Differences Between Jabra Elite 7 Pro vs Jabra Elite Active 85t

Jabra Elite 7 Pro

This article reviews the key differences between Jabra Elite 85t vs Jabra Elite 7 Pro new flagship earbuds based on design specs. The Jabra Elite 7 Pro is now available at Amazon.

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Why are we comparing the Elite 7 Pro to the Elite 85t? Is the Jabra Elite 7 Pro replacing the Jabra Elite 85t as the flagship model? Based on the numbering, the Elite 7 Pro should be the upgrade for Elite 75t, which Jabra wrote the new earbud is smaller by 16% in size. But we will compare it to the Elite 85t instead to see if it has surpassed the specifications.

Also read: Differences between Jabra Evolve2 Earbuds and Jabra Elite 7 Pro Earbuds

  Tech SpecsJabra Elite 7 ProJabra Elite Active 75t
  Size (each earbud)19.1x16x17.6mm21.9×19.4×16.2 mm
  Estimated Volume5.38 cm36.88cm3
  Weight (each earbud)5.4g5.5g

Based on the above-estimated volume assuming its a cubic, the Jabra Elite 7 Pro is in fact smaller by about 21.8%. The Jabra Elite Active 75t is already very small and the Jabra Elite 7 Pro has an even smaller profile that fits into the concha of the ear and flushes with the outer ear lobe.

Will there be a Jabra Elite 8 Pro? They should design one with earwings to compete with the latest new flagship earbuds from JBL, the JBL Reflect Flow Pro.

IP57 Rating

Based on Jabra latest chart, the Jabra Elite 7 Pro has IP57, which matches it to the same as the sports earbuds, Jabra Elite 7 Active.

IP57Dust protected. Dust must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment.Protected from water for 30mins.
Depending on size of test sample, the highest point must be >150mm below water surface, or the lowest point must be >1m, whichever is lower.

The Jabra Elite 85t only has IPX4 which is protected from water spray from any direction, and including rain, but not tested against dust or any solid.

Elite 7 Pro wins.

Bone Conduction Sensor

The new Elite 7 Pro has a bone conduction sensor which Jabra called the VPU (Voice Pick Up) sensor. Then they mentioned the new Jabra MultiSensor Voice technology which should be referring to the VPU. A similar bone conduction sensor is also found in the Sony WF-1000XM4. This sensor transmits the voice spoken by the vibration on the jawbone, hence allowing clear voices to be captured without environmental noises.

Elite 7 Pro wins.

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Three(3) Mics Per Earbuds

Combining four powerful microphones with an advanced Voice Pick Up (VPU) sensor in each bud, Jabra MultiSensor Voice™ completely reinvents calls on the go.

The Elite 7 Pro has a total of 6 microphones which include 4 microphones for noise cancelling. For hybrid ANC which include Feedforward(FF) ANC and Feedback(FB) ANC, at least 4 microphones are required.

Feedforward(FF) ANC is better at reducing higher-frequency noise at up to 1-2 kHz. It is based on the mic picking up the noise earlier and generating the “anti-noise” to the user. Feedback(FB) ANC works on a broader range of frequencies except for 1-2kHz. It is based on the mic picking up what the user hears. For both to work at the same time, each earbud needs to have a total of 3 mics, which includes two ANC mics and one voice mic.

The Elite 7 Pro win because of Multi-Sensor Voice technology which uses adjustable ANC from 4 microphones to cancel surrounding noises including wind noise, and also uses bone conduction technology to transmit the user’s voice.

Jabra 7 Pro ANC and Hearthrough Adjustments
Jabra 7 Pro ANC and Hearthrough Adjustments

Elite 7 Pro win

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Smaller and Lighter

The Jabra Elite 7 Pro is 16% smaller than Elite 75t. When compared against, the Jabra Elite 85t, the Elite 7 Pro weighs 14% lighter. The smaller form factor is also said to be the result of data from 62,000 ear scans.

To design Elite 7 Pro, we started from the very beginning, using data from 62,000 ear scans to create the perfectly shaped bud. With a clean, elegant, minimalist profile and a body designed to sit more snugly in the ear, Elite 7 Pro is a true feat of miniaturization.

Elite 7 Pro wins.

Battery Life

The Jabra Elite 7 Pro has a battery life of 9h with ANC on, and a combined battery life of 35h including the charger box. Currently, this is one of the best battery life in available in the market. Elite 7 Pro also charge much faster than Elite 85t, and takes only 5 mins to charge for an hour of battery life.

Elite 7 Pro wins.

Jabra Elite 7 Pro
Jabra Elite 7 Pro


In this comparison of Jabra Elite 7 Pro vs Jabra Elite 85t, it is clear that the Jabra Elite 7 Pro has significantly more advanced design features when compared to the Jabra Elite 85t.

The only exception is that it has only 2 mics per earbud, and so it has non-hybrid ANC. A hybrid ANC has better noise cancellation as it comprises feedback and feedforward ANC microphone. We are unsure if there will be any Elite 8 Pro with 3 mics per earbud in the future but at this time, the Elite 7 Pro is shown to be better than the Elite 85t in terms of specifications.

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Jabra Elite 7 Pro Specifications Download
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Read also:
Compare Jabra Elite 7 Pro vs Elite 7 Active Earbuds
Compare differences between Jabra Elite 7 Active and Jabra Elite Active 75t

Full Comparison Table Below

Tech SpecsJabra Elite 85tJabra Elite 7 Pro
Release dateNov 2020Oct 2021
Form Factor
Size (each earbud)23.1 x 19 x 16.2mm19.1 x 16 x 17.6mm
16% smaller than Elite 75t
Weight (each earbud)7g5.4g
Earbuds IP RatingIPX4IP57
Control TypeButtonButton
Audio (Speaker)
Driver12mm6mm Re-Engineered
Frequency Response20Hz-20kHz20-20kHz
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)Hybrid ANCAdjustable Hybrid ANC
Transparency (Hear Through)Yes5 levels
Mems Microphone per earbud33
Wind Noise ReductionYesYes
Pressure Relief/VentYesYes
Mono Mode (Use either earbud)Right side onlyYes
Bluetooth Version5.15.2
Operating Range10m10m
Proximity/Optical/Ear SensorYesYes
Bone Conduction Sensor (VPU)NoYes
Battery Life
Music Time (ANC On)5.5h8h
Total Time + Charge Case (ANC On)25h30h
Charging Case
USB-C ConnectorYesYes
Qi-Certified/Wireless ChargingYesYes
Fast Charge For 1 hour usage15mins5mins
Price and Warranty
Warranty (years)22

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