Jabra Direct Update

Jabra Direct Software and Evolve2 85 Firmware Updates!

On December 17th, 2020 a Jabra Direct and software update was released that would drastically change the layout of their famed; Jabra Direct Software. Not only did they update their software, they went ahead and updated the hardware for their Evolve2 85 series to 1.3.8. What exactly did they change? Stick around and read this blog. Also, check out our latest video below covering this topic.

Update Notes

Jabra Evolve2 85

Details

  • Updated: improved performance of earcup microphones
  • Updated: improved handling of play/pause media
  • Updated: improved sidetone level and response
  • Updated: improved HearThrough level and response
  • Performance and stability improvements

Jabra Direct Software

Windows: 5.0.17635; macOS: 5.0.17635
Details

  • Updated: user experience is enhanced with new UI
  • Updated: added support for macOS 11.x/Big Sur* and Apple M1 Chip**
  • Fixed: during a firmware update the first option in the language list was not preselected
  • Performance and stability improvements

Jabra Direct Update
Pre Update Look
Jabra Direct Update
Post Update Look

After Research and Testing

For starters, the Jabra Direct Software took a complete over haul on the previous version. The layout, color, and aesthetic is much more user friendly and pleasing to the eye (see image above). Navigation and features have greatly improved, and yes, it’s 100% free! You can download the software here depending on your operating system: Jabra Direct Windows: 5.0.17635 or Jabra Direct macOS: 5.0.17635.

As for the Jabra Evolve2 85, the biggest claim was the microphone improvement. In our test we found that the difference between the pre update and post update was virtually non-existent. Otherwise, all other patches ( improved performance of earcup microphones, handling of play/pause media, improved sidetone level and response, HearThrough level response, and stability improvements) was noticeably better.

Want to hear for yourself? Check out our latest video below where we cover the new Jabra Direct and software update for the Evolve2 85 to the 1.3.8 update. Feel free to reach out to our reps with questions you may have regarding Jabra at 1-800-749-3160 or contact us for any additional questions. Thanks for reading!

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