Jabra is a brand that we have been using and reviewing for some years now and they are a favourite here in techbuzz because they are consistent and the brand is strong and they like to innovate and each year for any brand it gets harder to improve on the previous and with competition rife and in an oversaturated market for true wireless earbuds it is a tough game to play and with three new pairs of earbuds this year from the brand it did give others something to think about having all tiers covered at entry mid tier and high end.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro is their high end offering and for me always an exciting time to test a product as I have been a huge fan of their earbuds and they have been a high end offering but as mentioned Jabra have tackled the entry and mid level tiers, they have been always a strong winner in the high end market so how does the new Elite 7 Pro stack up this time..
Design, build and fit.
Ok so Jabra have changed the design language here and all three of their new earbuds have this new design present too, it is clean simple and works and nothing too outlandish either, the profile is also good for size and they fit well with a good seal once using the right tips which is a must wearing any earbuds. They have a more flat appearance than older models however they have a good seal.
The set up is the same as ever, when you get new earbuds you update the sound plus app which is one of my favourite apps on the game you need to keep your earbuds close to your device for the update and can take some time, a purple light will flash on the case over the USB- port which is placed at the front this time around rather than the rear which is no a big deal but traditionally the port is at the rear and in some cases on the side which you will see on other reviews we are working on. You also get to personalise the sound here with a kind of ear test many use these days in fact this is similar to what you get done at ear test centres where | recently had mine checked out and this overall gives you the optimum performance here tailored to your ears.
Sound Plus app
I have always been boasting about the app which is duly deserves and again we have all the features one would come to expect from Jabra but some features were omitted in the Jabra Elite 3 which is the entry level model we reviewed earlier and if you check out that review you can find what was left out however for the Elite 7 pro it is all there and one would expect that at the price here although they have come down in price at launch for the high end offering.
Controls are quality and work each time, again Jabra have the clicky button effect which I like but the thing is you can change the settings to what suits you best and this is great as there is many settings here available which makes it much better than custom defaults you tend to get on other earbuds this should be the same for all earbuds in my opinion.
The sound is always the key factor in these reviews and one argues everyone’s ears differ which is correct but when testing earbuds on such a regular basis it is not hard to find what is rubbish and what is not, the Jabra soundstage has always been a great one, highs lows and mids are great and with my usual testing regime they have done a really impressive job with no lag latency noted, again you have the custom EQ here to play with, they can be used individually too which is great, the ANC is also now adjustable and to the max is the way to go but I found the ANC not quite as strong as previous models and perhaps a software update might fix that but overall strong enough and better in quiet environments.
If you want a great pair of earbuds check these out the days of overpriced alternatives are long gone and the same applies to Apples prowess here, some still might find these still too expensive but you have to pay to play here given there is cheaper earbuds out there now with much of what you find here but it is the overall experience here in one package you will get here that wins for me.
Elite 7 Pro key features and specifications:
- Jabra MultiSensor VoiceTM for professional-grade audio
- Adjustable ANC for full immersion
- 9 hours non-stop play time with ANC, 35 hours with case
- IP57 rated durability
- BT ver. 5.2
- Use either earbud & multi-connect (by upgrade)
- Alexa built-in, Siri and Google Assistant* (*Android only)
Now available widely in most tech retail stores