If your job involves a lot of calls, you’ll know the value of a good headset. My day can regularly involve 4-5 hours worth of calls across various meetings, so I was keen to review the new Jabra Evolve 75 Bluetooth headset.
The Jabra Quality
I have always loved Jabra. They make great quality products, the Jabra Stealth mobile headset I have from 5+ years ago is still going strong.
The Evolve 75 headset is a more serious piece of kit than the Stealth though. It’s a dual side on-ear headset, with boom microphone and ANC. Its top tier for sound quality and experience.
The Jabra Evolve 75 is a premium headset. All the materials feel great and you get a real sense if durability when holding it.
There are controls on the headset so you can easily adjust the volume and connect/disconnect from calls.
There are some lovely small touches on the headset. For example, when you raise the boom mic to the upright position it automatically mutes you, and when fully up it magnetically snaps to the headset band holding it securely in place.
The battery life on the Evolve 75 is impressive. There is plenty of space and Jabra have packed in an XX mAh battery. This gives you 18 hours of battery life – more than enough for anyone to make it through the day.
When you’re done simply take it off and place it back on the cradle to automatically charge again.
You can buy the Evolve 75 without the cradle, in which case you can simply plug a microUSB lead into the headphones directly and charge them that way. This is also the same if you go away for a business trip – you don’t need to take the cradle with you.
The connecting socket is tricky to get in first time, and should you forget to charge it and get a low battery warning mid call, its almost impossible to get in without taking the headset off.
The Evolve 75 comes in a nice protective ‘shall’ case, which also includes a bluetooth dongle. If you want to use it with a PC simply pop the USB connector in and select the Jabra Headset from the list of audio devices. No pairing and unpairing required, its a nice extra touch.
The call quality on the Jabra Evolve 75 is perhaps its single greatest strength. The boom microphone is very close to your mouth making the voice quality your callers will hear excellent.
The Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) is also fantastic. It filters out background noise very efficiently thanks to its array of microphones. I’ve been in the car, on the motorway, with all the consequential road noise, and the ANC is so good people think I’m in the office.
Previous Version – Evolve 65
I previously had the Jabra Evolve 65 headset, and the key changes in this newer model are:
- The Boom mic only extends in one direction, so its only possible to wear forward over right ear. The Evolve 65 could be worn with the mic on either ear.
- The mic mutes as it goes up which is useful, which the 65 did not
- There is an ANC button to toggle ANC on or off, but no indication of whether it is on or off whilst wearing it unless you’re in a noisy environment.
- The 65 also had NFC which the 75 has had removed for some reason
The Jabra Evolve 75 is an excellent piece of kit. Superb quality and battery life mean you will get the absolute best experience from a bluetooth headset.
- Fantastic build quality
- Excellent noise cancellation and call quality
- It is comfortable to wear but it can give you hot ears after prolonged usage
- It’s expensive, but then you get what you pay for!
- Bigger and heavier than single ear bluetooth headsets.