Jabra Evolve 40 Hands On: The premium economy headset

Here today is the quick hands-on on the Jabra Evolve 40 headset. You get to see what the package comes with and how it performs.

 

Looks

The Jabra Evolve 40 looks like any regular headset; you have the earphones and the microphone.

Jabra Evolve 40.

Here’s what you get in the packaging. On the top is the headset, and at the bottom is the usb controller.

The headset and usb controller.

 

Hands On

Your work may need you to do voice calls, and that requires a headset. And sometimes, all you want is a headset that has good audio. No switching between different headphones, just a reliable headset with good audio. And that’s what the Jabra Evolve 40 is. After putting it on for about an hour, I was impressed by what I heard.

For first impressions, I would put the audio quality of the Jabra Evolve 40 slightly below Sony’s mid range earphones (which is a huge compliment). An interesting feature is the passive noise canceling that Jabra has included. Although not as good as active noise canceling, it managed to cancel out some noise.

Another area are the ear-pads themselves. The Evolve 40 uses plush ear-pads and they prevent sound from leaking. This is unlike the previous headset(Plantronics) I was using, which had easy-to-fray material.

Plush ear-pads.

The usb controller makes it easy to volume up/down. Pressing the mute button mutes the microphone; useful when you aren’t speaking during a call. The answer/hangup button also does what it does, answer an incoming call and hangs up from a current call.

Usb controller.

The headset comes in a pouch for easy storing.

Comes in a pouch for easy storing.

 

Availability

The Evolve 40 can be purchased at Lazada here. You can also check out Amazon or your local electronics retailer.