Jabra may not be a household name but you can bet the company knows how to make a good pair of wireless earbuds. In fact, these might be the very best true wireless earbuds available if you mostly plan to wear them while working out.
The Jabra Elite Active 65t wireless earbuds launched last year for $190 and although we’ve seen sales come and go since then, none of them have been quite this cheap. At the original retail rate, the Elite Active 65t were already among our favorite wireless earbuds for being so comfortable, the ability to stay in-ear during intense exercise, and for having good audio quality that only falls a bit short of Apple’s AirPods on the low-end.
And we’re not the only ones who think the Elite Active 65t are a gem. Wirecutter named this exact model the best wireless headphones for working out (the Jabra Elite 85h and regular Jabra Elite 65t also made the cut for best earbuds in other categories). Besides getting the basics right when it comes to comfort and audio quality, features include built-in support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, about five hours of battery life per charge, and up to 15 hours total when refueling from the carrying case.
All of those features are also available on the non-Active Jabra Elite 65t earbuds, which can be had for even less at $109.99 right now, which isn’t quite the best price we’ve seen but a great discount nonetheless. Spending an extra $20 on the Active model buys a built-in accelerometer for fitness tracking as well as protection against damage that might occur from you sweating all over the earbuds.
Although we loved the Jabra Elite Active 65t enough to give the earbuds a 9 out of 10 for our review score, it’s worth mentioning that the charging case can be annoying to use. It works mostly as expected but it’s much harder to open this carrying case compared to other wireless earbuds. Most of them use magnets to snap the case lid closed but Jabra uses this clipping mechanism that’s harder use, especially if you’re trying to open the case with one hand.
If that doesn’t scare you off, this is the lowest price we’ve seen on what are otherwise top-notch wireless earbuds.
Source: Amazon, CamelCamelCamel via Android Police