Gear up for your daily workout with these Jaybird Tarah wireless sport headphones. Flexible silicone ear gels provide a comfortable, secure fit, while the sweat-proof, waterproof construction make these headphones ideal for outdoor sporting activities. Featuring six hours of continuous playback, these Jaybird Tarah wireless sport headphones keep your playlists going throughout marathon training sessions and extended visits to the gym.
Voice assistant compatbile
One-touch access to your phone's Siri or Google Assistant manages calls while running or riding.
Bluetooth 5.0 interface
Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device.
Offers up to 6 hours of use on a charge. Also features fast charge function when 10 minutes of charging provides a full hour of play time.
Sweat and waterproof
Provides protection from sweat and water, so you can easily wear headphones while working out.
Fits securely and directs music into your ears for full, uninterrupted audio.
Soft and flexible silicone ear gels provide incredible comfort and a secure fit.
Speed cinch system
Allows for fast and easy adjustability.
Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
Clear sound with custom EQ
High sound quality that's compatible with the Jaybird App to customize sound EQ and save personal settings to the buds.
Compatibility with Google Fast Pair simplifies pairing, and Find Your Fit in the Jaybird App helps dial in your fit.
Music and calls
Manage calls with ease, and control and listen to music with the push of a button.
This is my 3rd pair of Jaybirds over the last few years. My first pair were the original Jaybird BlueBuds X, the X3s and now the Tarah.
As the headphone jack starts to become a thing of the past, it’s nice to see some quality wireless headphones at a more affordable price point. The design on the Tarahs is pretty typical for the Jaybird line. They look similar to the X4, albeit clearly a lower cost option. Thankfully, they kept they were able to maintain the IPX7 waterproofing – so no need to worry about sweat, splashes or even brief total submersion.
With 6 hours of play time, the Tarah is no slouch. I’m not a huge fan of the proprietary charging cable, unfortunately also different from the X3, X4, or even the Tarah Pro. All that being said, I actually like the design on this charger over the X3/X4.
Overall, not a bad set of wireless earbuds for the price, the sound is acceptable, the mobile app is great for managing customizable sound profiles and unlike previous generations, I also find the included silicone ear tips really comfortable. My only complaint seems to be a returning issue I also experienced with the X3’s. They seem to reconnect intermittently causing an interruption in audio. I was really hoping this issue would be resolved with the Tarah. That issue aside, a solid setup and a reasonably priced set of quality earbuds.
To be honest, I've never been a big fan of ear buds. To me the sacrifice you make in sound quality is never outweighed by the small size. On ear headphones always sound much better. But wearing big headphones isn't very practical for the gym, (which is where I do most of my headphone listening).
I decided to give these as a shot mostly due to the reputation that Jaybird has for quality. The headphones certainly look good. The box that they come in definitely gives a feeling of quality and the color of the headphones themselves is visually striking.
Included in the box are 3 different sizes of ear inserts. I tried both the #2 (middle size) and the #1 (small size) inserts. I guess I must have odd sized ears because I found the #2's a bit too big and the #1's a bit too small. I even tried using a #2 on my right ear and a #1 on my left ear but nothing seemed to fit me perfectly. Unfortunately the #1 was too small and wanted to come out of my ear but the #1 was a little big.
To get good bass response out of these headphones you have to get the inserts deep into your ear to form a seal. But I found that I constantly had to readjust my headphones to keep them sounding good. The EQ that is included with the app is a nice touch but I found it to be a bit clunky to use. When you adjust one part of the range, (lows, mids or highs) it will often affect the other ranges next to it. I would prefer just a simple slider at different frequencies. Also I use my Samsung Gear for listening to music at the gym, not my phone. I don't want to have to carry my phone around when I'm working out. So I don't even know if the settings I set up in the app apply to my Gear.
But the real deal breaker for me is the design of the headphones themselves. The volume controller on the right side tends to pull the right cable down all the time so that the cable won't sit evenly across the back of your neck. What I ended up doing to combat this was making the rubber cable fairly tight against the back of my neck so that the controller stayed on my neck and didn't slide around. The problem with this is that when I get sweaty the rubber cable will stick to the back of my neck and every time I turn my head to the side it will have a tendency to pull the buds out of my ears. Also I can't get to the volume controls this way as the controller is on the back of my head. Further complicating things is that when I would feel around for the controller to adjust the volume it would invariably pull the right bud out of my ear so I would have to readjust it.
The design of these headphones it totally impractical for the purpose to which they were designed for. If I have to constantly be thinking about and adjusting my headphones then I don't want to wear them. I want to just put my headphones on and forget about them. I would think that running in these headphones would be even worse.
I'm giving these 2 stars. 1 star because I think the design is horrible with another star added because they actually sound pretty good for an ear bud. I have attached a pic of the headphones I usually wear at the gym. I think these ones have a much better design. They have a hard "wire" that holds the headphones in place so they don't move around and they are a decent size so that they give solid bass response.
We appreciate your positive feedback on the Jaybird Tarah's sound quality and box art. We're sorry to hear that they do not fit your ears and we'll be glad to help you out! Just send us an email at Jaybirdlistens@Jaybirdsport.com and we will get you taken care of.
