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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable, Great Sound, nice features

    Posted
    dstracker
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Most people collect stamps, coins etc., me, I seem to collect Headphones, all kinds, all prices. I have in ear buds wired and wireless (Bluetooth), over the ear both wired and wireless (Bluetooth). I’m still searching for that perfect fit, comfortable with excellent sound. I do a lot of walking and exercising on my stationary bike. The JLAB Flex Wireless headphones, so far, have come the closest to what I look for in a good pair of over the ear headphones. They aren’t perfect, but for the price, they are better than some of the expensive ones out there. As I said before, I like to walk outside and with the weather starting to get colder, these headphones serve 2 purposes, I can listen to my music/audio books, and because the ear pads are cloth, they also keep my ears warm. The pads are also washable either by hand or in a machine (they come with a nice cloth padded pouch that you can put them in to wash in a machine). They are lightweight and surprisingly comfortable. The ear pads wide enough and soft enough to wear over glasses without discomfort. The pads also come off easily for washing. Washing instructions are included in the user instruction pamphlet. They are clearly marked with a large L or R for left and right for the best performance. The controls are easily accessible and large enough without having to fumble around feeling for them. Connecting the Flexsport via Bluetooth is easy. I connected them to my Smartphone, tablet, laptop and iPad with ease. It only took about a minute to connect to each device. The Get Started Guide included is easy to follow with good diagrams and instructions. It also beeps and has a voice that tells when they are paired, connected, disconnected and the battery charge. The headband itself is a fixed size and doesn’t extend or contract, so it’s a little tight when I try to put it over a ball cap. The Flexsport does come with a headband pad that clips on the inside of the band to make it shorter and more comfortable if needed and is stretchable so can be placed anywhere inside the band. The band itself is hard plastic and not padded. The headphones come with 2 tension bands one Firm Fit (tighter for exercising) and one Flex Fit for general wearing. Both tension bands are clearly marked on the inside as to which one is which. The padded case included is multifunctional and well made. It’s large enough to hold the headphones, charging cable and 2nd tension band. It can also be used for washing the earpads and head band pad in the washer and closes tightly with a nylon pull. Charging: The charging port on the Flexsport is easy to find and the USB-C cord is a good length, about 42” long. The one thing they don’t come with is a wall charging adapter, that you need to purchase separately. The large Button on the outside of the R earpad turns blue with fully charged. That button is also used for turning ambient sound on and off. When turned off you can hear outside noise, within the headphones, but not too loud. That’s great if you’re outside and need to hear traffic noise or other sounds. When turned on all outside noise is muted, somewhat, better than some I’ve used. Sound: Quality is excellent on all types of music and/or talking. The Flexsport has an EQ feature. Not the best, but you can tell the difference between Balanced and Bass Boot. The JLAB C3 Signature setting enhances vocals well. Each setting can be easily changed by pressing the large button on the outside of the R earpiece. All in all the sound quality is excellent. Clear and not stat-icky. If you’re looking for a comfortable pair of headphones for exercising in the gym at home or taking walks, these are good for all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Comfortable and Decent Sounding

