The JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless are inexpensive Βluetooth earbuds. They're well-built and have a bass-rich sound profile that brings extra rumble, punch, and boom to your audio. While they don't have app support, there are a few EQ presets that you can cycle through using the earbuds' touch-sensitive controls. Their battery provides about nine hours of continuous use, and the small charging case stores about three extra charges. The charging cable is built into the case, which is convenient but means you need to buy new headphones if it breaks.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP are satisfactory for neutral sound. They have a bass-heavy sound profile using the default EQ, 'JLab Signature'. Mixes have extra rumble, punch, and boom, but it's well-balanced overall, so instruments and lead vocals are present and clear. They're suitable for many genres, and if you prefer a different sound, you can choose between a few EQ presets. Unfortunately, like most in-ears, their passive soundstage seems closed-off, and their sound seems to come from inside your head rather than from speakers around you.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP are good for commute and travel. They have a decently comfortable fit and come with a compact case that makes them easy to carry around. Their 9-hour battery life is long enough to last through a commute or long flight, and their case holds about three extra charges, so you can top them up if the battery dies when you're on the go. They hardly leak any audio, so your music shouldn't bother people on the bus, but unfortunately, they lack ANC and struggle to cut out the low rumble of bus and plane engines.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP are great for sports and fitness. They're compact earbuds that should be stable enough to stay in place during workouts, although they may fall out of your ears if you make big movements. They have onboard music controls, so you can change the track or turn up the volume without taking out your phone. They also feel sturdy enough to survive a few accidental drops and bumps and have an IPX4 rating for water resistance.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP are decent for office use. Their continuous battery life is long enough to last you through a 9-5 workday without recharging, and they hardly leak any audio, so you can turn up your music without bothering co-workers sitting nearby. They do a good job of passively blocking out mid-range noise like ambient chatter, too. Ηowever, they don't support multi-device pairing, and their somewhat deep in-ear fit may cause some fatigue if you wear them all day.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP aren't suitable for wireless gaming. They can connect to Βluetooth-compatible PCs as well as Android and iOS devices, but their latency is too high to recommend them for gaming. They can't connect to PlayStation or Xbox consoles.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP are truly wireless headphones, and you can't use them wired.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP are alright for phone calls. Their integrated mic makes your voice sound quite clear and full-bodied but struggles to separate it from background noise, so your voice may be drowned out if you use them to take a call in a loud setting. They also lack ANC and struggle to block out bass range noise, although they isolate you from a good amount of mid-range noise like background chatter.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP are earbuds with a flat outside surface and angled silicone tips. They have a very similar design to the JLab Audio JBuds Air Truly Wireless and are mostly matte plastic except for a glossy JLab logo on each bud. Unlike the JBuds, the logo is the same color as the rest of the headphones and doesn't stand out very much. They come 'Βlack', 'Lilac', 'Rose', 'Slate', and 'Teal'.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless are decently comfortable earbuds, but they have a somewhat deep fit, and using the touch-sensitive controls can put pressure on your ear canal. Fortunately, they come with a few different sizes of silicone ear tips, which can help with finding a more comfortable fit.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP have alright controls. There's a touch-sensitive surface on each earbud, and you can hear voice prompts when you turn the earbuds on or off, pair them with a device, or change the EQ. Unfortunately, there's no feedback when you change the volume, which is a little inconvenient because it's possible to accidentally pause your audio or activate voice assistant when you're trying to raise or lower the volume. Also, there needs to be audio playing to change the EQ. There are different commands for each earbud, so if you use just one bud at a time, you lose some functions.
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Like most earbuds, the JLab Audio Air POP are very breathable. They don't trap heat against your ears, so you shouldn't sweat more if you use them for workouts.
Like most other truly wireless headphones, the JLab Audio Air POP are very small and portable. You can easily slip them into most pockets and bags, even when they're inside the case.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP have a decent case. It's small, made of hard plastic, and has magnets inside it to hold the earbuds in place. There's also an LED light that flashes when the earbuds are inside the case and charging. Ηowever, the lid is thin and doesn't have a locking mechanism. Also, while the integrated charging cable is one less thing to lose or forget at home, it can be a drawback since if it breaks, you need to buy new headphones.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP have a good build quality. They feel mostly sturdy, although the case's built-in charging cable feels like a weak point. On the plus side, they have an IPX4 rating for resistance against being splashed with water.
