Sol Republic - Relays Sport Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Gray/Black

Stick to the beat of your favorite playlists while you work out with these SOLRepublic Relays sport in-ear headphones that won't fall out no matter how active you get. The wireless setup doesn't get tangled and lets you receive calls or switch between songs. These Sol Republic Relays sport in-ear headphones are water and sweat resistant for all-day wear.

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  • Sol Republic Relays Sport Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
76% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (161 out of 214)

Features


In-ear design

FreeFlex™ secure fit, ultra light ear bud design adapts to any ear size without the need for complicated parts or ear hooks which hurt over time.

Bluetooth interface

Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device.

Great sound with noise isolation

Hear deep bass and amazing clarity. Get the perfect fit and noise isolation with 4 ear tip sizes. Outdoor sound mode increases the bass when running outdoors.

Long battery life

Delivers up to 8 hours of playtime for a week of workouts, or a full day of listening. Quick charge technology - recharge for 10 minutes and get an hour of playtime.

Mic + music & Siri control

Never have to reach for your phone while you're working out. Simple integrated multi-function button activates Siri, play/pause music and answer/hang-up phone

Water and sweat resistant

Electronic components strategically placed in ergonomic water resistant pods that fit naturally on the neck behind the ear. Keeps playing while you work up a sweat.

Stereo design

Delivers crisp tones.


What experts are saying

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

Overall customer rating

Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars with 214 reviews

76%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price!

    Posted
    Osco
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Let me start by saying that I bought these after getting the Sol Republic Shadow buds. I wanted to get something wireless that wasn't going to break the bank and still serve the purpose of delivering great music quality while I performed my workouts. I took a chance on these as there were no real reviews for them and the ones that were on this site were not encouraging. I'll have to say that the fit is great for my ears. They stay in while running, shooting hoops, lifting, and pretty much anything else. I like the sound they produce it's definitely as clear as the sound produced by the Apple EarPods maybe slightly better. I have noticed that they have a great range as well. I've set my phone down at the end line of the basketball court and walked to the three point line without interference. These are definitely made for listening though, if you have an important phone call these will make you sound muffle. The one thing that I think could be improved is the controls. The controls are sitting on top of the pod and the pod itself is not very ergonomicical when it comes to pressing the buttons. It definitely took me some messing around with my finger placement to be able to comfortably raise/lower the volume or play/pause/forward. I like the controls that are flat as you can get your thumb and index finger to push the buttons efficiently. However I don't notice much as I can control all of that from the Apple Watch. Over all great product though. Good sound, great fit, and extremely light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!!

    Posted
    cbolt

    I bought these today to replace some Sony wireless headphones that felt like I was wearing calculators attached to my ears--and constantly required adjustment to stay in. I had one criteria for these: STAY PUT. I use headphones for workouts including push-ups, hand-stand push-ups, pull-ups and long mountain bike rides. A few hours after buying them, I went on a mountain bike ride which is a constant series of bumps and jumps and turns. After an hour of flawless performance, I managed to wreck, hitting the ground hard enough to crack my helmet (and my cell phone screen). As I laid on the ground assessing the physical damage, it dawned on me that these headphones DID NOT BUDGE!!! Even after slamming by head on the ground sideways, I didn't have to adjust them even slightly--and the music kept playing. The fit is very comfortable, sound quality is decent, and noise cancellation is good. And in case your wondering, I walked away with only a few bruises and scrapes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great for the money, but not the best

    Posted
    Tank2278
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I tried a lot of in ear buds before sticking with this one. I found the wireless models (including Bose, Beats, Sony and Jaybird) to be lacking in one way or another and finally settled on this one for the price. A couple sets I tried sound better, but were super overpriced for what I got. The oddly static filled power on noise for this pair sets the stage for a lackluster experience. There’s an outdoor sound profile you toggle on and off by pressing the pause and power and volume up buttons at the same time. A few claim they hear extra bass on runs, but it just seems to turn up the volume to me. The wireless set has a built in cord shortener, but if you use it, the wire comes up to smack the back of your head with each step while running. It’s too short to tuck into my shirt to keep it down that way instead. If I don’t use it, I have to be careful turning my head. The cord grabs onto my wet skin and pulls at the ear buds, threatening my closure for a solid bass sound. It has great sound with a good seal, largely credited to the larger drivers used than most other brands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not quite there yet...

