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Jabra - Elite 65e Wireless Noise Canceling In-Ear Headphones - Titanium Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 172 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Elite 65e are great but...

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    CrysisComplex
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    Jabra - Elite 65e Wireless Noise-Canceling are great BT headphones. Excellent all round great performance and they are certainly well built. They have a nice construction that holds well in the modern era. The problem with these headphones come in when you are trying to fit them in the ear. They are not comfortable to some users and this theory was tested with me and my girlfriend who didn't enjoy the Jabra but I had better times with it. First off they are easy to pair with your phone or tablet, They also are lightweight enough to swing around on your neck all day. They lack Bass but the clear sound and tone to the audio were good enough for me to enjoy these. Stylish and subtle these headphones are nice which doesn't draw too much attention. The Active Noise cancellation is good and blocks out enough sound in the city. I've used these headphones on most of my phones and they worked out perfectly. The battery did hold up well in my experience with a full day worth of streaming music but they rapidly charge up. I wished they used USB C but that is not here. Also making great phone calls with a clear mic between me and the caller. Amazon Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant for voice-activated control worked fine. My girlfriend didn't enjoy trying these because she said they felt uncomfortable and kept falling out no matter what earbuds tips we used. If I'm being truthful here they didn't hold up that well in my ears either until I got the hang of having them in. The ends are magnetic but do not hold together well around her neck either. It's strange to say but they are great headphones and they are nice to use but with them falling out a lot I'm not sure I'm going to use them as much as I like. They are held back by the tiniest issue which could be the shortcomings of these.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not very good ANC

    Posted
    Bluenycom

    I bought it for an upcoming trip to Asia. I have good experience with Jabra Elite Sport (truly wireless). It has good design and setup was easy. The sound quality and call quality are very good. Ear tips (S, M, L) are not as comfortable as I like, but tolerable. I figure I'll grow into them. The main issue, the reason for me to buy this, was the ANC. It didn't seem to be very effective. I tested on the car where there is constant noise, the kind of noise that's normally reduced by ANC. It worked but not as dramatic as I thought. My wife has an old Bose QC 20 for me to compare. It was a noticeable difference!! I then thought maybe plugged-in vs bluetooth is the problem. I then bought a Bose QC 30 for comparison. Sound quality (both music and call) wise, the Jabra is better. To my ears, the QC 30 is better in ANC and comfort (very nice eartips). I returned the Jabra 65e. Sound quality during a flight is not as important to me. The goal really is to reduce background noise so I can hear whatever I want at a reasonable volume. With ANC on, I kept the volume at 30-40% percent. With ANC off, I'd have to increase the volume to 70-80%, not very good for the ears for a 10+ hours flight. Comfort is also another important thing for a long flight. No matter how good the sound is, if it's not comfortable, then it's basically useless. I think this Jabra is good for its price if it fits your ears. The sounds is excellent. To my ears, it's just not as good as Bose for ANC.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Jabra

      Hello Bluenycom. Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you like the overall fit and feel for your Elite 65e. The ANC is always depended on the right fit of your headset. Every ear shape is different. The Elite 65e comes with 3 different sized ear-gels and ear-wings. Often one has to try different size scenarios to achieve the ultimate fit for noise cancellation. Jabra

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    fantastic audio and call quality

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    bd43274
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    If you're looking for the best earphones for the gym, these might not be for you. If you're looking for completely wire free, also (obviously) not for you. If you're like me and need something for the office that not only sounds great but has good call quality as well, Jabra's most recent offering may be exactly what you're looking for. the good: sound quality - Wow. I'm blown away by the quality of sound that I'm seeing in Jabra products recently (the 65t sound great as well, for wire-free ear buds). Full spectrum is represented well here, with nice low end extension and crisp (but not fatiguing) highs. Really well done, and fun to listen to. These have quickly become my daily drivers because of music and call quality. multiple device connectivity - can connect to 2 devices at the same time. This is so convenient during the work day. I connect to both my laptop and my phone, and switching works quite well. call quality - This is what comes to mind when I think Jabra (though I've begun to think "audio quality" as well. I use these for multiple calls for work through the day, and those on the other end of the line tell me they sound great. ANC - Passive I've seen before.all in ears are passively isolating to a certain degree. Active noise cancelling?? I'm not sure if they cancel on par with something like an over ear QC35 from Bose (which are probably tops here) but still pretty effective. I'll definitely be trying these on my next flight. comfort / fit - I've trouble with lots of in ears fitting properly, and the shape of these, along with the wings, make for a really secure fit. Very comfortable to use all day for me. battery life - So far, no issues using these all day during work. case - For this neck band style of in ear, an include soft case is a nice touch. it's enough to keep them in good shape if you just toss them in your bag at the end of the day. app - Jabra's mobile app has some nice features (ANC control, equalizer), but overall could probably use a little work. It's probably the weakest part of the entire package in my opinion, but in no way is it especially bad. I'd really like to see the ability to control connected devices here (Bose app has this feature). the bad: none for me overall: For me, these are an absolute home run. I never imagined that my go to pair of headphones for daily drivers would Jabra (over, say, Bose, JBL, Sony, B&W). I need 3 things in my daily use - 1. obviously music quality is paramount 2. phone call quality for work and 3. at least enough battery life to get through the day. This headset is superb for all 3 without a doubt. 5 stars, highly recommended for those with similar needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Jabra Quality, Great Usability

