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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

Product Details

Date First Available:
June 24, 2019

Overall Rating

85.3%
The overall rating was calculated based on 7634 customer and expert reviews from 58 review sites and 9 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Headphones:
  • 89.3%
    Comfort
  • 89.7%
    Controls
  • 88.7%
    Build Quality
  • 84.4%
    Phone Calls
  • 89.7%
    Noise Cancellation
  • 90.4%
    Battery Life
  • 84.4%
    Design
  • 86.9%
    Sound Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
14
Good
40
Fair
0
Poor
1
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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    BESTBUY.COM
    815 reviews
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    AMAZON.COM
    8,318 reviews
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  • Jabra - Elite 85h Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Titanium Black

    BESTBUY.COM
    815 reviews
    $173.99
  • Elite 85h Wireless Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Headphones - Black

    CURRYS.CO.UK
    336,161 reviews
    £159.0
  • Jabra Elite 85h

    WALMART.COM
    1,615 reviews
    $219.99
  • Jabra Elite 85h

    WALMART.COM
    1,615 reviews
    $249.99
  • Jabra Elite 85h Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Black

    ARGOS.CO.UK
    55 reviews
    £219.99
  • Jabra Elite 85h Over-Ear Wireless Headphones - Black

    ARGOS.CO.UK
    55 reviews
    £219.99
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Expert Reviews

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.

Read more on soundguys.com

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

Read more on theverge.com

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.

Read more on cnet.com

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?

Read more on tomsguide.com

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.

Read more on techradar.com

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.

Read more on rtings.com

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.

Read more on pcmag.com

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.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

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

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

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.

Read more on zdnet.com

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

Comfortable, stylish, and well-designed, these headphones certainly look the part. Coupled with smart features, and superior audio, the Jabra Elite 85h are the best headphones money can buy.

Read more on makeuseof.com

The Jabra Elite 85h lives up to their premium price tag. While they do lag slightly behind the field-leading models in terms of sound quality and noise cancellation, they also cost less than those models, making these headphones a fair value. Plus, they are available in more eye-catching colors than many other premium models and offer a unique woven fabric aesthetic, making them a good choice for those that want their headphones to make a fashion statement on top of providing some sweet serenades. These headphones also provide more advanced features than many competitors, including an automatic pause/play function when you take the headphones off and put them back on, and the ability to automatically ramp the noise-canceling levels up and down as the ambient noise around you changes. Overall, these headphones will please those shopping for a premium pair even though they fail to earn a "best of the best" moniker.

Read more on techgearlab.com

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

Read more on theverge.com

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

Jabra shocked the world (OK, maybe just me) in 2018 when it unveiled the Elite 65t true-wireless earbuds.

Read more on engadget.com

Pros

  • Insane battery life
  • Better design than some of the competition
  • Simple and reliable controls
  • Custom EQ and ANC modes

Cons

  • Solid audio but not outstanding
  • Cloth surfaces collect dust and debris
  • Not as good a value as the Elite 65t was

Jabra is becoming increasingly relevant in the headphone space, and the Elite 85h prove the company is here to stay.

Read more on androidcentral.com

Pros

  • Amazing battery life, fast USB C charging
  • Nice amenities like water resistance, physical controls, auto pause
  • Very good noise cancelation and sound quality

Cons

  • Only available at Best Buy
  • Heavy
  • SmartSound is a bit buggy

We tested the Jabra Elite 85H extensively, and were blown away by the quality of the sound and clever features. These wireless headphones are a joy to use.

Read more on lifewire.com

Pros

  • Clever ease of use features
  • Useful hear through feature
  • Impressive noise cancelling
  • Great sound quality
  • Extraordinary battery life
  • Comfortable fit for smaller heads

Cons

  • Somewhat expensive
  • May not be comfortable for very large heads
  • Exterior picks up dirt and is hard to clean
  • Limited availability

There’s a skeleton of a brilliant product here, I just wish Jabra took a little more time to flesh it out rather than settle for good.

Read more on pcworld.idg.com.au

Pros

  • Cozy feel factor
  • Solid ANC
  • SmartSound is a cool idea

Cons

  • SmartSound feels like it doesn't live up to potential
  • Price
  • Durability of the fabric feels like an unknown

Jabra’s over-ear Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones, the Elite 85h, are on sale from both Best Buy and Amazon. This knocks $100 off the original price and brings them down to an easy to recommend $150.

Read more on reviewgeek.com

Jabra Elite 85h review: The Jabra Elite 85h is a good option for those who like to listen to their music for long hours or just use the headphones to concentrate better at work.

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From airports to subways, the Jabra Elite 85h noise cancelling wireless headphones can make all the difference to your music listening experience.

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Jabra is coming after the big boys with their noise cancelling Elite 85H.

Read more on geekculture.co

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