- Nov 13, 2016
Are you concerned about using tips that done have the wax guard in them?I got a pair of the Jabra 85t this week, and I think they're excellent. Other TWS sets I own are Fiil T1XS and Technics EAH-AZ70W, so I don't have many others to compare to. I do really like how the AZ70 sound, but the fit, lack of passive isolation, poor mic quality, and difficulty with the touch controls in cold weather were drawbacks. Catching up on the thread recently, I hoped the 85t would fit the bill in terms of sound and fit/finish/usability, and that's absolutely true.
Once I got the eq on the 85t dialed in, there's nothing to complain about for how they sound, only minor nitpick is that detail resolution is only average-to-good, but not great. Beyond that I'm extremely impressed with the tuning and especially the sound stage/imaging. I would be extremely pleased with the sound stage and imaging of this set in a similarly priced wired set of IEMs. Also the ability to pair with two devices at once works quite well, I can listen to music from my phone and then take a work meeting on my laptop without messing with settings/defaults.
The ANC is fantastic. The app is great, with clever features for managing favored presets for different usage scenarios. It's super comfortable, although those oval stock tips were useless to me. I'm using the Acoustune AET07 tips, and they're fantastic for seal, comfort, and sound with the 85t. Like I said above, I'd be happy with how these sound if this was a wired IRM in the same price bracket. But this isn't wired, it's a wireless set with great comfort, build quality, and ANC.