals. There were three new models launched, the Evolve2 85, Evolve2 65 and Evolve2 40 and I got the opportunity to test out the Jabra Evolve2 85 headphones and share my Jabra Evolve2 85 review with my readers.

With my earlier review experiences with the Jabra Elite 85h, Jabra Elite Active 65t and Jabra Elite 75t, I am familiar with the Jabra sound and technology powering their earphones and headphones, consistency and excellent quality audio standards that can be heard across the their earphones and headphones.

Here are my review, thoughts and views on the Jabra Evolve2 85 headphones

Aesthetics

The Jabra Evolve2 85 is very similar in look and design as the Jabra Elite 85h. It’s easy to fold and keep them inside the nice looking headphones case that comes along with this professional headset. The ear-cups uses quality soft and smooth materials, therefore you wouldn’t feel that hot and humid when you are using it during your business communication or listening to music and entertainment.

The weight is alright, not too heavy, you can comfortably hang and rest the headset on your neck and shoulders when you are in office, WFH or on the move.

Audio/Sound

Although the Evolve2 85 is a professional headset for working professionals, the audio quality and standards make it just as good as a pair of leisure headphones for your listening enjoyment.

Bass – The bass is strong and good, you can feel the boom without feeling overwhelmed. Listening to rock/heavy metal music with the Jabra Evovle2 85 is great and feels good!

Mid Range – It’s clear, detailed and natural, without being too overwhelming bright or underwhelming dull.

Treble – It’s clear, distinct, smooth and sharp, not overwhelming on the high segments, making it ideal for listening pleasure.

Conferencing/Meetings with Zoom / Teams

For working professionals who now have to use more of technology and apps such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams, no thanks to the Covid-19 situation with many of us having to work from home. Although it is a bluetooth wireless headset, you also have USB-A or USB-C connectivity options that you can connect to your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone, giving you options in your video conferencing or meetings.

Phone Chat

Clear and sharp, thanks to the 10 microphone call technology inside the Jabra Evolve2 85 headset.

Technology

Jabra Sound+ App

The app for Jabra users, you have to download and use it with your Jabra headphones or earphones. With my previous Jabra devices experiences, I am familiar with the Jabra Sound+ App, its capabilities and functions. You can choose from four modes, My Moment / Commute /  Work / Relax. The mode “Commute” would be ideal when you are on the move, riding on public transport, while “Work” would be ideal for yourself at work or you can activate “Relax” or “My Moment” when you need some quiet time. There is also the battery life indicator on the app that keeps track of your headphones battery levels.

For the music lovers/audiophiles, there are six music presets that you can choose from the following: Neutral, Bass boost, Smooth, Speech, Treble boost and Energise

With these six music presets, you can choose to use their presets or customise your audio listening experience further to suit your listening preferences. For the audiophiles, this would suit you nicely.

Bluetooth connection

Jabra devices have excellent and seamless bluetooth connection, from the initial setup pairing between smartphone and Evolve2 85 to daily listening and communicating with this headset.

Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)

A feature that I really like, when I switched it on, it just block out the noise around me. Users can activate ANC via a button on the Evolve2 85 headset or via the Jabra Sound+ App.

Jabra’s hybrid active noise cancellation is pretty impressive, it isolates the external noise, giving you a wonderful audio experience, in a working/leisure world of your own, at the comfort of your home or own office space.

HearThrough

HearThrough is one of the technological capabilities built inside the Jabra devices. On the Jabra Sounds+ App, you can control and filter the level of sounds that surrounds you, just by switching between On / Off. When you switch it on, you can select how much of the outside world that you would like to let in, just by adjusting the slider.

There are times whereby we would love listening to music without any external sound distraction, there also times whereby we would also need to be aware of our surroundings e.g. listening to music on the move and we need to be aware of our surroundings.

It’s a great feature, just a word of caution, to switch on HearThrough when you go out for sports/exercises such as running or when you are commuting from place to place whereby you do need to be safe and aware of the surroundings.

Voice Assistant

The Jabra Evolve2 85 is Voice assistant enabled (e.g. Siri, Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa), speak to your Voice assistant like you always do with the Evolve2 85 headset.

Busylight – Don’t be shy to inform people that you are busy

By pressing Volume Up and Volume Down buttons at the same time, you can turn the Busylight on, don’t by shy to inform your colleagues, family members, loved ones or friends that you are currently busy in deep thoughts, work or communicating with other people.

Long battery life

The Jabra Evolve2 85 is built to last long hours, a full charge can get you 37 hours of battery life in 2.5 hours while a 15minutes fast charge can get you 8 hours of battery life.

