Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Jabra Elite 85tSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)||Jabra Elite 85t|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||12mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||20hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✗||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✗||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✓|
|has find earbuds feature||✓||✓|
|supports fast charging||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✓||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|has voice prompts||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
IP ratings refer to the level of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Jabra Elite 85t's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Jabra Elite 85t, Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
Jabra Elite 85t have a weight of 14g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen), at 8.56g weigh less than the Jabra Elite 85t by -5.44g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Jabra Elite 85t are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Jabra Elite 85t are resistant to sweat
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Jabra Elite 85t have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) also have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
Jabra Elite 85t have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) too have Active Noise Cancellation making both earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that suites your relaxation time.
Jabra Elite 85t sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both Apple AirPods (3rd Gen), and Jabra Elite 85t have passive noise reduction this means that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Jabra Elite 85t have a unit size of 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size dictates the sound produced by the device.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) driver unit is 11mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 1mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The Jabra Elite 85t's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this means that Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) make sound with a juicier bass than the Jabra Elite 85t
Jabra Elite 85t's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have neodymium magnets, if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
Jabra Elite 85t's battery life is 5.5 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s battery life is more than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 0.5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Jabra Elite 85t's case has a full charge of 20 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 10 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Jabra Elite 85t's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 0.7 hours
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen)'s battery power is 20mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Jabra Elite 85t, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
The Jabra Elite 85t have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Jabra Elite 85t use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The Jabra Elite 85t have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 85t . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Jabra Elite 85t have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 85t
Jabra Elite 85t support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Jabra Elite 85t will work fine with your iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a latency of 144ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
The Jabra Elite 85t have 6 microphones.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) microphones are 6, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 85t . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
Jabra Elite 85t use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
Jabra Elite 85t support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
Jabra Elite 85t have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Jabra Elite 85t support the find earbuds feature.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to find them.
The Jabra Elite 85t support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Jabra Elite 85t have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 85t . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another device.
Jabra Elite 85t have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) also have the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Jabra Elite 85t, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) too have a control panel on them.
Jabra Elite 85t have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals.
If covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement a malfunction occurs. Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) have a warranty period of 1Years, less than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 1 Years .
The Jabra Elite 85t support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) too have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Jabra Elite 85t come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Apple AirPods (3rd Gen) also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.