August 14, 2022

Jabra maintains both its functional pedigree and penchant for taking a great product and making it better with the next iteration of its Elite earbuds. It’s always an enviable position to be in for any company, but the real winners are those who actually use these earbuds. The Elite 75t have already proven their worth, except they now have something newer to contend with. How much of a difference does a year make? Let’s see.

Jabra Elite 85t vs. Elite 75t: Following a similar path — mostly

Jabra Elite earbuds

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When Jabra developed the Elite 75t, it had reduced them in size by 22% compared to the previous Elite 65t. However, things shifted in the other direction with the Elite 85t, ostensibly to accommodate the extra hardware inside facilitating their new features. The portability is still there, but when size matters, any change could have consequences. Looking at their respective specs, some of that contrast does show off the bat.