Over the last few months I have been using the Elite 65t and the 85h from Jabra which today are one of the best headphones out there of what I have tested to date, I have yet to try the Sony, insert long name here headphones which are said to be one of the best in class with ANC but for now so far the 85h have been for me. When it comes to true wireless Jabra have always been in a league of their own and this time is no different and if you are a bass lover these are what you want.
I have tested some 40 pairs of true wireless this year and more to come and gave these a good run in before I shared my thoughts as I normally do rather than rush out a review a day later or so as these need breaking in and I could see the difference over the hours put in. To put it short if you want true wireless with bass these are all you need, end of story..
The profile has got much smaller too from the 65t which is great and its amazing how they have changed and what they have packed in to the smaller package. Also to mention is their app which is still one of the best in the business from what I have tested so far this year and the app makes a world of difference and we go through everything in the video below.
The controls again are sweet, easy to use and tactile with a simple touch to change everything and works flawlessly every time plus you have got volume control built in too which is often omitted even from more expensive earbuds. The earbuds will not budge for those who are active an want to wear jogging or to the gym and they have got an IP55 rating with a limited two year warranty so these also important factors to consider.
When it comes to calls they shine and this is always expected from Jabra and they have 4 built in mics and wind protection which will work well especially if you are living in Dublin down in the docklands area where the wind tends to channel through. You can use the right side with the left earbud in the box but not the left so they cant be used individually and it is not a huge issue for me.
Music is where they shine the most for me, With the bass turned up you are in for a treat this time around and trust me on that one you do of course have the app to play around with to personalise things even more but when the bass drops..wow.. This does not impede any other music elements either they have great separation, great on highs,lows and mids great with instruments and direction and voice so for listening to You Tube or Netflix for example they will be above par for everyone and also no lag latency either..
Bluetooth range is listed as 10 metres however I got more this might be a factor for some to consider but not a huge deal,we are never too far from our phone and I test mine on a Google Pixel 4 for reference.
I would have liked to seen wireless charging present here and it is probably the only thing I can say bad about them and perhaps another colour or two but this could change going forward like they did with the 65t apart from that if you want a pair of true wireless with super sound,call quality and bass,look no further on the price you pay for these. .
- New compact earbud shape tested for comfort and secure fit
- More than 7.5 hours battery life, up to 28 hours with the charging case
- 4-microphone technology for crystal clear calls even in noisy and windy environments
- Fast charging with USB-C
- Reliable true wireless connectivity with no audio dropouts
- Music your way with the customizable equalizer, available in the Jabra Sound+ app
- IP55-rated durability and 2-year warranty against dust and water*
- One-touch access to Amazon Alexa**, Siri® and Google Assistant™
- Compatible with all Bluetooth audio enabled phones and tablets
- The Jabra Sound+ companion app is compatible with iOS and Android devices