Jabra’s new wireless noise-cancelling earphones help drown out the world

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Jabra has been a staple in the noise-cancelling headphone game for some time now but the Jabra Elite 65e, a pair of earphones announced today that offers noise-cancellation and an 8-hour battery life, are its pièce de résistance.

The headphones will be out in April this year and retail for $199/£169, and while that price tag sounds a bit high for wireless in-ears, the tech Jabra is cramming into each model makes it likely to be worth the high barrier to entry.

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Namely, that technology includes the acoustic design of the headphones that helps reduce ambient outside noise from reaching your inner ear, plus Jabra’s EarGels that provide a better seal inside the ear canal. On top of the EarGels and natural passive noise cancellation, Jabra imbues each Elite 65e with its active noise-cancellation tech – similar to what you’d find in the Bose QC30.

For the active business traveler, not only does Jabra enhance your sound quality via noise-cancellation, but it will even improve the call quality by utilizing a three-microphone technology that creates a noise-blocking zone around the mics. This means the person on the other end of the phone call won’t have to hear any ambient background noise from a busy street or a crowded airport, either. 

The headphones feature Bluetooth 5.0, are IP54-rated, making them dust- and water-resistant, and have a sort of Apple Beats X look to them.