Jabra Elite Active 65t vs Sony WF-1000XM4 - Where are the differences?

Brand
Jabra
Sony
Product name
Elite Active 65t
WF-1000XM4
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Only differences
Battery
Battery life
Battery life
5,0 hours
Battery life
6,0 hours
Battery life with case
Battery life with case
15,0 hours
Battery life with case
24,0 hours
Quick charge
Chargetime
Chargetime
15,0 minutes
Chargetime
5,0 minutes
Playtime
Playtime
1,0 hours
Playtime
1,0 hours
Periphery
Recharge
Recharge
MicroUSB
Recharge
USB-C
Qi Charging (Wireless)
Qi Charging (Wireless)
No
Qi Charging (Wireless)
No
Noise cancelling
ANC
ANC
No
ANC
Yes
Microphone
Available
Available
Yes
Available
Yes
Quantity
Quantity
4
Quantity
2
Sensors
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth Version
5.0
Bluetooth Version
5.2
Mono-Modus
Left
Left
No
Left
Yes
Right
Right
Yes
Right
Yes
Essays
Amount
Amount
3
Amount
3
Changeable
Changeable
Yes
Changeable
Yes
Waterproof
Certification
Certification
IP56
Certification
IPX4
Special features
Antibacterial
Antibacterial
Antibacterial
No

Where are the differences?

The Jabra Elite Active 65t true wireless headphones differ a few points from the Sony WF-1000XM4. Let's go into the differences in detail.

What about the battery life?

A crucial point for headphones without cables is always the battery life. Here, many headphones differ and the capacity grows from year to year. The battery life of the Sony WF-1000XM4 is longer here with 6,0 hours. With a lower battery life of up to 5,0 hours, the Jabra Elite Active 65t scores worse at this point.

An additional battery in the case has become popular for true wireless headphones. Thus, the headphones can be conveniently charged on the go and have a longer battery life overall. The Sony WF-1000XM4* is in front here. The headphones offer a battery life of up to 24,0 hours with a case. The battery life of the Jabra Elite Active 65t is up to 15,0 hours.

How to charge the headphones?

The charging ports of the headphones differ. The Jabra Elite Active 65t is charged via MicroUSB. The Sony WF-1000XM4 has a USB-C connector.

The charging time of the devices:

Noise Cancelling

Many headphones offer some form of noise cancellation. However, it is not true Active Noise Cancelling (ANC for short) in all of them. In this comparison only the Sony WF-1000XM4 offers ANC.

Microphones

Let's talk about the microphones, which also have an impact on voice quality and noise suppression. Most headphones no longer rely on just one microphone, but on several. The Jabra Elite Active 65t* offers more here with 4 pieces per side, than the Sony WF-1000XM4 with 2 microphones per earbud.

Bluetooth Version

Of course, both TWS headphones work over Bluetooth. However, the version is different. With Bluetooth in the 5.2 version, the Sony WF-1000XM4 offers a newer and higher standard. The Jabra Elite Active 65t has Bluetooth installed in the 5.0 version. Newer Bluetooth versions offer more stability in the connection and also a better range.

Can the ear studs be used separately?

The right earpiece can also be used independently of the left earpiece in almost every true wireless headphone. This is also the case with both devices from this comparison. Rarely, the left headphone can be used separately, because they work in dependency of the right ear plug. Mostly the right headphone is the so called master. Only with the Sony WF-1000XM4 you get this handy function.

Are there interchangeable attachments?

For better wearing comfort, both headphones from the comparison offer changeable attachments. The number of pieces is thereby also identical with 3.

Are the headphones waterproof?

Both headphones from the comparison have IP certification. The Jabra Elite Active 65t is certified with IP56. With the Sony WF-1000XM4 you get an IPX4 certification. However, an IP certification does not directly mean waterproof. Depending on the certification, the headphones are only water- or sweat-resistant. However, a higher number in the certification is generally better. With Bluetooth headphones, there is also the problem that Bluetooth is disturbed by water. Thus, the use when swimming is only possible with special headphones.

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