With Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2019, Jabra is finding its place in the market for premium wireless noise-canceling headphones. The new Jabra Elite 85h is aimed to be the best noise-canceling headphones, described as better than the popular Sony WH-1000XM3 and Bose QuietComfort 35 II.
The sound quality and noise cancellation features are the product of a partnership between Jabra and Audeering, providing the new Jabra headphones with the best listening experience. These wireless headphones feature 8 microphones in total, half of which are intended for calls, and two each for active noise cancellation and SmartSound, adaptive noise canceling technology by Jabra that adjusts the sound based on the environment.
Furthermore, Elite 85h headphones provide hands-free control over the voice assistant, being compatible with both Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa. This means that there is no need for a button to activate either of the two voice assistants, but rather a suitable activation command said out loud.
The battery life of the Elite 85h wireless headphones is up to 32 hours of playback time. Headphones also have IP52 dust and rain resistance meaning they can be worn outside even during bad weather. More controls over the active noise cancellation come through the compatible Jabra Sound+ app where the SmartSound feature can be adjusted and settings can be customized.
The new Jabra Elite 85h will be priced $300 and are expected to be shipped in April this year, but will be presented for the first time at CES 2019 this week. There will be three color options offered: Titanium Black, Gold Beige and Navy Blue.