Under Armour JBL Wireless Headphones Review
The Under Armour JBL Wireless Headphones are designed for the athlete on the go. They provide a wrap around the neck fit that keeps your run or workout hassle free, allowing you to jam out without worry about wires getting in your way. As we all know, Under Armour and JBL are two of major players in their respective industries, athletics and music/sound. This said, when the headphones showed up at my door, my expectations were high.
Earbud Sound Quality
The sound quality of the Under Armour JBL Wireless Headphones is great as long as the fit of the headphones remains snug in your ears. The base of the headphones is superb for an earbud which will keep you in tune with your workout the entire way. Like most headphones whether they are earbuds or big and bulky, the better the fit, the better the sound quality.
The Under Armour JBL Wireless headphones fit is dependent on the shape of your ear. The Headphones come with two different rubber ear fitting sizes that fit most ears, but if the earbuds don’t fit well, you can call UA customer service and they will ship you out a different size. To get a snug fit, all you need to do is place the buds in your ear and twist. This locks them into place in your ear keeping them from wiggling out and reducing sound quality.
Connecting with Bluetooth
I’ve found the bluetooth connection to be good with the Under Armour JBL Wireless Headphones. I’ve used the headphones around the gym, running and around my workspace up to this point. I usually have my phone close to me, so I rarely test the signal distance which is just under 50ft. For me, 50ft is plenty of room between me and my phone while listening to music or a podcast. For reference, I’ve been using an iPhone 5 to connect to the UA Wireless Headphones.
The UA website claims 8 hours of battery life and after 2 months of testing, I find this to be pretty accurate. For me, this is usually a week’s worth of use. When the battery starts to get low, there is an audio warning telling you that the battery is low. You get about 20 minutes from the first warning.
To recharge the headphones, there is a micro USB port in the headphones that you use for charging. It takes 1-2 hours to charge, which is pretty good in my book.
Included with the Under Armour Wireless Headphones is a 1 year membership of MapMyFitness Premium. This is a $30 value and includes a whole host of features such as free training plans and being able to print your maps. Head on over to http://mvp.mapmyfitness.com/ for all the details.
Final Thoughts on Under Armour JBL Wireless Headphones
There are a number of options when it comes to sport headphones these days with prices ranging from $5-$300. At a price point of $180 for these wireless earbuds, they aren’t the cheapest of the options. As we all know, you often get what you pay for and if music is your thing, the UA JBL wireless headphones are worth the pricetag. For more information, head on over to http://www.jbl.com/bluetooth-headphones/