Replacing Airpods with Jabra Elite 65T?

Ixon2001

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I'm thinking about replacing my Airpods with the Jabra Elite 65T's, now i do like the Airpods but for some reason the left ear one never stay's in my ear & tbh i don't want to be putting things onto them just so they stay in, hence the reason i'm seriously considering getting the Jabra 65T's & selling the Airpods on to cover most of the cost.

Also how do the Jabra sound compared to the Airpods?
 

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I've used the Jabra 65t, and I think they're fantastic. They have Bluetooth 5.0 so they connect by the time you get them in your ears. That said though, they just don't have the seamless transition from device-to-device like the AirPods do. The Jabra's seal better, thus sound better overall. Battery life is great on them, but I don't like that they don't magnetize to the case so you have to be careful when placing them inside and closing the lid. They use a "turn-and-lock" method, and for me, they never fell out. Overall I don't think you'd be disappointed with them, but I eventually went back to AirPods because of the seamless transition to my various iCloud devices.
 
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I just ordered a refurbished pair Elite Active 65t from Jabra. From everything I've read, they pair well with Apple devices. I appreciate that they have a smaller profile and are listed as water resistant. I've taken back three pairs of substandard buds so far, so hoping that these are the winner!
 

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I've used the Jabra 65t, and I think they're fantastic. They have Bluetooth 5.0 so they connect by the time you get them in your ears. That said though, they just don't have the seamless transition from device-to-device like the AirPods do. The Jabra's seal better, thus sound better overall. Battery life is great on them, but I don't like that they don't magnetize to the case so you have to be careful when placing them inside and closing the lid. They use a "turn-and-lock" method, and for me, they never fell out. Overall I don't think y6ou'd be disappointed with them, but I eventually went back to AirPods because of the seamless transition to my various iCloud devices.
Don’t see how that’s even a selling point. Transitioning between devices is easy as pushing a button ... don’t know why that’s an issue . This whole thing is NOT a selling point for me lol
 
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I love the Jabra Active 65t but it did take me a few minutes to figure out how to switch between my phone/tablet/Mac and watch. I had to hold down the button on both buds and try a few times to make the switch. Sounds like a small thing but I can see where AirPods are a bit more convenient. The form factor and no waterproofing were a dealbreaker for me, as I will use them for exercise and think that the current pods will degrade over time with sweat. I was tempted to wait for AirPod 2 but am glad that I got the Jabra. Also, the app is really good. You can choose to let noise in or block out all sound and there are nice soundscapes included. The equalizer feature is nice too. I think that they sound excellent, but I’m not an audiophile and probably wouldn’t know highs and lows etc. unless they were really off.
 

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Don’t see how that’s even a selling point. Transitioning between devices is easy as pushing a button ... don’t know why that’s an issue . This whole thing is NOT a selling point for me lol
It's just flat-out not as seamless and easy with non-AirPods bluetooth devices. With anything else, you have to actually pair the headphones to each device separately. Pairing the AirPods intially with your iPhone pairs them at the same time to all your other iCloud devices. There's a reason the AirPods are so propped up by the feature in reviews and such.

Also, your use-case and what you prefer is not the all-encompassing use-case of every consumer.
 

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It's just flat-out not as seamless and easy with non-AirPods bluetooth devices. With anything else, you have to actually pair the headphones to each device separately. Pairing the AirPods intially with your iPhone pairs them at the same time to all your other iCloud devices. There's a reason the AirPods are so propped up by the feature in reviews and such.

Also, your use-case and what you prefer is not the all-encompassing use-case of every consumer.
Yay all my iOS products are now paired with my Bluetooth headphones once ? It’s not hard to pair even with multiple products. You’re just being lazy then.

Sound quality and battery life is the most important things in a Bluetooth earbud. At least it should be. That being said I’m going to buy a pair because of battery life and stable Bluetooth connection. The Jabra are good but I had issues when I got a pair last year to review. Maybe just a bad pair
 
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Yay all my iOS products are now paired with my Bluetooth headphones once ? It’s not hard to pair even with multiple products. You’re just being lazy then.

Sound quality and battery life is the most important things in a Bluetooth earbud. At least it should be. That being said I’m going to buy a pair because of battery life and stable Bluetooth connection. The Jabra are good but I had issues when I got a pair last year to review. Maybe just a bad pair
I mean, you do realize the AirPods offer category leading battery life, charge speed and connection stability (because of the W1 chip)...right?
 

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I mean, you do realize the AirPods offer category leading battery life, charge speed and connection stability (because of the W1 chip)...right?
Category leading ? Ummm there is others offering 6 hours plus now about to come out. The Jabra elite 65t also offers 5 hours and the active version as well. Charge speed ? The Master & Dynamic MW07 charges faster from what I’ve seen numbers wise with the AirPods and actual usage with the MW07 though battery life is worse so it isn’t apples to apples. Stability ? Never had any issues with the MW07. The W1 isn’t a selling point unless you love Apple. I don’t but just happen to like their products.
 
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I have the Jabras and like them pretty well. The fit is comfortable, sound is decent and they have a good deal of charge time. For me the main con is that the Jabras are not magnetic to the case and are not perfectly in sync with YouTube videos. Netflix and other videos are fine but not YouTube.

I had the AirPods and they had no detectable audio lag in any videos including YouTube.
 
