Jabra Elite 7 Pro review

One-minute review

Jabra is continuing its tireless pursuit of the perfect pair of true wireless earbuds, with the Elite 7 Pro and its sporty companion the Elite 7 Active. The 7 series are taking the reins from the Elite 85t, but with a slightly more affordable price.

Costing only $199 / £199 / AU$299, the Elite 7 Pro are in the lower mid-range market for true wireless earbuds, but many of the 7-series features compete or outclass competition at a higher price point.

These earbuds have been designed with comfort and convenience in mind. The compact charging case is a timesaver, and the lightweight molded buds almost feel like they disappear when worn. Still, the build feels relatively solid.

An impressive IP57 rating makes these buds more waterproof than the Sony’s WF-1000XM4 or other premium competitors.

Users will find a comprehensive set of controls and customizations in the MySound+ companion app from Jabra, allowing them to adjust noise-cancellation and ambient sound settings.

Right out of the box, the Elite 7 Pro produces scooped sound, with dominant bass and mids, but you can adjust this with the app’s equalizer. Still, we think the audio isn’t very spacious, offering compressed output akin to sound produced by Beats headphones.

While the ANC is decent in these earbuds, it’s no match for competition in higher price brackets. Call quality, on the other hand, is excellent, thanks to the work of a four-microphone array in concert with bone conduction sensors.

The battery life is especially solid despite its diminutive size, with 30 hours total (8 in the buds and 22 in the case) playback with ANC engaged. The Elite 7 series use the latest Bluetooth 5.2 standard although support for hi-res codecs is absent and Bluetooth Multipoint support is scheduled to be added in January 2022.

(Image credit: TechRadar)

Jabra Elite 7 Pro price and release date

The Jabra Elite 7 Pro launched alongside its Elite 7 Active counterpart in October 2021 with a retail price of $199 / £199 / AU$299. They’re available in Titanium Black, Black or Gold Beige color configurations.

This is a fairly competitive price point for true wireless in-ears featuring noise-cancellation and a solid battery life. In comparison, Sony’s industry-leading WF-1000XM4 launched at $280 / £250 / AU$450. Since the launch, the price of the Sony earbuds has already been slashed considerably, and may have reached a point closer to Jabra’s newer buds.

  • The best true wireless earbuds available

Design and controls

  • IP57 dust/water resistance
  • Lightweight, comfortable and secure
  • Excellent controls and customizability

The buds themselves are some of the most compact we’ve reviewed, with their lightweight and sculpted form fitting comfortably and securely in our ears. They arrive with three pairs of ear-tips of differing sizes to help with the fit. One of those ear-tips should work for you because, according to Jabra, the inner shape of the earbuds has been designed “using data from 62,000 ear scans.”

All three color options are relatively understated and classy. The case and buds have minimal trim or markings in their design — outside of the Jabra logo and a subtle two-tone accent differentiating the buttons from the body.

The charging case itself sports a similarly elegant aesthetic, and it’s comparable in size to Sony’s WF-1000XM4 case but with slightly more heft. Its squat form and flat top and bottom mean this case won’t topple over or off many types of surfaces.

In its waterproofing abilities, the Elite 7 Pro have an advantage over some of its pricier rivals. The buds are rated at IP57, meaning they’re fairly well protected against dust ingress and are rated to be submerged at a depth of 1 meter for half an hour.

In practice, this means that you won’t have to worry about the buds being damaged by sweat, heavy rain, or a tumble into a puddle. Comparatively, Sony’s WF-1000XM4 only boast an IPX4 rating — no dust protection and merely splashproof — so the IP57 rating is definitely a selling point for the Jabra.

(Image credit: TechRadar)

Jabra’s Sound+ companion app is incredibly intuitive and offers a great degree of control and customization over the Elite 7 Pro. The app can run a test to ensure the buds are fitted correctly with the current tip size, as well as personalize the level of noise-cancellation so that it’s comfortable for you.

