Jabra Evolve 75
At work, we experience distractions that mess with our concentration and efficiency. Perhaps, we perform better when we go into a state of semi-isolation. One way to help increase productivity is to don a pair of noise-cancelling wireless headset, such as Jabra’s Evolve 75, which can be purchased alongside its charging stand, or without the stand at a slightly reduced price.
Looking at the design, the Evolve 75 headset is completely wireless. It has nice comfortable leather ear cups too. The headset can be easily connected to your PC via a USB dongle, paired with a smartphone through Bluetooth, or two mobile devices simultaneously, thanks to dual Bluetooth connectivity. The headset spans a wireless range up to 30 meters when connected to a PC, while up to 10 meters when paired with a smartphone. When it is powered on, a voice announces the remaining hours of battery life. A full charge takes around two and a half hours, and gives you up to 15 hours of battery life.
It's also got Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) that tunes out external noise with the push of a button, thanks to advanced microphones. It works so well that we couldn't even hear a ringing phone or the sound emanating from air conditioners. Interestingly, the headset includes an integrated busy light that serves as a ‘do not disturb’ signal to your colleagues.
CONCLUSION While it may cost a premium, the Evolve 75 headset is worth every penny and does not disappoint.
There’s also a listen-in feature where you press a button on the left earcup to mute the sound, so there's no reason to remove the headset to catch what your co-workers are saying in mid-conversation.
The audio quality presented by the Evolve 75 is simply exemplary. The headset can handle the most hardhitting of bass lines. When it involves the highs, the headset conveys them very well. Even the quietest of synths in certain tracks can be picked up; otherwise, they'd be inaudible if lower quality headphones were used. Vocal-wise, the delivery was also pretty solid. When making a call, the voice quality of the person on the other end of the line came across clear and precise.
A separate USB cable that comes bundled with the headset is meant for recharging the headset’s battery, but you can opt for a charging stand – which uses said USB cable – to dock it in place when not in use. To get the best out of the headset, it is recommended that you download the Jabra Direct software to your PC to access additional settings.
The optional charging stand for the Evolve 75 headset.