Cameron Summerson  When I opened the Elite Active 65t box for the first time, I was admittedly worried about the form factor of these earphones – they look pretty bulky. I figured they would be heavy, uncomfortable, or a combination of the two. The good news is that this is not the case. In fact, they are the most comfortable earphones I've used lately. They stay in my ears very well – even during intense workouts, where I'm literally dripping sweat. It is damn impressive.
They not only stay in place, they also sound impressively good. I was convinced that all truly wireless earphones that are not AirPods need to sound tiny and faint. It turns out that this is not the case. While the Elite Active 65t does not have a comparable amount of low-end devices like AirPods, they are clearer and more accurate. Vocals are brighter and more defined. The mid-range is clear and the individual tone characteristics in most pieces of music are also clearly separated. All this makes them less "mushy" than AirPods and they offer a richer sound than other really wireless earbuds that I've tried.
The earphones seal your ear, making them not only sound better but also block other sounds. However, if you want to hear what is going on around you, there is a feature called "HearThrough" that activates the microphones of the buds and allows outside noise. In my experience, it works very well and does not dramatically affect the quality of the music. However, it should be noted that this function is not very good in windy situations (like cycling). It is more likely in case you need a conversation or situational awareness indoors. You can simply turn it on and off using the button on the right button.
If you're talking about this right-hand bud, you'll also call your language assistant. That's not unusual. What is unique about is the Elite Active 65t, which also includes Amazon Alexa. In the Jabra Sound + app (Android, iOS), you can switch from the default voice assistant on your phone to Alexa – just log in to your Amazon account.
Finally, I would like to talk about one sticking point with these earplugs: Charging is a torment. It works while storing and loading the buds as it should, but is much more difficult too open as other, comparable products. While most truly wireless earphones use magnets to close and hold the lid, the Elite Active 65t case has a clip mechanism that locks it in place. This means that the suitcase is tightly closed, but by far not as easy to open as others. And it's almost impossible to open the case with one hand (which is one of the nicest things about AirPods).
Apart from this hassle I really like the Elite Active 65t Earphones . With a retail price of $ 190, they are the same as the premium option with the latest AirPod model (with the wireless charging case).
I find them more comfortable, versatile, and generally more comfortable to use when compared to AirPods. They stay better in place than any other earphones I've tried (especially during training), and they sound great to boot. That's a win, win, profit in my book!
Here's what we like
- Extremely comfortable
- Stay in place, even during intense workouts
- Clear, defined audio
And what we do not
- The case is more voluminous than others and can be a painful opening.
- Compared to AirPods lacks the low-end function