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    RBrylawski
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I’m a headphone junkie. I have in-ear, over-ear and on-ear Bluetooth headphones. I have extremely expensive and not so expensive headphones, all for differing needs. When I exercise, I don’t like earbuds. Heck, I just don’t like earbuds at all. My preference is over-the-ear, but over-the-ear headphones don’t often make great exercise buddies. These new JLab Flex Sport Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones are a great option. They’re very lightweight and remarkably comfortable. They include removable tension bands for a truly customizable fit, which is unique. The ear cups are removable and washable, plus the material is moisture-wicking for you know, when you sweat as you work out. I like the design and the control buttons seem well made, with solid click actions and the LED lights when you turn them on are cool looking. That’s the good. The measure of a headphone is after all, sound. This is where I have to give them just a, they sound decent grade. Now admittedly, I have headphones costing considerably more than these, but I also have headphones which cost much less. And to be honest, while the sound is decent, it’s not much better, in my humble opinion, than decent. When I first paired them something went amiss. They sounded tinny, muted and lacking bass. I thought perhaps it was what they call Custom EQ3, which supposedly provides three options, Signature, Balanced or Bass Boost modes. It turns out after a little research, this EQ feature can cause the sound to become muted. So I unpaired them and set them up again. Without the EQ, they sounded really good. Nice crisp highs and the bass without any equalization was more than enough to satisfy. I was able to get the EQ to work this time, but found with no EQ, they sound the best. I don’t like artificial equalization anyway, so this is not an issue for me. Next is a feature that is really great for someone who wants to wear over-the-ear headphones while running on public streets. It’s called Be Aware Audio, and a simple tap of the big button on the right ear cup lets in ambient noise (street sounds, etc) while still playing music. This is smart and really does make these a great option for running. These are integrated to work with Siri or Google Assistant, which is nice as well. And the universal controls are well placed, easy to use and work as you would hope they work. Charging with the supplied USB C was quick and they say you get 20 hours of playtime, which in this price range is terrific. So there you have it. These are seemingly well made, with decent sound Bluetooth headphones. The EQ feature is a waste to me, so I won’t be using it. But I did thoroughly like how lightweight and incredibly comfortable they are. These will definitely be on my head the next time I go for a run or get on the elliptical.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfort, Sound, Versatility at it's Best!

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    ScottLaRoc
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    PROS: • Comfortable • Versatility • Sweat Proof • Size • Battery Life • Controls • Custom Sound • Sound CONS: • Be aware audio Review: The JLab Audio - Flex Sport Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones are a near perfection headset. At the current price point they are a steal! Light weight and comfortable, even after long periods of time. Ear cushions are soft but not plushy, which fit perfectly over the ears. My ears are about average but maybe having a different ear size would be good. The versatility of the headset is also great. It comes with two tension bands, one smaller and one a bit larger for the perfect around the head fit. Included is a head band pad that can be removed and washed because this headset is sweat proof. The head band and pads can be washed either by hand or in the washing machine. You’ll need to put the ear pads in the provided pouch to machine was them. The overall size of the headset, the ear booms both fold inward to give it a lower profile for storage in the pouch. Which ties up with a draw string and can be stored in your gym bag or even small enough to be carried by hand. Battery life is as expected. After a few workouts during the week the battery was on medium and charged back to full within an hour or so. The controls are pretty much the same for JLabs devices. If you’re familiar with them, then you’ll be right at home with the controls. If not, they are easy to use and understand. There are three custom sound options, signature, balanced and bass boost. All are good and depend on your type of listening. I’m big on sound, quality, loudness and noise cancellation. This head set does all of those thing amazingly. Probably some of the best I’ve heard in this price range, without a doubt. I normally listen to my music loud when working out and would have to put the volume nearly all the way up on my phone to get a good loudness. With the Flex Sport Wireless that is NOT the case. I’ve adjusted my volume to a little over half and that’s more than enough to only hear the music and not all the normal workout noise you hear. In the signature mode, the vocals and bass dominate, the balanced mode is just that, a balance of all. The bass boost, for me was the best. You can hear the vocals perfectly with a great amount of bass but not so much that you hear the vocals muffled. Upon using the head set, it did an amazing job of canceling or blocking out all ambient noise. It was impressive. Now, if you want to hear all those ambient sounds, you can click the logo on the right side of the ear boom, that will turn on the Be Aware Audio. This will allow those ambient sounds to play through with whatever else you’re listening to. Although it’s not perfect, it does work. Sometimes you have to focus your hearing if someone is talking to you or you can turn the volume down a bit and then it becomes a bit better. This is a great step forward for this technology and would love to see how much further it can progress in newer models or other head sets. Even though the Be Aware Audio is a con, I’ve rated this head set 5 stars. I didn’t feel it warranted 4 stars because of that. You can turn it off and on as you please. Hands down, this is my go to headset when working out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect active lifestyle headphones

    Posted
    Kotor
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    These are my new on the go headphones. They are perfect for active lifestyle use, and I am going so start using them on the go instead of earbuds. SOUND QUALITY: The sound quality is great. Due to their size and the over the ear design, they sound much better than most earbuds I have used, even the more expensive ones. The sound is full range and pleasing with adequate amounts of bass. The EQ also helps to customize the sound to your individual preference, and is nice touch at this price point. COMFORT: They are very comfortable to wear and are highly customizable because of the included extra headband pieces. I found the normal fit configuration to be perfect for me. DESIGN AND USE: I love how durable they are. The headband can be twisted and the ear cups are washable. I can be reluctant to take some of my other headphones on the go because I am worried about them getting broken. I can put these headphones in the included soft case, throw them in a bag and not worry about them being damaged. Another benefit they have over earbuds is the 20 hour battery life, since most earbuds top out at 5 to 6 hours. The Be Aware setting allows audio in and works well for situations where you need to hear what is going on around you. The USB C charging connection is a plus because it charges faster that the old USB setting. The sound quality for voice calls is excellent as well. VERDICT: These headphones are perfect for active lifestyle use. The battery lasts long, they pack and wear well, and they sound good and are comfortable to wear. They are everything you would want in active lifestyle headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good for the price

    Posted
    3Tcubed
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    First I own a lot of head phones, both BT and wired; the instruction that come with these Jlab head phone strongly recommend buring them in before use, So I spent 2+ full days (over 48hrs) playing their burn-in "noise", this breaks in the diaphrams so they play more evenly. Once done I listened to Bostons first album (re-mastered); the sound was better than I expected. One of the first feature that I noticed about these headphones was a function they call "Be Aware Audio", it basically enables the microphone on the headphones, and adds local audio to the music your listening to. I was listening to Boston in my backyard, and noticed birds chirping in the the music, strange, never heard this before... it was the headphone picking up birds in my yard... how to disable, eventually I found if I pushed the Jlab logo (that also selects audio mode settings) 3 times the "Be Aware Audio" would be disabled/enabled, Now no back ground noise. Just then my wife walked out the door, I pressed the buton 3 more times and I could clearly hear her telling me more packages arrived. Kind of a cool feature when you do/don't want to be shutout due to headphones blocking external sounds. Glad it can be enabled/disabled. The headphones charge with usb to usb c cable, no ac adapter is included, the usb c connection on the headphones has a rubber stopper to make them water proof. Back to Boston, I sounded good, especially with the Jlab signiture audio mode (max bass and balanced are the other 2 settings). The sound was a very nice a balance, the highs were not as airy and open as some other (much more expensive headphones (3-5x$s), so for the price I was plesently suprised, and impressed. The weight of the headphones was very reasonable, for enclosed head phones. They come with 2 additional tension bars to change the pressure exerted on your head, I tried both and prefered them without the bar. The also have an optional head cushon, which can be mover to multiple locations, I found a nice middle ground and was very happy with the fit. Then the phone rang, I pressed the center button to answer the call, it was very clear, I answered the polling questions quickly, very happy with the BT phone quality. Now on to some Dark Side of the Moon; the soft background voices were crystal clear, no noise, the headphones sounded much more airy with PF than with Boston, the mids were guite precise, the lows somewhat missing, but not that bad of a balance. Keep in mind that Jlab Audio pushes these as workout headphones, the earpads are detachable, as is the head strap, they can be hand washed or machine washed in a separate bag they include, which can also be used to store the headphones folded. This is really a good idea, I then tried them on my eliptical, they stayed put without any problem, then did some yard work, pretty much forgot I had them on, very comfortable, I'm impressed. For the cost, these headphones deliver great sound (with a 20h battery life), and have a nice set of features that many others do not. A great value I'd say; I'm looking forward to try them on my next airplane trip, to see how well they seal out engine noise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome headset that double as ear muffs!

