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JAM - CONTOUR Wireless In-Ear Behind-the-Neck Noise Canceling Headphones - Black

Tune out the distractions with these Jam contour collared earbuds. They last for up to 8 hours and have active noise cancelling so that you can easily hear your music without listening to the distractions around you. Sweat resistant and splashproof, these Jam contour collared earbuds handle everyday exercise routines with ease.

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    • JAM CONTOUR Wireless In-Ear Behind-the-Neck Noise Canceling Headphones

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    63% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (22 out of 35)

    Features


    In-ear design

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

    Bluetooth interface

    Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device.

    Noise cancellation

    Effectively blocks out distracting background noises, so you can enjoy a focused, immersive sound environment.

    Rechargeable battery

    Offers up to 8 hours of use on a charge.

    In-line microphone

    Lets you enjoy hands-free calls.

    Sweat-resistant

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

    Stereo design

    Delivers crisp tones.


    Customer rating

    Rating 3.4 out of 5 stars with 35 reviews

    63%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great for phone calls!

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

      Here are a few G R E A T things about this headset. * Outstanding for phone calls. I work in a fairly noisy environment and with other headsets callers were always complaining about background noise. NOT with these! You can hear your calls loud , crisp and clear ! Your callers can hear YOU not your background noise! Obviously if you work at a blast site they will hear noise but under most conditions these barely transmit background noise to your caller. I have tried numerous other brands of Bluetooth head sets and NONE have done as well as this set with voice calls. I am talking about Jabra Halo, Skullcandy Methods and Skullcandy Smoking Buds 2 . ...None of those compares in voice call quality. * These get L O U D ! Lots of other Bluetooth sets suffer from too low volume. These get nice and loud. Strangely , the volume of the headset MUST be adjusted on the headset itself. The volume keys on the I Phone do not adjust the volume of the headset. * Sound is very good. I mostly listen to the news and podcast . I am no audiophile but these are very acceptable. Deep rich tones and good Bass. I think most users will enjoy their sound. * The collar is very comfortable. The part that touches your neck is a silky plastic that feels great. The neck piece is soft and flexes easily. Great for larger necks. The unit is very light weight. * Build quality is very nice...I wish the buttons were bigger. * The Bluetooth light and the light for the noise canceling is in the inner right side. Basically cant be seen by other people while these are in use. I hate noticeable Bluetooth lights. * Bluetooth Range is on par with other headsets in this price range. I find it actually works best with my phone out of my pocket. * The Active Noise Canceling seems to work well. I tried it in the car and It reduced engine noise and road noise well. I tried it at work with music and noise cancelling and it was great at blocking out coworker chatter. You can go DEEP with this headset. You can use the ACTIVE NOISE CANCELLING option by itself without even being connected to a phone. * I had a another Bluetooth set from Jam in the past and I loved it. They were a cheap mini model. They lasted through 8 months of heavy use so I trust the brand. Here are a few things that I find annoying...Not deal breakers but things I wish were better. * The BESTBUY web site says these have 8 hours of battery life. The actual box says up to 7 hours. In real life I get about 6 hours 30 minutes. The low battery beeps only start like a minute before they shut down. It takes 2 hours to fully charge the headset. You can put on the charge to squeeze out a few minutes. * You cannot charge and use these at the same time. The Skullcandy buds allow use while charging ( you will have to reconnect to your phone though) *These have a battery saver feature that is very annoying. If you are connected to your phone but NOT actively listening to anything and NOT in a phone call these will drop the Bluetooth connection and shut down after 12-15 minutes. If you are ONLY using the Active Noise Cancelling they will ONLY drop the Bluetooth connection. This is a great set overall. Every single brand of Bluetooth earbuds has pluses and minuses. I have tried many brands in my search for a pair that would allow me to talk on the phone without excessive background noise being transmitted to my caller. These are the best I have found for phone call so I'm going to keep them.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Better than $200 JBL

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

      These produce better quality sound and MUCH better noise cancelling than the $200 JBL I tried. First pair lasted about a year and a half with pretty extensive use. Can't say I took very good care of them. Used mostly while mowing, operating chain saw, and other outdoor work. After a year and a half of abuse the noise cancelling stopped turning on. 2 weeks later the left speaker went out. Tried to resolve via BB since I had the extended warranty. They didn't have any in stock so I bought a pair of JBL for $200 thinking it'd be an upgrade. I was mistaken. Checked BB website and they had more of the JAM Contour but for less than half price. I ordered 4 new pair and returned the junk JBL. Sound quality is fairly close between the two but the JAM were certainly louder. Since I shoot a lot I like to use the noise cancellation feature of these. The JBL lacked actual NC but had no trouble providing a mic'd ambient noise that was 100% opposite of what I was after. JAM Contour certainly proved to be the better choice.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good noise cancelling and price, decent sound.

