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JLab Audio - Epic Sport Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 273 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    nice sound for bluetooth earbuds

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    SonyCameraGuy
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    Setup: Bluetooth setup with Android phone was easy. There was no app to install. The unit came fully charged (instant gratification for those who need it). Accessories: The earbuds came with a short USB charging cable, a nice (if somewhat small) zippered case, a shirt clip, and variety of tips and “CUSH-FIN”s to customize the fit. Design: The over-the-ear design is a bit awkward and took some getting used to. I suggest adjusting each ear piece separately (without glasses if you wear them). Once you have a good fit, care is needed to keep the “memory wire” from finding a new shape when taking the earbuds on and off and when operating the remote. The unobstructed Bluetooth range is over 30 feet. The connecting cable is flexible but prone to microphonics when worn behind the neck. It is also short, making it impossible to see the light on the remote during operation without a mirror. The cable holder allows you to make the cord even shorter and attach the shirt clip. With the cord at its longest, the clip just does reach the collar of my t-shirt. A good seal is essential to getting the best possible sound quality. Be sure to select a tip that works for you. Unlike other JLAB models, there is only one ring on the barrel of each earpiece allowing for fewer options when trying to get an effective seal. In-line microphone & remote control: From what friends and colleagues tell me, the microphone works very well despite its position just below the right ear. The wireless design means that you are not tethered to a phone or computer. The in-line remote control works with Android music apps (e.g. Neutron). 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 worked well for me on phone calls. A short press on the center button answers an incoming call and disconnects current calls. 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, “Battery Full” (100% – 75%, “Battery Medium” (75% - 25%), and “Battery Low” (less than 25%). Charging from fully drained (using USB3 port on my computer) took about 1.5 hours. I lost a full charge when accidentally leaving them on overnight. If you remember to turn them off when not in use, you can get the advertised 12 hours of Bluetooth audio. Sound Quality: There are three equalization settings, “Signature” (bass and treble boost), “Balanced” (flat), and “Bass Boost” (… do I need to say it? ;-). A short, simultaneous press on the up and down volume buttons on the remote cycles through them in order. “Signature” was the out-of-the-box default. The effects are modest, but audible. The “Bass Boost” profile is muddy and not at all to my liking. I prefer the flat profile and equalize at the source, but my review is based on the “Signature” setting as this was the default. These are not audiophile quality in-ear-monitors (IEMs), but are very good for the price. The sound signature depends on the equalization setting chosen. For the default “Signature” equalization setting bass and treble are enhanced at the expense of the mids, but the added treble is not fatiguing for long listening sessions and quite nice, particularly with female vocals. They are a bit muddy on the low end and tinny on the high end compared with my wired, $400 IEMs. Overall: If you like the over-the-ear design and can find a tip that seals well, these earbuds are a good choice for active use. The built-in equalization settings are limited, but function well if you don’t want to fiddle with equalizing on your Bluetooth source. For the price they are a very good on-the-go, Bluetooth performer with all genres tested (rock, jazz, classical, & pop). The following albums were sampled during my review: Adam Harasiewicz: Chopin Nocturnes & Preludes Adrian Legg: Waiting for a Dancer Antonio Pleeth: Geminiani 6 cello sonatas Beatles: 1 Bill Evans: Everybody Digs Bill Evans Billy Mclaughlin: Fingerdance Bonnie Raitt: Road Tested Calum Graham: Phoenix Rising Creed: Human Clay Dirks und Wirtz: Kinski Spencer Gismonti Don Ross: PS15 Earl Klugh & Bob James: One on One Francois Sciortino: French Guitar Giovanni Palombo: La melodia segreta, A Secret Melody Goran Sollscher: Eleven-String Baroque Hoff Ensemble: Quiet Winter Night 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 Guitar Quartet: Spin Luca Stricagnoli: Luca Stricagnoli Markus Segschneider: Snapshots Michel Haumont: Michel Haumont & Co Mike Dawes: What Just Happened Miles Davis: Kind of Blue 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 Ralph Towner: My Foolish Heart 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: Under the Pink, 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good option for active lifestyles

