While Bluetooth technology has been around for a while now, it is just starting to take off in the workout headphones world. Jaybird does a great job of combining workout headphone qualities with Bluetooth connectivity with their Jaybird Freedom (JF3) Bluetooth Earbuds.
Sweat Proof for Life. Jaybird supplies a lifetime warranty against sweat, which is pretty awesome considering this is a main concern of many people who workout and listen to music.
Sound Quality. Jaybird spent a lot of time getting the sound quality just right. They fully understand the basic premise of equalizing lo, mid, and high sounds. Pretty amazing.
Earpiece cord/strap. While the Jaybird JF3 are wireless they still have a small cable that connects each earpiece and lays on the back of the the neck. There have been some complaints of the strap “sticking” if your neck gets sweaty.
According to Jaybird the JF3s were inspired by the “fog light grill of a sports car.” They matched the sweet looking grill type design with a soft silicone and ear fin technology to really create a great pair of Bluetooth sports headphones. While the secure fit ear fins aren’t a new technology, they are definitely becoming popular and are one of the reasons Jaybird can easily declare these headphones “shake proof.”
In addition to the great fit and comfort they’ve gone to efforts to reduce the decibel level of the mids, which can be the main cause of headaches while listening to music over extended periods of time.
The Jaybird JF3 are very similar to the Bose IE2 and Sennheiser CX 680 in terms of looks, feel, and fit. Each of these headphone use a very similar ear fin type cushion to hold the earbuds in place while working out, which works surprisingly well.
- Bluetooth connectivity with built in microphone
- Shake proof
- Lifetime warranty against sweat
- Music play time: 6 hours
- Talk time: 6 hours
- Weight: 0.56 ounces
- Music controls: play/pause/next/back
- Call controls: answer/end/reject call
- General controls: volume/pair/power
- Warranty: 1 year limited
What’s in the Box?
- Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Earbuds
- 3 sizes of Secure Fit sports ear cushions
- 3 sizes of ear tips
- Hard shell magnet sealed carrying case
- USB charging cable
Where to Buy?
We always find the best prices at Amazon, who are almost always cheaper than the retail price of $99.