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Jabra - Elite Sport True Wireless Earbud Headphones - Black

Enjoy working out with these Jabra Elite Sport wireless earbuds. Their innovative hear-through technology lets you filter in background sounds when you want, and an in-ear heart rate monitor helps you track workout goals. When paired with the included charging case, these Jabra Elite Sport wireless earbuds deliver a total of 13.5 hours of battery life.

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    What's Included


    • Charging case
    • EarWings (3 sets)
    • Foam EarGels (3 sets)
    • Jabra Elite Sport Earbud Wireless Headphones
    • MicroUSB cable
    • Owner's manual
    • Silicon EarGels (3 sets)
    • Warranty card

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (641 out of 769)

    Features


    In-ear design

    Fits securely and directs music into your ears for full, uninterrupted audio.

    Bluetooth 4.1 interface

    Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device. Supports Headset v1.2 , Hands free v1.6, A2DP v1.3, AVRCP v1.6, PBAP v1.1 Bluetooth profiles.

    Clinical-grade in-ear heart rate monitor

    Helps you stay on top of your health.

    All-day power

    The rechargeable battery that delivers up to 4.5 hours of playback and the portable case, adding 9 hours and charging your earbuds on the go, provide you with a total of 13.5 hours of power.

    Four-microphone call technology

    Helps filter out background noise ensuring that only your voice is heard clearly and with no distraction in every environment.

    Integrated Jabra Sport Life app

    The in-ear precision heart rate monitor works with the app to track and analyze your fitness as well as provide personalized audio coaching in real-time during your workout.

    Water-resistant design

    Helps prevent sweat and water from entering the headphones.

    Sweat-resistant construction

    Provides protection from sweat, so you can easily wear headphones while working out.

    HearThrough technology

    Provides external ambient noise into earbuds for awareness.

    6.8 x 5.1mm drivers

    Deliver powerful sound.

    20Hz - 20kHz headphones frequency response

    Along with a 100Hz - 10kHz microphone frequency response ensures faithful sound reproduction.

    16 ohms impedance

    To efficiently conduct power.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 769 reviews

    83%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Likely the Best Truly Wireless Earbuds out today

