JABRA HEARING AID SKILLS PAYS DIVIDENDS WHEN IT COMES TO TOP END EAR BUDS
When it comes to ear buds there is one thing that is critical, miniaturisation especially if you want to listen to music or take a call on the go from a device that is designed to fit snugly into your ear.
At CES Danish Company Jabra released three new in ear buds, these were third generation devices that have been engineered from the ground up by a Company whose parent Company GN Netcom have been making miniaturised hearing aids for decades.
According to Adam Robertson, Jabra’s Sr. Manager of Product Marketing the new generation of earphones from the company includes the Jabra Elite 65t earbuds, the water-resistant Jabra Elite Active 65t which appears to be a successor to the Elite Sport, and the Elite 45e neckband which seems to be a sequel to the Jabra Elite 25e featuring the same form factor are among the “best earbuds in in the world today”.
“At Jabra we like to get the basics right, fit, design and the elimination of dropout” said Robertson.
He said that both the Jabra Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t should deliver a more comfortable design compared to the previous models, all the while improving upon battery life and performance.
He admits that their heritage building some of the world’s leading hearing aids has helped the Company to pack in several unique capabilities.
New standout features include builtin voice support for virtual assistants including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and even Apple’s Siri.
Battery life is now five hours of audio playback on a single battery charge, and the carrying case comes with its own internal battery able to hold two additional charges.
The main difference between the Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t lies in the latter model’s inclusion of an integrated accelerometer, making it ideal for fitness-oriented applications, as well as its IP56 water resistance.
According to Robertson a major problem with some ear bud headphones is skipping and dropout.
“With the new in ear buds we used our extensive miniaturisation skills coupled with our sound audio expertise to deliver new capabilities in the new models.
The Company has also announced the Elite 45e which is also wireless but comes with a neckband design employing a soft memory wire.
According to Robertson the Jabra Elite 45e features a unique box microphone solution that should match and surpass the voice clarity of any stereo wireless headphones. All three earbud models will be compatible with the Jabra Sound+ smartphone application giving users more control over the way they’re listening to their music.
The new Elite 65t is available in Australia from March, with Elite Active 65t available mid-April.The same launch timeframe also applies to the Elite 45e which will be the more affordable variety.