Jabra Unveils Its Most Advanced Earbuds Yet: Elite 10 and Elite 8 Active
Jabra has introduced two cutting-edge true wireless earbuds, touted as their "most advanced earbuds ever."
The Elite 10 and Elite 8 Active offer distinctive features tailored to different user needs.
The Elite 10 combines the best of the Elite 7 Pro and Jabra Elite 85t, aiming for top-tier sound quality and comfort. Meanwhile, Elite 8 Active succeeds the Elite 7 Active, emphasizing enhanced durability ratings.
As tech giants like Apple and Samsung continue to raise the bar with earbuds offering superb sound quality and integrated ecosystem features, it's increasingly challenging for traditional earbud manufacturers to distinguish themselves, even for established names like Jabra.
In response, Jabra has unveiled two premium earbuds simultaneously, each targeting specific user scenarios. The flagship Elite 10, priced at $249, seeks to deliver Jabra's finest audio quality and comfort, while the fitness-oriented Elite 8 Active, priced at $199, elevates durability to a new level and incorporates spatial audio.
Jabra acknowledges that consumers prioritize comfort when selecting earbuds.
This led to a fundamental design rethink for the Elite 10 earbuds. They feature a semi-open design, eliminating the discomfort of clogged ears or unpleasant occlusion often associated with closed-style earbuds.
Moreover, the Elite 10s include oval-shaped, ultra-soft silicone ear tips that sit comfortably in your ears. Despite their comfortable and semi-open design, these earbuds offer Jabra's most robust active noise cancellation (ANC) to date.
Using innovative scanning technology, they measure noise leakage and employ infrasonic sound waves to adapt ANC dynamically to individual ear canal shapes.
Furthermore, the Elite 10 earbuds boast larger 10-millimeter drivers compared to Jabra's previous models, promising more detailed and richer audio. The inclusion of Dolby head tracking spatial audio enhances immersion and sound field for music and momovievies enthusiasts.
In terms of call quality, the Elite 10 features a six-microphone system designed to deliver crystal-clear calls while minimizing wind noise.
These earbuds offer up to six hours of continuous battery life (27 hours with the case), slightly less than their predecessors, but they compensate with improved ANC and enhanced sound quality.
The new Elite 8 Active earbuds are Jabra's most durable offering yet, surpassing the Elite 7 Active. With IP68 and MIL-STD-810G ratings, they are waterproof up to 1.5 meters and fully dustproof.
These earbuds can endure harsh conditions, making them exceptionally rugged. The case also has an IP54 rating for protection against dust and splashes.
The Elite 8 Active shares the same six-microphone calling technology as the Elite 10 and offers a similar sound experience with 6mm drivers and Dolby Audio.
Jabra promises eight hours of battery life for the Elite 8 Active, expandable up to 32 hours with ANC active. These earbuds include Google Assistant support, Fast Pair, Swift Pair, and Spotify Tap playback. Bluetooth Multipoint is supported, and they are prepared for LC3 and LC3 plus codec support.
The Jabra Elite 8 Active is priced at $199 and comes in Caramel, Navy, Black, and Dark Gray color options. Sales commenced immediately.