I’ve never tried bluetooth headphones before so was intrigued to see what these jam transit in-ear headphones would have to offer. Overall i have to say i’m pretty impressed. The bluetooth feature works well and i’ve not had any issues with connectivity or songs dropping out or anything of that kindaesthetically they’re not quite as pleasing as i had hoped from ‘cordless’ headphones. They are easily visible from any angle and certainly a ‘hidden’ effect is not what has been prioritised here. In my view, therefore, comfort is a key feature in the absence of an aesthetically pleasing design. Comfort here is good, but not great. For extended periods, they started to feel slightly uncomfortable, although on the flip side they were lodged firmly in place for jogging etc. Included within the headphone is a safety feature which allows you to have sound in just one ear if you wish to hear what’s going on around you. For me, i do not find mono sound appealing in the slightest and this is not something i would choose to use. However, i appreciate that this may be something that others would find useful and i think it’s inclusion is an interesting design feature which may appeal to some.
It is useful to have bluetooth headphones when you are on the move, not only when jogging but when walking and travelling. It means that you don’t have to worry too much about the cables getting caught and it also allows you to listen to music on a tablet without having to carry the tablet in your hand. Pairing up to a bluetooth device is simply a matter of turning the bluetooth function on the device on then pressing a button on the headphone cable. This worked perfectly on the ipod touch and hudl2 tablet that i tried it on. Sound quality is pretty good, although i have heard better for a lower price. The cable that runs between the two earpieces is adjustable and winds onto a plastic widget to keep it tidy. The cable is sturdy and quite thick (though flat) which means it is less likely to break. There is a good choice of bud sizes included so that all ears should be catered for. I did find that the suggested method of wearing it with the cable behind the head made it awkward to reach the control buttons on the cable but you can just as easily wear it with the cable in front. This may make it look a bit strange though.
The phones are packaged in a chunky plastic water bottle with colour-matched trim. They are mounted in plastic scaffolding that has to be snapped apart scarily close to the earpieces. The water bottle is fine (i use it at lunch), but i would’ve preferred some kind of carrying pouch – i’m not going to leave the phones dangling over my neck all day. There’s a bewildering collection of attachments: two entire sets of small, medium and large earbuds (one set ribbed, in separate l and r bags), small, medium and large rubber ‘fins’, and a pair of plastic over-the-ear loops. So, lots of options, but this can mean it takes ages to determine the best combination. Several weeks later, i’m still experimenting. I found it hard to work out how to fit and use the fins – there are no instructions. Once they’re at their best fit, the sound quality is pretty good: solid deep bass, but still plenty of treble and detail. (i’m using poweramp on an alcatel idol 3. ) the problem is that the fit has to be pretty good.
Don’t normally take the time out to post reviews but these are amazing. Easy to set up and work, fit comfortably, didn’t fall out on my 9 mile run or feel loose at all. Sound was clear and not once did it lose connection or sound muffled. They also come with spare/new parts and a matching pink water bottle – perfect.
Fantastic- fit well, great design and super sound. Using for running and very impressed so far.
This arrived the day after i ordered it. It looks very smart in the water bottle which is also good quality. After playing around with the ear buds to find the ones that gave the perfect fit and adding on the ear clips, these are a comfortable-snug fit and will be ideal for my long runs. It was relatively easy to pair with my phone. The only down-side was it says it comes with a micro-usb charger but my pack didn’t have one in – fortunately my phone uses one so i have quite a few of those cables. Overall, really pleased with the product.
I had been waiting for earphones like these ages. I have always hated having long wires dangling from my headphones. These bluetooth earphones are brilliant to use indoors and outdoors. The reflective cord between earphones is a neat additional feature when out and about when dark. It may help other people realise that you have earphones on. There is nothing worse than having cycle louts at the park, (wherever) getting irate sounding their bell or shouting at you to move out of their way and you don’t respond because you cannot hear them so they gesticulate wildly as they pass, so in my view the reflective cord is definitely a good feature. I also love the functional freedom to switch off sound from the left earbud and still hear music on mono mode, some people may not like listening to music through headphones if it’s not in stereo but it doesn’t seem to bother me. This is very helpful not just to hear around you but it saves you having to remove the earphones altogether if you need to speak to someone. When phone calls come in it pauses the music in order to break in and when the conversation is over the music resumes seamlessly. When text messages arrive it’s similar but they can be processed through verbal commands, which is pretty neat.
This is the first time i have tried bluetooth ear-phones, so i cannot compare them to similar products from other manufacturers, but i was satisified by the sound quality of these. I managed to get them to work despite the cartoon-strip instructions, which are pretty awful. The ear-buds are charged with a micro usb cable (included) through a tiny port in the right bud. A red light comes on in the collar below below the right bud to indicate that charging is taking place. I found it very easy to pair the ear-buds with my phone, even though i had never done this before – it was just a case of selecting the bluetooth option from my phone settings. When i tried listening to music, i noticed that sound was only coming out of the right bud. Luckily one of the cartoon-strip pictures showed that you need to press the side of the right bud to get stereo sound (it’s not entirely clear to me why anyone would want mono sound). I found the sound was especially good from audiobooks and podcasts – music is ok, but lacking in bass. The ear-buds come with a number of packets containing in-ear tips of different sizes, a pair of plastic over-ear hooks, and a selection of rubberised fins (i am not sure how these work, and the instructions do not describe any of these accessories, but the manufacturer is clearly trying to provide a solution for all ear types and sizes). The buds are switched off by placing the two units back-to-back – a little red light comes on in the right collar to confirm deactivation.
Fantastic quality, much better than i expected. Come with loads of extra ear buds and attachments to get a secure and comfy fit. Price even better as i got my pair from amazon for a little over £26 inc delivery. Bargainhighly recomended with some really nice features tooplus a 2 year guarantee. Well worth it even at full price.
I have been using the jam bluetooth earbuds around 10 months now, with absoultely no problems, apart from the dirt picked up at work. I am a painter & decorator and decided i needed a non fuss, wire free, headset to listen to music or audio books while waiting for paint to dry (so to speak). I chose these after a little research and found that they are the same buds that argos sell, and i know argos attempts to not sell faulty or cheap products. Worth the money, definately, i could only imagine that buying a cheaper pair would result in having to replace those sooner. The battery life is good on the jam buds, they also fit really well, and the sound is good. If you wishing for bluetooth headphones that work, function, do their job and are quality then i would recommend purchase. If mine broke tomorrow i would buy another pair.