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Very Good Corded Sports Headphones,
This review is from: Jabra SPORT - Corded - Sports Headset - Retail Packaging - Black/Yellow (Wireless Phone Accessory)
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Listening to music is an indispensible part of my workout. Over the years I've used many corded and cordless headphones, and all of them come with their own sets of pros and cons. As far as I am concerned, these Jabra Sport headphones are the best corded sports headphones that I've come across.
Putting the headphones around your ears is a bit tricky, but once they are there they stay firmly in place. These headphones don't fit as tightly as some of the around-the-head wireless headphones that I have used (such as MOTOROKR S9), but they are much more comfortable. I've tried using them while running and they are did not fall out, something that regularly happens with my iPhone headphones.
The sound quality of these headphones is OK. It's on par, or maybe slightly better, than the standard earphones that come with iPod and iPhone. It can't, however, compete with higher end in-ear headphones, especially those that provide some kind of noise cancellation. However, I've found that noise-canceling headphones are actually really weird to use with phone calls, so if the sound quality is not high on your priority list or if you want to have headphones that work well with phone calls, then these sport headphones might be for you.
Overall I am fairly happy with the telephony features of these headphones. I've tried them with iPhone and Skype, and in both cases they performed well. The call quality was as good as they come. The headphones dropped out of the music player and picked up phone signal on my iPhone with no discernable glitches. This feature is often advertised with these kinds of headphones, but it doesn't always work smoothly.
The headphone cords are well made and thanks to couple addition long enough to accommodate placement of the mp3 player almost anywhere on your body. There is a small plastic clip on the cord that allows you to fasten it to your clothing. This comes in handy when you are working out as it prevents the cord from getting entangled with your workout equipment. There is a volume slider on the cord as well, but unfortunately there are no buttons for skipping tracks. The cord is thin and flat (think linguini as opposed to spaghetti) and this helps prevent entanglements.
I have not used these headphones long enough to know how sweat, rain and dust they are resistant. In my experience sweat is the biggest enemy of all exercise-aimed headphones, and have not come across any that don't eventually break down. The Jabra headphones seem well rubberized with hardly any buttons that could come in touch with sweat, so I am willing to give them a benefit of a doubt in this department.
The headphones come with a small carrying case. If you regularly put your headphones in a gym bag or any other rough environment, then you will appreciate having them protected in such a case. The case also helps with the entangling problems. It is very easy to open and placing the headphones in it is straightforward and convenient.
So far, I am satisfied with these headphones. If I discover anything else that warrants reporting I'll post it in this review in some future update.
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Initial post: Sep 1, 2011 5:38:20 PM PDT
Really good review, nice template, covered a lot of area with details.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2011 11:41:31 AM PDT
R. Rolls says:
Agreed. I'm actually interested in the wireless version but there isn't a review up for those yet. But since the design is largely the same, this review was very helpful, something rare among most reviews these days.
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