      Posted
      xGFYx

      I bought these on 11/18/16. I wanted to wait to read a few reviews before taking the plunge. I'm a pretty serious tech follower and have been following the evolution of truly wireless earbuds since about 11/15. I've read 100's of reviews and watched Many youtube videos. Based on that research, every earbud produced before these has at least 1 flaw. For most, that flaw, whatever it may be was a deal breaker and I concurred. Which is why I never bought any of them. Until now... The few reviews that appear legit seemed positive and none expressed concerns over the problems that most of the other Truly Wireless Earbuds (TWE - from here on), connectivity issues, battery life, sound. There are a few mentions of fitment probs... This all being said, I rarely if ever post reviews, but these actually warranted mine, as I hope this will help anyone on the fence about spending the $$$ to buy a pair of TWEs, so here it goes: As soon as I opened the box, I could tell these were quality. Nice fit and finish to the charging/storage case. Seems like it could take a beating, not that I intend to give it one... I plugged the cradle in, before I left BBuy, so it was fully charged when I got home. Once I did get home, I wasted no time trying it out. I turned on my phone's (Samsung Note 4) BT, opened the case, popped the buds in my ear, pressed the bottom button on each bud for about 3 secs and the phone found the Jabras instantly. 5 secs later I was listening to Metallica. The sound is fantastic. I have been using them regularly throughout the last 3 days and there are NO connectivity issues. They do not drop out, never even a blip, with the phone in my pocket or even if I walked about 30 ft away, with 2 walls between me and the phone and still a rock solid connection. I had to get to about 40+ ft away for them to start to break up. The sound quality is as good or better than the Jaybirds i've had for a few years now, which I consider to sound great. I have tried the app and it seems to work pretty well. The heartrate sensor works perfectly and the battery meter seems accurate. As far as battery life, I have not killed them yet and I feel i've been using them as anyone would 'regularly' and have gotten over 4hrs. The battery indicator in the app said I had .5hrs left. That is amazing! The only other pair of TWE that I have found that seems to function without any issues in the Samsung Gear IconX. The deal breaker with them is the 1.5hr battery life = NG! 4+hrs? = Awesome! I have made calls with them and the 2 people i've talked to had no idea I was using these. I was standing outside around traffic in the wind and the noise cancellation worked flawlessly. Both reported no noise at all other than my voice = pretty impressive! The 'hear through' feature also works very well, but is not perfect. I have occassionally missed a single word someone has said. Also, when it is very quiet there seems to be some 'noise' - that sounds like a light ticking that appears to be created by the software, perhaps? Certainly no big deal and i'm sure the software will continue to be improved. The one point of criticism I would levy is the fitment. I have small ears based on many head phones, ear phones and earbuds over the years. The overall size of these are a tiny bit large for my ears. So, with the smallest 'wing' (which is what comes on it from the factory), along with the mid-size silicon ear-gel, it's a little tight. After about 30mins, if the buds are not positioned just perfect, they will start to cause discomfort. However, if they are positioned correctly (and I don't move them), I've had them in for 4hrs with no real discomfort. I tried using the foam-tips and even the smallest ones are too large. They cause too much pressure. This all being said, one they are 'in' just right, they a In! I feel like I could play football and these won't fall out. I think I would trade a bit of potential discomfort for the security of these not falling out while exercising. I have ran and weight trained with them for up to 1.5hrs at the gym and they never even shifted. If you have what would be considered 'average' size ears, these will likely fit just fine and if your ears are larger, they have larger options to to hold them in place. I think that covers it. Hope this helps. $250 is a chunk of change and I'm very thankful when someone takes the time to clearly explain things about new tech like this, so it was my turn to return the favor.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A BOLD attempt by Jabra!

