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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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70
Average user Score
 
70
June
07.25.19
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget