Jabra Elite 85tSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Jabra Elite 85t||Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)|
|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||12mm||11mm|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||24hours|
|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 is the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Jabra Elite 85t's rating is read as, the first value 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.
In comparison to the Jabra Elite 85t, Apple AirPods Pro (2nd 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 consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen), at 10.6g are lighter than the Jabra Elite 85t with a difference -3.4g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Jabra Elite 85t are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Jabra Elite 85t are resistant to sweat
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during 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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) and Jabra Elite 85t have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
The Jabra Elite 85t have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. The Jabra Elite 85t and Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that suites your chill time.
The Jabra Elite 85t stay tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that both limit ambient noise without 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.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size dictates the sound made by the device.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) driver unit is 11mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 1mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The Jabra Elite 85t's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
The Jabra Elite 85t's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
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 Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery life is more than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 0.5 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Jabra Elite 85t's case is said to have a full charge of 20 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, more than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 4 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Jabra Elite 85t's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 85t
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)'s battery capacity is 49.7mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Jabra Elite 85t, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd 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 notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and case.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Jabra Elite 85t have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Jabra Elite 85t have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Jabra Elite 85t . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Jabra Elite 85t have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd 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. Because 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 MacBook. 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 Pro (2nd 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.
The Jabra Elite 85t have 6 microphones.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) microphones are 6, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 85t . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
Jabra Elite 85t use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Jabra Elite 85t support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Jabra Elite 85t have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Jabra Elite 85t support the find earbuds feature.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you find them.
The Jabra Elite 85t support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Jabra Elite 85t support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 85t . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call and not miss notifications coming from another device.
The Jabra Elite 85t have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too support the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Jabra Elite 85t, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) also 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 following instruction manuals.
Jabra Elite 85t have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) also have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The Jabra Elite 85t come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a cover can easily damage them.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.