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    aarondr
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    The Jabra Elite 65e is yet another neckband style headset. I'ven't used a lot of Jabra products in the past few years, but I always remember their bluetooth headsets back in the day. The 65e is a solid headset in keeping with Jabra's reputation. Setup is quite easy. They enter pairing mode immediately and are easy to pair. The voice prompts are straight forward and not as grating as some other cheaper headsets. There was significant attention to detail on user experience here, and it shows. While the 65e boasts superior call quality, this feature has fallen far on my list of important features. I'ven't had any complaints with the few calls I've taken. It's pretty cool that they can vibrate as well as make a pretty subdued tone to let you know you've an incoming call. The experience is quite nice w/ calls. Where the 65e stands out to me is both audio quality and ANC. To get the best experience you need to ensure you've fitted the earbuds properly. The silicone inserts need to create a decent seal in your ears. The inserts that came out of the box installed were perfect to me, but there is a tray of other silicon pieces to ensure a great fit. This is essential to both sound quality and ANC working. The buds are held in place by the inner lobe area using the 'EarWings'. The manual goes through how to install and adjust for your needs. If properly sealed, the 'passive' noise cancellation does a decent job of keeping things quiet. The ANC when enabled really cuts down on the background hums. Compared to my other ANC headphones (over the ear), the noise cancelling is pretty good. Things get quite quiet. I'ven't used them on a flight yet, but my assumption is that they'd perform well in that situation (which is essentially what ANC was designed for). Sound quality is top notch. The bass is quiet sublime without stretching to the absurd. The mids and highs are clear, and don't suffer from any over extension. The sound stage is narrow, but such is life when the sound drivers are literally in your ear canal. I found the treble could approach a bit of harshness and higher volumes (at least for me), but using the Sound+ app from Jabra, you can use a global 5-band equalizer to tune sound to your preferences. The overall design of the headset is very premium. The materials are solid, and most of surface is a soft-touch plastic. The only downside for me is that the neckband can get a bit hot if it's sitting directly on skin. The right side has a multifunction button flanked by volume up and down. The left side has an 'assistant' button and ANC on/off button. One of the cooler features is the 'hearthrough' which mutes your music, and passes through microphone input to your ears. The idea is if you're listening to music, and someone needs to talk to you, you just hold the ANC button for 2 seconds and then you can carry on a conversation without ever removing your earbuds. In practice it's a bit odd for me, but it does function quite well. Another great usability feature is the magnets for the earbuds. While it keeps them tidy when not in your ears, it's also smart enough to pause your music when you click them together. Also if you're receiving a call (and feel the vibration), separating the buds will answer the call. This is really nifty. Overall, the Jabra 65e are a highly polished set of ANC earbuds with excellent sound quality. Its the sort of polish that you won't get from most $200 earbuds. If you're in the market for earbuds, and would like ANC to cut out some background noises/hums, try the 65e's - you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Jabra Elite 65e – Exciting EQ Sound Customization

