Jabra debuts listening mode quick toggles for the Elite 10 and Elite 8 Active earbuds during CES 2024

The company used CES to tease an upcoming software update, which will also bring improved transparency and wind performance.


Jabra announced on Tuesday during CES 2024 that it will roll out new features and enhancements for its Elite 10 and Elite 8 Active wireless earbuds, which launched in late 2023. The updates, which will roll out in two waves, include improvements to switching listening modes, call clarity and performance in windy conditions (among other tweaks).

The first wave of updates, due this month, will add an on-off toggle to quickly activate or deactivate Jabra’s Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), HearThrough (hearing your environment while listening to music) and Sidetone (the volume at which you hear your voice) features. Jabra’s January update will also let you customize the device name of your earbuds, something the company’s competitors in this space often include from day one. The January updates will add these features to both the Elite 10 and Elite 8 Active.

Product image of the Jabra Elite 8 Active wireless earbuds (black). The left earbud is in the case (also black), and the right earbud floats above it. Plain white background.

Meanwhile, Jabra says its March update wave will optimize call clarity for the Elite 10. The company says its latest ANC noise suppression tech is better at identifying and diminishing background voices when making calls on the earbuds. Finally, the audio company says enhanced wind detection algorithms on the Elite 8 Active will boost HearThrough (Jabra’s equivalent to Transparency mode on Apple’s AirPods) performance in windy conditions. Of course, audio companies often make over-the-top guarantees about call quality and wind detection effectiveness, so we’ll need to test them first-hand before vouching for Jabra’s marketing claims.

The two phases of upgrades will be available as updates to Jabra’s Sound+ app. The Elite 10 and Elite 8 Active are available now for $250 and $200, respectively.

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