Much to my surprise, the absence of that annoying ANC hum or hiss is a delight. Seriously, the ANC doesn’t create much if any of that annoying ANC disruption even when there’s no music playing. With ANC on you can expect to get up to 15 hours per charge. Without the ANC you can expect that to rise to up to 30 hours! Noticeably, Jabra opted to leave off a 3.5mm port so these headphones can only be used wirelessly. That’s another reason to spend the extra and get there charging stand!
More freedom: Dual Bluetooth connectivity to two devices at the same time for calls and music. Flexibility to move up to 100ft/30m away from your connected device
Because the Jabra Evolve 75 are wireless only headphones, it is good to know that Jabra used a Bluetooth module that delivers up to 30m or 100 feet of range rather than the limited 10m/33’ range that was so common until recently. This range means I can freely move around my house without losing connectivity and, for those who work in an open office, it means far more freedom of movement while on a call or listening to music.
Of course, the company included a USB to microUSB cable for charging. Obviously, if you purchase the charging stand, you will only need this cable when traveling.
The Evolve 75 is designed for conference calls. It is for this reason that Jabra saw fit to include a medium-length boom arm with noise canceling uni-directional ECM microphone. The reason for this is obvious… the closer the microphone is to your mouth the better the call.
At the same time, I don’t know about you, but I don’t like looking like a telemarketer. Thankfully, Jabra designed the boom mic in a way that it swings up and out of the way when not in use. I mentioned previously that the headphone was not ear-agnostic. The boom microphone is the reason why since the mic only swings in one direction. That means the ear cup with the boom microphone is, by design, the right ear cup and the right ear cup only.
Integrated busylight: Red lights on both ear cups are activated automatically when on a call or manually activated by the user when busy, to act as a ‘do not disturb’ signal
Jabra designed the Evolve 75 for work environments so they designed the headphones in a way that you can tell others you are on a call without having to interrupt your call. The integrated busy light is an additional smart, subtle but effective way to focus on your work and calls undisturbed. This is important since, in a recent survey, 78% of knowledge workers said their work is negatively impacted by noise and other interruptions. Thus, if noise and interruptions are the problems, the Jabra Evolve 75 is an excellent solution.