Jabra has just announced a refresh to its Elite lineup of true wireless earbuds, and we’ve got the details on the pricing and availability here in Singapore. Here’s a brief overview of what each model is about, followed by some early impressions.

Jabra Elite 7 Active in Mint

Jabra Elite 3

  • Available on 8 Sep 2021
  • S$128
  • 6mm speakers
  • 4-mic array with HearThrough awareness feature
  • IP55 water and dust resistance
  • 7hr battery, 28hr with case
  • Fast charge: 10mins in case gives 1hr of playback
  • Bluetooth 5.2, Codec: Qualcomm aptX, SBC
  • No ANC, no multi-device connection
  • Colours: Dark Grey, Navy, Lilac, Light Beige

Jabra Elite 7 Active

  • Available on 15 Oct 2021
  • S$268
  • 6mm speakers
  • Emphasis on a secure fit with their “ShakeGrip” wing-free design
  • Adjustable ANC, HearThrough
  • IP57 water and dust resistance
  • 9hr battery with ANC, 35hr with case (w/o ANC: 11hr battery, 42hr with case)
  • Fast charge: 5mins in case gives up to 1.2hrs of playback
  • Multi-device connection support, customisable EQ
  • Bluetooth 5.2, Codecs: AAC, SBC
  • Colours: Navy, Mint, Black

Jabra Elite 7 Pro

  • Available on 15 Oct 2021
  • S$318
  • 6mm speakers
  • Emphasis on clear call quality with their “MultiSensor Voice” technology which uses a 4 mics and bone conduction sensors
  • Adjustable ANC, HearThrough
  • IP57 water and dust resistance
  • 9hr battery with ANC, 35hr with case (w/o ANC: 11hr battery, 42hr with case)
  • Fast charge: 5mins in case gives up to 1.2hrs of playback
  • Multi-device connection support, customisable EQ
  • Bluetooth 5.2, Codecs: AAC, SBC
  • Colours: Titanium Black, Gold Beige, Black

First Impressions: Elite 3

(Clockwise from the left) Jabra Elite 3 in Dark Grey, Light Beige, Navy, and Lilac

All 3 models come with the ability to use either earbud (i.e. just the L or just the R earbud), and voice assistant support with Alexa built-in. They all also have an emphasis on having a small form factor and comfortable fit.

Out of the 3 devices announced, the Elite 3 is honestly the one which intrigues me the most. At S$128, it certainly is one of the most affordable true wireless earbuds out there from such a reputable brand. This puts it at the same price point as the cheapest buds from Sudio, and is even cheaper than the budget-oriented S$149 Google Pixel Buds A-Series.

There are other noteworthy features on the Elite 3, such as the HearThrough mode, Google Fast Pair, and a built-in Alexa voice assistant. These are features that aren’t exactly common on true wireless earbuds at this price point.

Perhaps even more intriguingly, the Elite 3 supports Qualcomm’s aptX codec for high-quality audio. The other two more expensive models support AAC instead, which works great with iPhones but is notorious for its issues with Android. It’s strange that aptX support wasn’t included in the more premium models.

First Impressions: Elite 7 Active and Elite 7 Pro

Jabra Elite 7 Pro in Titanium Black

Speaking of the more premium models, they appear to be basically the same. The standout feature for the Elite 7 Active is its ShakeGrip design, which supposedly allows for a secure fit for workouts without the need for a wingtip. On the other hand, the standout feature for the Elite 7 Pro appears to be its superior call quality through its MultiSensor Voice technology, which utilises both its 4-mic array and bone conduction sensors for crystal-clear microphone quality.

Reviews coming soon

I’ll likely be checking out all 3 buds soon, starting with the Elite 3, which I am really excited for. If all goes well, it could be the new default go-to true wireless earbuds for Android users! Stay tuned for the full reviews!

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