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    BobinVA
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    A few years ago, I got a pair of no-name Bluetooth earbuds, just to try them out. I wasn't convinced that Bluetooth could reliably deliver good quality sound and provide decent battery life in such a small package. Well, I was wrong, and those cheap buds are still going strong. So, when it came time to get a new pair, they would be the benchmark against which any new buds would be compared. The JLab Epic Sport came nicely packaged, with lots of extra tips in different sizes, as well as a nice zippered case, which turned out to be a bit of a hassle to use. They also included different sizes of "cush fins". More on these later. The Epic Sport buds are marketed to active people, so one of the main features is that they stay in your ears during activities. There's nothing more annoying that having to repeatedly push your ear buds back in, so I was anxious to see how these would measure up. They accomplish this through the use of "memory wires" that go around behind your ears. These can be bent to fit the shape of your ears. I really like this idea, but it doesn't play out as well as I'd like. The wire is more difficult to position than I would like and trying to get it to the right shape while on my ears caused my ears to get irritated. Eventually, I got it to where I liked it, but taking them off and putting them back on seems to bend the wires away from the shape I set. So, I generally just go for "close enough". Using other buds while running often resulted in a weird sort of air-pressure percussion sound in my ears, which was pretty unpleasant and distracting. This happens when the buds form a seal in the ear canal. As you run, air pushes out, creating this sound. This is a bit of a catch-22, because a good seal is necessary to get any kind of bass response from your ear buds, but it is that seal that causes the problem. The Epic Sport buds are held by the wires at a particular angle, preventing you from pushing them far enough into your ear canals to get such a seal. Again, this is a blessing and a curse. The blessing is that, without a tight seal, you don't have to deal with that annoying sound. The curse is that this prevents these buds from having any good bass sound. Speaking of the seal, it's vitally important that ear buds provide a good seal in the ear canal or you won't be happy with the sound. Fortunately, JLab provides lots of tips, and even a couple different styles. Because they're held a little farther up the ear canal, I needed to use the largest tips to get decent results. The cush fins I mentioned earlier perform the same sort of function, but in the outer ear instead of the ear canal. These are very important to get a good fit, so don't ignore them, thinking they're just decorations. These ear buds do a good job of handling ambient wind noise, and they do indeed stay put while running. There is a small control bar that dangles just behind your right ear, and this contains the on/off/pause button, as well as volume up/down buttons, which also serve to allow you to skip forward and backward in the track listing. A thin wire connects to the other ear bud, and it seems to work best to put the wire around the back of your neck. I was impressed with how this wire stays out of your way and does not become a distraction. They did a really good job with this. I think the thinness of the wire is crucial—larger or flat wires just get in the way. Battery life is quite good, and a quick rinse in the shower after a run was easily handled by these buds. They're pretty comfortable and wearing them for several hours straight was no problem. All in all, I think these did a very good job at fulfilling their intended purpose. I definitely liked the JLab Epic Sport ear buds, but there were two areas that, if improved, would put these over the top: I wish they were just a little more comfortable, and I'd like to see the overall sound signature be a little better. They're a little light on bass, and that makes a big difference. Experimenting with the rubber tips and cush fins helped somewhat, but I could never get it quite "right". For most uses, I think you'll be pleased with these, but if you have the opportunity, compare them to some others, especially those who approach the way they fit in a different manner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Long lasting battery

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    DavidJr
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    With 6 different tip styles/sizes and 3 fins it may take some experimenting to get the right fit. However, once I found the right combination they lock in and feel pretty comfortable at that. I usually don't like wearing in-ear headphones for an extended amount of time, but these do not cause the strain that others have. The cable is light and thin and with the cable holder you can tighten it more to your head or attach the clip to keep it attached to your shirt collar. The sound quality on these is pretty solid and while pressing both volume buttons at the same time you can change through three different EQ sounds to suite your desire. The volume controls are light however seem a little out of place when trying to make changes on the move, where the controls are so far back behind your ear. This also leads to the one major flaw, the sound quality of the microphone always makes me sound distant on a phone call and the other person having issues hearing me, even in a quite environment. There are a few other quarks with this headset, such as the unique charger, which is extremely short which makes for a few limited charging positions, such as on a counter or in a computer. Otherwise it kind of dangles from a wall socket charger. Also, you really need to keep track of it as it is unique and not like you can just use your phone charging cable to replace it. However, it holds solid with a magnet. The carrying case also makes for a really tight squeeze, but is a nice way to help keep everything together. Besides, it hasn't needed a whole lot of charging with the long lasting battery.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound, Excellent Fit