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Category leading ? Ummm there is others offering 6 hours plus now about to come out. The Jabra elite 65t also offers 5 hours and the active version as well. Charge speed ? The Master & Dynamic MW07 charges faster from what I’ve seen numbers wise with the AirPods and actual usage with the MW07 though battery life is worse so it isn’t apples to apples. Stability ? Never had any issues with the MW07. The W1 isn’t a selling point unless you love Apple. I don’t but just happen to like their products.
Lol there is so much inaccuracy in this that it’s not even worth debating anymore. I owned the MW07 briefly and by no means are charging speeds faster than the AirPods (2 hrs vs 15-20 mins) and by no means is the connection more stable than the W1 chip. Goodbye.
 

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Lol there is so much inaccuracy in this that it’s not even worth debating anymore. Goodbye.
There isn’t . Sorry to burst your Apple bubble. So the AirPods last longer then 5 hours ? They don’t and even advertised as 5 hours. Case hours is meaningless unless you’re not near a charger for more the. 15 hours a day
 
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Lol there is so much inaccuracy in this that it’s not even worth debating anymore. I owned the MW07 briefly and by no means are charging speeds faster than the AirPods (2 hrs vs 15-20 mins) and by no means is the connection more stable than the W1 chip. Goodbye.
2 hours to charge ? Nope not at all. And they are just as stable with no cut outs at all . 15 minutes does NOT fully charge the buds so don’t be lying even the page says so. I fully charged the MW07 in around 30 minutes from a dead battery which is also why i returned them and getting the AirPods. Battery life is st 2.5 hours to 3 hours which isn’t worth $300.



 
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rywen

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It's just flat-out not as seamless and easy with non-AirPods bluetooth devices. With anything else, you have to actually pair the headphones to each device separately. Pairing the AirPods intially with your iPhone pairs them at the same time to all your other iCloud devices. There's a reason the AirPods are so propped up by the feature in reviews and such.

Also, your use-case and what you prefer is not the all-encompassing use-case of every consumer.

Totally agree with this. I own a ridiculous amount of bluetooth headphones and speakers for different purposes. Nothing I've owned even"multipoint" devices have been great at maintaining a connection with or switching between multiple devices without hassle. The airpods were game changing for me. So much that I upgraded my beats studio 2 and powerbeats 2 to the newer version just for the W1 chip. It's pretty common that I want to use the same output device with my macbook pro and iphone, and only the devices with the w1 chip are able to handle switching between devices seamlessly without occasionally having to shut bluetooth off on one device or go into settings and 'disconnect' on one to hear audio from the other. I don't know that I own any playback devices that are bluetooth 5.0 though, so maybe this works better now.
 

jR0ny

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I have both currently and kinda testest them..

+ Thing with the Jabra is that they can connect to more devices at the same time ... I start my macbook or my phone and the music is on :)


I've used the Jabra 65t, and I think they're fantastic. They have Bluetooth 5.0 so they connect by the time you get them in your ears. That said though, they just don't have the seamless transition from device-to-device like the AirPods do. The Jabra's seal better, thus sound better overall. Battery life is great on them, but I don't like that they don't magnetize to the case so you have to be careful when placing them inside and closing the lid. They use a "turn-and-lock" method, and for me, they never fell out. Overall I don't think y6ou'd be disappointed with them, but I eventually went back to AirPods because of the seamless transition to my various iCloud devices.
 

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I have both currently and kinda testest them..

+ Thing with the Jabra is that they can connect to more devices at the same time ... I start my macbook or my phone and the music is on :)
That’s a great point. In my case, I was connecting the Jabra to my iPhone and iPad Pro simultaneously and it never failed on me. Pause content on the iPhone to play content on the iPad, and vice versa. It’s a really great feature than even my incredible Sony 1000XM3’s don’t have.

One thing I left out originally is that while the fit is great and I never felt like they were going to fall out, I didn’t always find the pressure created by the seal in my ears to be comfortable. The seal is absolutely necessary for these to sound good, but not everyone will be a fan of the pressure cause by said seal.
 

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I have the Elite's as well as the airpods, I'd still be using only the airpods if they stayed in my ear reliably (which they do not). The Jabra's are a solid product though, the case is fkn terrible.
 

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That’s a great point. In my case, I was connecting the Jabra to my iPhone and iPad Pro simultaneously and it never failed on me. Pause content on the iPhone to play content on the iPad, and vice versa. It’s a really great feature than even my incredible Sony 1000XM3’s don’t have.

One thing I left out originally is that while the fit is great and I never felt like they were going to fall out, I didn’t always find the pressure created by the seal in my ears to be comfortable. The seal is absolutely necessary for these to sound good, but not everyone will be a fan of the pressure cause by said seal.
How do you get them to connect to both the iPhone and iPad simultaneously? I have tried over and over but mine will only pair to one at a time. To switch, I have to unpair one and then pair the other.
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How do you get them to connect to both the iPhone and iPad simultaneously? I have tried over and over but mine will only pair to one at a time. To switch, I have to unpair one and then pair the other.
Nevermind - I did get the Jabras to connect to both devices this morning. Hooray!
 
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SeenJeen

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Keep both. I've had the Jabras for about a month now, and AirPods since they launched.
If I'm in a quiet environment, I'll reach for my AirPods because they're much more convenient.
But if I'm going to the gym, a loud environment, or want better sound quality & isolation, I'll use the Jabras.
 
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