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Not sure if the code is unique or not, but just got an email for $250 off these headphones.
Mod: Code is generic.
Keep in mind that these were recently on sale for $299 from JB and matched on Amazon
I don't believe that one required the coupon code though? Might not match it this time around.
Anyone with these can do a quick review?
From the quick google they're good without being great.
Any better alternatives?
Any stock anywhere or is this like the Logitech Keyboard debarcle.
There's a whole bunch of stores showing stock near my area (Pakenham, VIC)
All good I just really wanted that keyboard but there was no stock anywhere on posting.
Just keep in mind that this dont support aptX or LDAC codecs
It really doesn't need it though. It does have good call quality though, which nearly every other headphone does not have.
For call quality this are better than others. For music they are not.
if music is priority than LDAC/aptX do make a difference
What aptx? Aptx and aptx ll are the same as ACC. Ldac requires local files or specific streaming service. Majority of audiophiles can't tell the difference between HQ aac and ldac through BT.
@SUD26: "What’s more, both aptX and SBC outperform LDAC when it streams at 330kbps, which is the default chosen by many phones. In order to change this, you have to enter developer settings and force a higher bit-rate, but smartphones’ “best efforts” vary greatly."
To be brutaly honest, if you actually care about sound quality, you wouldn't be buying products in this price range. The hardware is more limiting than the codecs. XM3 can't even reproduce LDAC freq response due to the speaker setup.
In general AAC will always sound better than AptX and AptX LL. Ldac CAN sound better, but you need a good source and a good set of headphones to analyse in a completely silent environment to tell the difference.
Are these better than the Sony or Bose options that occasionally dip down to $299? (MX1000?3 and QC35 or whatever, you know the ones I’m talking about!) I have some travel coming up and would like a more comfortable plane journey.
Try them at JB. IMO they sound great, and most wouldn't notice the difference. Mic is so much better, and I can actually make calls with it compared to XM3. Build quality feels a lot better than XM3. Just need to try them.
Do JB have a whole bunch of headphones out on display you can try?
At the JB's I have gone to yes.
Review Jabra Elite 85h vs. Bose QC 35II vs. Sony 1000XM3
I just bought from this JB Hi-Fi deal. Can't complain when considering price…awesome!!
Maybe it's just me but I didn't like the feel of the Jabras. The build felt more basic compared to it's competitors (i.e. Sony and Bose) and it doesn't look as good imo.
I've got them on the previous $299 deal (JB and Amazon).
They're quite good. For me the big advantage is they can pair with multiple devices at the same time, e.g. computer and phone. So you can listen the music/whatever from your computer and if phone rings you can still answer straight away (from the phone, or button on the right ear).
If you're big-headed (like I am) try them first - it might be a bit too tight on top of the head.