The marketplace for completely wi-fi earbuds is absolutely maturing quick, with many entries from each new and established corporations. Jaybird just lately joined the group, with its personal Run earbuds. The Logitech-owned firm has lengthy been a extremely stable competitor in terms of Bluetooth headphones, and its Freedom and X-line, and actually made among the very first wi-fi sport earbuds that proved you might additionally get good sound with Bluetooth.
Now, the Run proves that Jaybird can play effectively within the completely wire-free market, too. It’s the corporate’s first try on the class popularized by Apple’s AirPods, however it’s a robust first effort: The Run include sound that’s on par with Jaybird’s different headsets, and so they additionally profit from the corporate’s ample expertise serving to to offer the suitable match for a wide range of ear sizes and styles.
Jaybird additionally gave the Run 4 hours of battery life beneath regular situations, together with and extra eight hours of cost constructed into the battery case they ship with. The header’s additionally sweat-proof and waterproof for exercises in all situations, and you’ll alter the sound with the companion Jaybird app for cell units, or use the ‘Find My Buds’ characteristic to find them if you happen to occur to misplace one or each (this is available in very helpful, I can inform you from private expertise).
One of the best factor in regards to the Jaybird Run, nevertheless, is how shortly you’ll neglect you’re carrying them. They’re extremely comfy (particularly if you happen to spring for the Comply foam suggestions which might be accessible as an aftermarket add-on), and so they produce a satisfying, full sound that’s suited each to music and to spoken work playback together with podcasts and audiobooks. And Jaybird additionally does what the corporate does finest, engineer these to be used in sweat-heavy situations together with out of doors runs, which is how I used them for the majority of my testing.
Jaybird additionally put button controls on the Run, with every earbuds’s main floor performing as a pressable bodily management. You need to use the left bud to activate both Siri or Google Assistant with a single press, and you can even play and pause music or podcasts with a button press of the suitable. This will even let you settle for a name, and you’ll double press to skip to the following monitor on the suitable bud.
If there’s one factor I might’ve favored to see Jaybird add, it’s quantity management by way of some technique of further button presses. You may tweak settings for the buttons within the companion app to alter a single press on the suitable to be quantity up, and a single submit on the left to be quantity down, however which means sacrificing the play/pause and Siri/Assistant options, which isn’t splendid.
In any other case, these are a fantastic providing within the completely wi-fi earbud class. They’re versatile, produce good sound, are as sturdy as the remainder of Jaybird’s lineup and preserve an excellent stable connection together with your Bluetooth smartphone or different machine. And at $179, they’re not all that costly when in comparison with different headphones on this section. Jaybird undoubtedly isn’t first in with this rising area, however they took the time and made an excellent product that you just’ll nearly actually take pleasure in utilizing.