New Jabra Elite noise-canceling earbuds cut the cost


The new Jabra Elite 4 buds cost just $99.
The new Jabra Elite 4 buds cost just $99.
Photo: Jabra

Jabra unveiled its new Elite 4 wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation Tuesday, offering various premium sound and comfort features for a modest price of $99 — $20 less than the previous version.

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

Jabra Elite 4 wireless ANC earbuds

The company identified some main selling points in the new Jabra Elite 4 earbuds, which work well with both iOS and Android devices. If they’re anything like the Jabra Elite 7 Pro earbuds I reviewed in late 2021, which originally listed for $199 and now can often be found for $150, they’re probably worth considering.

First, the new Elite 4 buds are affordable for ANC earbuds, at $99. They have “fine-tuned” 6mm drivers. And they’re small and designed for comfort for all-day wear, with “Danish ergonomic acoustic engineering” and an IP55 dust- and water-resistance rating.

‘Go solo’ mode

Notably, the buds work in “Go solo” mode, so you can use one while the other charges, if necessary. Speaking of charging, the earbuds play for 5.5 hours on a single charge, or 22 hours with the sleek case (28 hours with ANC off).

And if you need to connect to two different devices simultaneously, the Jabra Elite 4 offers Bluetooth Multipoint with Fast Pair (Android) connecting instantly to a mobile device and Swift Pair (Windows) linking to a laptop or computer.

Here’s how Jabra described more of the Jabra Elite 4 features:

Ideal for traveling or commuting, ANC in the earbuds filters out unwanted sounds and keeps distractions to a minimum. The Elite 4 are engineered for crystal-clear sound with 4-microphone call technology and 6mm speakers, so users can rest assured that they will be heard loud and clear. For those seeking tailored listening experiences, the Jabra music equalizer and intuitive Sound+ app lets users customize the sound to suit their individual tastes.

Jabra Elite 4 features:

  • Bluetooth 5.2 Multipoint allows switching between calls and apps.
  • Fast Pair and Swift Pair ensure quick connections to Windows laptops/Android phones.
  • ANC blocks out background noise.
  • Comfortable all-day fit.
  • 4-microphone technology for optimized call clarity.
  • Up to 22 hours total battery with ANC on (28 hours ANC off).
  • Go solo feature to use either earbud for listening or taking calls while the other charges.
  • Spotify Tap playback
  • Qualcomm aptX codec
  • IP55-rated rainproof protection
  • 2-year warranty
  • Choose from four colors: dark gray, navy, lilac and light beige.

You can pick up Jabra Elite 4 earbuds for $99.99 at Jabra. The newest version doesn’t appear to be on Amazon yet, but it probably will be soon.

Where to buy: Jabra


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