JBuds J3 Micro Atomic In-Ear Earbuds Style Headphones with Travel Case (Jet Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Aluminum housing and balanced full spectrum micro drivers deliver a stunning new level of acoustic performance.
- Rich, dynamic soundstage with crystal clear highs, deep, full mids, and tight, punchy bass
- Includes 4 sizes of soft silicone ear buds for a super comfortable, noise isolating fit, and a sleek, designer travel case.
- Gold plated 3.5 mm audio jack for premium, no-loss sound connection to your audio device.
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As the first reviewer mentioned, the bass is fairly weak, and tuned out by the incredible amount of tremble. Even having turned up the bass to the max, and tremble to the lowest, they just barely met the Jbuds midrange bass/tremble. In my opinion, the description reading "tight bass" is a bit misrepresented.
The sound is extremely rich, clear, and dynamic throughout the entire audible Hertz range. I would HIGHLY recommend these to someone that listens to "softer" music such as country, rock, folk, gospel, blues, etc.
If you have a pretty serious passion for metal (or similiar) music like myself, you will probably find these too weak in bass. Unless you're 100% dedicated to bass-heavy music, these are WELL worth the $20, they are absolutely incredible to listen to. I am blown away by how unique and smooth the sound is.
I'd also like to mention the craftsmanship and quality in this product. The case supplied is very durable, a pleasure to the eye, and felt-lined on the inside. It also has a pocket on the inside for the additional 3 pairs of ear pieces. The size is accurate to the amount of room needed for the earbuds, and it was also clear they took mobility into consideration.
The earbuds's cord looks and feels to be more durable the Jbud's cord, yet doesn't seem to sacrifice elasticity. A tough plastic piece was placed on the cord where the cord seperates in 2, rather than the dual cord all the way to the jack. A big improvement in my eyes, hopefully ensuring greater durability. The jack itself feels to be tougher than the Jbud's. This was the weak point, at least on my pair of Jbuds. I wouldn't be suprised if the J3's last 50% longer, or even double the time that I had the Jbuds. The new design of the piece that sits in your ear is even less noticeable, and seems to have higher resistance to falling out. But obviously, this is going vary for some users.
Again.. I am completely astonished by the craftsmanship, quality, and time/effort put into making these simply uncomparable to other manufacturer's claims. I actually got this pair on President's Day, which was buy one-get one for the J3's. Well, even at $20, these are a STEAL. Let's say they last you for 20 months. That's just a dollar a month. Even if you're not too crazy about them, you will still love them.
I will always continue to buy Jlab Audio earbuds as long as they are in business. I just can't wait to try out another pair when these get tired out!
I wanted to love them, I really did...but alas, they aren't going to work for me. The main thing is that the buds just don't fit securely in my ears, no matter which size of bud covers I use. I use my mp3 player almost exclusively for exercising, and even though I use a clip to secure the headphone cord to my jacket or shirt (to eliminate the tendency of the cord to pull the buds out of my ears), I often find that the buds eventually start to get loose and I need to push them back in, or they get sweaty and I need to dry them off. This goes for all earbud headphones, not just the JBuds- I take it as a given that I will need to reposition the buds in my ears a few times during my workout.
These particular earbuds didn't feel snug in my ears even while I was just sitting, and because of their design, I found them difficult to position in my ear. The Zune headphones I am replacing have a stem on the bottom of the earphone, which makes it easier to position the buds and push them in- but the JBuds just have the earphone itself and then the cord. They are just so tiny, they are difficult to work with- and I am a very petite woman myself.
The other (slight) disappointment was the sound. I'm no audiophile- so much so that I wonder that perhaps I'm unable to fully appreciate the sound quality of one earphone over another- but they don't sound as good to me as my Zunes (Premium V2). I did let them break in as JLab recommends but it didn't make much difference- my Zunes still have a fuller, richer sound than the JBuds, which I find more appealing. My Zunes are also louder at the same volume level. Again, I'm no audiophile, and when I listened to the JBuds on their own, they sounded fine (though the bass was perhaps not as pronounced as I would like). It was only when I went back and forth between the JBuds and Zunes on various songs that I found the JBuds lacking.
Even so, the sound was good enough that I probably would have kept the JBuds if not for the problems with positioning them in my ears. I guess I got lucky with the Zunes, and now I know what I need to look for in the future.
For now, I'm going to return the JBuds and re-order the Zunes- even though I'm leery that they will develop a "hernia" again where the plastic wire starts to poke out of the cloth covering and won't go back in- that's why I was looking to replace them in the first place. I guess I'll take my chances and maybe be a little more careful with how I wrap the cord around my Walkman. Speaking of which- the JBuds description said they have a "micro-braided anti-tangle cable" so I expected them to have the same sort of covering as the Zunes, but instead it looks and feels like any other headphone cord. That doesn't really matter to me one way or the other, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
The bottom line is this: If you only want to spend $20, these earbuds are fine. They won't give you that nice bottom end sound but they are clear, I've had my pair for over a year now and they still work just fine (I don't use my mp3 player daily, however) and the different-sized tips that come with them will be helpful to insure the proper fit.
Original review: I wasn't really expecting much of a difference in the sound with these JLab earbuds than from my Sony ones - earbuds are earbuds, right? WRONG! Other reviews said that these JLab earbuds needed to be used for ~24 hours for optimal sound ... but the sound quality is already so far above any other earbuds I've used (several pairs, including several pairs of Sony and two pairs of Skull Candy) that I don't even have words to describe it. I hear things in the music I've never heard before. These earbuds made even old songs exciting to listen to. In-credible. For less than $30 you will not go wrong with these. Wow.
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They're so good FOR THE FIRST 4-6 MONTHS.
After, the right ear (always the right ear) starts to fade and get fuzzy.