Jaybird Freedom Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds Review
The Jaybird Bluetooth earbuds come in their retail packaging, in black, and promise to deliver quality sound without all the wires to get tangled and knotted. Coming in with an MSRP around $74.99 they aren’t the cheapest of earbuds; they fall solidly in the lower to middle price range. The question is, are they worth it? With a total price tag of about $80 with shipping, they could either be a bargain, or make you wish you had spent a little more. Here is what we found when we took a closer look.
The Jaybird Freedom Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds with Secure Fit-Bluetooth Headset are listed as having a secure fit design and come with a lifetime sweat-proof warranty. The design of the earbuds is light, with a connecting wire between them that runs behind your head and acts to hold them more securely in place. They will work with any Bluetooth device. That alone can make them worth the price.
They also come with built in controls for music and answering the phone. The controls will allow you to skip a track, go back, pause, play, stop and go forward. The call answering automatically pauses the music, but gives you the option to answer or skip the call.
There are several things to love about the Jaybird Freedom Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds with Secure Fit-Bluetooth Headset. The first is the lifetime warranty against sweat. Anyone who has lost a pair of earbuds to sweat damage knows that a replacement warranty is the only proof against damage.
The other thing you will love is that they come with three sets of replacement ear caps. The trick will be trying to keep track of the ear caps until you need them. They feature a warmer bass soundscape that you will find with many of the earbuds in this price-range and the on-ear controls are easy to get used to.
There are two things that may give you problems with the Jaybird Freedom Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds with Secure Fit-Bluetooth Headset, but not guaranteed problems. One is that the same controls are used to control the music as are used to answer calls. There is also no option (beyond a patch app) for blocking calls while listening. The second is that the soundscape is definitely a mid range. It is going to work for basic pop, rock and rap – but the quality of the phone calls is a little bubbly and if you prefer any recordings with a more acoustical tone you will miss out on a lot of detail.
The Final Verdict
The Jaybird Freedom Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds with Secure Fit-Bluetooth Headset rate very highly for performance as wireless headphones for mobile devices. The price is OK, but they are a high quality; the lifetime replacement warranty for sweat damage moves them to the top of the list for a daily Bluetooth earbud set.