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  • Pros mentioned:
    Features, Noise cancellation, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Listening to music

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Good not great

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    My current set of earbuds is the jabra 75t. So my review will be a short comparison of the 2 because they also, are very close in price and features. Fit. The Vista 2 fit my ears better. I think the fins help this. When I'm at the gym, I will have to adjust my jabra's a few times, never had to do this with the Vista. Always stayed in place. Both where light and comfortable as well. The case on both are a good size, but the Vista 2's case was a tad smaller and the exterior felt better. The Jabra's case was thicker and smoother so you didn't always feel like you had a good grip on it. The Vista's case was easier and more comfortable in my jean pocket and my fanny pack. It had a better grip as well. Looks. They both come in different colors, but I don't care about those things. The jabra's are bit smaller and because of the shape looks better and less noticeable imo. The Vista 2 protrudes out more. Function. Both have pus button controls but the Vista 2 has a light double tap features which switches the anc and the hear through feature which was great. The Vista 2 buttons also was easier to push and felt a lot nicer. Both had similar controls except, with the vista 2, you have only an option of volume up/down as one of the controls or pulling up Google assistance. You can't do both. That was a real bummer. On the jabra you can have volume and google assistance. ANC. Both did a good job. Not Bose level, but enough, where I didn't have to turn the volume to max at the gym. Call sounds. The call sounds on both where good, but the jabra did a better job of canceling background noise. This was from the person on the other line. I had no issues speaking or hearing them on either set of earbuds. App. The Vista 2's app wins this easily. The app was easy to navigate and had many more features than the jabra's. The most important being the eq feature. The many presets available to the customization makes it just kills the jabra. Sound. Here is where the Vista loses me. The sounds on the vista is at best average. Nothing exciting. It just sounds average. The Jabra, with it's perfect, imo, bass levels and highs, was just so much better. When I'm working out, I listen to every genre of music, and certain songs has a point. A point that makes you feel alive. Be it when the bass hits on electronic dance or hip hop. Or the symbols on a classical song, a high note by an opera singer. It just makes you feel good. The Vista 2 never gave me this on any song. It never made my head bob up and down. LOL. So for me, I will continue to use my Jabra 75t. Although the Vista 2's did many things better, the sound quality was just not there. Especially at this level.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Features, Noise cancellation

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice earbuds

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    These are some really nice earbuds. I am a small woman and have small ears. I always have an issue with earbuds really hurting my ears, not fitting or falling out and generally being too big for my ears. These fit nicely and seem to stay in my ears well. I haven't used them at the gym yet so I'm not sure if they'll hold up to that. There are 3 sizes of earbuds adapters to allow you to choose the right fit. You want the fit to be snug to give you the best sound and fit but not so tight as they hurt your ears. Out of the box, I liked how small the charging case was compared to the pair I use currently. They have a matte finish and the outside where you press for the controls feels like speaker fabric. You can customize what the controls do for each earbuds, which is a super nice feature. As I opened the case, they immediately started the process to connect with my phone, which was right next to me. The process was easy, which is great because some things I've tried to Bluetooth to can be trying. The app is very intuitive. One thing that always drives me nuts with earbuds is that when I run, walk, chew, etc, the sound really amplifies into my ear. I don't want to hear myself, I want to hear my music. These earbuds have a setting called Surround Sense. It lets the ambient noise in. When I used this setting, I didn't hear myself but I could tell what was going on around me without it overpowering the audio. This is great for times when you are out in public. There is also a setting called Active Noise Canceling or ANC. This setting gives you the noise canceling that is so great when you just want to lose yourself in the audio. These earbuds have 8 preset sound settings. With these, the equalizer levels are preset to various preferred settings. You can adjust the different levels in those presets to fine tune them to what you like or you can create your own presets. This is a great feature because none of the presets were quite right for me but they were easily tweaked. These earbuds are rated IP68 waterproof rating but they aren't to use for swimming or bathing. I would recommend these earbuds. I'm not sure that they are worth the selling price but that is the going price for higher end earbuds.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Features, Noise cancellation
    Cons mentioned:
    Ease of use, Use for phone calls

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    5 Stars Not Normal For Me

