Jabra Elite 85t
Can do it all
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. You’re looking at a capable pair of earbuds that can do just about everything.
Jabra Elite 75t
The Elite 75t have a successor, but that doesn’t make these true wireless earbuds any less relevant. They retain the same qualities that put them at the head of the line in front of all others, and Jabra issued a firmware update bringing in active noise cancellation (ANC) to an impressive package that already delivers plenty for the price.
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
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.
|Jabra Elite 85t||Jabra Elite 75t|
|Bud battery life||7 hours||7.5 hours|
|Charging case battery life||24 hours||20.5 hours|
|Wireless charging case||Yes||No|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|Digital assistant support||Google Assistant, Siri||Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri|
|Supported audio codecs||SBC, AAC||SBC, AAC|
|Speaker size||12mm drivers||6mm drivers|
|Active noise cancellation||Yes||Yes (digital only)|