A 12 months in the past, you could not get a lot of a Bluetooth sports activities headphone for $50. Positive, there have been the same old generic manufacturers on Amazon, however something from a reputation model tended to price a minimal of $80 — or extra.
However issues have modified, and JBL is serving up its new Endurance Dash for 50 bucks (£45 within the UK, not but obtainable in Australia, however that is round AU$65 transformed). They’ve contact controls, match comfortably and sound excellent as long as you will get a good seal. They’re additionally totally waterproof with IPX7 certification, which suggests they are often submerged in three ft (1 meter) of water for as much as 30 minutes.
These wi-fi earphones have a distinct design than a number of the in-ear Bluetooth sports activities headphones. These function wings or stabilizers that hook into the internal a part of your ear to lock the buds in place. JBL’s are a modified model of Beats’ widespread Powerbeats three, which have a hook that wraps excessive of your ear. The Powerbeats three price greater than 3 times as a lot as these guys.
What you get within the field.
The earphones include three totally different measurement eartips and a set of notched silicone “enhancers” that cowl the bottom earbud. You are alleged to insert the buds downward at an angle into your ears then twist the enhancer up so the the buds lock in place and the hooks go over your ears.
JBL calls it “Twistlock” expertise and it really works fairly effectively. The corporate says the earphones won’t ever “fall out,” which is true however that does not imply you will all the time be capable of preserve a good seal, which is essential to maximizing sound high quality with these headphones.
It is value mentioning that the hooks are magnetized and cling to a slot close to the bud, making a loop. This nifty design contact lets you clip the buds to your clothes or a strap on a backpack.