Here to dispel misgivings and doubts over wireless connectivity, even for an eyebrow-raising skeptic like me.
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What else is there to love? In Singapore’s humid, tropical climate: the IP55 rating. Nobody’s going for a swim in these, but the earbuds will hold up to sweat and drizzle just ne. Excess moisture may loosen the t, but if it’s on the verge of slipping then you’ll to want to wipe yourself down anyway. I chats or to better hear your environment. Removing the Elite 65t automatically mutes playback, while putting them back in does the opposite. Voice calls are transmitted to both sides, and the four integrated microphones do a spectacular job of picking up my ghost of a voice. Plus, a companion app lets you tweak a multitude of settings, including an equalizer. Jabra also touts compatibility with Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant, though I didn’t manage to play around with those.
All of that tucks into the small, bundled charging case, which activates as soon as the contacts are in place and the lid is closed. The earbuds managed nearly ve and a half hours on Spotify and gaming, while the case grants an additional two full charges; the Jabra Elite 65t has quick charge so you won’t be separated for too long.
Could there be improvements? Denitely. While Jabra opted for physical buttons on both the left and right sides, presumably to cut down on accidental brushes, they can get uncomfortable since you’re pushing the buds deeper in. This was ne for the occasional pause or to enable “hear through”, but adjusting volume and skipping tracks can turn into literal pain – I preferred using my phone’s physical buttons for those instead. And while the ear tips do o er decent isolation, they’re not going to block out the din of commuting entirely.
Music (locally stored and streamed), videos, and games all performed great. The somewhat at sound signature lends the earbuds well to all manner of songs and applications, making it a great all-round daily-driver. From Christopher Tin to Etta James and The Jackson 5, or straight-up podcasts, the Elite 65t comfortably took them all.
Both YouTube and Netix went by without a hitch, while rhythm games_Beat Fever_and_BanG Dream! Girls Band Party_o ered no discernible di erence to wired options. And thanks to Discord, this is pretty much the mobile gamer’s equivalent of a headset – voice pickup and clarity is certainly better than the phone’s receiver.
Not having a 3.5mm cable sticking out the side of your phone also does wonders when it comes to gaming comfort on the go. I no longer had to awkwardly reposition my ngers when in landscape mode, nor worry about the cable catching on my bag when switching trains or boarding buses.
The balance of sound quality and reliable, wireless convenience makes the Jabra Elite 65t an awfully tempting proposition.
The physical button on each earbud can cause some discomfort when you end up pressing the bud deeper into your ear.
The Elite 65t has a 15 min quick charge for an extra 1.5 hours of play, while the case can provide two more full charges.