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Jabra Elite 85h

Jabra Elite 85h

from  $299+
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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Jabra impressed us last year with a mix of quality and value on the Elite 65t. The Elite 85h is a well-built audio workhorse with amazing battery life and capable ANC, but the overall audio quality isn’t as good as the Sony 1000XM3. And at $300, they’re not undercutting the competition and making a value play. These are every bit a flagship set, right down to the price.

Pros
  • Insane battery life
  • Custom EQ and ANC modes
  • Simple and reliable controls
  • Better design than some of the competition
Cons
  • Cloth surfaces collect dust and debris
  • Solid audio but not outstanding
  • Not as good a value as the Elite 65t was
84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

84
 

User Reviews

70
June
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
85
Average Critic Score
 
80
Digital Trends
The Jabra Elite 85H are fantastic go-anywhere, do-anything headphones.
 
100
ZDNet
The Jabra Elite Active 65t is my ultimate running wireless earbuds and it looks like the Jabra Elite 85h is the new champ for ANC over-the-ear headphones.
 
80
Android Central
A fantastic pair of noise-canceling headphones with a couple of quirks.
 
90
Tom's Guide
The Jabra Elite 85h boasts the features and performance to give Bose and Sony’s noise-cancelling headphones serious competition.
 
90
CNET
The Jabra Elite 85h is a good alternative Bose and Sony noise-canceling models for slightly less money, particularly if you value call quality.
 
80
Gizmodo
Do I find myself gravitating towards the Jabra Elite 85h for my daily listening? I sure do.
 
80
Expert Reviews
The Elite 85H represent a commendable attempt to dethrone Bose and Sony. The Danish company has come out with a stylish contender that’s packed with features and offers excellent call and recording quality.
 
80
PC Mag
The Jabra Elite 85h headphones deliver solid wireless audio performance and active noise cancellation for the price.
 
80
TechRadar
The Jabra Elite 85h offer incredible battery life and terrific noise cancelling in a very stylish package. Purists may be put off by the lack of high-end audio codecs like AAC, aptX or LDAC, but the Elite 85h sound roughly as good as Bose's QuietComfort 35 II – and they're much prettier, too.
 
90
Android Police
I think the best choice in ANC headphones right now are the Jabra Elite 85h, and I'm giving them our Android Police Most Wanted pick.