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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Bluetooth Earbuds for the price

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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok for basic use, not ideal for work

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    I bought these to use with my work laptop (Macbook Pro). Setup was very easy, but the 'Equalizer Mode' is difficult to get to - I've been unable to change the EQ settings after multiple tries. Not a huge deal for me since I'm using these for meetings and videos, but this may be a problem for someone who wants more control over the sound when listening to music. The earphones fit comfortably after I switched out the ear tips to the smallest size, as with all earphones I use. I removed the Cush Fins when I opened up the package, but they look soft and flexible. My only complaint about the fit is that they were made to be worn one way. Being left-handed I prefer the mic and controls being on the left side, so that's an adjustment I'll have to get used to. You can switch the earbuds around, but they just look and feel awkward that way. The sound is good for what I need it for, which is attending meetings and watching YouTube videos/listening to podcasts. I've listened to a few songs with these, and the quality is acceptable for music, but I would recommend spending a little more money if you want high quality audio for music. My biggest problem with this product (and why I'm considering returning it), is that it does not seem to respond well to having to share a bluetooth connection with my MagicMouse. As soon as I connect my mouse, there is a subtle static that comes through on top of the audio that does not go away until the mouse is disconnected. Also, connectivity only seems to last about 20 minutes before the audio starts to become choppy and robotic, and it won't work again until I disconnect my mouse. Additionally, my mouse will also start to go haywire out of nowhere, disconnecting and reconnecting repeatedly. I've used other bluetooth earphones with this Mac while having my mouse connected, and never had any issues. This is a problem because I need to be able to run meetings, take notes, and scroll across 4 screens at once - it is important to me to have my earphones and mouse working at the same time. The price on this was great, but I think I might need to exchange this and spend a little more money on something that can support technical needs. If I were just using this to connect with my phone to listen to podcasts or music, I'd be completely satisfied - I just thought this might be helpful to anyone who might be looking for a wireless option for work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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

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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great budget earphones

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    This is my second pair of Bluetooth earbuds (my first died after just two months) but the JLabs are a big improvement over the first, even though they cost less. Pros: Very clear, balanced, pleasing sound, though lacking deep bass. I'm primarily a jazz/fusion listener when I use these for outdoor activities, so lack of bass is not a big issue. Lots of useful features, easily controllable from the mic. Volume, EQ, pairing all quick to do with a minimum of fiddling. Spoken cues: A big plus over my first pair. A friendly female voice says "Hello", tells you your battery level and "ready to pair", "you're connected" and finally "goodbye" when you turn them off. Absolutely no guesswork! Comfortable: The buds come with rubber wings that hold them securely in your ears (no hooks!). They're snug but not annoyingly tight and make a good seal, which makes the bass response a little better. Quibbles (not really cons): Audio cable is short and meant to be worn in front, not behind the head. A spring clip attaches to your shirt in front and does an OK job of holding the buds comfortably in place without damaging your clothing. However it can slip - it was only my quick reflexes that kept them from falling off into the toilet! Now I'm more careful. Delicate: No earbuds of this type are very rugged and these may not survive very hard use. I dropped them once and tossed them into a drawer a few times without a problem, but haven't yanked or snagged them on anything; they've held up well so far. Bass: As stated earlier these are not earphones for big deep bass. The control unit has three equalization settings that change the tonal balance a little. Your phone or music app's EQ settings may also help here but if you're a real bass freak you should really be getting a pair of over-the-ear "cans" instead. These are good sounding, easy to use Bluetooth earphones at a great price. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad for the price

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

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really good multi-function earbuds

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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value with good sound for everyday use...

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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound quality at the right price!

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

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cheap buds that don't feel or sound that way

