Specifically 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.
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.
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.
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.