Jabra elite 85t, a unique pair of true wireless earbuds

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5 Stars

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I was in search of a pair of Bluetooth earbuds which were noise cancelling, and had multi point capabilities. For those of you who aren't geeks like me, multi point is the ability to be simultaneously connected to two Bluetooth devices at a time. For example, my iPhone and my android media player, but that's neither here nor there. Anyway, upon recommendation from an AppleVis member, I decided to buy the jabra elite 85t's. At the time, when I first sought recommendations for such a headset on AppleVis, I didn't care if it was true wireless or behind the neck, all I wanted was a good pair of noise cancelling earbuds that can connect to two devices at once. I got tired of constantly having to pair my Sony wf1000xm3 earbuds back and forth between devices, what a giant pain! These jabra elites are perfect, I've had Them for about a month now, and once I got the proper ear tips on, I absolutely love them. When I first got them, I didn't think I'd like them, the noise cancelling was virtually non existent. As it turned out, the medium ear tips, which came installed on the earbuds were too small for my ears, although they didn't feel too small. Jabra has a reasonably accessible sound plus app for their headsets, and one of the features is you can test the fit of your earbuds. So once I learned the medium ear tips weren't a good fit, I tried the small ones thinking I have small ears. That wasn't right either, so I put the largest ones on, and voila, they were perfect, noise cancelling was great.
I've been using these a lot over the past few weeks, they're quite comfy, even when walking on the treadmill, they don't fall out like some earbuds tend to. And another plus, on each earbud, there's a button, not a touch control, but an actual button, would you believe that? It makes it easier to control playback. You can use them in mono mode, but only the right earbud, which is kind of a shame, but not worth knocking them down a star. I use mono mode a lot, if I'm reading a book during a meal or doing something that requires my attention to be focused on multiple points of interest at once. They come with a charging case, and they charge via USB c. Overall, this this is a great pair of earbuds, albeit on the pricey side, coming in at $229.99, but if you're picky like me, and multi point and noise cancellation are a must, you'll wind up paying the price.

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iPhone

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Submitted by Moopie Curran on Sunday, July 11, 2021

These earbuds have a feature called hear through, which when you activate it, it allows you to hear your surroundings. I need to remember this feature, I've almost dropped my left earbud several times when someone was talking to me because I take it out to hear the person. But all you have to do to activate the hear through feature is press once on the left earbud, it will say off, meaning noise cancellation is off, press it again, and it will say hear through, then sounds seem to be amplified actually, it's hard to explain. Hope this helps

Submitted by Jessica Karim on Sunday, July 11, 2021

Thank you so much for this review. I literally just purchased a pair yesterday. I'm so glad that you can have them connect to 2 devices at once, since I'd ideally like to use them with both my iPhone and peloton bike. Just one question. Was there a noticable lag when using them with voiceover? I currently have the airpods pro and notice no lag, so just wanted to see if these would be different. Thanks!!!

I know, I got them a few hours ago and love them. It's so great to be able to adjust both the here through and anc levels, and I really like the voice feedback.