There is also a charging stand, it’s handy and useful, not just for charging your headset, it allows you to place, hold and keep your headset nicely on your work desk, keeping it neat, tidy and looking gorgeous.

Thoughts and views

The Jabra Evolve2 85 is indeed a professional headset for the working professional, however they are more than just a professional headset, to be used/kept inside your office or WFH office. Their design is very similar to the Jabra Elite 85h, making the Jabra Evolve2 85 very suitable for leisure enjoyment as well, you can bring it out too, just remember to retract and keep the microphone, it looks just like the Jabra Elite 85h headphones!

The global pandemic Covid-19 in 2020 has caused massive impacts to the world economy, how we work and our daily living. A large number of the workforce have to work from home (WFH), they may not have the ideal office settings due to various factors. A professional headset such as the Jabra Evolve2 85 can play an integral part in your WFH office setup, with its hybrid active noise cancellation and 10 microphones, making it an ideal headset for working professionals whether you are in office or WFH.

Jabra Evolve2 85 hybrid ANC is really good, I like this feature a lot, it just blocks out the noise when I am WFH or commuting between locations. The 10 microphones in the Jabra Evolve2 85 headphones make communication clear and sharp.

For users who like headphones, using it for work and leisure, the Jabra Evolve2 85 would suit you very nicely, the best of both worlds. While I am not a big fan of headphones since I am more of an earphones person, the Jabra Evolve2 85 does give me something to ponder and consider.

I would like to thank Jabra Singapore and GLOO PR for the opportunity to review the Jabra Evolve2 85 Review.

Jabra Elite 75t review

The Jabra Elite 75t was announced earlier in January 2020, their fourth generation true wireless earbuds. I saw it at the media event held in Singapore and I was impressed with its form factor and design, lightweight and improved audio experience.  Having previously reviewed Jabra Elite Active 65t, I have knowledge and experience of the Jabra audio quality standards. When the opportunity came up to do the Jabra Elite 75t review, I took it up since it’s a good continuation from where I left off with the Jabra Elite Active 65t.

Now let me bring you through my Jabra Elite 75t review experiences, thoughts and views. 

Aesthetics

When I first saw the Jabra Elite 75t in January, the size of the earbuds and charging case caught my attention. It’s smaller and lighter in weight as compared to the Jabra Elite Active 65t that I had previous experience using. The ergonomic shape design makes it look sleek, contoured nicely for the ears.

During my review, the Jabra Elite 75t feels secure and fits very nicely into my ears (although I do need the largest silicon ear gel as my left ear lobe doesn’t fit in as well as compared to my right ear). Using it for communication, meetings, walks and runs, the lightweight and small form factor is a great plus point.

The Jabra Elite 75t earbuds is IP55 rated protection from dust and water, it comes with a 2-year warranty against dust and water damage.

Audio/Sound

The audio/sound segment, whether you are looking at the Jabra Elite 75t from a work/communications perspective, leisure use or both, the audio quality is a key factor, might be the main and first aspect of the Jabra Elite 75t that users look into first.

Bass – The bass has improved, it’s stronger and you can feel the boom. Listening to rock music with the Jabra Elite 75t is nice and feels good!

Mid Range – It’s clear, detailed and natural, without being too overwhelming bright or underwhelming dull.

Treble – Another improvement from my experience with the Jabra Elite Active 65t, it makes listening to music with the Jabra Elite 75t a fun, enjoyable and all round experience. Although when I push the volume button up too high, the pitch gets a bit too high and sharp for my ears.

Overall, the audio quality of the Jabra Elite 75t is good, the improvements are significant from the earlier model Elite 65t series. There are times whereby you can hear and feel the 3D surround sound effects when listening to music on the Jabra Elite 75t.

Conferencing/Meetings with Zoom / Teams

For working professionals who now have to use more of technology and apps such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams, no thanks to the Covid-19 situation with many of us having to work from home. Being true wireless, without any wires attached to your laptop, tablet or smartphone, it makes your video conferencing or meetings less of a hassle, along with clear and sharp communication when you are using the Jabra Elite 75t.

Phone chat

Clear and sharp, thanks to the 4 microphone call technology inside the Jabra Elite 75t. The design, lightweight and secure features make it comfortable for lengthy phone chats.

Technology

Bluetooth Connection

Bluetooth pairing is very fast and can connect to 2 devices at one time and you can pair up to 8 devices.

Jabra Sound+ App

Having previously reviewed the Jabra Elite Active 65t, I am familiar with the Jabra Sound+ App, its capabilities and functions. You can choose from three modes, My Moment / Commute / Focus. Commute would be ideal when you are on the move, riding on public transport, while Focus would be ideal for yourself at work or when you need some quiet time. There is also the battery life indicator  on the top right corner of the app that keeps track of your earbuds battery levels.

This is also the place whereby you can control the other technological functions and capabilities of the Jabra Elite Active 65t, the Voice Assistant whereby you can have instant access to your voice assistant (from Amazon Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant) direct to your earbuds.

The ability to personalise and customise my audio settings is something that I like a lot. You can control the other technological functions and capabilities of the Jabra Elite 75t, the Voice Assistant whereby you can have instant access to your voice assistant (from Amazon Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant) direct to your earbuds.

For the music lovers/audiophiles, there are six music presets that you can choose from the following:

Neutral, Bass boost, Smooth, Speech, Treble boost and Energise

With these six music presets, you can choose to use their presets or customise your audio listening experience further to suit your listening preferences. For the audiophiles, this would suit you nicely. 

On my iPad Air 3, the Jabra Sound+ App looks nice on a big screen, you can rotate into landscape mode too!

HearThrough

HearThrough is one of the technological capabilities built inside the Jabra Elite 75t. On the Jabra Sounds+ App, you can control and filter the level of sounds that surrounds you, just by switching between On / Off. When you switch it on, you can select how much of the outside world that you would like to let in, just by adjusting the slider.

There are times whereby we would love listening to music without any external sound distraction, there also times whereby we would also need to be aware of our surroundings e.g. listening to music on the move and we need to be aware of our surroundings.

Jabra’s passive noise cancellation is pretty impressive, it isolates the outside noise, giving you a wonderful audio experience, in a musical/working world of your own, at the comfort of your home or own office space.

It’s a great feature, just a word of caution, to switch on HearThrough when you go out for sports/exercises such as running or when you are commuting from place to place whereby you do need to be safe and aware of the surroundings.

Thoughts and views

Lightweight, fitting  and comfortable for the ears. The audio quality is good, great for communication at work or leisure, sharp and clear. For listening to music, it has improved from the Jabra Elite 65t that I previously reviewed, stronger bass and improved treble/highs.

The Jabra Elite 75t is lighter and smaller as compared to previous generation Jabra Elite Active 65t, charging case is smaller and lighter in weight too.

The Jabra Elite 75t is a worthy consideration for a working/business in-ear true wireless earbuds and just as suitable for leisure music listening. A pair of well designed and tested earphones that looks nice on you too.

I would like to thank Jabra Singapore and GLOO PR for the opportunity to review the Jabra Elite 75t in-ear true wireless earbuds.

Jabra Elite Active 75t

Jabra, a leader in personal sound and office solutions, recently announced a new true wireless earbuds to their lineup, the Jabra Elite Active 75t. This is the active lifestyle edition of the recently announced Jabra Elite 75t that was launched in January 2020. Having reviewed the Jabra Elite Active 65t previously, when I saw the Jabra Elite 75t in January 2020 and the upcoming Jabra Elite Active 75t, this two new Jabra true wireless earbuds look impressive for its size, weight and battery life.

For the active and sporty lifestyle person, it’s also ideal for daily leisure users too. The Elite Active 75t features an IP57 rating with a 2-year warranty against sweat and dust*. With up to 7.5 hours of battery life from a single charge and up to 28 hours in total on the go, most users do not need to worry about the battery depleting before their workout finishes. The Elite Active 75t also comes with rubberised coating which provides enhanced grip when worn. This allows the earbuds to stay in the ears more securely during workouts.

No better fit for sport

Jabra developed a comfort and fit simulation model based on thousands of ear scans from global users to determine the most optimal 3D shape and size, that fits ears comfortably across a range of users. Taking it one step further, Jabra also collated valuable insights on user needs and preferences to determine the primary barriers to a true wireless experience.

Noise isolation

The earbuds were also designed to further enhance comfort through its optimal earbud shape and size, which also provides a first-class noise isolation.

The user also has the option to listen to their environment without having to take out the earbuds or pause the audio. With a single tap on the left earbud, they can activate the HearThrough function which allows them to listen to what’s going on nearby while still having the earbuds on and even if there is audio playing. 

Xuanling Lu, Jabra’s Regional Product Marketing Manager for Asia Pacific, said, “When it comes to working out, we understand that users need their earbuds to fit securely, have long battery life and protection from sweat, dust and water. The Elite Active 75t is the result of our dedication in listening and catering to the needs of our users.”

Introducing Jabra MySound

From the second quarter of 2020 (Q2, 2020), Jabra will introduce a new software experience, Jabra MySound. Uniquely built upon the hearing know-how and technology from sister company GN Hearing, producers of world-class hearing aids, Jabra MySound will personalise users’ music experiences.

