Arbejdshesten and luksusdyret.
How can we rightly separate the Jabra Evolve 65t and Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless, which is among the best in-ear headphones you can buy right now.
the Extra Leaf has in recent weeks tested the models against each other, and it was a close race, that dropped out to the benefit of Jabra. For 'arbejdshesten' in our test has run strong throughout 2018, to improve and develop its 65t series with both a fitnessmodel to the active, sweaty use. And with Evolve now also a model aimed at the businessman or the private user, who will have the best technology so far has come out of Jabra's wireless in-ear work.
the Sennheiser has in recent years expanded their Momentum series, to be a genuine wireless in-ear experience that appeals to them, which will both have excellent sound and a design that smacks of glamour.
the Design and the sound quality is absolutely top notch on the model from Sennheiser. Pr photoDesign
Just in the design can already be on the case to see how the models differ from each other. Jabra black opladningsetui is practical, but also a little boring.
It can not be said about the Sennheiser, both in shape and design has made the case for an experience in itself. It is also physically bigger than the Jabra, which is not necessarily good.
the Headphones look more like each other in shape and have the same designtanke. Both are screwed together to be able to sit securely in the user's ears, and there follows various øredutter with you, regardless of your physique can get the perfect fit.
the Operation is neither intuitive or logical at the Sennheiser headphones. Pr photoOperation
That there sometimes is an advantage to be conveniently brought, evidence the Jabra, when you have the headphones connected to his mobile phone or computer. For while Sennheiser has chosen that all the operations must be done with touch, so there are physical buttons on the Jabra. And here is Jabra's solution is simply more intuitive and usable.
There are almost a small exam to in order to understand how Sennheiser's headphones to be controlled. And even when you learn it, it is still not very logical. Forget also all about having gloves on when you operate the headphones it might, the opposite of the Jabra, simply no.
It requires a little practice to open the Jabra pouch. There must be pressed hard on the lid to get it to open. Pr photoWireless connection
Both Jabra and Sennheiser has quite a good handle on how to create a stable wireless connection. This is not to say that the connection has been flawless during our testing. But something suggests that it is rather the choice of the mobile phone than the headphones themselves that are the problem.
When we tested on an iPhone XR, it went seamlessly to stay connected, while our test on Samsung Galaxy S9 was more volatile. It is just more proof that the bluetooth standard needs to be polished in both end - both with the manufacturers of headphones and mobile phone producers.
At one point was the Jabra, however, regardless of the cell phone is better than Sennheiser ie when there was change from one device to another. It was simply much more smoothly on the Jabra, which smoothly even finds the devices, it can be connected. Or responded very quickly when you attempt to manually connect to a previously paired device.
With the Sennheiser it was often a struggle to get contact to the devices that were already paired. In several cases we had to remove the headphones from one device and pair again, which was not ideal.
The two models in the otherwise excellent apps, where it must be highlighted that the Jabra has developed its app over the 2018, which was clearly needed. It is so much easier today to find the right sound profile to the Jabra headphones, without that one must first have a training as a sound engineer.
It is a definite plus, that Sennheiser has chosen the USB-C cable. Pr photosound quality
Here came the Sennheiser seriously to his right. Momentum True Wireless delivers a great sound, that sometimes we completely forgot that we had a headphone on. Of course, because the headset as the Jabra's sitting really well in the ears, but also because the sound is so good that you completely forget the technique and just enjoy it.
the Jabra also has nothing to be ashamed of, but when it comes to the sound is Sennheiser a clear winner in this test.
The little USB dongle in the background is included in the purchase at Jabra and is used to create contact to a computer. You can also use the computer's bluetooth connection if you like. Pr photocall quality
What is it with wireless headsets and the call quality? Even the Jabra, known for its headsets for offices and cars, is not going completely in the country during our testing.
Several times we had during the conversations go from the headset to the phone, because the interlocutor complained that 'the sound is somewhat bad.' What the explanation is, can I not answer, but the call quality of the wireless headset is and will be a problem - at least for us.
There follow several sizes of øredutter with both the Jabra (pictured) and Sennheiser. It is a good idea to find the right one, as it ensures that half of the audio experience that headphones fit perfectly. Pr photobattery life
While the Sennheiser thus wins on sound quality, the Jabra, who pulls the plug home on the battery life. Actually the battery life on the Sennheiser has been so fluctuating, that we nervously checked batteriprocenten along the way, while we at Jabra at no point in time has come in distress.
sometimes Sennheiseren even managed to get the battery life on the left unit to perform significantly worse than the right, which is either a 'mandagsfejl' in our testenhed. Or a general problem, as Sennheiser should have done something about.
The talking dog to Sennheiser's credit that they have chosen the USB-C cable, while Jabra, in spite of the very right price continue to stick to the microUSB. It is simply too cheap a choice, the Jabra!Judgment
the Jabra chooses Evolve to continue a nice style, which has already started at the CES in Las Vegas in 2018. And Evolve is the crown on the årsværket, to which we give top marks for being the best overall package in this test.
the Price is, however, quite pricey, and the improvements in comparison to the starting point of the Jabra 65t (for just 1300 kroner, ed.) is so small that you can easily live with just 66t without Evolve as firstname.
And is it possible to pair two headsets, we would move the practical and logical than in the Sennheiser that deliver the absolute best sound that you can get on the market for in-ear headphones. Just too bad that the rest of the package is not perfect.