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How the Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 and Jabra Elite 85h compare

This is the battle of the newcomers. Bose is coming in hot with its successor to the Bose QC35 IIs, the Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700, but how does it compare with the Jabra Elite 85h, another pair of active noise-canceling headphones?

Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700

Modern classic


$400 at Bose


  • Premium build
  • Sound quality
  • Touch controls
  • Comfort
  • Can charge and listen simultaneously


  • Non-foldable design
  • Bulkier/heavier design

Bose’s QC35 IIs were super popular for itheir ultra-portability, sound quality, and that coveted active noise canceling (ANC). While the Noise Canceling 700s are no longer “ultra-portable” due to their non-foldable design, they improves on the QC35 II’s sound quality and ANC algorithms.

Jabra Elite 85h

Modern with a few tricks


$300 at Best Buy


  • Twist to turn on/off
  • Lightweight design
  • Automatic sleep detection
  • Basic equalizer in smartphone app


  • Mostly plastic design
  • Inability to charge and listen simultaneously

The Jabra Elite 85h take convenience to the next level with features such as auto-play/pause, auto on/off, and super long battery life. However, you can’t charge and listen at the same time like you can with the Bose cans.

This is a tough decision. While the Bose Noise Canceling 700s aren’t out yet, they are likely more comfortable and will be supported for years to come. This is based on Bose’s past and still supporting and keeping the QC35 IIs up-to-date despite being several years old. If you’re wanting to grab something that will last you for more than a few years (assuming the batteries remain in great shape) get the Bose Noise Canceling 700s

On the other hand, if you’re looking for ultra-portability, convenience, and customization, look no further than the Jabra Elite 85h. They work like some “truly wireless” earbuds in that they automatically play and pause when you put them on your head and remove them respectively, turn on or off when you swivel the right ear cup, and has support for hands-free Google Assistant or Alexa. Oh, and did I mention the ridiculously long 36 hours of battery life?

The differences

Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 (left) and Jabra Elite 85h.

These two headphones are fairly similar overall, but what differentiates the two are what will ultimately have you choosing one over the other.

For example, the Bose Noise Canceling 700s have overall better ANC than the Jabra Elite 85h. From canceling out the low-end/bass up to the treble where a lot of voices are, the Noise Canceling 700s easily take the cake for this one. It’s not that the 85h’s are bad at ANC — they still block out a decent amount of low end rumble from planes and busses — but they struggle greatly when it comes to everything else.

The Jabra Elite 85h are great for city commuters; meanwhile the Bose are generally better while flying or in other tougher situations.

It’s worth noting that neither of these headphones are that great at dynamic range or soundstage. This is mostly due to the fact that they’re both ANC headphones first, which puts sound in the backseat.

Neither are a bad choice, it purely depends on the type of commuter you are. The Jabra Elite 85h are great for city commuters as it can get most of noise squared away. Meanwhile the Bose are generally better in most other situations, including while flying.

While the Bose Noise Canceling 700s have 11 levels of ANC, the Jabra Elite 85h also have a trick up its sleeve. Rather than having “levels” of ANC, it automagically adjusts its ANC based on the environment around you. This certainly makes using the feature easier than with the Boses — there’s no switching through the 11 levels to see what works best for your situation.

Battery Life 20 hours 36 hours
Bluetooth audio codecs SBC, AAC SBC
Charging cable USB-C USB-C
Fast charging Yes Yes
App-based equalizer No Yes
ANC levels 11 Adaptive

In terms of sound quality it depends on the type of person you are. The Bose Noise Canceling 700s give a more balanced, neutral sound out of the box. Meanwhile, the Jabra Elite 85h has a much duller, less exciting sound that has a slight boost in the bass, but not the kind that gets you up and moving.

That brings us to Bluetooth audio codecs. Neither of these headphones are that great when it comes to codecs. Both the Noise Canceling 700s and 85h support the basic SBC codec, with the slight advantage going to the Noise Canceling 700s supporting AAC. When it comes to SBC, AAC, and aptX (non HD, or LL) the codecs aren’t that important as most ears won’t notice the difference between the three. It’s a tie when it comes to audio and will highly depend on which type of audio signature you’re looking for.

The Jabra Elite 85h nearly doubles the battery life of the Noise Canceling 700s. If you’re concerned about battery life, the 85h don’t disappoint.

Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 (left) and Jabra Elite 85h.

In terms of portability the Jabra Elite 85h wins this round as they are able to be folded up and tucked away in the included travel case. This gives it an overall smaller footprint in your bag. Bose removed that ability with the Noise Canceling 700s, and now packs a much larger carrying case. However, Bose makes up for it by opting for much higher quality materials this time around, with the headphones using metals for the headband as opposed to plastic. While this gives it a more rugged and sturdy overall design, it does make it heavier on the head and obviously removes the ability to fold the headphone.

