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Our Score: 3.5 out of 5
Review by therunningdan
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User Review by therunningdan
I’d been longing for a pair of Bluetooth headphones suitable for running for a while when these landed on my desk. Having to untangle wires and then string them through my clothing is one of the tedious little jobs that’s needed before I go out for most of my runs, so I was really looking forward to trying these out.
Sadly, they were not all that I hoped they would be. In terms of running cord free, they’re great. You can swing your head about (not recommended but sometimes necessary to dodge a branch) and thanks to the various ear canal attachments that come with them, you can be sure that you’ve got the right fit and that they won’t fall out.
If, however, said branch were to catch one of the headphones and pull it out, there is a sensible cord attaching the two separate headsets to ensure it won’t fall down the nearest storm drain. The sound quality is reasonable but does lose a bit of quality when the volume is up.
The Jabra Sports headset also has a neat FM button is you want to listen to the radio on the run, and the fact it’s Bluetooth means that you can set the device up with your phone for use when driving or need it for other hands-free activities.
The problem with being cordless is that they need their own power source, which means charging. When you get in from a run the first thing your mind turns to is getting cleaned up and refueled, not recharging your headphones. Perhaps if you’re more organised this isn’t a problem, but it’s an added chore. The other problem is the price. RRP is £99.99, which is very expensive compared to the competition.
If you want a Bluetooth headset that you can also use for running then this is a fantastic choice, but there are simpler, cheaper options out there if you’re just looking for a pair of headphones for running.
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