Every user has different abilities when it comes to hearing. MySound enables users to optimise their audio experience based on their personal hearing profile. It requires users to utilise the Jabra Sound+ app where they will take a test comprising a series of beeps. Following that, the music audio is optimised for a truly individualised experience that calibrates the headphones based on their unique profile.

Key features and specifications: 

  • Compact earbuds, tested for a secure active fit with optimal noise isolation
  • Up to 7.5 hours battery life, and 28 hours with the charging case
  • 4-microphone technology for crystal clear calls in every environment
  • IP57-rated durability and 2-year warranty against dust and sweat*
  • Jabra MySound for individualised sound (Q2, 2020)
  • Fast charging with USB-C
  • Reliable true wireless connectivity with no audio dropout

Pricing and Availability

Priced at S$318, the Jabra Elite Active 75t will be available in Navy and Grey from all authorised Jabra resellers. Sienna and Mint will be available at later date.

For more information, please visit: www.jabra.sg/bluetooth-headsets/jabra-elite-active-75t

If you are looking for an active sporting lifestyle true wireless earbuds for your daily leisure and sporting requirements, do check out the Jabra Elite Active 75t.

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

Notes:

* To utilise the warranty claim, register the product online at https://setelco.com.sg/warranty/

Jabra Elite Active 65t Review

The Jabra Elite Active 65t is one of the products in the wide and diverse range of Jabra’s lineup of headsets for both office and leisure. I reviewed the Jabra Elite 85h previously, continuing on to take on Jabra earbuds review and I got the opportunity to do the Jabra Elite Active 65t review.  

 

Aesthetics

This pair of true wireless earbuds are lightweight, with a good secure fit that makes it snug and secure into your ears with its in-ear form factor, that allows you to enjoy active daily lifestyle whether at work, commuting or doing sports. It is sweat and dust resistant with its IP56 rating and comes with a two year warranty against damage from sweat and dust.

They are available in Copper Blue, Titanium Black and Copper Red colours, a good mix to choose from for the lifestyle/sporty folks and working professionals.

Audio/Sound

The Jabra Elite Active 65t audio quality is good, it’s clear and crisp, making it good for taking calls on your earbuds. On the bass, it’s decent, not strong/powerful in my personal view. As for the mid range, it’s clear, detailed and natural, without being too overwhelming bright or underwhelming dull. On the treble, it’s a bit lacking in this area, I would need to push the volume up to get the loudness/highs.

However, you are able to customise and personalise the sound on the Jabra Elite Active 65t to meet your needs and expectations.

Technology

The Jabra Elite Active 65t has some nice technology built inside them. When you take the earbuds out from the charging case, it automatically turns on and when one of the earbuds is taken out from the ear, it automatically pause.

They can connect to 2 devices at a time, bluetooth pairing up to 8 devices, running on Bluetooth 5.0 and up to 10 metres operating wireless range. There is also the accelerometer that can track your fitness and performance with an integrated motion sensor.

Jabra Sound+ App

The Jabra Sound+ App is available for you to customise and personalise your sound to meet your audio expectations. Personally, I like earbuds and headphones that allows me to personalise and customise my sound through an app. This is also the place whereby you can control the other technological functions and capabilities of the Jabra Elite Active 65t, the Voice Assistant whereby you can have instant access to your voice assistant (from Amazon Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant) direct to your earbuds.

HearThrough

HearThrough is one of the technological capabilities built inside the Jabra Elite Active 65t. On the Jabra Sounds+ App, you can control and filter the level of sounds that surrounds you. There are times whereby we would love listening to music without any external sound distraction, there also times whereby we would also need to be aware of our surroundings e.g. listening to music on the move and we need to be aware of our surroundings. The HearThrough is the function that does this for you.

Thoughts and views

The Jabra Elite Active 65t is true wireless earbuds, ideal for people with an active and sporting lifestyle, for both daily work and leisure, taking calls, doing sports or listening to music while on the move.

Battery life is up to 5 hours from a single charge, with another 10 hours extra from the charging case. Depending on your usage, it might be enough battery juice for you or might not be enough for your usage.

As for the sound quality, while it would suit most people in the market. The Jabra Elite Active 65t would be suitable for those busy working professionals that needs to communicate while on the move with their clear voice quality and connectivity, they are also ideal for those who have an active sports lifestyle and the everyday user on the move or at home.

I would like to thank Jabra (Singapore) and GLOO PR for the opportunity to review the Jabra Elite Active 65t