Jaybird Run

The Good Wireless, sweatproof earphones that fit comfortably, securely and offer good sound quality. Battery life is adequate at 4 hours and you get two extra charges from the included charging case (a 5-minute charge gives you an hour of battery life). A companion app lets you adjust sound settings.

The Bad Some occasional interference issue cause sound glitches. Your ears can get a little itchy during extended periods of use.

The Bottom Line If you can overlook the small interference issues, Jaybird's totally wireless Run earphones offer a great fit and strong sound.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Sound 8.0
  • Value 7.0
7.2 Overall

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Review

Jaybird's AirPods competitor is almost great

Jaybird Run is a set of totally wireless earphones that are Jaybird's sports-oriented answer to Apple's AirPods ($159.00 at Amazon.com). They retail for $180 (£170, AU$249) -- or $20 more than the AirPods -- and come in white and black.

They're noise-isolating earphones, which means they're designed to fit snugly in your ears and seal out sound. To that end, Jaybird provides a few different sized sports fins and eartips, including two larger-sized tips with an oval shape.

I was able to get a secure, comfortable fit with the largest tips, and the earphones were relatively easy to pair with both an iPhone 6S ($585.00 at Amazon.com) and a Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. Jaybird has done a nice job ensuring that most people will not only be able to get a good seal but have these buds will stay in their ears during rigorous exercise.  

Each sweatproof bud has a single button that's used to pause, play and skip tracks, answer and end calls and access Siri or Google's Voice assistant. There's also an app you can use to customize those button settings, as well the sound of the headphones (you can adjust bass, treble and midrange settings to your liking or go with the balanced default setting).

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