LG Tone

At first glance, the LG Tone wireless earbuds don’t exactly look like the most comfortable things on the market – but you know what they say about judging a book by its cover.

LG toneA definitely a little bit unusual as far as wireless your blood design goes, the LG Tone wireless headphones are some of the most innovative audio solutions available on the market today, capable of producing reasonably clean audio over Bluetooth technology to free you from ever having to worry about tangled wires again. Yes, there is a little bit of a comfort curve in getting used to exactly how to wear these wireless earbuds, but once you clear that hurdle you’re going to be able to use some of the best headphones on the market today.

Overall impression

Will be blunt – the LG Tone wireless earbuds take a little bit of getting used to for a number of reasons.

On the one hand, they have the most controls of any wireless your buds on the market today – making them a bit of a pain to get used to operating but nothing that is too terribly difficult to handle all after a few days of dedicated use. Next, the fact that they use a dog collar like set up for all of the controls and to house the technologies and then to earbuds that branch off of the base can make for a bit of awkward handling at first, though when implemented it’s not as uncomfortable as it sounds on the surface.

But if you can get over these two minor hurdles you’re going to be able to leverage one of the best sets of wireless earbuds on the market today, thanks to its Bluetooth connectivity, endless amount of special features, long-lasting battery, and clear audio that rivals almost any other solution on the market. There’s a reason that people have been flocking inroads to the LG Tone set up, once there able to get past the initial shock value of the technology.

Breakdown of the sound quality

Not nearly studio quality headphones or ones you would use while DJing (though what professional would choose wireless earbuds for their job anyways?), The LG Tone wireless earbuds are capable of producing slightly above average sound quality that is a little bit heavy on the bass. This is not exactly a terrible thing, as most people use these kinds of headphones for their active workouts or lifestyle, looking to pump up the bass a little bit more than they traditionally would to get the motivation that they’re looking for.

Now, if the extra phone is not exactly your bag, you’ll be happy to hear that you can turn the Bass Mode off entirely, relying on the noise reduction technology built into these wireless earbuds to really bring out the mid and high tones. Sound is pretty crisp overall, and capable of realistically reproducing almost all of your songs to a degree of clarity that you probably haven’t heard with other headphones or speakers.

Of course, Bluetooth is not exactly the perfect connectivity solution when transferring large amounts of data the way that these wireless headphones will (though they do make for a the easiest and most straightforward solution to connect your new headphones to almost anything) – a problem that all Bluetooth enabled wireless earbuds have to contend with. Within active range of somewhere between 33 feet and 35 feet, you’ll want to make sure that you never stray beyond 15 feet or so from your media source or you’re going to notice it in the sound quality.

Special features

LG tone sideviewThanks to that Bluetooth connectivity we were just talking about you’ll be able to connect your new LG Tone headphones to almost any Bluetooth enabled device. This means that not only will you be able to hear all of the music streaming from your smart phone, but also a Bluetooth enabled television when you don’t want to disturb anyone else who may be sleeping, a tablet for your commutes, or even another Bluetooth wireless earbuds solution so that you can jump onto another person’s media player without having to tote your own along.

Because of the widespread use of smart phones all over the planet, the LG Tone wireless earbuds understand that most people will be using them with those types of devices. And while there are a number of different ways that you can interrupt the music to allow you to know that you have a phone call, text message, notification, or email being pushed to your device the LG Tone decides to give you a simple vibration that lets you know when there is activity on your phone. While light enough to not startle you the first couple of times it happens, it’s definitely noticeable and you’ll be appreciating it more and more when compared to those loud alert systems that many other solutions bring to the table.

Design, durability, and battery performance

The design is both the egg a strong suit of the LG Tone as well as its Achilles’ heel. Looking so much different than almost any other product on the marketplace today, some people just won’t be able to get past the doll collar like set up of the control unit even though it is rather comfortable to use in operation. You’ll have to first slide the control unit around your neck and rested on your shoulders, then plug the included earbuds into your ears to use this product, something that might not appeal to all when there are so many other one step solutions already out there.

Of course, once you get used to this kind of setup it becomes rather comfortable, and it’s difficult to go back to other wireless earbuds after you’ve tried out the LG Tone. Always thinking one step ahead, the LG Tone also includes two magnetic pockets at the end of the neck collar, letting you keep control of your earbuds without having them flop and fly around at all times.

LG Tone in a boxConsiderably durable when stacked up against some of the more delicate wireless your buds out there, you still won’t want to abuse this set up any more than you have to – the hard plastic shell can and will break if you put it through the ringer. Battery life is incredible thanks to the larger base unit that wraps around your neck, producing 10 hours of usable time on a single charge – unrivaled anywhere else in the wireless earbuds world.

All in all, if you’re ready to buck the trend of the traditional looking wireless earbuds while still getting reasonable sound quality and an infinitely larger battery life than the LG Tone is perfect for you.

JayBird JF3

JayBird JF3While maybe not having the same kind of street CRED as wireless earbud headphones from other manufacturers like Sony, Beats, Panasonic, and others the JayBird JF3 headphones are above and beyond almost all other solutions in the wireless earbuds market.

Completely untethering you from all of the issues that wired solutions bring to the table, the JayBird JF3 wireless earbuds feature a soft wrap around neck design with semi-custom ear cushions to really locking that tailored fit you are looking for. Definitely designed from the ground up for those leading more active lifestyles, these wireless earbuds are perfect for the gym, running, hiking, or just using whenever you want to listen to some of your media while doing something else.

Overall impression

Offering the latest in Bluetooth technology, these earbuds are ridiculously simple to configure and connect to any smart phones, tablet, and most current media players. With just a simple push of a button and a quick connect code entered on your specific device, you’ll be able to have crystal-clear audio stream to directly to the JayBird JF3 wireless your buds at distances of up to 30 feet away from the source.

Infinitely comfortable in ways that many of the other solutions on the market simply could never come close to, people time and time again say that they have almost forgotten entirely that they were even wearing the earbuds in the first place. This is not because the sound quality is too low to be heard properly – nothing could be further from the truth – but just that the semi-custom design of the earpieces make these a dream to wear on a regular basis.

Sound quality

Of course, you wouldn’t be interested in any wireless earbuds unless they were able to accurately reproduce your media effectively, and the JayBird JF3 headphones definitely won’t disappoint. Putting a serious emphasis on more mid-range and low bass audio levels, you’ll find that this isn’t exactly a true reproduction of each and every one of your media files but rather a more natural reproduction that you sounds as though you are listening to a live production.

Obviously, people who are absolutely serious about the crystal-clear clarity of their music will have a bit of a beef here with the setup right out of the box, but thanks to the infinite fine-tuning that is available thanks to the inbuilt equalizer when you have your system connected you should be able to hit that sweet spot time and time again.

What’s really remarkable though is the fact that for audio that will be streamed across Bluetooth technology as these headphones sound fantastic, though they definitely fall short of more traditional wired solutions and come nowhere close incredibly expensive studio or DJ grade products. You’re probably not expecting that level of audio fidelity anyways, and the clarity that you receive is definitely more than adequate.

It should be mentioned that some people have reported the fact that the farther you stray from the source of the audio files being stream to these wireless earbuds the more that the sound quality degrades, and though there is an effective range of 30 feet you’ll want to keep it considerably closer. Some have also said that keeping the JayBird JF3 separated from the media player in pockets can hinder sound quality, but all armband users report that there was no loss whatsoever.

Special features

What’s most impressive about these specific wireless earbuds is the fact that they have been designed for active lifestyles. With both water and sweat resistant materials used in the construction of the entire unit, you’ll never have to worry about moisture getting inside of your JayBird JF3 headphones and destroying them from the inside out.

People have stated multiple times that the water resistance is perfect for workouts that produce a ridiculous amount of perspiration as well as any outdoor activities in light drizzles to steady downpours, though you probably won’t want to take these in the poll with you – they just aren’t that waterproof.

Included is a bit of shock dampening material wrapping around the delicate electronics responsible for reproducing the sound, though you’ll not want to put this to the test to terribly often. Yes, it’s nice to know that the silicone like synthetic solution will dampen any drops were accidents that might occur – but you wouldn’t want to put these through too terribly much abuse.

Attractively designed across the board, these are not just another pretty face when it comes to wireless earbuds

While the days of just sticking any old round objects into your ear to produce sound are dead and gone, it’s nice to see a company spend so much time really focusing on the industrial design of their products to make sure that they not only look fantastic but are also ridiculously functional.

Thanks to the unique honeycomb design of the earbuds you’ll be able to tailor the fit perfectly to your ears – regardless of their size – creating a comfortable fit that is perfect for active lifestyles. Created almost entirely out of hard plastic, the silicone parts that actually come into contact with your head and face are infinitely comfortable, definitely a plus and a nice little detail.

The JayBird JF3 runs off of a battery life capable of up to six hours or so on a full charge, and it only takes about two hours (or a little bit less) to bring the unit up to a full charge from a dead stop. And included USB cable with a micro USB port will help you take care of all the charging, offering you the convenience that you are looking for your

Final verdict

All in all, you would have to be at least a little bit crazy to invest in any other wireless your buds out there on the market today that weren’t the JayBird JF3. Infinitely comfortable to use, capable of reproducing more than adequate sound, and with a battery life of six hours or so – not to mention their waterproof and sweat proof synthetic material coating and a lifetime warranty – these are easily the very best of the best.


