JayBird JF3 Freedom Bluetooth Earphone Review
The JayBird JF3 is one of the most popular headphones for jogging and exercising. It has Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and AVRCP. Designed for listening to stereo music on the go, the JF3 has powerful drivers that reproduce realistic stereo sound with distinct left and right channel separation. Whether you are training for a sport or hiking up a hill, the JayBird JF3 delivers unparalleled audio, despite ambient noises in the environment. If you are someone who loves the outdoors and prefers carrying their music with them, you should definitely get this gadget.
Let us now take a closer look at the technology and audio profile of the JF3.
Technology And Design
The JayBird JF3 is an in-ear Bluetooth headphone for running. It has lifetime warranty against sweat. It is great for walking, jogging, long-distance running and exercising in the gym. The eartips come in different sizes and patterns. There are 3 pairs (small, medium, large) of regular tips and 3 pairs of Secure Fit Sports Ear Cushions. The regular eartips are for everyday wear. You can have them on while working, travelling and relaxing. The Secure Fit Sports Ear Cushions are specially designed for sports activities. They keep the tip lodged deep in the ear canal so it doesn’t slip out. Made from soft skin-friendly material, the cushions offer a snug fit to reduce stress on the ears. They also prevent water and sweat from entering the ear passage. For more secure fit, a pair of ear hooks are provided. They keep the tips in place so they don’t move while your body is in motion.
The JF3 is compatible with iOS and Android devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod, iPod nano with JayBird Bluetooth adapter, PC, Mac, Android phones, Windows devices, Blackberry phones and Moto Actv and gaming consoles. A built-in microphone lets you talk on the phone hands-free. If you get a call while you are working out, you can directly talk to the caller through the device’s mic. That way your phone stays safe and dry, and you avoid mishaps. Effective Bluetooth range is 10 meters or 30 feet.
The Jaybird JF3 has an integrated rechargeable 250mAh lithium polymer battery that charges via USB. It takes 2 hours to be 100% charged and provides a non-stop music play time (or talk time) of up to 6 hours. Maximum stand-by period is 250 hours. When the battery is low, the status indicator blinks red and an audible beep is sounded every 20 seconds. During the charging time, the status indicator stays red. Once charging is complete, the indicator turns off. Jaybird provides a USB power cable along with the headphones. It also sells an AC power adapter separately in case you need one to connect the USB cable.
The JF3 has a center button and two small side buttons for playing and pausing the music, adjusting the volume and moving to the next/previous song. The center button controls the microphone and Bluetooth pairings. At any given time, the earbuds might be connected to two sound sources. A blue periodic indicator light indicates the device is connected to the Bluetooth source.
Dimensions of the product is 18 x 40 x 7.5 mm. It weighs approximately 16 g. The manufacturer advises against exposing the headset to extreme hot and cold temperature. It must be stored in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
The earphones have a smart Midnight Black color with the JayBird logo on one earpiece. For better portability, a sturdy carry case with magnet closure is provided. It offers a safe place to store the gadget and prevents inadvertent damages during transportation.
The JayBird JF3 is a premium headphone for running with stunning sound quality. It delivers soaring highs, crisp midrange and rumbling bass. Vocals are clear and instruments distinct. The overall audio feels very warm and full with just the right amount of depth. And a big reason behind this is the Secure Fit Sports Ear Cushions. These acoustically enhanced tips block outside sounds and lock in the audio for a disturbance-free listening experience.
Please note, in open-air surroundings with no walls to bounce off the signals back to the headphone, your body might act as a barrier between the source gadget and the headphone. Therefore, try having the music source close to your upper right torso above the waist for uninterrupted reception.
- Sports stereo headphone for jogging and running.
- Lifetime warranty against sweat, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP & AVRCP.
- 3 pairs of regular eartips, 3 pairs of Secure Fit Sports Ear Cushions, 1 pair of ear hooks.
- Hands-free calls, USB powered, up to 6 hours run time, 2 hours charging time.
- 250 hours stand-by, carry case with magnet lock, works with iOS, Android, Windows gadgets.