Jabra challenges Sony in the budget true wireless earbuds category with the new Elite 4

The competition for the crown of best budget true wireless earbuds has just got fiercer

Jabra launches affordable Elite 4
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The best budget wireless earbuds market is already full of excellent value-for-money wearables, but Jabra is set to disturb the status quo with its latest offering, the Elite 4. Following in the footsteps of the entry-level Elite 3, the new affordable buds are a step up from their predecessor and offer Bluetooth Multipoint connection, as well as Fast Pair to connect instantly to a mobile device and Swift Pair to link straight to a laptop or computer.

The New Jabra earbuds are positioned below the Jabra Elite 5 and the Jabra Elite 7 Active but have a similar shape and feature set. Despite the low price point, the Jabra Elite 4 also has Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) to filter out unwanted sounds, a 4-microphone call technology and decent-seized 6mm speakers. There are plenty of EQ settings and further sound customisation options in the free Jabra Sound+ app. The Jabra Elite 4 is Qualcomm aptX compatible.

Jabra launches affordable Elite 4

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As for battery life, the Elite 4 can manage 5.5 hours of playtime, with another 16.5 hours of battery life stored in case (22 hours in total; 28 hours with ANC off). The earbuds are made with premium durable materials that offer an IP55 durability rating against dust and water and come in four classic colours: Dark Gray, Navy, Lilac and Light Beige. 

“The modern earbud user is looking for tech that’s ready for work and play at their fingertips whilst not compromising on key features," said Calum MacDougall, SVP at Jabra, "The Elite 4 offer a solution to this and is the perfect all-rounder, designed to help users to concentrate, connect, and call without distractions.”

The Jabra Elite 4 will be available to buy in early April in the UK and at the end of March in Ireland at Jabra UK, Jabra US and Jabra AU for a recommended retail price of £99.99 / $99.99 / AU$139. for more info on wireless earbuds, check out T3's best true wireless earbuds and best running headphones guides. 

Matt Kollat
Section Editor | Active

Matt Kollat is a journalist and content creator who works for T3.com and its magazine counterpart as an Active Editor. His areas of expertise include wearables, drones, fitness equipment, nutrition and outdoor gear. He joined T3 in 2019. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar and Fit&Well, and more. Matt also collaborated with other content creators (e.g. Garage Gym Reviews) and judged many awards, such as the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance's ESSNawards. When he isn't working out, running or cycling, you'll find him roaming the countryside and trying out new podcasting and content creation equipment.