JLab Audio Epic Air Wireless hands-on: True wireless for only $150


Wireless headphones, they're all the rage nowadays. Everyone is making the leap and transitioning from the usual Bluetooth wireless headphones that are typically tethered together with a cable, to these discrete looking, independent wireless earbuds – think popular ones like the Apple Airpods, Samsung Gear IconX, and Jaybird Run to name a few. You might not have heard of the company JLab, but they have a pretty convincing offering that's priced to sell!

The JLab Audio Epic Air Wireless follows the trend we've been seeing, a pair of Bluetooth earbuds that are independent from one another – so there's no cable of any sort tethering them. With its rubbery textured ear hook design, it's intended for fitness buffs who require something a bit more substantial to get them through their workouts. And rightfully so, it does because it's been engineered with an IP55 construction to make them sweatproof. Due to those distinctive ear hooks, it's not as discrete looking as some of its contemporaries, but at least you know it'll stay fastened to your ear.

You'll want to make sure that the earbuds are push snuggly all the way into your ear, because any gap can cause the audio quality to sound thin. The outer siding of each earbud is touch sensitive, allowing users to quickly short and long tap each one for a variety of functions – like pause/play, forward/reverse, and volume adjustment. Now, what's really impressive is the included battery charging case that comes with the JLab Audio Epic Air Wireless. Not only will is it a protective case and battery charger for the earbuds, but it also acts as a battery bank to charge your other devices. And yes, there's a handy microUSB cable that snakes around the case for easy storage!

JLab's is really touting its battery life as well, which is rated for 6 hours of juice with a single charge – while the charging case adds another 30 hours to that tally. And what's the crazy part? It's priced lower than the three wireless headphones we mentioned earlier! At $149.99, the JLab Audio Epic Wireless has a lot going for it. It's a true wireless system, sweatproof, and it comes with a handy battery bank/charging case! Currently, it's exclusive to Best Buy, so if you're interested in them, you might want to swing by there to pick them up.

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