This is the review of the comparison between the Jaybird Vista and the Jabra Elite Active 75t. Both of these earbuds have quite similar features as both of them are sport featured earbuds. But they have some different features too. To know which one has a better feature than the other, go to the detailed review.
|Jaybird Vista||Jabra Elite Active 75t|
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Sound quite good.
Fun, bass-heavy sound with right seal.
Earbuds can be used independently.
Compact case with lanyard and soft touch finish.
Standard USB-C port for charging case.
Easy to clean.
6 hours of battery life with 10 additional hours from the case.
|Smaller more compact design.|
IP57 water-/sweat-/dust-proof design.
HearThrough transparency mode (lets ambient noise in).
Better battery life: 7.5 hours of use between charges.
Compatible with the Jabra+ Sound app.
Lag while watching videos.
No auto-pause or “hear-through” feature.
No extra fin/tips in the package.
You need a Spotify Premium subscription to use a lot of the app’s special features.
|Lack of active noise canceling.|
No wireless charging.
Button actions can’t be customized (Yet – promised feature via update).
AirPods Pro are slightly better for making calls.
Mic quality good, but not fantastic.
AAC only, no aptX.
Feels less sturdy than the Elite Active 65t.
|MODEL||JAYBIRD VISTA||JABRA ELITE ACTIVE 75T|
|HEADPHONES||JAYBIRD VISTA||JABRA ELITE ACTIVE 75T|
|Headphones Form Factor||In-Ear||In-Ear|
|Sound Output Mode||stereo||stereo|
|CONNECTIONS||JAYBIRD VISTA||JABRA ELITE ACTIVE 75T|
|Connector Type||Bluetooth 5.0||24 pin USB-C|
|REMOTE CONTROL||JAYBIRD VISTA||JABRA ELITE ACTIVE 75T|
|Audio Controls||answer/end, next/previous track, on/off, play/pause, volume||answer/end, next/previous track, pair mode, play/pause, reject call, volume|
|Controls||Volume, on/off, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track||Volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, reject call, pair mode|
|DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT||JAYBIRD VISTA||JABRA ELITE ACTIVE 75T|
|Weight||0.21 oz||0.2 oz|
|POWER||JAYBIRD VISTA||JABRA ELITE ACTIVE 75T|
|Battery Life||6 hour(s)||7.5 hour(s)|
|Recharge Time||2 hour(s)||2.2 hour(s)|
|FEATURES||JAYBIRD VISTA||JABRA ELITE ACTIVE 75T|
|Features||Compact, low–profile charging case.|
16 hours of total battery charge.
Fully waterproof and sweatproof IPX7 construction.
Customizable single–button controls.
|Up to 7.5 hours battery life, and 28 hours with the charging case.|
Four-microphone technology for clear calls.
IP57-rated durability and two-year warranty against dust and sweat.
Six colors: Navy (February), Copper Black (Amazon exclusive, February), Titanium Black (Best Buy exclusive, February), Gray (March), Sienna (April) and Mint (April).
Expert Reviews of Jaybird Vista:
By PCWorld New Zealand
The Jaybird Vista isn’t just the best set of truly wireless earbuds that the brand has brought to the market to date, they’re genuinely one of the best options on the market. They’re comfortable to wear, they sound great, offer plenty of battery life…
The Jaybird Vista is a great pair of running earphones, offering that value-for-money appeal that’s synonymous with the brand. These buds stay in your ears, deliver good sound, and will get you through your sweatiest workouts while delivering a punchy…
By What Hi-Fi?
While you can get a sliver more detail and hi-fi sounding performance from the Melomania 1s, that’s not to say the Vistas are poor as a result. A pair of sports headphones must ensure a perfect fit alongside an energetic and punchy sound to even approach…
With the Vista, Jaybird has made a huge leap forward in the world of wireless earbud. They’re comfortable, sound great, and can withstand the abuse of most workouts. They’re more than just good exercise headphones, they’re some of the best wireless buds around.
