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Compare Jabra Elite 7 Pro vs Elite 7 Active Earbuds

This article compares Jabra Elite 7 Pro vs Elite 7 Active earbuds which are both released this month in October 2021. We have been using Jabra Elite Active 65t, Elite Active 75t and Elite 65e, so we are very familiar with Jabra. Jabra also has very good customer service.

In summary, we find both models are in fact very similar in design except for two features.

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Almost Similar Design

The technical specifications of both the Jabra Elite 7 Pro and Elite 7 Active are almost identical and the price difference is only $20.

Even the charging case has the same size and weight, and we believe they can be used interchangeably between both models since the size of the earbuds is almost the same. In fact, we will applaud the Jabra developers if they designed both models to use the same charging case to reduce the BOM and parts inventory. However, this needs to be verified with Jabra as there are still tiny differences in the size of the earbuds in the table below.

Both the Jabra Elite 7 Pro and Elite 7 Active Earbuds will have the same IP Rating of 57.

IP57Dust protected. Dust must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment.Protected from water for 30mins.
Depending on the size of the test sample, the highest point must be >150mm below the water surface, or the lowest point must be >1m, whichever is lower.

Everything else including 3 microphones per earbuds, adjustable ANC, transparency, mono mode, connectivity, battery life, charging methods are the same.

Key Differences between Jabra Elite 7 Pro and Jabra Elite 7 Active

  • Bone Conduction Sensor

The Jabra Elite 7 Pro has a bone conduction sensor that helps to transmit your voice via vibrations of the jaw bone. This will improve the voice quality and reduce unnecessary background noise from being transmitted.

  • Shake Grip CoatingTM

The Jabra Elite 7 Active has the Shake Grip Coating which function is to ensure the earbuds stay in the ears during active sports. Although Jabra claimed that they have tested many “ears” to come up with the best design, it is not possible to fit 100% of the ears. Ideally, we would prefer sports earbuds to have ear wings which has been proven to be very secure. In fact, we love Jabra Elite 65e which has solid ear wings that never fell out of our ears after thousands of kilometres ran. The same can be said for Klipsch T5 II sports earbuds.

Apart from the above two design features, there are no significant differences between the Pro and the Active. In fact, anyone can design and 3D print a “third party” ear wing to install on both the Jabra Elite Pro or Jabra Elite Active. Even the IP57 rated Jabra Elite Pro can be used for sports if it has an ear wing!

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Tech SpecsJabra Elite 7 Pro ($199)Jabra Elite 7 Active ($179)
Release dateOct 2021Oct 2021
Form Factor
Size (each earbud)19.1x16x17.6mm19.5×16.3x18mm
Weight (each earbud)5.4g5.5g
Earbuds IP RatingIP57IP57
Control TypeButtonTouch
ColourTitanium black, black, gold beigeMint, black, navy blue
Audio (Speaker)
Driver6mm Re-Engineered6mm
Frequency Response20-20kHz 20Hz-20kHz
Audio CodecSBC, AACSBC, AAC
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)AdjustableAdjustable
Transparency (Hear Through)YesYes
FeaturesPeakstop, voice guidance, equalizer, sidetone (hear own voice)Peakstop, voice guidance, sidetone (hear own voice)
Microphone
Microphone per earbud33
Wind Noise Reduction YesYes
Microphone Frequency 80Hz-8000Hz 80Hz-8000Hz
Fit and Comfort
Pressure Relief/VentYesYes
Mono Mode (Use either earbud)YesYes
Ear Gel3 sizes3 sizes
Ear WingsNoNo. Use shake grip coating.
Connectivity
Bluetooth Version5.25.2
Bluetooth ProfileA2DP, SPP, AVRCP, HFP, HSPA2DP, SPP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Operating Range10m10m
Paired Devices in Memory88
Multi-point Connection22
SensorsBone Conduction Sensor
Proximity/Ear sensor
Proximity/Ear sensor
Battery Life
Music Time (ANC Off)10h10h
Music Time (ANC On)8h8h
Talktime Time (ANC Off)6h6h
Total Time + Charge Case (ANC On)30h30h
Standby Time292 days292 days
Fast Charge For 1-hour usage5mins5mins
Charging Time 0-100% (Buds)2.5h (150mins)2.5h (150mins)
Charging Case
Size40.3×25.3×69.6mm
(1.587×0.996×2.74in)
40.3×25.3×69.6mm
(1.587×0.996×2.74in)
Weight44g44g
USB-C ConnectorUSB-C connectorUSB-C connector
Input Power5V5V
Qi-Certified/Wireless ChargingYesYes
Battery Status LightYesYes
Charging Time 0-100% (Case)2.5h (150mins)2.5h (150mins)
Wireless Charging Time2.5h (150mins)2.5h (150mins)
Charging Case IP RatingNoNo
Price and Warranty
Warranty (years)22
Launch Price$199$179

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