Hard on the heels of reviewing the top of the Jabra line in wireless “neckbuds”, we’re now putting the Jabra Elite 85h through its paces. This is the Top of the Wozza for Jabra-philes.
So, with amazing 36+ battery life and 8 (!) microphones to deal with calls and ANC, what else would justify the AUD499 price tag?
Let me count the ways...
Jabra has been instrumental in popularising soft neckband earbuds or “neckbuds”: basically wireless earbuds that are connected together and slung around your neck. Looks cool, you can’t lose them easily, fantastic battery life and more control over everything.
What’s there not to like?
And that’s not even half of it... Just hang around and let me show what’s good and what’s not.
At DigitalReviews.Net, we have had a long relationship with the "Boom" family of bluetooth speakers. We have gotten to be friends with Wonderboom, Megaboom, Megaboom 3, and now we get to welcome the Megablast into the party.
The siblings of the Ultimate Ears Megablast has earned very favourable reviews from our boss Martin at DigitalReviews, so there are some pretty high expectations when the unit landed on my desk.
We’ve been friends with the “Boom” family of bluetooth speakers for a few years now, having reviewed the Megaboom and Wonderboom models and more significantly, have them still in daily use. Until the next model comes around of course and then the older models get passed around to friends and family – except for the original Megaboom.
I’m holding onto that one just a while longer. Why?
Is the new Megaboom 3 not good enough?
On the contrary, my friend. Let me explain.
Following up on our review last year of the very impressive Focal Sphear in-ear headphones, we now take a look at Focal’s 2017/18 lineup: The Sphear S, Spark and Spark Wireless earphones.
Read on for our review.
Logitech is synonymous with great computer speakers. We last reviewed their Z337, a 2.1 bluetooth setup.
Today we have a quick look & listen at the Z906, their top-of-the line 5.1 system.
Hey, you say, didn’t that come out in 2011?
Indeed. And surprisingly, Logitech haven’t brought out a successor.
That can mean two things:
Years ago we reviewed the HALO, a wireless headphone set when these things were a novelty.
It was one of the best wireless phones which I’ve subsequently worn to death over thousands of hours till the charge port lost its tight fit...
So would the Jabra MOVE be a worthy successor?
The short answer is a resounding YES.
Let’s give some reasons why and where it could improve.
Portable Bluetooth speakers are like the boombox of the 80s, right now they are plentiful, affordable and ubiquitous. My some time shooting (photography) buddy packs one in his camera bag for when we are out doing something on location.
The Archeer A320 caught my eye and they were kind enough to ship a sample to the DigitalReviews desk for testing.
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