By Trusted Reviews
Verdict The Jaybird Vista is an excellent true wireless earbud that is an ideal fit for any avid runner or gym-goer. They offer one of the best seals you’ll find on a true wireless set, excellent build quality, and one of the stablest connections you’ll…
Expert Reviews of Jabra Elite Active 75t:
Except for the lack of wireless charging and active noise canceling, there isn’t much to complain about. Like the Elite 75t, this is an excellent true-wireless headphone that’s easy to recommend. Whether it’s worth the extra $20 over the standard version is debatable, but a touch more ruggedness never hurts.
By Trusted Reviews
Like the Elite 75T, the Active 75T is a fantastic pair of truly wireless earbuds with the added appeal of a more durable design to make them a better fit for when you’re getting sweaty.
Like the Jabra Elite 75t, the sportier Active 75T doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of some leading true wireless buds – there’s no active noise cancellation for a kick-off. They’re nice looking though still not quite as stylish and simple to use…
By Sound Guys
The Jabra Elite Active 75t true wireless workout earbuds are a fantastic value for exercise enthusiasts looking for an all-in-one solution. Battery life is impeccable as is microphone quality and fit. The USB-C charging case hardly takes up any room,…
By Tom’s Guide
While the industry has held the AirPods Pro to the highest standard, the Jabra Elite Active 75t is the new category leader. Audio is spacious and warm, delivering just the right amount of boom to kickstart your workouts without compromising the mids and…
The Jaybird Vistas are still going strong, these are still Jaybird best true wireless pods and I haven’t found anything better yet on the market and that was not for the lack of trying.
Jabra Elite Active 75t
The Jabra Elite Active 75t earbuds, besides just being a really long and annoying name to say, they are actually a really impressive pair of earbuds. You may notice that. You’ll notice it’s a similar name just without active, which is self-explanatory with what the objective difference is between these two. Obviously the Actives here are meant for working, out or meant for running, doing a more active lifestyle.
These earbuds are quite small, and lightweight, they only weigh six grams each. The Vistas are IPX7 rated, which means they are water and sweatproof. The build quality is impressive, even though the earphones are entirely made of plastic. They might look a bit too plain, or should I say boring, and they are not as pretty as some other earbuds out there, but in these guys can take a beating. I dropped them numerous times, I keep sweating on them day in and day out, and so far they haven’t really shown any sign of wear and tear. You can only see some minor marks on the silicone ear gels, but these are easily replaceable, and you can order spare ones from the Jaybird website if it comes to death.
The plastic bodies of the earphones themselves are still tight with no marks, cracks, or signs of any damage. I tend to rinse them under tap water and then to keep them clean, no problems at all, so the sealing must be intact as well. There is the carry case, which is again small, lightweight, but durable. It has a soft rubbery touch, which I like a lot. Jaybird claims it to be crushproof, and while I haven’t tested it on purpose. I can tell that the case is as new even after six months of use.
The lid opens and closes firmly, the magnets snap the buds and keep them safe inside unless of course, you drop the case, it pops open and the earbuds fly across the room. But even when it happened, both the buds and the case were perfectly fine without any visible damage. The cord loop is a nice touch if you want to carry the case with you.
There is a single LED light on the front of the case, which shows you the status of the battery. It’s not perfect though, as it can only tell you if the battery is either low or fully charged, but at least the flashing red light can remind you to put the case on the charger, which uses the USBC port underneath the LED.
Jabra Elite Active 75t
The case right here is something that I’ve been a big fan of with the previous model. I like the shape and the size of it, I like how you can stand it up on a table, and open and see the earbuds there, and charge on the back it, I like this design a lot. You have the magnetic closure on the lid right there, it’s a pretty nice magnet, where it closes in a click shut doesn’t really ever come open, and it’s not too hard to open with a single hand. So, I think that they definitely did a good job in designing this case. One difference so far is that they’re both the previous model and this one are both polycarbonate cases, but the Actives here are coated with a kind of a soft or rubbery feel there. I believe it’s a silicone paint or coating on them that should improve the water-resistance.
The case on the front you’ll see, they do have that nice color on the logo right there. There are three different colors you can get. There’s a navy blue, one there is a titanium black one, and then the copper black, which I think looks really nice. You can see the earbuds as well have that really nice copper color on the buttons, on the outside and then it just matches so well with the black. I think these look really good.
