Tom's Guide Verdict
Equipped with powerful specs and impressive ANC, the Jabra Elite 85t is a stellar-sounding sequel in Jabra’s critically beloved series.
Bold, dynamic sound
Strong active noise cancellation
Lots of personalization features via companion app
Robust spec sheet
Some bugs in the control system
Battery life could be better
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Jabra Elite 85t specs
Colors: Black, Grey, Copper/Black, Gold/Beige, Titanium Black
Battery life (rated): 5.5 hours (ANC on), 7.5 hours (ANC off), 24 hours (with charging case and ANC on), 28 hours (with charging case and ANC off)
Size: 0.9 x 0.8 x 0.6 inches (per bud); 2.6 x 1.6 x 1.1 inches (charging case)
Weight: 0.3 ounces (per bud); 1.6 ounces (charging case)
Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0 (codecs: SBC and AAC)
Processor: Qualcomm QCC5126
The Jabra Elite 85t delivers yet another heavy hitter to the world of true wireless earbuds. This latest pair, the replacement for the much-liked Jabra Elite 75t, is hardly short on performance: with upgraded active noise cancellation (ANC), it’s fixing to take on the likes of the AirPods Pro and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds.
This is among the best wireless earbuds you can buy right now, but how did it get there? Bigger sound, enhanced listening modes, more features and monstrous specs are all to thank. It’s even creeping up on its true wireless sibling, the Jabra Elite Active 75t — one of the best in their class.
What can be said is that these are Jabra’s most powerful, feature-laden buds to date, which already says a lot. The $230 price tag may seem a bit steep, especially since Jabra is offering a free over-the-air ANC update for the Elite 75t models, but many will find the Elite 85t to be well worth the investment. Read our full Jabra Elite 85t review to see how these wireless earbuds stack up to the competition.
The Jabra Elite 85t has also won the Best wireless earbuds award in the Tom's Guide Awards 2021 Audio categories! It claims this overall win on top of a Highly Recommended nod for the Best headphones overall award.
Jabra Elite 85t review: Price and availability
The Jabra Elite 85t is available for $230 at major online retailers, including Amazon (opens in new tab) and Best Buy (opens in new tab) or directly from Jabra (opens in new tab), although discounts are regularly available.
Jabra Elite 85t review: Design and comfort
When placed next to any of the last-gen Elite 75t models, the Elite 85t looks nearly identical. The one prominent distinction is the larger frame, which makes the buds stick out more when placed on the ear. At the same time, they are much more discrete than the dangling AirPods or elongated QuietComfort Earbuds. The all-plastic construction also has a substantial feel that gives these buds a well-built, business class presence.
The all-plastic construction has a substantial feel, while the smooth matte finish not only gives the buds a business class appearance, but also complements Jabra’s several colorways. Initially only launching in Titanium/Black, you now have four other color scheme options to choose from: Gold/Beige, Copper/Black, Black, and Grey. These colors fall in line with the Elite 75t lineup, but I prefer the bolder colors that were featured on the Elite Active 75t, such as Navy, Sienna, and Mint.
Jabra fans will also love the new packaging introduced on the Elite 85t. It’s smaller and consolidates everything, from the accessories to the user manual flap, into a more compact setup for convenient unboxings.
The Elite 85t’s charging case is a hybrid of the 75t and 65t cases, but with very few changes. Clearly, the newest version is slightly bigger to accommodate the buds’ thicker form. You’ll see the LED charging indicator has been moved to the front. In addition, the magnets on the inside are stronger to ensure the buds are safely secured. The plastic exterior remains durable to stave off scuffs and scratches, which the AirPods Pro case fails to do. It is portable-friendly too, so you can slide it in denim pockets and not worry about an unflattering bulge, something that can’t be said about the QuietComfort Earbuds’ massive case.
These buds are longer (2mm longer) and heavier (1 gram more) than their predecessor, but these are changes that don’t affect overall comfort. The sound port was redesigned with an oval shape to allow for seamless insertion into the canal, while the gel tips don’t go too deep into the ear and provide decent on-ear stabilization. You’ll be able to sport the buds for about 1.5 hours before fatigue sets in.
Jabra Elite 85t review: Controls and digital assistant
Ever wonder why Jabra hasn’t adopted touch controls? According to the company, some user experience studies showed that people liked the sensation of using buttons versus tap gestures. I’m not one of them, specifically because physical buttons require pressing the buds into the ears which creates discomfort, but I give credit to Jabra for making control management less painful.
The Elite 85t’s control scheme isn’t as encumbering as other models, with responsive buttons that offer great tactility. Hearing the click sound when pressing the left or right button reassures you that intended commands will be executed properly. On-ear detection is available as well, automatically pausing music when removing the buds and resuming play when placed back on the ear. It’s accurate for the most part. Jabra also gives you the freedom to program the buttons any way you want with the MyControls setting (more on that later).
If having virtual assistant support is important, then the Elite 85t won’t disappoint you, as the buds demonstrate excellent speech recognition to register voice commands. Much fun was had using Google Assistant to pull up World Series box scores and voice-to-text friends when playing video games in the office uninterrupted. Siri gave me the same attention on macOS and didn’t skip a beat when pulling up calendar invites. Jabra confirmed that Alexa is coming in a Q1 2021 software upgrade.
Jabra Elite 85t review: Active noise cancellation and HearThrough
Jabra’s last attempt at ANC headphones, the Elite 85h, was surprisingly good and fared well against category kingpins like the Bose QuietComfort 35 II and Sony WF-1000XM3. The same can be said about the Elite 85t’s noise-neutralizing capabilities when pitted against the AirPods Pro and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds.
You can thank Jabra’s robust spec sheet for the stellar results, which includes six microphones, the Qualcomm QCC5126 processor (the same one featured in the Elite 75t), and its own dedicated ANC chip. There are also five levels of noise cancellation that can be adjusted in the Sound+ app, each level increasing by 3 decibels.
Three out of the six mics are employed in ANC mode, with two positioned on the outside and one on the inside to cancel out any unwanted sounds that make their way in. I was shocked by how well the technology blocked out external noises (e.g. Amazon delivery trucks, dog barking, whisking cars) while resting on the front porch during a breezy afternoon. Wind resistance was also strong and didn’t affect ANC performance. Using the buds inside the house was more rewarding, as common distractions such as juice blenders, loud sibling conversations, and a pestering cat went unheard.
HearThrough makes a return and has five adjustable levels that you can select in the app. It’s a slight upgrade over the previous version and makes external sounds clearer and more pronounced, much like the QuietComfort Earbuds’ ambient mode, which blends ANC and ambient listening together. HearThrough doesn’t do this, but that doesn’t make it any less serviceable. Those who want better awareness of their surroundings or want to engage in brief chats without removing the buds will do in care-free fashion.
Jabra Elite 85t review: Audio quality
Audio has never been an issue for Jabra and the Elite 85t is exemplary. The engineers doubled the speaker size (12mm) to pump out even bigger, more detailed sound, which can be personalized in the Jabra Sound+ app, though many find that the default EQ is sufficient for enjoying all popular media formats (e.g. music, videos, podcasts, games) on the go.
Every model in the series features a warm signature, but the Elite 85t falls somewhere in between warm and bright. You’ll be able to hear more high-pitched sounds and subtle nuances in recordings without bass levels being compromised. Songs like M.I.A.’s “Bird Song (Diplo Remix)” let you bask in the buds’ sonic glory, reproducing the kazoo melodies superbly over pounding kick drums. Even the looped piano key taps throughout NaS’ “N.Y. State of Mind” were given prominence and ride smoothly alongside the nasty, head-banging drum break.
