JayBird SB1B Sportsband Bluetooth Headphones (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Music, Call and Volume controls
- Adjustable band and rotating earpads for comfortable fit
- Great stereo sound
- Slimline contemporary design
- 8-11 Hours music/talk time
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Music moves us to dance, hit the street in running shoes, or even to tears, so good headphones must sound great! The Sportsband Bluetooth Headphones nail it with a contemporary minimalist design and 4-way custom fitting adjustability.
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I bought these to pair with my iPhone 3Gs and soon to arrive iPad so that I can listen to music via the iPod application via bluetooth - and read etc. I shopped "in ear" headphones but this headband unit caught my attention and I went for it. I use an ipod shuffle and a set of in ear phones at the gym so these won't be tested in the sweat zone (other than passively as a byproduct of living the desert where July temps often exceed 110 degrees F).
Arrived quickly. Packaged nicely if a bit minimal. I'm ok with that though.
User startup manual is creative - again a bit minimal - and again, I'm ok with that as there's a full user guide online.
Build appears to be of quality. I was expecting something a bit lighter but its really not an issue.
Fit is great for us "small heads". Snug, not tight, not easy to knock off. Stays fixed in place.
Pairing was easy once I saw the "small type" in the startup guide. Literally - small type - my 50+ year old eyes saw it as just a blur until I got some powerful magnifiers over them! Hold in the silver button on the active side of the headset for 6 seconds and it goes into pairing mode. Then execute pairing instructions in the device you are pairing with (usually setting up some sort of auto-discovery function). iPhone 3Gs was easy.
Sound was really pretty incredible! Tapped into one of my Genius playlists on the iPod app on the 3Gs and instantly heard clear uninterrupted music. Beautiful!
Additional comments: After several months of daily use, the SB1B will not hold more than a 30 minute charge. After several calls to Customer Service, I was advised to complete a Warranty Exchange Request - done. After several more emails and calls I received an RMA . Sent the failed SB1B to the specified address via USPS Priority Mail Box November 9 2010.(Arizona to Utah) - Several requests for exchange status w/o reply have been made (so much for the 24 hour reply policy) As of November 18 2010 no reply from JayBird.
Let's start with the good stuff:
Prior to the Jaybirds, I had a competing pair from Motorola. Those fizzled out due to sweat (a big annoyance) while treadmill running so after a web-search I came upon the Jaybirds. I was impressed with the reviews and really wanted some good battery life, I so bought the SB1.
I used these not quite daily, but close at work, to listen to music at work. I would also bring them home on weekends for when I'd do lawn work and bring them while traveling for gym workouts. They worked great. The music quality is very good and the buttons are easy to use. They battery life appeared to maintain the advertised 8 hrs (at first).
I don't have a big head so the headphones would fit comfortably. The only really issue was that my ears would get sore from the pressure after about 4-hrs of non-stop usage. To compensate for this, I'd just move the headphones forward so they were more on my temples for about 30-minutes to recoup.
They were OK for workouts. If I rode a bike or jogged on the treadmill they were fine (I didn't run outside with them because I don't like to get distracted from traffic). They were pretty good for gym workouts 2 except for things like situps where the back-and-forth motion would have the Sportsband slip. That was a minor annoyance.
The range was great. I could leave my cell phone at my desk and easily walk to get coffee or pickup copies (~20-30 feet away) without losing reception. That was impressive!
Now the bad...
So after 2 years my battery had degraded significantly. I could only really use them for 30-minutes tops, before they needed a charge. The headphones themselves were in prestine condition. I contacted Jaybird where I was informed that the headphones were designed to last only 2 years due to a non-replaceable battery. There was no repair service although they did offer me a $10 discount on a new pair. REALLY?!? I spent $100 on a pair of headphones that only last 2 years? I understand batteries don't last forever, but this is ridiculous. I was expecting at least a repair service to replace a simple battery (to me..."non-replaceable" means the battery is soldered in and it requires a professional to replace)
So...would you effectively pay $50/year for headphones? Sorry, Jaybird...but I won't until you start making these with a replacable battery.
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