Google Pixel Buds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Jabra Elite 85tSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Google Pixel Buds Pro||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|
|sound pressure level||75db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||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|
Ingress protection ratings is the rank of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring 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 of liquids 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, Google Pixel Buds Pro 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 best because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro, at 12.4g are lighter than the Jabra Elite 85t by -1.6g
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 wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Google Pixel Buds Pro also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Jabra Elite 85t are resistant to sweat
Google Pixel Buds Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Jabra Elite 85t have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Jabra Elite 85t have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
Google Pixel Buds Pro too have ANC which makes either of the devices ideal for flights and morning commutes. The Jabra Elite 85t and Google Pixel Buds Pro operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
Jabra Elite 85t sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The 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 earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Google Pixel Buds Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 1mm , many people have a misconception 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not imply 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 frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Google Pixel Buds Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Jabra Elite 85t's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device produces high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Google Pixel Buds Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Google Pixel Buds Pro's measurement is 75dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Jabra Elite 85t's battery life is 5.5 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Google Pixel Buds Pro's battery life is more than that of Jabra Elite 85t by 5.5 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, 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 is said to have a full charge of 20 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Google Pixel Buds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 85t
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Jabra Elite 85t's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Google Pixel Buds Pro takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 85t
The Jabra Elite 85t, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
Google Pixel Buds Pro also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
Jabra Elite 85t have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
Google Pixel Buds Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Jabra Elite 85t use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Google Pixel Buds Pro too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The 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.
Google Pixel Buds Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 85t . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Jabra Elite 85t have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Google Pixel Buds Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 85t
Jabra Elite 85t support AAC, a codec 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Jabra Elite 85t will work well 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 Google Pixel Buds Pro 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 Google Pixel Buds Pro support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
The Jabra Elite 85t have 6 microphones.
Google Pixel Buds Pro microphones are 6, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 85t . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Jabra Elite 85t use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Jabra Elite 85t support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Google Pixel Buds Pro support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The Jabra Elite 85t have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
The Google Pixel Buds Pro support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Jabra Elite 85t have a find earbuds feature.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your earbuds to find them.
The Jabra Elite 85t support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty 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 Google Pixel Buds Pro 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 from another connected device.
Jabra Elite 85t have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro too support the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Jabra Elite 85t, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Google Pixel Buds Pro too 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 following instruction manuals.
The Jabra Elite 85t support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Google Pixel Buds Pro also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Jabra Elite 85t come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Google Pixel Buds Pro also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.