Jabra Elite 85tSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds IISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Jabra Elite 85t||Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II|
|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||9.3mm|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||18hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||8only|
|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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance 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.
In comparison to the Jabra Elite 85t, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 easier to move with.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, at 12.5g weigh less than the Jabra Elite 85t by -1.5g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking 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 wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Jabra Elite 85t are resistant to sweat
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Jabra Elite 85t have stereo speakers, what this means is that Jabra Elite 85t's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Jabra Elite 85t have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have ANC which makes both devices ideal for flights and morning commutes. The Jabra Elite 85t and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II work with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that suites your relaxation time.
The Jabra Elite 85t stay well in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down background noise and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Both Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, and Jabra Elite 85t have passive noise reduction this implies that they tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Jabra Elite 85t driver unit is 12mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II driver unit is 9.3mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 2.7mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating 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 component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
Jabra Elite 85t's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component produces high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means 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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery life is more than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 0.5 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Jabra Elite 85t's case is said to have a full charge of 20 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 2 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Jabra Elite 85t's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 1 hours
The Jabra Elite 85t, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Jabra Elite 85t have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your device and charging case.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Jabra Elite 85t use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Jabra Elite 85t have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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.
Since its 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 , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Jabra Elite 85t have 6 microphones.
While the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II microphones are 8, more than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
Jabra Elite 85t have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Jabra Elite 85t support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 run but would still want to hear traffic.
Jabra Elite 85t have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 easily find them in your bag, Jabra Elite 85t support the find earbuds feature.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to locate them.
Jabra Elite 85t support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Jabra Elite 85t support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support 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.
The Jabra Elite 85t have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Jabra Elite 85t, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have a control panel on them.
The 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.
Jabra Elite 85t support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Jabra Elite 85t come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.