      Posted
      Manvel
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Jabra levels the playing field with these sport earbuds but they don't come without compromises. I'm an audiophile and have used several high-end headphones made by Sony, Audio Technica, AKG, etc. to produce and mix music. I needed hassle-free truly wireless earbuds to inspire my gym workouts and found these. Prior to purchasing the Jabra Elite Sport, I used other wireless earbuds including the Bragi Dash, Jaybird Bluebuds X and JAM Ultra True wireless headphones. Sound quality: The Jabra Elite Sport offer a significantly better audio experience than the Bragi Dash, Jaybird Bluebuds X and Jam Ultra earbuds. I was surprised how clear the low ends were (20hz-150hz) but the bass response and clarity in the 150hz-300hz range can be improved. The mids and highs are crisp and clear. Sound equalization can be adjusted in the app without any distortion which is also a huge plus. The sound quality doesn't compare to studio-priced headphones but is impressive given their small size and their sport-oriented purpose. However, there are trade-offs with sound quality related to produce quality assurance issues (below). Comfort: Comfort is one of the reasons why I'm scoring these a 4/5 stars. Jabra offers several sleeve/bud options to ensure a correct sear in your ear canal. After obtaining a correct seal, I experienced pain in my ear for two weeks of moderate use before they adjusted to my ears. The plastic material needs time to loosen up in your ears before they're comfortable. The buttons on the earbuds are also initially painful to use as they require you to push the buttons inward. This also takes about a week or two to adjust to before they're comfortable. During the two-week period, I could not keep these in my ears for longer than 1.5 hours due to the pain they caused. Afterward, I could keep them inside for four hours without hesitation. Bluetooth Performance: Bluetooth connection is solid on these. I did experience occasional dropouts when I placed my phone on a table and moved to a different room (+- 15 to 20 ft distance). During workouts and general use, the bluetooth connection is excellent. Features/App integration: The sweat and water proof guarantee is highly appealing if you use these for the gym. I had no issues with sweat seeping into the ear canal like I did with the Bragi Dash and Jaybirds. The battery life is as advertised. The microphone pass through (aka, "transparancy mode", "sidetone", "hearthrough", etc.) works well but occasionally stops and restarts when in use. The audi call quality is acceptable but not incredibly clear. The earbuds pair to an app that allows you to customize the EQ, track fitness progress, access custom workout routines and videos, etc. The app works with the touch controls on the earbuds which makes it incredibly easy to cycle through workout routines and hear feedback about progress and follow vocal commands during the routing. Product quality assurance: Quality assurance is the main reason why I scored these a 4/5. I exchange this product four times and felt compelled to write a review about this. With the first earbuds, I noticed a very loud buzzing sound coming from the right earbud when the heart rate monitor was on. The heart rate monitor turns on when you use the app to track workouts. The buzzing sound cut through and was noticeable while music played. Jabra's support team offered troubleshooting tips which did not work. I ended up exchanging the earbuds. The second earbuds did not have this issue, however, the right earbud was much lower in volume than the left earbud. Again, I re-set the earbuds per the feedback from support. Nothing changed. The third pair of earbuds had the noticeable loud buzzing sound in the right ear again due to the hear rate monitor. Again, exchanged. At this point I'm thinking that this product has production flaws which the consumer just has to deal with. With the fourth pair, I can hear the buzzing sound created by the heart rate sensor but at a MUCH lower volume than the initial pair. It's not enough to affect music pass through like the previous pair. However, now the left earbud is lower in volume than the right one. The troubleshooting did not work so I attempted to isolate the issue with my own analysis. I isolated various sound frequencies to each earbud and realized that some, not all, of the frequencies heard on the left are either much lower in volume OR come through with distortion. In other words, if I isolate a sine wave with a frequency of 15000khz on the right earbud it sounds clear and loud. When doing the same on the left, the sound comes through at a significantly lower decibel level AND with white noise. This translates to a great music experience in the right ear and a sub-par experience in the left ear. Just ridiculous. Support: My experience with Jabra's support team has been pleasant - They respond to emails very quickly with suggestions on troubleshooting the earbuds. Final thoughts: Jabra needs to fix the comfort issues, ensure that BOTH earbuds offer a consistent listening experience and include swipe-sensitive controls to allow for fluid use/navigation. If these areas don't concern you, the Jabra Elite Sport will make you happy and serve your workout and listening needs.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Incredible, but not without its flaws

