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Superb design, good selection of customisable features and strong IP rating combine to make the Elite 7 Pro an earbud to consider, but the competition is predictably tough.


  • Discreet and comfortable design
  • Terrific fit and seal
  • Strong waterproof rating
  • Good call quality


  • Elite 85t sound better
  • Tough competition


  • UKRRP: £199.99
  • USARRP: $199.99
  • EuropeRRP: €199.99
  • CanadaRRP: CA$259.99
  • AustraliaRRP: AU$299.00

Key Features

  • Adjustable ANC / HearThroughANC and passthrough modes can be adjusted within Sound+ app
  • Waterproof ratingDust, sweat and water resistant up to IP57


The latest true wireless range from Jabra arrives with each earphone training their sights to appeal to a range of prices and prospective audiences.

We’ve already looked at the affordable Elite 3 as well as the fitness-based Elite 7 Active and Elite 4 Active, all of which earned recommend badges. Now it’s the turn of the Elite 7 Pro.

Think of the Elite 7 Pro as an Elite 75T replacement and its spec makes more sense. And the new earphone has no plans to oust the Elite 85t, which continues as Jabra’s premium option. So, elite by name, elite by nature?


  • Super-small size
  • Terrific fit and seal
  • Physical buttons

The Elite 7 Pro continues Jabra’s ongoing obsession with miniaturising its true wireless earbuds. The shape of the earbuds slots snugly into the ear and guards well against external sounds. The ease of which Jabra’s earbuds fit into the ear has always been a hallmark and that remains the case with the Elite 7 Pro.

16% smaller than their previous smallest effort (Elite 75T), Jabra has added frequency-dependent pressure vents to the Elite 7 Pro’s housing for added comfort, as well as crafting a new EarGel design for the ear-tips. The idea is the thickness of the outer gel varies for each size, creating a more tapered and rounded fit that’s ‘anatomically’ optimised to fit whichever ear it goes into.

Jabra Elite 7 Pro close up of touch surface

While I wouldn’t say I forgot I was wearing the Elite 7 Pro, their presence isn’t overbearing in the way other more bulbous efforts can be, and at no point have they even skirted with falling out. They offer an excellent fit, and you could conceivably use them for gym and workout use.

Interaction with the earphones is through physical buttons. Like the Elite 85t, you don’t have to apply much pressure to generate a response, and the earbuds don’t dig in either. For those who don’t like the effect of earphones burrowing into the ear, the Elite 7 Pro may serve as a welcome halfway house.

Jabra Elite 7 Pro charging case

Available in choice of three subdued colours (Gold Beige, Titanium Black and Black), the charging case is titchy in size. That makes it great for stashing away in a pocket and build quality is good, so smudges are likely to be only thing to worry about for wear and tear.


  • Feedforward ANC
  • Customisable sound and ANC settings
  • Strong waterproof rating

The Elite 7 Pro come with noise cancellation, though it’s not the hybrid form found in the Elite 85t that’s a combination of feedforward and feedback methods – here you get feedforward ANC that only blocks sound from penetrating through. While that may be cause for concern given the Elite 7 Pro’s price proximity to some very capable hybrid ANC earphones, I think what Jabra have done is ultimately a sensible choice.

Jabra Elite 7 Pro side angle view close up

And that’s because the fit and seal of the Elite 7 Pro is so snug that a more advanced form of ANC isn’t necessarily needed. And I’d imagine the fact the earphone is so small counts against having enough room for the microphones needed for hybrid ANC anyway. What you get is a noise-cancelling performance that’s quietly impressive in terms of how much noise it stops.

Sounds will still poke their way through – the sound of cars going past or the hum of a freezer in a supermarket – but the Jabra comfortably does away with the brunt of the surrounding environment to the point where you’re free to get on with things without intrusion. The effect is better than some other similarly specced models around this price. I’m impressed.

The HearThrough performance is rather exaggerated in that it amplifies what’s around you a lot more than if you were to take the earbuds out. But it’s still effective in providing some awareness, though the ‘loudness’ of the noise does give rise to a sudden flood of audio, especially in busy areas.

Jabra Elite 7 Pro Sound+ audio EQ settings and widgets

In the Sound+ app there are many ways to customise the Elite 7 Pro’s performance, from determining how strong the active noise cancellation is, to creating your own equaliser settings or choosing from a selection of presets (Neutral, Speech, Treble boost and so on). You can also tweak the order of those widgets or get rid of ones you don’t use as much.

The app also offers the Soundscape mode, which masks noise around you by playing sounds like a waterfall or pink noise. Whether you’ll get much use from it or even remember it’s there is up for debate, but it is there. Also included is a ‘Find My Jabra’ feature if you lose the buds. It requires location access from your smartphone, but the data is not sent anywhere else.

Hit the cog icon in the top-right corner and you can update the headphones’ firmware, choose a voice assistant (Alexa and Google are supported), and personalise the ANC/audio performance in a few ways.

Jabra Elite 7 Pro Sound+ app customisation

There’s MyFit, which plays a tone to measure the earbuds’ fit and seal. You can personalise the noise cancellation in terms of how much you want to hear; create a personal hearing profile by reacting to a series of beeps and configure the mapping for controls. There’s plenty of ways to make the Elite 7 Pro uniquely yours, all within a logically laid out app interface.

The IP rating has been boosted beyond the Elite 85t to IP57 (dust, water and sweat protection) although the case is not up to the same standard. There’s Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and an update in February 2022 added Bluetooth multipoint support for switching between two devices on the go. Streaming codecs top out at AAC like the Elite 7 Active, while the cheaper Elite models (Elite 4 Active, Elite 3) get aptX support.

Battery is up to 8 hours, and 30 overall with the option of charging via USB-C or wireless charging with a compatible Qi plate. Plug them in for five minutes (via USB) and you get an hour back.

Sound quality

  • Even, unspectacular sound
  • Not as good as the Elite 85t
  • Assured levels of detail and clarity

The Elite 7 Pro straddle that line of a balanced presentation and not wanting to add much colour, and so I wouldn’t call them the most characterful of listens. Their tone is neither crisp nor warm – I might describe it best as plain but not in an unkind way, more that they’re not a ‘showy’ pair of headphones.

Using the Neutral EQ bass isn’t overstated, and high frequencies aren’t sharpened. It’s a steady, even sound that has the result of working solidly across a range of music genres.

Jabra Elite 7 Pro earbuds in front of the case

Clarity is well handled across the frequency range, the Elite 7 Pro showing daylight between high, mid and low-end frequencies. Detail levels benefits from this with instruments and voices appearing within the soundstage as you imagine they should, easily distinguishable from one another.

Vocals are handled with distinction; John Legend’s soulful voice in Where Did My Baby Go is captured with a good deal of texture, the pitch of his voice and the way he stresses notes throughout the song reproduced well. However, I wouldn’t use the Speech EQ in the Sound+ app if you’re thinking it brings more clarity – it makes vocals sound a little thinner.

Jabra Elite 7 Pro close up of earbuds with case open

I’d make the argument that bass is lacking depth compared to the similarly priced Beats Fit Pro or Bowers & Wilkins Pi5. The soundstage is not the widest either but fine enough, and just to add more nit-picks, the Jabras aren’t the most dynamic or assertive. Tap the Energize EQ setting, and it brings a bit more kick to proceedings at the top and bottom of the frequency range, but the midrange sounds a little recessed and vocals a little distant.

Compare the Elite 7 Pro to the Elite 85t and the latter offers a greater dynamism, width and verve – a performance that cements the Elite 7 Pro’s position below it in the pecking order. Call quality is very good and one of the better earbuds I’ve tested recently. The person on the other end of the line did say my voice was a bit low (they were on speakerphone), but that background noise was kept to a minimum. An impressive feat considering I was on a main road with cars, trucks and buses frequently going past.

The Elite 7 Pro won’t blow any doors down, but they are a respectable effort from a sound perspective.

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Should you buy it?

For the snug fit Jabra continues to make earbuds that offer a great, secure fit and Elite 7 Pro arguably offer the best design so far

The competition is better The WF-1000XM4 are around the same price and better. Even Jabra’s own Elite 85t offers better sound at a less expensive price

Final Thoughts

With the Elite 85t falling to around £150, you may want to consider those earbuds if overall performance is key, but with a higher IP rating, improved battery life and better fit, there are enough reasons to give the Elite 7 Pro consideration. The sound quality is solid rather than spectacular, and the strength of noise cancellation is down to its terrific fit. And at the time of review its £199.99 RRP skirts awfully close to the Sony WF-1000XM4, a better performer in most regards.

The Elite 7 Pro are an effective and well-featured pair of earbuds, though they’re not Jabra’s best available buds. That means they’ll have to make do with a still good four-star rating instead.

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What is the IP rating for the Jabra Elite 7 Pro?

The IP rating is IP57, which is good enough to block dust, sweat and water from getting inside the earbuds. The case has a lower IP rating.

What Bluetooth codecs does the Jabra Elite 7 Pro support?

SBC and AAC are the supported codecs. There’s no room for aptX or any higher quality streaming codecs.

Full specs

IP rating
Battery Hours
Wireless charging
Fast Charging
Release Date
Model Number
Audio Resolution
Driver (s)
Noise Cancellation?
Frequency Range
Headphone Type
Voice Assistant

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Feedforward ANC

The microphone is placed on the outer edge of the ear cup, which analyses the noise and creates the anti-noise signal before sending if off to the headphone's speaker to block the noise.


Bluetooth is a method of wireless transmission that allows for the exchange of data between devices over short distances.


AAC stands for Advanced Audio Coding and is a lossy codec used most prominently by Apple and YouTube to deliver audio quality better than SBC (Sub-Band Coding).

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