Jabra Sport Wireless Plus Headphones – Product Review
I was offered the opportunity to try out the Jabra Sport Wireless Plus Headphones (Jabra Sports Wireless + for short). As the name implies the headphones are designed for those actively into sports & training being both rain, sweat & dust resistant as well as being shock proof.
Being an Apple fanboy, there’s no getting away from it I’m afraid, I had to give up on my white Apple ear buds in favour of something different. This was always going to take a little getting use to, I am however pleasantly impressed with these Jabra headphones.
The packaging is smart & you get a lot thrown into the box. Including the yellow & black headset you get six different types of ear gels to experiment with to get the most comfortable & tight fit. An armband to put your bluetooth audio device in, a fit clip & a USB charger cable as well as free 3 month trial to Endomondo Premium.
Setting up –
The Bluetooth pairing is simple as anything, even I could do it in just a few minutes. You turn Bluetooth on your audio device, in this review I’m testing it with an iPhone 5S. Hold down a button on the headset to turn on Bluetooth & to pair it & that’s it, simple. The software on the headset is great, voice instructions are given telling you when the headset is connected, when it’s on & when it’s powering off.
You need to take a little time in getting the right ear gels but you only have to do it once & then you’ve got the best fit possible. There’s an excellent ‘how to’ video on the Jabra website that you can surf to included in the instructions.
The stated battery life while using the headset for music is 3 hours, 4.5 hours talk time on voice calls & up to 5 days standby time. I’ve done some pretty long runs & the battery hasn’t died on me yet – however if you were attempting a longer race such as a marathon I would probably stick to wired headphones just in case.
Sound quality is also okay. I am use to the deep bass of the iPhone headphones & in all honesty these don’t match that but they do give some great sound & I actually found them better for running. The freedom of not having a cable getting in the way or taking away some of the focus whilst training is liberating. They even work with apps like Nike+ or Nike Running.
Volume is controlled on the right headset, you can pause tracks & even skip tracks all with the same button.
There is even a built in FM radio, which is where the Endomondo trial comes in, allowing you to set the radio station you want to listen to before you leave the house
Pros: Light, Durable, Water & Dust Resistance, Shock Proof, Easy to set up & use, FM Radio, Good Battery Life
Cons: Sound quality could be better.
Overall: These are decent wireless headphones – perfect for running, cycling, gym etc… Light weight & functional with the added bonus of an FM Radio built in. The headphones don’t budge once you’ve taken the time to fit the correct ear buds. The only slight niggle is the sound quality isn’t where it should be.
Available from: Amazon RRP £79.99 More information can be found on the Jabra website