Listening to music and making calls with a maximum of sound quality are two features that don’t necessarily have to be mutually exclusive. That’s at least what the Jabra Evolve 75 Bluetooth headset promises. The On-ears offer some features that create a perfect environment for working in loud offices and provide an excellent sound at the same time. Does the headset actually deliver what it promises? We tested the Jabra Evolve 75 for you.
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Feel & Accessories
The Jabra Evolve 75 gives a valuable impression considering the low weight. Nothing rattles and all elements sit tight where they supposed to sit. The head piece, which is made of plastic and cushion, fits around the head comfortably. The flexible ear pieces of the Jabra Evolve 75 can turn around for up to 90 degrees. In total, this headset scores with a great assembly which meets the price. The package includes a practical travel case, a charging & docking station, as well as a USB cable and USB adapter.
With a weight of 6 ounces, the On-ear headset from Jabra is one of the lightweight devices. It has a head piece, which is cushioned with a soft rubber at the peak. In addition, the ear cushions are super soft and covered in leather. They fit perfectly and only put a slight pressure on the ears. So you can wear them for several hours without an uncomfortable feeling. Although the Jabra Evolve 75 puts low pressure on the ears, the headset still fits tight and secure on the head.
The control of the Jabra Evolve 75 is intuitive and very easy from the beginning. The headset has an On/Off button, by which you also can pair the headset with the iPhone. Thanks to the Dual Bluetooth connectivity, you can even pair one headset with two devices simultaneously, which worked out perfectly in our test. The built-in microphone can be put up and down with an easy turning motion.
In addition, the headset is equipped with a button that activates Apple’s voice assistant Siri on the iPhone. Fold down the microphone, press the button and ask Siri a question.
You can also use Siri to control third-party apps, learn how in our article.
Another button controls the active noise cancellation. The buttons on the back of the ear piece control the volume.
Nice feature: With a tap on the right ear piece, a friendly female voice informs you about the battery level of the headset.
While listening to music, the Jabra Evolve 75 provides a crisp bass, but in total it is rather reluctant so that the sound isn’t drowning in deep frequencies. The trebles are well audible and the middles are not as present as the other. In the end, the headset provides a homogeneous sound. It presents a detail-rich, powerful and transparent sound. Therefore, the headset works for diverse music genres. Friends of modern music, such as Hip Hop and Electro, as well as fans of Rock, Pop, Metal, and Classic music, should have the same fun with the Jabra Evolve 75.
The active noise cancellation (ANC) is a great feature too. You can activate it by using a button on an ear piece, which will seal off surrounding noises significantly. Noises are not coming through anymore while listening to music. This way you can suppress the voices of colleagues for an undisturbing work environment.
The only disadvantage here: The headset can only be operated wirelessly via Bluetooth. You cannot choose to connect your iPhone via cable. The Bluetooth sound quality (Bluetooth 4.2) is just as good as an analog music playback via cable, though.
Considering that the battery can last for 30 hours and only needs 2.5 hours to charge, you don’t have to worry about charging that often.
We could not confirm the advertised HD quality for calls in our tests. The voices of the callers were flat and one-dimensional. In addition, you can hear a light hiss in the background, which usually applies to an average sound quality. However, the sound quality also depends on the terminal device.
Practical: A red “busy light” for calls indicates to other people that you don’t want to be disturbed.
If you are looking for a Bluetooth headset with excellent sound qualities and an outstanding wearing comfort, you cannot go wrong with the Jabra Evolve 75. You can wear the headset for hours without an uncomfortable pressure on the ears. The sound of the music playback scores and the functionality leaves no desires unfulfilled. The active noise cancellation (ANC) reduces surrounding sounds significantly. This feature allows undisturbed music listening and more concentration at work because office noises can be faded out with the Jabra Evolve 75. Only the call quality is not as expected. The advertised HD Voice left us with a little disappointment.
Our staff says:
Christoph Kaczmarczyk: The Bluetooth headset from Jabra is a lot of fun. The sound is crystal-clear and has power. I am personally not using the headset function. As you can fold up the mic completely, it isn’t bothering at all. In addition, the headset is even comfortable after hours of wearing, which is very rare for On-Ears. All in all, I can absolutely recommend the Jabra Evolve 75, even for audiophile people.
Daniel Grzondziel: I am rather a cable-based headset fan, so I was disappointed at first when I noticed that the Jabra Evolve 75 doesn’t have this option. However, as soon as the music started, I was impressed: Bluetooth 4.2 offers a super good transmission so that the sound is not impaired. The HD voice feature wasn’t really noticeable for me because it just sounded as good – or as bad – as other headsets. Thanks to the extremely comfortable fit, I definitely recommend the Jabra headset in case you have the spare money to spend.