The Elite 85t is arguably at its best when playing orchestral records. Personal favorites like Ahmad Jamal’s “The Awakening” encouraged me to go on a Jazz binge during the testing phase. It was a soothing listen, but the extra oomph added to the low end sweetened the deal. The double bass delivered some amazing reverberation, which felt surreal, as if the instrument was being played right next to my ear.
Turning on ANC gives bass an incremental boost that only those with detailed hearing will notice. These buds can get extremely loud, which was a major complaint I had with the Elite 75t, but I recommend bringing the volume down five notches from the max level if you want to feed your ears lively sound and prevent any hearing damage. Oddly, the Elite 85t’s sound was much lower coming from my phone than from my MacBook Pro, though this issue was temporary and gone the following morning.
If you're the type who watches YouTube clips or Netflix shows from your mobile device regularly, then expect even better audio performance. When watching several Joe Biden campaign speeches, I loved how crisp and clear the low-voiced former VP sounded. Audiobooks, podcasts, and IG Live clips were also audibly satisfying.
Jabra Elite 85t review: App and special features
Jabra Sound+ is a companion gem loaded with customizable features that continue to grow via firmware updates. Almost everything that was available on the Elite 75t series has been carried over to the Elite 85t, with the exception of the Active Noise Cancellation slider and toggle. The HearThrough slider also remains intact.
The one feature you’ll play with most is the EQ to create sound profiles by tweaking the bass, midrange or treble. It’s simple to operate and really makes a difference if you prefer one frequency range over another. Jabra also included a few presets – Neutral (aka default), Bass Boost, Energize, Speech, Smooth, and Treble Boost – each one well engineered for specific content. Treble Boost is perfect for smooth hip-hop tracks, while Speech is ideal for podcasts.
MySound and MyControls are the two latest features added to the app. The former analyzes your environment to tailor the EQ to your hearing, while the latter is for customizing the controls. MyControls is the more useful of the two, letting you extend functionality by assigning single, double, and triple-press commands to both buds.
Soundscapes returns and is a feature I recommend integrating into your daily routine. There are 12 modes that produce different noises to help relax you and all of them work well; the Waterfall soundscape does a wonderful job of immersing you in the setting. If only the feature wasn’t so glitchy on the Elite 85t. Sound effects either stop playing or the app would crash a few minutes after enabling the feature.
Hit the Settings icon on the top right to stumble upon the app’s other cool features. Call Experience gives you a Sidetone slider to adjust how loud you want to sound on phone calls, while the Call Equalizer adds more treble or bass to whoever is on the opposite end. There is also a priority toggle that enhances Bluetooth connectivity during calls. You’ll find some other toggle controls, as well as the Find My Jabra function that is clutch for relocating lost buds.
Jabra Elite 85t review: Battery life and charging case
Battery life on the Elite 85t is standard: 5.5 hours with ANC on and 7.5 hours with ANC off.This is higher than the AirPods Pro (4.5 hours), but shorter than the QuietComfort Earbuds and Sony WF-1000XM3, with ANC on (6 hours). At least the Elite 85t gives you the option to power off the feature, but so does the WF-1000XM3, and that model offers 30 mins more playtime.
One positive is that the buds have terrific battery management, so you squeeze every bit of juice from the battery. I used them for 1.5 hours daily over a three-day span before recharging. High volume, heavy streaming, and ANC tend to drain the battery quickly on most wireless earbuds, but the Elite 85t optimizes power incredibly well. Setting up the Sleep Mode in the app preserves battery life as well by automatically turning off the buds when inactive anywhere between 15 minutes to 2 hours (you choose).
You would think with a bigger charging case than the older models that the Elite 85t had more portable power. Well, it does, and it doesn’t. For example, a fully charged case generates 25 hours of music time with ANC on (the Elite 75t offers 28 hours), while having it off gets you 31 hours. Either way, this equates to about 5 or 6 extra charges. There’s also quick charging to net you 1 hour on a 15-minute charge.
Wireless charging was introduced on the Elite 75t and Elite Active 75t, though the company made it available several months after both models launched, and is optional for an extra $30. The Elite 85t comes equipped with it right out of the box.