Thanks to their size and fit. They are extremely comfortable to wear they sit perfectly in my ears and I can use them for hours without any fatigue pressure or heat building up. I never have to worry about the bud falling out, or even getting loose during running. Largely thanks to the one-piece ear gels, which have a hook on them. There are three different sizes for you to choose from since, it’s a one-piece you cannot mix and match different size tips with different sized hooks, but the medium-sized ones work for me, and I’m quite sure almost everyone can find a good fit as well.
The good fit is something you will need because first of all these are sport earbuds, so you need them to stay securely in your ears, and second of all the Jaybird Vistas have no active noise cancellation. So, the sound quality and noise isolation depend big-time on the fit.
Jabra Elite Active 75t
These go very far into your ear and they also create a very nice seal on the inside. That means you have better bass on these. They also never fall out so, if you put it in your ears, after like twists very slightly, and then if you shake as much as you want, and they never fall out. So, I found that these are actually among the best for passive noise blocking, and for fit when you’re working out despite not having wingtips. I wouldn’t really say that these are an excellent pair of earbuds when it comes to fitting in your ears.
Looking at the earbuds themselves you’ll see that, they have two microphones on each earbud, one on the outside and another on the bottom. Then on the inside, we have our proximity sensor, which allows you to automatically play and pause when you put them in or take them out of your ears. We have the two nodes right there for charging in the case and actually these are held in magnetically in the case. Even if you shake the case like really hard and they never come out.
On the outside, you’ll see these have a physical button on each earbud, and it’s really nice. It’s a nice large button easy to tap, and it’s a really gentle actuation that doesn’t make a loud sound in your ear. I never have any accidental presses with it. Having physical buttons especially for active earbuds, I think it’s really nice compared to capacitive touch sensors that we typically see, because you can use these with your gloves in winter and the buttons work just fine no matter what you’re wearing on your hands, and likewise if your hands are wet they also work better with these than they might with a touch sensor as well.
I can wear these for easily four or five hours at a time without having to take them out. Of course, after a while, your ears kind of get hot and you just want to air them out anyway, so that is the limit of my comfort. It’s not because these start to hurt or anything like that.
The fact is that the control buttons on the Jaybird Vista are too hard to press. I felt like I had to push the whole body into my ear canal every time I use the button, and that’s not a comfortable thing to do. But now I can happily say that they either loosened up a little bit or I got used to them myself, but they don’t seem to be that hard to press anymore.
I still prefer the buttons on the Jabra Elite Active 75t’s or the touch controls of the Sennheiser Momentum through wireless 2.0, but I found that the buttons on the Vista don’t bother me as much anymore. Maybe it’s because I use the earbuds for training and training only, and I don’t like messing around with buttons, and phone calls, and voice assistance, while training and I don’t really use the buttons that much in the first place.
I probably use them only to skip between tracks, and to control volume occasionally, but as I said they could be used to control phone calls, and your voice assistant as well. You can customize the function of the control buttons within the Jaybird smartphone app, but more about that in a minute.
Since I mentioned phone calls, all I want to say is that phone calls are not the best, but not the worst either. When using the Jaybirds Vistas, I made a few phone calls, no one really complained about the quality, so that’s a good thing. The earphones of course are always connected to my phone, but I rather use it for listening to music, instead of making phone calls by working out.
The Bluetooth 5.0 connection is always solid. I’ve never really had any signal dropouts or problems with the connection whatsoever. Pairing and reconnecting the vistas to the phone is easy because there is a button inside the case. If you use one phone and one pair of earphones only, you don’t have to reconnect the buds all the time, as they automatically connect to your phone as soon as you take the earbuds out of their case. I have not experienced any lip-sync or lag issues with videos at all, so that’s another box ticked on my list.
Another great music-related feature is that you can actually listen to music through the Jaybird app, as long as you register as a Jaybird user and also have a Spotify premium account. You can share your favorite songs, playlists, and even your own custom EQ settings, with other users, and you can also listen to playlists and use custom EQ settings shared by other users. It’s really fun discovering what music other people listen to when working out.
There is a lot more this app can do. The find my bud feature can help you locate the earphones in case you forgot where you left them. It seems a little bit gimmicky, but you never know when you might need it the app. Also, the app shows the battery percentage of each earbud in the notifications bar.
As I’ve already said, you can customize the function of the physical buttons on the earbuds inside the app, and there are quick guides teaching you how to use the earbuds as well. So, this is a powerful app stuffed with features settings and custom options. Since these earbuds don’t have active noise-canceling, there are no related settings in the app, no ambient aware modes, or anything like that.
Jabra Elite Active 75t
These connect with Bluetooth 5.0 and have a master/slave bud connection, which means your phone connects to the right earbud and then the left earbud connects to the right earbud, which unfortunately means that you cannot listen to just the left earbud it’s one small drawback. But when you’re working out with these, you’re most likely going to be having two earbuds in at the same time.
Looking at the differences here between the 75t’s the regular ones and the active ones really there are three kinds of small differences, the first one is the water resistance which is probably the biggest difference. The ip55 was what they had on the not active ones and these are ip57. So, really the first digit, they’re the five is going to be your dust and your dirt resistance they both are the same, and then the second digit the five or the seven, 55 or 57 is going to be your water resistance. So, the not active one’s means, you can shoot a water jet at any angle at them and they will not have any damage, which means you can sweat, you can be running in the rain, somebody could throw a bucket of water on you, you could be running and get hit with a firehouse, and you should be fine. If any of those happen to you frequently, no problem, you’re good.
The seven then means, you can submerge them, if you’re running and you frequently fall into lakes or swim underwater accidentally, then the 75 actives will be the ones for you. I don’t necessarily recommend swimming with these, admittedly I have not tried it but I just don’t think people want to be swimming laps with these earbuds in. I feel like it’s very likely to fall out of your ear and sink to the bottom. The second difference is the colors. Then the third difference is the price being that the new ones are an extra twenty dollars. So, that’s kind of a very subtle difference there.
Looking at this app, you have three different presets, you have my moment, you have a commute, and then you have focus. You can kind of you have some quick settings right there. If you say like my moment whatever is going to be a certain EQ, you can have here through on or off, you can go down and change pretty much anything you want here, and you can also see different levels, so you can turn it all the way down like I said you can turn all the way up. So that you have like absolutely just superhuman hearing and pretty much anywhere in between. I find that to hear through sounds pretty good, there’s a little bit of white noise with it, but otherwise, it definitely serves its purpose.
The equalizer, of course, you can go down to the music presets, there’s six of them right there. Of course, you can go and add your own, if you wanted or you can adjust those right there. The last thing is actually kind of interesting here, you don’t see this on many earbud apps. If you’re sitting there and you want these in, but you don’t necessarily want to be listening to music, you can go and play ocean waves or the rain or something like that. If we go up to the top right, you’ll see that we have our battery right there for the earbuds.
If we go-to headset, they tell you the earbuds and the case battery. We can go to voice assistant these are Amazon Alexa enabled. Going down we have the headset settings, which you can go into the audio experience, and you know just do some basic things there. You can go down to call experience and change what it’s like, when you’re on a phone call, if you have your sidetone, which is like being able to hear yourself, it’s basically heard through, while you’re on a phone call.
You can go down to change some other things and have an equalizer for your phone call, that’s not the microphone that’s actually just how other people’s voices sound to you. You can change that has more treble or more bass. Then we have found my Jabra, which allows you to find the earbuds right there.
Something interesting about these is they use GPS, but they don’t actually have like the chirping sound we’ve seen on some other earbuds out there. So, if you lose these, you’ll know within like a GPS range of where you last connected to them, so your phone will kind of essentially drop a pin and it’s good for knowing if you left them like in your car or at work or something, but if you’re in the same room as them it really won’t be of much use.
These are also able to pair with up to eight devices but connect the two simultaneously, which is actually really nice to have that. You can connect to two phones or your phone and your laptop. When watching you-tube videos, I find that lag is not an issue with these, neither is Comfort.
