Jabra’s New Elite Wireless Earbuds Look The Goods

Jabra’s New Elite Wireless Earbuds Look The Goods
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I’ve only recently converted to wireless headphones, having been tethered to my phone by a cable for far too long. But finding wireless earbuds that a) fit, b) sound good, and c) include a decent microphone for voice calls has been a bit of a problem. Though if Jabra are to be believed, their next line of wireless earbuds, announced at CES2018, do all of these things, as well as looking pretty schmick.

Called the Elite 45e, Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t, each pair of buds contains an array of microphones designed to help with voice clarity during calls. Although the Elite 45e aren’t true wireless, its over-the-collar design allows for better microphone placement, giving the best performance for voice calls.

The true wireless Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t – the latter of which was designed for those who like to get active and pound out the kilograms – also have microphones, but seem more geared to those who simply don’t want to worry about wires.

One neat feature is the headphones ability to connect with Amazon Alexa on-the-go, as well as other virtual assistants like Siri and Google Now, although the both Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t only get a 5 hour listening time, which is about 3 less than I’d like.

Regardless, they look pretty cool. I wonder if they sound just as good?