      Posted
      Chris
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      They are rather bass heavy while being lacking in treble, which is why I say decent sound. Once I adjusted the sound in the player on my phone the sound was good. And at least they aren't like many in ears that lack bass and when you try to increase the bass with eq they distort. These were the first noise cancelling headphones I tried and luckily I was at a friend's house and he has a pair of Bose and these were almost as effective at blocking his and his wife's voices. Later I tried these (but not the Bose) in his car and I was amazed at how much they block bass. One complaint is that the manual has super tiny print and I couldn't find a .pdf on the manufacturer's website. Also I would like to know if there is somewhere to buy replacement silicone tips as it seems with other headphones they always come off and I lose them. Luckily the tips don't come off too easily but still would like to be able to buy replacements. I did not like how the wires were on the sides of my face but I found that I could wrap the wire behind my ear and up and around and then into my ear. That way not on the sides of my face and might even keep the buds in my ears more. I'd say these are pretty great for the price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      So far so good

      Posted
      raja99
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      For $69, this is about as good (within reasonable expectations at that price point ) as it gets for a) noise cancelling - does more than a reasonable job of it, b) voice quality on phone calls is great, c) good battery life. I got these basically because my latest iPhone 7 required bluetooth connectivity, which honestly is a pain and not great but thats that. The only downsides, and honestly given the value, I would call these minor criticisms, is that overall sound quality is not bad - strong bass response but mid range and highs are limited. But for the gym, which is what I use these for, works fine. Bluetooth connectivity is a little effort. Not very seamless in that you have to be close to the bluetooth signal and hold a button on the headphones to connect. Little inconvenient and signal is not very strong. So it takes longer than you want to connect. That said, I have had it for a month and no other issues per se. seem durable enough but will know in 6 months to a year. For the price, hard to get noise cancelling, wireless in ear buds with reasonable quality. Jam Contour did it...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Here's the fine print on battery life...

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

      "Last for up to 8 hours" means you'll be able to listen to your tunes/podcasts/etc for pretty much that amount of time, just don't expect it to last quite as long with active noise cancelling turned on the whole time. Expect the battery life to be cut by at least half that time. As far as sound quality goes they are decent for what they are. I wouldn't expect a lot of bass but for the most part it's fairly balanced. The active noise cancelling works ok. It's most effective for cancelling out the background noise of spinning computer fans or the HVAC system of your office. It's not Bose QuietComfort level of noise cancelling but it'll take care of those ambient noises just fine. One star docked for battery life with ANC active. I'd dock another star for not being able to use these while plugged in to power but that kind of defeats the purpose of being wireless, doesn't it?

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Has Some Annoying Issues

      Posted
      Robert

      The sound quality is good, however, the sound quality for the other side of the call does not seem to be very good. Noise reduction does not seem to provide much correction for that problem. The ear buds we lost within the first week. The most annoying feature is the "Idle Timeout" where the headset automatically disconnects if it doesn't detect sound input within 15 minutes. This means that I have to keep turning the device back on repeatedly during a commute, meaning it may be unavailable when a call comes in. Apropos of the "Idle Timeout" feature, while the headset may disconnect from the device(s), if noise canceling is left turned on, the headset continues to use up the battery. The headset also does not always connect properly, necessitating that I go to settings on my phone or tablet and force a connection.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Good except for phone calls or skype.

      Posted
      EWquix1976

      Microphone volume is very low. About 1/3 of the phones normal level. After complaints from the friends and family I talked with on my phone and skype. Tested audio recordings with and without using the Jam Contour Yelling into the little mic hole in the top right side seemed to give me the best audio level I could get which was still lower than normal voice level of using my phone. Earphone audio level and quality seem all right Pairing was easy and power saving isn't to big a deal. ANC works all right (plane noise is reduced)

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Returned it

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

      Sounds was good. Very lightweight, nice to wear. Noise cancelling was somewhat adequate. It's not Bose-like nc, but it doesn't have the price tag either. My problem was with the Bluetooth. If you put your phone in your pants pocket, the sound gets choppy. I can deal with that. My biggest disappointment was that I cannot hold conversations on the phone. I tried everything because it could be the phone or signal. But I was finally able to conclude that it was the earphone. I needed a headphone that can multi task.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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