Jabra Elite 7 Active True Wireless Headphones review

One of the most comfortable true wireless headphone options on the market gets just a little more secure in the ears

Jabra Elite 7 Active open case header image
(Image: © Josh Ross)

Cyclingnews Verdict

The Jabra true wireless headphones are supremely comfortable and the Elite 7 Active makes sure they never fall out. It’s a small update that takes a good product and makes it great.


  • +

    Includes active noise cancelling

  • +

    Comfortable in the ears

  • +

    Flat enough to be comfortable even against a pillow

  • +

    Smartphone app allows for customization

  • +

    Hear through mode keeps spatial awareness

  • +

    Left and right earbud will operate alone


  • -

    It's not always clear if the case runs out of power

  • -

    The mics will pick up heavy breathing

You can trust Cyclingnews Our experts spend countless hours testing cycling tech and will always share honest, unbiased advice to help you choose. Find out more about how we test.

Riding with headphones outside is a fiercely debated topic. When riding inside though, it's essentially mandatory to have music. It's hard enough to mentally manage long hours going nowhere and staring at a screen but doing it without music would surely fall afoul of international law. For those who race on Zwift as a team, good headphones with a quality mic are important to success. Whatever headphones you end up settling on for riding, they should also work well for everyday use. For all of these reasons, cyclists need good headphones. 

Jabra is a leader when it comes to headphones and it makes a variety of high-quality options. We included a set of their over-ear options on our list of the best headphones for cycling but we left the true wireless products off the list. Now Jabra has a new entry into the market and we spent time with them to see if they should make their way into future updates to the list. If you are looking for a set of true wireless headphones for Zwift, for riding, or for off the bike use then keep reading to see what we think of the Jabra Elite 7 Active.  

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lb. Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx