JLab Epic Executive Wireless Earbuds hands-on
Looking at JLab Audio's lineup, there's no denying that it's rich in diversity, offering several different models for all sorts of occasions. The best part about its collection, too, is that they're priced a bit more reasonably than some of the mainstream options – while still delivering some top-notch features. The JLab Epic Executive Wireless is its latest offering, which aims to strike a balance between relaxed listening, business, and fitness.
The standout feature here is active noise cancellation, something you typically wouldn’t expect to find in a pair of earbuds in this price range. With the press of a button, you can instantly initiate ANC to drown out the murmur of the background. In our quick testing, it seems to do a decent job of minimizing ambient noise, but we can still hear some of it. That's expected, especially when the company mentions it'll cancel up to 90% of the background noise.
Featuring that around-the-neck style with its design, the rubbery material coating the frame and wires is evidence enough that it's also geared to fitness users. Specifically, the JLab Epic Executive Wireless has an IP54 rating, while not as great as some other models, it still nevertheless adds a smidgen of water and splash protection. Therefore, it should suffice through those sweaty workouts! What's unique, too, is its adjustable design that allows users to adjust the length of the wire – while also opting to included neckband for additional support.
And lastly, you can transform this wireless pair of earbuds into a wired pair as well. That's something you won't find in many other Bluetooth earbuds on the market! Using the included adapter, you can easily connect the JLab Epic Executive Wireless to any 3.5mm headphone jack. It helps too that the Cush Fins on the earbuds offer a snug fit in the ear to ensure it'll stay on there through almost any heavy activities.
Priced at $99.99, the JLab Epic Executive Wireless has some value given the features in its package. Few wireless earbuds offer the convenience of active noise cancellation, so finding it here is something almost unbelievable.