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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 *

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.

Wireless charging Jabra Elite Active 75t and Elite 75t now available

Jabra launched the Jabra Elite 75t and Jabra Elite Active 75t earlier this year. Most recently in August 2020, Jabra has launched the wireless charging variants of the Jabra Elite Active 75t and Elite 75t in-ear true wireless earbuds to provide users with a full true wireless experience – from using the earbuds and charging them. The wireless charging variants will allow users to charge their earbuds by simply placing the charging case on the wireless charging pad (sold separately).

The wireless charging variants provides users with an alternative way to charge their earbuds without any hassle. This is useful for users who own multiple devices and must constantly switch between different cables to charge their devices.

With this new wireless charging feature for the Jabra Elite 75t and Jabra Elite Active 75t, this would users a true wireless experience. I had the opportunity to do a review on the Jabra Elite 75t, do visit it and check it out!

Pricing and Availability

Elite Active 75t

Elite 75t

Colors

Grey & Navy

Titanium Black

Pricing

S$338

S$308

Availability

Now available from Challenger, Stereo Electronics, ConnectIT, Lazada and many other authorised Jabra partners

Promotion

Free Mazer UV Sanitising Box with Wireless Charging (Worth $89), 

 while stocks last

Free Mazer UV Sanitising Box with Wireless Charging (Worth $89), 

 while stocks last

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

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.