Jabra, on the eve of the 2019 CES, has introduced the Elite 85H – the first headphone it has made featuring Smart Sound technology. The tech uses Artificial Intelligence to adjust the headphones’ noise-cancelling properties by reading the environment where they are being used. The company, said Jabra’s Karl Bateson, partnered with audio experts at Audeering, which had amassed a database of 6,000 sound profiles, to enable this capability. Three preset adjustments are built into the headphone – named Commute, In Public and In Private – and they are also customizable to the listener’s own parameters. The headphones are also Alexa-compatible, and are being made available for pre-order through Best Buy in March and more widely in April in Best Buy at a suggested retail price of $299.