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    Disclaimer: I was given this pair of headphones in exchange for my fair an honest review. I'm generally not a fan of your buds, since my ears are weird and they tend to fall out. However I decided to give the JLabs JBuds Pro Signature a try because of the fitment options and because of my prior luck with JLab's wired options (my son has two pairs of their children-oriented headphones). Everything is packaged well and it comes with what you'd expect a pair of active-oriented earbuds to come with - 3 sizes of cushioned earbud tips, two sizes of fin cushions to lock the earbuds in place while using them, and a short charge cable (micro USB) that matches the color of the packaging. Even the twist tie holding the cable is color-matched to the package and the packaging is done in such a way where it doesn't feel like you're buying a cheap pair of earbuds. Pairing was straightforward with both my iPhone and my Android handsets. My FireTV Stick also detected and paired easily with them, and was able to use Alexa with them. Sound quality was pretty good for cheap headphones. While not as punchy as some more expensive options from other brands, these little guys definitely aren’t bad for the price. They also sounded better than wired and wireless offerings at around the same price point from established brands. And against pack-in buds that come with most phones? No contest. Battery life was also pretty decent. JLab claims 6 hours; I got 5 hours while listening to bass-heavy rock and hip-hop on my iPhone and 6.5 while listening to lighter fare and talking on my Android. In terms of comfort, these weren't too bad. While I'm not a fan of earbuds when compared to over-ear headphones, I can't complain too much about these. They didn't want to fall off easily and I actually forgot I was wearing them while working my late shift job. They also didn’t want to come out of my ears whenever I shook my head, and the design allowed for the cord to go around or behind my neck comfortably. All in all, I'm impressed by these earbuds. They're definitely not enough to make me switch from over the ea or on-ear headphones because of personal preference, but they're a good choice for someone who likes buds and wants a pair of Bluetooth earbuds for the gym or a jog.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Entry Level Wireless Ear Buds

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    The Jlab Jbuds Pro is pretty much a no frills in-ear headphone for those who are budget conscious. The package contains the earbuds wth three gel cushion tips, two sizes of ear fins, a cable clip, a micro usb charging cable, and a basic set of instructions. My ear buds arrived fully charged. Battery life is announced every time the ear buds are powered on. All controls are managed by a bulky in-line controller which has the microphone, a center button for powering on/off and bluetooth pairing, and standard up/down buttons to adjust volumes and change music tracks. One good quality about these ear buds is that it is very comfortable. The gel cushion tips fit well within my ear canal forming a good seal, however it is not designed to block out ambient noise. Sound quality is decent. Voices have good clarity. However, when playing music, it becomes evident that the headphones lacks depth and detail. Overall, the audio has good balance with slight emphasis on the middle frequencies. Bass is present, but is a bit lacking and will not appeal to those seeking low frequency punchiness. The microphone is okay, but tended to pick up a lot of background noise. People on the other end of a phone call may have difficulty hearing your voice if you are in a noisy outdoor environment. To have the person on the other line hear you clearly, you'll need to have the microphone pretty much right next to your mouth, otherwise your voice will sound distant. The specs state that the battery lasts for 6 hours of play back. I got around that much in my testing. Another thing to note is that these headphones also suffer from the characteristic bluetooth hiss that can be heard at low volumes. Would I recommend these headphones? Yes. They offer “good enough” audio quality for this price point...in other words good value. The Jbuds Pro wireless earbuds cannot compete with the flagship bluetooth in-ear earbuds from the premium manufacturers, but they were never designed with that purpose in mind. The Jbuds Pro are designed for the average budget conscious consumer who is willing to make some compromises in audio quality for a basic set of wireless earbuds and wouldn't get too upset if they were lost because of the reasonably low purchase price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly good for the money

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    I like balanced, clean sound, with open, up-front highs (but not too bright) and tight bass (not overhyped or distorted midbass). A reviewer on BB said the JLabs were similar to my old Taotronics buds that died on me, so I bought a pair. Actually the JLabs sound a little better than the Taotronics, for about half the price. It's a very clean, detailed presentation across the spectrum. Highs are clear and detailed, making instruments sound close (not distant) and with good separation, not grating on my ears. The bass is surprisingly good, with more "sock" than I expected from a pair of earbuds. Bass fanatics may not be happy with the amount of bass, but what's there is clean and non-flabby, fast enough to hear individual notes. These are budget earbuds, so they look a bit fragile. The wire connecting the buds is thin and also short. I couldn't fit it behind my head but it hangs down in front fairly comfortably. The buds themselves fit comfortably in my ears, and the rubber "wings" attached to each one may be a little confusing at first but they ensure a good seal, which helps the bass response. The buds also provide spoken cues for when they're on, off and paired. My last set of buds didn't have that, and it's very helpful. Another plus for audio tweakers: because the JLabs give you a clean audio palate to work with, it's easy to use EQ to get the sound just the way you want it. Pump up the bass a little or roll off the highs if you think they're too bright, they still sound clean. If you like balanced, up-front, non-boomy sound the JLabs may be all you need. And if you're worried about how long they might last, they're inexpensive enough that you could buy a second pair as a backup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Solid earbuds with a few (rather major) problems

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

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Economic Bluetooth Headphones

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    I was truly impressed with these JLAB Jbuds Pro. I was not expecting much when I received them but I am very satisfied that I have them. The sound quality is amazing with a very balanced signature and a great bass emphasis. If you're on a budget and need Bluetooth headphones then these are a phenomenal choice. Although they sound great and have decent battery life they do have some flaws that forced me to drop a star. They are very uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time. My ears were sore after my listening session and I just couldn't get the right fit in terms of comfort but they did for well in terms of how secure they were in my ear. They also flash a blue light periodically from the battery which could be an annoyance but nothing too bad. The Bluetooth range was not as good as I hoped it would be as the sound cut out easily going behind walls such as when leaving the media player in a bedroom and walking to the kitchen. I will recommend taking your media player with you so the signal doesn't suddenly drop. The battery is also very big and heavy and will lean to your right side so they are not ideal for working out with. They are advertised as water resistant but I have been using these for casual listening and that works for me. Aside from that they are truly impressive and I look forward to picking up another pair to gift as a present come gift giving season. Side note: There is an app for these headphones called JLab but it is hardly functional. It has a lot of bugs and needs a lot of work. Besides that the headphones are great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent low-cost ear buds

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    RonH
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    I was impressed with the sound from the JBuds Pro Signature Wireless In-Ear Earbud Headphones. Nice bass, balanced nicely with highs and mid-tones. Not tinny or cheap sounding at all. Volume was more than adequate to blow your eardrums if desired. When starting to play the volume ramps up rather than just kicking in. Comparing these to a much more expensive set of “sport” buds, these are clearly better. There are three sets of different sized jell spacers along with two sizes of “fins” to assist in keeping these buds in your ears. The medium size jell held the buds firmly in my ears without the fins. I was not concerned with them falling out while running and exercising. The connecting cord is long enough to place either behind your head or hanging down under your chin and there is an included clip to clip it to a shirt collar if desired. I am concerned with how thin the wire is and how long it may take to break a connection though. The earbuds pair quickly and have a decent line-of-sight distance. I use them mostly with an iPod mini, keeping it in my front pant pocket the signal will occasionally cut out but works fine from my front shirt pocket. These, like most earbuds, work best with your device close or in an arm band. The battery charges pretty quickly and lasts through two hour long commutes and an hour lunch with no problem. The microphone worked well, not as clear as the phone but was understandable and acceptable. JLAB also has an app for your phone which has a “burn-in” feature that is supposed to exercise the drivers. It crashed my android phone but worked fine on my iPhone. It suggests to run the test sound for 40 or so hours. Not sure the juice is worth squeeze on this one. It also is a sales tool for their other products. At this price point, I would highly recommend these to anyone looking for an inexpensive set of earbuds. I give these 5 stars, not because they are the best headphones ever but for the value vs sound they provide.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Torturous On The Ears

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    Eardrumz
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    I lost my umpteenth pair of bluetooth earbuds and was looking to be a bit more thrifty with my purchase. I read reviews, did my research, I thought I was in for a treat getting these earbuds for $24.99, so I trotted out to Best Buy where, even better, they were on sale for $19.99! The packaging was small, and everything promised in the online description was in it. All that was left to do would be plugging them into my ears and see if they pass the required tests in order to be my new set of headphones. The test is simple, consisting of only two categories, the sound and reception on the other end for a phone call, and do they pass the test of sounding full and good when listening to music. Phone - Immediately was told by my wife that it sounded like I was in a tunnel. Odd frequency cackles from the headset would burst into my eardrums for a millisecond then vanish, and the caller on the other was barely audible. I called my brother to get the next opinion and he immediately said "I think I lost you or am losing you." Fail Now for the sound quality - The pieces provided to customize the buds don't actually fit well in my ear, but I managed a snug plug in after messing with it for a minute. The sound quality, you ask? Fail part 2. Imagine having your ears plugged by two 1970's AM transistor radios, making that same frequency glitch into my ears from time to time, with a constant noticeable hiss in the background, topped off with little to no bass, and all treble. Meghan Trainor would return them, and I am following her lead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Inexpensive wireless in-ear buds

