Welcome folks to another comparison of Bluetooth Wireless Headphones that connects not only to your mobile devices but also on larger media devices like PCs, smart televisions, etc. We are talking about the Jabra Evolve 65 Stereo and Logitech H800 and these are wireless headphones for TV and VoIP calling. Let’s jump right in.
|Jabra Evolve 65 UC Stereo Wireless Bluetooth Headset / Music Headphones Includes Link 360 (U.S....||2,105 Reviews||$169.99||View on Amazon|
|Logitech H800 Bluetooth Wireless Headset with Mic for PC, Tablets and Smartphones - Black||4,077 Reviews||$97.45||View on Amazon|
Aesthetics and Built
The Jabra Evolve 65 Stereo is a professional headphones used in offices and feels notoriously premium. Bulky, sleek, adequate clamping force and an all-plastic body, the Evolve 65 has pleasing aesthetics. It also has a docking station for easy charging where you can just hang the headset otherwise.
The Logitech H800 is a similar Bluetooth headphone meant for mostly office-use. The package has a headset, a USB nano receiver and micro USB charging cable.
Overall, the Jabra 65 looks beefy and strong but the H800 looks meek and sleek. The earcups are on-the-ear type and have foam covering without any cushions as Jabra. It is a very lightweight Bluetooth headset with an outdated design that is over 8 years old with a dongle connection.
The Jabra Bluetooth over-the ear headphones have 28 mm speakers with soft earpads as cushions for all-day comfortable wearing. A boom microphone extends out but can be tucked into the headband where it stays with the help of magnets when not in use. This makes it comfortable to be used as a headphone alone without the distraction of a huge mic in front of your face all the time. The mic also rotates 360 degrees, so you can use it on the left or right side as needed.
Logitech’s headband is adjustable, does not fold, is covered with good amount of foam but the clamping force is not enough for smaller heads. If you look down, they might fall. It also has a boom mic on the right earcup, is smaller compared to the Jabra 65 and folds inward into the headband.
The complete Jabra package has the Evolve 65 Stereo headset, plug-and-play USB charging cable, which doubles as a connecting wire, a USB dongle and carry pouch.
Since these headphones are used for calls mostly, there is a LED busy light on the right earcup that lights up during calls serving as an indicator for others about an on-going call. It has power button on the headset and a USB port adjacent to it. On the side of the earcups, there is a volume +&- and pressing the centre allows you to take a call; holding on the volume down button mutes the call.
On the right side of the Logitech H800, there is a play/pause & call-receive button clubbed together, volume +&- and a mute button. If we flip it, on the bottom, there is a micro USB port and a toggle button to skip tracks. There is also a physical shift-button that allows Bluetooth connection via the headset or dongle depending on usage preference. The left earcup can be opened and the Bluetooth dongle can be placed inside for storage.
The 28mm speakers on the Jabra Evolve 65 deliver crispy sound and the call clarity on them are awesome. It has a stereo and mono option to switch between devices as per need. However, the Evolve 65 does provide some good gaming experience.
With the H800, the audio clarity in confined spaces like cubicles. However, in loud surroundings, you will have difficulty in hearing and increasing the volume would mean high audio leaks.
However, both pairs are not for the audiophiles as they are used mostly for office-use only.
The battery life on the Jabra Evolve 65 is about 10 hours and real life testing came pretty close to it. Standby period is 15 days and takes about 2 to 3 hours to charge from zero to full.
Battery life is an average 6 hours on the Logitech headset and it does a decent job. However, there is no fast charging option and the standby time goes unmentioned by the brand. Charging from zero to full takes about 2.5 hours and in the long run, if you need to replace the batteries, the Logitech H800 supports replacements. That is why this pair is more preferred in offices for its cost effectiveness.
The Jabra Evolve 65 Stereo can connect via Bluetooth 4.2 or the nano dongle to your PC or gaming devices quite easily. However, the wired USB allows listening to audio if you connect it to our laptop or PC with no noticeable change in quality. It also has a NFC point for instant connectivity.
The Logitech H800 Bluetooth can connect to 7 devices but works only on one device at a time. Since both headsets have Bluetooth and a USB dongle it makes it adaptable for connecting to devices like smart TVs, gaming consoles, PC or other media devices that does not primarily have a Bluetooth connection. Also, there are no audio breaks or lags in both devices when you use them within their prescribed Bluetooth range.
The Jabra 65 earcups sits comfortably right over the ears providing instant passive noise cancellation. However, ambient sound does pour in a bit but the audio quality keeps you distracted from the surroundings, unless it is an explosion of some kind. These pair of headphones are meant for office-use mostly and occasionally gaming and movie experiences. Therefore, you will be using them in the confines of a noise-controlled environment most of the time.
On the other hand, the Logitech H800 is not designed for any kind of noise cancellation and audio will leak out extensively even on calls. However, it has noise canceling microphone for better audio clarity.
Pros and Cons
Jabra Evolve 65 Stereo
|Clear treble and powerful bass for music||Playback between paired computers/phones is complicated.|
|Very comfortable for long time use||Tucking the boom mic into the magnetic slot is tricky and is a hit or miss most of the times|
|Excellent mic clarity||Very Expensive|
|Microsoft Teams apps and dedicated controls connect easily. It also connects to a smart TV via the Bluetooth dongle.|
|Extremely long life||Average sound quality|
|Noise cancelling mic||Outdated design|
|Uses impact-proof plastic for sturdiness||Average battery life|
|Connects to 7 devices via Bluetooth|
To compare the Jabra Evolve 65 stereo and Logitech H800 wireless headset is really unfair. There is a vast difference between their prices, making them belong to different categories. Next, people are most likely to select the Jabra based on the aesthetics and built quality, given a chance. However, the price point does not justify all what Jabra has.
On the other hand, the Logitech H800 is brutally simple, to the point and lasts for nearly 7+ years. There are many users that rely on the previous models even today making it a legend of the past. However, Logitech seems lazy and still follows the same aesthetics that was 7 years ago.
Comparing these two left me completely undecided but here is the summary –
- Good music experience (compared to H800), premium look and feel – Jabra Evolve 65 stereo
- Essential uses for office purposes, good mic and long (I mean really long) life – Logitech H800. The long life with good operating use is the only place where Logitech wins with this headset.
Last update on 2020-09-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API