First impressions matter, but it’s also easy to be thrown off by them. Take the Jabra Elite 4 Wireless Earbuds for instance — its unassuming demeanour hides a healthy punch of audio clarity, power, and active noise cancellation (ANC) that works well in shutting users out from all the hustle and bustle.
Weighing 4.5 grams per bud, they are a comfortable, secure fit in the ear, with a good size that makes it to slot in or remove them from the case. Physical buttons are located on each side of the earbuds, which can be used to toggle between ANC, various playback options, and other controls. Connectivity proves to be a breezy affair here, as all that needs to be done is to hold down on the buttons for three seconds, and pairing mode will set in.
Taking the Elite 4 out for a spin yielded an impressive performance. The crisp, rich audio quality surpassed expectations, with smooth mids, thumpy lows, and relaxed highs making for an enjoyable listening experience. On the Jabra Sound+ Companion app, the equaliser and UI customisation offers great choice and flexibility, which comes in handy for audiophiles.
There are some drawbacks to note, however. Audio drops out rather frequently in areas with signal interference, while the magnetic case could be more solidly-built. The top lid caves in slightly when pressure is applied, so do remember to handle it with care.
Check out the above video for a detailed review of the Jabra Elite 4 Wireless Earbuds, which are retailing for a reasonable S$160.
GEEK REVIEW SCORE
The Jabra Elite 4 is a dependable pair of earbuds that have decent ANC and audio quality. Paired with a customisable companion app and adequate battery life, it is definitely a bang for your buck!
Aesthetics - 7/10
Build Quality - 5/10
Performance - 8/10
Value - 9/10
Geek Satisfaction - 8/10