Jabra’s updated Elite 7 Pro promise a lot and cost a pretty penny with tough competition. Do they stand out?
JABRA ELITE 7 PRO
Audio for the elite!
Jabra Elite 7 Pro - Build Quality
Shelling out close to Rs 20,000 on a pair of in-ears might be reserved for the fruity folk but if you’re serious about your music, you want the best in the business. The Jabra Elite 7 Pro come pretty close. Available in three colours - Titanium Black, Gold Beige and regular Black, the Jabra Elite 7 Pro look like the typical TWS in-ears but feel solid and premium. Even the case feels very well built and the buds themselves feel like they can survive quite a few accidental falls.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro - Comfort and fit
They come with three eartip sizes and fit extremely well. They also are super-comfortable and light and we didn’t feel the need to take them off to ‘air out our ears’. All this is thanks to a new EarGel design with varying thickness of the outer gel for each size, It’s also a more tapered, rounded tip.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro - ANC Features
Set up is quick and simple via Bluetooth and although you can use them the regular way, the host of features unleashed via the paired Jabra app is where the money is. You start off by tuning the buds to your ear which leads to a tonally balanced setting for each of your ears.
Once setup is complete there are a few other settings you need to adjust, namely the level of noise-cancellation and the amount of noise you want to let in, if at all. The active noise cancellation is very effective and the snug fit further helps the isolation. It can be accentuated or toned down in steps via the Jabra Sound + app. It doesn’t affect the tonal integrity much, which is rare! Another super useful feature to have especially while you exercise outdoors - cycling for example, is the HearThrough mode. It allows external noise to filter in and you decide how much you let in. This is a boon to have as it keeps you safe.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro - Performance
The Elite 7 Pro are incredibly detailed and present your tunes with ample energy and verve. The soundstage is wide and instruments are precisely on-point. We did feel that the lower frequencies could be a tad accentuated, but there is an equalizer which helps with that. We started with Bon Iver's Holocene and were enamoured by the Jabra's presentation. Vernon's voice pierces through with ample emotion, just as it should. Switch to Don't Let Me Get Lonely by The Record Company and you do tend to want that extra oomph in the dominating bassline. With a few tweaks of the on-board equalizer, we were left happy though.
They may cost a pretty penny but the Jabra Elite 7 Pro are the most comfortable TWS in-ears we’ve jammed inside our ears in a long time. It isn’t just the fancy EarGel technology that the eartips come with either, it’s a bit more scientific than that. The Elite 7 Pro has frequency-dependent pressure relief vents which reduce the overall listening fatigue and a lengthy listening session a lot less jarring. Then there’s the stellar audio performance and the host of ANC tricks, all which when paired with an 8 hour play time and further 30 hours of battery life via the case, make it a compelling buy. Also, apart from regular charging, the Elite Pro 7 also supports wireless charging for added convenience.
A step-up from the previous gen, the Elite 7 Pro are worth the cash
|8 hours play time + 30 hours with case + Fast Charging
|Active + HearThrough