For future reference, you can try these suggestions for secure fit:
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Sound quality, Use with apps
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Perfect sound, tricky fit.
Sound quality, Use with apps
I have 4 different brands of Bluetooth headsets and a couple of wired ones. I must say the Jaybird Tarah version has become my favorite despite one thing I don’t like about it.
Sound: this has better sound quality than the pricy brand name I have. Clear highs and deep lows for a nice full range sounds.
Accessories: the charging dock is proprietary so a regular usb charger won’t do.
The App: i love the ability to adjust the sound settings to any presets or just create my own. Jaybird has done a great job with the app. It’s highly versatile and well designed.
Now to the one thing I don’t like: it comes with three different size buds but the only thing is different in size is the outside piece while inner piece is almos the same size on all. Still they do a great job at keeping the headsets in place. It’s not an issue significant enough to remove a star.
Jaybird Tarah headphones are good. They are light, have IPX7 rating which means they are completely water/sweat resistant and sound pretty well. The battery life is good (approx. 5 to 6 hours) and they support quick charging so if you want to go for that last minute run, you will need to charge them for just about 5 minutes.
They come with a charging cradle and special charging cable (unlike other wireless headphones that I have had so far where the charging was done using a Micro-USB cable). I think this is to achieve IPX7 rating but this definitely is annoying as I have to always carry around one more cable and cradle.
I like the Jaybird app and how you can apply different equalizer settings based on the mood, genre etc. So far, the connectivity range has also been pretty good.
Overall, I think they are pretty good in-ear headphones below $100 range. The fitness people will really like them but they are good for day-to-day use as well.
I love technology, especially anything dealing with music. I'm a true audiophile.These are crisp and clear, nice deep bass after adjusting the EQ in the accompanying app. It gives you a 5 band EQ to adjust to get what fits your genre of music. Also gives you presets if you listen to multiple types of music like myself. The app is a breeze to manipulate and control. Pairing was a simple process.
These Jaybirds do not disappoint by any means. I use them out and about and around the house. The battery life for me was pretty close to what the manufacturer quoted of about 6 hours on a full charge. They also have a quick charge that gives you about an hour of play after only a 10 minute charge. I enjoy this because my HTC10 has a type C charge that does quick charge as well. So when you're totally jammed out and kill both, 10 minutes and you're back in the game haha.
They're extremely comfortable, you hardly notice them. Made of a soft silicone gel.They state sweat and waterproof. I'm not a profuse sweater and haven't put these in water but I'll take their word for it. They come with 3 different size ear pieces small medium and large or as they call it .. 1, 2, and 3. They are a snug fit and as any ear bud you need to place them firmly to seal to get the best deep bass. .Also included is a small charge adapter.
Cons- It'd have been nice if it just have a normal charge slot so you could use any charger to charge but instead you have to have the manufacturers adapter to charge which is very small and easy to misplace unless you get some sort of case for both it and your earbuds
If you don't mind with very minimal compromises when comparing these to the Tarah Pros, you will be happy with these. At the time of writing this review, the pros are $60 more than these. Sound quality is very nice for being in ear buds made for running and sports. I can honestly say that the fit on these are very comfortable for long term use. The overall form factor on these are minimal, the controls are simple. Battery life is sufficient enough and I love the quick 10 minute charge giving an hour's worth of juice. Being able to connect these to 2 devices and not having to sync each time is a time saver for me. I love being able to switch from my phone to tablet very easily.
My dislikes are with the application itself. I prefer not to get lost or to look at a whole bunch of advertisement for their other products when simply trying to change the EQ options. There is a noticeable difference when adjusting the EQ settings. I recommend you explore and modify to your own liking.
I’ve had these for about a day or so and have been using them to work out and when I’m just running around. The good, they are extremely comfortable. I mean right out of the box, the fit in my ears and have a snug fit.
They came about 55% charged, which will probably vary depending on how long they’ve sat before they shipped. The neck strap was long enough to fit around my head and allowed a good range of motion and still didn’t fall out.
The bad, the sound quality is not that great. They sound very “tinny” and forget about any bass response at all. These are treble filled earbuds. I played around with the settings after downloading the app and although they sounded better, they were still less than ideal for my music preferences. The app has a lot of presets that you can save for use as your sound equalizer, but even with that, I was disappointed. This is my second pair of JayBird earphones and honestly, the X2’s are a much better pair. Granted the price points are different, but I would honestly rather pay more for a quality pair of earbuds than to have something with far less sound quality.
The other negative about these earbuds for me is the charging cable. To charge these you have to sit them in a seat on the cable and plug the cable up to a USB port. For me it’s just one more thing to carry and potentially lose. Once you lose the cable, you can’t charge these anymore. I think this is a poor way to charge any set of headphones. I would rather have just gotten a micro usb cable and called it a day.
Overall, I’m not terribly impressed with these headphones and would not recommend them.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about bass quality, reliability, treble quality and durability. Editors are less positive about size. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 90/100 = Excellent quality.
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A:AnswerShort answer is no. They are IPX7 rated, which means they can be submerged up to one meter for up to 30 minutes- but this doesn’t really mean they can/should be used in a pool. And ... Bluetooth signals are blocked by water, so that’s a no go.