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Practical Review: Jabra Elite 3

Recently, Jabra announced the launch of the Elite 3 earphones. The company claims it’s perfect for those who want clear calls, great sound, and powerful bass at a low price.

Obtained the product for a hands-on review. This is our first impression.

What’s inside the box?
The box comes with Elite 3 earphones, a charging case, and three different sized silicone eartips.

Design and fit
The Elite 3 lightweight earphones feature a sleek Danish design that softens the triangular body and gives rounded edges before extending to the silicone eartips. It fits comfortably in my ears.

Earphones are water resistant and are currently available in dark gray, navy, lilac and light beige.

Connectivity
With Bluetooth 5.2, you can quickly and easily pair your buds with your mobile phone. However, I realized that I can only pair with one device at a time.

Elite 3 earphones support the branded Sound + app. There are 6 audio presets for fine-tuning your sound, including neutral, speech, bass boost, treble boost, smooth, and energy.

You can also check the battery level and switch between sound modes. Please refer to the user manual of the Sound + app. You can also choose to use the voice assistant or access Spotify directly from the app.

Sound quality and other features
When I tested the earphones, it sounded very clear with a good balance in the mid-low range. I couldn’t adjust the sound manually, but the audio settings were more flexible.

With these earphones, Jabra chose physical buttons instead of touchscreen controls. For example, press once on the right earphone to switch between play and pause, press twice to skip forward, and press and hold to increase the volume. In addition, the noise isolation and Hear Through functions of the left earphone can be switched with a single press, and the volume can be turned down with a long press.

Hear Through mode is a transparent mode. The built-in microphone allows you to increase the volume of external sounds. This allows users to listen to public transport announcements and have conversations without removing their earphones. Four built-in microphones also guarantee good call quality. In mono mode, I was able to use one earphone to hear when the battery of the other earphone was dead or charging.

Despite the lack of active noise canceling (ANC) mode, the earphones did a great job of separating noise and allowed me to focus on the music.

If you’re worried about misplaced earphones, you can use the Find My Jabra feature to find them. The last location of the earphones is automatically saved in case the earphones are disconnected from the phone.

Charging and battery life
The Jabra Elite 3 offers 7 hours of battery life on a single charge, and the case can play 28 hours of music. If the battery runs out, you can charge it for 10 minutes using the included USB-C cable and it will play for another hour. However, USB-C does not support wireless charging.

Price and availability
Earphones are currently available in Dhs349 throughout the United Arab Emirates.



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