Jabra has introduced a new version of their true wireless earbuds with the Elite 85t.
The new Elite 85t builds upon the Elite 75t series with a similar design. The new earbuds have Jabra’s Advanced ANC which “delivers a level of noise-cancelling that goes one step further than Jabra’s standard ANC offerings.”
“At Jabra, we engineer products for purpose and today we are proud to show that our commitment to ANC is no exception,” said René Svendsen-Tune, CEO at Jabra. “Users today are looking for great things in small packages, so we are thrilled to be offering our users best-in-class ANC in a very compact and sleek design. We are also excited to take our current users on the ANC journey with us with a free upgrade to their existing Elite 75t products – leading the charge as the first global brand to execute this over-the-air update.”
The Advanced ANC uses 2 mics per earbuds (four total) to help cancel out noise, you can adjust the level of ANC for the earbuds from full ANC to full HearThrough.
The Elite 85t has 12mm speakers that produce big sound and powerful bass while still being comfortable. It also comes with silicone EarGels, a dedicated ANC chip and IPX4 water and dust resistance.
Battery life is around 5.5 hours with ANC on and 25 hours more from the charging case. Without ANC, you’ll get 7 hours of listening time and 31 hours more from the case. The case also has Qi-wireless charging support.
The Jabra Elite 85t goes on sale in November with pre-orders from Jabra, Amazon and Best Buy in October.
They’ll retail for $229 USD and come in a few colours, Titanium/Black, Gold/Beige, Copper/Black, Black and Grey, with the latter 3 options coming in January.
ANC update to Elite 75t series
In addition to the Elite 85t, Jabra is bringing ANC to their Elite 75t series. The update will take advantage of the digital audio processor in the earbuds.
“Our latest consumer research, showed that 71% of consumers are interested in ANC as a feature for their true wireless earbuds,” said James Chapman, vice president and general manager, Voice, Music and Wearables, Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. “We are excited to see Jabra take advantage of our flexible low-power Bluetooth Audio SoC to add this latest must-have feature to the Elite 75t.”
The free ANC upgrade to the Elite 75t series will be coming in October. Jabra will also be selling models of the Elite 75t and Elite Active 75t with ANC next month as well.