Jabra has introduced a new addition to the Elite line of earbuds and headphones with the Jabra Elite 65e. The Elite 65e is a pair of neckband wireless earbuds claimed to be engineered for best-in-class wireless calls and music. They feature digital Active Noise cancellation (ANC) along with an acoustic design that helps reduce ambient noise from outside. The release of these earphones comes very soon after the recent launch of Jabra’s Elite 65t In India. Those were a set of independent wireless earphone units, while the Elite 65e will have its earphone units physically connected via the neckband.
Commenting on the launch Calum MacDougall, SVP at Jabra said, “The Jabra Elite 65e is perfect for the on-the-go user who wants noise blocked out, allowing for great conversations and music. We are well-known for our noise cancellation capabilities in the enterprise market, and this professional engineering allows us to offer an unrivalled solution for all consumers. The voice command capabilities and outstanding battery life, in combination with the comfortable fit, make the earbuds your best all-day, everyday companion.”
Jabra Elite 65e: Features
The Jabra Elite 65e boasts unrivalled total noise cancellation using a two-level active and passive noise cancellation mechanism. The first level of noise cancellation is delivered from a combination of uniquely designed earbuds along with Jabra’s EarGels. This passive sound isolation is achieved because of an optimal seal produced by the eargels and oval-shaped earbuds. Jabra even says that the eargels have been extensively tested in its sound labs and also has the ability top refine bass in music. The second level of active noise cancellation is from Jabra’s proven ANC solution which digitally removes additional noise levels.
These earphones have been designed to be a great companion for those who actively spend their time outdoors. To make sure travellers can communicate even in loud environments properly, the Elite 65e utilise a three-microphone technology for providing exceptional conversation quality. This is achieved by utilising one mic in the mic box for audio input, while the other two will optimise the transmitted sound. Jabra says this will ensure transmitted voice is conveyed with crystal-clear clarity.
The Elite 56e will work wirelessly over Bluetooth 5.0. In terms of battery backup, these earphones should last up to 8 hours with ANC enabled and up to 13 hours when ANC is turned off. Charging these earphones directly from a wall charger will completely top-up the battery in 2 hours. The neckband is also IP54-rated against dust and water and comes with a two-year warranty. Depending on which OS you use, these earphones will even offer great support for Alexa, Siri and Google assistant. They also have an EQ customisation option via the Jabra Sound+ app.
Jabra Elite 65e: Specifications
|Microphone concept||1 x MEMS; 2 x ECM|
|Wind Noise Protection||Yes, 3 mic system + acoustical open chamber design|
|Ambient Noise Reduction||3 mic system|
|Microphone Frequency Range||50Hz to 10kHz|
|Microphone Sensitivity||-26 dBFS for MEMS; -40dBV/Pa for ECM|
|Speaker Size||15mm dynamic speaker|
|Speaker Frequency Range||20Hz to 20kHz|
|Headset Form Factor||In ear/Neckband|
|Water & Dust Resistant||Yes, IP54 rating|
|Talk Time||Up to 8 hours with ANC on. Up to 13 with ANC off.|
|Charging Time||2 hours with USB wall charger (500mA)|
|Paired Devices||Up to 8 (2 devices can be connected at a time)|
|Bluetooth Standard||Bluetooth 5.0|
|Wireless range||Up to 33 feet / 10 meters|
Jabra Elite 65e: Price, Availability
The Jabra Elite 65e will be available for purchase from select retailers starting this April. It is going to cost $199 (Rs. 13,000 approx.). Details regarding availability and pricing for Indian markets has not yet been disclosed.