Jabra Elite 75t vs Bose Noise Cancelling Earbuds 700 (2020): Which Are More Worth It?

This year, Bose is expected to unveil its first noise-canceling earbuds, aptly called the Bose Noise Cancelling Earbuds 700. These earbuds are the successor to the highly-rated Bose NC Headphones 700. But how will they fare against the top-rated Jabra Elite 75t, one of the most raved about true wireless earbuds today? We gather what we know so far about the Earbuds 700 to help you decide whether you should wait for their release or go ahead and purchase the Jabra Elite 75t instead.

Jabra Elite 75t vs Bose Noise Cancelling Earbuds 700 Comparison Chart

ModelJabra Elite 75tBose Noise Cancelling Earbuds 700
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PriceCheck PriceCheck Price of their Predecessor:
Noise Canceling Headphones 700
Earbud Dimensions21.9 x 19.4 x 16.2 mmTBA
Case Dimensions36.6 x 62.4 x 27.0 mmTBA
Passive Noise CancellationYesYes
Active Noise CancellationNoYes
Noise Canceling MicrophoneNoYes
Quick Ambient ModeYesYes
PlaytimeUp to 7.5 hrsTBA
Charging Case20 hours moreTBA
Wireless ChargingNo (But Jabra will soon roll out updates that will support this)TBA
Quick Charging15 minutes for up to an hour of playtimeTBA
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0TBA
Multi-Point PairingTwoTBA
Audio CodecsSBC, AACTBA
Microphone4 (2 for each earbud)TBA
Touch ControlsNoYes
Voice AssistantYesYes
Auto-Pause/
Ear-On/Off Detect
YesTBA
IP RatingIP55-ratedTBA
Color OptionsTitanium Black, Gold Beige, BlackTBA

Design

Jabra’s Elite 75t look stealthier and more compact than the Bose Noise Cancelling Earbuds 700

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The Jabra Elite 75t (left) and a sketch of the upcoming Bose NC Earbuds 700

Among the true wireless earbuds available in the market today, the Jabra Elite 75t are among the most discreet and stealthy-looking pair. When worn, you will notice how the earbuds of the 75ts follow the natural pattern of your outer ear. They are also compact, lightweight, and feel comfortable to wear even for longer periods. Even their carrying case easily fits in the pocket. Apart from their portability, they are also well-built and boast a premium feel.

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Bose hasn’t released much about the upcoming Bose Noise Cancelling Earbuds 700 except for the sketch above. If Bose will follow through with this design, the Earbuds 700 will sport the same aesthetics as the Earbuds 500, the successor to the Bose SoundSport Free. What we’re sure of though is the Earbuds 700 will not be as bulky as the SoundSport Free. Still, they don’t seem to be smaller and stealthier than the Jabra Elite 75t.

When it comes to the fit, the 75ts fit snugly and comfortably when worn. Their ear tips securely seal off the ear canal, thus resulting in great passive noise cancellation. They also come with custom size ear tips, something the Earbuds 700 will include in their box as well. One thing we noticed about the sketch of the Earbuds 700 is they still follow the same ear tip design found in the SoundSport Free. How this design will work for noise-cancelling earbuds is something we look forward to finding out once they’re released.

Sound Quality

Jabra delivers impressive audio quality in the Elite 75t, but we can expect high-quality sound from the Bose Noise Cancelling Earbuds 700 as well

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Bass lovers will enjoy the deep bass of the Jabra Elite 75t

Both Bose and Jabra deliver impressive sound quality, but determining which one sounds better will depend on your music preference. For those who like punchier, richer, deeper bass, the Jabra Elite 75t will be a great fit. However, if you think the default bass setting is too much for you, the Jabra Sound+ app allows EQ customization and offers pre-made EQ settings as well. You can adjust the highs, mids, and lows until you achieve the sound profile that you like.

