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Jabra Elite Active 75t vs. Jaybird Vista

Last updated: 4 months ago, Aug. 10. 2020
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    Comparison between Jabra Elite Active 75t and Jaybird Vista.

    Our Conclusion

    Picking the best ones out of these two true wireless earbuds can be tricky since they share many similarities. Of course, there are differences, but rather small.

    You maybe want to consider Jabra Elite Active 75t if you seek slightly better comfort, deeper bass, and a HearThrough mode to let you hear surroundings.

    Jaybird Vista is a better choice if you want better stability while performing rapid movements, better detail in midrange, and reliable build quality.

    You can also check full reviews here:

    Jaybird Vista review

    Jabra Elite Active 75t review

    QUICK COMPARISON

    Both models:

    • Have a punchy low-end with an overall fun sound signature
    • Are a superb choice for sportspeople
    • Feel great in hand (and inside the ear) thanks to the high-quality build materials
    • Rely on physical buttons to control their functions
    • Come with an intuitive mobile app with powerful EQ
    • Have the same level of water-protection (IPX7)

    Jabra Elite Active 75t:

    • Have a HearThrough mode that lets you hear the surroundings without taking your earbuds out
    • Support AAC audio codec, which works well with Apple devices
    • Have a slightly better battery life of 7+ hours compared to Vista’s 6 hours
    • Are just a smidge more comfortable because of ergonomic design

    Jaybird Vista:

    • Support basic SBC audio codec with JBS1 chip, which takes care of connection stability and video delay
    • Has an additional military shockproof standard MIL-STD-810G which protects against drop damage
    • Come with ear gels with ear fins to provide better stability
    • Can be worn individually (only one earbud at the time, which extends the battery life)

    Specifications

    Jabra Elite Active 75tJaybird Vista
    Type:In-earIn-ear
    Connection:WirelessWireless
    Back-design:Closed-backClosed-back

    Headphones

    Driver size:6mm6mm
    Frequency range:20Hz – 20,000Hz20Hz – 20,000Hz
    Impedance:n/a23Ω
    Weight:12g both buds, 35g case12g both buds, 35g case
    Cable length:Charging cable 30cmCharging cable 31cm
    Microphone & controls:Built-inBuilt-in
    Water-protection:IP57 (IPX7 – waterproof)IPX7 (waterproof)

    Wireless

    Bluetooth:version 5.0version 5.0 + JBS1 chip
    Battery life:7h per charge6h per charge
    Charging time:2h20min full charge -15min for 1h2h full charge – 5min for 1h
    Active noise-cancelling:NoNo
    Charging cable:USB-C to USBUSB-C to USB
    Bluetooth codecs:SBC, AACSBC
    Wireless range:33ft (10m)33ft (10m)

    Microphone

    Type:Built-in 4-microphone systemBuilt-in mic
    Mic design:n/aOmnidirectional
    Mutable:NoNo

    What’s in the Box?

    Jabra Elite Active 75t

    Jabra-Elite-Active-75t-unboxed

    Jaybird Vista

    Jaybird Vista box content

    With packaging you’re getting:

    • True wireless earbuds
    • Charging case
    • USB-C cable
    • Jabra: 3 pairs of silicone eartips (S, M, L); Jaybird: 3 ear gels (ear tips/ear fin combo)
    • User manual

    Comfort & Fit

    Jabra’s design does not include any kind of ear fins or hooks. You have to entirely rely on the ergonomic design of the earbuds the stay firmly in your ears. Most of the time Elite Active 75t’s are successful at that, but after a while, the seal gets a bit loose. That is why they can fall out of your ears if you don’t readjust them.

    All in all, these are very comfortable to wear, with no pressure points whatsoever. However, the lack of ear fins (or some other measure to ensure stable fit), their stability is just good, but not excellent.

    On the other hand, Vista’s come with ear gels, which are the combination of ear tip and ear fin. Whereas ear tips remain the same size, fins come in 3 sizes. That way, you can securely place them into your ear without worrying about them falling out.

    These provide a very comfortable fit, with better overall stability compared to Jabra’s. Some users complain about ear fins poking their inner ear too much. That is fixable by using the ear gel with a tiny fin.

    So far, there are no options for aftermarket ear tips, so you can’t use foam tips on either of these earbuds.

    Even with the already included accessories, Jabra and Jaybird’s overall comfort is excellent, with Jabra’s leading by a smidge.

    Jabra Elite Active 75t vs Jaybird Vista earbuds

    Noise Isolation

    They both lack the support for active noise-cancellation, although they do excellent job isolating passively

    However, the 75t’s are a bit better when it comes to features surrounding awareness. They offer the HearThrough mode, which can be activated with one press of the button.

    The latter is useful when you want to talk to a friend, but you don’t want to take off your earbuds. Although if you turn on this feature in a windy environment, it will also amplify the wind noise.

    When it comes to passive isolation, they all do a great job. Ear tips from both wireless earbuds go deep into the ear canal, isolating the majority of the ambient noise. When you crank up the music, the outside world is practically cut off.

    To sum up, Jabra, as well as Jaybird, can isolate very well. But the Jabra’s have an advantage with their HearThough feature.

