How can a proven formula continue to result in time? Taking the best parts and making them better. That is what Jabra seems to have done with its Elite Active 75t, the successors of its popular wireless headphones Elite Active 65t. Making their debut at CES 2020, these little friends will go on sale in February for $ 199 dollars. The headphones are smaller, better adjusted, more resistant and have a longer battery life.
Visually, the Elite Active 75t are practically identical to the Elite 75t launched at the end of 2019. The Active version has the same design that the Danish company claims is 22 percent smaller than the Active 65t. A rather more delicate finish than the previous model makes contact with the ear canal and that coating is apparently responsible for the improved water and dust resistance of the Elite Active 75t, which now has an IP57 rating (fully waterproof) compared to the IP56 rating of Elite Active 65t.
The battery life also increases, from 6.5 to 7.5 hours. The charging case extends the total playing time to 28 hours. Jabra has managed to optimize the buttons on the headphones and the charging case, while making both components much smaller, which is an impressive engineering feat.
In terms of functionality, the Elite Active 75t variant uses Jabra's excellent physical buttons (one on each handset) that are combined with a series of pressure patterns that give control over calls, access to the voice assistant, tracks Audio and volume. The novelty to arrive in the second quarter of 2020 is the application that enables the MyControl and MySound functions.
What are MyControl and MySound about?
MyControl allows you to choose the pressure patterns for the various functions of the headphones instead of using the ones that come from the factory. It also gives you the option of using either one individually, since now you can only do it with the right one.
On the other hand, MySound uses some of the four Elite Active 75t microphones to customize the sound profile to the user's hearing through a calibration performed with a series of beeps.
Interestingly, Jabra has not referred to motion sensors in the Elite Active 75t. These were part of the Elite Active 65t, but perhaps with the popularity of exercise trackers that are placed on the faces, such as Fitbit and Apple Watch, the company considered them unnecessary.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t will come in six colors: Navy Blue (February), Copper Black (Amazon exclusive, February), Titanium Black (Best Buy exclusive, February), Gray (March), Siena (April) and Mint (April )