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.
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.