    Bluetooth

    Both of these rock Bluetooth 5.0, so the coverage on both is about the same. One brick wall is no problem for both. When the second wall is introduced, the connection starts to break off. Vista’s can start to distort a bit earlier, but the difference is minimal.

    The most significant advantage of 75t’s is the support for AAC audio codec, which Vista doesn’t have. Again, the difference between codecs is minimal, but AAC does work better on iOS, with slightly better sound quality.

    There is also multipoint support, which lets you connect your Elite Active’s to multiple devices (8 to be exact), whereas Vista’s can only remember 1 device at the time.

    Jaybird Vista also has an ace in their hands. Integrated JBS1 chip is making sure that the connection between transmitter and earbuds is secure, while also reducing an audio lag in videos. You can’t see any delay while watching YouTube compared to Jabra’s, which have a minimal lag.

    Jabra Elite Active 75t vs Jaybird Vista

    Battery

    While both batteries have a good enough runtime for a decent workout or two, Jabra wins by lasting 1 hour longer than Jaybird Vista.

    The advertised battery life on the Jabra Elite Active 75t is 7 hours, but in our test, we reached 7 hours and 23 seconds. The case can also store a lot of juice. 20 hours to be precise.

    On the other hand, Jaybird Vista’s last around 6 hours, with another 10 hours waiting in the charging case. Compared to Jabra’s, this isn’t that impressive.

    However, there is an option to use the wireless earbuds separately to save battery life so that you can squeeze 32 hours of playtime. 75t can’t do that.

    Thankfully both devices provide quick charging option for the battery life drops too low:

    • Vista gets 1-hour battery life for a 5-minute charge
    • Jabra offers 1-hour of battery life with a 15-minute charge

    Regardless of that, if the battery life means much to you, Jabra 75t are the best true wireless earbuds.

    Durability

    These two are designed for jogging and getting soaked in fitness sweat. You can’t go wrong with either of these.

    When it comes to pure durability, both can withstand plenty of abuse. Its housing is made of hard plastic that is covered in soft rubber to provide better comfort. Since they both have IPX7 (IP57 for Jabra) water-resistance, they can survive a dive into the water for at least 30 minutes.

    Jaybird Vista have an additional standard called MIL-STD-810G, which makes them waterproof and shockproof. A useful thing if you want your earbuds to survive the occasional drop.

    75t and Vista, have a well-constructed charging case, with no significant weak points. The lid on the Vista does not open all the way up, which might be annoying.

    Jabra Elite Active 75t vs Jaybird Vista water-resistant

    Features

    Both of them operate via physical touch controls, which are implemented in a way that is not annoying to use.

    Their functionalities are the same: answering phone calls, skipping tracks, adjusting the volume, summoning smart assistants. Jaybird has its unique control to start playing Spotify, whereas Jabra’s can activate their HearThough feature.

    You can get the mobile app for each of these two wireless earbuds, inside which you can find some helpful stuff. For instance, you can EQ them to sound just the way you like. EQ presets can be saved under different names to activate them based on where you are. For example, when working out, you want them to be more bassy, whereas home, you can simply change the preset to a more relaxed, neutral sound.

    You can also locate earbuds by using the app.

    This is how their microphones sound like:

    Jaybird Vista:

    Jabra Elite Active 75t:

    Feature-wise, neither Jabra 75t nor Jaybird Vista, win. They’re so similar you have to nitpick.

    Sound

    Similarities continue with sound quality. Out of the box, these two are hard to impress anyone. Whereas Vista’s greet you with harsh mids, Jabra overwhelms you with bass that bleeds into the midrange.

    While Jabra 75t provides better detail in the treble, Vista prefers midrange clarity. Both of these characteristics are great when you’re exercising, but you may want something more relaxed for casual listening.

    Thankfully, they both offer a powerful equalizer inside the app to correct the sound to your liking. Once you spend some time sliding those EQ controls to perfect the sound quality, these two can perform great with almost all genres.

    Jaybird Vista does a better job of projecting bigger soundstage compared to 75t.

    Jabra Elite Active 75t vs Jaybird Vista charging cases

    Should You Buy Jaybird Vista or Jabra Elite Active 75t?

    It’s quite difficult to recommend one over the other since there’s a lot of similarities.

    Some features in the 75t’s are not present inside Jaybird Vista, like HearThrough mode and AAC audio codec. The latter can come in handy if you’re using Apple devices, but it’s otherwise unimportant. You can also count in slightly deeper bass response from the Jabra earbuds. Vista tends to prefer midrange clarity rather than sub-bass rumble.

    On the Jaybird Vista side of things, we have a slightly more robust housing with added shockproof capabilities. They’re also marginally better at staying secure in your ears thanks to ear fins.

    You’re getting very similar experience from the mobile app, having practically the same features from EQ, presets, finding your wireless earbuds, changing controls, and more.

    To sum things up, you should pick Jabra’s if you want better comfort, HearThrough, deeper bass, and you own an Apple device.

    On the other hand, Vista’s are a better pick if you’re looking for something more stable, with no video delay, better midrange detail, and overall tougher construction.

    See full reviews for more details:

    Jaybird Vista review

    Jabra Elite Active 75t review

    That’s it for the Jaybird Vista vs. Jabra Elite Active 75t comparison. Did we forget to mention something? Let us know what you’d like us to compare in the comments.

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