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    The JLab Epic Sport bluetooth sportbuds are necklace style in-ear earphones that offer good sound with bass emphasis, three EQ modes, and a sweatproof design. The fit is really the strength of these sportbuds; they seem exceptionally secure and offer a wide range of fitting options. They come with six different ear tips and three different ear 'fins'. The over the ear hook was comfortable even with my glasses on. The sound is good with some bass emphasis in each of the three EQ modes, which may not sit well with audio purists, but played well at the gym. Sound isolation is good but not complete, so you are always aware of your surroundings. Active isolation may be great for airplanes and offices, but for running, hiking, or really any physical activity, you need awareness of your environment (eg., cars). Bluetooth pairing was quick and easy, no problems. There are voice prompts for everything. The control panel is small, but the buttons are well differentiated. As with all of these three button controls, the buttons are multi-duty depending on press length. It takes a bit to learn them all, but fortunately JLab resisted the temptation to add double and triple tap functions. A four hour stint using them ran the battery down less than half way, so the 12 hour claimed lifetime seems reasonable. That's good, because the charging cable is a USB to proprietary connector with attaches magnetically to the control panel. While it helps with the waterproofing, it makes it impossible to charge unless you're carrying the cable with you. The microphone was no better than average, but voice was acceptable. External sounds were picked up, as well as some wind noise. These are not going to take the place of a good bluetooth phone earpiece for phone calls. The Epic Sports are definitely worth your consideration, especially given the price point or if you have had difficulty with fit in the past.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A pleasure to own.

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    TheTruthRealDeal
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    The JLAB Epic Sport Wireless Earbuds are a nice addition to my portable listening experience. They Pair via Bluetooth extremely easy. All I had to do was to press the play/pause/answer/hang up button for eight seconds and wait for the blinking red and blue light to change into a slow blue blinking light. By tapping the name Jlab Epic Sport inside my device settings, I finalized the connection. Once connected, I can control Equalizer modes, volume up and down,track forward and backward, play/pause/answer and hang up all from three buttons on the control panel. The charging device is universal for all USB inputs. I have a clamp to adjust the fit of the wire and to secure the Earbuds to my shirt. I have three equalizer modes (signature, balanced, and bass boost) that enhances to music to my own peticular desires. They also answer phone calls clearly without distortion. My only complaint with the JLAB Epic Sport Wireless Earbuds is the bending of the memory wire to fit snuggly around my ear. Everytime I try to bend them to fit tightly around my ear, they spring back almost to their original position. Besides that the JLAB Epic Sport Wireless Earbuds are dynamic and a pleasure to own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lots to like, sound could be better

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    RandallFlagg
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    These are a great set of earbuds. First off, they paired up easily to my Google Pixel, something that a lot of earphones don't do. The magnetic charger is so nice. It's about an inch long and it clicks to the back of the volume controls. No messing with a little rubber door that feels like it's going to rip off every time you charge the set. It comes with an assortment of ear pieces, s,m,l. ear bud cushions and 2-3 ear cushions to seal the buds. Thats the one problem I have with these buds. When I get them to seal, the bass and music sound great. Using them at the gym works. But when they don't make a seal on either ear, they sound tinny with no lows. It could just be my ears or me, but I tried the medium buds that are installed from factory and then I tried the large. The medium are the closest to fit me and the large wouldn't even go in, so there's that. The small would most likely not seal, so I didn't even try them. I chose just to mess with them a bit and get a good sound. Like I said, once they fit, they sound good. I'd recommend them to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Sweet Bluetooth Headphones

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    Weaveman38
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    Pros: no wires hanging between your device and the headphones, good range, great sound, like the clip to keep the wire betw the headphones from tangling in collars etc. Once you figure out proper bend of the ear loops, they fit pretty well, but have an issue keeping their shape that they’re bent to. Cons: because of the larger units, the earpieces won’t go into your ear far enuff to eliminate outside noise, no matter which size earpiece ends you use - longer tubes from the ear units would eliminate this issue - better than Beats wireless tho, at less than half the price!! For this reason and the fact that the ear loops won’t stay bent to the user’s selected bend it loses a five star rating in my book.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, basic bluetooth earbuds with extras

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    These JLAB wireless earbuds are adequate earbuds that come with some nice extras. There are lots of different gel buds to choose from so you can find the perfect fit, and I like the little carry case that is included. The earbuds stay on well and although I haven't tested this the moisture rating is pretty good so it should withstand rain etc. Sound quality is "OK" not great but good enough. Battery life is around 12 hours as stated. The one thing I really don't like is the charging cable. Rather than use a micro USB slot like literally every other manufacturer does, there is a dedicated charging clip that slips over the earbud controls and is held in place magnetically. So if that specialized charging cord is damaged or lost you are out of luck. JLAB, just use a micro USB next time!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, good battery

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    pMurphy
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    Hi So I have had a few bluetooth earbuds over the years... these sound really good. One thing I liked about them right away was when I opened the box there were LOTS of earpieces to make the fit perfect. So no matter what size your ears are you should be able to get a good solid fit. They did not feel heavy or anything when wearing them. I have been impressed with the overall sound quality as well as the battery life. Syncing them was a snap too. My only complaint is the case they come with is not overly helpful. But I find that to be true of most earbuds I have had. The cases are not that spectacular for sotring them. Been very happy with these so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Water proof sports earbuds, super light good sound

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    JerryZ
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    First, the magnetic charging port is great. Decent sound from a Bluetooth headset that weights so little. I''ll have to see how the wire ear loop lasts over time. I was looking for a headset that I could still hear the traffic around me when I ride my bike, and not pop out of my ear. Snug fit. Clever multi-functional button presses allows for power on/off, bass (equalizer) PAIRING ETC. All in all a good sound and long battery life. Worked well on phone calls too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound

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    Awesome sound quality, especially for price. JLabs is also locally designed in Carlsbad, CA which is why I chose these headphones. Although the clip is a little flimsy, I bought for my fiancée for Christmas and he L O V E D them. He could do two 10hr work days with these headphones with complete battery life and play time. Unfortunately he lost the en route for his job as a truck driver. We will miss them dearly and will be saving up to buy a new pair. Still—Awesome product JLabs!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Rocking Earbuds

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    The Jay-lab Epic Sport Wireless fitness earbuds offers crystal clear sound with deep bass. With one of the longest battery life on the market these earbuds will keep you rockin’ along all day. These earbuds are sweat-proof, moisture resistant, and stay firm in your ears so you can play tough. You can also customize your sound without an App! Bluetooth 4.2. In-line controls make changing the volume, playing, pausing, and skipping tracks a breeze. 8mm sound drivers deliver lowest lows and highest highs. Rock On.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, it requires constant adjustment to fit

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    JayR
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    The headphones are pretty good for their price. They have excellent battery, and good sound. My only problem is that I'm not used to headphones that cling over the ear, and they require alot of adjustment for them to fit in snug to block out noise. Which is a big deal because getting a firm seal is what helps make it sound so good. And the ear fittings and earbud sizes aren't varied enough to fit well with the ears.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product

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    Zepp
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    Earbuds. Simple. They work and provide sound. Reasonably comfortable in ear. Battery life has been good to date. I don't really care about depth of sound, rich bass, and the like. I just need the buds to connect easily and produce sound. When I want loud, crisp sounds with deep tones, I use a sound system. No need to over comeplicate things.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sounds Amazing, Voice Prompts, -1 Star for package

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    Great earbuds(comfort/fit), sounds very good, even tells me 'battery's full' up front In a voice I can hear clear. However, I lost one of earbud covers right out of opening package as it was packed in too tight. As a result, I had to find a replacement earbud cover (it was fortunate, at an earlier time I purchased compatible ones on another site that I was able to use here).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good battery and range

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    Sound quality is above average, excellent battery life and very good connection range. To me they are more than sweatproof, I used them in the shower and so far no really issues. To be fair, I did not douse them in drenching shower water but still they held up to the steam, moisture and occasionally light dousing of water. Comfortable fit along with the extra ear pieces.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound

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    Mike
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    Overall, I like this headset. The battery handles at least six hours of continuous use and they are light weight. It took a while to get the fit right, and one ear was pretty uncomfortable for a while. But there are plenty of optional pieces to get the size right. You should spend the time to get it right as soon as you take them home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sound is good

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    We picked this for a gift because the sound was as good as some other earbuds that cost a lot more. We love it came with so many different options for ear pieces for the buds. but it was nice that the case also doubles as a charger which means the kid will carry the case to put them in and protect them when not wearing them.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good

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    Jared
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    The headphones have very good audio quality, excellent battery life, and quick charging. One downside is that the wire that wraps around your ear tends to be a little too loose for me and can easily be d out. It is hard for it to stay in the form I want it. A slightly thicker or stiffer feel would be great.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    They stay in!

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    Veronica
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    I have small ears where my regular apple headphones don’t stay in. With the different sized ear pieces and adjustable hooks to curve around my ear, these headphones stay in place. The only reason I’m giving it 4 stars and not 5 is due to the static that is sometimes heard during use. Other than that it works great during my workouts!

    I would recommend this to a friend