JBL headphones are known for their sound quality and since Under Armour is a pretty famous sports brand, there is a lot to expect from this collaboration.
The JBL Under Armour Headphones are specifically designed for sports activities and if you are thinking about investing into these headphones then make sure to read this entire review where we would discuss every feature of these headphones in detail.
Design and Build Quality
The design of the headphones is subtle and there is nothing fancy going on, the wire that connects the two earpieces is very delicate and it sometimes feels like too much stress can easily break it apart.
However, the earbuds are light and can a slightly bigger than the earbuds that are usually found on sports Bluetooth headphones.
These headphones come with a twist lock technology where you insert the earbuds and then twist them in your ear so that they get locked in place without moving even if you jump or go for a run.
The best part is when we did jumping jacks with them, these headphones did not move even once and always stayed in place. The design is definitely simple an yet it works out really well when it comes to using it for sports activities.
The sound quality on these headphones is pretty good. It may not be as good as the premium Bose Soundsport headphones but I must add that they are almost there.
The sound quality is average and with the inline remote that is present on the headphones, you can change the soundtrack and volume as you like during your workouts.
Now, coming to the connectivity on these headphones, the headphones have some pretty good connectivity in its Bluetooth range which is around 30 feet.
If you have your phone near you while working out, it may not be a problem as the connection is pretty clear and you would not have any sound breaks whatsoever.
The headphones have a slightly larger earbud and for my tiny ears, they were large. In comparison to the Bose Soundsport, I should say that Bose earbuds are larger but the earbuds of JBL headphones are almost there.
Once you twist and lock the earbuds in your ears, they are going to stay in place and not move at all. You can do any kind of High-intensity workout or even wear them while going for a run.
These headphones are going to stay in place no matter what happens. They are light and easy to carry around so you do not feel some weight on your ears.
Once you choose the perfect ear tips for yourself, you can wear these headphones like a charm. So choose the perfect ear tips according to your comfort and you are good to go.
The headphones are water resistant with an IPX5 rating and hence they can handle sweat and some water. However, you cannot go swimming with these headphones in water, that might not be ideal.
But they would definitely last longer as they can handle almost anything. We have not used them for a year so we might not be able to give a first-hand experience but most of the users who have used them found their durability to be poor.
Many complained of facing issues after using it for 6 months or so. I highly doubt if it is durable provided any of that was true. However, it is worth mentioning this information so that you can take a well-informed decision if you want to invest in these headphones or not.
The battery life of these headphones is pretty good as they say it is 8 hours. Depending on how much and how you use these headphones, your battery life is going to vary.
The battery life is good enough to last all day and you barely need to charge it. Honestly, charging it once can last you for your entire workout session, you can use it for more than a day.
I typically use headphones while traveling and working out, so on a daily basis I use it for around 4.5 hours and I charge it once in every two days which is not bad for a sports Bluetooth headphone in this range.
Overall, I kind of like the JBL Under Armour, the only thing that confuses me is the durability so that might be a drawback but otherwise, the experience with these sports Bluetooth headphones is actually amazing.
However, when you look at the price point, you might think that we have way too many sports Bluetooth headphones in the same price range with better features like sound quality and durability.
The only reason you might want to go for the JBL Under Armour could be the possibility of using the Heart Rate Monitor that comes along with one of its models, but honestly, you can get amazing headphones from Jaybird in the same price range.
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