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Jabra Elite 4 Active offers active noise cancellation, IP57 waterproofing for very low price

Jabra Elite 4 Active
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If you're already struggling to maintain your January fitness push, Jabra just gave you a helping hand — in the form of its new Elite 4 Active wireless earbuds. The new buds were just announced at CES 2022

Priced at just $119 in the U.S. and £119 in the U.K. and offering active noise cancellation plus workout-friendly features such as IP57 water resistance, it looks like a great addition to what is already an enviable — if increasingly convoluted — Jabra lineup.

Based on pricing and features, the Elite 4 Active will slot in below the $179 Jabra Elite Active 75t — no.1 in our list of the best wireless earbuds — and the recently released Jabra Elite 7 Active ($179), and well above the far more basic Elite 3 ($79.99). 

A quick glance at the specs shows the Elite 4 Active to have almost everything we'd want in a pair of true wireless earbuds. For starters, Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) is an unusual feature to get at this price, and there's also aptX Bluetooth.

A battery life of up to 7 hours (28 with the charging case) also puts the Elite 4 Active slightly ahead of the 75t, albeit just behind the 8-hour Elite 7 Active, while fast charging will give you an hour's juice in a mere 10 minutes. We're also impressed that it comes with Google Fast Pair for instant connection to Android devices, plus Spotify Tap playback for quick access to your tunes. 

The Jabra Elite 4 Active is available now in three colors — navy, black and light mint — and we'll be reviewing it very soon; stay tuned to see if Jabra has come up with another winner. Check out our CES 2022 live blog for all the biggest product announcements from the show. 

As U.K. Editor in Chief on Tom’s Guide, Marc is responsible for the site’s U.K.-focused output as well as overseeing all gaming, streaming, audio, TV, entertainment, how-to and cameras coverage. He previously edited the tech website Stuff and has tested and written about phones, tablets, wearables, streaming boxes, smart home devices, Bluetooth speakers, games and much more. He also spent years on a music magazine, where his duties mainly involved spoiling other people’s fun, and on a car magazine. An avid photographer, Marc likes nothing better than taking pictures of very small things (bugs, his daughters) or very big things (distant galaxies). When he gets time, he also enjoys gaming (console and mobile), cycling and attempting to watch as much sport as any human can (particularly cricket).