The Good The Jabra Revo headphone has an excellent fit and finish, sounds quite good, is comfortable to wear, and folds up into a more compact form factor for storage. It also features an inline remote with a microphone for cell phone calls and an extra jack for "sharing" your music with another user.
The Bad The protective carrying case should be more luxurious at this price point.
The Bottom Line One of the better on-ear headphones, the Jabra Revo combines strong sound quality with superior comfort and design.
Superior design meets strong sound
Jabra is best known for its wired and wireless headsets, but it's now ventured into the premium headphone market with two on-ear models, the Revo ($200 list) and
Both the Revo and Revo Wireless have very similar designs and they're among the more comfortable and well-designed on-ear headphones I've tested, with a sturdy fit and finish and a folding design. I liked both models a lot, but the "wired" Revo reviewed here offers better sound quality and is arguably the better overall value, with a "street" price of around $150.
Design and features
Like the Revo Wireless, the Revo is well designed and has a sleek look (the headphones come in dark gray and white). When it comes to on-ear headphones, I'm usually very picky -- I prefer over-the-ear or in-ear models -- but I had no problem with these. They have memory foam in their earpads, and they conform to your ears nicely and seal out a good amount of ambient sound. It's also worth noting that they don't fit so tight as to pinch down on your ears, so they offer a secure fit -- but not too secure.