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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 631 reviews

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Features, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Affordable Quality ANC earbuds with nice features

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    JLabs EpicAir True Wireless is a budget friendly Active Noise Cancelling(ANC) bluetooth earbuds in the market that delivers most of the features that airpods delivers for a cheaper price. What’s is in the box: EpicAir earbuds in the synthetic leather charging case, Quick Start Guide, 5 extra ear tips of various sizes. Connection : This earbuds uses the Bluetooth 5.0, AAC Codec and is very easy to connect to the device. I used the iphone 11 to connect and all you do is press and hold each earbuds for 3seconds to make it to the pairing mode and hoover to the Bluetooth menu on the settings to find the JLab Epic Air ANC and once connected, it turns to solid white to indicate its connected. This model does not support multipoint Bluetooth mode, so you cannot connect 2 devices at the same time which most of the competitor models support(but for $99 its ok). Charging & Battery : This model supports wireless Qi charging. Just place the charging case on the charging mat to get charged or you have the built-in USB charging cord, nice feature to avoid carrying extra cable. LED’s on the case pulse white when charging and turns solid white when fully charged both wireless/wired charging. Battery performance is good. Its advertised at 12 hours of playtime in each earbud with ANC on and additional 36 hours of charge from the charging case. You can charge 3times full charge in between charges and with ANC off or 4 times with BeAware(pass through outside noise) mode. Features & Controls: This true wireless ANC model comes with wear detect sensor similar to airpods. It has Infrared sensor in each earbud that will pause the music when one of the buds is taken out of ear and plays after inserting it. Nice feature for the price point. Also, it features dual connect where you can just use one earbud for phone calls or hearing music and have other one in charging case or to double your talk time. Love this feature. IP rating of IP55 sweatproof allows you to use this during workout and less worry about getting damaged. Has touch controls on each buds and customized controls on the app which we will discuss more on the app section. New feature called Movie and music mode is incorporated in this model. If you are watching movie and are closer to your device with in 10 feet, then press and hold the touch controls for 3 seconds on both buds to enable the movie mode. This enables minimum or low latency and great clarity compared to the music mode which is good at 35 feet listening. You can turn on the ANC mode On or OFF by configuring the touch controls. I have set the left bud for single tap to change this mode from ANC on to off to BeAware. BeAware is similar to the one on the airpods pro Transparency mode where it lets ambient noise in. SIRI for IOS device and Ok Google for android can be configured for touch controls in app depending on your convenience. I have configured my right bud for double tap for SIRI. Charging case is made of synthetic leather that has good feel to touch and carry but its bulky to carry on your pockets compared to airpods or airpods pro. It has got a strong magnet to keep the case closed and has 3 led white light indicator on the front. Like the design which is something new and innovative. Buds charge and displays blue when placed in the slot of the charger. Comfort: Its very comfortable and fits well with the included 5 different silicone ear tips sizes. It also includes a foam ear tips that makes wearing easy regardless of the ear size. Make sure to select the right ear tip for good seal if you ANC is important. Its comfortable similar to airpods pro and sometimes forget if wearing for long time. App: If you need more controls or need customization, then you need to download the JLab Air ANC App in Appstore or google playstore. Once downloaded, you can update the firmware over the air if available. There was a new firmware available for me after 2 days of use (JT02_V3.0.6.3). To update, you need to have both earbuds in ear to establish Bluetooth connection and don’t put the earbuds to case during firmware update as it stops the Bluetooth connection and update. It does take good 10 minutes to update the firmware. This firmware improves the microphone performance during phone calls. Suggest to update if you have poor call quality outdoors. Call quality outdoor was not great before the update, and has improved after the update. App has info of the battery percentage of both left and right buds separately and has five menus. 1)Noise Cancelling/Be Aware - You can adjust the ANC and BE AWARE by sliding the bar from low to high at your desired level. 2) Equalizer : It has 4 EQ presets where you can select Bass, Mid-Range and Treble and select one of the EQ depending on the mode. 3) Customize Controls: In this section, you can customize left / right earbud to your choice for touch controls. App has option to select what to do with 1 tap, 2 tap or 3 tap and you can customize each buds different from various options to select like volume- , volume +, Track forward, Track Rewind, Noise Control, Siri, Play/pause, Switch EQ, None. 4) Updates : If any over the air firmware updates it will be displayed here. 5) Auto Play/Pause Sensors : Slider to select on or off. Verdict: Overall, cheap budget friendly ANC airpods style stem model with all good features and sound quality, Battery life, Wireless QI charging, In-built USB cable, Customizable controls, EQ presets. Highly recommend for the value for money.

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

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    What a deal!

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    My collection of wireless earbuds continues to grow, and JLAB's continues to impress me. I've had their Air Executive's for more than a year, when I learned of the new Air Epic Air ANC, I couldn't wait to try and compare them. One of the great things with the JLAB earbuds, is they come with 6 different sizes of bud tips, my favorite, by far is the memory foam Cloud Buds (a light blue color, all others are a black silicone). The Cloud buds form a nice sound tight fit in my ears, and they better conform to various ear cannel shapes/sizes. The earbuds charge life is quoted to be 8h with ANC on and 12h with ANC off, further the case can recharge the buds 3 times for up to 32h-48h depending on the use of ANC. The amount of ANC can be dialed up or down with JLab Air ANC app, it can also dial up or down the "Be Aware" functionality (allows you to hear surrounding sounds). My air executives has both features, but the ANC/"Be Aware" can only be turned on and off. I thought tinkering with the setting was a good idea, however in testing I found I liked both the best turned all the way up. I tried listening to my television with music on and the ANC did a good job of canceling out the TV sound, when switching to "Be Aware" turned all the way up I could make out some voices from the TV but not enough over the music (at about 70% volume), turning the music down to 50% helped, but but the "Be Aware" sound level also decreased. With the music paused, the "Be Aware" help boost the TV so I could hear it with the earbuds in my ears. Turning Be Aware Off all sound was muffled, like I had marshmallows in my ears (duh). Be Aware works but I when listening to music it can't completely overcome the music's volume. This could have to do with the microphones (the JLAB EPIC AIR ANC earbuds clam to have 3 separate microphones), when using with my phone, in making a call, I found I had to turn up the volume, but I could hear myself clearly, I ask the caller how I sounded and was told I was very clear, but so were some background noises around me, they could make out what I was listening to on the television. But I felt my conversation seemed perfectly normal. Given the nature of ear buds, they are going to pick up external sounds better than a highly directive microphone would. With ANC on the call was much better than with it off. Two other features of their app, is the ability to customize what feature tapping on the right/left (1,2,3 times) earbud controls. The are 6 tap controls, and 9 control functions, you choose. This is convenient, as I rather have track skip (rarely go back) than have a SIRI function. Not everyone will choose the same. The app also serves to update the earbuds firmware (which needed to be done when I first install the app). One other interesting feature you can turn on/off is auto play/pause - this pauses what your listening to if you remove the earbud from either ear (kind of a how can they tell question, but it works really well). When some one approaches me and I'm wearing earbuds, I'll frequently pull one out to hear better. This immediately pauses your music; a wonderful feature I'd not previously considered, and I don't need to remove both earbuds. Clever. Now on to my usual headphone audition music Boston's first album and PF's DSOTM. Almost immediately could tell that JLAB had improved the low end and high end of their ear buds. Much brighter highs and better bass, BUt my favorite new feature a 10 band equalizer as a pert of their app, with 4 storable settings. Yea! A little tweaking here and there and I had a nearly perfect sound stage, boosting where I wanted it. Improving the highs and lows substantially, some of the mid range, didn't tune quite as much as I hoped, but this was a big step-up from their executives earbuds. The fade in/out of Foreplay/Long Time was beautiful, the quite passages had very nice separation, with distinct right/left sounds that mix together and grow toward the center. The building percussion was excellent and the voices were crisp, very enjoyable. Here I turned the ANC on and off, and there was surprisingly little change, the bass dropped off a little, but as I turned up the television and turned the ANC on/off I could hear it with the ANC on, not perfect sound isolating; much better than with ANC off, but somewhat lacking in real ANC control, even with the ANC turned all the way up. On to DSOTM my favorite critical listening passage is The Great Gig in the Sky, with the girls etherical voices, and wow did it sound great, wonderful separation, tight highs, some sounds I'm not sure that I'd ever heard before (and thats saying something). The transition to Money was spectacular, the cymbals and piano sounded nearly perfect, almost like I could feel the individual piano keys being struck. Very precise. Very Impressive. To wrap up are these the best ANC ear buds, no. Are they good on a phone call, well Ok. Do the have the longest battery life. darn close. Are they comfortable, absolutely. Is packaging nice/convenient, yes. Does their app help, most certainly. Do they sound good, absolutely, on of the best! The autoplay/pause is a great feature. And I believe that you can connect two JLAB Epic Air earbuds to one device at the same time. This did not work with my older executives, but I also picked up their Epic Air Sport earbuds and they both stayed connected at the same time (it did seem to confuse their app as to what was connected), but the EQ seemed work fine for both simultaneously, a bonus I was not expecting. A great buy as far as I'm concerned.

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

    A great buy

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    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

    I gotta be honest in saying that I was all about your major name brands but these caught my eye. So I went for it and glad I did. I mean to get almost 12 hours of play time before recharging needed, having active noise cancellation (it might not be as good as the major brands but still works), and have an app to adjust them they way you like them blew me away. My only complaint which is why I couldn’t give it five stars is the charging cord that’s attached, sorry not for myself.

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

    Wireless earbuds

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Giving 3 stars because the range is not as good as the other model before these. I did not use them right away after purchase because was using other model. Im not sure if i have a bad pair but i will be returning for a new pair tomorrow. Also, I've been told i sound like im under water. If new pair sound better i will reflect it in review.

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

    Love these

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

    These headphones are great I've had them since November of 2020 and they haven't given me any problems they did have one update and it was super easy to do and with that update I thought they were even better than they were before I would suggest downloading the app and making sure that you read the information on how to use these headphones because there are many many settings but they are not hard to use at all and I think that they're great. My favorite part is that they're not just inside my ear but they have a little bit of length on them which helps the microphone and last but definitely not least my favorite part is the "be aware" setting.

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

    Worth every penny, finally I am happy. Jlab Nailed

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Just superb, i have stopped using AirPods period I have few reasons why these ANC Pods have better battery and good fit and you dont have to say same thing over and over on the phone because calls are very clear. JLab need to focus on applications stability and controls, the touch controls are not great at all they are just usable I guess cutting these corners is not good idea because people will buy something else. Overall i am happy because they are not that expensive, they work really good, you can do everything you want to with them. Case and the cable all pretty neat some folks make fuss out of everything, a normal person need reliable and good Pods these pods does all of that like a breeze, If i have to compare these Pods they are reliable like Toyota, not fancy like Tesla.

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

    Pair of lemon JLab JBuds Air ANC Earbuds

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    I want to like them, but several attempts to charge. Max I can get is Left 15% Right 25% or similar, unfortunately will not charge correctly, app shows there is an update available JT01_V3.0.8.1, don't leav this page while updating, but when you hit GO "Electricity demand is above 50%" Been sitting at the same level of charge for hour or more, sometimes left shows 10% (as in photo) so no way I know to update. Looking into manufacturer site, but quite frustrated.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Buggy app, broken sensor.

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    I had the sport version which worked great. But these stem versions had repeated auto pause. I think the update made it worse, because it was happening inside and out. The only fix was to go to app and turn off the sensor. But to do this you have to go to the app every time. And the app takes 10 seconds to load, sometimes longer, every time it goes off screen. To 'be aware' mode was also leading to uncontrollable hissing. The only reason I'm giving it two stars instead of one is cuz my experience with the sibling version of these earbuds went very well. There was also a note in the box that mentioned an auto pause issue but claimed it was solved in the firmware. Pretty disappointing all around. I hope firmware update doesn't cause bugs to my other pair. I like the epic air sport enough especially at $50 to get a second pair from the same company. Maybe I just got unlucky (although the note in the box mentioned bugs) but I can't recommend this product at any price until they fix the bugs and the app. In particular the fact that it has to load every time it goes off screen. Lastly it's impossible to open it without destroying the box. Which instantly makes you worry they're not going to accept the return. But unfortunately they're going to have to because this product borders on unusable. I think I gave four or five stars to the epic air sport version. This one did not go well.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from JLab Audio Team
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      Hi there, we are very sorry about this! Let’s have you reach out to our support team. They will be more than happy to help you. A new app update is coming this week to solve all issues. We also have a 2 year warranty on all products. support@jlabaudio.com 1-405-445-7219Hours of Op: (PT)Monday - Thurs 9-4:30Friday 9-2-JLab Audio jlabaudio-conv

  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Features, Price

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice case, ease of use and great battery life

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    The JLab Epic Air earbuds are a nice product, especially for the price point. The charging case has some nice features with an integrated charging cable that fits nicely into the case when not in use. Also, the three LED lights on the outside are quite visible to easily see the level of remaining charge. Once you remove the earbuds they go into pairing mode for one to easily connect via Bluetooth. I like that operation of the earbuds is simple and straight forward. Take them out of the case, they power on; put them back in the case they are automatically off. Click the earbud while in use to access control of volume up and down, and click twice to pause or they’ll auto pause when removed. Similar controls will go back on forward in tracks, access Siri or Google Assistant and allow one to choose from 3 preset modes. I found noise cancelling and active audio to work quite well. The sound quality is good, but not great, yet I’d say it is acceptable for the overall value these earbuds offer at this price point. Lastly, the battery life was quite good and has met all my needs thus far. JLabs notes a 12 hour battery life and a 3 hour battery charge time. I appreciate the fact that JLab has included a large variety of tips to accommodate multiple ear sizes for best comfort. The two year warranty is also a nice plus.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Features, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The app takes these to a new level!

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    Sound: Quality is excellent, clear and crisp. It can really hit those lows, in fact, I have to say the bass in these beats out all other earbuds I've tried. It's not just about bass though, they have excellent range too. Plus with the available equalizer in the app you can easily adjust the sound to exactly your preference, so if you don't like too much bass, no problem! ANC (Active Noise Cancelling): This is probably my biggest negative. It works, but not that great and with it on I can hear the static it creates to noise cancel. It didn't really improve much over what you get by just having these sealed in your ear. Fair disclosure though, I've been using a premium set of over ear headphones with ANC and its tough to match that type of quality with small ear buds. Be Aware: This is a feature I never thought of until I got these. It's almost like having open ear headphones, except it passes sounds from outside through the speakers, and I love it! For times you want to listen to music but don't want to shut people out to where they have to wave their hands in front of you to get your attention, this is for you. You'll need the app to play with the levels though, and hearing yourself talk through the speakers and in your own head at the same time is a bit weird, but it's an awesome feature none the less. Comfort/Fit: Very lightweight and once you find the right size tips feel very comfortable. I was able to stomp around the house doing chores and had no issues with these staying in, with one exception. Cloud Foam Tips: Included is a large variety of tip sizes and even a pair of "cloud foam" buds. These 'Cloud Foam' tips are a similar material to earplugs and provide an excellent seal. For me personally though, I couldn't quite get them in comfortably and they kept slowly slipping out as I moved around. Case: Not too big, quality construction, and having the built in usb charging cable is a nice plus. Even though it's really short, the case, even with the buds inside, is still light enough to just dangle from the charging block if plugged into the wall. And if you have a charging pad, it can even charge wirelessly! Bluetooth/Connectivity: These buds pair up easily, and it gets the standard bluetooth range of roughly 35 feet. Best feature though, is that you can have just one earbud connected and in use, and it can be whichever side you want! In-ear sensor: Another feature I love on these. Pull one earbud out, and it'll automatically pause whatever you're listening to, put it back in and it automatically starts back up again. So far this feature has worked mostly flawlessly. I noticed that sometimes if I pull one out and set it down on a table, it would think it was back in your ear and start playing again. Phone calls: So far so good on this front. I've taken a few calls now with these on and I can hear clearly and have had no complaints from anyone that they couldn't hear me, so it works as expected. Controls: Uses short/long and number of touches to do different things, but with the app, you can easily customize the controls. Best feature here is that it's touch sensitive, so no feeling around for a small button, which makes it easy. App: The free app takes these earbuds to an entirely new level. I already mentioned the equalizer that lets you tailor the sound to your own tastes. Next best feature is that it allows you to customize the controls so the various touches do what you want them to. It also lets you adjust the noise cancelling and be aware levels as well as update the earbuds with any software updates. All of these features in the app are simple to use and work great. Overall, these little earbuds blew away all my expectations with the only exception being the Active Noise Cancelling, which isn't something you find very often in earbuds to begin with, but given the small package, works about as well as can be expected, just don't expect the ANC to keep up with premium over-ear headphones. Everything else though, simply amazing to the point that I'm using these earbuds far more often than I've ever used earbuds before, which seems to be putting me in a better mood overall since my world is filled with more music now and less silence.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Bass, Volume

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

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    Sound: I am very disappointed with the sound of these in ear headphones. The sound is decent but the problem is the volume, the volume is just not that loud. Messing with the apps EQ settings didn’t help either, Bass is non existent withe these. Charging Case: The charging case is small and compact, which is a good thing. I like the way you put the headphones in and then they attach magnetically, but I am very disappointed with the built-in charging cable. Instead of having a USB-mini B connection or a USB-C connection like every other normal product in the world, JLAB chose to have a male USB plug, it is extremely short, about 3 inches total. This means that if you plug a power adapter to it, the whole thing will just be dangling from the socket. This problem could be fixed by buying a USB extension cable, that’s a big boneheaded decision in my opinion. APP: It took me 10 seconds to download the app and and like 5 minutes to download the update, but other then that the app works just like its supposed to. What the “Be Aware” feature does is it turns on the microphone slightly so that you can also slightly hear outside noise... works well. Battery: One of the few positive things about these headphones is the battery, they’ve lasted me a long time and they are still going without having to charge them. There’s also a big variety of the plastic tips you can swap to find the ones that fit best. Conclusion: Disappointing volume sounds along with some boneheaded decisions, these in ear headphones are very disappointing, they also didn’t stay in my ear very well, They fell out a few times.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Features, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Sound and Features

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    We have several earbuds, two pair that cost nearly three times what these JLAB Epic Air ANC True Wireless Earbuds cost. The multiple sets of included ear tips assures you of custom comfortable fit and sound quality. The ANC has an on, an off and a Be Aware mode that actually allows you to hear your music as well as listen to ambient noises as well or better than not having earbuds in at all. Hear cars and car horns, dogs other people, etc while out walking or running. Also no need to remove your earbuds when standing in line to order lunch or coffee and still hear the clerk clearly. They are IP55 water resistant so sweat it up at the gym or while walking with no worries. The charging case plugs into and standard USB port to recharge. Its a simple matter of putting the earbuds back in the case when they are need charged and they can charge from the case as long as it is charged, and it has power indicator lights to give you the status of its power level. Put the app on your phone for full control of the earbuds as well as super easy pairing. The earbuds will automatically stop your music player when you remove them from your ears and start it again when you return to wearing them, and my be used independently if desired. Placing and receiving calls also stops the musing for the duration of the call. You will not be sorry you added these to your personal listening arsenal.

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

    Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Unfinished Business...

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    The JLabs Epic Air ANC True Wireless earbuds simply aren’t there yet. Initial Setup Setup was quick after the initial full charge. Across two Android devices – a Samsung S10+ and a One Plus 8 – the earbuds were recognized & paired smoothly. No app required. Having said that, the JLabs website states that their app gives the customer full control over hardware settings and performance. If those options are there, I certainly could not find them. What I did find was a ‘Burn In’ routine that encompasses 20 minutes of white noise and frequency sweeps, but nothing more. No ANC control, no EQ, nada. The app seems primarily geared towards being a JLabs store-front. A big let down and pretty much unacceptable in this day & age. Build Quality The construction of these earbuds feels good. The shape, the angle of insertion to the ear canal and the extensions are pretty run of the mill. Nothing ground shaking here. The charging case is OK and holds more than an adequate level of reserve power. The case can be charged wirelessly or with the attached (and rather short) USB cable. I would have preferred a USB-C port on the base of the charging/storage unit. From the looks of it, it would appear that JLabs thought most customers would be primarily using a wireless charging surface. Maybe that’s a good assumption but I still think having a USB-C connector would have been more current, way more flexible and not length limited … and state-of-the-art. The kit comes with a vast assortment of ear pieces, so finding a comfortable fit shouldn’t be an issue for most. Performance The sound quality before and after a 5 hour ‘Burn In’ demonstrated no appreciable improvement in sound. All in all, the customer is left to their own devices (mobile software) to contour the sound. With separate software controlled Bass Boost and EQ shaping, I was unable to achieve a pleasing sound character from these earbuds. All music sounded like it was emanating from a tin can and there was an edginess of noise that throws a veil over everything. I was left feeling pretty disappointed. Call quality is about on par with most every other earbud offering I’ve tried. Cannot comment on the ANC performance because I found no way to test it with it on vs. off. Pros: Diminutive design with a compact, easy to carry charging/storage case and a great assortment of ear pieces Charges quickly and has intuitive LED indicator lighting on both the charging case and the buds Built-in wireless case charging for those that like that method Cons: I would simply rate these as one of the worst sounding wireless earbud pairs that I’ve ever experienced USB slot-finger connector on a super short integrated cable seems like a cost cutting after-thought Useless mobile app; appears to be unfinished Disconnection issues

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from JLab Audio Team
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      We do have an App that lets you fully customize the controls and are sorry you weren't able to locate this in the Google Play stores. This app is called the JLab Air ANC App. Please contact our support team so we can help you find that. We believe with access to the app all your other concerns will go away. -JLab Audio jlabaudio-conv

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    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Price

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great For The Price

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I purchased this item for my husband to use for work. He works 10-12 hour days outdoors so waterproof and long battery life was a necessity. As for the battery it last for the whole day. The case has a usb charger built in and also can be charged wirelessly but unfortunately sometimes it won’t charge with the earbuds in the case. The biggest downfall however is that they are not very comfy for long term wear. This product comes with 5 different size ear pieces so you can choose your perfect fit.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Noise cancellation

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Epic Indeed

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    I'm a huge fan of true wireless earbuds when they are done right. And I have to say that there's so much right in the Epic Air ANC True Wireless earbuds that I really don't think I can remember to put it all in my review. But here goes. First, let's start with readiness. Right out of the box, they came fully charged. Enough said there. Second, let's into sound. 3 noise cancelling settings that actually make a difference to your listening needs. Conversations come through crisply and seamlessly, without hiccups There's a Bass boost that isn't , by any account mind-blowing for ear phones, but more than pleasing , when it comes to earbuds. Third, let's talk about comfort. I put them on the first day and literally wore them for 6 hours without any discomfort at all. FYI I may be still wearing them when you read this review. Where are we now? 4? Ok, let's keep it moving with looks. They are designed to look sleek in the ears and I've gotten looks and questions about what kind they are. I just tell them to check the symbol and there ya go JLab baby! I'm going to goon record and say that I wasn't the biggest JLab fanboy in the past.( Not that I am now, but respect is earned not given.) So, with that being said, they've come a long way from their humble beginnings. From mediocre to flagship status. These earbuds can easily compete with some of the big name companies out there. Alright, enough pinning over the company. Let's drop some bullet points. Water resistance allow for you to sweat and run in the rain, if that's your thing( it's mine sometimes) 48 hour battery life ( That's 12 hours per full charge cycle plus 3 extra charges in the case ) No joke here. After 3 days and 18 miles of cardio, I've yet to charge these things for the first time. The case is sleek looking. Touting a leather flip messenger bag style look with a magnetic door to hold things in place when recharging. Did mention, I'm still wearing these things right now? What else we got. Oh my goodness! The charging case it wirelessly chargeable. Yes! You read that right. And if you know anything about JLab, you know they love to keep the USB connection attached to the case so you'll always have it on hand when needed. The touch controls are simple and responsive, so there's no pressing into the earlobe to answer a call or play music. I could go on and on about how much I'm enjoying these earbuds. Now here's the selling point. They're only $99.99! there's no reason to look anywhere else. If you're looking for flagship quality at an amazing price. Here ya go. Yes! Go buy these. I recommend it.

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

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Earbuds at a Reasonable Price

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    I will put Best Buy's product summary for your review: JLAB EPIC AIR ANC TRUE WIRELESS EARBUDS Ultimate true wireless with active noise canceling, up to 48+ hours playtime and customizable sound via the JLab Air ANC app. I found these earbuds to be an excellent product. I was very impressed with the sound quality of these earbuds. The charging base has a battery and can be plugged in to charge by USB. The buds power up when taken out of the charging base. Bluetooth was an easy setup and the controls can be performed by tapping on the buds themselves. Instructions are included which describe how to make changes in volume, answer/end calls, play/pause and more. Overall, these are great wireless earbuds and the price is very reasonable.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Ease of Use
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    Cons mentioned:
    Use for phone calls

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Ear piece for music but not for phone use.

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

    I expected much better reception. The ear piece fits in my ear and doesn't feel uncomfortable. It works great for listening to music. However when I'm on calls the reception for those on the other end has been poor. I am on conference calls 5 to 6 hours a day and had to buy another ear piece because of the complaints from clients. I was told it was scratchy and goes in and out even when I am next to the charging basr. It is pricey for not being good quality. I would have returned but waited too long to do so. Not good for phone use.

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

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Features and Battery Life

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    These earbuds are great from someone who wears earbuds 8+ hours a day. Lot of great features here. The case is big but the battery life on these are insane. 10+ hours on a single charge of the earbuds and combined with the battery life of the case you are talking about 48+ hrs of listening time on a single charge of the case. I use my earbuds all day at work everyday and I only have to charge the case at the end of the week. They come with the typical ear cushions for comfort find your best fit, I prefer the patented cloud memory foam ones. I find them to be pretty stable and stay in place but I don't workout or do any hard movement in them just walking around. They have 3 listening modes, Noise Cancelling On, Noise Cancelling Off, and Be Aware. I like the Be Aware mode because I wear them in a tech shop so I can have a conversation with my co workers while listening to spotify and I never have to stop the music. The Be Aware mode does seem to amplify the outside sounds a bit. The Noise cancelling is good, not great but good. The Charging case comes with Jlab's usual rubber short usb plug attached to it for easy charging but the case can also be wirelessly charged. Note I have 2 angled wireless charger docks for my iphone and because of the angle of the case they would not work on my chargers so you would need a flat charging pad to make use of this. The app is very buggy right now and after updating the firmware makes it look there is still an update pending, I talked to Jlab and they are aware and working on it. App is not overly robust you can adjust the Be Aware levels and Noise Cancellation levels to your liking, edit buttons etc. Overall I am pretty happy with the sound quality but not an audiophile. They feel bass powered when they need to be and the volume can go up pretty high. I think these are tailored to people like myself who are looking for good sound with amazing battery life. Compared to some Sony, Sennheiser competition this battery life blows them out of the water. Conclusion: Great Battery Life, good comfort, good sound, wireless charging of the case.

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

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Super comfortable and packed with features

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    I’m a sucker for wireless earbuds, so when JLAB came out with their Epic Air ANC true wireless earbuds, I jumped at the chance to get them. I’ve tried many different styles of wireless earbuds, but never the kind with a stem, like these (no, I’ve never had ear pods). This is my fifth pair of JLAB earphones, so I do really like their products. They provide much better value than the other major players, with lots of features for the money. While I have many earbuds from different manufacturers, JLAB’s products consistently provide a more comfortable fit, and these Epic Air ANC earbuds are no exception. As I’ve used Bluetooth earbuds more and more, I’ve found that fit and comfort are extremely important. I have some that sound great, but they’re so annoying to wear that I don’t want to use them. On that score, the Epic Air ANCs get top marks! They’re light, comfortable, and don’t move in my ears at all, no matter how much I move. I found that the cloud foam worked best for me, and provided a good seal in the ear canal, which helps the sound quality. I found that I could wear these for extended periods of time with no discomfort, and I didn’t have to constantly adjust them in my ears. Compared to so many others, that’s a big win! The other thing that really matters to me is sound quality. On that score, the Epic Air ANCs are good but not great. JLAB isn’t trying to have the best sound quality, but it is very good for the price. I thought the sound stage was a little shallow, and the low end notes were a bit muddy. Highs are fine, but not as crisp as I would like. Overall, you won’t be disappointed until you compare them to models costing twice as much or more. They do not support either AptX or AAC—I wonder if that would help the overall sound quality. I did experience more Bluetooth dropouts than I would have liked, but it wasn’t overly annoying. According to JLAB, both earbuds connect independently, but I’m not sure about that. When I paired them with my phone, only one earbud showed the blinking blue light for Bluetooth pairing, and when that one paired, they both worked. When they lose connection for a split second, it always seems to be the left earbud, which is another thing that makes me think that it’s the right earbud that connects to the phone, and then the left connects to the right. I’m not sure about that, but it’s consistent with the behavior of other TWS earbuds that use this setup. I’ll admit that I was disappointed that this happened as often as it did. It only lasts for a second, but it is annoying. Call quality is okay. I can clearly be heard, but there are aural artifacts in the sound that really shouldn’t be there. This is fine for the short occasional call, but I wouldn’t want to subject someone to that for an extended period of time. To compare, I also have the JLAB Epic ANC neckband earbuds, which sound basically identical, but they do not exhibit this problem on calls. Definitely not a deal-breaker, but it could be better. Similar to other JLAB ANC models, I’m impressed by how good the active noise cancelling is on these. For a lot less money than others, JLAB provides very capable noise cancellation that works very well. In addition, they’ve included a feature called “Be aware” which amplifies outside sounds. This is a great feature not usually found in ear buds under $100. They also feature a wear detect sensor, which will stop your music if you remove one of the earbuds. The touch controls are a big improvement over the physical buttons that were on the JBuds Air. It takes some getting used to the touch controls, but they work pretty well. Lastly, the case features a built-in charging cable, or you can charge the case wirelessly. This full set of features is what really sets these apart from the competition. I’m very glad that JLAB now has an app. It’s great to be able to change settings, especially EQ, in an app. My only complaint is that the app was sometimes buggy, undoing my changes right before my eyes. Hopefully the app will only get better over time. I’ve never had the Executive TWS earbuds, but these seem to be those with the addition of active noise cancelling. So, the question is whether the addition of this feature is worth an additional $30. Like their other offerings, the Epic Air ANC earbuds offer a long list of features not usually found until you spend a lot more. The sound quality will satisfy all but the audiophiles, but you might just overlook that to get a comfortable fit, long battery life, and tons of features.

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

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound. Long battery. Bad noise cancelling

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    Pro: -Sounds good -Charging case has wireless and USB charging -App lets you customize functions and EQ -Battery life -Can be used individually -Auto pause sensors Con: -Noise Cancelling made no difference -Be Aware mode has a loud hiss -No button to turn it off. Must have case or turn off Bluetooth -Sensors keeps pausing music from head movement Sound The sound is quite good. By default is balanced and has a good amount of bass. It can be further adjusted to your liking by adjusting the EQ with the app. At max volume, which can get loud, the sound clarity suffers a bit. WIth the right size tip, a lot of the surrounding noises are blocked, which helps with the otherwise non-existent noise cancelling. Noise Cancelling/”Be Aware” The noise cancelling, unfortunately, practically does nothing. Even the lowest humming sounds are not blocked. Really the only form of noise blocking comes from the tight seal from the silicone tips. Be Aware mode increases the level of outside noise that can be heard. It does work so I can hear background noise better but it also has a hiss. The hiss can be loud enough that it pretty much negates the enhanced hearing. Function Each earbud has a touch button that can be customized, and most of the time it works fine but sometimes it will either be accidentally activated or not register a touch. Each side can be used individually, which is something most earbuds can’t do. These have auto sensors that will play/pause whenever one earbud is away from the ear. For me, it kept pausing whenever I tilt my head too far, so I ended up just turning them off in the app. However, the most annoying thing for me was that there’s no way to turn them off unless you either put them back in the charging case, or turn off bluetooth on your phone and wait a few minutes. I don’t always have the case with me and it’s annoying to have to disable my bluetooth each time I want to turn them off. I don’t know why there’s no way to set it so I can just press and hold the button for a few seconds to turn it off. Charge and Battery Life The Epic Air comes with a charging case that not only has a short USB tucked in, but can also be charged wirelessly. The case is a bit bulky but considering the versatile charging, it’s acceptable. The USB wire is a bit short at only a few inches so you’ll likely be using a laptop or battery pack with it. The battery life is really good. It boasts 12+ hours per charge, and I was able to get about 8-9 hours with noise cancelling on. The case can provide another 3 charges giving a total of 72 hours. App The app lets you adjust the noise cancelation and Be Aware amount. It also allows adjustment of up to three EQ settings. The best part is that you can customize the touch functions, since I didn’t like the default ones. I also was able to turn off the auto sensors since it kept pausing randomly as I moved. There’s an issue with the auto sensor resetting every time the app is closed or the earbuds are disconnected. I have to restart the app and toggle the sensor on and off to make it work. Worth it? Overall for the price and features you get makes these worth it. The battery life alone is better than most but the charging case puts them above many others. The sound is good and can be further adjusted more to your liking. Too bad the noise cancelling does pretty much nothing and there’s some quirk with the buttons and the app. If noise cancelling is what you need, these are not it.

    I would recommend this to a friend