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    Tested with Galaxy Note 20 device. I was a little skeptical with the JayBird VISTA 2’s as my RUN XT’s from a few years back I found sub-par; however, JayBird I think has done an excellent job with the VISTA 2’s and they are definitely an upgrade in their product line. FITMENT The biggest upgrade is that they stay in my ear! JayBird did some heavy advertising in this department to promote their ruggedness; I just wasn’t sure if that would translate to staying in place, but thankfully it does! Honestly, the transition from the RUN XT’s to falling out sitting still to the VISTA 2’s putting up with washing a car on a super hot day and never needing to be readjusted is a major feat! Bending over a lot to pick up something out of the bucket never even gave me pause that the earbud might fall out. I don’t move slowly, so any workout routine with some up-downs, burpees, running, etc, I feel will retain the same experience I have had. I would say that your ear design would be a major contributing factor here too. This relies on the “fin” being able to “lock” into position in the Concha Cymba. The buds are nicely balanced so that aids their ability to stay put and the designs spreads out more than the RUN XT’s so that they can fit more in the Concha Cavum and Intertragic notch. There are three ear gels included 1-2-3 sizes, with size 2 being the unboxed size installed. Size 1 does not have the “fin” which I think is a shame because I prefer the ear bud canal size of the 1 over the 2. The buds do have a bit of weight to them and I did notice after about 2 hours of use I had some soreness, so there seems that there will be a “break-in” period. I think this is also do to the fact they are designed to sit a little deeper in the ear canal. AUDIO/VOLUME/SOFTWARE Audio Clarity is both loud and clear, with a nice balance of high’s, mid’s, and low’s. Call audio is good on both ends and the buds can be used independently. Noise Cancellation works extremely well, and I think it is where the JayBird software aims to please. The SoundSense (ambient noise pass-through) works extremely well when other people are talking to you, to the point that you don’t even know the buds are in your ear. I was extremely impressed with the level of clarity as I wasn’t even sure if the feature was on because the sound is so natural. However, the feature falls a little flat when media is playing at any volume level and also when the wearer is talking, as it does not transmit the sound through the buds so you still end up talking loudly like you are wearing ear plugs. (UPDATE below, the short of it is that there is a hidden settings menu allowing more adjustment). Also, when you start a phone call the software automatically goes into Active Noise Cancelling mode. In the companion app it does not register this change and when the call is finished it goes back to the SoundSense mode. The companion app is quite extensive (even more than I first knew) and there is the ability to reprogram the button taps to perform different tasks. There are also equalizer settings that can be set for different activity types that can also be Edited. Volume level is also controlled independently of the mobile device volume. When I first was testing the buds, I was concerned how low the volume was when my mobile device was at max volume. Once I started learning the button taps for the various settings, I noticed the volume level is not synced with the mobile device but independent. NAVIGATION The VISTA 2’s are designed with both physical and a capacitive button called “press” and “tap” respectively in the settings. The “tap” can only be programmed for one feature, where the “press” has single, double, and press and hold programming sequences. I do find the “tap” takes a few tries to get it to register, but when it does there is an audible chime so you know the setting change was registered. By default the “tap” is set to for Sound Management which changes from either SoundSense or Active Noise Cancelling on both buds, however, there is no way to have both features OFF; one or the other will always be ON...OR SO I THOUGHT! In the companion app for the Sound Management section that has both these features listed, there is also a “Settings” to the far right. I just assumed this was Title Heading as it didn’t look like a button. ANC does not have any settings to change, but SoundSense can change the level of pass-through, level of wind noise cancellation. Also, there is a setting for the Switch (tap) and ANC, SoundSense, or OFF can be selected or removed from the possible options. Selecting OFF, then shows it on the dashboard under the Sound Management section. CHARGING CASE A quick word about the charging case is that it is very light and compact and one my absolute favorites from the different ear buds I have tested across many brands. I am glad to see it is equipped with USB-C charging and somehow they crammed wireless charging into this little case. It takes twice as long to wireless charge (4 hours) compared to wired (2 Hours) when the case battery is fully depleted. The companion app can also show the case battery level on the dashboard. I did find it wasn’t always so easy to get it to register in the app though. Typically upon initial use each time it will show up, but if the earbuds have been connected/in use for some time that is when it was hard to get the case to connect too. The case itself is a little grip to it. The lid magnets are pretty strong and the seam is tight. It would be quite difficult for the case to open accidentally. Which also can make for opening the case intentionally a little tricky given the size of the case, but I’ll take that over a more bulky case. I do wish the USB-C port had a silicone plug, seeing as the amount of advertising for these buds are for the rugged, I feel that it is the weakest point for the case and maybe the whole product. I have had other earbuds that became useless because the charging port died, but the buds themselves were fine. Wireless charging is a nice backup, but hardly one I would want to rely on. So, should you throw down your cash for this set? I think if you are an active person, do not like the ear-clip style of other brands, and want a true-wireless headphone, it is hard not to consider the Jaybird VISTA 2’s. There are cheaper options available and I have tested most of them and they come with their short comings, but it follows the mantra “You get what you pay for''. The VISTA 2’s are a bit pricey, but I truly think they deliver what they claim. When I had the RUN XT”s I could not recommend the brand at all, but with the VISTA 2’s I have done a 180 in that regard. I can easily recommend based on their quality and features for those looking to use for an active lifestyle.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Noise cancellation, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Ease of use

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    One-size-meets-all-needs of Earbuds

