JLab Audio - JBuds Pro Signature Wireless In-Ear Earbud Headphones - Black

  • Model: JBUDSPROBT-BLK-BOX
  • SKU: 5793103
Listen to music all day with these JLab JBuds Pro earbuds. The adjustable tip placement provided by the three gel tip sizes delivers comfortable wear, while the two Cush Fins offer a deeper sound-sealing fit. The 10mm titanium drivers of these JLab JBuds Pro earbuds produce high-quality audio for a dynamic listening experience.

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Overview

What's Included


  • 2 cushion fins
  • 3 soft silicone gel tips
  • JLab Audio JBuds Pro Signature Wireless In-Ear Earbud Headphones
  • Micro USB cable
  • Shirt cable clip

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (687 out of 800)

Features


In-ear design

Fits securely in ears and provides all day comfort for full, uninterrupted audio.

Bluetooth 4.1 interface

Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device from up to 30 ft. away.

Cush Fin technology

For extra fit options.

Rechargeable battery

Offers up to 6 hours of playtime on a single charge.

IP55 water-resistant rating

Provides protection from water and sweat, so you can easily wear the headset while working out.

In-line microphone and universal controls

Let you enjoy hands-free calls and to switch up your music.

10mm drivers

Deliver crisp clear tones and bumping bass.


Overall customer rating

4.2
86%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Bluetooth Earbuds for the price

    Posted
    SonyCameraGuy
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    Setup: Pairing was relatively easy. Don’t be confused by the first voice message telling you that the system is on. Keep pressing until you get the second voice message telling you that the unit is ready to pair. Pairing mode can only be enabled when the earphones are off. If you turn them on without getting to the pairing mode, turn them off (by holding the center button down for 3 seconds) and try again (holding the center button continuously until the indicator light flashes red & blue). There was no case or zippered pouch among the accessories in the package. You may need one to protect the earphones when not in use. A VERY short USB cable is included. The “paddles” can be cumbersome to install, but can help keep the phones in, especially while exercising. A good seal is essential to getting the best possible sound quality. Be sure to find a tip that works for you. There are two rings on the barrel of each earpiece that allow the tips to be positioned at the barrel end or near the body of the earpiece. You may want to try both positions to get the most comfortable and effective seal. The unit comes with a shirt clip. I found it neither useful nor necessary. In-line microphone & remote control: From what friends and colleagues tell me, the microphone works well. Since you are not tethered to your phone or computer with a cable, they are great for teleconferences. The in-line remote control works with iOS and Android apps. The center button is play/pause (short press). The up/down buttons work for volume (short press) and forward/back track selection (long press). The remote also work with phone calls (a short press on the center button will answer an incoming call). Sound Quality: These are not audiophile quality in-ear-monitors (IEMs). The bass is forward, the trebles are OK, and the middle frequencies suffer a bit. Equalization helps considerably. Microphonics are minimized by the soft cable. These will not replace my $400 IEMs, but for the price they are a solid on-the-go, Bluetooth performer with all genres tested (rock, jazz, classical, & pop). J Labs offers a “burn-in” app if you believe in such stuff. The JBuds sound OK out of the box. Battery: The downfall of any small Bluetooth device, battery life. The battery came “fully charged”. Voice messages at startup let you know the battery status, “Fully Charged”, “Medium”, and “Low”. It took about 2 hours of use before getting to medium and another 4 hours between medium and shutdown. Charging from fully drained (using USB3 port on my computer) took 1.5 hours. The following albums were sampled during my review: Adam Harasiewicz: Chopin Nocturnes & Preludes Adrian Legg: Waiting for a Dancer Antonio Pleeth: 6 Geminiani cello sonatas Beatles: 1 Billy Mclaughlin: Fingerdance Bonnie Raitt: Road Tested Calum Graham: Phoenix Rising Creed: My Own Prison Dirks und Wirtz: Kinski Spencer Gismonti Don Ross: PS15 Earl Klugh: Whispers and Promises Francois Sciortino: French Guitar Giovanni Palombo: La melodia segreta, A Secret Melody Goran Sollscher: Eleven-String Baroque Hoff Ensemble: Quiet Winter Night Jeff Beck: Who Else! Jian Wang: The Baroque Album Joe Satriani, Surfing with the Alien, Crystal Planet, Flying ;;in a Blue Dream, Unstoppable Momentum John Doan: A Celtic Pilgrimage John Williams: The Guitarist Julian Webber: Elgar Cello Concerto - Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No.1 Krzysztof Meisinger: Villa-Lobos Melodia Sentimental Laurence Juber: Guitar Noir Lawson Rollins: Elevation Los Angeles Spin Luca Stricagnoli: Luca Stricagnoli Markus Segschneider: Snapshots Michel Haumont: Michel Haumont & Co Mike Dawes: What Just Happened Mstislav Rostropovich: Beethoven The Cello Sonatas- Vol1&2, Chopin Cello Sotatas, Schubert Schuman Debusy Cello Sonatas, The Brahms Sonatas, Vivaldi - Tartini - Boccherini Cello Concertos Nora Jones: Come Away with Me Oslo String Quartet: The Shubert Connection Peppino D'Agostino: Acoustic Guitar Ryan LeBlanc: Speechless Sarah Mclachlan: Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, Surfacing Sergio & Odair Assad: Sérgio & Odair Assad Play Piazzolla Steve Vai: The Ultra Zone, Fire Garden Tomasz Gaworek: Born To Be Together Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes TRONDHEIMSOLISTENE: In Folk Style, Souvenir I & II, Vladimir Horowitz: Rachmaninov Piano Concerto #3 Yo-Yo Ma: Bach Cello Suites Nos. 1, 5 & 6, Rachmaninov Prokofiev Cello Sonatas, Mendelssohn Piano Trios, Op. 49 & Op. 6

