The Jabra HALO 2 Bluetooth Stereo Headset has become so popular lately it’s hard to find them in stock. In fact, sports headphones in the form of headbands or sportsbands (as Jaybird calls them) are setting new trends in the sports market. More and more runners, especially those that want a Bluetooth headset for more than just running, and preferring these over the traditional sports earbuds.
Connect to 2 Devices Simultaneously. This is one feature we’re seeing more and more of because users want the ability to walk in the door from the gym and still use their headphones with another device, like their computer, without having to pair up to it all over again.
Easy to Carry. This is the first headset we’ve seen that has a collapsible headband. Definitely a pretty cool feature if you’re looking to toss these in your gym bag or even take them on the plane.
Not Noise Isolating or Noise Cancelling. We actually thing this is a major plus. All too often we find runners using noise cancelling headphones, which is a major safety concern. While noise isolating headphones can be a bit of an improvement, using on-ear headphones is actually your safest bet.
Durability. We haven’t actually experienced any problems with the durability or talked to anyone that has, but typically anything with “moving parts” has an increased risk to get damaged. So, while we love the collapsible option, the hinge is definitely a weak point in the design. As long as you’re not rough on your headphones then it’s unlikely you’ll ever see a problem.
The Jabra HALO 2 Bluetooth Headset is the newest in the increasing line of sports headsets we’ve seen over the last couple years. One of the major reasons people love the headband style as opposed to the new in-ear or in-ear canal headphones is that they are light on their ears. The Jabra HALO 2 is exceptionally light, as they include a velvet like covering on the ear phone that is extremely comfortable.
Unfortunately, as with any headband, they are limiting. They won’t be ideal for the gym if you’re doing a lot of situps or using a lot of benches, as the headphones could slip a little bit or even fall off. In addition, cyclists aren’t likely to use these unless they want to without a helmet. The Jabra HALO 2 is more for the casual exerciser or runner who wants to use these as both workout headphones and for other things, like listening to movies on their laptop.
The end result is they sound great, the Bluetooth connectivity is good, and they’re extremely comfortable. You really can’t go wrong with these, just make sure you define what you want to use them for before buying. Check out this quick video by Jabra for some more information.
- Talk Time: up to 8 hours
- Music Time: up to 8 hours
- Standby Time: up to 13 days
What’s in the Box
- Jabra HALO 2 Bluetooth Stereo Headset
- 3.5mm connector plug (for use with non Bluetooth devices)
- AC adapter
- USB cable
- Micro USB cable
Where to Buy
We’ve put in a good deal of time finding the lowest price and always find the best prices at Amazon. However, this particular sports headset has been sold out lately. So, if you happen to find it in stock make sure you grab it quick!