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Best Jaybird Headphones

We have currently reviewed 10 Jaybird headphones. They're a popular brand that makes earbuds for sports that are ideal for running and working out.

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Best Jaybird Headphones


  1. Best Jaybird Wireless Earbuds

    7.2
    Mixed Usage
    7.0
    Neutral Sound
    7.7
    Commute/Travel
    8.2
    Sports/Fitness
    7.0
    Office
    5.7
    Wireless Gaming
    5.5
    Wired Gaming
    6.5
    Phone Calls
    Type In-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Yes
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The best Jaybird headphones we've tested so far are the Jaybird Tarah Pro. The most recent and premium of the Tarah line-up, these earbuds have a great build quality and solid design, making them among the best wireless earbuds for running. While adequately comfortable, they might not be the best for long listening sessions. However, Jaybird has a "switch fit", allowing you to rotate the earbuds so that you can get the best fit. Their sound is great, too: decently well-balanced, these headphones have slightly more bass, which will please EDM and hip-hop fans. If you aren't a fan, you can head over to the Jaybird MySound App. Its parametric equalizer allows you to customize the sound profile to your liking and share it with other users. On top of this, these earbuds have a 13-hour battery life - more than enough to get you through a workout or a work day. While you can only charge them with a proprietary cable, you can save power using the auto-off timer triggered by magnetically snapping the earbuds together.

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  2. Best Truly Wireless Jaybird Earbuds

    7.3
    Mixed Usage
    7.2
    Neutral Sound
    7.6
    Commute/Travel
    8.4
    Sports/Fitness
    6.8
    Office
    5.7
    Wireless Gaming
    5.6
    Wired Gaming
    5.7
    Phone Call
    Type In-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Truly Wireless
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The best truly wireless Jaybird earbuds that we've tested so far are the Jaybird Vista. They're very well-designed with a surprisingly comfortable in-ear fit and come with an excellent charging case. They're compatible with the same customization options as the Jaybird Tarah Pro Wireless via the app, and you can even map their controls to better suit your needs. While their case can be charged with a standard USB-C cable, which is an advantage over other Jaybird headphones that use a proprietary charger, their 5.5-hour battery life isn't quite on par with other premium truly wireless earbuds on the market right now. That said, they still provide great value for athletes looking for low-profile earbuds for working out.

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  3. Best Budget Jaybird Earbuds

    7.2
    Mixed Usage
    7.1
    Neutral Sound
    7.6
    Commute/Travel
    8.1
    Sports/Fitness
    7.0
    Office
    5.6
    Wireless Gaming
    5.6
    Wired Gaming
    6.8
    Phone Call
    Type In-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Yes
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Balanced Armature

    The Jaybird Freedom F5 Wireless 2016 are the best budget Jaybird earbuds we've tested so far. While being an older model can make them harder to find in stock, they're still a more affordable option if you like the Jaybird brand. Their slim in-ear design is great for those with small ears since they come with 10 sets of tips (four stability and six regular). Although not the most comfortable for long listening sessions, once you find your fit, these earbuds aren't likely to move around. Their default sound profile is also very balanced and will be suitable for most genres of audio. Just like the rest of the Jaybird series, if you want to tune it to your liking, the companion app has a great parametric EQ.

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Compared to other brands


  • Compact and portable designs. All Jaybird headphones have a compact in-ear design. Their earbuds have flexible neckbands so they can be worn around your neck or easily folded up to fit into your pockets, and their truly wireless models have very portable charging cases.
  • Stable for sports. Jaybird earbuds are designed with a stable, secure fit in mind - they can withstand high impact activity like running without falling out of your ears.
  • Customizable sound. Jaybird headphones tend to sound fairly well-balanced out of the box, but what sets them apart from the rest is their compatibility with their impressive mobile companion app which lets you customize their sound profile in great detail.
  • No variety. So far, Jaybird has only made in-ear headphones with a sports-oriented design. While in-ears are generally more convenient for athletes, if you find them uncomfortable then Jaybird might not be the brand for you.
  • Proprietary charging cradle. Many Jaybird products use a dedicated charging cradle that is not only proprietary to the company, but specific to the earphone model. This means if you upgrade your Jaybird headphones from and older to a new model, you may not be able to continue using the old charger or just use a regular micro-USB cable, which can be a deal-breaker for some.

Overall, Jaybird makes wireless earbuds for sports and does it well. Most of their headphones are compact, easy to carry around, and have a stable, secure fit for working out or running. Most of their products feel well-built, are generally quite easy-to-use, and are compatible with the Jaybird MySound app which gives you access to lots of customization options. Jaybird only makes in-ear designs, though, which aren't comfortable for everyone.

Conclusion

Jaybird makes great sports headphones that are versatile enough for everyday use. They have sleek-looking, portable in-ear models with lots of customizable features. However, their lack of variety means that if you don't find in-ears comfortable, then they may not be the best brand for you.

See our recommendations for the best earbuds, the best headphones for working out, and the best wireless earbuds for running.

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03/04/2020: Minor updates to the text and verification for accuracy. No change in product picks.

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