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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews

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  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Cool Features w/ So-So Gaming

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    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Bluetooth, For gaming
    Cons mentioned:
    For xbox, Microphone, Volume

    The JLab Play Gaming Wireless Earbud is a Bluetooth wireless earbud aimed at the gaming market. The earbuds are not true wireless since they have the neck strap connecting the buds. The buds come with a micro USB charge cable, an aux cable for when you need a 3.5mm connection, a carrying pouch, and 3 different bud tip sizes. I really like what JLAB has been putting out lately, so I was happy to look at that these earbuds geared towards gaming. Features The buds have a connecting strap that rests on your neck to connect to the 2 sides. Its not rubbery, so it doesn’t stick to the skin on you neck which is nice. The wire for the right bud carries the inline 3-button remote and mute switch. The 3-button remote controls volume, song selection, EQ setting, call controls, and assistant prompt. The buds themselves have magnets, so they stick together when you pop them out of your ears and let them hang – certainly a nice feature. The earbuds come with a good 11 hour battery life – enough to get you through an entire work day on a single charge. The buds connect with the current Bluetooth 5 standard for when you are linking up to a compatible wireless source. The included AUX cable lets you use the buds like regular wired earbuds when hooking up to a gaming system that doesn’t support Bluetooth headsets (I used it for Xbox and Wii U). Using the AUX cable does not use the devices battery up. The buds come with a pretty nice carrying pouch that’s plenty big enough for the buds, charge, and AUX cables. The buds come preloaded with 2 different EQ setups – one for gaming with amplified mids, and one for music with amplified bass and vocals. The default EQ is the gaming, which the buds start in each time they are powered on. Lastly the buds carry an IP55 rating so they should be good for use while working out. Sound I played a number of games across mobile, XBOX, and Wii U, as well as listened to plenty of music and took calls – my PC was unfortunately down for gaming due to equipment failure (RIP PSU). For hooking up to my phone I was able to use Bluetooth, which was easy to pair. Taking calls was easy and the sound was very clear – The mic also did a good job here as well. Listening to music was a pleasure as well since the buds do a really good job of sealing off external noise. Sound quality was good, and did as well as I would expect out of earbuds – bass was a little flat (as expected out of buds) but vocals were great. I only do the most basic gaming on my phone (solitaire is my jam) but I will play a few mobile games here and there. Again, sound quality was good and I didn’t have any issues here. Switching over to XBOX I had to bust out the AUX cord. I plugged the cord in while still connected to my phone’s BT. I hoped that I would be able to connect to both at the same time, and the phone BT would overlay on the game (like cutting game sounds if a call came in). Unfortunately as soon as the AUX cord was connected the buds said “Bye.” With the AUX cord in place the buds acted like a regular pair of wireless buds with the volume controlled by the inline controller on the AUX cord – the 3-button remote is nonfunctional in this mode. Side note here – if your battery in the buds dies you can always pop in the AUX cord and use them like regular earbuds. I took some time to fiddle and adjust my game vs. chat mixer as well as mic monitoring in the audio settings. I played several games with my party of friends – Halo MCC and Fortnite. Unfortunately I didn’t have a great experience in this mode. The mic monitoring was nonexistent and it really threw me off – I hooked up plain phone earbuds and the mic monitoring worked fine on them, same as my larger over the ear headsets. Game sounds for the most part were good, but I had a lot of difficulty balancing chat with game sounds. The chat/vocals always came through really well, but the game sounds were either way too quiet or too loud. I just couldn’t find a good middle ground. There was also the issue of sounds like footsteps. Fortnite footsteps are usually easy to hear with my over-ear sets, but I had a really hard time picking them up with the buds – maybe they lack the sensitivity to reproduce those sounds at low levels? I also felt it was difficult to pick up the direction some sounds were coming from as well. Either way my gameplay was impacted by this, and just didn’t leave me all that impressed. Overall I really liked using the earbuds for non-gaming tasks. Taking calls was a breeze, and music sounded great. Where they struggled was mic monitoring and reproducing low-level sounds – both are big knocks for me. These come with a lot of positives though – Bluetooth and an AUX back-up are something you don’t see every day. Great battery life, nice carrying pouch, and comfortable design are all great selling points. I’m not sure I would get these for their gaming chops, but when viewed as an all-around headset they make a good argument for themselves.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nintendo Switch requires a wired connection

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    For gaming, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Microphone, Wiring

    ## Design The JLab Audio Play Wireless Stereo Gaming Earphones are different than many other gaming headsets in that it doesn't go over the top of your head. This is handy if you want a gaming headset that doesn't mess up your hair! :-D The main part of this headset wraps around your neck, keeping the volume controls within easy reach. On the wire for the right earbud is a small module that contains the microphone and a physical mute switch. The unit is very lightweight and you'll likely forget that you're wearing it. The two earbuds magnetically connect to each other to help prevent tangles. ## Features - Physical mute switch: This is probably my favorite feature of the headset. You move the switch up (towards your mouth) to enable the mic. This exposes a blue painted indicator to show that the mic is on, but it's hard to see since it is under your face. Moving the switch down (towards the floor) mutes the mic. I actually use this headset for conference calls as it is a convenient way to mute and un-mute yourself. The only drawback is that reaching for the switch usually results in my hand rubbing against the microphone and causing static to others on the call. - Physical volume buttons: I like that the volume buttons are easy to find on the neck band and that it is easy to adjust the volume while playing. - AUX cable: You can use this headset as a *wired* headset by using the included AUX cable and connecting it to the Micro USB port of the JLab headset and the headphone jack of your controller (or the Nintendo Switch, which is discussed further below). - Music mode: Every time you power the headset on, the equalizer will automatically be optimized for voice chat. To use the headset for music, you'll want to hold down both volume buttons for over 1 second. One beep means the headset is in gaming mode, two beeps mean the headset is in music mode, meaning that the sound will be optimized for music. ## Nintendo Switch compatibility While the headset is *technically* compatible with the Nintendo Switch, it's compatible in the same sense that Apple's wired earbuds are compatible. Using this headset with Nintendo Switch requires using the AUX cable and plugging it into the headset jack of your Switch. While this is fine for playing with the Switch in handheld mode, the AUX cable is not long enough to be usable while the Switch is in its docking station to play on your TV. The Nintendo Switch does not have Bluetooth for audio use, so this headset will not work *wirelessly* with the Switch (at least, not without a 3rd party Bluetooth adapter). ## Performance The microphone does a good job of picking up my voice, but seems to pick up other sounds in the room more than a traditional gaming headset would. As I noted earlier, I also use this earphones for conference calls and I have not received any complaints from the people on the other end. Sound is optimized for voice and you need to manually put the earphones' equalizer in "music mode" each time they are powered cycled, so this headset may not be ideal if you primarily wish to use it for listening to music. With the AUX cable, the unit does not need to be powered on in order to hear the sounds coming from the headphone jack of your gaming device. This is nice as you don't need to worry about charging the headphones if primarily plan to use them with the AUX cable. ## Summary Overall, the JLab Audio Play Wireless Stereo Gaming Earphones are a nice alternative to over the head gaming headset, and feature a physical mute switch, AUX cable compatibility, as well as Bluetooth. Sound and microphone performance are OK, but not quite as good as a traditional gaming headset that places the mic in front of your mouth.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Perfect price for on-the-go gaming

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    Pros mentioned:
    For gaming, Price, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Wiring

    From the PS4 to the Nintendo Switch and my Samsung S10+, these little earphones were great. There are little magnets at the back of your earphones that help keep them from getting tangled when stationary on a desk or somewhere else. The magnet isn't as strong as some other vendors where it would keep them together in a cargo pocket. That might be why they included a little bag to keep them in; the bag is nice with a sturdy zipper. Three different earpiece sizes is necessary because between myself and my child, we needed to swap them out for a better fit between the two of us. It felt like these earphones lasted forever; a few hours here & there before I needed any type of charging. The charging cable didn’t come with an AC Adapter and it’s Micro-USB, which I found a bit strange as USB-C is where most things are headed. Pairing was very simple. There were no issues encountered when pairing via mobile or PC. The wire behind the head pops back into form pretty easily and stays put. I found that the audio coming from the PC via Bluetooth was a bit lacking, so I wouldn't recommend it as a PC gaming audio device. When connecting it to a mobile device, as these earbuds are meant to be the target audience for, I noticed a substantial improvement in audio quality. I can't explain it, but it was great. The same goes for the connection to the PS4 controller; I was quite impressed when playing one of the games in the Need for Speed series. Microphone response was good and there were no complaints about tone or clarity when I was engaged in some Multiplayer games. I liked the quick mute switch, however I wish the audio controls and mute switch were swapped in place. For the price point, these are truly for mobile gaming; I recommend some true on/over ear headphones for PC gaming however.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good wireless Gaming Headset!

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    Pros mentioned:
    Bluetooth, For gaming, Price

    This is my first experience with JLab audio equipment and I am impressed with the value and the quality for the price. I have been using them to play Asphalt 9 with my phone and they work well for that. I get good detail from the sound effects in the game and have no issues with the mic. The sound quality is as good as some of my around the neck style Bluetooth headsets that are twice the cost. The next feature I am very impressed with. I hooked up the wired plug in to use with my Windows 10 Gaming rig. Wow! The sound quality is very good in the wired mode. I am actually surprised at how good they sound for the price. The controls are also very simple and intuitive to use and the inline mic switch in wired mode is nice. If you are looking for a comfortable lightweight earbud-style wireless or wired option for the price of these JLabs I seriously doubt you could do better especially for gaming in the wired mode. They are the most comfortable neckband style headset I have owned and I have many. The wired mode increases the sound quality exponentially with this headset. So if you are looking for a good portable and versatile gaming headset at a good value these are definitely a good choice. I really did not expect the sound quality to be as good as it is in wired mode for the cost! I will be looking to purchase more JLab products after the experience I have had with these!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great headset for gaming, but also other things

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    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, For gaming, Price

    I was curious about how wireless this would be, and I found it is mostly wireless, but for gaming, not 100% wireless. For music, it is totally wireless. Okay, for gaming, you need to plug into your controller, and that plugs into the headset controller unit, so it isn't wireless completely, but there is no need to plug into the game system. Fair trade off for not having to plug into the game system. Battery life is amazing on these, noting 10 hours is probably about right. The best part of these? The gel ear inserts are not only comfortable, they let in some ambient noise (safety) and they give really decent sound. For the price point you cannot go wrong. Even if only for music! But these have a game mode that allows for a more clarifying high pitched sound, like movements and when someone steps on something you know they are near, or can be used in music mode. A simple press of the JLAB button on the controller (for 1 second) toggles between game and music modes by the simple one or two beep sound. You'll also hear a lady's voice announce the battery level when you turn them on for your game/music session. You'll also find a cool JLAB black bag with a padded blue interior, which you can store our headset in. Same with the necessary cables for charging (micro USB) and the USB to 3.5MM for use with your headset. You will also find different size tips for your headset in this bag. Very nice bag and a nice thought to make this a complete package. This headset does offer the usual volume up/down and also one feature I like is the sliding switch for mute. A definite confirmation is provided when you have to slide this switch to mute. No accidentally having others hearing your Mom/Dad, wife/husband yelling at you for not taking out the trash or doing your chores for the night. Highly recommended, for the price, you cannot go wrong.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Cost effective and solid gaming wireless earphones

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    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, For gaming, Price

    JLab Audio - Play Wireless Stereo Gaming Earphones - Black/Blue (Model: GEBPLAYRBLKBLU84) came with JLab Audio Play Gaming Wireless Earbuds, Travel Bag, 3 pairs of Ear Tips, Travel Bag, 3.5mm AUX Console cord with volume control and Micro-USB charging cable. Setup is very easy for JLab Audio - Play Wireless Stereo Gaming Earphone and able to pair with the phone very quickly using Bluetooth. I did a full charge before first use. The audio/call quality is really great. The battery life is good and it lasts around 11 hours as advertised. It can be charged using a micro USB cable. It is really convenient to wear for an extended period of time and did not face any discomfort at all. I have used it with XBOX and Play Station and worked without any issues. Quick mute is a great feature. It is easy to switch between gaming and music. In gaming mode, it does provide increased mid-high frequency response for clear vocals. In Music mode, it amplifies vocals and bass for enhanced music listening. The build quality is excellent and sound quality is outstanding as well. JLab Audio - Play Wireless Stereo Gaming Earphones are excellent value with quality features.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great value

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Bluetooth, Sound quality

    Operational User Evaluation of JLab Audio - Play Wireless Stereo Gaming Earphones - Black/Blue Model:GEBPLAYRBLKBLU84 SKU:6396200 Summary report: Product meets described functions. Detailed results: This unit was able to transmit and receive multiple BT 5.0 signals on multiple devices without any issues. Battery life was around 10.8 hours of heavy use, and more than a week of occasional/standby use. 30 minutes to fully charge unit out of the box. Dead battery took 95 minutes. For $49 retail this is a bargain. Buds were comfortable and blocked out as much sound as you want to block out/just push them in further. Controls were in a convenient location with raised edges to locate the exact button. Voice functions tell you where you are in connection and pairing process/etc. There are 3 nodules to sort through with your hands. But this is a quick learning process. Test process: Ear buds were used with 7 various BT 5.0 devices and a trip outside the house to test distance from transceiver devices. This included phone calls, music files, and Facetime! Be advised that BT 5.0 and 5.1 are the standard and any devices purchased should have this basic new standard built into the hardware. Mute slider button works as advertised. Voice directions over ear buds for most functions. Stereo separation was outstanding! XBOX wired connection worked as advertised. Lossless audio was used for all audio tests except TV and gaming. TV sound was superior to my receiver using external speakers. This is true of most quality headphones. Sound was warm and bass was slightly muted but clean. Holding down the up and down volume buttons advances tracks. Range was 15-45 feet with walls and obstructions. 85 feet line of site! Best range was with iPhone BT 5.0. Range was less than my large over the ear BT 5.0 headphones. Not an issue if you are playing games or have your mobile device with you. Thoughts: XBOX controller can connect via BT to a PC but nothing can connect to an XBOX controller or console via BT directly. Only specifically designed headphones/equipment for XBOX will work for wireless. No background noise suppression for phone calls. Driver/software updates: Did not find any FW updates for this device. Test equipment: 4K Sony TVs, two BT 5.0 2020 SE iPhones, two BT 5.0 computers, BT 5.0 transceiver, XBOX-X and XBOX-S, and Denon receiver. Published specs: Rechargeable battery Offers up to 11 hours of use and lasts up to 150 hours on standby mode. Built-in microphone Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device. Bluetooth 5.0 interface Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device. Supports HFP, HSP, A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth profiles. Travel bag included For easy portability. 10mm drivers Deliver powerful sound. INCLUDES: JLab Play Gaming Wireless Earbuds, Travel Bag, AUX Gaming Console Cord, Micro USB Charging Cable, JLab Two Year Warranty. AUDIO • Speaker: Φ10mm Dynamic, Neodymium Magnet, 20Hz-20kHz, 16Ω ± 15% • Output: 110±3db • Microphone: MEMS, - 42dB±3dB • Latency: super low 60 ms BATTERY • Battery Life: 11+ Hours • Input Power: DC 5V, 100mA • Headphone Battery: 150mah lithium polymer rechargeable • Headphone Charge Time: 2 Hours • Rapid Charge: 10 min charging = 1+ hour playtime • Standby Time: 150 Hours BLUETOOTH • Version: Bluetooth 5 • Range: 30+ ft. • Support Protocols: HSP/HFP/A2DP/AVRCP • Support Codec: aptX/SBC GENERAL • Weight: 26g • IP Rating: IP55 • Warranty: 2-year warranty Best Buy link https://www.bestbuy.com/site/jlab-audio-play-wireless-stereo-gaming-earphones-black-blue/6396200.p?skuId=6396200 JLAB link: https://www.jlabaudio.com/collections/earbuds/products/play-gaming-wireless-earbuds Manual: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0240/9337/files/Play_Gaming_Earbuds_Manual.pdf?v=1586560206 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMmH8ub9Jdk

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Versatility, Simplicity, and Comfort

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    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, For gaming, Sound quality

    The JLab Audio Wireless Stereo Gaming Earphones are simple to set up and sound dynamic enough to really be enjoyable. They fit very comfortably around the neck into the ears. Plus a long time of playing with a 11 hr time after a full charge. • The earphones go around the back of your neck and come up to your ears. No more uncomfortable over the head headphones irritation. Conventional fit would leave your hair mashed up on top. The earphones are a welcome change fitting in the ear and are secure when put them on. If the JLab Audio earphones do happen to slip out of your ear, the two ends are magnetic so they come together to still keep them around the neck. There are several pair of silicone optional earbuds to aid the comfort of the earphones in your ears. One size will fit you best, they are not hard to remove and apply. • Battery time is 11 hrs and only 10 mins to charge for 1 hr of play and 2 hrs to charge fully. Excellent battery life that you charge with the given the mini USB cord connection. These earphones have Voice prompts that tell you what is happening with the earphones. Hello. Ready to Pair, You’re Connected and Goodbye. This is a real nice feature. These JLab Audio Wireless earphones actually tell you how much time you have left on your charge when you turn them on. That is a great, knowing when to recharge the earphones. To charge the earphones open up the charge slot and plug in the charge short cord on the control piece. It will charge with a red light that turns blue when the earphones are at capacity full. • These JLab Wireless Earphones are a dual threat: gaming and music. The stereo sound, which is great, really makes the earphones especially nice to listen to. No issues if you are gaming or listening to music. The JLab earphones have a nice length Aux cable with a connection to PS4, XBOX, Switch and PC. With the PC I was able to hook up the wireless operation. You connect it by Bluetooth and it is just like anything Bluetooth. Find the earphones controller piece attached to the earphones cord and hold down the center button and pair with the computer. Really easy to do over because, the earphones connect quickly to the last thing you had with Bluetooth. There is also a setting to hook up a very small EQ for gaming or music. There was a slight bump up in middle for gaming and a slight bump for bass and treble with music. Stereo is pretty impressive. • There is a piece on the cord next to the controls that controls mute and unmute. It is useful when talking across gaming platforms and phone calls. This is pretty much standard on most earphones/headphones options. • The control or function part of the cord has 3 main buttons to use with the earphones. There is a button at the top, one button in the middle and one button at the bottom of the control piece. Volume is controlled by pressing the up button once and the bottom button decreases the volume. The middle button controls on/off, answering calls, while the remaining buttons change EQ. • To top it all off, the JLab Wireless earphones come with really cool pouch. It will hold the two cords and the earphones as well. It is small enough to pack or even carry around if you need to. Overall all, the JLab Audio Wireless earphones are comfortable to wear, great with stereo sound, easy to use buttons, Voice prompts and a long battery life. It is also very thorough that you are able to connect to your gaming console or PC. One last feature is the bag everything fits in. This is super helpful when traveling or just keeping the parts together.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great for Fortnite on the go!

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    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Bluetooth, Sound quality

    I recommend the JLab Play Earbuds for young gamers who’s looking for an on-the-go, low latency gaming experience at an affordable price. These JLab earbuds promise super low latency and a quick mute microphone, perfect for gamers. In theory, you can use these on your PC, console and smartphone. One pair to rule them all! So how does JLab deliver on this promise? Are these earbuds going to be your one and only set? If you’re a gamer, the first thing you want to know is probably how much better the latency is on the Play Earbuds compared to regular Bluetooth earbuds. Thanks to Bluetooth 5 with aptX, the latency is 60 ms. This is definitely better than the average, which is often over 200 ms. It’s even better than their 100 ms Air Play Gaming earbuds, but enough about numbers, let’s talk experience. For latency comparisons, I was playing Call of Duty Mobile on my Samsung S20+. I compared the Play Earbuds to my Galaxy Buds with a horrendous 372 ms latency. Was the latency noticeably better on the Play Earbuds? Yes. Was 60 ms little enough that I didn’t notice the latency between audio and video? No. The audio is noticeably out of sync with the image, but close enough that I find it acceptable, just not all that enjoyable. A reason for that, is that the latency comes with a major cost. The sound. The audio is nothing to text Mom about, as the sound quality is very basic. The Play Earbuds might be made for gamers, but the high end is a touch too harsh for me to really enjoy myself, and the bass response is lackluster. I do not recommend these earbuds for music. There’s also considerable digital noise when in Bluetooth mode. More than any other set that I’ve used. It gets worse at lower levels, which might not be a problem, since that you have to turn these up, almost all the way, to even get close to an acceptable level. 80% level on the Play Earbuds is about the same as 20% on the Galaxy Buds. After less than half an hour, my ears starting to get tired of the sound and uncomfortable with the fit. Speaking of comfort, I want to address the ear tips. I’ve had problems with ear tips being itchy in recent years, so I was looking forward to trying these out. They’re not itchy, but some genius over at Jlab thought that putting their logo on the ear tips would be a great idea. Why? Look at their logo. It’s all sharp edges. Imagine those sharp edges, but in your ear canal. Not a great idea, and it actually makes them dirtier a lot quicker and harder to clean. I settled with the smallest tips, but they’re still not optimal. I don’t mind having these earbuds on me though. Once you wrap them around your neck, they seem to stay in place. I keep accidentally reaching for the mic instead of the controls, though. The microphone is very basic, and in case you’re familiar with the included PS4 headset, I would compare the mic to that. If you plug the Play Earbuds into a DS4 (or anything else), you get an extra volume wheel on the cable, which is quite convenient. The audio is also clearer and louder when wired. I wish there was a firmware update that might resolve the audio artifacts over Bluetooth, but judging by their website, what you buy is what you get. Lastly, the battery life with normal use is about 10 - 11 hours, which is pretty standard for Bluetooth earbuds. I also want to add that I had no issue connecting the unit to my Samsung through Bluetooth. If you’re looking for an affordable pair of earbuds for young gamers with low latency, give these a chance!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Attractive but use is average.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Bulky

    I like Jlab products. I have purchased for my kids in the past because they make headphones that have volume limiting function and we have owned those for years. These headphones are nice. Pros:. Color is nice it matches my switch grips, fits well around neck, battery life is good, easy to pair, sound is clear, easy use of controls, fits nicely in ears. Cons: not true wireless to switch (switches fault for not having Bluetooth availability) so it would have been nice to include a Bluetooth dongle, the headphone jack has a 90 degree elbow that is hard to plug into the headset because it is hindered by the dust cover, mildly bulky for in ear buds. I also paired with my phone and it was fine with music and calls etc. I am inclined to recommend this product evethough I have some cons due to its portability compared to other gaming headsets that are big and bulky.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from JLab Audio Team
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      Hi Phillip, we appreciate the review! Thanks for the insight -JLab Audio jlabaudio-conv

  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Disappointing gaming performance.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Wiring

    First of all, I write this review with mixed feelings. The build quality is quite good as is the packaging in which the headset came. Let's go with the positive attributes first. The packaging is recyclable and the included accessories are thoughtful in which there are 3 different sized ear inserts, an adapter to plug into a 3.5mm audio jack and a carry pouch. I used them for listening to music, make phone calls and Zoom meetings. The earbuds themselves fit comfortably in my ears and they have a magnet so they snap together when not in use. But because the microphone sits on/near your chest, people said my voice sounded far or muffled unless I spoke much louder than normal. And when it came to gaming, that's when the disappointment began... There is a noticeable Bluetooth lag that became more annoying the longer I used them. If they hadn't used the words "Play Gaming Wireless Earbuds" then I would've been fine but if they don't perform adequately in a gaming environment then they are not what they claim to be... I did used them with the included cord hooked up to my PS4 controller and the lag went away. But then they become CORDED earbuds, which defeat their purpose. Also the fact that they are connected to each other in this age of truly wireless earbuds is baffling. Wearing the cord around your neck feels "clunky" unlike other truly wireless earbuds. And lastly the price is high for what you are getting, so I would not recommend them to a friend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    game on brother!

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Price

    some people prefer earphones than a regular headset, Jlabs wireless gaming earphones are great, also function as a regular wireless earphone on to go to play mobile games or listen to music. Pros - light weight earphone, you’ll almost forget that you have it wrapped around your neck - bluetooth works easy and connects without any issues - this earphones it comes with microphone, tested while playing Warzone on console they did confirmed that I sounded fine - for $50 audio quality sounded good, gaming and listening to audio wirelessly do have 2 different audio clarity from my experience ( on gaming just don’t select 3D audio for headset on game settings, the audio won’t sound right from testing experience) Cons - listening to music seems a bit flat when comparing it on gaming, Bass doesn’t have much depth and the audio level doesn’t get loud as I would expect, not saying it’s bad it’s good audio balance that I wish it carry a little more punch - i enjoying listening to my Beats earphones while it’s charging, sadly Jlab earphones wouldn’t let me listen and charge at the same time, I thought that was standard these days I remember the days when gaming earphones wasn’t even a thing, the fact that you can go to gym listen to music and play/talk with this earphones once you game at home is a huge advantages to some people. overall I recommend this product for the price you’re paying.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good sound and battery life….microphone meh

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    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Bluetooth, Price
    Cons mentioned:
    Microphone

    Good sound and battery life….microphone could use some help OK these are definitely not up to over-the-ear sound quality, so adjust your expectations for the price point and if you fiddle with the sound settings on the app you can find a pre-set that works best for the particular game you are playing. Once you get a good fit (plenty of tips to choose from) and set the equalizer to your liking, it’s actually pretty nice not to have the weight of cans on your head. These work out nicely to provide improved sound on an Oculus Rift S bluetooth pairing with the computer and no lag at all. Bluetooth paired no problems with desktop, phone, laptop, tablet >> no problem going from one device to the other. As mentioned, a good selection of ear tips for your best fit, and nice to have a little traveling case/bag to keep everything together so you don’t have to hang on to the box to keep everything sorted out. Battery life is probably the best thing about these earbuds, as easy to get 10 hours + on a chat console or in multi-player. Re-charging is about the same as everyone else, I usually charge them back up overnight so can’t really say if it is Sadly, the microphone is very much a step down from a stem mic on a headset, as other “regular” players picked up on the difference and described the microphone sound as “like talking to you on a phone” instead of a good microphone. Also needed to hold the microphone up close to the mouth in some games to be heard, and still not the sound quality you might be used to with a stem mic. So, for the price, these work well for sound purposes and are light, good bluetooth connection without any lag, long long battery life. For multi-player games where good microphone quality is essential to the game, you might want to move up to a higher price point and check the reviews. Hope this helps and stay safe!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Jack of all trades, master of none

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    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Bluetooth, For gaming
    Cons mentioned:
    Volume

    I’m a fan of JLab headphones. Generally speaking, I think their headphones are a nice balance of quality and price. Obviously you can find “better” sounding headphones, but for the price point they offer, I find them to be a solid choice for the more budget minded consumer (or someone who doesn’t put an absolute premium on sound quality). With that said, I found the JLab Play Gaming earbuds to be a tad underwhelming. Not necessarily because of sound quality, but because of deficiencies using them for what they’re intended to do...gaming. I own virtually every video game console ever made. But my primary gaming devices are PS4 and Switch. I play online with friends on my PS4 but primarily play solo (or local multiplayer) on my Switch. For me, the real benefit for the Gaming Ear buds was their versatility. I could use them for travel when playing my Switch (since Bluetooth doesn’t work with it) and I could use it at home with PS4. But first, WHAT’S IN THE BOX I’m impressed with what you get for the price. A nice bag, USB charging cable, AUX cable, and extra ear bud tips. As you can probably surmise from the product photos, they’re not truly wireless earbuds, but they are connected with a strap that goes behind your neck. In some ways, I much prefer the “cable around your neck” vs. truly wireless earbuds so they don’t get lost. EASE OF SETUP - Bluetooth Connectivity Pairing it with my phone was easy. On the right side of the cabling you will find the controls. There’s a center button for pairing (pausing music too) and volume. You hold the power button to turn it on and hold it another beat and it goes into pairing mode. Much like virtually every Bluetooth device I’ve tried in the past few years, it was a seamless process. CONTROLS One of my overarching complaints of all Bluetooth headphones are the controls. With over the ear headphones you physically have more space to button buttons (whether capacitive or otherwise) but earbuds present a different challenge. And every manufacturer has a slightly different way of making a small number of buttons do different things. Point is, the controls are actually quite versatile, but it can be a little complex (but nothing a little practice won’t take care of). For example, to change a music track you have to click the volume button and hold it for 2 seconds (intuition tells me to click volume twice). Answering a call you click the button in the center (the power button) or to reject the call you simply click the button once and hold it. To JLabs credit, they not only give you a nice, and easy to understand, graphic in the form of a quick start guide, but it’s also on the box. So you can’t complain that JLab didn’t show you how to control the device. And honestly, it’s no big deal, and is easily understood, it just gets confusing if you, like me, use different headsets and the controls are slightly different. COMFORT Fit and comfort for Bluetooth headphones are a big deal. If they’re not comfortable, then you won’t want to wear them for long periods of time. But most manufacturers, including JLab, include multiple tips so you can find the right fit. Anyone who cares about my opinion I tell them to take time when first purchasing earbuds to try the different tips on and find one that works. Unfortunately for me, I couldn't find a truly comfortable tip. For me, I felt they were all uncomfortable. The larger tips felt fine at first but they bothered my ears after using them for an hour. It wasn't painful, but you could feel they were there and it was distracting. SOUND QUALITY As I mentioned earlier, I think JLab products have decent sound quality. I found these earbuds, both playing music and games, to be just fine. Now, you're not getting 360 spatial audio for games like Call of Duty, but I found the sound to be adequate for most uses. The one thing I wish it has, and most smaller earbuds don't, is better bass. But frankly, I knew going in this pair wouldn't have deep bass like over the ear headphones due. Bottomline is that you can find better sounding headphones elsewhere, but for this price point the sound quality is more than satisfactory whether you're gaming or listening to music. BATTERY LIFE While I didn’t fully test the 11+ hours of battery life, I can say that I used these for listening to music on my phone for many hours over the course of a few days, and gamed a few hours each night for a few nights and had no issues. For battery powered devices, that’s more than ample. So why I can’t say, yes it lasts 11 hours, I can confidently say it lasts as long as you would expect them to. GAMING This is the department where I felt these headphones struggled the most, which was disappointing given that they're meant for gaming. I own all current gen consoles. I don’t play Xbox One online, but I do play PS4 online. Using the included AUX cable, to play online you plug the AUX cable into your PS4 controller and then plug the other end (micro-USB) into the charging port of the headphones. My PS4 picked up the audio immediately and fed the audio to the headphones. That much was easy. But in a group chat, I simply couldn’t get the volume loud enough to hear my friends. Note that to control the audio/chat you have to do it in the PS4 menus themselves. I will admit that my problem was likely user error. I’m used to plugging in my old headset into the PS4 via USB which never required me having to adjust the volume/microphone levels. I just couldn’t figure it out. I do wish, for people like me, JLab would include some instructions on troubleshooting on the various gaming platforms. And I like the dedicated mute switch. It’s a switch all by itself so when you need to mute, there’s no mistaking what button it is. While I couldn’t hear my friends, they could hear me crystal clear. So I’m confident that the Play Gaming earbuds performed as they should, but I failed to adjust the volume accordingly. When I played a single player game (I was playing Last of Us 2) I found the earbuds to work just fine. Like I said, my issue was the volume of my chat. I used these for my Nintendo Switch, and like using them for the PS4, you simply plug the AUX cable into the port on the Switch and the other end of the AUX cable into the headphones. I found the audio to work just fine. Again, I don’t game or chat with friends online on the Switch. CONCLUSION These really are a versatile set of headphones and for the price point, they really can’t be beat. The sound quality is mediocre, which I don’t mean as a knock, but it has its limitations. The microphone works extremely well, but know that you will need to mess with your console’s menus to the get the chat volume just right. And it sounds weird, but the included travel bag is a real plus for me. It’s really nice to see companies paying attention to where one might store earbuds, charging cables, AUX cables and give you a solution. Comfort is a bit lacking for me (when wearing them for an extended period of time), but I think that varies depending on the person, so don’t let my experience discourage you (some earbuds hurt my others, others don’t).

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good sound for the price. Bad mic.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Bluetooth, For gaming
    Cons mentioned:
    Microphone, Wiring

    Pro -Good sound for price (wired) -No audio lag on bluetooth -Long cable -Battery life Con -Mic is too quiet and didn’t sound that good -Gaming audio on bluetooth can be distorted The first pair I got was defective and had to be replaced. The dial on the USB wire was bad, causing the left side to cut out. The mic also sounded very distorted. The replacement seems to be working fine. Wired The audio was better than I expected for the price. It was full and balanced and gaming with them was fine overall. I could hear steps and rustling of the ground, while crowds and speeches came in clear. Loud effects were a bit limited but still had enough impact over the other sounds. The mic wasn’t that great. I did some test recordings, and it was really quiet. Even with the mic input turned all the way up, I had to hold the mic right in front of my mouth for it to really pick up. It would be hard to hear someone over the game audio. The mic also didn’t sound great. It was hollow, tinny, and had a slight distortion. Wireless Music and video sounded fine, but strangely gaming audio had some distortion. It sounded like it was going through a filter. I didn’t notice any delay in the audio, but I also didn’t test out wireless for very long. The mic sounded maybe a bit worse, but not that different than wired. Battery The battery life is at least 10 hours. I left it on playing music for 9 hours straight and still had a medium battery level. For what they are, the audio sounds good. They have a decent range and don’t sound hollow and cheap like a typical $20 earbuds. It’s good enough to hear lighter sounds while still having some impact for louder booming sounds. Unfortunately the mic is not that good. Wireless gaming can have some distorted sounds, but no noticeable delay. Best to use wired.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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      Hi BeingHonest, thank you for your review! -JLab Audio jlabaudio-conv

  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great product

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

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    Great product. Quick and easy gift for that one gamer friend. Its lifht weight, better than having big ol' bulky headphones on.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice Bang for the Buck

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    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Bluetooth, For gaming

    These JLab Gaming Earphones are a nice option for someone who is looking for an affordable gaming earphone that has low latency. If you have younger gamers or students like I do then these are a good option because they can’t lose one of the earbuds, they are simple to set up, the battery life is quite long, they are comfortable to use and overall they provide acceptable gaming audio. Also the earbuds are magnetic so when you unplug them from your ears they fall on your chest and magnetically connect together. No more searching in the dark for a lost earbuds! The earphones come equipped with a nice carrying bag along with a usb charging cable and more importantly a micro usb to 3.5mm cable that allows you to turn these into cabled earphones for anyone who wants no latency while gaming or cannot connect via Bluetooth like a Switch. This means you can direct connect the earphones to your xbox controller or game console. The audio quality on most games seem to be up to par with other earbuds that I have used. I did notice that these have a tad more bass than some although the bass seems to be more muffled at higher volumes. From the engine revs and squealing tires to the shot reports and explosions the sound quality seemed reasonably tight even when overlaid with voices and game narration. There is a built-in equalizer that has an option for games or music but I would recommend using the equalizer in the source player if you are looking to improve the audio quality. The earphone base is well designed and wraps comfortably around the neck. Because of the wrap design the controls hang down below the earphones and are easy to find and use. On the right side below the earphones there is a sliding mute switch as well as a small control pad with an up button, a center button and a down button. These buttons have raised textures and are easy to locate and use. There are led indicators on the control pad to show pairing and charging functions. On the left side there is a built-in microphone which helps counterbalance the base. I have had no issues with Bluetooth drop outs or static when using these earphones with games, laptops or my phone. I have never run the battery down completely but I can get a full day out of a single charge. All considering I think these JLab gaming earphones provide a decent performance at an attractive price.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good job!

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    Pros mentioned:
    Bluetooth, For gaming, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Volume

    I am actually impressed by the JLab Gaming Wireless Headset. These earbuds come with a very neat and well made vinyl pouch with a mesh cloth lining and zipper to keep the earbuds protected, a micro-USB charging cable (I wish it would’ve been USB-C), multiple size silicone tips, and a micro-USB audio cable ending in a 3.5mm plug. The headset has a gaming style design with black and blue accents. The neckband is made of a pliable but firm plastic and fits my neck well and is comfortable -even on direct contact with my skin. On the left side there is a counter weight and on the right the media controls and mic mute buttons. The actual earbuds are light and stick to each other magnetically.This design is not new, but is well implemented here and makes the headset easy to just keep it on, ready to go. The media controls -volume, play/pause, pairing and sound signature work well enough. I did find it strange that the volume up/down seemed to be reversed, but got used to it quickly. Also, changing between “gaming”and “Music”modes was a bit tricky. Bluetooth 5.0 helps in keeping a stable connection. Using the micro-USB/3.5mm adapter provides additional options, especially when using certain gaming devices or consoles that do not offer wireless connectivity. As far as sound is concerned, I was rather surprised. In “gaming”mode, the frequencies all show up clearly. It does seem that the mid-range is pushed forward, which allows for hearing shots, steps, and players voices to come in much clearly. These buds have a 60ms low latency feature which helps in locating where the sounds are coming from in real-time. In “music”mode, the bass is boosted significantly. This makes listening to pop, EDM and other bass-heavy music enjoyable. It also works great when watching movies. The mic is also well done. I was able to be heard via Bluetooth clearly without dropping or distorting. However, the best experience was through the audio cable. I tested it in several multi-player matches on PC and consoles as well as conference calls and I was told my voice came in full and clear. The battery lasts for almost 10 hours in my experience with volumes at about 75%. This should be more than enough for most listening or gaming sessions. Overall, I think these earbuds offer considerable value, options, and features, making me forget that these are not “truly wireless”. I highly recommend them.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Lighter/Cooler Wearing Experience than Headphones

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    Pros mentioned:
    For gaming, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Volume, Wiring

    I know, I know … I should go outside and play in the “fresh air”, but those who think video gaming is Candy-Crush might be surprised how physical an hours long session of relatively competitive co-op gaming can be. A lot of “Body-English” is involved. Room temperatures comfortable for family members sitting watching a movie can be sweat producing for “active” gamers. That type of player will appreciate the fact that just having light ear-buds and a tiny micro phone on a wire is much cooler and lighter than over-the-ear competitive earphones with a huge cushioned headband. FEATURES: - Bluetooth 5 decodes aptx/SBC Low-Latency Codex (Note: requires a Phone, tablet or console with Bluetooth 5 for lowest latency) - Supports HSP/HFP/A2DP/AVRCP sound compression protocols. - 11-hour battery life during use. 150-hour standby time - Can be switched between 2 Sound Equalizer modes; “Gaming” with increased mid/hi frequencies for clear voice and spacial awareness and “Music” with amplified vocals and bass for enhanced music listening. - 2-year limited warranty INCLUDES: - JLab Play Gaming Wireless Earbuds - Travel Bag - 5ft (1.524 m) AUX Console Cord with 3.5 mm male plug and volume control - 10in (254 mm) USB-2 to Micro USB Charging Cable - 4 Extra silicon ear tips (sizes large & small) PROS: - Low 60 ms latency on Bluetooth 5, effectively 0 ms latency while using 3.5 mm AUX cord - Very easy to set up with clear instruction manual. - The ability to set up/pair with OK Google or Siri through Bluetooth allows hands free telephone calling. - Light .9 oz. (26 g) and cool. CONS: - Uses older style Micro USB rather than current USB-C for charging. - Could use higher volume when played through AUX cable. - The flat wire cable meant to drape around the back of the neck is too stiff and sometimes positions the earbud wires at awkward angles. CONCLUSION: These earbuds are not for highly competitive gaming, but they are fine for most users and provide a comfortable alternative to heavy gaming headphones. They are also good for everyday music, phone and podcast listening.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Jlab has some good ideas

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    Pros mentioned:
    Battery life
    Cons mentioned:
    Bulky, For xbox, Wiring

    This will be a short reviews. The headphones are good for most genre's of games. Even better for music. It is weird you need to do a button press combo to change that setting but not too bad. The extra aux cord to play with my Xbox one x is kinda cumbersome. Playing forza for hours was pretty good. No ear fatigue. Since this isn't and over the ear design outside noise can creep in more than other. But still gets pretty loud. You definitely have spacial awareness in game evem though I didn't see surround sound it does seem to work. Pretty well. You mileage will vary on this one. I could tell with another game I had. Battery life is really really good. Not a fan of the color arrangement but it works that it's mostly black in color.

    I would recommend this to a friend