The 2 Best Jaybird Headphones of 2021 Reviews

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Best Jaybird Headphones

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.

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Best Jaybird Headphones


  1. 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 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 well-balanced sound profile suitable for a variety of different audio genres. They're customizable using the parametric EQ and presets found in the MySound companion app.

    Unfortunately, their physical controls don't offer many options, as both earbuds have the same controls. While you can remap them using the app, you can't have all of them available at once. 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 compared to newer truly wireless earbuds. Still, they offer a versatile performance suitable for working out at the gym or on your commute.

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  2. 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 best Jaybird headphones in the budget category that we've tested are the Jaybird Freedom F5 Wireless 2016. While they're getting harder to find in stock since they're an older model, they offer a good price-to-performance ratio. Thanks to their slim in-ear design and ten differently-sized sets of ear tips to help you find the most suitable fit, they're among the best earbuds for small ears that we've tested. Since they have stability fins, they should also stay in place while you're moving, and they have a decently comfortable design. Out-of-the-box, they have a slightly boomy sound profile that can be adjusted using their companion app's parametric EQ and presets. Even though they don't have active noise cancelling (ANC), they can passively isolate a good amount of noise around you.

    Unfortunately, some users have experienced issues with their sweat-resistant design when also using the charging clip. They have sub-par battery life and last just over four hours, so you may need to recharge them throughout your workday. Luckily, they have a standby mode to help conserve battery life when you're not using them, and they fully recharge in roughly an hour and a half. That said, if you're looking for wallet-friendly headphones, they offer a customizable audio experience with a sport-friendly design.

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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 activities like running without falling out of your ears.
  • Customizable sound. Jaybird headphones tend to sound 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. Jaybird has only made in-ear headphones with a sports-oriented design. In-ears are generally more convenient for athletes; if you find them uncomfortable, Jaybird might not be the brand for you.
  • Proprietary charging cradle. Many Jaybird products use a dedicated charging cradle proprietary to the company and specific to that model. This means if you upgrade your Jaybird headphones from an older model to a new one, you may not be able to continue using the old charger or 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 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.

Recent Updates

  1. Jun 25, 2021: Removed the Jaybird Tarah Pro Wireless as they're currently unavailable.

  2. Feb 26, 2021: No changes in product picks after verifying their accuracy and availability.

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. If you don't find in-ears comfortable, 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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