Jabra Elite 85t Vs Sony WF-1000XM3: Which Is Better?

Jabra Elite 85t Vs Sony WF-1000XM3
Jabra Elite 85t Vs Sony WF-1000XM3

Wired earphones can be a constant nuisance while you’re at work, working out, cooking or even doing a day to day routine. You may have untangled an earphone after it’s been in your bag or pocket. Often, even tangle free  or fabric covered earphones are difficult to unwind. Thanks to modern Technology, wireless earphones have helped to eliminate this hassle.

Unlike wired earphones, there is no need to plug in. With wireless earbuds pairing your device is easy.  Once the earbuds are set up and paired with the device, they’ll automatically sync with the device next time when they are turned on for use.

There has been the launch of some amazing and impressive flagship grade wireless earphones previous years. The Danish brand Jabra that launched Eite 75t which was an all rounder, has launched its successor Jabra Elite 85t which has some impressive flagship features.

Talking about truly wireless earphones, Sony has been a launching spree and has dropped some amazing audio products. Sony WF-1000XM3 is one of the best wireless earbuds made by sony.

Let’s get into a detailed comparison and find out  which earbuds will be best between these two.

Jabra Elite 85t vs Sony WF-1000XM3 : Comparison chart

ParticularJabra Elite 85tSony WF-1000XM3
Model nameElite 85tWF-1000XM3
TypeTruly wirelessTruly wireless
Inside the box1 pair of earbuds, USB- Type-C Charging cable, charging case, three pairs of eargels.1 pair of earbuds, USB-Type C charging cable, charging case, 6 pairs of ear tips.
color variants4( black, gold beige, grey and titanium black)2( black and silver)
Battery life5.5 hours with ANC and HearThrough, 25 hours with charging case6 hours with ANC, 24 hours with charging case
Bluetooth Range10 metres10 metres
With microphoneyesyes
Power sourceCharging cableCharging cable
Frequency response20-20000 Hz20-20000 Hz( Sampling frequency 44.1 kHz)
Deep bassyesyes
System compatibilityAndroid and iOSAndroid and iOS
WaterproofIPX-4 ratedN/A
Weight52.1 grams299 grams
Warranty1 year1 year
Launching year20202019
Jabra Elite 85t vs Sony WF-1000XM3 : Comparison chart

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Jabra Elite 85t vs Sony WF-1000XM3 : Detailed Analysis

ParticularJabra Elite 85tSony WF-1000XM3
PriceRs 13,999Rs 9,990
Price & Rating chart

Design concept:

Jabra Elite 85t

Jabra Elite 85t has similar styling and fit to ears compared to Elite 75t but there are some minor changes to the design. These earbuds have pressure relief vents and semi open design to protect your ears. The compact size and three oval shaped sizes of silicone ear gels make this product great. It comes in four colour variants black, gold beige, grey and titanium black.

Sony WF-1000XM3 comes with a distinctive look. The charging case and the buds are entirely plastic and big. They don’t weigh too much and have wear detection sensors on insides, touch controls and an indicator light. It comes with six pairs of ear tips – three foam and three silicone. It has two colour variants, black and silver.

Battery Performance:

Jabra Elite 85t comes with a total of 25 hours of battery backup with the Charging case. These earbuds provide a battery life of 5.5 hours on a single charge with ANC and HearThrough. When ANC and HearThrough are switched off, a runtime of 7 hours and a playback time of 31 hours via the case is provided.

Sony WF-1000XM3 has a decent battery life of upto 6 hours with active noise cancellation on and a total playtime of 24 hours with the charging case. Ten minutes of charging time gives you ninety minutes of playback. 

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Sound quality:

Sony WF-1000XM3

Jabra Elite 85t comes with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology which ensures that you are enjoying your songs without any disturbance. These earbuds feature six microphone technology, three in each earbud, and SideTone so that your voice is heard properly. It has wind protection algorithms that eliminate external noise. You can adjust the level of ANC and HearThrough with the Jabra sound+ app.

Sony WF-1000XM3 has digital noise cancellation and comes with HD noise cancelling processor QN1e which will let you hear every note, tune and word with clarity even in a noisy environment. It has dual noise sensor technology with 2 mics located in each bud.


Elite 85t has a Bluetooth version 5.1 and the range of Bluetooth is 30 metres with support of SBC codecs. The ear buds are compatible with both Android and iOS. 

Sony WF-1000XM3 has a Bluetooth chip that transmits sound  to the left and right buds simultaneously. It has a Bluetooth version 5 and the range of Bluetooth is 10 metres. It is compatible with both Android and iOS and supports Alexa, Siri and Google assistant.

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Jabra Elite 85t Vs Sony WF-1000XM3: Final Result

ParticularJabra Elite 85tSony WF-1000XM3Which is better?
DesignCompact size and semi open designClassic and distinctive look but it is made of plastic and is big in size.Jabra Elite 85t
Battery life5.5 hours on a single charge with ANC and HearThrough and 25 hours with charging case.6 hours with active noise cancellation on and a total playtime of 24 hours with the charging case.Jabra Elite 85t
Audio and Sound qualityClear audio and high bass with 3 microphones in each bud.HD noise cancelling and dual noise sensor technology with two microphones in each bud.can prefer anyone
Bluetooth connectivityversion 5.1 with 30 metres of rangeversion 5.0 with 10 metres of range.Jabra Elite 85t
WaterproofIPX-4 RatednoJabra Elite 85t
Final Comparison

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Customer reviews And Feedback

Jabra Elite 85t:

  • The sound is good with high bass. Call quality is crystal clear at both the ends.
  • Battery life is excellent.
  • Not a worthy upgrade over Elite 75t.

Sony WF-1000XM3 :

  • Very premium design, comfortable fit.
  • Amazing and crystal clear sound and with  the software update sony has improved and max volume levels.
  • The case is big and not pocketable.
  • Simultaneous pairing is lacking and the price is too much for what it offers.

Jabra Elite 85t Vs Sony WF-1000XM3: Final Verdict

While comparing the two earbuds with the above data, I liked the Jabra Elite 85t as it has more flagship features than the Sony WF-1000XM3. Though the earbuds and the case of sony has classic design, its big size becomes a hindrance for carrying it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Jabra Elite 85t:

Q: Does it support monopod function and multipoint Bluetooth ?

A: Yes it supports monopod function and multipoint Bluetooth and can be connected to two devices.

Q: What is its ANC performance compared to Active 75t?

A: The ANC is better than Elite 75t.

Sony WF-1000XM3 :

Q: What is the frequency response of this earbud?

A: Its frequency response is 20-20000 Hz with 44.1KHz of sampling frequency.

Q: What is the size of drivers used in this model?

A: The size of the driver is 6mm.

Q: Can I use a single bud for calling?

A: Yes, a single bud can be used for calling.

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