Jabra Enhance Plus Review

Jabra Enhance Plus

In today’s generation, many people suffer from hearing loss in certain situations. For the purpose of its end, the company found a solution, the traditional hearing aid. However, this ground breaking technology is the first to introduce by any brand. And, it is specifically designed to help bridge the average 6-year gap between hearing loss and actually seeking help. In addition, these pioneering hearing-enhancing Jabra Enhance Plus have been specifically engineered with advanced medical-grade technology. In order to help you focus on what you want to listen to, without just turning up the volume. With this review, let’s see what more special features are offered by these headphones.

Pros
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Good speech intelligibility
  • Good battery life
  • ANC support
Cons
  • Works only with iOS14+
  • Sound quality not suitable for music
  • Wind noise distortion in Listen Mode
  • App lacks a music EQ
  • No volume or media control via earbuds
  • Hands-free calling only available with iPhone 11+ and iOS 15.3+

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Price and Availability

Jabra Enhance Plus come with a two color variant such as Dark Grey and Gold Beige. It is price $799 USD (earbuds), $199 USD (Belcare+), and $998 USD (total). You can purchase this headset from the company’s official website jabra.com. However, Jabra Enhance Plus is currently only available to buy at certified Jabra Enhance centers throughout the United States. You can use our locator tool to find your nearest Jabra Enhance certified center.

Who should have to buy Jabra Enhance Plus?

  • iOS users with mild-to-moderate hearing loss can benefit from the enhanced hearing features built into these true wireless earbuds.
  • Those who love the Jabra Enhance Plus’s compact and ultra-light design, as well as its IP52 dust and water resistance.
  • Bike riders, walkers, or runners can simultaneously listen to music and stay aware of their surroundings.

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Box Content

  • Headset
  • Charging case
  • USB Type-C cable
  • User Guide

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What is the design of the Jabra Enhance Plus?

Jabra Enhance Plus

Jabra Enhance Plus offers an extremely light weight design with just 3g weight. Each earbud weighs about half as much as normal in-ears. Due to their small size, the earbud does not feel in your ear. The charging case is identically intensive and light weight. It has a matte dark-grey exterior, C-shaped rubber screws and a rubber interior that is pleasant to the touch. The earbuds are magnetically attached to case, which means you have to just snap into the case to place it into position. Plus, Jabra includes three pairs of clear silicone EarGels with the Enhance Plus, which should help most users find a secure and comfortable fit.

Moreover, single LED at the front indicates the case’s battery status, and you can plug in the USB-C charging cable at the back. The case is so small that it fits into the coin pocket of our jeans. The Jabra Enhance Plus doesn’t stand out gloriously. In like manner, each earbud features a single multi-function button with a discreet Jabra logo, an embossed L or R (for left or right, respectively) on its rear end, and a color-coded ear tip connector (blue is left, red is right).

Furthermore, the side facing your ear hides the charging connectors and printed product details. Note that if you’re allergic to nickel, the copper charging connectors could pose an issue as they might touch your skin. The Enhance Plus is Miniaturized 3-in-1 earbuds for hearing enhancement, music and calls. Over all, the earbuds come with a Powerful, world-class hearing enhancement, Ultra-discreet and comfortable design and also State-of-the-art signal processing for incredible audio clarity.

How do you control the Jabra Enhance Plus?

The touch controls are very sensitive and reliable. The single-button design is decent, but also limits your possibility. Moreover, you can increase or decrease the Listen Mode volume with a single press on the left or right button, respectively. Double-press the left earbud to mute the Listen Mode microphone. To answer a call, press the right button; a double-press ends or rejects the call. In addition, you can’t use the earbuds to switch between Listen Modes, nor can you control media. For the former, you’ll need to download the Jabra Enhance iOS app.

PRESSDOUBLE PRESSHOLD
LEFT EARBUDListen Mode volume downMute microphonePower on/off
RIGHT EARBUDListen Mode volume up, answer callEnd or reject callPower on/off

Should you download the Jabra Enhance app?