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    --- SETUP --- The Jaybird Vista 2 earbuds are quick to set up. They come pre-charged with enough power to start using them. As soon as you pull them out of the charging case, they will be in pairing mode. Download the Jaybird app to pair and start using them right away. --- FEATURES --- IP68 Waterproof, sweatproof and dustproof. MIL-STD 810G freeze, shock and impact resistant. 24 hours battery life (8 hours on the buds + 16 hours charging in case). 5 minute charge gives you 1 hour charge. Portable charging case. 4 embedded mics for phone calls and 3 interchangeable eargels for comfort and secure fit. --- PERFORMANCE --- These Jarbird Vista 2 earbuds are definitely top of the line. There are 8 sound presets to try (flat, Signature, Timothy Olson, Rory Bosio, Bring the Bass, Extended Listening, Warmth, and RB JAms). Your sound can be customized for your liking and be saved in your own preset. This can be done manually or it can be done by taking a personal EQ test that sounds a lot like taking a hearing test. I love this feature because even if you don’t know what the difference between low, mid, and high ranges are or can do, you can do the test and get a sound customized to your hearing. After customizing my sound, I was satisfied with the result and took off to the gym. --- EXPECTATIONS --- These earbuds definitely stay secure on your ears regardless of your activity. If you are running, lying down on a bench, or jumping, they will not fall off your ears. The pre-installed eargels were definitely secured on my ear but uncomfortable. I switched eargels to the smallest provided option and I still felt the security of them in my ears but now they were comfortable. Personally, I don’t like when earbuds have one button that does multiple actions because sometimes, those multiple button presses aren’t intuitive. Through the app, you can customize what each single or multiple button press does. For example, I rarely change the volume on my earbuds. I removed the volume and replaced it with powering off when I press and hold. I set a double press to rewind a track and a double tap to turn noise canceling on and off. Now, the single button does what feels natural to me. The noise canceling works well and can be turned off when needed. They are easy to clean because they are waterproof. The storage case which, also serves as a rechargeable battery, is small and has a lanyard you can use to tie to your gym or hiking backpack. The case magnetically closes securely and frankly, just looks cool. --- VALUE --- These earbuds are worth the investment due to its sound quality out of the box and the endless level of customization for both sound and control. --- APPROVAL --- These earbuds are perfect for the active user, the road trip taker, or the house lounger. Truly the one-size-meets-all-needs of earbuds.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sounding ANC earbuds with OK microphone

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    Tl;dr: Light weight, active noise cancellation, good sounding buds designed for use in all weather conditions. Strong competitor against Airpods matching Apple’s size with better sound, battery life, and build quality. Microphone for calls is OK, below expectations for a set with ANC. Full review: True Wireless earbuds are the essence of compromise. They have to be small, but sturdy. They must have long life, but decent sound. They must be easy to control, but fit in your pocket. They should block out external noise, but provide a good microphone for phone calls. Jaybird has managed to find the sweet spot for nearly all of these issues. Sound: The overall sound is very decent with only a slight bass emphasis. I have had several sets of earphone/earbuds in the past and the previous generation Vista have been my “go to” earphones in nearly all circumstances. Sound quality with the Vista 2’s is nearly indistinguishable from the Vista’s. These sound a little more detailed due to better sound isolation and active noise cancellation. Isolation: The earbuds provide excellent isolation from the outside world which increases the perceived bass and overall definition. In addition, the active noise cancellation works very well to reduce the noise of what’s going on around you. I was able to mow my lawn while listening to music at what otherwise would have been a very quiet level. While I still heard the mower slightly, it was not at all bothersome. It performs equally well at both low and high volumes. Since these are designed for fitness/workouts, you can be assured of setting aside the rest of the world when you set out on your own path. Active Noise Cancellation: The Vista 2s have added noise cancellation to the Vista’s design factor. This is very noticeable when it’s on or off. When off, Jaybird brings you the world as heard by the microphones sitting on your earbuds. You can easily hear what’s going on within 10 feet. Much less so anything beyond that. This way you can keep listening to music or a podcast while being aware of surroundings. With ANC on (just two taps), the world disappears and you can loose yourself in the music! Microphone/Calls: In a quiet place, the mic does an OK job of picking up your voice. While these are an improvement over the company’s previous Vista version, they don’t come close to what a true headset can deliver. Even in an office environment, callers occasionally asked me to repeat myself. They pick up some of the noise from the room while also passing along your voice. This should not be considered a headset replacement unless music is your main concern. Comfort: These are the most comfortable true wireless ear buds that I’ve worn. I used them comfortably all day long, blocking out the noise from my office with a bunch of sales folks. They come with 3 different sets of fit wings, though I only used the ‘Medium’ size. They never felt close coming out. When I did want to remove them, they came out quickly and easily. They easily snap into the case with a small magnet. Another magnet keeps the case closed. Battery Life: The case charges quickly from a USB-C output. The earbuds charge quickly as well. You can use either ear bud independently of the other for virtually continuous sound. In 3 hours with the buds on, they only drained to 60% (based on the app). On that basis, they should easily last for the 6 hours claimed on the box. Build/Water: The buds are incredibly light, as is the case. So much so that I often don’t notice when they’re in my pocket. They’re also barely noticeable in my ears. The control buttons on each ear are responsive with minimal pressure. There’s one button for bud which allows you to control them with light gloves on. Controls can be used for pause, skip track, and volume. These can be customized somewhat in the app.. They’re advertised as being waterproof, but after drowning my last pair of true wireless ear buds, I’m not tempting fate.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Features, Sound quality, Use with apps

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A marvelous modifiable musical experience

