Jabra Elite 85h: The New King of Noise Cancelling Headphones

MakeUseOf | 7/10/2019 | James Frew
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Our verdict of the Jabra Elite 85h:

Comfortable, stylish, and well-designed, these headphones certainly look the part. Coupled with smart features, and superior audio, the Jabra Elite 85h are the best headphones money can buy.

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There are a lot of headphones on the market, all claiming to be the best, the most stylish pair around. Many of them are from well-known manufacturers, and a fair few even prioritize fashion over function.

That’s not the case with the Jabra’s Elite 85h. The company is perhaps best known for its range of business-focused audio accessories. If you saw these in a shop, you may be tempted to give them a miss, but that’d be a huge mistake.

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The Jabra Elite 85h are probably the best headphones money can buy. Read on for our full review, and at the end we’ve got a pair to give away to one lucky reader.

You’ll be familiar with the form factor of these over-ear headphones. There are two foam-cushioned earpads connected by an adjustable headband. The adjustable, hardened part of the headband is designed to protrude slightly. This makes the headphones sit better on your head and around the ears, reducing tightness and pain.

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However, this, along with the wide earpads, has the effect of making the headphones appear wider on your head. Comfort is your primary concern, but the slight bulkiness of the headphones takes a bit of getting used to.

Underneath the mesh fabric of the right earpad, there are three buttons arranged vertically. The top button adjusts volume and skips forward, while the bottom one lowers the volume and goes back to the previous track. In the middle is a multifunctional button that can accept/end calls, play or pause audio, and put the headphones into pairing mode.

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The underside of the earpad is where you’ll find the USB-C charging port, 3.5mm...
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