Why you should buy Truly Wireless Earbuds

True wireless earbuds are the rage these days, and rightly so because they do allow for an altogether unique level of freedom while using gadgets. Don’t believe me? Well, read on!

I am here to convince you why you should buy True Wireless Earbuds and why it should be the Jabra Elite 75t (or the Elite Active 75t).

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Let’s start with why you need Truly Wireless Earbuds in the first place.

Three reasons:

  1. The freedom: You are finally free from the world of wires. How long will you stick to the old wired earphones that are most definitely an emplekosyrmaphobic’s nightmare! (Feel free to Google the word)
  2. It’s the new trend! Among man’s most basic desires is the desire for validation, and what better way than to be recognized following the latest fashion trends!
  3. The freedom! I cannot stress this enough. Its important people.

I have to be fair here, there are also a few cons for choosing a truly wireless earbud:

  1. As of this moment, not even the best true wireless earbud can match the mic quality of a well made wired earphone. That doesn’t mean their mics are the worst. More on that later.
  2. You gotta charge it. Not exactly a con, it’s just a trade-off you have to make.
  3. Oops. There is no point 3!

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Listing down the salient features of the Elite 75t :

  • 28hrs of charge (7.5 hrs on the buds and 20.5 hours on the case)
  • Multiple-device connection
  • Bluetooth 5.0 for stable connectivity
  • Very comfortable to wear for longer periods
  • Button controls (better than the finicky touch controls)
  • A companion app that actually feels good to use
  • Excellent sound quality (EQ can be adjusted in the app)
  • Good call quality
  • ‘Hearthrough’ that works almost as well as ANC
  • 2-year warranty against dust and water damage
  • Voice assistant access through the earbuds

And now, to compare it with the major alternate players in the market. These are the top 6 truly wireless earbuds right now —

  1. Apple Airpods Pro (obviously, I do have to cater to the Apple fanbase in Medium)
  2. Jabra Elite 75t
  3. Samsung Galaxy Buds+
  4. Sennheiser Momentum
  5. Pixel Buds 2
  6. Sony WF-1000XM3 (Ditch the scientific names dude!)

Comparing the Elite 75t with these models,

vs Airpods Pro

  1. If you are all about the Apple ecosystem, please don’t bother to read more, just go with the Airpods. But if you are an Android user, like 87% of the world, then Airpods is definitely not an option for you. So, read on.
  2. Though the Airpods Pro has active noise cancellation, it costs $70 more. Plus, Elite 75t blocks out most of the noise with its great design. The only time ANC works slightly better than passive noise cancellation is during a flight.
  3. Elite 75t comes with more bass out of the box but can be customized to provide excellent sound quality, clearly better than Airpods.
  4. Elite 75t has higher battery life.

vs Sennheiser Momentum

  1. Elite 75t costs $120 less
  2. Sennheiser does have best-in-class sound quality, but its price puts it in the premium segment.
  3. Heavy and not very comfortable.
  4. Oh, and it does not have waterproofing.

vs Sony WF-1000XM3

  1. Not sweat resistant. So, workouts are definitely a no-go.
  2. Costs about $60 than the Elite 75t.
  3. The case is uncomfortably larger and the earbuds stick out of your ears.
  4. Has an excellent sound quality but the cons outweigh the pros

vs Pixel Buds

  1. They do look prettier but are otherwise not worth consideration.

vs Samsung Galaxy Buds+

I really had to try hard to find a negative here, the Galaxy Buds+ are really good. But…

  1. Though the earbuds themselves last longer than the Elite 75t, the charging case provides just one extra charge cycle, an obstacle for most of the use cases.
  2. It does not have a multiple-device connection, the major attraction of the Elite 75t.

Not convinced yet?

Consider this use case:

I am a software developer who is really into music and also attends at least an hour of meetings every day. When I start work, I take my Jabra’s from the case, plug it in my ears, and that’s it! I take them out only after 8 hours (not considering the occasional supposedly ‘short’ breaks). I listen to music from my phone while developing, and when someone invites me to a meeting through my laptop, the music automatically pauses, and the earbuds switch seamlessly to answer the call. How cool is that!!

Don’t believe me yet?

Here are links to reviews from some credible tech critics:

  1. CNET
  2. Soundguys
  3. Verge
  4. JimsReviewRoom

So, should you buy the Jabra Elite 75t? Quoting the Soundguys here,

“What else can I buy that’s better?” And the answer is, pretty much nothing. “

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