Listening to music, podcasts, and audio books while I’m running, jogging or walking seems to make the time pass faster. This doesn’t apply when walking with friends.
Last week I decided to invest in a nice set of wireless headphones. I read rave reviews about them and I made the jump.
I purchased the JayBird Freedom Bluetooth Wireless headphones. I love mostly everything about them.
- I can customize the sound profile and it carries accross any device
- How light they are
- The design
- How comfortable they are
- It can pair it to two devices at the same time and it works!
Things I don’t love
- Range – The connection occasionally cuts in and out intermittently. This happens when I have the phone on my left hand or left pocket. It works well when I have my phone on my right hand or right pocket. According to the manufacturer there are two reasons for this behavior 1) the headset antenna is located in the right-side earpiece and 2) the optimal range for the device is 2 feet from your music device. It seems this is an industry standard with any wireless headsets. I’ll have to test this claim for myself using other wireless headsets.
- Battery – The battery life is about 4 hours without the charging clip. The charging clip adds another 4 hours to the headset, it also adds a little weight.
Overall I’m happy with my purchase and plan to keep it.
Do you have any experience with wireless headsets? I’m skeptical about the range claim.