It also includes a comprehensive control scheme for the buttons on both the left and right buds — something that’s frustratingly limited in most competitors — allowing you to select exactly what a single, double or triple press will achieve when playing media, receiving an incoming call or being on a call.

Among the deep control scheme settings is the option to simultaneously mute (although not pause) any playing media when the transparency mode is engaged. This is a feature we’ve rarely seen in various earbud designs but is a total benefit for the buds that boast it. In the vast majority of situations when you want to be able to hear your surroundings, you won’t want your music to continue playing.

The buttons themselves aren’t touch capacitive, but instead offer a soft-click actuation, which is the perfect balance in our opinion. This means you won’t accidentally engage the button when adjusting the bud in your ear, but you also won’t have to press so hard to activate that you make your ear canal uncomfortable.

If physical controls aren’t your speed, then these buds feature Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant built-in. These enjoy a similar level of configurability as the other controls on the Jabra Elite 7 Pro.

Audio and ANC

  • Bass and treble too strong
  • EQ adjustment helps
  • ANC is good but not great

As for the out-of-the-box audio profile, the sound is heavily scooped — at once overwhelming and sometimes boomy in the bass frequencies while being boosted and occasionally brittle in the upper treble range: all of this reduces the clarity of the mids.

You can employ something that Jabra calls a MySound hearing profile, which customizes the frequency response after conducting a brief (1-minute) test. While we admire inclusions such as this, and did notice a subtle shift in the right direction after engaging this mode, it didn’t balance out the profile quite as much as we’d hoped. To be fair, the usefulness of this feature will vary listener-to-listener by virtue of being personalized.

There’s also a five-band equalizer in the app, allowing you to adjust the signature even further to your liking. This certainly offered a decent remedy to the scooped profile, all-but rectifying the issue. Still, we found that even this additional layer of finetuning couldn’t tame the issue entirely.

As is common with many in-ear audio devices, we found the music to have a fairly compressed delivery, with less of a sense of space than over-ear cans are usually able to deliver (in addition to other earbuds, for that matter). This quality isn’t always a detractor as it can work well with certain genres of music like electronic and hip hop — if you’re a fan of the punchy sound delivered by Beats headphones, then this isn’t too dissimilar.

All this isn’t to say the audio quality is bad — there’s no sign of distortion even at high volumes, and there’s no denying that the presence and impact of the sound signature excites certain bass-heavy genres — but those seeking a more neutral sound may need to look elsewhere.

(Image credit: TechRadar)

The noise-cancelling performance is in league with its overall audio offering, which is to say it’s good and plenty serviceable, but not the best. While it handles static noises fairly well, more sporadic sounds aren’t filtered all too much and the end result is a considerable lessening of unwanted disturbance, but not elimination. With that said, even when ANC isn’t engaged, the passive isolation on these buds is better than much of the competition thanks to the tight and deep fit of the eartips and sculpted shape.

There is a sliding scale within the app that allows you to adjust the level of ANC, but we felt the pressure in the upper settings to be a little uncomfortable and quickly fatiguing. As is to be expected, there’s also a transparency mode (dubbed HearThrough by Jabra) that admits external sounds if you wish, and this works as it should.

The quality of both the audio and ANC need to be considered in tandem with the lower price of these buds. They’re not going to beat out heavyweights like the flagship Sony or Bose buds on either desirable feature, but both features work solidly for their price.

When it comes to call quality, the Elite 7 Pro excel. Through a combination of bone conduction and four external microphones, your voice when on a call is picked up rather well. When in windy environments, the extra environmental noise is cancelled from your voice (with the help of those bone conduction sensors again).

As with all true wireless earbuds, the distance from your mouth to the microphones means they’ll never be as good as over-ear headphones — or of course talking straight into your phone — but this is some of the best we’ve heard.

  • The best noise-cancelling headphones on the market

Battery and connectivity

  • 8 hours + 22 in case (ANC on)
  • Qi wireless charging case
  • Bluetooth 5.2

The battery life of Jabra’s tiny buds is rather impressive for the market, with a solid 8 hours of ANC-enabled playback for the buds themselves and an extra 22 in the case, bringing it up to a 30-hour total. By comparison, Sony’s WF-1000XM4 get 8 hours from the buds with ANC engaged and another 16 in the case.

What’s more, the case offers fast charging, with five minutes of case time giving the buds a full hour of playback. You can recharge the case itself with its USB-C port or wirelessly via a Qi-compatible charging mat — a feature that’s typically reserved for the pricier options.

As for Bluetooth standards, the Elite 7 Pro supports the latest 5.2 version, meaning greater connection stability, simultaneous audio streaming to the left and right ear, and better power optimization (this contributes to the decent battery life).

While the buds don’t feature any hi-res codecs like atpX or LDAC, the support for SBC and AAC will be plenty for most listeners that use streaming platforms such as Spotify; the audio is already compressed for bitrates these two codecs support.

Although they don’t currently feature Bluetooth Multipoint connectivity, which will enable simultaneous connection and seamless switching between two devices — Jabra promises this will land in January 2022. If this is a crucial feature for you, you might want to hold out until that time.

Should I buy the Jabra Elite 7 Pro?

(Image credit: TechRadar)

Buy them if…

Battery life is important

With a total of 30 hours between the earbuds and the charging case, these are much more likely to survive longer between charging sessions than much of the competition. This mileage can be stretched even further with ANC off.

” data-widget-type=”deal”>

Battery life is important

With a total of 30 hours between the earbuds and the charging case, these are much more likely to survive longer between charging sessions than much of the competition. This mileage can be stretched even further with ANC off.

Neutral and clear audio is your priority

While a rather subjective topic, the frequency profile in these buds isn’t flat, and its scooped mids can only be remedied so much with the app’s EQ. Sony’s WF-1000XM4 offer better overall clarity and separation, and while they’re a little bass-forward, are more well-balanced on the whole.

” data-widget-type=”deal”>

Neutral and clear audio is your priority

While a rather subjective topic, the frequency profile in these buds isn’t flat, and its scooped mids can only be remedied so much with the app’s EQ. Sony’s WF-1000XM4 offer better overall clarity and separation, and while they’re a little bass-forward, are more well-balanced on the whole.

News Related


Revealed: Nearly two-thirds of bar staff aren't fully vaccinated

Nearly two-thirds of bar and waiting staff haven’t had three COVID vaccine doses. (Getty Images) Nearly two-thirds of bar staff and waiters in England are not fully vaccinated against COVID, ... Read more »

How Queen Elizabeth's Uncle Helped Her Father Have an Affair with a Married Woman

FREDA DUDLEY WARD, Edward VIII, George VI Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo Prince Albert, Freda Dudley Ward and Edward, Prince of Wales around 1925 A 103-year-old letter that's ... Read more »

Woman, 20, charged after tractor gets stuck at rail bridge

Emergency services on the scene at the collision with a rail bridge in Inverkeithing. Pic: Fife Jammer Locations. A WOMAN has been charged after an incident in Inverkeithing this morning ... Read more »

European consumer watchdog forces Microsoft to fairly charge Xbox gamers

London, An investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in Europe has forced Microsoft to provide more transparent, upfront information to help customers understand their Xbox gaming console membership ... Read more »

IIT Jodhpur team develops Covid diagnosis technique using chest X-Ray

Jodhpur, Researchers at the Indian Institutes of Technology Jodhpur (IIT-J) have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based chest X-Ray technique for Covid-19A screening.The team proposed a deep learning-based algorithm called ... Read more »

Data Bill waivers sought by govt worry Indian IT firms

New Delhi: The information technology sector will petition the government over concerns that the broad exemptions sought by lawmakers in the proposed Data Protection Bill will adversely impact the fortunes ... Read more »

Meta partners FICCI to support 5 lakh women-led SMBs in India

Social media giant Meta on Friday said it has, under its #SheMeansBusiness programme, partnered with industry body FICCI to support five lakh women-led small businesses across India. The announcement was ... Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra will reportedly come with 45W fast charging support

Samsung is expected to announce the next-generation Galaxy S series flagship smartphones on February 9. Ahead of the official launch, the rumour mill has been abuzz with the leaks and ... Read more »

Elden Ring director says It Takes Two was the last game to stick with him

Elden Ring director Hidetaka Miyazaki has said the last game to leave an impression on him was co-operative platformer It Takes Two. Speaking about Elden Ring on the official PlayStation ... Read more »

Sea of Thieves is becoming more story-driven in 2022 - and I can't wait

I’ve always found there are two types of Sea of Thieves players: the ones who take it seriously and the ones who simply want to drink grog and aimlessly sail ... Read more »

The Microsoft Teams empire is about to expand even further

Microsoft has launched a new initiative designed to attract even more customers to its collaboration platform, Teams. As described in a Microsoft blog post, the company is kickstarting a device ... Read more »

FAA clears Verizon and AT&T to turn on more 5G cell towers

Federal safety regulators say they have cleared the way for Verizon and AT&T to power up more towers for new 5G service without causing radio interference with airplanes. The Federal ... Read more »

8 of the best Kate Spade bags you can buy right now

— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. You know a Kate Spade bag when you see one: equal ... Read more »

This Brooklyn Bedding mattress sale is too good to miss—save 20% now

— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. If you’ve been thinking about updating your sleep setup, today’s the ... Read more »

6 types of Windows malware to watch out for - and how to remove them

Windows is the most prevalent desktop operating system in the world, and therefore PCs running Microsoft’s OS are most often targeted by cybercriminals and their various strains of malware. While ... Read more »

Epic Super Bowl TV deal: Samsung's 75-inch QLED TV drops to record-low price

Super Bowl TV deals have landed at Samsung, and we’ve just spotted a massive discount on this stunning QLED TV. For a limited time, you can get Samsung’s 75-inch Neo ... Read more »

Burkina Faso vs Tunisia live stream: watch AFCON online from anywhere

Tunisia have a chance of moving one step closer to glory with this intriguing AFCON quarter-final clash with Burkina Faso. Having pulled off the major giant-killing shock of knocking out ... Read more »

TikTok and Instagram pull ads by mental health company that linked ADHD to obesity

Meta and TikTok removed advertisements from a mental health care startup after the ads promoted harmful and misleading health information, NBC News reported. Cerebral, a mental health company that hired ... Read more »

UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships 2022 free live stream: how to watch cycling online from anywhere

The 2022 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships sees the competition take place outside Europe for only the second time in the event’s 72-year history. Prepare for some mud-spattered action as the ... Read more »

7 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max and more this weekend

It’s been a busy old month for television. In the last few weeks alone, we’ve seen the likes of Peacemaker, The Book of Boba Fett, Euphoria season 2 and Ozark ... Read more »

Nokia breaks Standalone 5G record using 'world first' technique

Nokia, China Mobile (CMCC) and MediaTek have achieved a record 5G Standalone (5G SA) speed of 3Gbps thanks to the world’s first test of three component carrier aggregation technology. Nearly ... Read more »

Bye-bye Spotify? How to delete your Spotify account, and where to go next to stream music

Are you ready to keep on rockin’ in the free world without Spotify? On Wednesday, Spotify agreed to pull rock icon Neil Young’s music from the streaming service after he ... Read more »

Chilling CCTV captures rapist carrying victim along street before attack

Watch: Rapist caught on camera carrying victim through streets before attack This chilling CCTV footage captures the moment a rapist carries his victim through a city centre in the early ... Read more »

Here's why it's still too early to worry about 8K TVs

— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Don’t look now, but even though you may have just recently ... Read more »

Quantum Computing Threatens Everything — Could it be Worse Than the Apocalypse?