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    Jaybird’s Vista 2 True Wireless Sport Headphones (Nimbus Gray) are purposely built to accompany an exercise regime and provide a soundtrack to go along with it. They are IPX68 rated (waterproof, sweat proof and dustproof) and have a military spec certification, ensuring a high level of ruggedness. Their simple design, very light weight, and comfortable fit removes any irritations. And the music reproduction can be fully modified to meet my idea of accuracy as well as my desire for either solitude or inclusion in my surroundings. These are great performers. SOUND: It’s pretty much pointless to talk about sound quality when there is so much fine tuning built into these earbuds. The Vista 2 already start with a baseline of smooth and balanced sound with a very wide frequency range. Detail is wonderful and the bass is super, IF you get a good fit. YOU are in complete control of every aspect of the sound, building on this solid baseline. Jaybird’s APP offers a really wide collection of pre-set calibrations, including some truly awful ones, and a a much bigger selection of very useful ones. Better yet, you can create and save your own favorite sound modifications. You will discover you can mimic any other earbuds you’ve ever tried on. But, these Jaybirds are probably less expensive and more robust. Pump up the bass, slope the treble up or down. Have fun. The Jaybirds have another great feature: You can create a personal EQ which is employs a multi-frequency tone generator and, based on your unique hearing curve, creates an EQ that should correct for your hearing deficiencies. I had no luck on my first attempt. I wondered if I was deaf. I had complete success the next day and ever since. Be patient and persistent. The Jaybirds have first-use quirks which seem to sort themselves out pretty quickly. FEATURES / SETUP: Initial setup was frustrating for me using my iPhone 12. Jaybird can do better with their instructions. Attempting to pair the earbuds with my phone and adding the App as directed did not work. Instead, once I installed the App and had it running in the background, pairing the earbuds with Bluetooth from scratch (I had cleared the device from Bluetooth), allowed the App to immediately find the earbuds. Subsequent cycles of turning the Jaybirds off by placing them in the case, recharging and putting them into use was trouble-free. When the APP did have trouble connecting my earbuds, placing the earbuds into the case, if only for a few seconds, and then removing them triggered a re-connect. It seems only fair to describe the Jaybird Vista 2s as a bit fussy (at least in my test with my iPhone 12). Battery charging requires the provided case which adds another16 hours of re-charging on top of the 8 hours the earbuds’s offer. I didn’t test this. <> The Jaybird My Sound App is loaded with features. It provides pre-configured equalization curves, or lets you create your own and save them. The APP can locate your Jaybird Earbuds if you enable this feature. It’s in the App that you choose whether to allow ambient sound or even enhance it. It’s here that you choose to employ noise cancellation and just how much to use. <> Clear Voice uses 4 Mics with the WindDefense Fabric in an effort to improve calls. My environments aren’t terribly challenging, so my experience was great. <> There are 3 sizes of eartips (2 with integrated wings). Select for comfort but you should realize a good seal is required for good bass and noise control. (There are no foam choices which I prefer for comfort.) <> The carry case is quite small and very attractive. It has a strong magnet to keep the earbuds from falling out when it’s open and an equally strong magnet to keep it closed. Slightly too strong for my liking but if Jaybird provided a fingernail slot to assist grip, I’d be OK. SUMMARY: Jaybird’s Vista 2 True Wireless Earbuds have a huge suite of useful features, although a couple are not as reliable as I’d hope. The Vista 2 have a wonderful build quality for sport’s enthusiasts and it was very easy to find a comfortable fit. But, I’m a gym person, so my demands are limited. If you’re bicycling or running out in a more hostile environment, you’ll have more stringent requirements which I can’t fully address. Sound quality is exceptional and so easy to modify into any sound profile you prefer. Connectivity was not up to my expectations but, then, your experience might be better or worse. Because of all the positive and unique qualities, I’d recommend these Jaybird Vista 2 earbuds to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Ease of Use
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    Quality
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    Value
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    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life
    Cons mentioned:
    Connections, Listening to music, Use for phone calls

    Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Expected better from $200 ear buds

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    I haven't decided yet if I'll keep them. The only reason I would is the fit and how well they stay put. Cons: The Jaybird app doesn't let you change button settings for phone calls separate from music. Manual clearly states you can customize button for phone use but app only shows 1 set of options. Jabra definitely allows you to create phone settings as well as music and I attached screenshots. The phone call quality is lacking for a $200 pair of ear buds. I'm not talking about carrier quality. The calls always sound dull/lifeless if that makes sense. Maybe if they allowed separate EQ settings for phone calls, this would help. My iphone will show 3 separate bluetooth connections for the 1 pair of earbuds. I'm told this is because each earbud and caae have independent signals... but you don't accept 3 different bluetooth connections so why do 3 have to show up? Just confusing and I've never had a bluetooth product show multiple connections for 1 product. I'm losing ability to hear through 1 ear bud if I text someone. Not sure why. Charge light stops flashing when wireless charging on Apple Magsafe charger, which is compatible with Qi charging. It should either flash for charging or solid light for charged based on manual.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Noise cancellation, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Use for phone calls

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Jaybird Vista 2 vs Apple AirPods Pro Showdown!