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    pauldar
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    After two weeks of using the Jabra Elite 65e Wireless Neckband everyday, I feel confident in writing an evaluation focusing on its most significant features. I received this complimentary Jabra Elite 65e Neckband in exchange for an honest and informative review. Sound Quality: * Ultimately, the most important characteristic of any wireless earbuds is the sound quality. Coupled with the Jabra Sound App are numerous features, which give me not only control, but the opportunity to customize my listening enjoyment to my own personal preferences. I am referring to the on-board, Apps' Music Equalizer. This Jabra Sound App can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play for Free. It has allowed me to adjust and manipulate the various sound frequencies as I see fit. I am an 'old-school' audiophile, and I believe this is the most significant and FUN feature the Jabra Elite 65e offers. Other brands of earbuds, if they offer any user-adjustments at all, focus on the mid ranges, and, or, may give you a choice of EQ presets - Pop, Rock, Jazz, and Classical. But, the Jabra engineers knew only too well that the heart and soul of the musical sounds we hear focuses on the 60 Hz to 4 KHz - 7 KHz range. So, they based their Music EQ App predominantly in those ranges. This is very unique for any headphones or earbuds to have an on-board EQ, which allows you to increase or decrease the loudness of that particular frequency range. Back in the day when we had analog music, the 'Smile' was the most common pattern used in a 50 Hz to 16 KHz range EQ, and, still is today. Now, I prefer more richer bass, especially in the lighter bass range of 200 Hz - 800 Hz range. So, my 'Smile' gets warped here as I set the range, 250 Hz, at a higher level (see my attached photo). For me increasing this range brings out the low end of acoustic guitars, deeper notes from vocalists, piano, and adds 'oomph' for robust tones, which I enjoy so much. You do not have to use this Jabra Sound App EQ. You can enjoy your music 'flat' with no EQ enhancements. Most earbuds are designed for the mid ranges anyway. But, once you actually take the time to use this App EQ with your ears, and finely tune your listening preferences - you will be 'hooked'. This significant feature alone turns your Jabra Elite 65e Earbud's listening enjoyment into'tasty' ear-candy. WooHoo! Call Clarity & Noise Cancellation: *Jabra Elite 65e uses 3-microphone call technology, which creates effective noise canceling insuring call clarity to a degree that's only found in high-end, more expensive earbuds. Using three separate microphones elevates the Jabra Elite 65e into a upper-end class all of its own. If you receive and make lots of calls you will really appreciate this feature. You can adjust your audio for Jabra Default, Enhanced Treble, and Enhanced Bass. You can also adjust the Sidetone, which enables you to hear your own voice through the microphones. How cool is that? The calls I made through my digital assistant, Siri, were amazingly clear. The folks on the receiving end said I was very distinct and audible, and sounded very near to them. At this time only Siri can be enabled as my voice assistant. Amazon Alexa is coming soon. @@@@@ Noise Cancellation is a two step process. First, it is very important to insure that Passive Noise Cancellation is in place with the proper fit of the correct size of EarGel and EarWings for your ears. There are three sizes of EarGel and EarWings from which to choose, small, medium, and large. A snug, but comfortable fit insures Passive Noise Cancellation. I used the large size EarGel and they are very efficient at blocking out most surrounding noise. Then, I was super amazed at the quality of Noise Cancellation using the Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) control, which utilizes the three-microphones to effectively block ambient sound. There is a dedicated ANC / Hear Through button on the left side of the neckband to activate or deactivate the ANC, but you can also turn the ANC, ON or OFF, using the Jabra Sound App. I found that on my daily four mile walks it was better to allow surrounding noises by deactivating the ANC so I could be aware of auto traffic, etc. Comfort & Fit During Physical Activity: * The Jabra 65e is lightweight and comfortable to wear during most physical activities. What I really liked about the neckband is that it has a plastic body facing the back of my neck. Unlike other rubberized neckbands, which have irritated the back of my neck, this Jabra 65e is easy to wear while moving around and bouncing up and down. I would recommend this neckband for most physical activities, but not vigorous jogging or running. This is my own personal opinion, because neckbands, in general, have irritated my neck while I ran just wearing a T-Shirt. I have had to wear Polo-Styled shirts to prevent neck irritation. @@@@@ While wearing these earbuds I walked four miles each day, exercised at my fitness center for an hour every other day, worked in my yard and garden, and, of course, did routine, daily, household chores. They hold up well to perspiration and clean easily. However, I must note that these earbuds are only rated, IP54, which is the lowest water protection rating. They are not submersible or waterproof, but will take perspiration and a small splash. I wore them twice on my early morning walks while it was raining - no problem. Other Jabra Elite 65e Features: * Handy Carrying Case - Included. @@@@@ Three Sets of EarGels and EarWings - Included small, medium, and large. @@@@@ Battery - up to 8 hours of use with the ANC ON. Up to 13 hours with ANC OFF and volume at 50%. Two hour charge time. Battery Indicator at top of the Jabra Sound App. Can charge using the included USB cord to your computer or using your smart phone charger. @@@@@ Voice Guidance - You can turn this feature ON or OFF. @@@@@ Phone Calls - You can make and receive exceptionally clear phone calls using your digital assistant. Additionally, you can end phone calls letting your earbud magnets mate together. @@@@@ Two Year Warranty - Covers the lifespan of the device and dust and water damage. @@@@@ Bluetooth - Easy and fast connection using Bluetooth 5.0. Can connect two devices at once. Two IOS. Two Android, or, one IOS and one Android. I connect with an I-Phone SE and my wife connects with a Samsung Galaxy. @@@@@ Standby Time - Automatically shuts down after 15 minutes of B Bluetooth inactivity. @@@@@ Free Jabra Sound App - Download from Apple or Google Play Stores. This is a 'must' for enhancing your listening enjoyment and streamlining your earbuds controls. @@@@@ Vibration Neckband - When power is turned ON or OFF, and, or incoming phone calls. You can turn this feature OFF is desired. Recommendations: The sound quality, noise cancellation, and EQ ability to adjust and customize this Jabra Elite 65e to my own personal listening preferences is the most significant feature. YooHoo! Beforehand, I had to use a 3.5mm cable from my amp to my headphones to utilize an EQ for incredible sound. The adjustable voice clarity of phone calls is the second most outstanding feature. If you are busy and on the go, and make many phone calls - this one is for you. The two channel separation coupled with the nuances of gentle and prominent background sounds is spectacular. I love this Jabra Wireless Elite 65e Neckband. I highly recommend the purchase of this Jabra 65e for yourself, family member, friend, or that special graduate. You won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend