Thursday, May 5, 2016

JBL UA Headphones Wireless

JBL partnered with Under Armour for their UA Headphones Wireless. If you have an active lifestyle, these could be for you. Whether it is just running, or playing basketball, they are designed to stay in your ears. They are wireless IEM with built-in controls, so you can also use them with your smart phone, and link to it with Bluetooth.
Features and specs:
With a proven ergonomic ear tip designed specifically for athletes, twist and lock them into place – they’re guaranteed never to hurt or fall out.
Internal and external strain reliefs along with IPX5 sweat proof construction provide the ultimate durability.
Premium 5.8mm dynamic drivers deliver big sound in a compact size. JBL’s legendary Pure Bass Performance will keep you driven to finish strong.
Bluetooth connectivity to iOS and Android devices allows for a wire free, distraction free workout
Control tracks, volume and calls easily with a inline 3-button mic.
Get a week’s worth of workouts with 8 hours of battery life per charge.
With a membership to to MapMyFitness Premium you can precisely monitor your health and track progress.
Frequency Response


Premium 5.8mm Dynamic Driver

Micro USB cable for charging

The JBL UA Headphones Wireless came in a nice red box, and were well protected being held in foam molding. Construction was mostly plastic and soft plastic rubber. And I can see by their design how they would give a solid fit and not fall out. Quality of materials used was good, as was the fit and finish. Also included was the owners' manual, additional set of ear tips, charging cable and soft carry case.

The manual was easy to follow, with how to charge them and get them to pair with my HTC One M9 smartphone.  Charging them was very easy. Getting them paired with my smartphone was very simple as well.  And their Bluetooth performance was good.  I was able to have good quality crystal clear sound up to 40 feet away from my phone, and with a wall between me and the phone.  The design of the IEM's definitely made for a secure fit.  I tried shaking my head and they held a firm fit.  They were not going to fall out!  I was able to get a great fit with one of the tips as well.  SO while they were not going to fall out, I also had a good seal for the tunes as well.  Now it was time to test their sound performance.

David Bowie: Let's Dance, bass from kick drum had good depth with authority. The wood knockers revealed a fairly wide soundstage. Percussion had good dynamics, vocals were natural sounding.  Journey: Don't Stop Believing, piano sounded very natural. Vocals were very natural with good resolution. Kick drum had nice impact and depth. Imaging was good for their price point.  Also Sprach Zarathustra, low end rumble had good depth and played with authority. Trumpets were smooth and not too brassy. Tympani had nice dynamics and impact.  Junior Wells: Why Are People Like That, vocals were very natural with really good resolution. Bass had nice low end extension and output. Piano sounded very natural. Harmonica had nice harmonics with very good dynamics.  Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, clarinet sounded very natural and clean with some woodiness. Horns were really smooth. Piano sounded more natural than expected. Bassoon had good depth and texture.  

If you like to be outdoors and have an active lifestyle, these JBL UA Headphones Wireless could be for you.  Whether it is be jogging, basketball, or raquetball, you won't need to worry about them falling out.  And you can get your game on with some great sound!  Based on their design, features, quality, and performance, the JBL UA Headphones Wireless has earned our Recommended Award.  For more info and complete specs, check out their website at