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Jaybird Sportsband Stereo Bluetooth Headphone - Bulk Packaging - Runners Red (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Has music call and volume controls
- Has adjustable band and rotating earpads for comfortable fit
- Contains slimline contemporary design
- 8 to 11 hours of music and talk time
- Music, Call and Volume controls
- Adjustable band and rotating earpads for comfortable fit
- Great stereo sound
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- Size (LWH): 2.25 inches, 7.75 inches, 7.75 inches
Say bye to your wired headphones. Enjoy your music wirelessly in CD quality thanks to apt-X, which cleans up, adds depth, bass and treble to your Bluetooth music. Sportsband works great with regular Bluetooth devices, or purchase iSport or uSport Bluetooth Adapters to upgrade to apt-X over Bluetooth any time.
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Here are some of the best features of this product, which has also been noted by several other reviewers here:
-Easy to clean
-Convenient controls (especially for iPhone 4)
-Pretty good sound quality for athletic headphones
-Convenient microphone included for taking calls while at the gym.
-Lack of wires while working out is fantastic.
Now let me point out some of the issues that cropped up over time for me:
-I have a big head. Big enough to where it is difficult to find sunglasses that fit me well. This headset is flexible and fits my head, but after wearing it for about an hour begins to irritate my ears quite a bit, since the band squeezes on my ears. Wearing this set for a 2 hour work out gives me really sore ears.
-I sweat a LOT. I'm probably one of the sweatiest people at my gym, my shirt often drenched all the way down to my waist. I can definitely vouch that this headset does not short out due to sweat. However, the design of the ear pads on this set result in the black foam pads soaking up sweat like a sponge. At the end of a long work-out, the ear pads are completely soaked and more than a little uncomfortable.
-Since these headphones cover your ears, they heat up a lot more during your workout than earbuds. I can easily become over-heated and irritable due to a build-up of body head on my head. Sometimes I need to take them off for a while to let my ears cool down.
-The bluetooth controls are VERY convenient. I use them a lot to skip songs when my workout playlist is on shuffle and to adjust volume. But, I end up forgetting to charge this headset all the time. I've had several times when I just didn't realize it was low on power, and ended up running out of power while at the gym. There isn't a good battery indicator on this device, only a flashing red light when the battery is really low. Having to remember to charge this device every day became a bit annoying for me, especially when I'm in a hurry to get out of the door to fit a workout in during the day.
-Any time I do exercises where my head is on a bench or resting in an odd position, these end up getting in the way. I have to take them off during bench presses and similar exercises. They stay on perfectly fine when your head is upright, but start to lose their grip on your head when you are lying down.
As far as sound quality goes, these are pretty good for athletic headphones. Of course, these will never sound nearly as good as high-end or even mid-range hifi headphones or earbuds. But then again, no pair of headphones that were designed for athletic use will sound that good. I have a pair of $500 Shure 535 ear-buds that are a dream, but I would never use them while running or at the gym. As far as headphones that are more practical for working out, these aren't bad, and are similar in quality to the stock ear-buds that come with the iPod/iPhone. But like another reviewer noted, these bluetooth headphones do occasionally cut out for a split second and have a harder time maintaining a solid wireless signal when you are outdoors. As long as your music device is on an arm-band instead of in your pocket, you should be mostly fine. If you are in-doors, it really isn't a problem. I only ever have signal problems when I am outside and my iPhone is in my pocket or further away from the headset.
So that is about it. These are definitely cool headphones and I've had several people stop me at the gym to ask about them because they are cool looking. But they just aren't for me. I'm convinced that athletic ear-buds are the way to go since they are lighter, don't collect as much sweat, keep my head cool, and don't hurt my ears after an hour of usage. I'll be sacrificing the convenience of bluetooth for a wire that I'll have to run under my shirt, but at least I won't have to worry about charging my headphones or running out of power.
I ordered the Sennheiser Adidas OMX 680i Sports Headset from Amazon and it should arrive any day now. I'll post a review of that headset after I've used it for at least a week.
I wear my phone on my arm with a band and I have not had any issues with the sound cutting out. I also love the feature of being able to answer phone calls. The controls are easy to use.
My only regret would be to have gone for the black color upgrade. The red ones I have are really nice but not as "manly" as I would have liked...but it doesn't stop me from wearing them.
All in all, I'm very pleased with this purchase...would I have gotten the same thing with the cheapies..? I don't know...but I'd recommend these to anyone interested in this style bluetooth headset.