Jabra has recently introduced its latest mid-range Jabra Elite 7 Active. It come with a IP57 rated water and sweatproof, Active Noise Cancellation, HearThrough technology support, 6mm dynamic speakers, Voice Assistants on tap ask Alexa or Google, Bluetooth Multipoint and offers up to 8 hours battery and 30 hrs with the case.
- Great sound quality
- Adjustable noise cancelling and HearThrough
- USB-C, wireless, and fast charging
- IP57 rating
- Useful companion app
- No aptX support
- Potential pressure/comfort issues
- ANC could be better
- Earbud case
- eargels in 3 size
- Charging cable
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Jabra Elite 7 Active : Design and comfort
Jabra Elite 7 Active earbuds come with a light weight design. Also, it is strong enough to bounce out of the pocket. The earbuds magnetically occupy the charging case, which closes with a single click. The shape of the charging case is more or less same as the other previous earbuds.
The earbuds come with a Mono Mode technology. Which lets your buds work individually. Take one out, and high-quality, true wireless sound flows freely through one ear, while keeping the other free to listen out. You can even charge the one you’re not using to make your battery go even further.
The shape of earbuds is also very comfortable and directs the ear tips deep into the ear canal. This ear tips help you to prevent the sound from getting in or out. However, Jabra try very hard to prevent this with a pressure-relief vent. Also, you need to be aware during operating the button on either earbud. Because, pressing the buttons will drive the buds deeper in to the ear.
Furthermore, the Jabra Elite 7 Active earbuds features “ShakeGrip technology”. Whether you’re walking, running or repping, Elite 7 Active stay comfortably in place, thanks to unique ShakeGrip™ technology. Moreover, made with a special Liquid Silicone Rubber compound that holds the buds more securely in the ear without the need for ear wings.
Is the Elite 7 Active support IP rating?
These earbuds feature an IP57 water and dust resistance. With this, your earbuds can withstand nearly all adventure. You can also register the earbuds for two-year warranty protection against water and dust, and rest easy knowing they won’t go down without a fight.
Controls of the Elite 7 Active?
Either the buttons on the earbud control the music playback, answering the call, or launching virtual assistants. You can choose from the Jabra Sound + app from Alexa, Google Assistant (on Android), or Siri (on iOS). In the app settings, you can also choose which combination of button presses will play / pause music or answer / reject a call.
These are the default Elite 7 Active controls:
|PRESS||DOUBLE PRESS||TRIPLE PRESS||HOLD|
|LEFT EARBUD||Answer call Mute / unmute mic Play / Pause||Previous track||Restart track or previous track||Volume down|
|RIGHT EARBUD||Answer call Mute / unmute mic Play / Pause||Next track||Restart track or previous track||Volume up|
In-ear detection automatically pauses your music when you remove the earbud from your ear, and playback resumes when you put it back. You can also turn this setting on or off from within the Jabra Sound + app.
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Jabra Sound+ app
However, if you want more customizable option with the Elite 7 Active. It is most important to download the Jabra Sound+ app and install the latest firmware updates. Previous firmware upgrade provided a connection issues and lack some key features entirely, such as Bluetooth multipoint—all of that is fixed with an update.
After connected the app, you have more tailored option than before. Such as to adjust the noise cancelling and equalizer, and view earbud battery information. However, tap the settings icon in the top right corner of the app and you can dive into seemingly endless customization options. You can adjust everything from in-ear detection, sidetone, and onboard controls to voice assistant, voice feedback, and call equalizers.
Note– When using Jabra Elite 7 Active for the first time, it is important to download the Jabra Sound + app and install the latest firmware updates.
The Jabra Sound+ app’s MySound feature apply a hearing test to create a unique sound profile for your ears. Like the Beats Fit Pro and the Sony WF-1000XM4, the MyFit feature both plays tones through earbuds to make sure you’re using the right size ear tips. Additionally, you can personalize Active Voice Cancellation (ANC) to target more low- or high-frequency sounds.
Jabra distinguishes itself from other headphone apps with its white sound and selection of soundscape files. Additionally, the Find My Jabra functionality tracks the last location of your earbuds attached to your phone. The app has enough features to write an entire article, but in short, with Jabra Elite 7 Active you will never run out of customization options anytime soon.
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Jabra Elite 7 Active : Sound Quality
Talking about the sound quality, The Elite 7 Active come with a very headly boosts bass. Moreover, earbuds do not deviate from our ideal target curve for consumer headphones. If you are accustomed to using consumer headphones, you will be happy with the way Jabra Elite 7 Active sounds are heard with most genres of music.
The Sound + app also has a five-band EQ, so you can customize the frequency response to your specific preferences. The Elite 7 Active has a six microphone that features noise and wind reduction. However, unlike other Jabra earbuds, it doesn’t come with a bone conduction technology.
Active Nose Cancellation….
Noise cancelling performance on the Elite 7 Active is excellent due to the passive separation from the tight fit. Even without turning on the ANC, the Jabra Elite 7 Active 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, the Jabra Elite 7 Active also has HearThru Lisning Mode, which amplifies environmental noise. This mode is especially useful for jogging when it is important to be aware of the environment around you. A single press of the left earbud activates HearThrough mode, which can also be set to pause your music when enabled.
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Jabra Elite 7 Active : Battery
The Elite 7 Active earbuds provide a last 8 hours on a single charge, with up to 30 hours of total playback time including the charging case. However, if you set playback at 75dB(SPL) with ANC set to maximum, the earbuds lasted 7 hours and 10 minutes. This is slightly above average for earbuds in this category, and ensures the earbuds last a full day of regular use.
Additionally, five minutes of fast charging provides one hour of playback time, while the case and earbuds take up to 150 minutes to fully charge. The case supports wireless charging, or you can charge it traditionally over USB-C.
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Jabra Elite 7 Active : Connectivity
Jabra Elite 7 Active features support for AAC and SBC. Works well on most devices when we want to see support for high-end Bluetooth codecs like AptX, 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.
The Bluetooth 5.2 connection is stable up to a 10-meter wireless range, and it should allow the Jabra Elite 7 Active 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. As we mentioned above, Elite 7 Active now also supports Bluetooth Multipoint, so switching back and forth between different devices should be very easy.
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If you are looking for workout earbuds, you should definitely consider Jabra Elite 7 Active. Even without a wrap-around design or wings, earbuds stay firmly in the ear due to the grippy coating and deep fit. Lightweight design and rugged durability make it an excellent companion for exercise in any environment.
While ANC and sound quality don’t blow us away, the level of adjustment in the Sound + app provides the customization needed to give anyone an enjoyable experience. We’d like to see more high-quality Bluetooth codec support, although these earbuds aren’t really serious anyway.
What are some frequently asked questions about the Jabra Elite 7 Active?
Why should I get true wireless earbuds for working out?
As outlined in our complete headphone purchase guide, different types of headphones work best in specific situations. If you frequently rotate or rotate during a workout, you should go for true wireless earbuds as they are lightweight, portable and free of any distracting wires.
Do the Elite 7 Active earbuds stay in place?
This depends a lot on the anatomy of your ear, but we think it’s appropriate for our test head and our reviewer Chase. However, adequate user reviews cite poor fit on various online seller forums, so if you are in doubt, try and find a seller with a good return policy.
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