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    Jaybird Vista 2 is a strong contender in the noise cancellation in-earbuds category. Pros: • Connects fast • Sounds great with amble bass and accuracy • No issues popping out of ear • Custom EQs can dial you in Cons: • Wind noise is noticeable if you’re biking • Noise cancellation is meh • SurroundSense is meh • Not the greatest for phone calls For full transparency, I’m an iPhone user and own a pair of Apple AirPods Pro. I will be comparing my experience of the Jaybird Vista 2 with the AirPods Pro. Jaybird Vista 2 vs AirPods Pro Sound: Winner goes to Jaybirds. Only by a small margin. Both pairs sounds great out of the box but the ability to customize the EQ and use EQ created by other users is what pushes the Jaybirds to the top. You don’t need to download the Jaybird phone app to use these but doing so will unlock the sound potential. Bass on the Jaybirds is great and doesn’t overwhelm the highs and mid. It’s not audiophile quality but more than fantastic for active lifestyles. Fitment: Winner goes to Jaybirds. Archille’ heel of the AirPods Pro is the fitment. Any kind of physical activity and the AirPods will work themselves out of your ear. This is where the Jaybird Vista 2 shines. Their in-ear wing tip design works great on keeping the buds in your ears. They both come with S-M-L fitments but the Jaybirds design stays in the ear better. I know you can get aftermarket AirPod attachments to make them fit better but this is an out-of-the-box straight comparison. Noise Cancellation and Surround Sense: Winner goes to AirPods Pro. With a fan running on full blast in my office, I can barely hear the fan with my AirPods but can hear them with the Jaybirds. Surround sense or “transparency mode” is also much better on the AirPods. AirPods on that mode sounds like I don’t have the buds in my ear. I can talk and walk around with one bud in and not be thrown off. Surround Sense on the Jaybirds sounds very artificial and not the most natural. Also worth noting is that the Jaybirds stick out further out of my ear than the AirPod Pros do. This is probably why I hear a ton of wind noise with the Jaybirds than I do with the AirPods while I’m biking. No amount of ANC will cancel out that wind noise. Phone Calls: Winner goes to AirPods Pro. People on the other end can barely hear my background noise where they can with the Jaybirds. Although in the quietest of all rooms, my voice sounds the best with the Jaybirds and a bit tinny with the AirPods Pro. It’s also worth noting that phone calls with one earbud with the Jaybirds is awful. It places the one earbud you have in the ear with ANC and talking with one earbud with ANC is unpleasant. Also an issue when im trying to use the Jaybirds for a “Teams” meeting on my work laptop. The left and right earbuds are mysteriously out of sync. In Summary, I do like the Jaybird Vista 2 but it’s not nearly as good as the AirPod Pro. They are both very close in price and the AirPods are a no-brainer for iPhone users. Don’t get me wrong, you won’t be disappointed with the Vista 2…..just know that there are better options out there. But if fitment straight out of the box for your active lifestyle is more important than getting AirPods with aftermarket attachments, which also increases the price difference, then the Jaybirds is a clear winner. But the most well rounded earbud award goes to AirPod Pro.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Charging case

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Overall the headphones themselves are good it's nice to have different settings for your EQ depending on if you're working out or just listening to music while you're at work. My issue is the charging cases seems to be very cheaply made, after being dropped on the carpet it just broke in half.

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    Ease of Use
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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Listening to music, Use for phone calls

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    What Sport Bluetooth Should Be

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    I was excited when I saw the name. Vista, then 2. I knew these were going to be special. What I didn't expect, was the amazing sounds from such small earbuds.It's a trade off when it comes to earbuds and headphone, but the Jaybird Vista 2s are very thoughtfully made. They have taken everything that made the Vista(1st edition) great and added a more rugged nature ready, sound sensitive and all around comfortablly fitting pair of must have earphones. I love the fabric that covers the earbuds and the actual buttons, in lue of touch sensitive buttons on a lot of earbuds. Listening to music is a joy to the ears. The highs, mids and lows come out far more clearly than I would've imagined true wireless or any standard earbuds could muster. You're not supposed to get this much bass from earbuds, but ooh boy, do you get it. I love the charging case design. Small enough to just slide into the pocket and just large enough to be noticed. Obviously, they're water resistant( you could actually swim with these on, but use caution with anything in your lobes while swimming). They can withstand drops from pretty high up , but again, I don't recommend you drop testing a pair $200 earbuds all willy nilly. Just rest assured that they will survive a few mishaps and butter finger slip-ups with a hitch. Pairing is super easy, as long as you've the excellently designed Jaybird app. I got a a prompt to pair them right out of the box, simply by opening the case. They aren't slipping out of the case without some effort. The magnets keeps a firm grip on the buds while the caseid open. And I haven't even talked about well they fit in the ears. Bless those beautiful fins. There are a 2 other colors ( black & nimbas gray) but I really love the midnight blue. That color just pops.Each earbud can be used indivdually and the ANC feature works like that also. 8 hours of power with 2 extra full charges with the case(24 hours, if you're doing the math) more than enough listening time, plus they can be wirelessly charged on any charging pad or power sharing phone you may have, to keep the case topped off. There's really so much to love with these, but there's only one issue I've come across. That's the static feedback that I personally can hear on my end of call or just while they're in my ears with no calls or music on. that little crackle just takes me out of the dream of perfection that I perceive to be leaning towards. All that being said, these still some of the best true wireless earbuds I have ever used. I haev to recommend these to everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Noise cancellation, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones!

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    I have been looking for sports earbuds during workouts and Jaybird’s Vista 2 True Wireless Sport Headphones is an excellent option. It came with Earbuds, 3 ear gels, Wireless Charging Case, and a Charging Cable. It is very compact and comfortable to wear for extended periods during workouts. Setup is relatively easy and paired with iPhone via Bluetooth. I have downloaded the Jaybird app from the App store and the Jaybird app has a lot of options to customize the earbuds. It came with a battery/carry case which will allow 16 hours of recharging along with 8 hours of earbuds battery life. With 5 mins of quick charge offers one hour of playtime. The carry case is very attractive and small and has a strong magnet to hold the earbuds. It does support wireless charging which is convenient to charge using a wireless charging mat. There are 3 sizes of interchangeable ear gels for the most secure and comfortable fit for any ear size. The SurroundSense technology working very well based on surroundings. The Wind-guarded mics monitor ambient noise and provide excellent sound quality even in noisy environments. It is certified with Earthproof durability for IP68 waterproof, sweatproof, and dustproof, with MIL-STD 810G freeze, shock, and impact resistance. I have attended many calls ad it provides crystal-clear calls and voice assistant commands due to 4 beamforming microphones and WindDefense fabric technology. The double-tap control is convenient to easily switch between Active Noise Cancellation and SurroundSense. I am using Jaybird vista 2 for workouts, office calls, listening to music and it performed well with excellent sound quality. I highly recommend Jaybird vista 2 for anyone looking for earbuds to provide excellent fit and exceptional sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Connections, Use for phone calls

    Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Rushed &/or unfinished product

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    IEasy return on these. ISsue updating software. Issue with left earbud dropping connection, high wind noise & bad call quality, delay in connection when switching from youtube app to music app. Nice fit, buds stay put, sound is nice with nice bass and clear high & lows, light weight, good battery life. Soundcor or Jabra over these in this price range. Not recommended.

    Features

    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Features, Sound quality, Use with apps

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Earbuds that stay put and sound good

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    Posted .

    Jaybird Vistas were highly recommended in a few fitness social media groups I’m in, so when I got the chance to get the Jaybird Vista 2s, I was excited. I’m a smaller woman, and have small ears. Most wireless earbuds fall out because they are just too big for my ear canal. I’m always skeptical, but these are staying in my ears. These come with the medium sized eargels already on them (the silicone things that make the earbud stay put) and they actually work fine for me. These come with a smaller set and a larger set also. The case is really nice, it has a matte finish so it’s not slippery. It comes with a sporty cord with a cord lock. The magnetic closure is pretty secure, I don’t feel like the case would open without you trying to open it. The case feels really good in my hand. These charge with a USB-C cable, a 12” cable is in the box. It also charges wirelessly. I had no trouble pairing these to my iPhone but had a heck of a time doing so with my iPad Pro. I called Jaybird’s customer service at 866/ 244-3399, to help me out. Not more than a minute after starting to talk to a representative, did my iPad decide to let me connect these. If that’s all it needed, then so be it. I downloaded the app to my iPhone, it has a ton of capabilities, including a Find My Buds feature which works with iPhone Maps. I’m sure there’s an Android app too, I just don’t have that. The app is made for a phone, it’s not formatted for a tablet. The waterproof factor is going to be great, as I will use these to ride my spin cycle at home. I haven’t tested these out in the wild yet but I think they are going to be awesome. The sound on these is amazing, there are so many ways to adjust the levels to your personal taste. That can all be done through the app. Everything is adjustable in the app, it’s one of the best apps I’ve used for something like earbuds. Overall I’m really impressed with these earbuds and glad to have found a new audio electronics manufacturer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Features, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The best option in the market now

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    Posted .

    A great piece of technology! I love to run and the music is coming with me in all my trainings. In addition to music, a couple of apps are guiding my training or my training indicators so over the last years headphones are a very important part of my basic equipment. Four to five times per week are always in my ears. Over the last years, I tried a few models and brands, size, sound, technology (wired or wireless), water/humidity/sweat resistance, battery life, and recharging time and comfort/fit, I’ve been adding headphone after headphone to my running bag. With all those years of experience and tests, I can report that this is the best jaybird model that I tried. First, about the brand, Jaybird is clearly dedicating a lot of efforts to the running and sports community and its engineers keep improving year after year its models. Those Vista 2 are the third generation of in-ear-full-wireless headphones that I own. From the first one (Run) to the previous vista until this model you can see that they retain what works and they add new features. What works from the previous models: .- A single button in the case to sync your headphones with your phone. No risk of mixing it with other sound devices in the house. .- Keeping reduce size and weight plus their particular ear tip that secures the headphone. You will be moving your legs for hours but there is no risk of losing your headphones. .- Great audio, the headphones deliver a clear sound with some deep bases and full stereo. .- Full wireless technology with both units mutually connected and with your phone in a real Bluetooth. After a week running with Vista2 (and 2 years with the previous Vista model), I’ve never experienced any single disturbance or disconnection while running, even in highly electronic interference areas. .- Small and efficient case that serves as an extra battery but also serves for the recharge of the units. Their magnetic closing feature helps to allineate the pins with the headphones to be sure that the recharge is working. .- The same app as before increases your headphone personalization, including the new cool regulation of noise and surround sounds. As always the app helps you to track your headphones if you lost them. And now what is improved: .- The new vista2 are now noise canceling when needed but they also added the “surround sense” feature. This basically allows me to cancel the noise canceling option to be aware of my surroundings running in the trails. With this addition, my running headphones are a great option for focus time or commuting by double-tapping in the headphone all the outside noise is cut. .- They have increased the level of water resistance of the headphones (now rated at that seems unbeatable in the market. Rated at IP68 (the previous model was IPX7). .- Jaybird added a couple of extra battery hours this model is now at 8 (the previous model was at 6). Now, I can do my four hours marathon and still have enough battery for the celebration phone calls. This is probably the best in the market for this size of headphones. .- The headphone case now is adding battery for additional 16 hours with the same convenient size as Vista. They added a couple of extra lights as indicators of the recharging level of EACH of your headphones. Additionally, the case has now a USB-C port for the more universal USB-C connector AND this time is ALSO Qi wireless charging. If all of that is not a game-changer, and you are considering this equipment as an investment, I have a final comment from a previous experience with the amazing after-sales department. Almost two years ago one of my previous Vista headphones stop working and I called Jaybird for assistance. I had the best service from a technical team ever. Justin (yes, I still remember his name) was not only a runner like me, understood my pain of not having my equipment functioning but he sent me in a couple of days a brand new pair of headphones. An example of professionalism, empathy, and amazing service that attached me to the brand and proves that technology is also made by and for humans.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Sound quality

