Jabra Elite 45h Review

Jabra Elite 45h Review

Written by Olivia, In Headset, Published On
October 30, 2023

Fewer on-ear and over-ear Bluetooth headphones are being released, especially at lower prices. The new on-ear Jabra Elite 45h headphones may not have any frills, such as a noise-canceling microphone or an “ambient listening mode,” but they do their intended functions admirably. You get great sound quality from the drivers, a comfortable custom fit, and a sleek, user-friendly design—all for just $99. They use the same software as some of our favorite, more expensive Jabra models, allowing for custom equalization and other handy features. For all these reasons, we think these on-ear headphones are a great buy and an Editors’ choice in the comfort of your home office.

Jabra Elite 45h Specification

Design Supra-aural (on-ear)
Type Wireless
Open and Closed Closed Back
Fit Over the head
Max frequency response 20000 Hz
Microphone YES
Charging Type USB Type-C
Bluetooth version 5.0
Dimension 186 x 157 x 60.5 mm
Contents Headphone, USB Type-c, User Manual, Warranty Card


  1. Sound that packs a punch and is heavy on the bass
  2. A practical app with EQ controls
  3. Relaxed in-ear design
  4. Compatible with the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa
  5. High-quality sound pickup


  1. Because the volume and track controls are combined, it is simple to skip a song inadvertently.


Jabra Elite 45h Review

The Jabra Elite, 45h headphones, seem like any other high-end pair of cans because they are on-ear. Most components are plastic, yet the quality leaves no impression of cheapness. However, the outer ear cups tend to get scratched easily. The ear cups, headbands, and buttons are all metal, while the headband and ear cup exteriors are made from high-quality plastic. The headband’s inside, and the ear cups (made of perforated PU leather) have soft cushions for added comfort. The ear cups are comfortable, and I experienced no pain or fatigue even after listening to music, making phone conversations, etc., for extended periods. However, the Elite 45h doesn’t easily come off your ears once you’ve spent the time adjusting the headband to your liking.


The Jabra Elite 45h is extremely simple to pair, thanks to its usage of Bluetooth 5.0 and its compatibility with a wide variety of Bluetooth profiles, such as HSP v1.2, HFP v1.7, A2DP v1.3, AVRCP v1.6, PBAP v1.1, and SPP v1.2. Up to eight devices can be paired simultaneously, and several connections can be made simultaneously. This means the Jabra Elite 45h may be connected to two devices at once, and by pressing the multifunction button, you can easily switch between them.

High-Quality Sound

Jabra Elite 45h Review

The Jabra Elite 45h’s 40mm speakers has some sound leakage from the sides because the earcups don’t cover the complete ear. As heard in Ommane Penne (Tamil), vocals are crystal clear and rich in tone. The crispness of the sound and the distinctness of the instruments made listening to songs like “Play Date” a pleasure. Do I want a Know by Arctic Monkeys is a good example of a song with crystal clear vocals, even at the last, instrumentally-heavy section. This is not a headset for those who prioritize low frequencies. The Elite 45h has bass, although it is not strong or thumping. You probably shouldn’t use these headphones if you’re into bassy music, like electronic dance. In my experience, the Elite 45h excels in the midrange and highs, where my musical tastes lie. It may not have a perfectly even tonal signature, but it comes close.


Jabra Elite 45h Review

The Jabra Elite 45h’s standout feature is its long battery life, allowing up to 50 hours of playback or conversation time on a single charge. The Elite 45h may be put into Sleep mode to conserve power while not in use, and the timeout can be modified to suit individual needs. Additionally, rapid charging is supported, and a full charge with a 500mA USB wall charger takes only 1 hour and 30 minutes. After only 15 minutes of charging, Jabra claims the Elite 45h will last up to 10 hours.


The Jabra Elite 45h is a high-quality on-ear headset that doesn’t skimp on battery life and costs less than Rs. 10,000. Its main selling points are its superior sound quality, long battery life, and feature-packed companion app. However, I did not appreciate how Jabra merged the volume and track-switching controls into a single button. If you prefer more bass-heavy music like EDM, you may want to look elsewhere for headphones. In my experience, the Elite 45h excels in the midrange and highs, where my musical tastes lie. It may not have a perfectly even tonal signature, but it comes close.


Do Jabra Elite 45h nano-coatings resist water?

The Jabra Elite 45h lacks nano-coating for water resistance. Jabra’s Elite 85h headphones include the functionality. However, the Elite 45h has a two-year water and dust guarantee.

Should I buy Beats Solo3 Wireless or Jabra Elite 45h?

The Solo3 Wireless’ on-ear fit is stylish yet uncomfortable.

Since they feature Apple’s W1 processor (earlier version of the H1 chip), the Beats Solo3 Wireless are great for iPhone owners since they pair instantly, have more onboard controls, and consume less power than Android phones. The Solo3 has a close battery life to the Jabra Elite 45h.

What should replace the Jabra Elite 45h?

For those who wish to go less than the Elite 45h, we offer the JBL Tune 510BT ($27.99 at Walmart). On-ear headphones with multipoint and an excellent mic cost. The JBL Live 660NC ($149 at Amazon) is also noteworthy. This pair of over-ear headphones has ANC and an easy-to-use smartphone app. JBL, like Jabra, has iOS and Android apps. The microphone isn’t as excellent, but the battery life is close at 47 hours, eight minutes.

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