Jabra Elite 85t review: Call quality and connectivity
The call quality on Jabra’s last two models left much to be desired. As much of an improvement as the Elite 85t is, Apple and Bose’s offerings are superior. What I can say is that the noise neutralization on calls is remarkable. Outside, my wife couldn’t hear the noises around me, which ranged from flapping birds to the buzz saw action taking place next door. Clarity is much better indoors; my clients were satisfied with how loud and clear I sounded on Zoom chats.
Bluetooth 5.0 is steady and reliable on the Elite 85t. The buds automatically show up on the available device list the moment you take them out of the charging case and pair instantly to your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Range is solid for about 35 feet of wireless listening. Multipoint technology is also at your disposal to connect the buds to two different devices simultaneously.
Jabra Elite 85t review: Verdict
The Elite 85t is a great pair of noise-cancelling headphones that deserves recognition in the best-in-class conversation. Jabra’s ANC technology is an effective feedforward/feedback solution that blocks out ambient noise at such a high level. Sound quality is upper echelon, with better-balanced bass that blends nicely with crisp-sounding mids and highs. Even in categories where it falls short like battery life, the Elite 85t helps make up the difference with optimized charging and battery management.
There’s nothing you can do about the bigger design, and the multiple software bugs require fixing, but neither of these are deal-breakers. And if we’re going based on the company’s track record, then Jabra will set out to fix these errors and give us nothing short of excellence when releasing the eventual Elite Active 85t.
Does the Elite 85t beat the AirPods Pro or the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds? Honestly there's no clear winner: the QuietComfort Earbuds delivers the best battery life and ANC, while the AirPods Pro are great all round. But if you want wireless earbuds with great ANC, sound, and functionality in a tiny package, the Elite 85t is one of the best options out there right now.
A lifestyle journalist with an affinity for consumer products, Alex has over a decade of experience and has worked with popular publications such as Complex, Thrillist, Men’s Health, Gear Patrol, AskMen, and Hoop Magazine. He currently focuses on audio, reviewing the most coveted headphones in the market for both Tom’s Guide and Laptop Magazine.
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The Jabra Elite Active 75t is more compact than the Elite 85t, and has better battery life. The Jabra Elite 85t has much more effective noise cancelling than the Jabra Elite 75t because the 85t features a dedicated processor just for noise cancellation.Do Jabra Elite 85t stay in ear? ›
The Jabra Elite 85t are impressive for sports and fitness. These well-built, comfortable in-ears have a portable, lightweight design. They're stable enough to stay in your ears during your workouts. However, they don't have stability fins, so they may not stay put during more intense exercises.Can you wear Jabra Elite 85t in the shower? ›
No, your earbuds are not protected from submersion in water. Furthermore, exposure to salt, chlorine, chemicals, and solvents can damage and deteriorate your earbuds.Does Jabra Elite 85t have voice call quality? ›
As has become standard for Jabra, call quality remains a strength on the 85ts. People said my voice was crisp and came through clear without much background noise. But you can still only use the right earbud by itself since that's the primary bud that relays audio to the left one.Is it worth upgrading from Jabra 75t to 85T? ›
Spend your money wisely! Jabra had a tough act to follow with the excellent Elite 75t, but the Elite 85t take things to another level by adding on previously missing features. They also sport improvements in some key areas that make them easy contenders for the best true wireless earbuds.Can Jabra 85T be used in the gym? ›
The Jabra Elite 85T are IPX4 meaning they are water-resistant allowing you to use these in the gym or when running. The Elite 85T focuses on the audio experience and uses ANC to help offer a fantastic sound that removes any outside noise.Why do my Jabra earbuds keep falling out? ›
The hinges in your jaw that let you chew and talk can sometimes dislodge an earbud, depending on how closely it sits. This is the most common reason, and – thankfully – the easiest to fix. Everyone's ears are different, and a one-size-fits-all earbud may simply not be a good fit for certain people.Do noise cancelling earbuds hurt your ears? ›
While noise-cancelling headphones and earbuds may allow you to listen to music at lower volumes without ambient disturbances, they have no controls to limit noise levels of the music. If the noise level is over 85 dBA, it may be capable of damaging your hearing.How long does Jabra 85t last? ›
The fast charging battery of Jabra Elite 85t gives you up to 5.5 hours of battery life (with ANC on), and up to 25 hours charge with the wireless charging enabled case. Remember to download Jabra Sound+ to get the most out of your product.Can I use Jabra 85t one at a time? ›
Yes, you can use the right earbud alone for mono playback of music or calls. Use your connected mobile device to control the volume and track. You cannot use the left earbud alone because it connects only to the right earbud—not to the mobile device. Only the right earbud connects directly to the mobile device.
