Note: As a BibRave Pro, I received a free pair of the Jabra Sport headphones to test out. While I got them for free, I was not compensated in any other way to review this product. All opinions are my own.
The Jabra Sport+ headphones are wireless headphones that connect to your phone through Bluetooth. When they’re set up, you can listen to the radio, a playlist, stream audio, and even talk on the phone! I’m not really “in the know” when it comes to headphones, but my friend was really excited that I got to test these out. He said Jabra is one of the top electronics brands. So, how did they rank?
-The wireless feature is outstanding. I’m used to dealing with wires when I run with music, and it was really awesome to not have to untangle my headphones after every mile or so.
-I like being able to switch from my iPhone to the radio with one button
-Despite having a heck of a time getting them in my ears (see Cons below...), they stayed put. I was pleasantly surprised, because when I first got them in my ears I thought they were going to fall out after a few steps. The longest I went with them was 4 miles, but they didn’t even come loose, so I would assume they’d last for longer runs.
-Even though I don’t use it, the ability to talk to someone on the phone during your run is a big plus. If you’re someone always on the go, this could be a valuable feature. For me, I never answer my phone anywayJ
-Once I figured out how to set them up (see Cons...), getting them ready for a run is literally as easy as hitting a button on the headphones and a button on your phone.
-Your purchase of these headphones comes with a free 3 month membership to Endomondo, which lets you track workouts and connect to other runners/bikers/whatever. After reading the little booklet, I thought you had to sign up for this service, which I really didn’t want to do. It’s not mandatory, but the option is there for you, which is really generous of Jabra. I’ve never logged into Endomondo, so I can’t rate it.
-The price tag is a big one. I’ve always used/worn a pair of $14 headphones from Target, and they last me forever. Spending $50+ on headphones is a little too much of a splurge for me, even though they did have some great features.
-Setting them up can be tricky if you’re tech-dumb like I am. Since I’ve never used a Bluetooth with my iPhone, I had no idea where to go to connect them. Jabra has a helpful little guide on their site, and after a few tries, I finally got it.
-Though the headphones come with quite a few options for earpieces, not one of them fit me correctly. I never wear ear buds for exactly this reason. The best fitting covers still didn’t fit in my ear very well, so the audio quality of my music was a bit off. This may have been a good thing, since the music wasn’t blasting into my eardrum.
So, are they worth it? Probably. My biggest issue is that unlike 99% of the population, ear buds do not fit into my ears. I tried every single cover, and none of them were as comfortable as I’d like. If you can fit buds into your ear, then I definitely recommend these headphones. The wireless feature alone is a huge perk for any athlete, whether you run or bike! Just make sure to keep your volume low and pay attention to your surroundings :)
I'm Jenn! I'm a baker, blogger, sorta-runner, and writer living in Jacksonville, Florida!