The choice comes down to whether or not you want insane battery life or an overall greater out-of-the-box experience.

Ultimately, the choice comes down to whether or not you want insane battery life that will last for years to come, or an overall greater out-of-the-box experience that compromises on battery life and ultra-portability. It also depends on whether you need the headphones now or don’t mind waiting. The Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 are available for pre-order now and are slated to ship at the end of the month on June 30.

We believe the Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700s are the best between the two. We haven’t gotten our hands on them yet, but based on the outgoing QC35 IIs, they’ll sound great, deliver great ANC, and are built with premium materials. They are more expensive than the Jabra Elite 85h and the battery doesn’t last as long, but with fast charging available, the Bose Noise Canceling 700s make up the difference.

Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700

Modern ANC headphones


$400 at Bose

Premium ANC cans

Bose is known for its QC35 IIs and it’s only fair that its successors are held to the same standard. USB-C, touch controls, and improved ANC makes for a solid upgrade.

Jabra Elite 85h

Long battery life


$300 at Best Buy

Incredible battery life with fun features

Jabra’s Elite 85h packs a ton of convenience features that make using them on a daily basis much easier. It also includes insane battery life and a great, ultra-portable design many will appreciate.


Understanding commercial car insurance (and mistakes you need to avoid when buying it)

Commercial vehicles are cars that are not used for personal purposes. Company cars and trucks will need commercial car insurance. This also applies to any personal vehicle used for business purposes.  Remember, personal car insurance will not protect your car when used for business work.Commercial vehicle insurance covers more components included in the personal car insurance, including liability and comprehensive coverage.However, commercial auto insurance goes further to cover those who use their vehicles for work-related purposes. A good example is the non-owned vehicle coverage which includes employees who use their cars for work purposes.You’ll not need commercial car insurance if you’re driving your car to and from work. However, you’ll need a commercial auto policy if you’re driving clients or moving tools and supplies around.So, what is Commercial Auto Insurance?As opposed to personal car insurance, commercial car insurance is designed to cover vehicles used for work purposes against liability and property damage. And as earlier said, you might need to buy commercial auto insurance whether you are using a business vehicle or when using your car for work purposes.Your personal vehicle will not be covered under personal car insurance when you’re driving it for business.To that end, commercial auto insurance comprises these coverages:Collision CoverageAny damage to your vehicle due to accidents is covered under collision coverage regardless of who is at fault.Liability CoverageHave you ever asked yourself what will happen if you or your employee causes injury to another person or cause property damage when driving? That’s why you need liability coverage.Bodily liability insurance will pay claims that may arise when a person suffers bodily injury due to the action of your covered vehicle. On the other hand, property damage liability will cover you if you or your employee causes property damage when using a covered vehicle.Personal Injury CoveragePersonal injury or medical injury coverage will pay medical expenses if you, your driver, or passengers in your vehicle gets injured in an accident.Comprehensive CoverageApart from accidents, your vehicle is also at risk of theft, vandalism, or even damage from extreme weather conditions. As such, comprehensive coverage will pay for damages arising from such incidents.Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying Business Auto InsuranceRegardless of the number of vehicles you own for your business, you’ll need to buy commercial auto insurance. Even so, buying commercial auto insurance is not easy. As such, it is crucial to ensure that the insurance policy you buy aligns with your business needs.To make the process as smooth as possible, avoid these common mistakes:1. Buying Inadequate CoverageWhile it is advisable to shop around before buying commercial auto insurance, you should ensure to buy enough coverage for your business. Even so, some drivers decide to go for the cheapest option. While this may seem like the best option in the first instance, it may have far-reaching effects in the long run.To that end, you should ensure that the insurance policy you buy provides much-needed protection for your business. Yes, you need to shop around before getting motor insurance but don’t make your choice based on price only.2. Giving Inaccurate DetailsSome people hide some details to avoid paying a high premium. You should avoid this at all costs.Ensure to give correct details about your vehicle, including accessories, the driver’s age, as well as their driving history when buying vehicle insurance. Failure to do this will make your insurer dishonor your claim in your time of need.3. Not Reading the Policy DetailsBefore you settle on a policy, make sure you’re familiar with it. Yes, sometimes you may think that your business is fully covered, but in reality, it is not.4. Giving False Information on Prior ClaimsYour insurance company will ask you to disclose any prior claims before they give you a quote. Some drivers, however, decide not to reveal these claims to retain a low premium. Failure to disclose all your prior claims can make your insurance company bump up your premiums.5. Getting the Minimum Legal ProtectionLiability auto insurance is the minimum legal protection in most states. Auto liability insurance will cover you if you are found liable in an accident. As such, there is no collision or comprehensive protection, and so you’ll be required to pay them out of your pocket. It also means that your vehicle is not protected against theft or vandalism.Always ensure to get the right protection for your vehicle.EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

