There are many headphone brands in market and you will see new once pooping up each day, some of them gets vanished over time period and some survive and grow. One such company which I am going to discuss here is JLab audio
JLab earbuds are one of the high selling item on Amazon USA, JLab has series of headphones under $50 mark which are having different driver sizes suitable for different ear sizes.
JLab earbuds are the result of years of engineering research and design.
JLab wireless headphones are created and modified as per the customer feedback’s, customer review study and best practices in industry.
Although this company is not knows as a premium headphone company, the sell and review on Amazon indicates that it is liked by many for the Budget under $50 mark as well as the looks and options available.
In this post I shall compare the only one Wireless option available from JLab with other wired options, differences are compared and highlighted in Green / Orange color for easy identification of strengths and weakness against each other.
Best headphones under $50 from JLab Audio review and comparison
|JLab Audio Earbuds||Epic2|
jlab bluetooth headphones
|JBuds PRO||JLab Core||JLab Fit2 Sport Earbuds||JLab Epic Earbuds|
|Deals / Discount / Offers||Best Buy||Best Buy||Best Buy||Best Buy||Best Buy|
|Wireless / Wired||Bluetooth 4.0|
Complaints poor connectivity
|Wired Nickel-plated 3.5 mm audio jack||Wired, Memory Wire||Wired Nickel-plated 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Description||Signature earbuds||Signature earbuds with mic||Custom fit earbuds with mic||Fitness earbuds with mic||Custom fit earbuds with mic|
|Colors||Black, Blue / Gray, Teal||Five Colors||Black, Blue / Black, Green / Black, Pink / Black||Black, Blue / Black, Green / Black, Pink / Gray||Black, White / Gold, Black / Black, Black / Gray, Blue / Gray|
|Microphone||Without Mic||In-line Universal Mic with Track Control.|
|Driver size||8mm sound drivers||10mm||11mm||titanium micro-drivers 10mm||13mm|
Practically failed in rains
|No||No||Sweat + Splash Proof (washable)||No|
|Ear tips and Fins||8 sets of silicone gel tips: Single flange (XS, S, M, L), Double Flange (S, M), Triple Flange (M), Shallow (M)||3 Tips (small, medium and large), 2 Cush Fins||4 Gel Tip sizes|
2 Cush Fin sizes
|7 Tips, Memory Wire Earhook||4 Sizes Revolutionary Cush Fins and 6 Gel Tips.|
|Misc||ceramic Bluetooth antenna||Adjustable Tip Placement (ATP), Cush Fin Technology||reinforced cable with Kevlar|
|Music Playtime||12hr play time w/ microphone||Not Applicable since Wired|
|Cable clip||2 mini cable management clips||Cable clip|
|Sound Quality||C3 (Crystal Clear Clarity) technology|
|Fit and recommendation||Anyone||Small to mid sized ears||Running and working out||Fitness, Gym|
|Compatibility||Android and Apple|
|30 Day Guarantee||Yes|
|Warranty||Limited 1-Year Warranty|
JLab Epic 2 bluetooth earbuds review
Are JLab Bluetooth headphones are the best Bluetooth earbuds for running?
- No they are not the best, at price-point crossing $50 mark and with 33% of customer compliants (as seen on 8 March 2018) they are not the best Bluetooth earbuds for running.
- Frequent Customer complaints enlisted here
- IPX5 claim is not felt, earbuds died after use in rains
- Not good for phone calls, mic location may be an issue
- jlab bluetooth headphones have reception issues, signal breaks frequently / poor Bluetooth connectivity
- Although people has positively said that they are the best sounding headphones !
Final verdict : Not worth at price point of $99 (price as on 8 Feb 2018)
How about Wired versions of JLab headphones ?
- Also the wired versions are quite cheaper starting from $20 price range
- They are good as running earbuds or for gym workouts
- You can refer to the above comparison table to choose one of the best wired headphone for you.
Hope this helps.