User Review Jabra Elite 65t TWS Bluetooth Earphones


I recently bought the Jabra Elite 65t TWS Bluetooth Earphones on a whim when I saw the price was good (relatively) at 3.3K with some discounts and such. These were launched for more than 10K-12K. I didn't do much research (very much unlike me) before buying this. My requirement only stem from my newfound usage of my iPad on bed to read magazines, watch youtube videos or netflix and such for an hour before sleeping.

I was initially wanting to go only with non in ear ones but choices are limited for them. I also contemplated Airpods but their price does put me off. But I may definitely try Airpods in future. So when I saw one thread on TE and while casually checking desidime I saw this deal and just ordered it as it was from a reputed brand. I am not an audiophile by any means but do understand difference between crappy sounding earphones and decent ones.

So few points about these earbuds, mentioned as Pros and Cons and these are very subjective and only my personal opinion...

Pros
  • Sound Quality is very nice. Enough Bass and good for my youtube videos and music, netflix etc.
  • Fit (for me) is good. They are big in size but will only look large if your ears are small, not applicable in my case.
  • Hear Through Feature (which apple calls transparency) is nice feature and works great for me. It picks up sound from outside using mic and beams in ears. Great to use on street etc. when not listening to anything and want to talk to someone person to person.
  • Did not test this but it has some 4 mics etc for noise cancellation and all for better call audio.
  • Multi Point feature - Didn't know they have multipoint and was pleasantly surprised to see this. Other Bluetooth earphones I use (LG HBS-A100 and Samsung Level U) also have multi point and I very much value this feature.
  • Volume Controls on earbuds itself is nice, not many feature this I guess.
  • App allows more customization of sound and also provides 2 years warranty.
  • Automatic Pause of Music / Video if one of the earbuds is removed from ears and automatic resume when you put them back in ear.
Cons
  • No Magnetic connection anywhere, be it securing earbuds in the case or closing of case itself. Due to this we have to make sure we keep them properly so the pins connect and charge the earbuds.
  • Due to no magnetic way to close the case, opening it with one hand is very difficult.
  • When they are connected to 2 devices simultaneously, and we are listening music / watching video on another device, the audio will randomly cut off for 2-3 seconds.
  • Big in size relatively so if you have small head / ears, they will stick out.
  • MicroUSB connection - Not a con for me but people tend to prefer USB C and when it was launched for 10K-12k, it should have had USB C.
  • The automatic pause is little finicky.


I am attaching couple of pics to compare the size with Airpods Pro (the ones in pic are 1:1 clones and not real apple airpods, sound crappy fyi).


TWS2.jpg TWS1.jpg
 
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VivekSood

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Nice insights!

When they are connected to 2 devices simultaneously, and we are listening music / watching video on another device, the audio will randomly cut off for 2-3 seconds : This is common with BT devices. I disconnect from all other devices.
 

raksrules

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Nice insights!

When they are connected to 2 devices simultaneously, and we are listening music / watching video on another device, the audio will randomly cut off for 2-3 seconds : This is common with BT devices. I disconnect from all other devices.

I think I didn't frame that properly. I mean it will keep happening (at random times) during the course of entire usage of earphones when it is connected to 2 devices simultaneously. Didn't see this issue with LG HBS A100 or Samsung Level U.
 

VivekSood

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I think I didn't frame that properly. I mean it will keep happening (at random times) during the course of entire usage of earphones when it is connected to 2 devices simultaneously. Didn't see this issue with LG HBS A100 or Samsung Level U.
You did. When it happens with me I disconnect all other devices and then I face no issues.
 

msankadi

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Did you try using these on android and see if the connectivity issues are only with apple devices or android as well?
 

raksrules

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Did you try using these on android and see if the connectivity issues are only with apple devices or android as well?

I did not. Both devices in this case are apple only, one iPhone and one iPad. I will try may be with one android tablet and one iphone and see if the issue still persists.
 

msankadi

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I did not. Both devices in this case are apple only, one iPhone and one iPad. I will try may be with one android tablet and one iphone and see if the issue still persists.
Thanks let me know. I am planning to go for the active 75t. I had that for a few days last year as my sis had them but never tried them with multiple devices
 

raksrules

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Thanks let me know. I am planning to go for the active 75t. I had that for a few days last year as my sis had them but never tried them with multiple devices

Most people I think don't use multipoint. Especially people with large screen phones (as mostly, their phone is their media device). My use case is specific, at least when I used to go to office. I have my BT earphones connected to my iPhone if a call comes and also connected to my Amazon Fire 7 tablet where I watch TV shows in company bus.
At home, I use Samsung Level U connected to my office laptop for team calls and simultaneously connected to Amazon Fire 10 HD to watch shows on slow days. This is the reason I really like multi point feature in Bluetooth earphones.
 

msankadi

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Most people I think don't use multipoint. Especially people with large screen phones (as mostly, their phone is their media device). My use case is specific, at least when I used to go to office. I have my BT earphones connected to my iPhone if a call comes and also connected to my Amazon Fire 7 tablet where I watch TV shows in company bus.
At home, I use Samsung Level U connected to my office laptop for team calls and simultaneously connected to Amazon Fire 10 HD to watch shows on slow days. This is the reason I really like multi point feature in Bluetooth earphones.
True nowadays I either use my phone or tv for media consumption...sometimes laptop while working
 

icysmoke

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Multi device connection works fine for me with an apple laptop and iphone. Have never broken down for even a second. Maybe it varies device to device. For 3200, these are a bloody good deal.

I got them for 4500, but a good deal at that price too
 

sriharsha_m

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I have two pairs of 65t that I had bought in 2018 @10k each.
They are underrated for what they offer.
Very good pair of TWS.

One pair developed battery issues, luckily just a month before the 2yr warranty expiry.
Jabra took a while to procure the replacement but replaced with a brand new pair no questions asked.

But the sad part was that the build quality of the new pair has gone down by several notches.
Weight/quality difference is pretty apparent as I have both the launch variant and the current one.
Sound quality is mostly the same, so probably cost cutting in material quality and this probably explains the new lower selling price.
 

raksrules

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I have two pairs of 65t that I had bought in 2018 @10k each.
They are underrated for what they offer.
Very good pair of TWS.

One pair developed battery issues, luckily just a month before the 2yr warranty expiry.
Jabra took a while to procure the replacement but replaced with a brand new pair no questions asked.

But the sad part was that the build quality of the new pair has gone down by several notches.
Weight/quality difference is pretty apparent as I have both the launch variant and the current one.
Sound quality is mostly the same, so probably cost cutting in material quality and this probably explains the new lower selling price.

Can you help me here? I wanted to register for warranty purpose and they say that I should use Sound+ app to register for 2 years warranty. I did register but now if i want to somehow verify the warranty period / status, how do I do that? Is there any website? I did find one website but when I put the serial number from box of the earbuds (same serial number is inside the case too) and it said it cannot find serial number. i did not find a proper website too where I could register the product. The one I got simply asked my email and nothing else and told me it is registered, no serial number asked anywhere.
 

sriharsha_m

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Can you help me here? I wanted to register for warranty purpose and they say that I should use Sound+ app to register for 2 years warranty. I did register but now if i want to somehow verify the warranty period / status, how do I do that? Is there any website? I did find one website but when I put the serial number from box of the earbuds (same serial number is inside the case too) and it said it cannot find serial number. i did not find a proper website too where I could register the product. The one I got simply asked my email and nothing else and told me it is registered, no serial number asked anywhere.
The registration you do via the app should be enough.
You do get a confirmation mail post-registration like the following.

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Jabra India support is outsourced to Proconnect(Redington).
So in case of warranty, all you need is...
  • Raise a support request via Sound+ app
  • Proconnect will raise a service ticket and get in touch with you.
That is how my replacement was processed.
Apart from that there is no live warranty tracker for Jabra India AFAIK, if that is what you are looking for.
 

raksrules

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Multi device connection works fine for me with an apple laptop and iphone. Have never broken down for even a second. Maybe it varies device to device. For 3200, these are a bloody good deal.

I got them for 4500, but a good deal at that price too
The registration you do via the app should be enough.
You do get a confirmation mail post-registration like the following.


Jabra India support is outsourced to Proconnect(Redington).
So in case of warranty, all you need is...
  • Raise a support request via Sound+ app
  • Proconnect will raise a service ticket and get in touch with you.
That is how my replacement was processed.
Apart from that there is no live warranty tracker for Jabra India AFAIK, if that is what you are looking for.

Thanks. I got the email so I am guessing it should be good now. And yes I was looking for a proper website to track warranty like we have for Apple's check coverage but seems you told, Jabra does not have it.
 

rudiv

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I had/have these (still have them, but one earbud is broken and the latch on the case is broken so the other earbud is hard to charge - user error).
One advantage I found of them is that you can purchase individual replacement components. I managed to lose/break the right earbud and the case, but was able to replace them at a relatively reasonable cost (the cost was reasonable in reference to purchasing them for 10k, this was 3 years ago that I got them and replaced the earbud)
 

raksrules

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Just updating...

1. The unit is still rocking and I am starting to like more and more.
2. I got opportunity to test on the road when I had to go somewhere walking. The hear through / transparency works superb. With music on and hear through on, you feel like you are wearing a non iem earphones.
3. Found out today that if I want to use only earbud it can only be the right one. Left alone cannot be used. Video keeps going but no audio. Weird implementation.
 

t3chg33k

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Adept
Just updating...

1. The unit is still rocking and I am starting to like more and more.
2. I got opportunity to test on the road when I had to go somewhere walking. The hear through / transparency works superb. With music on and hear through on, you feel like you are wearing a non iem earphones.
3. Found out today that if I want to use only earbud it can only be the right one. Left alone cannot be used. Video keeps going but no audio. Weird implementation.
Regarding point 3, all the early generation buds followed the master-slave concept because it is easier to implement. Only one bud is tracked and the other syncs to the first one. This of course causes a lot of issues because of which eventually every one is moving to independent buds.
 

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