Jabra's Elite 85t earbuds were released in November 2020, and cost $229 / £219.99 /AU$349 for the pair. That makes them Jabra's most expensive buds yet.Is Jabra an audiophile? ›
Yes. The sound quality is one of the best we have heard from a truly wireless earphone. Only substantially more expensive earphones like the Sennheiser Momentum 2 wireless and others offer higher levels of fidelity. For the money, the Jabra Elite 75t has excellent sound.Which earbuds are the best for talking? ›
- Apple AirPods Pro 2. Even better Apple noise-canceling wireless earbuds. ...
- Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. Best Samsung wireless earbuds. ...
- Earfun Air S. Best budget noise-canceling earbuds. ...
- Sony WH-1000XM5. Best new noise-canceling headphones. ...
- Google Pixel Buds Pro.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II Truly Wireless are the best earbuds for phone calls that we've tested. Their mic performance may not be the best, but they have a premium design and solid extra features for casual use.Which earbuds are better Jabra or Sony? ›
The Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless and Jabra Elite 4 Active True Wireless have different strengths. The Sony headphones have better build quality, and their ANC feature delivers a much better noise isolation performance. They offer support for a virtual surround sound feature and have NFC pairing.What is better than Jabra Elite 75t? ›
The Jabra Elite 7 Active Truly Wireless are better than the Jabra Elite 75t Truly Wireless. They have significantly better noise isolation performance, mic recording quality, and battery performance. Their default sound profile is also more neutral, which some may prefer.Why is Jabra so good? ›
They tend to be well-built, are compatible with the Jabra Sound+ app, and support multi-device pairing. Their call-oriented headsets tend to have better microphones than other Bluetooth competitors, and some models are even among the best Bluetooth headsets for phone calls we've tested.Are the Jabra 85t waterproof? ›
Your Jabra earbuds have an IPX4 rating which indicates they are resistant to water splashes from any direction.What is the difference between Jabra 75t and 85t Iphone? ›
Jabra 75t and 85t: Differences
Elite Active 75t has a longer battery life: 7.5 hours in the buds and 20 more hours with the case. The 85t has 5.5 hours in the buds and 20 in the case. Elite Active 75t has 4 built in microphones for calls while the 85t has 6 mics with wind protection.
Jabra products are OSHA compliant for workplace safety and ergonomics. We understand that security is an important consideration, and that's why all of our wireless headsets are digitally encrypted.
