Jabra Elite 7 Pro vs Jabra Elite 75t: Worth The Upgrade?
By Linus T.
Updated Sep 2022
Picking the right pair of Jabra earbuds has gotten a lot trickier lately with their extensive collection. Lucky for you, previously, we made our verdict on whether it's worth upgrading your Jabra Elite 75t to Jabra Elite 85t.
This time, we're letting the Jabra Elite 7 Pro vs Jabra Elite 75t battle it out. Read on to see which pair of earbuds stand out more.
We're comparing them based on:
On our list
#1 IP Rating
#2 Active Noise Cancellation
#3 Battery Life
#4 Call Technology
1. IP Rating
Jabra Elite 75t
The Jabra Elite 75t features a slightly lower water resistance rating than the Jabra Elite 7 Pro. The Jabra Elite 75t has an IP55 rating which sounds impressive, but keep in mind the most important number is the last one - the water-resistance rating. That said, the second 5 in the Jabra Elite 75t's IP rating means you don't have to worry about low-pressure splashes from all directions. If you get caught in the rain with the Elite 75t or get them very sweaty, it shouldn't be an issue (it's advisable not to rinse the Elite 75t earbuds under faucets with high pressure, though).
In terms of dust resistance, the first 5 in the Jabra Elite 75t's IP rating indicates they're able to withstand limited dust exposure. Do note that the IP55 rating applies only to the earbuds; the case isn't water-resistant.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro on the other hand has an IP rating of IP57 which trounces the Elite 75t. The 7 in the Jabra Elite 7 Pro's IP rating means the earbuds are fully waterproof. This means they're protected when you subject them to rainfall, sweat or even submerge them underwater (up to a meter for up to 30 minutes).
Similar to the Elite 75t, the Elite 7 Pro is nearly dust-tight. And remember, the IP57 rating doesn't apply to the case, only the earbuds.
2. Active Noise Cancellation
Jabra Elite 75t
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) is another area where the Jabra Elite 7 Pro has an advantage over the Jabra Elite 75t. The Elite 7 Pro features strong, customisable noise cancellation while the Elite 75t's ANC functionality is through a firmware update that uses built-in microphones to mask ambient noises.
There are a variety of ways to customise the noise cancellation for your Elite 7 Pro in Sound+ app which includes adjusting the strength of noise cancellation for your earbuds, customising your equaliser settings or choosing from a range of presets.
Additionally, MyFit allows you to make the Elite 7 Pro uniquely yours through creating a hearing profile by reacting to beeps, configuring mapping to control your earbuds, and personalising noise cancellation to how strong you want it to be.
In comparison, even with the software update for the Elite 75t, there's hardly a difference in background noise when you toggle the ANC on and off. While the Elite 75t doesn't have new updates nor allow for much customisation, you do get the HearThrough feature that lets outside sounds in so you can hear what's going on around you. It also amplifies the sound a little bit, enabling you to hear better than you normally would.
3. Battery Life
Jabra Elite 7 Pro
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro presents with better battery life compared to the Jabra Elite 75t. The Elite 7 Pro estimates its earbuds will last up to 8 hours per charge whereas the Elite 75t has roughly 5.5 hours per charge.
4. Call Technology
Jabra Elite 75t
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro edges ahead of the Jabra Elite 75t in terms of call technology.
The Elite 7 Pro includes a new MultiSensor Voice technology that equips the earbuds with a Voice Pick Up (VPU) sensor. When it's windy, the VPU sensors are automatically activated. The bone conduction sensors in the earbuds transmit your voice through vibrations in your jawbone, enabling the algorithm to detect and remove disruptive noise to present the best possible call quality.
Unfortunately, the call quality in the Elite 75t may be a disappointing step back for some. During calls, background noises are evident and in some cases, your voice may sound distant when you're in crowded places. That said, it's not as big an issue that you'll have to hang up on the person you're talking to.
Compare Jabra Elite 7 Pro vs Jabra Elite 75t
In sum, the Jabra Elite 7 Pro seems to stand out in every aspect that we've covered and it's definitely worth upgrading (if you don't mind paying $100 extra). It's also more suited for fitness enthusiasts or if you just prefer rugged ANC earbuds.
However, the Jabra Elite 75t is still pretty good if you're not picky about the IP rating, active noise cancellation and battery life. Casual music listeners would be content with the Jabra Elite 75t.
Add in the customisable features and the new Jabra MultiSensor Voice technology, the Jabra Elite 7 Pro edges out slightly ahead of the Jabra Elite 75t with the ability to reinvent your listening experience to suit your needs.
If you like to read more on Jabra earbuds, check out our other relevant guides here:
Best Jabra Earbuds in Singapore
Jabra Elite 75t vs Jabra Elite Active 75t
Jabra Elite 85t vs Jabra Elite 75t
Jabra Elite 7 Pro vs Jabra Elite 7 Active
Jabra Elite 5 vs Jabra Elite 7 Pro
Explore the full collection for Jabra on Amazon.com or visit the Official Jabra Singapore Store.
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