Allison interviews Claus Fonnesbech from Jabra about their wireless sports headphones. Claus discusses three earbud style wireless headphones: the Elite 65t, Elite Active 65t, and Elite Sport. The Elite 65t headphones are engineered for high-quality music listening and wireless calls while the Elite Active 65t add the environmental protections required for sports activities. The Elite Sport headphones add the ability to monitor heart rate when coupled with the Jabra Sport Life mobile app. All of these headphones fit snugly in the ear canal, aided by customizable fitting options. The Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t headphones come with a 2-year warranty while the Elite Sport come with a 3-year warranty. The setting is CES Unveiled at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas. Learn more at https://www.jabra.com/sports-headphones/
Hi Allison, this is Steve back with a product review … well actually more of a product comparison. In my endless quest for the perfect sports headphones, I’ll compare the PowerBeats3 Wireless headphones that you recently got me for Father’s Day (thank you very much!) against the previous pair of headphones I used, the older model Jabra Sport Wireless+. As another comparison point, you can check out Allister Jenks’ excellent review of the BeatsX bluetooth headphones back in March.
Both the PowerBeats and Jabra Sport are Bluetooth headphones designed for use on the go or while involved with physical activity. Both headphones are wireless and connect to a Bluetooth enabled device, such as an iPhone. Both have external controls for volume, pause, skip ahead/back and call answering. You may have heard me talk about how almost all regular earbuds do not fit in my ears at all. For example, I haven’t been able to find a pair that will stay in my ears while running. So I depend on headphones that have hooks that attach the earbuds to my ears. Both the PowerBeats and Jabra Sport have these ear hooks to keep the earbuds in place while I’m active.
Bottom line is that I like the new PowerBeats3 headphones but there are still some situations where I prefer the Jabra Sport headphones, so I use both now, but each in different situations.
Now I’ve talked about these headphones’ similarities, so let me talk about where they differ.