Jabra Evolve 80 Headset Review
As someone that is always seeking the best headset for every situation, the Jabra Evolve 80 has been a great addition to my arsenal. The Evolve 80 is a reasonably large headset, so it’s perhaps not as portable as some of the models, but what it lacks in being lightweight it certainly makes up for it in the sound isolation features.
The other headsets in Jabra’s Evolve range don’t fit all the way over the ear like the Evolve 80. This passively blocks out much of the sound that would otherwise be distracting. In addition to this, it has an active noise cancelling feature which cancels out any low pitch sounds such as air conditioning, car sounds, dishwashers and other home appliances.
SOUND QUALITY 10/10
Listening to other people speak the quality is as good as you could want for an office headset. The larger speaker drivers also mean that the headset is well suited to listening to music and Netflix with more than enough range from treble to bass.
I’ve found the microphone to provide good isolation, though I have read others reviews mentioning this as a weakness so I will have to put this properly to a m
ore scientific test at a later date.
I can’t fault the Jabra Evolve 80 in terms of comfort. It is very comfortable to wear even for long extended periods. It’s a little larger and heavier than some, but it’s well padded and the weight is distributed evenly on your head.
You can judge the style for yourself, but I quite like the way this headset looks.
The Evolve 80 doesn’t have any wireless capability, it is completely reliant on the cable. The cable it comes with is good, allowing for both 3.5mm microphone connection and USB connection. The cable works well with mobile phone, tablet and computer connection.
There are a few notable features, the most important and one I’ve mentioned already is the active noise cancellation. The cable has volume control built in if you’re connecting via USB, but not if you’re using the 3.5mm plug.
The microphone also folds out of the way when you’re not using it. It doesn’t have the magnetic catch that the other products in the range have, but the microphone still manages to stay out of the way.
Great sound quality
Excellent active and passive sound cancellation
Seems to be robust
Microphone can only be on the right hand side, you can’t choose which side yourself.
Jabra evolve 80 Headset – CONCLUSION 9/10
If you’re after the ultimate in isolation while in your cubicle or working from a Cafe then this is the best headset that’s currently available.
Wired connections are always more reliable than wireless or Bluetooth – however, the lack of wireless can at times be annoying especially if you’re prone to forgetting that you’re plugged and getting up from your desk while still attached!
Hopefully, you’ve found the review of this Jabra Evolve 80 Headset useful and helpful. If there are any other headsets you’d like me to test – please drop a note in the comments.