      Posted
      NotaFan

      I've had these Jabra Elite Sport Wireless earbuds for about 3 weeks now and overall I really, really like them. But it does have its flaws. They come with 3 different sizes of both foam and silicon tips as well as 3 different sizes of wings. Most people should be able to find the right combo to fit them comfortably, but everyone's ears are unique so it may not be as cut and dry as that. For me, I tried every combo possible and was able to get the perfect fit and sound for my right ear. My left ear though, I just couldn't get it perfect, so I'm sacrificing a little comfort for sound quality. I need a size between M and L. Basically after about 2-3 hours that ear gets fatigued I need to take it out. Again, that's just my situation though. They do fit so snug that they ain't falling out no matter what. And that's awesome because I've been searching for years to find earphones that don't constantly work their way out as I'm working out, especially while running. These do not go anywhere! Sound quality is great, but not on par with the Jaybird Runs - to a degree. The Runs have superior bass and customization options on its app. The Jabra app has about as basic an elementary equalizer as you can get, but the bass is pretty good and overall sound is great, just not as great as the Runs. However, my experience with Jaybird Runs was it has an undeniable static-y/metallic/crackling sound effect that was a major deal breaker. One downfall with the Elite Sports is that I feel they need to be louder. At the gym, or mowing the lawn I'll have them on full blast but I definitely would like them to be another 2 or 3 levels louder. I just prefer to blast my music or podcasts sometimes. In every other situation though the volume levels are adequate since those are the only times I'm blasting them. There's a built-in heart rate monitor and fitness coach thing that I'll never use so I can't comment on that. These functions basically make up the entire app, which BTW looks like some junior high kid designed from a "my first app" kit. Come on Jabra, look at Jaybird's app and yours and tell me how you sleep at night! The app needs a MAJOR overhaul, especially the equalizer. If they just made it half of what Jaybird's is then that alone would put these earbuds into the stratosphere. But I feel like the limits on the equalizer really hold back what could be a superior product. Another thing is they need to connect to your phone in order for the equalizer settings to take affect. It would be nice to have the settings enabled if its connected to your phone or not. So if I connect them directly to my Apple Watch then they just don't have that customized sound, and that's a bummer :-( Two of the best features, that others don't have as far as I know, are: 1) they're waterproof (not just water resistant but full on waterproof). They're good for 30 minutes in up to 3' deep water. I haven't tried swimming with them but I do leave them in while showering which is a game changer for me! 2) they have a "hear through" function that allows you to hear your surroundings without taking them them out. So, when in they're basically sound tight, and at the office or on a jog on the road that can be a problem. But with the hear through function on (they can be turned on or off) I can listen to my podcasts and still hear all the other ambient noises in the background, such as someone calling my name, telephone ringing, or car honking its horn. When they're off all that noise basically disappears. I haven't had any issues with battery life and have used them for as long as 4 hours at a time. The case is small and easily fits in my pocket, but is too big to carry around in there all day. Also, the case adds another 8 hours of battery charge I believe. They're not held in magnetically which isn't an issue for me but maybe others. I haven't had any connection issues, BUT they do say "headphones disconnected" immediately followed by "headphones connected" every now and then - but they don't lose connection so I don't know what that's all about. Also, on 3 occasions now the left earbud gets quiet and sounds static-y. I've fixed it each time by putting both earbuds back in the case for a couple of seconds. This seems to reset and fix it. It's not a consistent problem and is fixable, but if it gets worse then I may have to contact Jabra. Sometimes there is a slight lag with audio when watching video on my phone. But it doesn't happen every time and is only a millisecond or two, but is noticeable. Maybe it has something to do with my cell connection? So to sum it up, they stay in, are pretty comfortable (right ear is fantastic, left ear not so much), sound great (but could be sooo much better with a better equalizer), are waterproof, have an awesome "hear through" function that is really practical, and have great battery life. I don't see how any other truly wireless earbuds can match up to these.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Verdict is in...

      Posted
      mdmania

      This is my fifth true wireless headset and hopefully the last one or I can safely say it is the last one. After going through four other true wireless headphones like Earin, Skybuds, Samsung Gear Icon X and Sol Republic Amps Air I finally found the one that stays connected the entire time during my workout activities. The other wireless headphones I mentioned weren't all that bad, but what separate Jabra Elite from these headphone is the solid connectivity. This is very important to me because I don't like interruptions and losing momentum during my workout sessions. The funny thing was I tried and tried trying to lose connection while working out with Jabra Elite and no matter what I did, it stayed connected. I even walked away from my phone across the gym to get a drink and I did not experienced any connection issue. The days of worrying from connectivity is finally gone. Thank you Jabra!!! Aside from that, the sound from this headphone is well balance and able to handle other types of music genre. I listen to all types of music and this is perfect for someone like me. This is very subjective area and to some may say differently otherwise. I must say the Sol Rep Amps Air has the best sound out of all of the wireless I have tried, but I can't help not to mention that certain music genre from the Sol Rep gave it a unnatural sound to the music. Some frequency like bass is exaggerated and some songs just doesn't sound as good. Needless to say, I don't miss it. In terms of features like volume and track adjustable from the unit itself is a big plus. It's very convenient and is less sensitive than the SG Icon X. I hated the SG Icon X's touch sensitive feature because I always accidentally change the tracks when wiping my sweat. It was very frustrating. The Jabra was just right on and I never have to worry about this. About the comfort, its like any other headphones, it takes time getting use to. After finding the right gel and fit, I almost don't even notice that I have them on. I think I covered most of the important things and what I like about this headphone. Again, I think the most important in a true wireless feature is consistent connectivity, sounds and comfort. The Jabra Elite is definitely a winner on my book and after long research and trip to Best Buy several times made it worth the hassle on finding the right true wireless for me. I hope that some of you have the same experience as I do with this headphone. Buy it and try it for yourself. True wireless headphones is about to take over and you should start from using Jabra Elite.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Worth every penny

