Confession: I have a pretty annoying habit of telling AirPod users to ditch their tinny wireless earphones. Then after nitpicking about how the pricey plastic contraptions don’t even fit properly and let external sound leak in, I usually preach the gospel of Jabra and its Elite 65t in-ear buds — an all-in-one package that offers crystal-clear sound, actual noise blockage, transparency mode, and a comfortable, non-flimsy fit.
So when Jabra announced its new wireless headphones — the Elite 85h — you can bet I was going to have high expectations. A premium step up from Jabra’s previous outings like the Move series, these cans are touted with noise-cancelling capabilities, hefty battery life, and a new highlighted feature: Artificial Intelligence. Which works and is totally useful… sort of (more on that later).