Jabra launched a brand new pair of Bluetooth headphones called the Elite 25e, earlier this month. The neckband-style headphones Jabra Elite 25e Black Friday Deals 2021 boast a weather-resistant design and a dedicated button to activate Siri or Google Assistant. They can also last up to 18 hours. This pair of headphones is however very attractive because of its affordable price. It is available at Rs. Its international pricing is at Rs. 3,999. Let’s find out if it ticks all the boxes. Jabra Elite 25e design features The Elite 25e comes well packaged. In the box you will find two additional pairs of ear tips, an extra Micro-USB charging cable, and a quick guide. The headphones’ neckband is made from plastic with a rubberized coating covering about 90% of it. The neckband is designed to rest on your shoulders. Although the battery is located at the rear of the neckband, it is slightly larger than the front. This can pose a problem during daily use. The neckband is comfortable to wear while you are walking, but it can slip off your back if you lean a little back when sitting.
The right arm has three buttons for controlling music. On the left arm, there is a button to summon your device’s virtual assistant. There’s also a button that allows you to use an LED light and grille for the microphone. The neckband’s arms are flexible, making it easy to put on and take off. The Micro-USB port is located at the back of neckband and is covered by a flap.
They are lightweight and comfortable to wear. In case you need to clean the gel padding at the base of your earbuds, there is one set and it comes pre-installed. Although the eartips look like they have been squashed into an oval shape, that is exactly what they are supposed to look like. Extra tips come pre-installed with a medium and small size. These tips are comfortable enough to use for extended listening sessions.
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Performance and battery life of Jabra Elite 25e The Elite 25e was tested primarily with an iPhone X, but we also tried it with a Pixel 2 XL. The headphones were initially quite loud and bassy. We also found that the lower frequencies could sometimes get very boomy. After using the headphones for about a week, we noticed a significant improvement in the driver’s performance. The sound stage became wider and the bass was not as loud as we had expected. The Elite 25e provides excellent ambient noise isolation, and there was little to no sound loss even at maximum volume. We found that we could listen to music at a volume of around 90 percent. There was no distortion.
We think the Elite 25e is a little too bass heavy for many, but we know they will enjoy it. Songs like Lock Doh by Giggs are handled well. The bass delivery is tight and the track is smooth. However, we found the sub-bas a little underwhelming. These headphones also sound great with electronic dance music. Going Wrong by Armin van Buuren has very good dynamics. We would like to hear more separation between the vocals, and the lower frequencies in simpler tracks, such as John Mayer’s In the Blood. These tend to overwhelm the finer notes of the track.
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Jabra Assist is also available on Android, although it’s more feature-rich than iOS. However, it doesn’t work very well. The app detects headphones instantly on iOS but it was difficult to get it to work on Android. This was also tested on Android 7 devices. Sometimes it doesn’t recognize the headphones. You can have your calendar and mail events read out on iOS. However, this function is only available if the Assist app has been opened. As you cannot select existing accounts, you will need to set up your email account (only IMAP accounts are supported). Google has flagged this app as “less secure” so you will need to turn a switch in Gamil settings. We were unable to receive any readouts for incoming mails even after we had connected.
The app was unable to locate our calendars at first. However, after a few days, we were able find our calendars and be able select them. You can also use the “find my headphones” feature to locate your headphones, provided that they are connected to your smartphone. Android has all of these features and more. Incoming text messages can also be read out by your phone’s voice engines (Google’s Text-to-Speech in this instance). It is possible to have messages from social apps such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and WeChat read out. The messages were received when the headphones were connected to the app.
When you receive an incoming call, the headphones vibrate. The app is not required to use this feature. You can pause your music simply by attaching the earbuds with the built-in magnets to one another. They won’t move around too much when they aren’t in your ears. The wires are strong enough to be used every day and don’t get tangled easily. We found that voice calls were quite average. We often had to turn up the volume to hear the person on other end. Voice quality is also not very good.
Although the battery’s life expectancy is 18 hours, the headphones were used at high volume for 12-13 hours. It is still a good price for a neckband headset. They take approximately two hours to fully charge from zero. If the battery is extremely low, voice prompts will be heard every few minutes to recharge it.
You will need to pair it manually due to NFC’s incompatibility. As we said, two devices can be connected simultaneously to the Elie 25e. After powering on, you will hear a voice prompt to let you know if you are connected to multiple devices. In standby mode, you can also check the battery level by pressing and holding the volume up button. It is difficult to find the controls for music playback and the multifunction button in the middle takes some effort. Double pressing the multifunction button twice will dial the last number dialed. The dedicated button will be appreciated if you use Siri and Google Assistant often. This button cannot be remapped to any other function.
The Elite 25e is 48g in weight and comes with Qualcomm’s CSR8635 Bluetooth Chip. It supports Bluetooth 4.1, but does not support advanced codecs such as aptX. The earbuds have a 10mm driver that supports a frequency range of 20Hz Jabra Elite 25e Black Friday Deals 2021 to 22,000Hz. They are also IP54-certified, meaning they can withstand dust and moisture. The Elite 25e can be paired with up to eight devices, so you can use it with two at once.