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Jabra Christmas Gift Guide 2020

The Christmas festive season is here again! As we are preparing to celebrate the Christmas festive season, have you decided on your Christmas gifts for your loved ones or even for yourself? For those into earphones, headphones and speakerphone (whether you are a serious and professional audiophile/musician or an avid techie who loves your music) and technology gadgets, let me share with you Jabra Christmas Gift Guide 2020 with you that are both suitable for work and leisure use!

For the Workaholic 

Jabra Elite 85t 

The Jabra Elite 85 wireless earphones with Jabra’s latest and most advanced Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) makes it ideal and suitable for those who are working from home, at a cafe or even on the go and they do not wish to be disrupted by background noise.

The earbuds let you control their active noise cancellation (ANC) experience in five different levels to determine the ideal amount of background noise they want to be blocked. At the same time, you can also control how much background sound you would like to hear while having the earbuds on by adjust the HearThrough function within five levels.

The ANC and HearThrough features make it convenient and comfortable for you to transition between places with different background noises while having the earbuds on.

Other key features:

  • (ANC on) Up to 5.5 hours of battery on a single charge and up to 25 with the charging case
  • (ANC off) Up to 7 hours of battery on a single charge and up to 31 hours with the charging case
  • 6-microphone technology for crystal clear calls
  • 12mm speakers for powerful bass
  • Wireless charging enabled

Pricing & Availability:

S$348

Available from all authorised Jabra retail partners

Colours:

Titanium Black

Jabra Speak 750

The Jabra Speak 750 is a speakerphone is a device that you would usually associate with an office setting. With working from home (WFH) being a norm at the moment and likely to be part of new future of work, a speakerphone might come in handy for your home, whether for work/meetings or even chats with your loved ones, family and friends.

For online meetings, this situation “Can you hear me?” is sometimes common among the participants at the online meeting. With the Jabra Speak 750, you don’t really have to ask if other participants can hear you – they can, and it’s loud and clear. The professional speakerphone is engineered to provide crystal clear audio quality for calls, meetings and conferences from anywhere. Its audio system can pick up sounds seamlessly, allowing everyone in the room to speak and be hear simultaneously in a natural manner

Additionally, with up to 11 hours of battery life and Bluetooth connectivity for up to two devices (e.g. phone and laptop), the Speak 750 can turn any area into a meeting room in a few seconds.

Other key features:

  • Plug and play connectivity to devices via USB cable or Bluetooth adaptor
  • Omni-directional microphone for 360 degrees pick up range

Pricing & Availability:

S$518, Available from Jabra.sg

For the Special One

Jabra Elite Active 75t 

The Jabra Elite Active 75t is a pair of true wireless earbuds that are great for those actively keeping fit in their workouts and exercises as well as busy with their meetings and work, allowing them to transit from a Zoom call to their workout easily, or even both.

Powered by 7.5 hours of battery life from a single charge and up to 28 hours in total on the go, you can transit between your workouts and Zoom calls without having to charge your earbuds. There are two microphones on each earbud providing crystal clear audio and voice quality calls.

The earbuds were also designed to provide a secure fit and enhance comfort through its optimal earbud shape. This was made possible as Jabra did thousands of ear scans from global users to determine the most optimal fit and size for the earbuds.

Other key features:

  • Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) firmware upgrade now available
  • (With ANC) Up to 5 hours battery life, and 24 hours with the charging case
  • Wireless charging variants available
  • IP-57 (waterproof, sweat-resistant, dust-resistant)

Pricing & Availability:

S$318 (non-wireless charging variant), S$338 (wireless-charging variant)

Available from all authorised Jabra retail partners

Colours:

Mint, Navy, Grey, Sienna

Jabra Elite 45h 

Looking for a pair of headphones for yourself or for your loved ones? Check out the Jabra Elite 45h! You don’t have to worry too much about having to charge it too frequently as it has a 50 hours long battery life!

With a 50-hour long battery life with in just a single charge, most people would typically only have to charge the Jabra Elite 45h on-ear headphones fully once every two to three weeks. Even if they are heavy users of the headphones, when the battery goes flat, it has a ultra-fast charge that gives 10 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging.

Sound wise, it has 40mm speakers to provide superior audio quality. The best news is that all these features are available for just S$138. If you’re looking for an audio present that wouldn’t break the bank, this would probably be it.

Other features:

  • Optmisable music experience with MySound
  • Compact and lightweight (160g)
  • Single fold allows headphones to lie flat and fit easily into bags
  • Dual-microphone technology for crystal clear calls

Pricing & Availability:

S$138, available from all authorised Jabra retail partners

Colours:

Titanium Black, Navy, Gold Beige, Copper Black

Happy Christmas shopping with Jabra!

This is the Christmas festive season! If you are looking to get a new earphones or headphones for yourself or for your loved ones, do check out Jabra Christmas Gift Guide 2020 and share them with your loved ones, family, relatives and friends! Pay-It-Forward and Pass-It-On! Sharing is Caring!

Happy Christmas Shopping with Jabra! The earphones and headphones by Jabra are excellent and highly suitable for both work and leisure, they would make great Christmas gifts!

* 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.