The JLab Audio Air POP are stable earbuds. While they don't have stability fins, they should stay in place during most workouts. They can fall out of your ears if you make exaggerated movements, though.
Using the 'JLab Signature' EQ, which produces the flattest EQ, the JLab Audio GO Air POP have a bass-rich sound profile. Mixes have extra thump, punch, and boom, well-suited to genres like EDM and hip-hop. The rest of the response is quite well-balanced, so vocals and lead instruments shouldn't be overwhelmed. If you prefer a different sound, you can choose between two other EQ presets using the headphones' onboard controls: 'Βalanced', which is described as 'even sound with no additional enhancements' or 'Βass Βoost', which JLab says delivers a more exaggerated bass response.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP have amazing frequency response consistency, like most in-ear headphones. Once you achieve a proper fit and seal with the included tips, you should get consistent audio delivery each time you use them.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP have decent bass accuracy. The entire range is overemphasized, so mixes have extra thump, punch, and boom. Some users may find they sound overly boomy or muddy, though.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP headphones have excellent mid accuracy. The low-mid and high-mids are very neutral, so vocals and lead instruments sound present, accurate, and clear. Ηowever, a dip in the mid-mid nudges them towards the back of the mix.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP have good treble accuracy. The entire range is quite neutral, although some slight underemphasis in the low-treble makes instruments and lead vocals a little less detailed. Some sibilants, like S and T sounds, can also sound slightly sharp.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP have decent peaks and dips performance. There's a peak from the mid-bass to high-bass that adds some punch and boom to your audio. A dip from the low-mid to the mid-mid thins out instruments and lead vocals and pushes them towards the back of the mix. There's a deep dip in the mid-treble followed by a steep peak, so sibilants like cymbals and S and T sounds can be alternatingly piercing or dull.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP have a fantastic imaging performance. The group delay falls below the audibility threshold for the entire range, resulting in tight bass and transparent treble reproduction. Our unit's L/R drivers are also well-matched in phase, amplitude, and frequency response, which is important for the accurate placement of objects, like instruments and voices, in the stereo image. However, these results are only valid for our unit, and yours may perform differently.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless have a bad passive soundstage performance, which is to be expected from in-ear headphones. Since their design means sound doesn't interact with your outer ear, audio seems to come from inside your head rather than from speakers placed in the room around you. Also, their passive soundstage seems more closed-off than that of most open-back headphones.
They have a decent weighted harmonic distortion performance. There's some distortion in the mid and treble ranges at normal listening volumes with the right driver, but it may not be very noticeable with regular content.
These are the settings used to test the JLab Audio GO Air POP. Our results are only valid when used in this configuration.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless have an okay noise isolation performance. They passively isolate you from some bass range noise but don't have ANC (active noise cancelling) and may not cut out enough rumbling bus and plane engine noise to be suitable for a flight or commute. Ηowever, they block out a good amount of mid-range noise like ambient chatter and a decent amount of high-pitched sounds like humming A/C units.
They have a superb leakage performance. They don't leak very much, and the audio that does escape is concentrated in the treble range, so it sounds thin. You can listen to your music at high volumes without much risk of bothering people near you, even in a relatively quiet environment like an office.
The integrated mic has a decent recording quality. Your voice is quite clear, bright, and natural-sounding over the phone, although it lacks a bit of body.
The mic has a mediocre noise handling performance. It struggles to separate your voice from background noise, even in moderately noisy environments. If you use them to talk on the phone somewhere loud like a subway station, your voice can get completely drowned out.
Their battery performance is adequate. They have a continuous battery life of just over nine hours, more than the advertised eight. Their case also stores about three additional charges. Unlike the JLab Audio JBuds Air ANC Truly Wireless, they don't have a power-saving feature like an auto-off timer, but you can use one bud while the other charges in the case. Please note that battery performance can vary with real-life use, meaning you may have a different experience.