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Maybe I got a bad egg

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I have owned most Jaybirds headphones and only returned the original Runs and these. I do like the Vista 2’s but I couldn’t get them to charge wirelessly. I charge my iPhone and gaming headphones with no issues. I got them to charge via cable which worked but I wanted to charge them wirelessly. App DL’d and update done. Sound was great, not the new Sony’s level but plenty for working out. Button functionality was top notch. Also once I figured out how to turn off the noise canceling, all was well in the universe (and I don’t mean activating the passive noise, I mean turning off all mic assist). Lastly, these headphones disconnected while running almost every run. Not a hard fix but it takes me out of the run for but while I get the headphones working again (I workout 12-15 hours a week). I really think I got a bad egg and I’m willing to give them another shot but maybe in 6 months and a few updates. I’m testing the new Sony’s true wireless xm4’s for now and have been great.

    Features

    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, crappy sensor

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Upgraded from the x3's. Have my preset to hi-def. Sounds fantastic. Absolutely love that they're loud enough and don't need to turn on passive mode/ anc as the settings really kill the sound quality. Been almost 2 weeks. I use them for an hour everyday at the gym. Haven't charged them since and I use them at 75% I do get some connectivity issues here and there. Left one goes out and then comes back on. Biggest mistake they did was having this sensor next to the charging elements. Little black dot. As soon as there's a leak in your ear, it stops music (even though i have auto pause turned off) you have to readjust the bud again because there's light entering and the sensor detects that. Several times even. The sensor really needs to be covered for the buds to play. When doing overhead dumbbell workouts, as soon as you start, the buds stop if you bump your head or ear. For running they're great. Don't fall out, they stay in run a mile everyday and no complaints there. I could suggest cutting a piece of black electrical tape and sticking it to the sensor to prevent them from always stopping when the slightest movement triggers the sound to stop. For $150 not worth it. Sound quality amazing. The sensor is the biggest flaw here. That and call quality. Call quality terrible. Person said I sounded like a was talking into a tin can. Slowly regretting the purchase. Edit: used black electrical tape to block the sensors. For some reason, the app turns on the auto-off feature even though I turned it off. Been about a month with them now. If ears are too oily or sweaty, they will fall out. Just not worth $150

    Features

    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Features, Noise cancellation, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Ease of use, Use for phone calls

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound in rugged package

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    Posted .

