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Jabra Elite 85h

"The Jabra Elite 85h undercuts the competition with its noise cancelling performance. If you want premium headphones with great battery life and a water-resistant nano-coating, the Elite 85h is your best bet."
As posted by soundguys.com
Pros
  • Good noise cancelling
  • Water-resistant nano-coating
  • Auto ear detection
  • 30-hour battery life with noise canceling on
  • Strong build quality
  • Clear, focused sound
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • no aptX support
  • Bass distorts in listening modes
  • No power button

Overall Rating

84.0%
The overall rating was calculated based on 3841 customer and expert reviews from 32 review sites and 22 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Headphones:
  • 89.8%
    Comfort
  • 87.2%
    Controls
  • 88.4%
    Build Quality
  • 82.3%
    Phone Calls
  • 84.7%
    Noise Cancellation
  • 88.9%
    Battery Life
  • 79.2%
    Design
  • 86.9%
    Sound Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
9
Good
22
Fair
0
Poor
1
Bad
0

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What experts are saying

The Jabra Elite 85h undercuts the competition with its sub-$250 price and similar noise cancelling performance. If you want premium headphones with great battery life and a water-resistant nano-coating, the Elite 85h is your best bet.

Pros
  • Good noise cancelling
  • Water-resistant nano-coating
  • Auto ear detection
  • Bluetooth 5.0, multipoint
  • AAC support
  • Quick charging
Cons
  • no aptX support

Jabra’s head is in the right place, but a few flaws keep it from greatness

Pros
  • 30-hour battery life with noise canceling on
  • Noise canceling is effective
  • Automatically pause when you take them off
Cons
  • Sound quality lags the Sony 1000X M3
  • SmartSound feature suffers too many false positives in noisy city
  • The large ear cups look bulky

The company's first noise-canceling headphone gives the Sony WH-1000XM3 and Bose QuietComfort 35 a run for the money.

The Jabra Elite 85h boasts the features and performance to give Bose and Sony’s noise-cancelling headphones serious competition. But is it a category leader?

Pros
  • Best battery life of any noise-cancelling headphone
  • Great sound reproduction
  • Intuitive controls and listening modes
  • Digital assistant support for Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa
  • Companion app with personalized sound options
  • Strong build quality
Cons
  • Bass distorts in listening modes
  • Bulky and heavy

Jabra enters the premium wireless ANC headphones market with an exceptional pair of comfortable, long-lasting, AI-enhanced cans.

Pros
  • Class-leading battery life
  • Excellent ANC performance
  • Stylish and comfortable
Cons
  • Lacks support for high-end codecs
  • Bass could be punchier

Decent for mixed usage. The Elite 85h have a very versatile sound that is suitable for many music genres. They are comfortable and their ANC feature is decent, without being outstanding like other similar high-end headphones. They are still pretty good for commuting and will be a great option for the office. However, their bulky over-ear design isn’t designed for sports and since they are Bluetooth headphones, their latency might be too high for watching TV and gaming. Thankfully, they come with an audio cable that you can use to eliminate these issues.

Pros
  • Great audio reproduction.
  • Very comfortable fit.
  • Great battery life.
  • Exceptional wireless range.
Cons
  • ANC isn't on par with other similar high-end headphones.
  • Sound delivery inconsistencies, especially in the treble range.

The Jabra Elite 85h headphones deliver solid wireless audio performance and active noise cancellation for the price.

Pros
  • Powerful audio performance with deep bass and bright highs.
  • Exceptionally comfortable.
  • Excellent app features adjustable EQ and ANC settings.
Cons
  • Expensive.
  • ANC can alter sound signature slightly.
  • Weak Alexa integration.
  • On-ear controls could be better implemented.

Jabra’s wireless noise-canceling headphones offer massive battery life, advanced controls, and great sound at $50 less than top options from Sony and Bose. Do they have what it takes to compete with the best on the market? We put the latest from Jabra through a battery of tests and walked away impressed.

Pros
  • Class-leading battery life
  • Feature-packed app
  • Clear, focused sound
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • No power button
  • No aptX or LDAC

Jabra Elite 85H: Jabra’s new ANC headphones take aim at Sony and Bose

Pros
  • Excellent battery life
  • Convenient auto-pause technology
  • Stylish
Cons
  • Performance doesn’t match the Sony WH-1000XM3
  • Not as comfortable as the Bose QC35
  • Expensive

Wireless headphones with active noise cancellation are a popular accessory for workers and business travelers. Bose and Sony are the leaders in this area, but Jabra just launched its latest offering that offers more for less.

Pros
  • Soft comfortable ear cups
  • Eight microphones for an optimal experience
  • SmartSound technology for automatic profile switching
  • Standard USB-C port for charging
  • Rain resistant nano-coating
  • 36 hour rated battery life
  • $50 less than similar competitors
Cons
  • Bit heavier than competitors

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