JABRA, a brand synonymous with wireless and corded headsets for contact centres and office-based users, is making inroads into the personal headset market with its Elite 65e wireless earphone.
Designed for hands-free calls and entertainment during the daily commute, the Elite 65e has features that will delight users.
Arriving at the airport six hours prior to boarding, as I experienced recently, is hardly something that brings a smile to my face.
Luckily, I remembered Jabra Elite 65e, and it helped me survive (and enjoy) the hours waiting at the airport as well as two connecting long haul flights.
The earphone set comes with one micro USB cable, three sets of silicon EarGels and EarWings, quick start guide, warranty and warning leaflets, and a pouch.
Connecting the headset to my phone via Bluetooth connectivity is easy.
I like the neck band as headphones can be a bit too heavy for my comfort.
Weighing only 51.4g, the neck band makes me forget that I have a headset wrapped around my neck.
The Elite 65e uses active noise cancellation that’s powerful enough to turn the bustling KLIA terminal into a library-like environment.
However, it is not advisable to use it on the road as the professional-grade noise cancellation on this headset is so effective it will cancel all warning honks or call-outs.
It works by combining the Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) function from four microphones with passive noise cancellation from the earbuds and Jabra EarGels.
However, I personally don’t turn on the ANC because I have sensitive eardrums.
But even without the ANC on, the noise cancellation is still good as I have to remove the earbuds to listen to public announcements.
Clarity is the keyword for this headset.
Its three-microphone technology creates a noise-blocking zone and ensures your voice is crystal-clear even in noisy surroundings.
Not only that, the earphone wireless range is great too. Not having to keep my phone close is a plus point.
With wireless connectivity up to 10m, it doesn’t matter where I leave my phone in the room.
The Jabra Elite 65e can Bluetooth pairs up to eight devices and it can also be multi-connected to up to two devices at a time.
LOTS OF JUICE
The battery can supposedly last up to 13 hours with the ANC turned off but I felt it was a lot longer.
Even with the continuous streaming of songs while I was “stranded” at the terminal, I didn’t have to recharge the headset six days.
Another advantage is that the Jabra Elite 65e will be automatically switched off when it’s not connected to Bluetooth after 15 minutes.
With the ANC turned on, the earphone is said to last up to eight hours.
The Elite 65e is IP54-rated and comes with a two-year warranty against water and dust.
With the use of Jabra’s EarGels, I can wear earphones comfortably for a much longer time.
The EarWing offers support and the earbud stays in place firmly.
The magnetic strap ensures that the headset stays put when the earpods are not in use.
This professional grade headset is rated IP55, meaning it is safe for outdoor use.
I also use the headset to listen to voice recordings and it provides clear audio, an awesome tool for transcribing.