Jabras Elite 85t earphones do a lot of things right good, but we also had some issues with some annoying (and sometimes painful) pops when switching between noise canceling and ambient mode. Fortunately, Jabra just released a firmware update for the Elite 85t that promises to fix these issues. Specifically, the crackling when switching modes should be fixed, as well as a cracking that specifically occurred when removing the right earbud.
The latest firmware update is available through Jabra’s Sound + app, and it also contains a few other fixes worth mentioning. Jabra said it fixed a crackling noise during phone calls and a rare issue where disconnecting and reconnecting the earbuds during a call would not result in a ringing tone. The company also names some unspecified “music performance” and general stability improvements.
Finally, this update also adds Bluetooth 5.1 support and cuts charging time to three and a half hours, compared to the four hours previously mentioned by Jabra. Despite these few issues we encountered when we originally tested the Elite 85t, that didn’t stop us from recommending them in this year’s Christmas gift guide – and these updates should make it even easier to recommend.