We compare two true wireless earbuds that are designed with the active users and fitness enthusiasts in mind: the Jabra Elite Active 75t and the Powerbeats Pro by Beats by Dre. Apart from their aesthetics and price, with the Powerbeats Pro more expensive than the Jabras, how else are they different from each other? Our detailed comparison below will guide you in choosing your next pair of truly wireless earbuds.
Jabra Elite Active 75t vs Powerbeats Pro Comparison Chart
|Price||Check Price||Check Price|
|Earbud Dimensions||21.9 x 19.4 x 16.2 mm||25.4 x 20.3 x 19.05|
|Case Dimensions||36.6 x 62.4 x 27.0 mm||81.3 x 81.3 x 77 mm|
|Active Noise Cancellation||No||No|
|Playtime||Up to 7.5 hrs||Up to 9 hours|
|Charging Case||Up to 20 hours more||Up to 18 hours more|
|Wireless Charging||No (But Jabra will soon roll out updates that will support this)||No|
|Quick Charging||15 minutes for up to an hour of playtime||5 mins for up to 1.5 hours of battery|
15 mins for up to 4 hours of battery
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|Audio Codecs||SBC, AAC||SBC, AAC|
|Microphone||4 (2 for each earbud)||4 ( 2 for each earbud)|
|Color Options||Copper Black, Titanium Black, Navy||Ivory, Black, Navy, Moss|
Right away, you can see the significant difference in the aesthetics of the
It is worth noting though that the ear hooks of the Powerbeats Pro may add pressure to your ear if not adjusted properly and worn for longer periods. The
Not only are the Powerbeats Pro’s earbuds bulky, but their charging case is bigger than most truly wireless earbuds’ cases as well. The
Both the Jabra and the Beats come with different sizes of ear tips to ensure a better fit. It is worth noting though that the Jabra 75ts fit better in general and have better seal and passive noise cancellation than the Powerbeats Pro.
The Beats by Dre brand has always been known for their heavy bass. Surprisingly, the Jabra Elite 75t make the Powerbeats Pro sound flatter. With that said, both deliver high-quality audio, but the Jabras deliver a slightly deeper, richer, punchier bass than the Powerbeats Pro. If you don’t like deep lows though, the Jabra Sound+ app lets you customize your lows, mids, and highs or choose from their pre-made EQ settings in the app.
While both wireless earbuds don’t have active noise-cancellation capabilities, their ear tips and seal are designed to block out noise. The
Both deliver excellent quality when it comes to phone calls. The caller on the other end will hear your voice clearly when talking on the phone. Since the
Set Up and Controls
If you’re an Apple user, pairing the Powerbeats Pro with your device is quick and easy as the Powerbeats use Apple’s bespoke H1 chip. With that said, pairing the
For taking calls, activating smart voice assistants, and managing tracks, you can gently press these earbuds’ multi-function buttons. Simply press the ‘Jabra’ button for the 75ts and the ‘b’ button for the Powerbeats Pro.
As mentioned earlier, the
While both wireless earbuds are water-resistant, the
Like the AirPods Pro, the Powerbeats Pro are IPX4 rated. This means they are water and sweat resistant and using them for working out won’t pose a problem. Despite their great IP ratings, both are not recommended for use for aquatic sports, swimming, or even while showering.
Both have some of the best battery life available for wireless earbuds today. With a runtime of 7.5 hours and an additional 20.5 through their charging case, you won’t need to charge the
The Powerbeats Pro have a runtime of up to 9 hours and their bulky charging case adds up to 18 hours more. Where the Powerbeats Pro win though is the quick charge feature that Apple has nailed. A quick 5 minutes of charging will give you up to 1.5 hours of battery life while 15 mins will add up to an impressive 4 hours more of usage time.
Even though they both have a great sound quality and build, we recommend getting the Jabra Elite Active 75t over the Powerbeats Pro, not just for their more attractive price tag. The 75ts have overall better audio quality, fully customizable EQ, stealthier aesthetics, more comfortable fit, and better passive noise cancellation. It doesn’t hurt that they have a higher IP rating, too.