I am a big fan of Jabra products and each time something new arrives they impress and this time around we have the all new Jabra Elite 25e which comes with many features.. I have not been the biggest fan of earbud type headphones but over the years they have improved and now they are something I use when training or just chilling at home..

The design here is a familiar one which is a wraparound band which is quite solid and robust and these are also IP54 rated which is welcome for those who would intend on using outdoors..

The controls present are also similar of old yet a bit stiffer to press but this is not all that bad and prevents accidental hits. The buttons are raised to make it easier to navigate blindly and features the usual options being power on/off which is the centre button and this also doubles as a play/pause button. Volume up and down are individual buttons which also act as forward and reverse tracks we are like I said before familiar with this and any Jabra fan coming from an older pair will easily settle in quick here.

Build quality is great, these will last and take a few dives and the charging port is underneath the neckband for additional protection from the elements even though its got a cover on it. The band is flexible enough to maneuver around your neck but I would be carefull not to overdo it just in case. There is a one touch digital assistant key which is there for Siri or Google Now for those who like to use these virtual assistants,something I don’t use that much in fairness but it worked well anytime I tried it out on my Android device..

The ear buds this time round are different from previous versions with a vertical pointed bud rather than horizontal which you will see clearly illustrated on the box when you remove the contents they do somehow fit well although it took me a minute to adjust and after that the sound is well sealed they fit snug and call and music quality is great and when listening to music they played all highs,lows and mids pretty crisp and clear and I had no distortion even at max given they are not as loud as some others out there they did a great job.

I like the new design and the colour in particular it all complements each other well and one thing here again present with Jabra is the voice commands which has also improved from the robotic type madam,this time around she sounds more human and on set-up she says “go ahead and connect me”.. Setting up was easy as always is with Jabra and there is nice start-up and close down sounds here which are futuristic sounding..

Overall I was happy with them and the only complaint was the can hop up and down on your neck when doing excessive exercise but if you have a jacket or heavy top on you can’t feel it,these also come with magnetic buds which stick together when not in use which is cool and can be left on rather than taking them off which is what I prefer as there is no protective case to put them in they sit comfortably around the neck whilst sitting down at home or in the office.. Battery life here is also as good as quoted by Jabra which is around 18 hours I have only charged fully once and still have power on tap a few days later.

SPECS

  • Certifications Bluetooth® 4.1, CE, FCC, IC, GOST, RoHS, REACH, IP54
  • Compatibility The Jabra Elite 25e is compatible with other Bluetooth devices with Bluetooth 1.1 (or higher)
  • Talk and music time Up to 18 hours
  • Standby time Up to 22 days
  • Charging time Approximately 2 hours
  • Wearing style Neckband wearing style: H 157 x W 141 x D 35 mm (H 5.6 x W 5.6 x D 1.4 in)
  • Weight 48 g with metal weight
  • Dimensions L 48.3 x W 17.9 x H 23 mm (L 1.9 x W 0.7 x H 0.9 in)
  • Features – Call vibration alert, magnetic in-ear headphones, voice button, answer/end call, reject call, voice dialling*, last number redial*, volume control, track control, play/pause music, voice guidance
  • What’s in the box? Jabra Elite 25e , 2 sets of extra EarGels (S, L), 1 USB cable, 1 Quick Start Guide, 1 warranty leaflet, 1 warning leaflet, 1 registration leaflet
  • Warranty One-year limited warranty

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Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Part time actor and security professional and brutally honest when it comes to opinions.

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