    Posted
    dnottingham4
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The JLAB Flex Sports Wireless Bluetooth headphones are an impressive headset (as it has a microphone too) that can be used music, books, and conference calls. This review will be done in 3 parts – features, usage impressions, and pros/cons. Features: The features of the headset are excellent. This wireless headset provides for up to 20 hours of Bluetooth® playtime. The headset has a USB A to C connector for chagrining purposes. This chagrining can be done from a PC, or an AC adapter. The unit can remember up to 8 devices. Additional features include removable and washable ear pads, they are sweat proof, had adjustable tension headbands (for fit adjustment), Ambient noise pass through capabilities (called Be Aware Audio) that can allow you to be more aware in a situation where you need to be more aware. There are 3 EQ sound settings – JLab Signature, Balanced, and Bass Boost. The headset folds up nicely and has a carrying bag included. They also have a 2-year warranty. Usage Impressions: The headset is a wonderful addition to one’s setup. The headset allows one to get the best sounds from any Bluetooth enabled device. I tested the headset using multiple tracks that were recommended for testing audio systems. These tracks were used for testing audio systems across the sound spectrum from deep base to soaring highs. The tracks allow testing spatial separation of sounds and the dynamic ranges of the piece being played. This headset had wonderful sounds form all these tracks and were the weakest when listening to tracks that had distinct sound separation, but this minor flaw does not detract from the overall quality of this headset. Listening to books from my kindle was also very nice with this headset. Using the headset for phone calls was also very good, however, be sure to have the Be Aware Audio feature turned off for this – otherwise, you will hear every Nose around you including the wind. The controls are located on the right earpiece and are thorough including multi-function buttons with one being a press and release action and the other being a “long press” action (1+ seconds) – for example the volume up and volume down buttons also have track forward and track back as long press actions. The power button has 4 functions – power on or off is a press and hold for 3 seconds, the press and release (or 1 click) is play, pause, answer, or hang-up; two clicks is for Siri or OK Google actions, and pressing and holding for 10 seconds is for Bluetooth pairing. The ambient noise button has 2 functions with the press and release being the ambient noise function toggle and the long press cycling through the EQ settings – Signature (Amplified Vocals and Bass), Balanced (even sound without enhancements), and Bass Boost (Amplified bass and sub-bass). Pros: Audio Quality, Be Aware ambient noise feature, portability, battery life. Cons: Typical Bluetooth challenge with switching devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great headphones

    Posted
    MrAnubisKitty
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    These are bluetooth/wireless headphones, that are easy to use and comfortable to wear. They have removable ear pads, as well as extra bands they call tension bands that can be attached to the headphones to provide a more secure fit, labeled as Flexfit and Firmfit. There is another piece that adds a pad to the inside of the band for additional comfort there. It comes with all three of those extra pieces, as well as the charging cable and a small drawstring storage bag. Pairing was easy with both the iPad and phone I linked them to, just turn them on, then hold the button on the headphones for ten seconds, and the device will recognize the headphones. It has additional features related to sound, including a button that allows for ambient noise; I didn't like that, but it would be good if someone was wearing them outdoors, and might need to hear traffic or other sounds in the area. I prefer the noise reduction option, as I was using them indoors, and wanted to just hear what was playing, but am glad to have the option if I need to hear what's happening around me in other circumstances. The sound quality is really good, and because they are bluetooth, I don't need to worry about a cord snagging on something, or whether it's long enough to have my phone in my pocket; for using with another device, it's nice not to have that tether to worry about, and the device could be placed nearby while exercising, and not held or so close to you. It's obviously designed with these 'sport' features, for people who will move around while using this item, but are comfortable for most people to wear. If you have a larger than average head, they might be too small-- I'm not sure about that as far as the length of the band, but they are very flexible and could probably accommodate most people's size and preferences easily. I would recommend these headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable fit with great sound

