The Jabra Elite Active 65t Truly Wireless in-ear headphones are lightweight, breathable, and compact. They have a similar design to the Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless, but they have a sportier look, a more secure carrying case, and a higher IP56 water resistance rating. Their companion app includes a graphic EQ that allows you to fine-tune the sound to your liking. They don’t have the most comfortable fit, and wearing them for long periods of time can be exhausting.
The Jabra Elite Active 65t are similar to the Jabra Elite 65t Genuinely Wireless in style, but with a sportier, more eye-catching look thanks to their copper accents. We tried the ‘Copper Blue’ model, but they also come in ‘Copper Black,’ ‘Copper Red,’ and ‘Titanium Black.’ Their specific size is slightly bigger than most truly wireless in-ears, but it’s not as obvious since the bulkier portion of the in-ear sits within the notch of your ear and doesn’t protrude as far out as the Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless.
The Jabra Elite Active 65t is a comfortable pair of headphones, but they can get tiring after a while. They’re also pretty bulky, even though they come with three sets of ear-gel tips to help contour to the shape of your ears. If you’re looking for a pair of earbuds that are more lightweight and convenient while still providing a secure fit, the Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless is a good option.
The controls on the Jabra Elite Active 65t are adequate. With two key buttons on each earbud, they have the same button configuration as the Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless. A button rocker on the left earbud controls volume and track-skipping. You can adjust the volume by pressing either side of the button rocker, while keeping the button down skips or rewinds tracks. With a single touch, the right ear will play, pause, and answer calls. The voice assistant on your phone is activated by pressing and holding the button. You can also trigger a talk-through mode by pressing the button twice. Using these controls, however, may push them deeper into your ear, which may be uncomfortable.
The Jabra Elite Active 65t is a lightweight headset. They’re a little bigger than most other completely wireless designs, but they can fit in your backpack or most pockets. The case is also relatively thin, making it easy to transport.
The Jabra Elite Active 65t comes with a sturdy carrying case. Although it’s the same shape and size as the original Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless, the lid is more secure, which is a good thing, particularly if you like to throw the case into your pocket. The case is small enough to fit into most pockets. Unfortunately, unlike the Samsung Gear IconX Truly Wireless, the case does not feel as polished or as premium.
The Jabra Elite Active 65t is made of high-quality materials. They’re thick, dense, and long-lasting. They have an IP56 ranking for dust and water resistance, which we don’t measure for. As compared to the standard Jabra Elite 65t Truly Wireless, these headphones have a cool matte finish that feels more premium. Their improved carrying case is equally well-made, but it isn’t quite as sturdy as Apple’s AirPods 2 Truly Wireless 2019.
The Jabra Elite Active 65t is comfortable to wear. They should remain in place well, but since they’re a little bulky, they may not be suitable for all listeners. They also don’t have extra stability fins to better suit smaller or wider ears, but they do have three sets of ear-gel tips.
The Jabra Elite Active 65t provides excellent noise isolation. They do a mediocre job of blocking out ambient chatter and higher-pitched sounds like the hum of A/C units.
The battery life of the Jabra Elite Active 65t Truly Wireless is average. Battery life is marginally shorter on the Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless and Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless than on the Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless and Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless. The battery life, on the other hand, varies depending on how you use your phone. Furthermore, their charging case can only hold two additional charges. They do, however, have an auto-off timer to save energy while not in use. They charge pretty quickly as well.
The Bluetooth connectivity on the Jabra Elite Active 65t is excellent. Although they don’t endorse NFC pairing, they can pair with up to two devices at the same time. When you open the charging case, they remember up to eight of the last synced units, making auto-pair easier. Unfortunately, on PC and iOS, these earbuds have a high latency, which can interfere with video streaming or gaming. Even though Android has lower latency, it can still be visible. Apps and devices, on the other hand, seem to compensate for this to varying degrees, so the mileage can differ in real-world use.
Verdict & Ratings
The Jabra Elite Active 65t are suitable for a variety of applications. They’re durable and compact, but they can be tiring to wear for long periods of time. Their five-hour-plus continuous battery life may be a little too short for those who use them at work, and their case only holds about two additional charges. However, they do an excellent job of noise isolation, as they minimise ambient chatter and high-pitched noise while reducing some of the sound emitted by bus or train engines. Although their companion app provides a detailed graphic EQ, fans of neutral sound may not like the slightly overemphasised bass and treble.
The Jabra Elite Active 65t are ideal for travelling and commuting. They do an excellent job of passively isolating you from background noise, such as the low rumble of bus and train engines, during your daily commute. And in their carrying case, they’re fairly compact. Their continuous battery life, on the other hand, is quite short. Unfortunately, wearing them for long periods of time, such as on multi-hour flights, can be exhausting. If you like to watch movies or videos on your way to work, their high audio latency over Bluetooth might be a little annoying.