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Double-Edged “Audio Sword” – The Good & Bad

    Posted
    Panther68
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    To start with, the JLAB JBuds Pro Wireless In-Ear Headphones is a bit of a double-edged sword. On one hand, there’s the need to compare them against other in-ear Bluetooth earphones, and on the other hand, there’s the interest in comparing them against other JLAB Audio Bluetooth earphones/headphones. Starting with a comparison against Bluetooth earphones from other manufacturers, these (to be completely honest) don’t sound all that great. In terms of sound quality, they are fairly equivalent to others in the same price-range, including some that cost $5-15 more…however, for twice the price (which, as $50 is still fairly inexpensive for stereo Bluetooth earphones), you will find several choices that sound considerably better. Next, moving to the comparison against other JLab Bluetooth earphones/headphones, the JBuds Pro Wireless In-Ear Headphones (or JBuds Pro Bluetooth Signature Earbuds, as JLAB Audio listed on their own website), this new unit would appear to be their “budget” Bluetooth model, and (I’m assuming) probably won’t sound as good as their other Bluetooth earphones. Looking at build quality, these are of typical JLAB Audio quality, meaning that they don’t “suck”, but they also aren’t very good. I remember buying my brother a pair of JBuds earphones several years ago, and, unfortunately,. They didn’t last very long. It’s true that my brother could be (at that point of his life) a bit “harsh” with headphones/earphones, but they lasted less time than similarly-priced units from Sony, Skullcandy, JVC, etc. While he said the audio quality was “ok”, he continued to prefer those made by Sony, even if having to spend slightly more. Personally,. Prior to now, I’ve never owned, or even listened to, JBuds…and, after listening to the JBuds Pro Wireless In-Ear Headphones, I don’t think I’ll be listening to them any further. FINAL VERDICT: If you want an inexpensive pair of in-ear Bluetooth earphones that sound “good” (because you’re too cheap to purchase high-quality audio gear), and if you tend to be hard on your audio gear (thus they tend to have a “short life”), then the JBuds Pro Wireless In-Ear Headphones could be considered a “good buy”. At only $25, they’re inexpensive, have slightly-better-than-average sound quality (for their price). I’ll even admit that they sounded better than I had expected…I had expected them to be horrible, and they weren’t. On the other hand, if you’re someone who greatly enjoys listening to music, prefers very good, or better, sound quality, and doesn’t mind spending (up to) twice the price of these, then you’re probably better off avoiding them, as there are several other choices that sound better, are of a better build quality, and don’t cost much more. I truly wish I could recommend these, but, if I want to stick to being “open & honest”, I can’t. Once again, if you’re “financially strapped”, and just want decent Bluetooth earphones, then these will fit your wants/needs, and will even sound slightly better than many others selling for the same price…BUT, if you can afford to spend slightly more, prefer better audio quality, and want/need better build quality, then there are several other choices to select from, for which you will find yourself a happier customer. Sorry, JLAB Audio, but this is a bit on the letdown side. Disclaimer: This product was provided free, or at reduced cost, for the purpose of reviewing the product. Nevertheless, the above review, be it positive, negative, or anywhere in-between, is a 100% honest review, and the price paid played absolutely no part in my review.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Value-oriented BT buds... Audio Quality is OK...

    Posted
    GadgetGuy1981
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    These buds prove that JLAB is trying to get their hat in a VERY crowded ring... There must be dozens of BT headphones to choose from on my every visit to Best Buy - A few new every time. These are certainly aiming for the entry of this market at their price point, and for the entry level, they're not bad. They are light, seem to be well made (enough). but the audio quality is EXTREMELY tinny... No bass to speak of, despite the appearance of large drivers that MIGHT just be industrial design cues rather than actual engineered drivers for full sound. The cables are also very THIN which makes for light, un-noticeable use (which most users prefer) but the cords being so soft and thin also lead to easy crimping - Just pulling the ties off of them when opening from new put a permanent crimp in one part of the cable. Battery life is VERY good, as I was able to charge these once and user them for an entire weekend of listening for a few hours a day and a few miles of walking in addition. These were extremely comfortable and light during my brisk walk, and should work well for running or gym workouts also. All in all, if you're looking for sub-$50 wireless buds, these are a good choice, but investing more WILL get you much more from the competition. These will NOT compete with the likes of Jabra, Plantronics, Beats, or JBL on audio quality but you pay MUCH more for this portability and if deep music isn't your taste, these will satisfy you with good battery life and easy storage/ comfortable use. JLAB seems to be finding their place as a value-oriented "good enough" producer of audio accessories. I've had very BAD products from them and VERY GOOD ones. These are closer to the GOOD side for me!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad for the price

    Posted
    DavidJr
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    Had these JLab Audio - JBuds Pro Wireless In-Ear Earbud Headphones been out a few years ago, I may have called them amazing. However, there are many brands of similar style headphones now and this one feels slightly aged with the large battery/button dangling down from the right ear. For casual use they are not bad, but for more active use the constant feeling that something is dangling and tapping my neck gets a bit irritating. The sound quality is better than some other headphones in this price range, not bad, but not amazing. The battery life, is about 6 hours if playing music at max volume straight through. If you play a bit here and there with the headphones being on standby for calls and such, they last much longer. There is an included clip to help with cable management and I found it rather essential. When loose the short cable would become unbalanced on my head and would grab when turning my head essentially pulling one earbud out. However, the clip also allows you to leave one earbud out without pulling on the other. With a little trial and error, I was able to find a comfortable fit for the buds with the supplied pieces. I felt like without the fins though, the right earbud was always going to get pulled out from the battery box. The fins helped add a little weight distribution and actually made for a better fit over all. For the price range though, these are decent little headphones.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really good multi-function earbuds

    Posted
    Greg
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    The JBuds Pro wireless headphones are the first Bluetooth headphones I’ve used, and I’m fairly impressed. I’ve used a more expensive brand of earbuds for the past 2 years, but with iPhone’s decision to do away with the audio jack, I decided it was time to look into wireless. I like the fact that these have a cable connecting them, it makes them easier to keep track of (for me anyway) and provides a clip that keeps them from disappearing if they come out of your ear. The fit took a bit of getting used to, as the interchangeable ear cushions were either a bit too small, or a bit too big. I went with the ones that were a bit too big to ensure they sealed out ambient noise, and got used to the pressure rather quickly. They remained charged for around six hours while I used them for a combination of calls and music, all of which took place with the volume maxed out (personal preference). I found the range was between 20-25 feet, depending on if my body was between my phone and the receiver on the headphones. The receiver hangs right up near your jaw, so turning away from the phone puts your head between the two; perhaps my head is extra thick, though. I was quite impressed to see that the battery level was reported on my phone screen. It completely took the guesswork out of whether I would have enough charge for the day’s activities. The only thing I would like to have seen different would be a carrying case of some sort. The cable is prone to tangle up with things in your backpack or pocket, and a case would eliminate that inconvenience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value with good sound for everyday use...