      Posted
      KKincaid
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Seeing how a comprehensive review of this product is missing I hope I can shed some light on this product to help your buying decision. I will be quite thorough. If you want the short version the title says it all. I have worn these for 2 weeks prior to this review so here are all of the facts and details. Packaging for the product was very nice and thought out. Once you open them and install the app on your phone you will need to pair them and they pair quit easily. One thing that you might miss is you have to pair the left to the right so you hear stereo sound. That only has to be done once. Sound and Comfort - Getting the right fit is extremely important to sound quality. I literally tried every combination (18 per ear) to assure the sound was the best possible. And for earbuds they are the best. I own Jaybird X3 and these are better. The sound is fully balanced, however, if i use the silicone ear tips, bass is non- existent. Foam are the way to go for me. I have the smallest ears on the planet and I still manage to wear them without discomfort. Battery life - I have only worn them for 2.5 hrs before I was either tired of having them in my ears or it was time to do something else. So for me the battery life is over enough. I haven't had a low battery light yet. Hear Through - These buds have technology to allow you to hear your surroundings while listen to the music. This work great if you know what to expect. I've used this feature in the office, shower, grocery store, and at a basketball game. Push the button and your music is isolated with no sounds around you to be heard. Push the button again and voila you can hear everything around you...well everything you would normally hear at a reasonable volume. If the music is up loud enough it will drown out the surroundings unless your surroundings are loud. So the buds do not amplify the pass through sound. Turning your buds up will only turn up the music. I hope that makes sense. I think that is perfect. So in short if someone would have to yell over music of equal volume in a room then they will have to do the same in this case. Fit App - The app and heart rate tracker is bar none. Heart rate monitor is as close as you need it to be for a non-medical device. There are plenty of fitness activities to track and if one is not on the list you can create a custom activity. It even tells you if the activity was easy or difficult for you according to a few fitness tests you take with the gear on. This is a personal trainer without the cost. Oh, I got an update alert on my app and it instructed my to instal and place the earbuds in the case to receive the update. Boom new software wireless to the earbuds. An improved product to match new products on the market. Wow! Overall, these are exactly what I have been looking for since the first "wireless" Jaybirds came out in 2009. I'm glad they are finally here because it's been a long wait. Get these if you want true wireless earbuds to meet all you your demands. Kanoa really dropped the ball by being late to the party and should hang it up. There is no need for them any longer. Only con is I wish they were a tad smaller as they barely fit my ears.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Comfortable wireless for right price

      Posted
      cj1982
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I often read reviews on expensive items before I buy them so in an effort to help out others I wanted to wait a few weeks before writing anything. I have used these almost every day for the last 3 or 4 weeks. I use these on 3-4 mile runs, lifting weights or on an elliptical. Comfort: The different ear pieces were nice to have. They have silicon and foam sets along with 3 different sizes for the ear. I tried out both and favored the foam. They do take some getting accustomed to. Wearing a stocking hat with these is fine as long as it is a little loose fitting. Tighter fitting hats press the ear piece and it is not very comfortable. At first I was pretty worried about losing one but now I don’t even give it a thought. They fit pretty snug when you have the right configuration for your ear. I think the buttons on the ear buds are a little tough to push but it doesn’t cause any discomfort. Connection: These connect almost instantly to my phone. If I have the ear buds in and I turn on the Bluetooth on my phone it almost instantly confirms that it is connected to a device. I have not had any issues with it dropping connection yet. Currently I belong to a Snap fitness, so it not a huge gym, and I am able to leave my phone with my keys by the door. It is nice not having to carry around a phone during my workout. When I get to the range limitation you do notice some crackling but that is to be expected with Bluetooth. I have only found the limitations when I try and leave without my phone. Functionality: There are 4 multifunction buttons. With the ear buds I can raise/lower volume, pause or skip a track and launch their Jabra sport app or give you an update on your workout. I think it does more but I have yet to ever receive a call with them in. Buttons are responsive but you have to press hard but you do not need to worry about accidently pressing them. The heart rate monitor and pedometer is pretty accurate. When checking heartrate against that on an elliptical machine it was within 1-2 beats. The pedometer tracks right along with my fitbit. Jabra Sport App: This seems like a handy app for runners/walkers but not much beyond that yet. I turn it on at the gym anyway because I like hearing the progress readout every 10 minutes (I pretty sure you can turn off the update). However I am usually listening to Pandora and when I finish my workout the app shuts off my music. Sort of annoying but it doesn’t take much too just start the Pandora app again. I suppose they assume when your workout is done you will be done with the ear buds. Hopefully they make some improvements but the app is not the reason why I bought these. Sound Quality: The music sounds pretty good. It is fairly clear and gives a little bit of bass. I listen to all types of music and have not noticed any difference between genres. Battery: I often wear these for anywhere from 45 -90 minutes. I have only worn them out 1 time because it had been a few days since I charged the case. It notifies you when the battery is low and lasts about 10-15 minutes longer at lower volumes. When I ran it out I only used them for about 30 minutes so I know the case needed to be charged. It does have a battery indicator in the app. All in all, I am happy with my purchase. They are spendy for a set of ear buds but they feel robust enough that I will be using these for quite some time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great product!

      Posted
      Themos

      I bought the Jabra Elite Sport about two weeks ago, after searching for at least 4 months to purchase truly wireless earbuds that do exactly what they are supposed to-less "phone handling" while you wear them and crystal clear sound. Beats are offering a great deal of successful wireless products, however for my style they are not very convenient for everyday use - the Solo/Studio are too big for me and they won't stay on your head during intense exercise and the Powerbeats on the other hand are "too complex" appearance-wise for my taste. To make a long story short I was looking into very discrete wireless earbuds that will stay on my ears during intense exercise and that I could also use while I am working at the lab (graduate student) with the minimum phone-carrying/handling possible. Bragi Dash looked like a good idea, however after reading numerous reviews about them I realized that they had many connectivity issues (the phone has to be always on you for them to work) and the sound quality was bad. Samsung IconX and Jabra Elite sport were the alternatives, so putting my faith on the reviews I went on buying the Jabra, althought they are more expensive that the Samsung ones. First of all, they fit nicely on my ears offering different fitting options with the ear pieces they include (still the perfect fit is very subjective). They definitely don't fall of my head no matter what type of exercise I am doing. The bluetooth connection is very strong and it stays strong to a 10-meter range around your phone. I wear them during my work and my phone stays on the desk, while I am moving around. The sound is very clear and the volume goes high enough considering that they are wireless earbuds. Don't expect the bass, volume and sound quality of other headphones (Beats, Bose etc.), but they are still doing the job! I really like the fact that you can wear one of them, although you are partially losing control of them (volume and switching tracks is on the left earbud, play/pause-answer/deny calls on the right. However having just the right one gives you enough autonomy while working. Speaking of autonomy there is voice control when receiving calls and you can use Siri if paired with an iPhone by just pressing a button. This makes it really easy to receive calls or do a whole bunch other things without occupying your hands. The charging case is very elegant and small and offers you great charging flexibility. The battery life is somewhat low (3 hours), but at this stage I don't have high expectations since they are that small and the technology is still improving. You can have 9 hours battery life with the charging case that offers two full charges, but one full charge takes around 2 hours, so 9 hours is not a very "real" thing. I haven't yet taken full advantage of their fitness capabilities, but they can be extensively used with their app, tracking your heartbeat and helping you counting sets and repeats of your exercise while also monitoring your progress. Their only disadvantage is that the buttons to control and connect them are very hard to push and sometimes when wearing them it can be a pain to press the buttons (its like pressing the earbud deeper inside your ear). If pressing the buttons was easier or even better if they were touch responsive these earbuds would be the perfect wireless gadget!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Could have been great, quality control issues

