Top positive review
A very good (but not great) alternative
8 June 2018
Right so I've had these a week so I think I have a good knowledge and opinion of them at this stage.
I've had several pairs of 'wireless' headphones before like the Anker SoundBuds Slim and two pairs of Powerbeats. I've also used wired headphones like every human with a working pair of ears and 2 cents to rub together.
- The freedom
I cannot emphasize enough how unbelievably good it feels not to have wires hanging off your ears, you will be amazed at how light your head feels.
This is not unique to these however but is more a benefit of true wireless headphones in general.
Where the uniqueness for these comes is that they're light for what they look like so minimally invasive, very little jangle and quite a nice fit, if you're willing to try out different sizes of the earbud and casing which takes about 10 mins to fully do. I took these on several runs and have yet to have any problems with them with regards to size so the form of them is good out of the gate.
The battery Life on paper sound almost tiny 3.5 hours. But in reality any minute they're not in your ears your more than likely putting them in the case. In the week I've had them, I have had literally no problem charging them and they've never run out of battery in my ears.
My only problem with the case is that it snaps closed almost too quickly (which is a nitpick).
+Customisable size and fit
+Case is super useful and Great Looking
+Little trouble fitting.
+No Problem while running.
- The Tech
Right so first off the sound quality, is good but not amazing. I think if you're buying these you're buying them simply to listen and enjoy rather than critique the music in your ears. That said, the audio is a little bit crackly at the upper levels and when heavier rock/ EDM takes over it seems to be crackly then too. Simple volume issue and I don't want to go deaf anyway but might be a problem for some. Audio aside, I had no trouble pairing these straight out of the box, never had a connection issue with them, and the smart Bluetooth is great. So the connection is a plus but nothing special, pretty standard for Bluetooth appliances these days. The heart rate monitor is immensely useful while working out and is very accurate with almost no difference to my chest strap. Now that said the only problem I have with that is that it doesn't record through Samsung Health and I have to record that separately, Support through their app Jabra Sport Elite is quite good and it links with Strava which is a useful touch. Problem with this is quite small, their app's support is extensive but not limitless so small gripe that it doesn't cross-track with other apps but once again that feels like a nitpick.
All in all, if you're looking for a headphone that's reliable, free of wires, and won't destroy your bank account with few technical or physical issues, these are for you.
+Good support for 3rd party apps
+Relatively good audio (if you're not an audiophile)
+Good Bluetooth connection
+Battery life is good (with and without case)
-Audio isn't the best in existence
-Not all 3rd party apps are supported for fitness tracking
-Small so if you're careless you'll be prone to losing
-Time-consuming to find the right fit.