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Great Bluetooth Headphones - Jabra REVO Wireless

July 18, 2014

Recently, I bought a pair of the Jabra REVO Wireless headphones. I think they're great.

I hate bad sound quality. What I hate even more, is wires.

I'm not really an audiophile, at least not by today's standards. So, if you're looking for the perfect, audiophile-grade bluetooth headphones, I can't guarantee these are them. Honestly, I'm not sure such a thing exists — transmitting audio over bluetooth inherently has compromises.

But if you're looking for a good, wireless set of headphones, I recommend the Jabra REVO Wireless.

I had a Jabra Jawbone for a while and it really sucked. The audio quality was bad, the mic was terrible, and it kept falling out of my ear. So, I was a little skeptical buying the REVO. Luckily, I'd never suspect that they were even made by the same company.

Here's what I like about them:

  • The audio quality is the best bluetooth quality I've heard
  • They are super comfortable
  • The battery life is fantastic
  • They fold up nicely

There are several little details about them that I appreciate too. For example, I think it's neat that on the inside of each ear piece is written the word "left" or "right".

The sound is a little bassy, but I've just come to accept that. So many sound systems these days — headphones or otherwise — are a bit heavy on the bass.

The one complaint I have is that they are ever so slightly too big for my head. Which is odd because I've always had a pretty big head. I tend to wear baseball hats on a pretty loose setting, for example. It makes me think that they are designed primarily to be worn over a hat or something. So, if you have a particularly small head, these may not be the headphones for you.

Here's a Wirecutter Review for a more in-depth look at the specifics of these headphones. I give them 8 thumbs-up out of 5 possible stars.

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