What is a quantum computer? A quantum computer is a machine that uses the laws of quantum theory to solve problems made harder by Moore’s law (the number of transistors ... Read more »

Technological Advances Bring New Cyber Risks. Here's How to Mitigate Them.

Technology can be a wonderful thing. Properly utilized, advanced technology solutions allow us to better engage our customers, streamline ordering and invoicing processes, and increase the efficiency of our audit ... Read more »

TikTok owner ByteDance tests metaverse-like social network with new app Party Island

ByteDance, owner of short-video sharing app TikTok and its Chinese sibling Douyin, has launched a social app in China that allows users to interact in a virtual community through avatars, ... Read more »

Intel bags major victory in decade-long court battle over its rivalry with AMD

Intel has won an appeal against a penalty worth $1.2 billion handed out twelve years ago in relation to an EU antitrust investigation. The original claim, levelled by the European ... Read more »

A dirty secret: RPA is not designed for process automation

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has had a lot of deserved success in businesses seeking to carry out basic, repetitive tasks ordinarily handled manually; think about filling out forms, extracting data ... Read more »

Quick - the Apple Watch SE is on sale for just $249 in fantastic deal at Amazon

If you’re looking to pick up a cheap Apple Watch deal, then Amazon has you covered. We’ve just spotted the already affordable Apple Watch SE on sale for just $249 ... Read more »

Real-time comms outage can cost - it's time for a back-up plan

When Facebook suffered its worst outage in its history at the start of October, more than $50bn was wiped off its value in an instant. Not only were billions of ... Read more »

iOS 15.4 brings beans, bubbles, and dozens of other emoji to iPhone

The first iOS 15.4 beta has landed, and while it comes with a number of new features, the most exciting aspect for many iPhone users might be its new emoji. ... Read more »

China to build space centre, more satellites for Pakistan

China on Friday announced plans to boost space cooperation with Pakistan, including the development of a space centre and launching of more satellites for its all-weather ally. Pakistan figures many ... Read more »

Amina Faye death: Parents jailed after baby died with more than 60 broken bones in 'despicable' abuse case

A couple have been jailed after leaving their eight-week-old baby with more than 60 broken bones before she died. Benjamin O'Shea, 26, and Naomi Johnson, 24, claimed paramedics caused the ... Read more »

Honor MWC 2022 event set for February 28: Here's what the company is expected to launch

NEW DELHI: Honor has scheduled the global launch event at the Mobile World Congress 2022 on February 28. The invite shared by the company reads, “oin us at MWC Barcelona ... Read more »

Epic Games to continue giving free games in 2022

Fortnite developer Epic Games has confirmed that it will continue to give games away in 2022.Some of the games Epic has offered in the past have been quite notable, including ... Read more »

Theresa May weighs in on Boris Johnson Partygate scandal - 'Nobody is above the law'

Former prime minister Theresa May said, like the public, she was “angry” to hear reports of suspected rule-breaking in Number 10. (PA Images) Theresa May has weighed in on the ... Read more »

Sir David Attenborough spiked by cactus on The Green Planet

The Teddy Bear Cholla cactus has the ultimate protection – a fuzzy coating of vicious spines, and Sir David Attenborough found out the hard way when filming The Green Planet ... Read more »

Team GB's biggest medal prospects at Beijing Winter Olympics

Team GB will take a squad of 50 athletes to the Winter Olympics in Beijing, with an expected medal range of between three and seven which could conceivably deliver the ... Read more »

Sally Lindsay on being inspired by Reese Witherspoon and female trailblazers, co-parenting with her husband Steve White, and working hard to make a name for herself on Coronation Street

Kate chats to trailblazing actor, producer and writer Sally Lindsay about being the Reese Witherspoon of the North, her marriage to drummer Steve White, and working hard to prove herself ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic