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3.0 out of 5 stars Great for audio but too much lag for video, 7 Feb 2014
This review is from: Jaybird Freedom Sprint Bluetooth Earphones with Sports Earbuds (Wireless Phone Accessory)
I was bought a pair of these headphones for Christmas but unfortunately ended up returning them for a refund.

The good points:
Build quality was excellent.
No issues pairing with my phone to receive audio, and no issues with the audio dropping out during runs.
Audio quality was excellent.

The bad:
Buttons are a bit small and fiddly to use if you're mid-run.
The big issue for me was although the audio quality was fine, the audio delay was considerable when watching video on my player. So, when out for a run and listening to just music the headphones were great. But if I was in the gym on a bike/crosstrainer and wanted to watch some TV or a movie the lag was too great and made it unwatchable. I expect the audio lag was around 0.5 to 1 second - which doesn't sound much but gets annoying pretty fast.
I raised this with the Jaybird support guys who confirmed that this was simply a fact of life using bluetooth and that they couldn't suggest any solution.

Not sure if this affects every phone/player to the same extent - if you don't have the same issue then these are great headphones. I was using a Google/LG Nexus 5 as my audio/video source.
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Initial post: 22 Feb 2014 00:44:25 GMT
Cjd says:
Hi - not to be picky or over-technical but certainly on androids default video player you can adjust audio delay to account for this. And if not on the default VLC's mobile app should off that functionality.
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