If you are among the 100,000,000 people that have made an effort to be healthy this year, you may need a reliable pair of earbuds to see you through our workouts. The Jaybird Run just might fit the bill.
The Jaybird Run headphones are truly wireless headphones that do not have a wire or cord to interfere with a user’s listening pleasure. They were explicitly designed for workouts. The headphones are meant to handle anything from copious amounts of sweat to water splashes.
Sound isolation is offered so the users can remain focused on workouts and less on what goes on around them. Be cautious during outside runs. Things reviewers like about the Jaybird Run are an excellent battery life with about four hours of tested play time with just the earbuds.
They are amazing for any workout. Adding the case charger provides an extra eight hours of play time. Twelve hours is more than enough that is needed for an exercise or the average week’s worth of workouts.
- Easy to use
- Good sound quality
- Sleek design
- Truly wireless
- Right earbud uses more battery
- Not great for watching videos
Runners are the targeted consumers, but anyone doing fitness activities like going to the gym, find a use for Jaybird’s Run earbuds. Many users wear them outside the gym also. The Jaybird Run is one of the best wireless earbuds on the market. Jaybird Run earbuds allow the user to enjoy tunes inside and out.
With single button earbuds on each ear and a completely sweat proof design, the earbuds are great for any fitness session. The Jaybird Runs have excellent connections. After the latest software update, the earbuds no longer drop connects as frequently as they use to do. The user gets crystal clear sound all the time. The Jaybird Runs are ideal for everybody.
When receiving calls, the phone doesn’t have to be fished out of the back pocket. Calls are answered via the Jaybird Run headphones. The headphones work in conjunction with Jaybird’s app. Sound can be customized with the app.
Treble and bass can be adjusted precisely to the user’s liking. The unique hydrophobic nano-coating is responsible for the sweat proof feature. The protective layer prevents sweat and water damage and allows the headphones to be rinsed off after workouts. It is essential to keep them clean to avoid discomfort and infections.
Running in high traffic areas or low visibility conditions requires caution. Cutting off one of the senses limits reaction time to danger around the user such as vehicles. Reviewers like the equalizer function of the smartphone app.
Different music genres sound great blasting from the Jaybird Run. It is easy and clear to listen to podcasts. Turning off the sound isolation is not an option. It is recommended to use only the right earbud when being aware of the surroundings is necessary.
Until the recent update, the occurrence of interference causing sound cut-outs was a drawback of the headphones.
They have great connectivity after the last update, excellent battery life, and fully customizable sound. Reviewers are impressed by the six-mm drivers overall sound.
The game changer is the ability to customize the sound. Using the app, the user can tailor the music to a playlist, pump up the bass, or crank the treble, and save them to the presets. With the community of presets and customs, there isn’t a song that can’t be made to sound great.
At this point, the app is nearly essential to the user’s listening experience. With noise high-quality music and isolating natural design, the user gets the motivation needed to push through tough workouts.
The buds have been tested without any real issues with the connectivity device or sound breakage. The earbuds connect to Bluetooth devices whether Android, Apple, or others. The headphones connect to the user’s device through Bluetooth.
Pairing is easy and quick. Setting up the headphones is simple. Use the Jaybird app for adjusting the sound to get the treble and bass that is preferred. The new firmware has fixed the issue of interference that causes audio to cut out randomly.
The way the device connects to each other adds another feature reviewers love. The main earbud is the right one which holds the microphone. The left earbud connects to the right. The right earbud can be used as a single earbud for tunes when an ear needs to be kept out for anything.
A distance of approximately 45 to 50 feet can be kept without crackling or break up on the device. After the buds have been connected once, the Quick Connect feature makes connecting them to a phone as quick and easy as taking them out of the case.
An oval pair of tips are included. The variety of included accessories make fitting the earbuds just right easier. Some reviewers explained the process as trial and error to find the ear tips for the ideal mix of security and comfort.
With interchangeable fins and ear tips, they will lock into the ear snugly and give a tremendous noise-canceling sound. With the right earbud combination, they stay put during intense exercise. Sweat causes the headphones to stick better in the ears.
There were a few reviewers who mentioned reactions to wearing the devices for extended times. The headphones were not meant for all-day use. They weigh 130 grams, which is a bit heavier than the average earbuds. No one complained of the extra heft.
There are two silver designs - the Jaybird logo in the center and an oval on the outer edge of the earbud which turns out to be Jaybird’s discreet way of hiding their antennae. On the outer shell, the logos are buttons used to control mobile devices, phone assistant, multifunction play, pause or stop, or volume button - one or the other.
Like most wireless earbuds, they stick out from the ears a bit, but they do not look as goofy as other devices. For instance, they are sleeker than Apple’s Air Pods. The pillow shape Run case is essentially an external charging dock for the buds.
The headphones can be rinsed off in a sink after a workout, so they are clean for the next use. Quick washing keeps the ears free and clean from infection and prevents bacterial growth. It is clear the Runs were made for their simplistic design and high-quality sound. Also, the earbuds are not IP rated for waterproof design, but the earbuds have stood the test of time at workouts and getting wet in general.
Ease of Use
Like the Apple in-line remote, different presses perform various functions. Having no wires in the way workouts are more enjoyable. Cords don’t catch on fitness equipment. When running, wires don’t bounce around. There is no need for the cord to be tucked on the person and accidentally hitting wires that cause a phone to fall does not occur.
Recharge the headphones through a Micro USB charger in the carrying case. Four hours of battery life run the earbuds. Charging is super quick. They can be popped into a case for five minutes to get juice enough for a one-hour workout with tunes.
The Jaybird app can be used to save settings across different devices, change button functions, and find the earbuds if they are lost. Using the device is fantastic for calling as well. However, it is not the best for blocking out background noise. In a crowded area, the user might want to step away to take a call.
Also, the Runs have a quick charging feature where five minutes of charging time give an hour of play time. It is an excellent feature for the ride to the gym if charging was forgotten. The feature powers up the earbuds.
They come in a solid black case and an external Micro USB port on the back for charging. The headphones are safely held in the case. A few reviewers thought the case felt bulky. A handful felt the case didn’t close securely, or the earbuds didn’t fit perfectly in the case.
Someone in a hurry may pick up the earbuds after a few hours to find they are not charged. On the exterior of the case, there is an alert to indicate the headphones are charging. If the charge case runs low on battery, the LED will turn red for a few seconds after the lid is opened or closed. It is easy to ignore.
* 6mm drivers
* Carrying case doubles as a charger
* Compatible with Jaybird’s MySound app
* Micro USB charging
* Three ear fin sizes
* Three silicone ear tip sizes
* Truly wireless design
Jaybird Run headphones are ideal workout companions. The new firmware has rectified complaints about interference and dropouts. There are no wires with which to contend, the sound is excellent, the fit is snug and comfortable, and the headphones are sweat proof.
Sound adjustment is easy with the MySound app. The headphones are simple to use. They have a sleeker look than other wireless options. Jaybird Run headphones can be used in various training scenarios.
The headphones offer quality sound on the treadmill, the track, or at the gym. They need to be kept in a secure place because they are easy to misplace. The headphones are not budget headphones. For the premium price, the consumer gets a music listening device that lasts beyond a training season.