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Sound Quality

I decided to order the Status BT Ones as they were down to $50, but then later saw Best Buy had the Jabra 45h's in store for $70, so I figured I would try them too and keep whichever pair I preferred. I have been using the Jabra's at home as I wait for the Statuses, and I will say they are extremely comfortable with very neutral sound, and excellent clarity, and I can hear conversation and background noise well enough at home.
How active noise cancellation for automotive works
RTings has tested most ANC headphones on the market and published their measurement (not gut feeling) results:. https://www.rtings.com/headphones/tests/isolation/noise-isol...Probably would get Sony WH-1000XM4 myself this time (they pause automatically when taken off). Have not personally used Bose ones since QC35, but some people like QC35 II better for long term use.
Negative
IndrekR
hackernews.com
hackernews.com

Comfort Level

Hello u/DictionaryDive, At this time, we do not recommend you pair your Jabra Elite 45h directly with a computer. The Elite 45h is optimized primarily for smartphones or tablets running either iOS or Android. While many of our users have found success pairing their devices to their computers, this is not something that we officially support. For this reason, we cannot guarantee device performance or provide support for performance problems that may result.
Negative
JabraSupport
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/Jabra
Sony didn’t change much, but it made the improvements we’ve been waiting for
Regardless, the 1000XM4s live up to the strong reputation that Sony has built and offer more powerful noise-canceling capabilities than ever before. If the company makes good on its multipoint fix, youre probably looking at the new top pick for noise-canceling headphones.
Positive
Chris Welch
5 months ago
theverge.com
theverge.com

Noise Cancellation

Jabra Elite 45H Review
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Jabra is a serious player in the ever-growing audio market. Even though Jabra headphones cant compete with Bose and Sony in terms of sound quality, the Danish manufacturer has pr...
How active noise cancellation for automotive works
RTings has tested most ANC headphones on the market and published their measurement (not gut feeling) results:. https://www.rtings.com/headphones/tests/isolation/noise-isol...Probably would get Sony WH-1000XM4 myself this time (they pause automatically when taken off). Have not personally used Bose ones since QC35, but some people like QC35 II better for long term use.
Negative
IndrekR
hackernews.com
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Bluetooth Connectivity

I decided to order the Status BT Ones as they were down to $50, but then later saw Best Buy had the Jabra 45h's in store for $70, so I figured I would try them too and keep whichever pair I preferred. I have been using the Jabra's at home as I wait for the Statuses, and I will say they are extremely comfortable with very neutral sound, and excellent clarity, and I can hear conversation and background noise well enough at home.
Apple AirPods: iPhone accessory or the next big thing?
And that wasn't 10 years ago, i tested this less than 2 years ago.And even the whole pairing process is annoying. Best case scenario, you can just pair them using the standard bluetooth settings on your phone. Worst case, you have to deal with some custom app (that you have to install on your phone) and do the steps from there (looking at you, Sony; I love your WH-1000XM over the head line of headphones, but ffs this is just bad UX).
Neutral
filoleg
hackernews.com
hackernews.com

Warranty

Furthermore, the Jabra Sound+ app currently supports the following headsets: Elite 65t, Elite Active 65t, Elite 75t, Elite Active 75t, Elite 65e, Elite 45e, Elite 45h, Evolve 65e, Evolve 65t, Elite 85h, Evolve2 65 and Evolve2 85. We will pass along your feedback to our team for consideration. Regarding the warranty on your Jabra Move Style Edition, the headset comes with a Manufacturer's warranty that begins the day you purchase the headset.
Negative
JabraSupport
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/Jabra
As for app try downloading BOSON if youre on iPhone and you can use that to switch sources. Other than that its a warranty issue that you cant fix yourself. I was offered a full refund on my 8th pair and decided to go for the Sony WH-1000XM4s and Ive been happy ever since.
Negative
DigbyTheDogKing
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/bose

Fit

Jabra Elite 45h Review
But for $100, there’s little to complain about here—the Jabra Elite 45h headphones offer powerful, user-adjustable audio in a comfortable design with an app that allows for added customizable control.
Positive
Tim Gideon
5 months ago
pcmag.com
pcmag.com
Sony didn’t change much, but it made the improvements we’ve been waiting for
Regardless, the 1000XM4s live up to the strong reputation that Sony has built and offer more powerful noise-canceling capabilities than ever before. If the company makes good on its multipoint fix, youre probably looking at the new top pick for noise-canceling headphones.
Positive
Chris Welch
5 months ago
theverge.com
theverge.com

Comfort

Active noise cancellation is not for me
Got the Sony WH-1000XM4 after a long wait time before jumping on the ANC wagon. Have done probably 20 hours of flight time since then - unreal how much more enjoyable travel has been from lack of fatigue from noise and reduced volume, comfort of the actual product.Totally hear how it could also be detrimental for other people but for me its been amazing.
Positive
boringg
hackernews.com
hackernews.com

Price Point

Jabra Elite 45H Review
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Jabra is a serious player in the ever-growing audio market. Even though Jabra headphones cant compete with Bose and Sony in terms of sound quality, the Danish manufacturer has pr...
AirPods Max: An Audiophile Review
I purchased the Sony WH-1000XM4 for $278, and the only thing I can complain about is that the name is hard to remember.The comfort, sound quality, and ANC is just right. The price is a bit higher than I would have preferred, but didnt find better choices at a cheaper price.On the other hand I cant see myself ever spending this much on headphones.
Negative
kif
hackernews.com
hackernews.com

Durability

7) Sony WH-1000XM4. Thought these were the best out when I bought them.
Neutral
toastyhoodie
1 year ago
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/headphones