So, in this article, I will discuss both earbuds to find out if there is a difference between them.
- What are the Main Differences Between the Jabra Elite Active 75t and the Jabra Elite 75t Earbuds?
- In terms of IP Rating
- In terms of Colors
- In Terms of Design
- In Terms of Performance
- Key Features
- What are the Pros and Cons of Using the Jabra Elite Active 75t?
- Which Device is the Better Value for Money?
What are the Main Differences Between the Jabra Elite Active 75t and the Jabra Elite 75t Earbuds?
The Jabra Elite 75t and the Jabra Elite Active 75t are effectively the same device with very few differences between them. However, there are a few key differences and similarities between the two earbuds, and these would be;
In terms of IP Rating
The Jabra Elite Active has an IP6 rating which means it can be submerged in up to 3m of water for 30mins. This would allow the device to be more resistant to water damage as it is more tightly packed, so if you were to fall into a pool, the earbuds should be fine. However, the Jabra Elite 75t has an IP5 rating which means it is less water resistant than its Active counterpart. It cannot be submerged in water, but it can resist water that is sprayed on it.
In terms of Colors
The Jabra Elite Active 75t comes in navy and copper black, while the Jabra Elite 75t comes in beige and titanium black.
In Terms of Design
From a design standpoint, both devices look exactly the same, they weigh the same, they are the same size, and they are both made of plastic. If put side by side, both devices are indistinguishable from each other.
However, there is a slight difference in their design, and that is in the extra layer of rubber found on top of the device and the charging case. Both the buds and their charging case have an extra layer of rubber on top of them, which gives them a better grip and a very premium feel.
In Terms of Performance
In terms of performance, Both devices sound the same, and they are both very loud and unbalanced, with both having that boost to the bass that distorts the overall sound quality while also not adding enough bass to lighter higher-pitched songs; however, you can adjust the EQ using the Jabra app.
Both devices lasted the same amount of time which was 7hrs. Also, both devices can be charged by the other’s case, which means they have the same internal components.
- Both Devices have passive noise isolation capabilities, which means both earbuds make use of the silicone buds to trap sound in and not pass the sound in your environment through.
- They both have Bluetooth 5.0
- They both can be connected to a maximum of 8 devices
- They both have Dual device mode, which means the earbuds can be connected to two different devices simultaneously. However, the initial device must be paused for the other device to be activated
- Only the right earbud works with single earbud use as only the right earbud has a single-point connection
- The auto pause and plays, which means if you take out one earbud, any music playing would be paused, and once put back in, the music resumes.
What are the Pros and Cons of Using the Jabra Elite Active 75t?
- Rubbery texture provides more grip
- Improved IP rating
- It is very small and lightweight
- Not the best sound quality
- Dust and Fingerprints show
Which Device is the Better Value for Money?
The Jabra Elite 75t Earbuds provide the best value for money because the difference between the two devices is very minimal, and I can’t see the value in paying an extra $100 for an improved IP rating and a layer of rubber, especially when the main device also has an IP Rating especially when both devices sound exactly the same.
The Jabra Elite Active 75t earbud is a good device, but the differences between it and the base model elite are very minimal. I wish they had improved the sound quality on the Active; that change alone would have made the Active worth taking a look at, even if everything else was still the same.