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    dronedad
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    These in ear buds are a much cheaper alternative for someone who's looking for something like Bose or Beats wireless phones without the cost. Construction: The wire connecting the buds feels a little thin and the controls are mounted to a largish button cluster along with the battery and charging connection. The battery being enclosed in the buttons makes it feel a little heavier than I would have expected and it pulls on the earphones. The buds themselves are heavy with obvious magnets where the drivers are. I appreciated the options for both the surrounds and the "ear fins". Sound: These sound pretty decent for their price and size. Lows suffer, but that's to be expected in this size of headphone. Battery Life: battery on these buds won't get you all day full time use, but they will get you most of the way. I observed close to the advertised 6 hours of battery life with use. Pros: Inexpensive, good sound and value for price Cons: Thin connecting wire, heavy battery/button cluster Overall: I think these are a good alternative to MUCH pricier headphones. I'm pleased with the sound and value of sound that comes from most JAB products I've used.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing! So glad I didn't spend more

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    Xander
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    Let me start by saying that my primary earbuds for all-day use are a pair of Bose SoundSport earbuds (wired), so my use-case for the JBuds is specifically in the gym and when running. For this purpose, these JBuds are amazing! I was tempted to spend $100-$200 on a fancier pair (perhaps true wireless), but I'm so glad I took a chance on these first! They sound great, are quite comfortable, and don't even hint at falling out during workouts. I love the "cush fin" design that uses the arch of the ear to help stay in (similar in function to the Bose SoundSport StayHear tips I'm used to, but a very different design). I'm no audiophile, but to be honest, I didn't notice a major decrease in sound quality between the JBuds and my SoundSport earbuds. I'm not saying there isn't a difference; I'm sure the SoundSports sound better, but in the gym I'm not listening for fine detail in my music. The JBuds have great volume and bass, and sounded perfectly good for the many genres I've tried. I prefer my wired earbuds for general usage (no battery to worry about, don't ever need to pair them), but I believe these JBuds could actually serve as my all-day earbuds (outside the gym) if needed. I could probably have paid at least 2 times the price and still been happy. The mic/volume+music control/battery module on the cable is just a touch large for my preference, but for $16 (on sale when I bought them), I can definitely overlook this. I would recommend these to anyone wanting comfortable wireless earbuds for exercise (or other uses), regardless of price range!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The sound is great but...

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    GBohr
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    I bought these earphones after my old JVCs broke. It's ok, the sound is great but there are some observations I want to share: 1. The battery don't last as advertised, my unit gives 4 to 5 hours, my old one lasted 30+ with one charge 2. There is no volume control on the cable, you have to do it directly on your phone 3. It feels too long to activate or turning off, you have to press the turn on/off button for more than 3 seconds 4. There is an annoying voice that announce "hello, you are connected... battery full/medium/low" every time you turn it on and a "goodbye" when turned off, my old one just gave a beep when on and two beeps when off (for me this is perfect) 5. The same voice noted above, repeats over and over after few minutes if your battery is low, constantly "low battery". I don't see the need for this. My old one had a red light that indicated battery low. The problem with this feature is that interrupt whenever you are talking or listening something and really stops whatever you are playing or the conversation to give repetitive and unnecessary information.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Inexpensive, but good quality headphones

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    PeboQuattro
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    JBuds Pro are a great, affordable set of earbuds. I use the earbuds with my iPhone, Mac, and my watch; all of which paired and work well with the ear buds. First off, these sound great. They are a little heavy on the bass, but most people will probably enjoy the range they offer. Spoken audio and music both performed well on these headphones. The JBuds Pro include interchangeable tips and removable cushion fins for a personalized fit. I found that the tips fit well, though after long term wear I found the raised logo on the tips to be slightly irritating. Fortunately, the irritation is minimal and I only noticed it once after extended amount of wear. The battery/controls are a little large, but offer great battery life. The cables connecting the earbuds are fairly thin and do transmit more movement noise (microphonics) than my other wired pair. The negatives of these earbuds are far out weighed by the great sound and affordable price. I recommend these for either an extra set to keep in your bag or if you are on a budget, but would like a decent pair of bluetooth headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend