Updated: Aug 19, 2021
The worst thing is to forget to bring a pair of noise cancelling headphones or earphones when you’re on a long flight. Even if you find the low drone of the engine to be relaxing, other disturbances like babies screaming or crying can turn a flight sour in minutes.
Enter the Jabra Elite 85H, the newest headphones with Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) to be launched.
Jabra Elite 85H SmartSound
With a feature called SmartSound, the microphones in the headset can analyse ambient noise and apply one of three settings called Moments, Commute, In Public and In Private, with ANC and HearThrough settings applied appropriately to maximise listening pleasure.
The headset can last up to 36 hours of continuous playback with ANC turned on, which is the longest battery life that a pair of ANC headphones has on the market right now, so there’s no fear of your wireless headphones dying on you while you’re stuck in a plane.
But if you’re looking for something lighter to wear for sports, Jabra has you covered with their Elite Active 45e. Rated at IP67, you’ll be able to wear these sports earbuds in all weather conditions without having to worry.
I particularly liked the fact that the earbuds were designed with a focus on safety, allowing ambient noise to trickle in thanks to the open-ear design. Being able to hear your surroundings while you run or cycle is crucial to avoid accidents and moving vehicles.