BATTERY AND ITS LIFE:
It takes us to the battery life which is a good, 5 to 6 hours. There are another 10 hours of charge in the case, but you can easily double it by using only one of the buds at a time, as the Jaybird Vistas are able to work independently from each other, which could bring up the total battery life to over 30 hours. I haven’t really tried using one but only and I don’t think I ever will, but that’s an option for those ultra-distance runners, who want to extend the battery life of their earphones.
It takes about 3 hours to fully charge the case, but the fast-charging gives you enough charge for an hour of use in only five minutes. So, it’s quite a useful feature to handle battery emergencies. I have seen other wireless earbuds doing better in the battery department, like the Powerbeats Pro or the JBL flow, but I don’t think many of you would complain about charging your earbuds once every week.
Jabra Elite Active 75t
These have a seven and a half hour battery in the earbuds themselves, and then 28 hours when you include the case, which is very impressive, and when you check out the charging times, they’re slightly less impressed, but it really is not a big deal to me. Unfortunately, you will not be charging this wirelessly, it doesn’t have Qi wireless charging, but you will be charging on the back with a USB type-c port right there next to the little LED indicator light.
The charging times, after 15 minutes of charging you should get one hour of listening, which is pretty good. It’s definitely not the best fast charging out there, but it is nice to have that. We do also have for the entire 0 to 100% charging, it should take somewhere on the order of two and a half hours to charge these, which as I said is definitely not impressive, but considering that you know it’s a pretty large battery in these, it makes sense that it’s gonna take a little bit of time.
The next thing I like a lot about the Jaybirds is their smartphone app. That’s a really great app with lots of features, but the custom EQ is my personal favorite by far. Based on my experience with other wireless earbuds and smartphone apps, this is one of the best, if not the best custom EQ out there. Not only it is easy to use, but more importantly, it does not ruin the original sound at all, the EQ is a quite natural sounding, and subtle yet effective if that makes any sense. There are of course presets as well, which are also fully customizable.
I already mentioned it before they are neutral, out of the box they might a bit flat for some, especially compared to the bass-heavy options on the market. But after listening to them for a while, you realize that the bass is punchy enough, dynamic and tight, the mid-range definition is good, and the highs are kind of detailed enough.
I’m not saying that the Jaybird Vistas are the last word in sound quality, they are far from that, but all you know they produce a very balanced sound, but it might be a touch too shy for some people. That’s why it’s great to have the app and the custom EQ function, which can help you with tailoring their sound to your taste. It’s fun to play with and again it works surprisingly well. The Jaybird Vista is the best sounding sport earbuds, as they are sweatproof.
Jabra Elite Active 75t
These have six-millimeter speakers onboard. There’s really one obvious thing about these speakers, that is they have an insane level of bass. It’s almost hard to judge the rest of the audio because that is the main thing that these focus on, which if you’re working out. For me I think that is an excellent thing to have and having a lot of basses there is definitely very beneficial when you’re trying to work out.
If you’re listening to like softer acoustic music, then it may be too much bass for you because even when you turn it all the way down, you turn the EQ, so the bass is minimized, it still is a lot of bass on there. Describing the audio quality here, I would say that the bass of course is absolutely seismic, it’s really loud and it could easily be too much probably enough to even damage your ears if you turn it up too much. Of course, you have total control over that in the app. So, you won’t be damaging your ears, unless you really want to.
Then the mid-range is definitely present, you don’t have the same clarity that you have unlike the Sennheiser’s, but it definitely sounds really good. Then the trebles are slightly less prominent, as the mids and the bass of course being that, these are bass-heavy earbuds. I would not necessarily describe these as the warmest sounding earbuds or the most level balanced, it’s obviously very heavy on the bass side and I really cannot emphasize enough how much bass these actually have, it is just insane.
WHICH ONE HAS BETTER FEATURES?
When I compare the Jaybird vista and the Jabra Elite Active 75t, I feel the Vistas have better feature than the Elite Actives because they don’t have any button customization, they also have a pretty long charge time, and then lastly the lack of solo mode, because they have the master-slave connection, is another drawback there. So in my opinion, Jaybird Vista has better features.