The Jabra Enhance app is essential to using the Enhance Plus earbuds. The app guides you through the setup process, from pairing the earbuds with your iPhone to personalizing them to your unique hearing profile.

In the Jabra Enhance app, you can check the earbuds’ charging status, control the volume, and switch between the three Listen Modes. You can also apply one of three speech filters; clear, normal, or full. During the initial setup or under Settings > My Profile, a recorded conversation helps you pick the filter that sounds most natural to you.

The Listen Modes change how the microphones pick up sound. In Focus Mode, the microphones will target sound coming from your front. To pick up sound from anywhere in your environment, switch to Surround Mode. To let the microphones choose, stay in Adaptive Mode. You need an iPhone with iOS 14 or later to run the app and pair the earbuds.

While the Jabra Enhance Plus features Bluetooth 5.2, it’s certified under the Made For iPhone (MFi) hearing devices program, meaning it’s incompatible with Android, Windows, or any other Bluetooth-enabled device that doesn’t support MFi. Unfortunately, you also can’t use it with macOS. It’s unclear when the Enhance Plus will work with Android, but Jabra is actively working on it.

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How does the Jabra Enhance Plus sound?

Jabra Enhance Plus

The company already told that these pioneering hearing-enhancing earbuds have been specifically engineered with advanced medical-grade technology. Which help you to focus on what you want to listen to, without just turning up the volume. Hearing enhancement should be both discreet and comfortable. As a result, they use expert knowledge of the human ear and cutting-edge miniaturization techniques to pack all our world-leading medical-grade tech into this super-compact design.

Besides, with their powerful speakers, these discreet buds don’t just enhance the world around you. Moreover, their advanced medical-grade technology also helps you hear your music and calls better too. The most remembered feature is listening modes. You can switch between the Adaptive, Focus, and Surround Listen Modes, depending on your environment and hearing needs.

  • Adaptive mode: Adaptive mode automatically adjust your surroundings and the conversation around you.
  • Focus mode: Focus mode uses directional beamforming microphones to focus on sound close to you, like one-on-one conversation.
  • Surround mode: Surround mode allow you to hear more of any surrounding ambient sound.

Lows, mids, and highs

Although the listening mode is disabled, the sound quality of these earbuds does not work well for music. Everything melts together in Kate Bush’s weathering heights. The bass is almost inaudible when the high-pitch piano and vocals, compared to the bass, are heavily stressed. While you can usually distinguish between the elements of a song, the music lacks any kind of bass and low-midrange effect. This is reflected in our measurement chart above, which shows that music playback is fairly bandwidth-limited compared to normal earbuds.

A special feature is that the sound personalization of Enhance Plus applies to both listen mode and streaming audio. This corrects the imbalance for people with uneven or one-sided hearing loss, at least to some extent, which can improve your overall listening experience.

How well does the Jabra Enhance Plus block noise?

Noise cancelling performance on the Jabra Enhance Plus is excellent due to the passive separation from the tight fit. Even without turning on the ANC, the Jabra Enhance Plus reduces most of the noise above 500Hz by at least 50%. Set the ANC to a maximum level, and low-frequency noise (such as a rumble from an airplane engine) will also be heard at about half the volume.

Alternatively, with its default mode and listen mode enabled (here: active mode, sine line), Jabra Enhance Plus is amplifying the surrounding sound, as it should; After all, it is a listening device. Earbuds, however, by crossing the 3kHz mark and reaching the top at 10kHz, reject some ambient noise in the trouble rang

Keep in mind that spoken languages range from about 125Hz to 8kHz. The most important frequencies for speech comprehension, however, are in the range of 1-4kHz, where isolating speech from voice would be most useful. The active and passive sound attenuation of the jaw mostly stays away from these frequencies. However, we have yet to test how well Enhance Plus can differentiate speech over background noise.

Note that you can turn off listen mode (the default amplification setting is 7/10). To take full advantage of the passive isolation of Jabra Enhance Plus, you can also turn off listen mode. With Listen Mode disabled, Jabra continues to enhance streaming audio based on your audible hearing profile.

