Jabra’s latest real wireless headset design is here. With the introduction of the Elite 65t in 2018, the company is interested in updating its lineup every year or more. Today, the Elite 7 Pro introduced three models, including a new flagship option that eliminates noise. The successor to the comfortable and capable 85t, this version has an updated design and smaller dimensions, but the best parts of the previous Jabra headphones remain. Perhaps most importantly, the company makes great promises to improve calls with the new MultiSensor Voice technology.
The main point of Jabra’s going home with the Elite 7 Pro is the “last call clarity”. Almost every headphone company makes bold claims about sound performance, and very rarely. You almost always sound like you’re on a dynamic phone. With this new model, Jabra says, the MultiSensor Voice device combines four microphone sets and the company’s “smart algorithms” with a bone conduction sensor that captures the vibrations of your jaw. Jabra explains that a bone conduction sensor, or sound collection device (VPU), starts these algorithms when it detects certain noises from microphones, such as wind. The company’s on-board technology then combines sound data from sensors and microphones “to transmit the best call quality.” Again, all of this is something we have to try to get the essence right, but it is clear that many of us are trying to improve Jabra’s ringtone while continuing to work remotely.
Jabra says the Elite 7 Pro is 16 percent smaller than the company’s most compact version, the Elite 75t. The smaller headphones make for a more comfortable fit, and Jabra has some sense of image as it can rely on the parent company GN’s hearing aid experience and more than 62,000 ear scanning libraries. The external control panel depicts all the headphones instead of being a perfect circle with a small elbow that extends to catch the microphones. Jabra also redesigned the charging box, this time opting for a flatter pill-shaped aesthetics.
Through the Sound + application, Jabra offers you many options for personalization. As with previous models, the Elite 7 Pro is regulated by active noise cancellation (ANC), so you can dial in the distraction block level you need. Jabra once again offers the ability to reconfigure the buttons on the deck with the MyControls feature. The options here include sound, sound / pause, skipping tracks, noise cancellation mode, voice assistant access, and more. The company offers a compatibility test (MyFit) to determine if you have selected the right ear tips for a suitable seal. If you need to adjust your overall sound profile, MySound can help with EQ tweaks.
Jabra says the Elite 7 Pro will last up to 9 hours when ANC is active. Turn it off and wait for an additional two hours of use. The case consists of only three full charges, offering up to 35 hours between buds with noise removal or up to 42 hours when the ANC is turned off. Turn off the Elite 7 Pro for five minutes and you’ll get more than an hour of listening time. Jabra says that this model can reach 50 percent of the battery with a half-hour charge. For convenience, the Elite 7 Pro supports wireless charging when you want to lower the case, rather than messing with a USB-C cable.
Similar to previous sports versions of real wireless models, Jabra does it again with the Elite 7 Active. These headphones have a design similar to the Elite 7 Pro and almost the same features. ANC, transparency mode via HearThrough, nine hours of battery life, wireless charging and IP57 waterproof rating are here. The main differences are that the Elite 7 Active Pro doesn’t have MultiSensor Voice technology, but the sports model is made from Jabra’s new material called ShakeGrip – a liquid silicone rubber that will help overall compatibility when sweating.
Elite 7 Pro and Elite 7 Active will go on sale on October 1 for $ 200 and $ 180, respectively. The Elite 7 Pro is available in black, silver / black and gold / beige, while the Elite 7 Active is available in black, navy and mint green. The $ 200 Elite 7 Pro is $ 30 cheaper than the Elite 85t when it debuts.
In addition to these models, Jabra also announced the $ 79 Elite 3 today. This affordable option doesn’t have ANC or wireless charging, but the company offers many features that are worth considering. These include seven hours of battery life, HearThrough transparency mode, as well as customizable EQ and on-board control.
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