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Jabra 75t vs AirPods Pro (2021): Are the Apple Wireless Earbuds Worth Paying More For?

Both the Jabra Elite 75t and the Apple Airpods Pro are among the most popular and on-demand truly wireless earbuds in the market today. Apart from their aesthetics, perhaps the most significant differences between the two are the AirPods Pro are noise-canceling and more expensive than the Jabra Elite 75t. We pit them against each other to help you choose your next pair of true wireless earbuds.

Jabra Elite 75t vs AirPods Pro Comparison Chart

ModelJabra Elite 75tApple AirPods Pro
Jabra Elite 75tAirPods Pro
PriceCheck PriceCheck Price
Earbud Dimensions21.9 x 19.4 x 16.2 mm23.9 x 21.8 x 30.1mm
Case Dimensions36.6 x 62.4 x 27.0 mm45.2 x 21.7 x 60.6mm
Passive Noise CancellationYesYes
Active Noise CancellationNoYes
Noise Canceling MicrophoneNoYes
Quick Ambient ModeYesYes
PlaytimeUp to 7.5 hrsListening:
Up to 5 Hours
ANC:
Up to 4.5 Hours
Talktime:
Up to 3.5 Hours
Charging CaseUp to 20 hours moreUp to 19 hours more
Wireless ChargingNo (But Jabra will soon roll out updates that will support this)Yes
Quick Charging15 minutes for up to an hour of playtime5 minutes for up to 60 minutes of playtime
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
Multi-Point PairingTwoNo
Audio CodecsSBC, AACSBC, AAC
Microphone4 (2 for each earbud)4 ( 2 for each earbud)
Touch ControlsNoYes
Voice AssistantYesYes
Auto-Pause/
Ear-On/Off Detect
YesYes
IP RatingIP55-ratedIPX4
Color OptionsTitanium Black, Gold BeigeWhite

Design

Both are thoughtfully-built, but the Jabra Elite 75t are more discreet than the AirPods Pro

The Jabra Elite 75t’s (left) charging case is slightly bigger than the AirPods Pro’s (right)

While both are well-built and are high-quality truly wireless earbuds, the Jabra Elite 75t and AirPods Pro sport different aesthetics. Since the AirPods Pro have that small arm that sticks out of your ear, they are less stealthier than the Jabras. The Jabra Elite 75t are very discreet and the earbuds are designed to follow your ear’s natural pattern. When it comes to their finish, the Jabras have more of a matte finish while the AirPods Pro are made of plastic and are on the glossier side.

They are both very lightweight, thus using them for longer durations won’t pose a problem. For a more snug and secure fit, both the Jabra Elite 75t and AirPods Pro come with custom-size ear tips that you can choose from. Both stay securely fit when worn and don’t fall off even when doing strenuous activities like jogging, running, or working out. In addition, Jabra’s impressive fit results in great passive noise cancellation.

When it comes to their charging case, both are compact enough that you can carry them in your pocket without issues. However, the AirPods Pro’s carrying case is slightly smaller than the Jabras’. Both wireless earbuds’ charging cases have a magnetic lock-in design so they stay securely in the charging case even when not in use.

Sound Quality

Both deliver great sound, but the Jabra Elite 75t have overall better audio quality; the AirPods Pro have active noise-canceling capabilities

Bass heads love the Jabra Elite 75t’s deep bass

If you are after better audio quality, especially if your music preference sounds better with deep, richer bass, the Jabra Elite 75t wireless earbuds are the way to go. For those who want a cleaner soundstage, the Jabra Sound+ app lets you customize the EQ settings and adjust the highs, mids, and lows to suit your taste.

The AirPods Pro deliver a wide soundstage and a lot of details, but if you turn the active noise-canceling on, they tend to lose a lot of sound quality. With that said, they still have a punchy bass and offer an immersive listening experience, thanks to their active noise canceling feature.

When it comes to voice calls, both the Jabra Elite 75t and the AirPods Pro work well for phone calls. Each earbud comes with two microphones that adjust and filter the noise from the background so the caller on the other end can hear you clearly. The AirPods Pro have the advantage when it comes to call quality though as they feature adaptive EQ and active noise-cancellation.

Both perform well when it comes to audio latency. There are no sound delays when watching streaming videos from apps like Netflix and YouTube.

Set Up and Controls

When it comes to user experience, the AirPods Pro remain unmatched, especially if you’re using an Apple device

The Jabra Elite 75t earbuds have a multifunction button while the AirPods Pro have touch-capacitive controls.

Pairing is smooth and easy for both the Jabra Elite 75t and the AirPods Pro. Both let you simply open the charging case close to your device and they will prompt set-up when using them the first time. If you’re an Apple user though, the AirPods Pro will win when it comes to the user experience and how intuitive their controls are. With Apple’s bespoke H-1 chip, the AirPods Pro offer a better range than the Jabras.

The Jabra Elite 75t wireless earbuds are equipped with a multi-function button on each earbud that lets you manage tracks and take calls. This button is responsive and doesn’t need to be pushed hard to work. The AirPods Pro have touch controls that let you manage tracks and accept calls with simple taps and pressing the earbuds’ arm.

While both are compatible with smart assistants, the AirPods Pro let you simply say “Hey, Siri” so you won’t even have to lift a finger to activate your Apple device’s smart assistant. For the Jabras, you still have to press the multi-function button on the earbud to activate your voice assistant.

A win for the Jabra Elite 75t is its multi-point pairing capability, a feature that lets you pair two devices simultaneously. If someone calls you on your phone while watching a video on another device, you can easily take the call using the earbuds. This feature is not available in many of the top-selling true wireless earbuds in the market today.

Additional Features

Both the Jabra Elite 75t and AirPods Pro have great battery life, but the Jabras have a longer runtime; the AirPods Pro have ANC and wireless charging

The Jabras have a listening time of 7.5 hours while the AirPods Pro have up to 5, shorter with the ANC on

These truly wireless earbuds offer some of the best battery life despite their compact and portable charging cases. Jabra’s charging case can add up to 20.5 hours more to its 7.5 hours of runtime. Apple’s smaller charging case can add up to 20 hours more to its 5 hours of listening time. This means that you can forget about charging both true wireless earbuds for a week and you can still use them just fine.

While the Jabra Elite 75t beat the AirPods Pro in battery life, Apple trumps Jabra when it comes to the AirPods Pro’s charging features. The AirPods Pro can be charged wirelessly if you have a Qi charging pad. Also, a quick 5-minute charge will give you an hour more of usage time. As for the Jabras, the same usage time requires charging for at least 15 minutes.

The Jabra Elite 75t are IP55-rated while the AirPods Pro have a rating of IPX4. This means both wireless earbuds are water and splash-resistant, but the Jabra Elite 75t are dust-resistant while the AirPods Pro are not. You can use both earbuds for working out though and wash them on the sink without problems. Just don’t use them for aquatic sports or submerge them in the water for a long time.

Verdict

The Jabra Elite 75t offer overall better bang for your buck, especially if you’re not after active noise-cancelation

Both true wireless earbuds are solid options and they are in-demand for a reason. While the Apple AirPods Pro offer extra features such as active noise-canceling and wireless charging, they come with a steep price tag. What made us say that the Jabra Elite 75t offer overall better value for your money is because, apart from the better price, the Jabras also have better audio quality, customizable EQ settings, great passive noise cancellation, multi-point pairing, and stealthier aesthetics.

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Rhodaline Escala-Phelps

Managing Editor and Team Leader at Compare Before Buying. Writer and researcher passionate about people, product comparisons, culture, and current events.