Can you use the Jabra Enhance Plus for phone calls?

Jabra Enhance Plus uses 4 dedicated microphones to reduce background noise and improve speech clarity. So, whether you’re chatting with your partner in a busy café or catching up with friends over dinner. The sounds that matter will be crystal-clear. The Jabra Enhance Plus supports hands-free calling on iPhone 11 and iOS 15.3+ only. When paired with these earbuds, our iPhone 8 defaults to its own internal microphone for calls or recordings. Hence, I can’t test the microphone or prepare our usual microphone sample.

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What connectivity option does the Jabra Enhance Plus support?

Jabra Enhance Plus

Jabra Enhance Plus features support for AAC and SBC. Works well on most devices when we want to see support for high-end Bluetooth codecs like AAC and SBC. Apple device users will benefit the most from AAC, while Android device owners should try switching to SBC in developer settings if they experience connection issues. In addition, the iPhone is the only device you can pair the Jabra Enhance Plus with. While you can pair the earbuds in the absence of the Jabra Enhance app, you won’t be able to set them up.

Furthermore, the Bluetooth 5.2 connection is stable up to a 10-meter wireless range, and it should allow the Jabra Enhance Plus to support the new incoming lower latency LC3 audio codec. As long as you’re up to date with the latest firmware, you shouldn’t experience too many connection problems with these earbuds.

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How long does the battery last on the Jabra Enhance Plus?

According to Jabra, these earbuds run for 10 hours per charge. In my test using a constant playback of real music peaking at 75dB(SPL), the Jabra Enhance Plus achieved over 11 hours of battery life, which is a good 10% more than the advertised runtime. Aside from volume, battery life also depends on the use of features, such as the microphone in Listen Mode, so your mileage may vary.

The case holds two full charges, bringing the total battery life up to over 30 hours. The battery life is solid, considering the size of the earbuds and charging case. For example, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro is twice as heavy as the Enhance Plus, but only provides half of the Jabra’s projected battery life per charge.

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Conclusion

The Jabra Enhance Plus is an audible device that is best suited for amplifying speech. If you’re looking for the same, and if you have an iPhone 11 or later, Enhance Plus is worth considering.

Like most hearing aids, Jabra Enhance Plus does not reproduce frequencies above 8kHz. This means, because hearing loss usually affects high frequencies first. Moreover, a higher sampling rate and more processing power will be required, including a wider frequency range, which will increase the size or reduce the battery life.

However, people with mild hearing can often hear a frequency better than 8kHz, they may need more volume to hear better. What’s more, our measurements show that Enhance Plus does not reproduce bass at all. So, before you go out to buy this audible device, make sure that the sound quality does not cause significant nuisance in your ears.

What should you get instead of the Jabra Enhance Plus?

Noble Audio Falcon ANC is good alternative to the Jabra Enhance Plus. Noble Audio Falcon ANC come with a Hybrid noise cancellation for reduce background voice effectively. Another point on the brighter side is that the earbuds have a snapdragon sound with advance aptx, aptx adaptive, AAC, and SBC audio codec support. Noble Falcon ANC app provides a wide selection of settings and customization. In addition, the Falcon ANC offers an Multi pairing and multipoint connections with Hear-through and APTX VOICE supported. It is powered by Qualcomm SoC QCC3056 Chip. Noble Audio is best for providing a wireless experience that feels uniquely audiophile, the latest FoKus Pro has made this idea a reality.

cleer ARC open-ear true wireless earbuds Featuring an earhook design and a flexible hinge for a comfortable secure fit, these open-ear earbuds do not cover the ear canal, instead they channel audio directly into your ear. This unique design allows you to maintain spatial awareness and still enjoy your audio. In addition, the cleer ARC also come with a 16.2mm neodymium drivers that beam audio toward your ears, 7hrs of battery life, seamless touch controls, and cleer + app.

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