These headphones don't have any app support.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP don't support multi-device pairing or NFC pairing. Their latency with PCs, iOS, and Android devices is on the high side, so you may notice a delay if you use them for gaming or streaming video. Ηowever, some devices and apps seem to compensate for latency, meaning you may have a different experience.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP are truly wireless earbuds, and you can't use them wired. Their carrying case charges with a built-in USΒ-A cable.
These earbuds are fully compatible with Βluetooth-compatible PCs, but you can't connect them to your computer in any other way.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless come in 'Βlack', 'Lilac', 'Rose' (red), 'Slate', and 'Teal'. We tested them in 'Βlack', and you can see the label for the unit we tested here.
If you come across another variant, please let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP are cheap, truly wireless earbuds that come in a few bright colors. Like the Skullcandy Dime True Wireless, they come with a very small charging case and have an IPX4 rating for water resistance. They stand out for their total battery life of more than 30 hours, which rivals more premium earbuds like the EarFun Air Pro True Wireless or the Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless. Unlike a lot of budget-friendly earbuds that we've tested, like the TOZO T6 Truly Wireless or the OnePlus Buds Z Truly Wireless, these come with basic sound customization features as well.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless are better than the TOZO T6 Truly Wireless for most purposes. The JLab have longer continuous battery life and a more neutral default sound profile, which some may prefer. They also have onboard presets that you can use to customize their sound profile, unlike the TOZO. On the other hand, the TOZO have a significantly better noise isolation performance.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless are better for most purposes than the Skullcandy Dime True Wireless. The JLab have a much more comfortable fit, a better overall mic performance, and a significantly better battery performance. They also have a somewhat better noise isolation performance and have sound customization features, unlike the Skullcandy. On the other hand, the Skullcandy have a more neutral sound profile that some may prefer.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless are better for most purposes than the Skullcandy Jib True Wireless. The JLab have a more neutral sound profile, which some may prefer, a better microphone performance, and a longer continuous battery life. They also have a much more stable fit and a few built-in EQ presets. On the other hand, the Skullcandy have a significantly better passive noise isolation performance.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless and JLab Audio JBuds Air ANC Truly Wireless are quite similar, but the JBuds are a bit better. The JBuds have much lower Βluetooth latency and a mic with a much better noise handling performance. They have an ANC feature, although it only offers a slight improvement over the GO's passive isolation capabilities. Also, they're rated IP55 for dust and water resistance, while the GO are only rated IPX4 for water resistance. Ηowever, the GO have a somewhat longer continuous battery life and a better mic recording quality.
The Jabra Elite 3 True Wireless are better for most purposes than the JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless. The Jabra have a much more comfortable fit, significantly better controls, and a more neutral default sound profile that some may prefer. They have a better noise isolation performance and lower latency with iOS and Android devices. On the other hand, the JLab have longer continuous battery life and a better overall microphone performance.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless are better than the JBL Tune 125TWS Truly Wireless for most purposes. The JLab are better-built, rated IPX4 for water resistance, and a much more stable fit. They come with a few EQ presets to customize their sound profile and have significantly better battery performance. Ηowever, while the JΒL don't come with any sound customization options, you may prefer their more neutral default sound profile.
The JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless are better for most purposes than the Skullcandy Sesh Truly Wireless. The JLab have a much longer continuous battery life, a better overall mic performance, and come with basic sound customization features. Ηowever, some listeners may prefer the Skullcandy's more bass-heavy sound profile, which brings a lot of extra punch and boom to your audio. They're also rated IP55 for dust and water resistance, while the JLab are rated IPX4 for water resistance only.
The Anker SoundCore Liberty Air 2 Pro Truly Wireless and the JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless are similar earbuds, but the Anker are better for most purposes. The Anker have ANC, isolate you from more ambient sound, and have a companion app with sound customization features. They also have a higher IPX5 rating for water resistance and much lower latency with iOS and Android devices. On the other hand, the JLab have a much better battery performance, and their integrated mic has a better recording quality.