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Features Jabra Elite 7 Active
- 100% wireless, Bluetooth 5.2 connection.
- Also compatible with watches such as Apple Watch or Garmin with music function.
- Active noise cancellation ANC, 100% customizable in intensity.
- Up to 8 different devices are synchronized and multi-connection to two devices simultaneously.
- In-ear fit, several sizes of rubber bands included.
- The charging case provides 30 hours of battery life in total.
- 5-minute quick charge = 1 hour of battery life.
- Physical control on the two headphones. One button, multiple presses.
- IP57 certification for resistance to dust and water.
- Charging case with USB-C and Qi wireless charging compatibility.
- 4 built-in microphones for noise reduction and wind protection.
- Jabra Sound+ app on mobile to personalize your behavior.
Jabra Elite 7 Active, new design, and fit
The first change that draws the most attention is the design of the headphones, I already told you that the 75T fit in my ear very well, they did not fall off running despite being headphones without any type of hook, both for the outside or the inside. The Elite 75T fit very well and in the Jabra Elite 7 Active the design changes slightly, they are a bit longer, but also the finish of the headset itself has a rubbery finish, very soft but at the same time non-slip.
That finish is what prevents the earphone from moving while you run and, after using them for more than a month running, they have not fallen or moved during training. Jabra calls this rubbery finish “Shakegrip” and they say it’s made from liquid silicone rubber.
In the Jabra Elite 7 Active there are also improvements in the battery, the charging box, we have noise cancellation technology, and a lot of customization from the app on the smartphone.
Noise cancellation and sound modes
The Jabra Elite 7 Active are 179 euros, high-end headphones, and therefore they have to have the latest typical technologies that we find in high-end headphones, such as active noise cancellation.
The Elite 75t already had it, and it remains in these. The truth is, I’m honest, I don’t know if they have added any improvements in terms of noise cancellation technology, or in the microphones, but on a practical level, running on a day-to-day basis and using them with background noise, for those moments when those who want to isolate themselves from the environment, or on public transport, do not notice any difference compared to the 75T. It’s still excellent noise cancellation.
Its intensity can be adjusted from the Jabra Sound+ mobile application, which connects directly to the headphones and from it we can configure many parameters, including the intensity of noise cancellation. And of course, if you don’t want to use it, we also have the HearThrough mode, which is like the transparency mode of the AirPods Pro. This function allows outside sound to pass through the microphones and we hear everything magnified. This HearThrough mode can also be adjusted.
At the microphone level, they include 4 microphones between the two headphones, that is, two microphones for each headphone, which serve both to cancel these external noises and to talk on the phone. Regarding the quality of the calls, I have spoken with them running and the quality is good and they have not indicated that the quality of the call is bad.
Jabra Elite 7 Active Battery
The battery itself has improved a lot compared to the Elite 75t. These Jabra Elite 7 Active have up to 8 hours of battery life per charge.
That is, you take it out of the case, and you have up to 8 hours of battery life. On the Elite Active 75T it was 5.5 hours per charge, so that’s a nice improvement. Putting them in the case starts to charge as it happens with all wireless headphones, and this box gives us up to 30 additional hours of battery. The box of the Elite 75t gave 24 hours.
Wireless charging case
Another improvement of the box/case that I like a lot and that you will also appreciate if you are one of those who use wireless chargers to charge your mobile is that this new box has built-in wireless charging, it is compatible with the Qi standard.
Simply put it on top of a wireless charger and voila, it charges automatically. If we want to continue doing it by cable, we can with the integrated USB Type C port.
To give this new cargo box a negative point is that it is a bit thicker than the Elite 75t. The footprint is pretty much the same, it’s a bit more rounded, but it’s thicker.
Connectivity has gone from Bluetooth 5.0 to Bluetooth 5.2 in this new version, they are compatible with practically any smartphone, computer, television, or equipment that emits sound on the market. And they can also be seamlessly connected to Apple Watch or Garmin watches with music function. I have tested its compatibility with the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro and it is fine.