    Jaybird has updated their successful Vista true wireless earbuds, this time adding active noise cancellation and going all in on making them tough enough to stand up to any workout. As a fan of their X4 earbuds, I have been anxious to get my hands on the Vistas for some time, and I finally did. One of the things that I typically do not like about earbuds designed for sports is the mechanism used to keep them in your ears. An over-ear hook does do the job, but the earbud itself inevitably feels like it will not stay far enough into your ear canal. The “fins” or rubber hooks that many manufacturers use for the inside of the ear itself are often difficult to position properly, and constantly feel like they are falling out. That is why I was incredibly surprised at the way this is handled by the Vista 2. I did not have the previous model, so if this is old news, forgive me. The ear gels for the Vista 2 are integrated with a fin on top, and this is the first such fin design that I think really works. The Vista 2 earbuds are easy to insert into the ear, and the fin can simply be rotated into place. It is easy to get the right fit and you’re on your way! The Vista 2s come with 3 sets of ear gels. Size 2 is already installed from the factory. For a while, I thought these were the right ones for me since I generally use medium gels with most other manufacturers. However, I noticed that they sealed up my ear canal too well, so I wanted to try the smaller size. Jaybird offers two other sizes, one smaller and one larger than what is already installed. Interestingly, the smaller size does not include the fins. I do not necessarily mind going without the fins, and they still stayed in my ears no matter what, but I think it would have been good to have the choice. I did experience one unfortunate incident when I changed out the gels. The instructions show that you are supposed to grip right behind the fin and pull it off. When I did that, I tore the ear gel, so I was pretty disappointed by that. Hopefully, I can be satisfied with the smaller size gels, as the only way to replace my torn gel is to buy all 3 sizes again for $20. Sorry for spending so much time on the gels, but fit is extremely important. I’m happy to report that the Vista 2 earbuds are very comfortable, with or without the fins. If they’re not comfortable, you won’t wear them, it’s that simple. These are comfortable enough to wear for extended periods with no issue. The next important characteristic is sound quality. In my opinion, Jaybird’s sound quality is excellent, and the Vista 2 continues that tradition. The Jaybird app allows you to set a custom EQ and save it to the buds. This is important because, while you can use the buds without the app, having the ability to shape the sound no matter what you are listening to is a great feature. The sound produced by the 6mm drivers is full and rich, with crisp highs and solid lows that are not at all muddy. I found it very easy to get just the sound signature I was looking for. These are among the best I’ve heard. Connectivity is where a lot of earbuds stumble. Jaybird connects to each bud separately, providing a stronger connection and allowing for either bud to be used by itself. I did experience a few stutters, but nothing serious and not very often. Even when it happened, it would resolve itself quickly and didn’t continue. Beyond basic listening, the Jaybird Vista 2s offer a number of great features. New to this model is active noise cancellation, as well as SurroundSense that lets you hear what is going on around you, for those times when shutting out the world isn’t safe. Both ANC and SurroundSense relay on microphones to make the magic happen. The ANC is quite good, but if there is any kind of breeze or wind, you are going to hear that to the detriment of all else. When using SurroundSense, the microphones amplify the wind even more. The buds are covered in a mesh that is supposed to cut down on wind noise. If so, I would hate to imagine the sound of the wind without those. Another review completely panned the Vista 2 because of this, but I do not think it is a deal-breaker. It is, however, disappointing to encounter this at the upper end of the price scale for this category. When you are in a windy environment, it is best to just turn off ANC altogether. Each earbud features a physical button, as well as the ability to tap for certain functions. It is a great implementation and allows for a wide range of functions that you can invoke, either with a button or a tap. The buttons on mine were a little harder to press than I would have liked, and this resulted in my pressing them further into my ear than I wanted. As with most earbuds that include touch-sensitive controls, the tap functionality on the Vista 2s was a little temperamental. Other features include the ability to stop your music when a bud is removed. This comes in handy when the person you are passing wants to chat. The Vista 2s are IPX rated 68, which is the highest you can get, so you don’t have to worry about sweat or even getting caught in a downpour. If you like to take your tunes while you get some rugged exercise, these buds will be able to keep up with you. One thing Jaybird thought of that is rare is that the case itself is also IPX rated so it can take a splash as well. This matters because the case is small enough to go with you in your pocket. That is becoming all too rare these days, but it means you might actually bring these along with you. Plus, the case can be charged by either USB-C or wirelessly, so Jaybird’s got you covered no matter what. I am very impressed with the new Vista 2s, but I must say I’m disappointed in call quality. While my voice sounded just fine to the person on the other end, sound on my end wasn’t so good. It is hard to explain, but the sound quality of the call was kind of warbly and varied up and down. It was quite unpleasant, so I would have to say if calls are a big part of what you’re looking for, you may want to look elsewhere. I am hoping that a firmware update will correct this at some point. The Vista 2 is a great addition to the true wireless earbud space. If great sound, comfortable fit and rugged toughness are what you are looking for, then look no further. If you are someone who will use these for phone calls a lot, you should try to use these in person and compare to some others before deciding. I love these, but I must take off a star for the call quality. If a future update fixes this, they will be 5 stars in my book.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Battery Life
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Connectivity
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Sound Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best earphones 4 trail running and everything else

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I've used Jaybirds for many years and the Vista 2 are the best so far, particularly for me as a trail runner. They don't move, no matter what you are doing on the trails or the amount of sweat/rain. Sound quality is also excellent. I personally don't care about noise cancelling but it's there.

    Features

    Battery Life
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Connectivity
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Sound Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Features, Noise cancellation
    Cons mentioned:
    Ease of use

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sport headphones

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    Posted .
    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Overall, the headphones are good with ANC and SurroundSense that work well but I'm disappointed with the wind reduction noise feature for cycling. Jaybird made a solid attempted at something that is probably pretty difficult (i.e., to let outside noise in while reducing wind noise (since its an outside noise as well)) but I think that feature is just not there yet. It is still very difficult to hear anything, whether its music, GPS navigation, or cars, when traveling at speeds +20 mph with the wind noise reduction on high. Probably would be fine for running or other sports where you don't go as fast. I was looking for something sport oriented so I didn't need to use my AirPod Pros and would put these pretty much on that level with the incremental benefits being the little ear hook to make them secure and the buttons to play/pause/skip audio. Battery life is solid - I took them on a 6 hour bike ride (SurroundSense on and wind reduction on high) and they made it the whole way with battery to spare when including ~45 minutes of charging throughout the ride. Downside compared to the Airpods is that they use their own app and don't really integrate into the apple IOS system. App is good though to customize sound settings, just not used to it yet. I find the case a little difficult to open (smooth hard plastic and no opening latch/notch) and have already dropped the case as a result of that. Difficult to handle while riding or even walking. I would recommend these as a sports headphone with a lot of great features (i.e., durable, waterproof, ANC / SurroundSense) that set the standard for premium workout headphones. However, some drawbacks include the fact that the wind noise reduction feature isn't there yet and that it doesn't fully integrate into the apple IOS system. Still to be determined on how long the battery and earthproof/waterproofness holds up.

    Features

    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Battery Life
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Connectivity
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Sound Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great battery life and snuggly comfortable

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I like a lot of the features here. Great battery life. Comfortable fit. My only gripe, which is not enough to disown it, is that the auto-pause feature is iffy and when you take the buds out of your ear for a few minutes (maybe to talk face-to-face with someone), it doesn't always smoothly reconnect when you put it back in. Maybe a firmware update will fix it.

    Features

    Battery Life
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Connectivity
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Sound Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
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