Insert the earbud into your ear and rotate to fit comfortably. Ensure the microphone is pointing towards your mouth. For the optimal audio experience and fit, we recommend that you try each of the different EarGel sizes. The fit should feel tight and secure in your ear.Why won't my earbuds stay in my ears? ›
“If your ear canal is 'too big,' then there's nothing for the earbuds to sit against, so they'll fall out very easily,” Dr. Voigt. “And if the ear canal is 'too small,' the earbud won't be able to go in deep enough to fit properly, so it can pop out.”What happens if you lose a Jabra earbud? ›
You do not need to purchase a new charging case. You can purchase earbuds and other parts as individual accessories. Go to the Jabra accessories page to find the accessory you need. Was this useful?What are the negative effects of noise cancelling headphones? ›
Some of the most common complaints surrounding noise-canceling headphones involve jaw pain, headaches, dizziness, and ear pressure. The ear pressure, in particular, is likened to the same kind of ear pressure one feels on an ascending airplane.Is noise cancelling better or worse for ears? ›
Overall, noise cancellation in headphones doesn't affect your hearing negatively. You may hear a slight hissing sound when you the ANC is turned on, but that's about it. However, for some people this can be irritating and even result in dizziness.What are the disadvantages of noise cancelling headphones? ›
- They can be expensive. Noise-canceling headphones can be expensive, especially if you buy a quality pair. ...
- They can be difficult to use. ...
- They can be distracting. ...
- They can be dangerous if not used properly. ...
- They can be a distraction in social settings.
Apple AirPods Pro (second-gen)
The second-generation AirPods Pro improve upon Apple's original pair with much better noise cancellation, improved sound quality, and onboard volume controls. The case also now has a speaker that makes your misplaced AirPods easier to find.
Noise cancellation earphones pose no risk to your health and are perfectly safe to use. Unlike mobile phones, they don't emit low-level radiation, so you can use your headphones to block out background noises knowing they pose no risk to your safety or wellbeing.Do Jabra Elite fall out? ›
The Jabra true wireless headphones are supremely comfortable and the Elite 7 Active makes sure they never fall out. It's a small update that takes a good product and makes it great.How many years should earbuds last? ›
With moderate to heavy use, the answer to the question of how long do true wireless earbuds last is, that the lifespan of a wireless earbud is typically between one and two years. You can anticipate your earbuds to remain in good shape for two to three years if you treat them gently.
The battery can be charged and discharged hundreds of times, but will eventually wear out. Unplug the charger from the electrical plug and the product when not in use. Do not leave a fully charged battery connected to a charger, since overcharging may shorten its lifetime.What is better than Jabra 85t? ›
The Jabra Elite 7 Active True Wireless are better than the Jabra Elite 85t Truly Wireless for most purposes. They have much better noise isolation, mic performance, and a longer continuous battery life.Does Jabra 85t have a microphone? ›
Jabra Elite 85t has 6 professional-grade microphones that give you clearer calls wherever you are, thanks also to advanced wind protection algorithms. Remember to download Jabra Sound+ to get the most out of your product.How do you answer a call on Jabra Elite 85t? ›
To answer an incoming call on the Jabra Elite 85t, you can use press the button on the Right Earbud. Outgoing calls can be made from your phone or you can activate your voice assistant by double tapping the Right Earbud.Is Jabra owned by Sony? ›
It is owned by GN Audio, which is part of the Danish company, GN Group.Can I use Jabra 85t with iPhone? ›
They also paired quickly with my iOS and Android devices and held a rock-solid wireless connection. There's an equalizer you can play around with in Jabra's Sound Plus app for iOS and Android that allows you to tweak the sound profile.Can Jabra 85t connect to iPhone? ›
iPhone. Go to Settings and then Bluetooth. In the Bluetooth menu, look for your Jabra device under “OTHER DEVICES” and tap on it to connect.Which is better JBL or Jabra? ›
The Jabra have volume control, are better built and more stable, and they last longer on a single charge. On the other hand, the JBL Tune 120 are slightly more comfortable and have an extra additional charge from the case.Why is Jabra sound so low? ›
The received/transmitted audio may be low because the headset cable is connected to the wrong port on the phone. Connection to the wrong port may cause low audio or even permanent damage to the headset. Make sure the Jabra flat cord with modular connector is inserted into the headset port on the desk phone.What has the highest audio quality? ›
A lossless audio file format is the best format for sound quality. These include FLAC, WAV, or AIFF. These types of files are considered “hi-res” because they are better or equal to CD-quality. The tradeoff is that these files will be very large.
