We’re big fans of Jabra’s true wireless earbuds and are thrilled to learn that the company’s latest pair—the Elite 4 Active—are now available for shipping in the United States. They’re designed with athletes in mind, and even taut better water resistance and other great features.
It’s hard to glance over the fact that these buds cost $40 more than their predecessors, the Elite 3. However, Jabra packed in a lot of great features that justify the price hike—most notably, active noise cancellation (yay!), Google Fast Pair, and a boosted water resistance rating. The Fast Pair feature is only available for Android
Additionally, the company refined the design of the Elite buds this time around, with an overall lighter build, improved in-ear form factor, and an impressive IP57 rating (a commendable step up from the Elite 3’s lackluster IP55 rating). These adjustments will make it a little easier to feel comfortable using them during heavier and more intense workouts.
Many of the features we loved from the Elite 3 buds stay the same here, too. You can expect seven hours of battery life from the buds themselves, and get a total of 28 hours on a single charge with the help of the rechargeable battery case. There’s (still) Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, multipoint pairing, adjustable HearThrough, a 6mm driver, a 20Hz-20kHz speaker bandwidth, physical touch buttons, USB-C charging, and four terrific microphones that’ll allow you to take a phone call or issue commands to a voice assistant.
These buds should make for a perfect workout companion, whether you’re going on a lengthy hike, diving into a HIIT workout at the gym, or enjoying a leisurely walk or bike ride around the block. They’re available in Navy, Black, or Mint, though the latter is exclusively available through Jabra’s site. Otherwise, you can buy them through Amazon or Best Buy.
Jabra Elite 4 Active
Jabra's newest true wireless earbuds have active noise cancelation and other in-demand features.