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Jabra’s new Headphones use A.I. to block out your spouse’s complaints about you

OK, maybe that will be version 2, but version 1 will knock your holiday socks off and maybe even that ugly tie your lovely cherub bought you.  The Jabra Elite 85h Headphones are engineered to provide the best wireless calls and music experience. These headphones use state of the art SmartSound technology: Artificial intelligence (AI) for adaptive sound environments, ensuring Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation (AANC). Based on audEERING’s soundscape technology, it uses real-time acoustic scene analysis of environmental sounds. This technology can detect more than 6,000 unique sound characteristics and uses this to adapt audio output to each specific context.

This means that when moving from a noisy train station into a quiet train carriage, the soundscape technology will take notice and will automatically adjust the audio to the changed surroundings. I’ve asked our engineers to work on sound reduction when getting yelled at for not doing my dishes bus sadly, they just said I should do the dishes for now.

It will select one of the three modes: ‘Commute,’ ‘In Public’ or ‘In Private’ to guarantee a consistent quality for your audio experience. Users can personalize their music settings even further through Jabra’s Sound+ app, which will remember your personalized setting within the mode for future similar situations.

Key features of the Jabra Elite 85h: 

  • SmartSound: Audio that automatically adapts to your surroundings
  • 100 percent hands-free: Voice Assistant access without pushing a button
  • Four color variations: Black, Titanium Black, Gold Beige and Navy
  • Battery: Up to 32-hour battery with ANC activated and 35 hours without ANC
  • Microphones: 8 microphones in total. 6 dedicated for calls, 4 for ANC and 2 hybrid mics for both calls and ANC.
  • Speakers: 40 mm custom-engineered speakers
  • Durability: Unique IP52 dust and rain resistance, backed by a 2-year warranty against water and dust
  • Personalize: Jabra Sound+ app for SmartSound features, including customized settings

MSRP 299 USD/EUR

“Alexa, where can I find the world’s most complete true wireless earbuds experience?”

At Jabra, You speak, and Alexa takes note. Say hello, quite literally, to a redefined true wireless experience. At IFA 2018 we’re showcasing our most complete line-up of award-winning Elite Series headphones. This includes the latest addition to our range of third-generation true wireless earbuds, Elite Active 65t, Amazon Edition, complete with a three-month subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited. As with our other Alexa-enabled products, this version allows users to take their in-home Alexa experience outside – with one-touch access to Amazon Digital Music, Audible, and Prime Video. Today Elite sound quality from Jabra, meets intelligent listening from Amazon Alexa.

Why is this offering so exciting and important? Jabra research shows that 61% of consumers are interested in using their voice to control their smartphone, and 89% use the same headset for calls and media. The Alexa Edition meets these needs, providing an exceptional on-the-go calls, voice, and music experience. Welcome to true audio, made mobile – no strings attached. 

While others struggle with true wireless connection issues, the Jabra Elite 65t and Active 65t are third-generation true wireless earbuds – making worries about audio dropouts a thing of the past. They’re also powerful enough to pick up your voice for calls or voice commands, using 4-microphone technology for superior sound quality. And with up to 15 hours battery life with the pocket-friendly charging case, they’re truly engineered for life on the go. IFA also sees Jabra adding exciting new colors to our Elite products; the Elite 65t in a luxurious Gold Beige, Titanium Black for customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and a fiery Copper Red for the Elite Active 65t. Because your look and style are as personal as the sound you experience.

Come and meet the Elite!

Jabra is starting the year by introducing the Elite franchise, a family of headphones and earbuds engineered for superior sound to provide the best combined voice and music experience. 

Research shows that the daily usage of headphones by frequent users focuses on calls (58% of users each day), music (53%) and voice control (35%). The Jabra Elite franchise is engineered to meet the needs of these users looking not only for outstanding music quality, but also for strong voice capability, whether they’re making calls or increasingly using voice assistants such as Alexa, Siri or Google Now. With the Elite family of products, headphone users no longer have to make a choice between great music headphones or a headset designed for voice and calls, now they can have both with whichever Elite product they choose.

With world-class features, including unique warranty, direct Alexa-on-the-go integration, innovative microphone development and biggest choice of wearing styles the Elite family of headphones are set to set the industry bar for voice and music quality headphones.

At CES, Jabra is showcasing three new products; Elite 45e, Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t, including 3rd generation true wireless innovation and soft memory wire neckband.