Jabra SPORTSpecifically designed and developed from the ground up to be the very best wireless earbuds on the market for those leading tremendously active lifestyles, there’s a reason that many people consider the Jabra SPORT headsets to be right up there at the top of the mountain. While maybe not as good as some of the other elite choices, the difference between these and the top two or three products is so small, they are almost unnoticeable – and though the only real glaring difference that holds the Jabra SPORT’s back is a slightly shorter battery life.

Overall impression

Featuring the over the ear wraparound design that gives you infinite comfort and flexibility regardless of how big or small your ears are, the Jabra SPORT headphones look fantastic and perform just as well. With the behind the neck loop system that is so popular in the wireless earbud world right now and a sporty design aesthetic that will definitely fit in at the gym, the Jabra SPORT wireless earbuds are a smart investment for anyone looking to really get the most out of their purchase.

Breakdown of the sound quality

While many other wireless earbud solutions out there on the market today try to reproduce studio quality sound as closely as they can, the Jabra SPORT earbuds understand that this just isn’t possible when you’re talking about removing one of the most critical components to crystal clarity – the wires themselves. Any sound that is going to be transmitted through the air is going to go through a bit of a distortion, and the Jabra SPORT headphones are not shy about telling the world that they understand this – and even embrace it.

Using a built-in AM3D Power Bass mini audio amplifier to kick up those deep and punchy notes that most people who are trying to get a real workout in absolutely live for, you’ll find that this is definitely a little bit heavy on the bass. Now, obviously not right up everyone’s alley, if you’re looking for something that can really help you get motivated – and stay motivated – to push and push towards your personal best in these are definitely the headphones for you.

Unfortunately, the Jabra SPORT amplifier cripples a little bit of the higher pitches, making them significantly scratchier than almost any of the other wireless earbuds out there. Now, this is only true when the volume has then kicked up several notches – which is exactly where most people who are using these when they workout or run will have the levels. At normal listening levels, those that are perfect when you’re just trying to enjoy your music, this scratching this isn’t as immediately apparent – but it is definitely still there hovering in the background.

Special features

Of all the different special features that the Jabra SPORT brings to the table, the one that really rises above all others is its built-in FM radio system. This allows you to pull in all of your favorite local radio stations without needing any music or media players whatsoever – letting you use a truly disconnected wireless earbud solution right out of the box. Just using the volume buttons you can control the toning of the FM radio, a neat little feature that not a lot of other wireless earbuds include.

Of course, the other real gem that these Jabra SPORT wireless earbuds really hang their hat on is the fact that they have noise canceling technology built right in. While they don’t have the traditional external microphone to pick up and weed out ambient sounds, the actual rubber construction of the earbuds come with replaceable inserts that keep all external sounds out far better than most mic setups can. This is especially helpful if you’re looking to use your headphones when you are on an airplane, in a crowded office, or at the gym and just know want to hear any of the bleed pouring out of other people’s headphones.

This Jabra SPORT review would be remiss not to mention the fact that the most talked about Jabra SPORT special feature has to be the control system, super simple and easy to use and using only two dedicated buttons. One is a rocker button that allows you to adjust the volume or tune the radio, while the other is a multipurpose button that is touch sensitive and used to play and pause music, turn the headset on and off, and also connect to any of the devices that have Bluetooth technology (up to two devices at a single time).

A perfect design aesthetic without sacrificing a drop of comfort

The futuristic looking wireless earbuds definitely don’t disappoint when it comes to the while factor, with a black and gold scheme that is sure to turn some heads. Finished off in a rubberlike synthetic, these hard plastic headphones are going to be able to take a little bit of a beating without falling apart entirely – something that cannot be said of many other wireless your blood solutions.

Of course, these headphones are not just fantastic to look at – they are also perfectly designed to fit comfortably on almost anyone’s head. Thanks to the wraparound design of both the actual headphones themselves (infinitely adjustable to hug the back of your ear) and the cable that connects them to slide over the back of your neck you’ll never have to worry about them getting tangled up in any way, shape, or form whatsoever.

Battery life leaves a lot to be desired

With almost all of the other top five solutions in the wireless earbuds marketplace offering between six and eight hours of running time on a single charge, the fact that the Jabra SPORT can only pump out between four and 4 ½ hours is simply inexcusable. They are using almost the exact same battery technology as any of the other setups, but because of the added features and technologies that are rolled into the trees specific headphones with a compromise in one of the uncompromising areas.

Final verdict

Overall, these are definitely right up there with some of the very best wireless earbud solutions – but the battery life definitely holds them back a bit. If you don’t need the extra 1 ½ hours of running time then these make for an almost ideal solution, especially for those looking for comfortable, flexible, and powerful headphones that really pump out the bass.

Creative WP-250

Creative WP-250One of the smartest businessmen in history once said that the only way a company can be successful is if it continues to innovate faster than their competitors do, always producing more useful products that are better than anything else anyone can purchase. And while many companies have been catapulted to ridiculous levels of success thanks to their focus on innovation, the fact of the matter is that the Creative WP 250 wireless earbuds seem to have just been innovated to be innovative – offering no real benefits whatsoever.

One of the more difficult to wear wireless earbuds on the market today, you should only look to purchase this specific headphone if you are desperate for a cheap pair of wireless earbuds and you understand that they are going to put an enormous amount of strain on your ear canals even after just a few hours of use.

First impressions

I’ll be honest – the first time that I laid eyes on the Creative WP 250 wireless earbuds I was more than a little bit excited.

With a futuristic design that looks reminiscent of two miniature speakers being attached by a single loop and promises of the latest and greatest technology, I was roped right into trying these out all on my own – and boy was I taken for a ride.

At first I thought that maybe this fit was just a little bit snug, and that once the Creative WP 250 wireless earbuds were broken in and it would become much more comfortable. Around a half an hour to 45 minutes later I was literally in agony, even though I hadn’t played even a single song through my new headphones because the connection process was delayed due to spotty instructions.

I should have known to give up then – but once I had them connected I was more than impressed with the sound quality, and decided to stick it out. What a mistake.

Overall sound quality

Maybe the only redeeming quality that you’ll find with the Creative WP 250 wireless earbuds is the dedication to producing ridiculously clear sound, even when pushed to the higher levels of the volume spectrum. Pushing out above average mid range notes regardless of the volume setting, the real shining star here is the combination of the higher frequencies and deep bass levels, which never seem to try to outdo one another the way that other wireless solutions have become known for.

No, as these might not be the same kind of studio grade headphones that musical producers and legitimate DJs are used to using, but they never pretend to be either. Within inbuilt music equalizer as well as the option to tailor your experience at your media center and push the settings across to your new wireless earbuds, almost any detail can be adjusted to perfection – though the settings right out of the box are pretty close.

You’ll find that there is absolutely no bleed from ambient noises whatsoever, but it’s not because of any noise canceling technology or noise isolation hardware – it simply because the earphone jacks directly into your ear canal. The fit is so snug that at first you’ll be more than glad it is keeping out any and all external noises, but then grow frustrated as it seems to push and press against the inside of your ear – maybe one of the more delicate parts of the human body. After 45 minutes to an hour of the continuous use you’ll want to read these things right off of your head and pitch them across the room (which I may or may not have done more than once).

General design

If you’re looking for a futuristic looking set of wireless earbuds, then the Creative WP 250 product line is right up your alley. In fact, this is one of the things that most attracted me to these headphones – the fact that they looked so futuristic and promised to give me that kind of experience. Yes, the overall design can be a little bit bulky, but for whatever reason that the Creative headphones never really felt too terribly heavy.

Of course, that could be directly attributed to the fact that my focus was on whether or not they were causing my ears to bleed, but just scanning many of the reviews on the web will report the same findings – they are still relatively lightweight.

The Bluetooth used in these headphones is of the latest version, allowing you to not only connect to almost anything with built-in Bluetooth connectivity but also to devices any single time. This is one of the cooler features of these headphones, in that you can share a single media player with two sets of headphones – listening to the same exact songs at the same exact time in a group setting.

The neckband and that doubles as the connecting wire between them is strong and sturdy, and differently has a little bit of weight to it. This doesn’t feel too bulky or big, but it lends a sense of peace of mind in that they didn’t cheap out on this critical component – and the performance would lead to the same conclusion.

Battery life is capable of right around five hours of continuous use on just a single charge, with a micro USB input providing the necessary connections. Sure, it takes a considerable amount of time to recharge as a specific set of wireless your buds (nearly 3 hours from a dead set of headphones), but most people will be charging their units overnight and it won’t be an inconvenience.

Final verdict

If only they weren’t so terribly uncomfortable to wear over long periods of time and these could be a true contender for the top spots in the wireless earbuds world. Sadly, they are just too painful after short durations, making it almost impossible for us to recommend any Creative WP 250 wireless earbuds.

Hopefully people who have already purchased these headphones continue to shout from the mountain tops about this design flaw in Creative pays attention, because they could have a real winner on their hands.