- Boat Rockerz 245 Pro.
- OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z2.
- PTron Tangent Evo.
- Infinity Glide 120.
- JBL Tune 115BT.
- realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo.
- Boult Audio ProBass ZCharge.
- Boult Audio FXCharge.
- Boult Audio.
The Pro additionally offer up to 3.5 hours of talk time with a single charge, while the AirPods 3 offer up to three hours of talk time. In contrast, the AirPods 2 beats both, offering up to five hours of listening time with one charge.Which AirPods are the best under $1,500? ›
- Boat Airdopes 131 Pro.
- Boat Airdopes 181.
- Boult Audio AirBass Z20 TWS.
- Boult Audio AirBass Y1.
- Philips TAT1215BK.
- Boat Airdopes 141.
- Mivi DuoPods A350.
- Mivi DuoPods F40.
High-quality headsets using a noise-canceling microphone will reduce background noise, allowing your caller to hear your voice more clearly. This is very important, because the clearer your voice is, the less information needs to be repeated, and your conversation will be more accurate.Which is better Bluetooth earphones or earbuds? ›
Which Is More Comfortable? TWS earbuds are more ergonomic and feel less intrusive inside your ears. At times, you may even forget that they're there. In comparison, neckbands give the ear a prominent sensation since the cables pull the earpieces as you move your head around.What is the difference between Jabra 65t and 75t and 85t? ›
The Elite 65t didn't get the active noise canceling (ANC) upgrade Jabra released for both the Elite 75t and Elite Active 75t, though it does have the same HearThrough ambient mode. The difference in battery life is more evenly matched when you listen to the Elite 85t with ANC on all the time.Is Jabra Elite Active 75t noise Cancelling good? ›
Noise cancelling is a nice feature to have, but you won't notice much of a difference as you toggle it on or off. Isolation with the Jabra Elite 75t earbuds is fine for a pair of true wireless earbuds. It's obviously not going to block as much outside noise as larger over-ears but it does a decent job by itself.Does Jabra 75t fall out? ›
They're developed with comfort and secure fit in mind, based on scans of literally thousands of ears. Here are just a few of the things that keep the Jabra Elite Active 75t from falling out of your ears: Three different sizes of silicone EarGels. Fully water- and sweat-proof thanks to an IP57-rating.Which is better Jabra or JBL? ›
The Jabra have volume control, are better built and more stable, and they last longer on a single charge. On the other hand, the JBL Tune 120 are slightly more comfortable and have an extra additional charge from the case.
They tend to be well-built, are compatible with the Jabra Sound+ app, and support multi-device pairing. Their call-oriented headsets tend to have better microphones than other Bluetooth competitors, and some models are even among the best Bluetooth headsets for phone calls we've tested.How does Jabra compare to Bose? ›
The Jabra also have a more balanced sound profile and better battery life than the Bose, but they don't isolate noise as well. Both headsets have a unique design, so ultimately the difference lies in personal taste.Which type of Bluetooth earbuds are best? ›
- JBL Live Pro 2 True Wireless Earbuds - Check Amazon Offer. ...
- Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro Earbuds - Check Amazon Offer. ...
- Sony WF-C500 Truly Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds. ...
- OnePlus Nord Buds True Wireless in-ear Earbuds. ...
- Realme Buds Air 3 True Wireless in-Ear Earbuds.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II Truly Wireless are the best noise cancelling earbuds we've tested. These premium buds are the previous generation of the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless and have a top-tier ANC system.What is the difference between Jabra Active and Elite? ›
The Elite Active 75t are the sports-oriented variant of the Elite 75t with a higher IP rating for improved water resistance. The Active 75t also have slightly better microphone performance and a more premium-looking matte finish, but they're otherwise essentially the same earbuds.Can you shower with Jabra earbuds? ›
No, your earbuds are not protected from submersion in water. Furthermore, exposure to salt, chlorine, chemicals, and solvents can damage and deteriorate your earbuds. Was this useful?