JLab Audio has 3 new true wireless earbuds all under $70 [hands-on]


JLab Audio is no stranger in the true wireless space, having wowed many consumers for the affordable solutions they’ve brought to the table. Today, they announced an additional three brand-new models that are going to supplement their lineup of true wireless earbuds. Best of all, too, is that they’re all under $70, which in itself is truly unbelievable when you consider that the average price for a mainstream pair still hovers around the $150 range. We got the chance to check them out, so here’s the lineup!

JBuds Air Icon True Wireless Earbuds


A slight upgrade to their best-selling JBuds Air earbuds they offered this past holiday season, the JBuds Air Icon True Wireless Earbuds may look very similar, but there are some improvements to them. For starters, the biggest change is the switch from physical controls to touch sensitive ones. They also feature a total of 24 hours of battery with the charging case, an IP55 sweat resistant construction, and three preset equalizer settings to choose from. If you didn’t decide on going with the JBuds Air, then the JBuds Air Icon True Wireless Earbuds are worth considering because they’re super affordable at $60.


JBuds Air Sport True Wireless Earbuds


Next up, we have the JBuds Air Sport True Wireless Earbuds, which are really meant for active individuals that want to ensure a fit that won’t come off. As you can probably tell from the design, fitness enthusiasts will certainly appreciate the design, one that features ear hooks to adequate stay connected during the sweatiest workout sessions. Furthermore, they feature 40 hours of playtime, a better IP66 sweat resistant construction, Be Aware Audio for ambient noise amplification, and three preset equalizer settings to scroll through. These are priced at $70!


JBuds Air Executive True Wireless Earbuds


And lastly, we have the most sophisticated looking pair out of the bunch – the JBuds Air Executive True Wireless Earbuds. These are definitely being targeted to business and enterprise users the most, or those who conduct phone calls, just because they feature dual microphones. Even with the design, they felt extremely snug and comfortable in the ear. The audio performance isn’t too shabby either, with a mixture of bass complementing the clear audio in the higher ranges. They feature 30 hours of playtime, an IP55 sweat resistant construction, touch controls, and three equalizer settings. Factoring in the design and features, it’s really impressive that they’re priced at $70!

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8 Comments

1. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

No aptX, no buy (for android)

2. JocularJ

Posts: 221; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Educate me, what difference does it make?

3. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

AptX is a Qualcomm Bluetooth protocol, which means better connection, less or no skips (happens alot with true wireless buds), and technically better battery life, but the last part doesn't matter much. True wireless will either not be loud or crackle at high volume on Android phones if they lack AptX. For some reason, that's not the case with iOS devices.

4. TadTrickle

Posts: 55; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

I think they have aptx. I have the airs and they are GREAT. They are bluetooth5.0 btw. Isn't that better than aptx anyway? I can confirm no crackling at all, with extreme range. I can walk through my house without them dropping

7. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

Codec, not protocol (not sure if it's the same, but being bt 5.0 does not mean it has AptX)

8. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

I own the Air Executive and have yet to experience any crackling or poor connection issues. The mic for phone calls is also acceptable, which is very hard to come by with true wireless earbuds.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Basically in terms of sound quality: UAT/LDAC/LHDC>>aptX Adaptive/aptX HD/aptX LL>>aptX/AAC>>>SBC Cheap bluetooth earbuds usually use SBC which is rather poor quality So for Android you want to get at least aptX (or AAC for iOS)

5. TadTrickle

Posts: 55; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

Don't sleep on jlab, they make good products

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