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It’s safe to expect that the upcoming Bose Noise Cancelling Earbuds 700 will have Bose’s traditional sound signature of slightly scooped mids and warm bottom ends. The Earbuds 700 will more likely have Bose’s great instrument separation and cleaner sound profile. Whether their noise-canceling features will reduce the audio quality, like what happens with the AirPods Pro, is something to take note off once Bose releases the Earbuds 700 this year.

When it comes to voice call quality, the Jabra Elite 75t don’t disappoint. They deliver some of the best call quality for truly wireless earbuds in its class, thanks to the two microphones equipped in each earbud. While we can only definitively say how well the call quality of the Bose Noise Cancelling Earbuds 700 is, it is worth mentioning that their predecessors, the Bose NC Headphones 700, deliver great quality when used for calls.

Set Up and Controls

The Jabra Elite 75t have a multi-function button and come with an app that lets you customize EQ settings

From the sketch that didn’t have any buttons, we can expect the Earbuds 700 to have touch controls like their predecessor, the Bose NC Headphones 700 (in photo)

Pairing with the Jabra Elite 75t is smooth and effortless. You can simply open their charging case close to your device and they automatically prompt set-up. To manage tracks, take calls, and activate your smart voice assistant, you can gently press the ‘Jabra’ button found in each earbud. They work smoothly as long as you know how many taps/presses you need to do for specific controls. To customize the EQ, you can go to the Jabra Sound+ app.

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In the sketch released by Bose, the Bose Noise Cancelling Earbuds 700 don’t have the same remote system found in the Bose SoundSport Free anymore. Since there’s no prototype of the Earbuds 700 yet, we cannot say for sure how well the touch controls will function.

One of the Jabra Elite 75t’s well-loved feature is its multi-point connectivity, something not commonly found in most truly wireless earbuds in the market today. This feature lets you pair up to two devices simultaneously to your 75ts. If someone calls you on your phone while you’re watching a video or working on another device, you can switch to your phone and use your 75ts to take the call without having to disconnect from your other device.

Additional Features

With up to 28 hours of playtime and an IP55 rating, the Jabra Elite 75t offer one of the best battery life and water and sweat resistance

Charging your Jabra Elite 75t for 15 minutes will give you 60 minutes of usage hours

Jabra’s tiny, portable carrying case packs an extra 20.5 hours of playtime to the 7.5 hours of runtime available in the Elite 75t earbuds. This is one of the longest battery life available in most true wireless earbuds in the market today, comparable to that of the AirPods Pro and the Sony WF-1000XM3. A 15-minute quick charge will give you an hour of playtime. This means you won’t have to charge your 75ts after a week or so.

With an IP55 rating, your Jabra Elite 75t are safe to use for workouts or outdoor training as they are sweat, dust, and water-resistant. You can wash them in the sink after workouts and they will still work fine. We don’t recommend submerging them for long though or use them for aquatic sports such as swimming.

Bose hasn’t released anything about the battery life and IP rating, but we are leaning towards the upcoming Bose Noise Canceling Earbuds 700 to at least be IPX4-rated. Their predecessor, the Bose Headphones 700, do not have an IP rating so using the Headphones 700 for workouts and exposing them to moisture might damage them.

Verdict

The Jabra Elite 75t offer great value for your money and remain a solid true wireless earbuds option

This is a tough call as they have different features and sound profiles. With that said, you really can’t go wrong with the Jabra Elite 75t. For their price, they deliver impressive audio and call quality and offer great passive noise cancellation. Even though they’re not active noise cancelling, they still block off a lot of external noise. They further feature customizable EQ settings, stylish and stealthy aesthetics, high IP rating, and multi-point pairing. Even if you decide to go for the Bose Noise Cancelling Earbuds 700 once Bose launches them and sell the Jabra Elite 75t, you will still have gotten your money’s worth by then.

Rhodaline Escala-Phelps
Rhodaline Escala-Phelps

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