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Jabra Elite 85t

"Though it lacks a wow factor, the Elite 85t delivers richer sound with effective noise cancellation, improved voice calling and a wireless charging case."
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Pros
  • IPX4 water-resistance
  • Adjustable active noise cancellation
  • Great audio with impressive bass
  • Comfortable, airy fit
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Only the right earbud can be used independently
  • Okay microphone recording quality.

Overall Rating

87.8%
The overall rating was calculated based on 4130 customer and expert reviews from 27 review sites and 18 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Headphones:
  • 92.6%
    Comfort
  • 95.1%
    Controls
  • 98.8%
    Build Quality
  • 87.3%
    Phone Calls
  • 90.6%
    Noise Cancellation
  • 89.6%
    Battery Life
  • 93.0%
    Design
  • 90.2%
    Sound Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

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What experts are saying

Though it lacks a wow factor, the Elite 85t delivers richer sound with effective noise cancellation, improved voice calling and a wireless charging case.

Pros
  • Excellent sound (more open-sounding and more bass than Elite 75t)
  • Effective noise cancellation on par with AirPods Pro
  • Good voice-calling with sidetone feature
  • Multipoint Bluetooth pairing
  • Wireless and USB-C charging
  • IPX4 water-resistance
Cons
  • May not fit some ears as well as Elite 75t
  • New oval-shaped ear tips aren't necessarily as comfortable as advertised
  • Background noise reduction during calls could be better

A good, all-round set of noise-cancelling earbuds that, unfortunately, don’t fit quite as well as their predecessors.

Pros
  • Adjustable active noise cancellation
  • Elegant design
  • Great audio with impressive bass
Cons
  • Much bulkier than the 75t
  • Fit isn’t perfect
  • Rather pricey

Unlike AirPods Pro or Bose’s QuietComfort Earbuds, these noise-canceling buds can pair with two devices at once

Pros
  • Good noise cancellation
  • Excellent on-earbud controls
  • Comfortable, airy fit
  • Bluetooth multipoint
Cons
  • Less bass than Elite 75t
  • IPX4 water / sweat resistance is a downgrade
  • Only the right earbud can be used independently
  • New eartips aren't quite as snug

The Jabra Elite 85t are an attempt to re-invent the firm's flagship earbuds, but some things are better left un-changed.

Pros
  • Long battery life
  • Wireless charging
  • Clear microphone
Cons
  • Poor noise seal limits ANC
  • Loose fit
  • Unreliable hear-through mode

The Jabra Elite 85t — just like the Jabra Elite 75t and Jabra Elite 65t before them — are excellent earphones. Now with active noise-canceling, Jabra's flagship true wireless earphones make a compelling case for your upgrade.

Pros
  • Adjustable noise cancelling and HearThru
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • USB-C, wireless, and fast charging
  • Bluetooth multipoint
  • IPX4 water-resistance
  • Useful mobile app
  • Ergonomic ear tips
Cons
  • Cost
  • SBC/AAC only, no aptX
  • Connection issues possible

The true wireless Jabra Elite 85t earphones deliver top-shelf noise cancellation and excellent audio performance, both of which you can tune to your taste.

Pros
  • Powerful audio performance with boosted bass and sculpted highs
  • Top-notch noise cancellation
  • Adjustable EQ and on-ear controls
  • Water-resistant design
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Default sound signature isn't for those seeking accuracy

The Jabra Elite 85t Truly Wireless are semi-open headphones with a comfortable, stable in-ear fit. Their default sound profile is quite neutral with a veiled tre...

Pros
  • Graphic EQ + presets.
  • ANC feature.
Cons
  • Okay microphone recording quality.
  • 6.5-hour continuous battery life.

The Jabra Elite 85t wireless earbuds offer very good sound and adjustable ANC, but fall just short of joining the best performing earbuds

Pros
  • Good, clean sound
  • Excellent fit
  • Effective noise cancellation
Cons
  • Better-sounding options available
  • ANC not as thorough as rivals
  • Reduced IP rating

Equipped with powerful specs and impressive ANC, the Jabra Elite 85t is a stellar-sounding sequel in Jabra’s critically beloved series.

Pros
  • Bold, dynamic sound
  • Strong active noise cancellation
  • Deluxe design
  • Lots of personalization features via companion app
  • Robust spec sheet
Cons
  • Some bugs in the system
  • Battery life could be better

The Jabra Elite 85t earbuds are the next evolution in Jabra's earbud lineup with powerful active noise-cancellation capability with a focus on high-quality calling. They aren't optimized for workouts and are best for commuters, travelers, and remote workers who find over or on the ear headphones uncomfortable.

Pros
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Simple, large buttons for control
  • Advanced smartphone application
  • HearThrough mode for safety
  • Six mics for good quality calling
  • Wireless charging case
Cons
  • Only the right earbud can be used individually
  • Too large for secure workout use

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