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Jabra Evolve 75 Office Headset
In this review we have to look at and listen to an office headset from Jabra. It is their Evolve 75 which has built-in ANC and wireless connection with both bluetooth and adapter.
Jabra is part of the GN Group, founded 150 years ago. Today, we are the only ones that produce headset / speakerphones for leisure and professional use as well as hearing aids under the same roof. We therefore utilize our development / knowledge of sound and work with dedicated focus Ì¶ to make the sound in your life better.
The packing and content.
The box where you receive the headset is designed a little special. This means that as much as possible is saved on the packaging to protect the environment. The box is brown with print on the outside.
In the box we find the charger stand, a user guide and warranty description. Then there is a carrying case with the headset itself.
In the carrying case we find the headset, a USB cable and a wireless adapter for the computer. It is all well protected so you can have your headset on the go.
the technical specifications.
The headset is a pretty little headset weighing only 177 grams. It is intended for business conversations, so the focus is on ease of use, sound quality, and not least microphone quality. There is built-in noise reduction in the microphone, and also in the headset itself, so-called ANC, so you can hear everything in the headset no matter how much noise there is around you. This is done by the 4 microphones in the ear cups, so the headset knows what sounds it should remove.
Ease of use
Let's take a closer look at the headset.
The headset is a lightweight small headset with a thin headband. The microphone arm is not that long and there are plenty buttons on the side of the ear cups.
The included cable is so you can charge the headset on the go. Otherwise, you will usually use the dock when using the headset in the office. The adapter is so you can use 2 devices at the same time, so you can receive calls from your mobile no matter what you do on your computer.
On the right ear cup we find a pair of diodes and a power button. This is also where we find the charging port in the form of a micro USB connector.
At the button where you turn on and off is also where you choose to pair Bluetooth. To do this, push it to one side.
On top of the ear cup there is a button to turn the microphone off.
On the left ear cup we find the button that activates the ANC. ANC is Active Noise Canceling. It removes the noise around you so you are not bothered by the noise from the air conditioning, others talking together or on the phone, or something completely different. It is controlled by microphones in the ear cup that record the sound around you and try to remove it.
When in the office, you can easily and effortlessly charge the headset in the supplied stand. The headset is inserted quite easily into the holder, and there is a diode that shows the charge level in the headset.
There are also buttons on the side of the ear cups where you can turn the volume up and down, Answer / hang up when someone calls and 'Listen in'. Listen-in is turning off the sound in the headset, and opening the microphones on the side of the earbuds. This way, you can easily and effortlessly listen to and participate in conversations, without having to take the headset off and on all the time.
The lightweight headset fits really well on the head, and does not press too much on the ears even though it is an on-ear headset. It's quite comfortable. Note the microphone sits on the right ear cup, where it usually sits on the left. I don't know exactly why Jabra chose this design over what you usually use, but maybe it's because you need to be able to talk on the phone at the same time without any problems.
There is a luminous ring around the center button on both ear cups, it lights up when busy with a call. That way everyone can see when you are busy and not just listening to music.
The band is made of steel and the cord holder in the band is made of orange plastic, just as the charging cable. It puts a little color on life, which you may need occasionally.
The cushion on the hanger is made of soft rubber, and you have to get used to it at first. But within a short time it feels quite nice and comfortable to use.
How is the headset in use.
I have previously looked at a Jabra Elite 85h, which is a leisure headset with built-in microphone, and ANC like this headset also has. I was pretty impressed with that, and in fact I am with this headset as well.
The sound in this headset is actually impressively good. It plays loud, and then it plays well. There is a good bottom in the bass, and nice details in the treble. This despite the fact that there is no software for the headset. So all in all, the actual sound itself is actually really fine and detailed.
You can easily use this headset for gaming. There is both depth for explosions and treble for the details. The headset actually plays super well and classifies itself well for gaming. It's not a gaming headset, so you won't get Virtual surround. However, the comfort is intended for use for 8 hours a day in a busy workplace, which is quite fine for gaming as well. If you are into good wireless sound, a good microphone and good comfort, this headset can easily be used.
There's also nothing to complain about when it comes to comfort. The earpads in the headset are soft and covered with artificial leather, which means that it eliminates some noise by itself. I have used the headset for several hours in a row without feeling any discomfort. I had a bit at first with the cushion on the headband, but it disappeared after fine tuning the pressure on the head.
The build quality seems to be top notch. There is nothing that creaks or seems cheap, and it generally works just firm and sturdy despite its small size.
The microphone has built-in noise reduction, so it should eliminate the noise that is around you.
First, a recording with no noise in the background.
And then a recording with noise in the background. The Bluetooth speaker plays quite loud, and stands close by, which you don't really feel. The noise reduction works really well as hoped and expected.
There are some different diodes in the headset. The power button has a charging diode and a Bluetooth connection diode. These you will not see and possibly use for everyday life, as it is most often when you are on the go.
The charging stand itself has a charging status diode, which is quite handy. Then you can always see if your headset is charged and ready for a full day at work.
On the headset itself, there is a luminous ring around the center buttons on the ear cup. It indicates whether you are in conversation, or free to be disturbed. It's pretty smart, and super convenient in a busy office environment.
What is my opinion on Jabra Evolve 75.
Jabra makes some amazing headsets, and it's for leisure as well as work. This time it's one of their work headsets I've listened to, and I'm really impressed with how good a sound can be packed into such a small headset.
This headset can be used both on the move and at home in the office. There are many who have workplace at home at the moment, and here this headset will be absolutely perfect.
The microphone is great and removes almost all the noise from the surroundings, so it doesn't matter that the coffee machine brews or the kids play the playstation in the living room while holding an online conference with the boss. He'll never notice it.
The sound is in a class of its own when we talk a little on-ear headset. I'm impressed with the sound, and I rarely am. Usually I'm into over-ear headsets, so my ears are completely covered by the ear cup, but I have to admit this headset has won my heart. Should I have a headset at work, this headset would certainly be the preferred one.
The headset costs around DKK 1500 at the time of writing which is a lot of money, but is it too much?
What is my overall assessment.
If you look at what features and what quality you get in this headset yes, it is simply at the top. This is a professional headset with exceptional sound, comfort and a great noise canceling microphone. The price is maybe a bit high and I think there is a lack of technology in the form of drivers and a better connection to the charging station. I therefore choose to give the headset a nice SILVER rating.
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