These Jabra Elite EarBuds are built to last!
Updated: Nov 16
The Jabra Elite 10 and Elite 8 Active are Jabra's latest true wireless earbuds designed for an active lifestyle. Both models offer durable designs with an emphasis on water and sweat resistance. The most impressive aspects of these earbuds from Jabra are their durability and sound quality.
Jabra Elite 10
With its semi-open oval shaped silicone eartips, the Jabra Elite 10 sits comfortably in your ears without creating pressure. It produces rich and detailed sound that is adjustable via its EQ presets in the companion app. The earbuds come in a rounded charging case that supports wireless charging. It is available in cream, cocoa, gloss black, matte black and titanium black colours. Each earbud has a physical button made of soft-touch material for control. My current go-to earbuds are the Airpods Pro Gen 3, but the wide range of colours offered by the Jabra earbuds are pretty enticing.
The Jabra Elite 10 is equipped with 10mm dynamic drivers and Bluetooth 5.3 for wireless connectivity. It supports AAC codec and will support LC3 and LC3plus codecs via future firmware updates. For calls, it has 6 microphones with advanced algorithms to reduce background noise. The earbuds also feature Jabra's Advanced ANC, which blocks out more noise than regular ANC mode. The Elite 10 includes Dolby Atmos spatial audio with head tracking for a more immersive listening experience. The ANC features here were definitely better compared to a few other various wireless earbuds I have tried before, I would rate it an 8/10.
It has an IP57 rating, making it dust and water resistant. Battery life is rated at 6 hours on a single charge with ANC on or up to 8 hours with ANC turned off. The charging case provides an additional 21 hours of power. In the package, you will get the earbuds, charging case and extra eartip sizes, allowing you to choose the size that fits you best.
Jabra Elite 8 ACTIVE
The Elite 8 is slightly smaller and lighter at 6 grams per bud. We got our hands on the Navy version but it also comes in other colours such as Black, Gray and Caramel. They feature a comfortable ergonomic design that stays securely in your ears. Elite 8 Active has an IP68 rating and is completely dustproof and waterproof, whereas the Elite 10 would be dust resistant and waterproof up to 1 meter.
Elite 8 Active are also equipped with 6mm drivers and have adaptive noise canceling with up to 6 microphones per bud. Battery life is impressive, with the earbuds providing up to 8 hours of playback on a single charge and the included charging case extending that to a total of 32 hours with ANC on. They come with 2 sets of silicone eartips, USB charging cable. In comparison to each other, I would personally say that there isn’t really much of a difference between the both of them. The Jabra Elite 8 is fully dust and waterproof while the Jabra Elite 10 isn’t but definitely takes the lead in ANC. My pick would definitely be the Jabra Elite 10 as the slightly more advanced ANC system would be my priority.
Both of these earbuds support the immersive sound experience that Dolby Atmos spatial audio with head tracking produces. You can adjust the sound profiles and equaliser settings with the Jabra Sound+ app. With the help of this companion Jabra Sound+ app, you can change the active noise cancellation between three levels and customise the EQ. With ANC, background noise can be effectively blocked out so you can concentrate on your music or podcasts. It is surely a handy feature to fine-tune the specific adjustments.
Pricing & Availability
Both earbuds target active audiophiles looking for excellent sound quality and call performance. However, each model has a different design philosophy, catering to different listener preferences.
Jabra Elite 10
Jabra Elite 8 Active
The Jabra Elite 10 and 8 Active aim to offer reliability and quality sound for workouts, with the Elite 10 carrying a small premium for extra connectivity and audio features. So what's your pick?