    Posted
    banjo
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    JLAB® - JBuds Pro Wireless In-Ear Headphones These are a little different “collar” style earbuds, with the controls and battery in-line on the left side of the cord instead of in holder pods on each side like I am used to with other popular designs. Anything different takes a little getting used to, and once I got used to the controls it was OK. There is a little clip included to pin to your shirt or collar, but haven’t really needed that to get the headset to stay put. For more active use, like during a workout, the clip will be needed. The weight of the in-line control pod will pull the bud out of your right ear if you are really moving around, so the clip would help keep everything in place. If you are really moving around a lot, there are the “Cush Fins” that help hold the buds in your ears – they are easy to pop on and pop off when needed. I had to get used to the “extra weight” on the side with the in-line controls, and some users may find that to be a problem if working out or really moving around vigorously. Pairing is easy, but when going from one device to another I have to turn the headset off and then restart to get the connection. This headset “remembers” the last device it was pared with and will automatically connect to that device, but when going from one device to another (like from phone to computer) you have to turn off the headset and turn it back on to connect to the different device. Battery life is a few hours less than I get on “collar type” headset, probably because of a smaller sized battery due to the in-line controls design. No problems with 6-8 hours of listening, but not much longer than that. I don’t set my volume particularly high, which may help the battery last a bit longer than other reviews I have read. Charging is fast and only takes about an hour to get back to full charge. Sound is good, and is the best I have gotten from several headsets that are in the $20 - $60 price range – including well-known collar-style earbuds that are twice the price. The JLAB earbuds are a good value. A more robust sound may also explain why the battery life is shorter than other (larger) collar-style earbuds – there may be some “boosting” that draws the battery a little faster. Phone calls are OK and about the same as my other headsets. People can hear me just fine and I can hear them no problems. For the price, this is a good set to use around the house, walking or jogging, or going out for the day. Don’t count on them lasting “forever” on one charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Solid earbuds with a few (rather major) problems

    Posted
    Emily
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    These are overall pretty good, but I have a few major problems with them, and may well return them as a result. The first of which is that I apparently can't charge them with anything other than the 4-inch cord they came with, and that just blows. I bought them for listening to podcasts while I fall asleep, so I don't turn them off and they need to be charged every other day or so, so only having that tiny cord is a major hindrance, especially when I have a bunch of other microUSB cords for other devices already there. My next problem is that even with the smallest jelly things on, these absolutely HURT my ears. I put them in, and because of the texturing on the things or because of the material or because my earholes are small, I don't know, it burns the entire time I have them in. The only way to solve this is to have them nearly falling out of my ears, which is no solution at all. Third problem are the jelly fins that come with these to help keep them in the ear.. they fall off the buds quite a lot if you try to adjust the position of them, and they don't really work all that well. When they fall off, you have to take out the bud to put it back on. Fourth problem is that friggin blue indicator light never stops blinking while they are turned on. This is a MAJOR issue for using them in bed. It's super obnoxious and entirely unnecessary. I wouldn't mind if the light was just -on- or -off- but blinking? Seriously? Right next to my head? As far as sound quality, they are decent. nothing to really write home about, sure, but they do fine for podcasts. I have not tried them with music, since I don't really listen to music, so I can't comment on that. Voices, however, sound about as good as any other headphones. Battery life is also decent, and when you turn them on, a little voice in your head tells you appx. how much battery you have left. That's a nice touch. Connecting them to my devices was pretty easy, so no complaints there. The little voice also tells you that it's connected.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound quality at the right price!

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    AKK1
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    This review is for model JBUDSPROBT-BLK-BOX The sound quality of this little headphone is AMAZING, bass, mid, and high ranges are all great, this is exactly what you need for every day calling and excersise. At this price point, nothing in the market under $100 compares to it. I compared it to the sound quality of my JBL, and my Huawei mate9 headphones, and this one beats them easily. Bluetooth connection took less than 10 seconds and it is paired and in working condition. It also works with multiple connected devices to your phone, I got it connected to my phone while my Samsung Gear S3 frontier was connected to my phone as well with no issues at all. The packaging is good, and you get many attachments to fit your specific ear size. I have been using them for about an hour and a half now and the battery is still good to go. The package has a clip also, and a micro usb cable to charge it. There is an app to use with the headphone but I did not find any reason to download it. I also tested the distance, and I can say it worked perfectly within 20 feet and 2 walls away from the phone. I recommend these headphones to anyone, for work out or phone call to kids listening or watching stuff on their tablets in the car.. The sound with these is as clear as any high end wireless headphones. I can’t attest for durability yet, but I sure won’t be sad if I lost them, and if I do, I am going to purchase a pair from the same model.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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