Apple AirPods VS Jabra Elite 65t
The AirPods finally have some competition. See how they stack up against the highly rated Jabra Elite 65t.Affiliate Disclosure: CNET may get a commission from retail offers.
The ultra-lightweight Apple AirPods are fully wireless headphones that offer a reliable wireless connection, effortless pairing with Apple devices, decent sonics and good call quality. The included compact charging case quickly charges the buds. You can now control playback of your music with a double tap.
Will fit more securely in some ears than others. Their open design allows for a lot of ambient noise to leak in. Similarly priced wireless models deliver better sound. And yes, they still look kinda dorky.
Look past their offbeat design and you'll find that Apple AirPods' compact size and high convenience factor are a winning combination.
The Jabra Elite 65t are smaller and fit more comfortably than their predecessors. They sound excellent for truly wireless headphones, perform reliably and are great for making calls, with two microphones in each earpiece. Battery life is decent at 5 hours and the included charging case delivers two extra charges.
The relatively tight, noise-isolating fit isn't for everyone. You have to step up to the more expensive Elite Active 65t to get a true sports model that's fully water-resistant.
The well-designed Jabra Elite 65t truly wireless earphones rival Apple's AirPods and are superior in some ways.
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|Ear-bud||Headphones Form Factor||In-ear|
|stereo||Sound Output Mode||stereo|
|answer/end, next/previous track, volume||Audio Controls||HearThrough, answer/end, next/previous track, pair mode, play/pause, reject call, training assistant, voice assistant, volume|
|Volume, answer/end, next/previous track||Controls||Volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, reject call, HearThrough, pair mode, voice assistant, training assistant|
|charging case||Included Accessories||3 pairs of EarGels, charging case|
|Apple||Product Line||Jabra elite|
|Dimensions & Weight Details|
|4.43 cm||Width||1.2 in, 2 in|
|2.13 cm||Depth||1.1 in, 2.8 in|
|5.35 cm||Height||0.9 in, 1 in|
|38 g||Weight||2.4 oz|