Jabra Elite 85h Review and Specs

Jabra Elite 85h are versatile over ear headphones of an American brand. They have closed back cups and support wireless and wired connection. Being represented with these and more functions they are a decent choice for many users. I have a chance to test them on my own and hope it will help you to figure out your right choice.

Jabra Elite 85h review

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Features

Jabra Elite 85h specs represent a pretty well range of frequency response of 10Hz-20KHz. The battery life impresses with 36 hours of life with and 41 without ANC switched on. There is a speed charge option, but no battery free listening mode.

Jabra Elite 85h review

Sound

I like the brightness of highs and bass strength together with an excellent mid-range reproduction.

Noise cancelling

The adjustable active noise cancelling is a great plus, but it is not as good as with many other wireless headphones. Also it works for music listening mode only and does not switch for calls. The option also cancels low volume noise only.

Connectivity

The headphones Jabra Elite 85h are used with a wire and wireless with a Bluetooth connection. The detachable audio cable is 120 cm/3.9 ft long. The Bluetooth version is 5.0.

Comfort and design

Jabra Elite 85h is very comfortable and lightweight. It is 295/10.4 oz. The adjustable headband is comfortable and well padded as well as the ear cups with thick cushions. Large ear cups fit comfy on most ears but they are sweaty for activities. They lay flat but steel are cumbersome and do not fold.

There is a nice representation of control options with built-in buttons, app and voice control that allows volume adjusting, answer/end call, pause/play, next/previous track, noise cancelling level, and voice assistant.

Pros and cons

Jabra Elite 85h pros and cons

Pros

  • Good quality of sound at all ranges
  • Very comfortable and light to wear with large ear cups and thick paddings
  • Great battery life for wireless use for many hours and speed charge plus ANC make it good for traveling and commuting

Cons

  • Not the best ANC function that still leaves ambient noise and absolutely does not work for calls
  • Cumbersome large ear cups and closed enclosure is not the choice for sports

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Common features

Product

Jabra Elite 85h

Model

Elite 85h

Brand

Jabra

Reviews

392

General

Wearing style

over ear

Enclosure

closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

40/1.5

Impedance, Ohm

Frequency response, Hz

10Hz-20KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

295/10.4

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

120/3.9

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

Google Assistant, Siri, Amazon Alexa

App control

Control functions

volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind,noise cancelling, voice assistant

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

5.0

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SPP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable

Battery life, hrs

36 (41 without noise cancelling)

Charging time, hrs

Charging port

USB-C

Charging cable

USB-C to USB-A

Speed charge

Battery free listening mode

Battery level indicator

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

HearThrough

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Jabra Elite 85h
Jabra Elite 85h

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