    Posted
    Xtant
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I'm not a "Fitness" fanatic but I am loving these JLAB FLEXSPORT wireless bluetooth headphones! First off JLAB includes two plastic inserts FlexFit which is as the name would suggest more flexible but adds a little firmness to the main loop. FirmFit is a firmer insert that really snugs the ear pieces to your head providing a more secure feeling. There is also a stretchable insert that is used to adjust fitment to your particular head size. I mostly use the Flexsport without any insert, but sometimes do use the Flexfit if I need a more secure fit. Connecting the Flexsport via bluetooth was a breeze. I tried them with my phone, tablet and laptop with no problem what so ever. The included instructions provide all the information you need about setup and controls. The controls are very easy to feel and get used to. They do have a firm feel to them maybe a little to firm but not really an issue to me. Washable ear pads are a nice addition whether you use them for regular use or working out. And also a handy carrying pouch. I have a set of JLAB in-ear wireless earphones and really liked them and the sound they produced but these over the ear Flexsports provide more sound then the in-ear ones. Highs and Mids are great with really good Bass. No they are not going to produce bass like a proper subwoofer but for their given size they provide ample bass response. I was surprised at how well Ambient noise On/Off effect worked. While sitting in front of a 16" standing fan on high while listening to some music I could hear the air blowing by my ears but when I turned off Ambient noise I could no longer hear the air blowing by my ears. This does not cancel out all noise around you but does a decent job at making your music the main show. If your looking for a sport/fitness or regular use wireless headphone and prefer the over the ear type I think you should definitely checkout these JLAB FLEXSPORT they offer a variety of options to get the right fit for your needs while providing great sound performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Most Comfortable Headphones

    Posted
    Stahvee
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    This review will not go over audio quality, as I do not have the knowledge and experience to judge audio quality. But for sure these are the most comfortable headphones I have tried. Most headphones will have a leather ear cup; these have a cloth ear cup. The ear cups may not be so big as to cover entirely over your ear (depending on ear size of course), but even if they don't, it doesn't cause your ears to hurt after long periods of time because of the cloth and low weight of the headphones. The ear cups are of average size? Definitely not gaming size ear cups. Another thing to note is that because it is cloth, it allows your skin under the ear cups to breath easier, thus you won't sweat easily, unlike leather ear cups. The headphones fit me perfectly without further extending them. My headsize is Medium in helmet size, so maybe for smaller headsizes, this headphone may be slightly too big. I didn't need to use all the other accessories it came with: headband pad, which just adds a cloth band to the spine of the headphone, and a tensioner, which is exactly what it sounds like, it will add tension to make your heaphones tighter around your head, making the seal around your ear tighter. Huge plus for this headphone being USB-C chargeable, most headphones are still stuck on Micro-usb. Another plus is the Siri/Ok Google function. The bluetooth range seemed to be really far, music becomes intermittent after about 30ft (estimating). The ambient noise function is very nice to have, but it isn't as good as other headphones/earbuds with the same ambient noise function (for ex. Jabra Elite 65t has a better ambient noise function). So I actually spilled coffee on these headphones within the first week. I immediately took off the ear cups, gave them a rinse under warm water, and left them out in the sun to dry. The ear cups were as good as new, and didn't feel like the wash/dry cycle affected the cups in any way. Washing instructions advises you to tumble dry with no heat. You could get by with blow drying them, but the sun dries them just fine. You will know when the ear cups aren't full dry, as putting them on will have a very slightly moist feeling. I use these just in my office, and wasn't necessarily looking for something with top-notch audio quality. I always prefer comfort over all, and if you are like me, then I highly recommend these super comfortable headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid and lots of features for a reasonable price

    Posted
    Capshroud
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The JLab Flex Sport headphones are aimed at an active user and have some unique features to match those needs. They have fabric covered earpads which are washable. They provide two different tension bands and a removable headband pad to adjust the fit, so they’ll stay put and comfortable and won’t start sliding around if you get sweaty. Another interesting feature is what’s called ambient sound. A press of the large side button toggles this on and off. When off, they act like any headphones and block much of the outside sounds. When on, they actually pick up surrounding sounds and play them through the phones. This is a safety feature, so if you’re jogging or such, you can still hear what’s happening around you. Beyond these special features, they are well built and provide great sound. I found the Bluetooth pairing to be quick and easy. They can pair with up to 8 devices and will default to the last device used if multiple devices available. For instance, if you pair both your phone and tablet and last used your phone but wish to switch to the tablet, you’ll need to turn the phone’s Bluetooth off temporarily to force the switch. The control buttons are simple, easy to find and rubber covered for protection. The included charge cable is USB C which I prefer since it’s stronger and becoming the standard. No charger is included, so you provide your own or can use your computer. The listed battery playtime is 20 hours per charge which is top of its class. There are three available EQ settings … “Signature” which is JLabs name for their particular bass and treble boost, “Balanced” which means neutral, and “Bass Boost” which is obvious. I found the Signature setting to be the most usable and pleasing. The bass is good without booming and the mids and highs are clear. In conclusion, I found the sound to be very good. It’s not the high-end audiophile sound of $300-400 headphones, but it’s pretty good and great for everyday use. The extra sports features are well implemented and well thought out. I actually find the cloth earpads to be much more comfortable and better than the typical vinyl. For the price and features, they’re a solid deal and have become my go-to headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just OK

    Posted
    RunningMan
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    The JLab Audio - Flex Sport Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones has some nice features but the quality is not quite there. These headphones are not the most expense nor the cheapest headphones. However for the price range, I would expect a bit better quality in terms of sound and connectivity. Let's start out with some pros. The JLab Audio - Flex as the name indicates, has flexibility in the band which also allows for custom fitting. These headphones comes with two tension bands that attached to the headband. This allows for a comfortable fit as well as the option for a tighter fit for fitness activities which this pair is geared towards. With the tension bands, I feel that the headphones fit nice and snug and did not feel like they would slide off. The ear pads has a nice look and comfortable feel to them. The ear pads are also washable that you just toss in the washable carrying case. Battery life is great and can outlast any activity you can endure. Although these headphones has a good look in feel, the Bluetooth connectivity was a bit hit or miss. I had no problem being 25-30 ft away from my mobile device, however there has two incidents within my first few days of use that the connection just dropped and the music just started playing from my mobile device. This was while I was either holding the device or within a foot away. The headphones has a "Custom EQ Sound", which is 1) not really custom and 2) doesn't sound much different. You can switch sounds through the three built in sound settings. You can not fine tune the settings and I didn't really notice too much of a difference between the 3 settings. The "Be Aware Audio" functionality, which allows you to hear ambient noise at the same time as listening to your music wasn't the best. I get that this feature adds some distortion, however the distortion from these headsets seemed a bit overwhelming which muffles the sound of your music quite a bit. At the end of the day, I would say these are just OK. Obviously you can get better sound and quality at a higher cost, but these aren't "budget" headphones either.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    comfortable headphones

    Posted
    cad8099
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    very comfortable headphones. sound is great, price is great. says they don't have noise canceling but seem to do a good job with that. I ride a bus and cant hear when I am playing music. they also have an ambient noise enabler. this seems to sound like it enhances noise. which I like. a couple negatives I will say. first, they do not adjust to much. I use them all the way out which is not much. the earmuffs are kinda small so if you have bigger ears might not fully cover ears, the case is not hard but just a mesh case, and no power brick for them, so you have to have a usb power brick or something. not to big a deal as most do but still. those are small things to me. and I know bigger brands that cost more that don't have a case, or brick as well so not a big deal. what I do love, at least it does come with a case. and it looks nice as well. its soft and same material as the ear muffs. the cord to charge is long. I love this. lately everything went to a shorter cord that is useless. the ear muffs are comfortable. they are made out of fabric and not that plastic/ leather stuff. hoping that allows them to last a while. you can machine wash them if place in case. or they prefer to just hand wash. I have worn them a few days now and use a couple hours and still battery is full. and every time have not sweat and stays comfortable. sound is pretty good. not all that in bass but just overall sound is clear and great. blends great together. love that they fold up. if looking for good headphones that are not over 100$ and look nice. these are them. I use these now over my bose and my sony that both are 200$ plus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable headphones with good sound