    Posted
    akisok2
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This was my first pair of Sol Republic headphones, so I am not familiar with their other products. Wanted a sweat-proof, wireless workout headphone and couldn't wait for the Apple Wireless Earpods. I had been using a pair of Sony OTE wireless cans to work out, which have amazing sound but can be a little awkward in the gym. Anyway, these Sol headphones are a great idea with lots of potential once they improve on some things. Pros: • VERY lightweight, barely notice them • Quickly and easily pairs with iPhone 7, never lost connection • Clever design on the earpieces that might work better w/different ears • Quickly charges and holds power for a long time • The connector wire didn't bother me, hand cord lock Cons: • Just couldn't find a good fit with the 3 different ear foams they provided • Lack of good fit meant lots of outside noise leakage • Poor sound quality, heavy bass + flat mid-highs & highs If they fit in your ears, these have a LOT of potential. Unfortunately for me, I just couldn't find that good fit and so they always sounded poor. I ended up getting the Apple Wireless Earpods and they are far superior in every way to these.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    The worst headphones ever - DO NOT BUY

    Posted
    Cywolf1
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    These headphones were awesome....for about 2 months. When we first got 2 pairs from Best Buy, one for my wife and myself, we loved them. They were light, simple to use, and they lasted a long time. However, about 2 months after our first purchase, the first set just stopped working. It would charge, but never turn on. So we sent them in for return, waited 4 weeks and we had to chat with them for hours to prove they didn't work, and later we received a new pair. During that four weeks. My pair died as well...so once again we started the return process and waited another 4 weeks. We were definitely thinking these were junk at this point, However we had hopes it was just a bad batch of product. NOPE! The new pairs we received as replacements are now dead as well! These headphones are the biggest waste of money and the manufacturer simply does not care about the quality of the product. Do not buy sol republic products, its just cheap junk disguised as expensive stuff.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best for now

    Posted
    Bootgoalie
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I would rank these up there with Jaybird X2, Jaybird Freedom and the Jlab Epics. Until something perfect comes along I'm giving These 5 stars. The fit was great (seal AND comfort). I know it's subjective but I love the sound. For me there is enough bass, not as much as the buds I mentioned above but that's ok. The sound is rich, great highs and mids. Battery is more than enough for me. Also, I like the fact that you don't have to crank the volume all the way. I have it at half and that's sufficient. I thought that the modules on each side would be too heavy and pull the buds out while running but this was not the case. You have to play with the cord to get your perfect fit. Too long and you get some noise from the wire, too short and you can feel a little tugging on the buds. I got a happy medium about 1/2 mile into my run. I would definitely recommend anyone to give these a try. I know a lot of these reviews are wildly different because you need to get an earbud with a near perfect seal for the sound to be good. These work awesome for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I hate giving bad reviews

    Posted
    Erock

    I was so excited after seeing these on The Verge last week that they were newly released. I ran down to my local Best Buy and snagged the last pair of Black. When i got home and opened the packaging I found the materials to be extremely plasticy and cheap feeling but none the less they were very light weight and water and sweat resistant so the materials didn't bother me too much as they were super comfortable. The real problems started when I finished syncing the headset and began doing some jumping jacks to see if they truly stayed in place, I was greeted with constant crackling as if the cord was shorting out, sure enough I grabbed the right side to raise the volume and as i touched it there was a loud CRACK!, as I began wiggling the pod the crackling got much worse, I took them off my head and put them back in the packaging super disappointed. As much as I want to go get another pair I'm just not sure I trust this brand at this point, might just go with the Jaybirds or the Icon X by Samsung :(

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the inexpensive price i paid for them..

    Posted
    Stardust2174
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I decided to pick up a pair of these because they were priced fairly low compared to other wireless headphones. I retuened them 2 days later after a few issues. (1) there is minimal to no instructions that come with these. i had to pull up an online manuel, and took me a couple minutes just to figure out where to plug them in at! (2) Streaming music sounded really good through them, however the microphone did not pick up sound clearly when i wanted to use them to talk on the phone which i needed. (3) After 1 day using these at work they would not sync with my iPhone .. i tried everything from resetting my phone and trying to rediscover the headphones in my bluetooth devices but had no luck. Overall this product was not what i was looking for in wireless headphones. The syncing to my phone might have been something internally wrong with the headphones but if you are looking to be able to make calls i would suggest another pair..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about soundstage, reliability, bass quality and design. Editors are less positive about mids quality and portability and have mixed opinions about treble quality. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 85/100 = Very good quality.
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