Three new Nokia phones available at Cricket

HMD Global, manufacturing under the Nokia brand, brought their phones to US carriers last year, forming a partnership with Cricket Wireless.Now, they are bringing 3 more phones to the Cricket roster, the Nokia C5 Endi, C2 Tava, and the C2 Tennen.Nokia C5 EndiThe C5 Endi, whose catchphrase is “Creativity at your command”, features:A 6.5″ HD+ display with a selfie notchA triple-camera rear module with a 13MP main sensor, a 5MP ultra-wide sensor, and a depth sensorAI Camera technology, such as scene detection, Recommended Shot, and Portrait modeA 4,000mAh battery with a 2-day battery lifeMediaTek Helio P22 processor backed by 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storageUnibody constructionThe Nokia C5 Endi will be available in Deep Midnight Blue at Cricket stores and the Cricket website for $169.99 starting June 5.Nokia C2 Tava and TennenThe C2 Tava and Tennen are more budget-minded, and both feature the following:A 5.45″ HD+ displayA dual-camera module  with an 8MP auto-focusing sensor and an additonal 2MP sensorMediaTek Helio A22 Processor backed by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storageA 3000mAh battery backed by Adaptive Battery technology to bring 2-day battery lifeA removable back coverThe C2 Tava will be available in Tempered Blue starting May 29 in Cricket stores and online for $109.99, while the Tennen is available in Steel for $69.99 at select retail stores starting June 15. 

Best true wireless earbuds (Spring 2020)

We live in the age of wireless technology, where almost every item can be operated without a wire. With wireless technology on the rise, it comes as no surprise that truly wireless earbuds have become a staple.Such earphones are used by everyone across the globe, from fitness fanatics to call center employees, to gamers to businessmen, and people who want to watch different movies without disturbing each other.Benefits of Wireless EarbudsThere are many benefits to using wireless earbuds.Easy access to your earphonesConvenient to useEasy to pair up with your deviceStylish, classy, and sophisticatedBest True Wireless EarbudsIf you are like us, you’ve already considered a pair of wireless earphones. With so many options, it becomes challenging and frustrating to choose the best. To help, we have listed the best wireless earbuds you can get today.The market is filled with tons of options; here is a list of the best wireless earbuds available on the market.Jabra Elite 75tThe Jabra Elite 75t are great earbuds that are designed to fit and make all-day wear comfortable. These earbuds are perfect for listening to your favorite music and answer calls without any disturbances.The best thing about these earbuds is that they can last for 7.5 hours on a single charge. The earbuds have an IP55 rating, meaning that it offers protection from water and dust. It enables you to use them in any weather condition. And with just one touch, you can have access to the voice assistant.These are priced right in the middle of the pack here but come heavy with the features. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more well-rounded pair of true wireless earbuds on the market, especially at this price. $180 at JabraApple AirPods ProPerhaps the line most responsible for the onslaught of wireless earbuds we see today, the Apple AirPods Pro are a great example of design. Whether you’re looking to take calls or host remote meetings on your laptop or want to listen to a pumping playlist on a workout, these are a popular choice for many.The Active Noise Cancellation blocks out the ambient noises from your environments so you can focus on what matters most. And if that means getting a solid pump or working up a sweat, that’s cool, too. These are IPX4 rated against water and sweat so go ahead and do you.Battery life is rated at around 4.5 hours per charge with the carrying case adding 3-4 times the juice. 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These are truly wireless earbuds that come with an ergonomic fit, so you can wear them comfortably throughout the day.Whether you want to listen to songs, answer calls, or watch TV shows, these earbuds have a long-lasting battery. $230 at SonyLibratone Track Air PlusAnother great wireless earbuds available on the market is Libratone Track Air Plus. These earbuds are designed to deliver rich, clear, and expansive sound. Comes with an excellent noise-canceling feature, it is equipped with tons of innovative and intuitive features.The earbuds are water and sweat-resistant, making it suitable for workouts. These are truly wireless earbuds as they can easily sync with Bluetooth of your device. The sound will stop automatically when you are not wearing them. $200 at LibratoneJBL Reflect FlowJBL Reflect Flow earbuds have an ergonomic fit that will be comfortable for all-day wear. These earbuds have IPX7 waterproof rating, meaning you can go through the toughest workout without worrying about them. The JBL Reflect Flow comes in different colors like Teal, Green, Black, and Blue.Besides this, these earbuds have Ambient Aware and TalkThru modes enabling you to talk without taking out your earphones. The 5.8mm driver delivers high-quality sound for you to enjoy your favorite songs. $150 at JBL

Save on a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1″

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