    Posted
    UncleRico
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    These are super comfortable headphones for being active and on the go. They come with an optional adjustable band that rests on the top of your head and hook setpoints to get the right tension - I like that. It may be common sense, but I like that the inside of the ears are labeled L and R to just grab them and get a quick orientation. There are some added features for EQ presets. Once set to what I liked, I really don't mess with that function. Then there is a environmental feature that uses the built in mic to allow surrounding sounds into the headset or mute it. Again, I don't mess with it, but I can see where someone may want to. Bottom line is someone put some thought into the extra features. These are not Audiophile headphones where you are going to sit in a lotus position and pick out the notes and tones of instruments playing in your favorite band. What these are, are good quality sounding headphones for someone being active or in an active environment. With that purpose said, I love them for that. They are really, really, really comfortable. My ears don't sweat and I can wear them for a long period comfortably. I use them to mow the lawn, gym or general use. … I do have fancy noise canceling headphones, dedicated large earmuff/more audiophile headphones, etc. And gladly add these to the collection and lately seem to use these more than the others with the activities list. Would I buy them or recommend them for their purpose - active use? Without a doubt.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Fitness Headphones

    Posted
    Parker
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    JLab Audio - Flex Sport Wireless Headphones are a solid set of headphones for fitness or just on the go. Build quality is decent and they look nice. The main appeal of these are that they are light and flexible. You can actually twist the headband around and it will flex and come back to normal. I took it to the gym and used it while exercising and took them for a light jog and they did not feel like they weighed me down at all. The earcups are comfy and removable so you can wash them. It comes packaged with 2 tension bands that you can pop on the headband to add more rigidity to the headband to customize your fit and it also comes with an inner headband pad to further your comfort. It also comes with a USB-C charging cord which I give JLabs props for, most manufacturers still havent upgraded. USB-C is just faster and easier to charge with and it also comes with a cloth carry pouch. The Flexsport is also moisture wicking and sweatproof. This Flexsport also has what they call "Be aware audio" which lets natural ambient noise in while you listen to music so you can hear your surroundings, you can toggle this on/off. It also has 3 preset EQ settings which include balanced, bass, and Jlab custom. I like the JLab custom setting which brings up the highs and gives you decent bass. The headphone still manage to remain clear during higher volumes but does lack in overall deep bass. The headphones also do not have a headphone port so this is bluetooth only.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones

    Posted
    SimpleLiving
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    These headphones are matchless! Evidently, they were designed for sports use as they come with very convenient features. For instance, you can turn the volume up/down, activate Siri or “Ok Google,” play/pause, and play following and previous tracks using only three different buttons located in one side of the device. Moreover, first-time setup is fairly simple, with only three steps and taking about ten seconds to complete; the instructions are clear and effective. The headphones also come with tension bands, a travel case, and removable ear pads for washing. I do recommend washing it before using. The headphones are also sweatproof. You can charge the headphones by connecting it to another device or plugging it to the wall. Light indicators are used to signal different actions such as Bluetooth pairing and charging. Overall, I am very pleased with this product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    Clerkp
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    After reading all the 4 plus star reviews, I decided to give these a try as an alternative to in ears which I usually use. These are not worth the money even at the sale price. The sound quality is barely passable. There is virtually no bass and the sound feels hollow and tinny. This seems impossible for 40mm drivers. There is noticeable distortion as well. They remind me of very early generation Bluetooth headsets. I wasn’t expecting audiophile quality for $80 but JLab has and certainly can do better than this. I had the UA train from JBL and while they cost more, the sound quality absolutely destroys these. I will gladly pay the extra for the improved sq. I also discovered after buying them that they are only ipx4 certified meaning they are barely swearproof. Given the marketing materials this seems like a terrible oversight. The only positives I can find are comfortable and fit very well for gym use. Overall, I’d pass on these and look at the backbeat fit at the same price or jump to the UA train.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      JLab Audio Team

      Hey Clerkp,
      We are definitely sorry to hear of your displeasure with the Flex Sport headphones. These are a first generation and will be upgraded in the next run. You should definitely be getting clear enjoyable sound out of them however. If you'd like, we can replace them under warranty. When you get a chance please reach out to us either via email support@jlabaudio.com or shoot us a call at 405.445.7219 Monday-Thursday between 8am-5pm p.t & Friday 8am-3pm p.t so that we may get you taken care of.
      Thanks,
      JLab Audio #FINDYOURGO jlabaudio-conv

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Workout Headphones

    Posted
    RyGuy
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    These headphones are an unbelievable value! I got these in sale for $80 and they’re regularly $100. I would have paid $200 from a brand such as Bose or Sony for an equal quality product. Here are my reasons why. Sound: Sound quality is perhaps the most important aspect of headphones. These headphones sound (in my opinion) on par with a $200 pair of Sony’s or Bose headphones and I prefer the sound to Beats. Beats are too geared towards the low end for my taste (a lot of Sony’s headphones are also). These have a very clear and crisp sound and I’ve even been heard things in songs that I haven’t heard before. Durability: These headphones seem to be made from a high quality plastic. I feel confident that these won’t break anytime soon. Sweat Resistance: I have yet to use these for the gym, so I will update my review when I get the chance. Value: For $80, these were a steal! They’re a steal for the non sale price of $100 as well. They come with a nice fabric carrying bag and a long usb c charging cable. I would highly recommend these as gym and/or everyday headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Straight Up Cool

    Posted
    DaBeak
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Bought these at BBY in LA over the weekend. I've always worked out with earbuds but wanted to give headphones a try. WOW. these are pretty sweet. I've never seen a headband that you can truly twist all the way around. It's unique to say the least! The 2 tension bands are perfect. I can use the FIRM FIT when i'm on the treadmill and then the FLEX FIT when i'm just relaxing. Washable ear cushions that pop off are cool and are made of the "cool-tech" type of fabric. It took me a minute to understand the ambient noise feature but I like it. it allows noise to pass thru the headphone if you're running outside you can still hear a car "honk". I was stuck between this and the new Rock headphone, but for only $99 this made more sense and is way lighter. I dont have the Rock's giant neck muscles so this is perfect for me. ;) Not super familiar with Jlab but overall I'm happy with them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Beats At a Budget

    Posted
    hitsuyoo
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    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    The Jlab SportFlex headphone are possibly the best pair of Jlab headphones I've ever used. I do have few other pair to compare them to. However, they are far from ground pounding, earth shaking, brain busters. But that shouldn't be what you're for in a pair of lower budget bluetooth headphones. I was impressed by what I did get, but I do know that there are much better options available. The one thing that I really liked was the ability to remove and wash the ear cups after they get all sweaty from a workout or hard day's work/play. That, and they last for a good 20 hours. As I do, I'm placing a link to my full online review below. Feel free to go check out how I truly feel. For the price, I can recommend these. But just know that you do have options.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loud and Clear!!

    Posted
    ElectronicJunkie
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I have reviewed so many sets of headphones and these ones beat out most of them, including Bose. The comfort level on these is 10 out of 10 for being on ear headphones. The bluetooth function works great and has about a 70ft distance before it starts to get static and lose signal. Charging is normal speed, takes about 4 hours to fully charge and I was able to get 1.5 10 hour shifts at work on one battery charge running 80% volume or higher all day. The flexibility of the headphones are great as well, a lot less chance of the breaking. Also, the tension bands are nice but not needed at all. They only seem to help keep the pads tighter to your ears to block out outside noise a tad better, so I do not use them. The top pad is also great for making them even more comfortable for all day use. Now, sound, the great and beautiful sound these have. The bass is clear and low, but not Beats obnoxious low, so you get great mids and smooth highs. I highly recommend the Jlab headphones!

    I would recommend this to a friend