We have currently tested 10 pairs of Jaybird headphones. They're a popular brand that makes earbuds for sports that are ideal for running and working out. Jaybird headphones have stable and portable designs, making them a great choice when looking for a gym companion, but unfortunately, they lack variety.
The best Jaybird headphones with a wireless earbud design that we've tested are the Jaybird Tarah Pro. These well-built wireless in-ears have a very stable fit, so they should stay in your ears even if you wear them to the gym. Thanks to their neutral, balanced sound profile, they're suitable for listening to lots of different types of audio content, and they even pack a little extra warmth in the bass range that can please fans of bass-heavy music like EDM. If you prefer a different sound, you can also customize them using the parametric EQ and presets available in the Jaybird MySound app.
Unfortunately, they struggle to passively isolate against bass-heavy background noises like bus and plane engines, but this may actually be preferable for some listeners, like outdoor runners who want to stay aware of their surroundings. Also, their in-ear fit may not be comfortable for all listeners. They don't support multi-device pairing, either. However, they're among the best wireless earbuds for running thanks to their durable design that feels very stable in your ear.
The Jaybird Vista are the best Jaybird earbuds with a truly wireless design that we've tested. These versatile and well-built in-ears are very portable since you can put them in your pockets or place them back into their charging case to take with you on-the-go. They have a comfortable fit that doesn't put too much pressure on your inner ear, and thanks to their three stability fin and ear tip options, they have a stable fit suitable for more intense exercise. They're rated IPX7 for water resistance, although we don't currently test for this. They also have a fairly well-balanced sound profile that's suitable for a variety of different audio genres. If you prefer a different sound, they're customizable using the parametric EQ and presets found in the MySound companion app.
Unfortunately, their physical controls don't offer a lot of options as both earbuds have the same controls. While you can remap them using the app, you can't have all the controls available at the same time. Their continuous battery life also lasts about five and a half hours on a single charge, and they take over two hours to fully charge up again, which falls a bit short when compared to newer truly wireless earbuds. Still, they offer a versatile performance that's suitable for working out at the gym or on your commute.
The best Jaybird headphones in the budget category that we've tested are the Jaybird Freedom F5. These wireless in-ears can be a bit difficult to find in stock since they're an older model, but they offer good value for the price. They're among the best earbuds for small ears thanks to their slim design, and they come with ten different sets of tips to help you find the best possible fit. They have a very well-balanced default sound profile that's suitable for most genres and content, and you can easily adjust the way they sound via the Jaybird MySound app. Even at loud volumes, they leak almost no audio, and they do a good job at passively blocking background noise, which is great if you want some quiet in a noisy gym.
Unfortunately, they don't look and feel as durable as the other options mentioned, and some users have experienced issues with the sweat-resistant design when the charging clip is connected. They also only last around four hours off a single charge, which is short. On the bright side, Jaybird advertises that you can get up to an hour of listening from a 20-minute charge, though this isn't something we test for. Overall, these are a great pair of budget wireless headphones for sports that offer excellent value for most people.
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.
Feb 26, 2021: No changes in product picks after verifying their accuracy and availability.
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.