      Posted
      gilzow
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      When they work, they are easily the best pair of bluetooth headphones I've ever used for running (and I've now tried about 20 different models/brands). The emphasis though is on when they work. There is a reason they have so many refurbished models available. I bought my first pair in December and am now on my fourth replacement (that's a little over one a month). Each time the right ear bud will suddenly lose volume. The first pair it was about 10% of the left ear (and happened within 15 minutes of using the headphones). The last pair I sent back it was about 50% volume. They lasted about 4 weeks. So they seem to have some serious quality control issues. when they work, they're great. Even with the included ear tips (Iswitched out to comply's), I've never had a pair fall out while running. I've also never had them lose connection between the ear buds (though occasionally I'll get a complete drop-out from the device, but I'm pretty sure that's the device's fault, not the headphones). When viewing videos, there are no sync issues/audio lag, something that I have not experienced with any other bluetooth headphones. And while I'm no audiophile, these sound fantastic, especially if you change out the tips to comply sport pro (though you can't leave them on and place the ear buds back in the charger). I found that getting a good seal with these is much more difficult than other in-ear headphones. They're sort of in between in-ear and ear bud, as the ear stem isn't really long enough to insert into the canal. I was mostly happy with the sound when using the included foam tips. Switching over to comply tips made a significant improvement in sound quality. Heart rate monitoring is pretty accurate, as long as you get the right earbud seated properly. Activity tracking/rep counting is a novelty at best, a joke at worse. It's pretty much useless. As is their fitness app. You'll use it for adjusting the headphone settings, and that's probably it. I originally picked the elite's in part because part of my run has me on the side of a 5 lane expressway where the speed is 50mph+ and I need to be able to hear the traffic. The Elite's have a feature called Hear-through that's supposed to allow you to hear your surroundings. It works, sort of. It's ok in a quiet situation like inside a home or office, but if there's any wind at all, it's worthless. You'll end up turning it off because all you can hear is wind noise, or take one of the ear buds out. Customer service is pretty good, but it takes them awhile to respond, and you have to move through all of the layers of customer service to finally get to a tech who looks at all the things you've tried before finally ok'ing an RMA. Be persistent and they'll eventually take care of you.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

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      Jabra Elite Sport Wireless Earbuds [Review]
      A common factor that I think we can all agree upon when it comes to our fitness is that a good workout seems to go by a lot quicker and easier when we have some solid tunes to listen to. Whether it be with your phone's speakers, headphones,Full Review
    • Chip ChickChance Kinney on July 31, 2017
      Jabra Elite Sport True Wireless Earbuds Review (2nd Gen)
      Usually, a refreshed device that simply tacks on a little battery life and nothing else wouldn't be all that exciting, but it's just that little tweak that has taken the Jabra Elite Sport true wireless earbuds from a great product to a potentialFull Review
    • Digital TrendsRating, 4 out of 5Ted Kritsonis on July 12, 2017
      Jabra Elite Sport review
      If you want more than just cord-free music, the Elite Sport deliver in a way other wireless earbuds don't.Full Review
    • PCMagRating, 3.5 out of 5Tim Gideon, Victoria Song on May 24, 2017
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      With boosted bass response, a heart rate sensor, and a waterproof design, the Jabra Elite Sport is a quality wire-free earphone pair aimed at athletes and exercise buffs.Full Review
    • which.co.ukMarch 11, 2017
      Jabra Elite Sport Wireless review
      The clue is in the name: the Jabra Elite Sport Wireless headphones are a Bluetooth pair designed to use during sports and exercise. This in-ear pair will link up with your smartphone while you're out for a run to give you data on your heart rateFull Review



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