Headphones have done a good job of adapting with technology and today, despite the countless strides taken in terms of technology, we still find headphones to be a critical part of our daily use gadget collection. The forced trend today is wireless as 3.5mm jack disappears from smartphones, and Jabra is right up there with the best of the best. The Elite 85h is Jabra’s offering to the high-end market, and although the specs look good on paper, in this review, we will take a look at how good the headphones really perform against the best of the competition.
Starting off, the Jabra Elite 85h area a pair of noise-canceling, wireless, over the ear headphones, which boast of incredible battery life and some AI features that can be tweaked via their Sound+ app. What’s interesting is that Jabra has priced the Elite 85h ~ 1099 AED, which puts it right in the mix with the likes of Sony’s WH–1000XM3 and Bose’s QuietComfort 35 II, which are by far, the two best headphones in the Wireless ANC Category. So, Jabra, on the surface, has it all – Brilliant design, Wireless, Noise-Cancellation, class-leading battery life and terrific call quality. But does it rise above the rest? Let us find out –
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Jabra’s design language has been one of the finer examples in the market and the Elite 85h is no exception. With a faux leather case and a soft fabric interior, Jabra has got it to spot on in terms of design and I must say, the in-hand feel is absolutely premium. Inside this luxurious packaging, we find the neatly placed 3.5mm Aux Cable, an Airplane Adapter, and a USB Type C charging cable. We also get a few color options in the form of Titanium Black, Gold Beige and Navy, which take this premium tag even further.
The Elite 85h is made almost entirely out of plastic, but thankfully, the quality is top-notch and you don’t get the annoying reliability issues that you would get in the more affordable over the ear headphones.