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When training, I’ve always used the Apple headphones that come with iPhones, but they’re not the most ideal being wired headphones and they have a tendency to slip out of my ears whilst I’m running around.
With that in mind, I wanted to trial a pair of wireless headphones and began my research.
What makes a good set of headphones or earbuds?
If you’re tired of clunky headphones that fall off your head or earbuds that aren’t the right size and constantly slip out of your ears, you need to try the Jabra Elite Sport true wireless earbuds.
Jabra Elite Sport is reported to be in the top three selling true wireless products across Europe and North America and has, over the years, established itself as ‘the premium choice for runners and audiophiles’.
When I’m looking for a set of headphones or earbuds for training, I typically want a wireless set first and foremost. I can’t be dealing with long, dangling wires all over the place when I’m running or bouncing around doing a HIIT session. They get in the way and that’s not what you want at all.
Secondly, I look for a set of earbuds that either comes with a loop around the ear, for added stability, or a set that comes with a variety of earbud options. You want different sizes because we don’t all have the same sized ears. What might fit snuggly in your ears may be too big or too small for me. The Jabra Elite Sport comes with a total of nine pieces so you can adjust accordingly. Firstly, you get three EarWings (S, M, L) that secure the earbuds into your ear, as well as six different tips – three Silicon gels (S, M, L) and three Foam tips (S, M, L).
I also really want a set that holds its charge and isn’t going to die half way through a workout. With these headphones, Jabra have managed to achieve an additional 50% more battery life.
These earbuds ticked all the boxes. Not just for me, but for many other fitness fanatics that I’ve spoken to about headphones and earbuds since receiving them.
How do I use the Jabra Elite Sport earbuds?
To get up and running, you just need to link them to your smartphone using Bluetooth. Takes a matter of seconds; it’s so easy to do!
From here, pop them into your ears and hold down the bottom button on either earbud for three seconds to switch them on. From here, the left earbud is used to pause the music, change the volume and skip the song. The right earbud is used to link up to the app or to answer and hang up calls.
To pause the music to speak to someone on your travels, simply double tap the bottom button on either earbud to pause what’s playing.
What are the key features of the Jabra Elite Sport earbuds?
There are so many key features to the Jabra Elite Sport true wireless earbuds, I don’t quite know where to begin…
- Discreet wireless earbuds
- 4.5 hours battery life in the headphones
- On-the-go charging case for an additional 9 hours of battery life (giving you up to 13.5 hours of battery life)
- 3x sets of EarWings, 3x sets of EarGels and 3x sets of Foam tips
- Easy and quick to link up with your mobile phone
- Can be easily paused to interact with those around, instead of having to take them out
- A Jabra Sport Life app for integrated training management
- Four microphone technology for superior sounds (both calls and music)
- Advanced heart rate and monitor
- Option to personalise the sound with various equalizer profiles and settings
- 3-year warranty against sweat (every running fitness gadget needs this!!)
And, for those who like to zone out and shut off the world around them, these headphones get pretty loud.
Would you recommend the Jabra Elite Sport earbuds?
To anyone and everyone. They’re a little on the pricey side, but I like to think that price means quality and durability. I’m fully expecting these to last me, and they have a 3-year warranty as well which is handy!
They’re small and discreet, they’re not getting in my way when working out and they’re easy to use. The ability to pause music when I’m talking to someone, without having to take them out, is perfect too! Especially in a gym environment or if you’re one of those who is likely to bump into people on your runs.
Where can I buy Jabra Elite Sport?
Heads up… the only downside to these earbuds is the cost (they’re the most expensive pair we’ve reviewed so far). BUT if your budget can stretch for a really good set of earbuds, I’d recommend it.
The headphones are typically £199 if you purchase direct through Jabra, but Amazon currently have 17% off. To purchase a set of Jabra Elite Sport through Amazon, the earbuds will currently cost you just £165.97 (with free p&p).
If you’re looking for a set a little cheaper, you can also buy Jabra Elite Active 65t. These are £169.99 direct from Jabra and with Amazon. That being said, you can currently buy the Jabra Elite Sport at a slightly lower cost through Amazon right now – so why wouldn’t you?!
Are there any headphone alternatives?
I’d recommend these earbuds, having tried and tested them myself. But, we have reviewed a few other sets of headphones and given reviews on them too: