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Jaybird Tarah Pro Wireless Sports Headphones, Hands-On: 14 Hour Battery Life Power Endurance Training

As I drive, I sweat heavily, so I have earplugs that can withstand my own sweat as well as the…

As I drive, I sweat heavily, so I have earplugs that can withstand my own sweat as well as the Pacific Northwest rain that I drive in during the winter and spring months. Jaybird was one of the first brands I tested nine years ago and in recent weeks I have used its latest Pro Series headset.

The new Jaybird Tarah Pro fills out Jaybird’s range of headsets consisting of Tarah, X4 and Jaybird Run. The Tarah Pro is the highest end option with a cable that connects the two headphones. It is designed for athletes with long battery life, durability, secure fit and a custom sound profile.

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Hardware

Three sets of earphones are included to help you find the right fit for your ears . The ear gills are large because they consist of fins, ear belts and a piece that suits the end of each ear bud. The middle size is installed in the box, but I had to bump up to the big size to fit the ears properly.

Jaybird has always encountered their earplugs over the ear or under the ear and in the past. How you did this was to switch from right to left and left to right to guide the cables over the ear. With the new Tarah Pro and its Switch Fit design, you leave the knobs in place, rotating the end of the ear cushion that is outside your ear and guides the cable over your ear. The tip of the earplug rotates about 60 degrees to allow you to find the optimal position for over-alignment.

I used to always wear Jaybird earplugs under my ear for a little faster fit. Leaping the Tarah Pro over the ear results in the cable behind my neck moving further so that it is not possible to rub or pull the cable when I twist my head to look around. Thus I am currently running an over-ear setting and love it.

Another new feature of the Jaybird Tarah Pro is the non-stick reflective fabric cable. It only gives you a little visibility while driving while providing a strong cable to ensure that you are using the headset for many years. Also: Hands-on with Jaybird’s newest ear plugs: RUN and Freedom 2

Ear plugs have flat backs with magnets inside so you can connect ear plugs back to secure them around the neck while not in use . When the Magnetic Snap Lock feature is used, your music pauses automatically and when you put them back in your ear, the music starts playing back where you left off.

The new Jaybird Tarah Pro has an IPX7 water resistant rating, which means it can handle immersion down to a meter for up to 30 minutes. There is also dual hydrophobic nano coating to protect the headset. In other words, you can carry them somewhere other than swimming.

With most GPS sports watches and sporting headphones, we see a certain proprietary charger and after talking with Jaybird representatives, I finally get it. To ensure maximum water and sweat resistance, chargers are often required. Jaybird Tarah Pro has a very nice magnetic charge base at the end of a USB-A cable. You can snap the headset controller on the charger in either direction.

The curved headset controller contains the high capacity battery that gives you 1

4 hours of performance. A fast five-minute charge gives you two full hours of playing time. Because my typical training modes are 30 minutes to one and a half hours, recharge for five minutes while I’m driving, it will always lead to enough battery life for training.

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The controller has three large buttons, an indicator lamp and a microphone for calls. The three buttons have all different designs; a plus sign, a circle and a negative sign that make it very easy to find and push while actively exercising.

Buttons are used to control the volume, skip forward or backward, play / pause your music, accept / reject calls, and initiate your chosen voice assistant. Single-tap, double-tap, and hold-in actions are used on the three buttons.

A thin profile closure with magnetic closure included. It is good to wear the headphones and the small dock / USB cable that you need to charge the headphones.

Smartphone Software

I usually do not use the devices that come with headphones, in addition to updating the headset. But with the Jaybird app for Android and iOS, you can choose from a number of different equalizer profiles while providing compelling playlists with Spotify integration to work out so it’s really an app I’m using for the best listening experience.

With Jaybird Tarah Pro, a new ability to create a personal audio profile is provided. This hearing aid guide is similar to what we have seen on the HTC USonic ear samples and goes through the wizard resulting in custom profile based on Jaybird’s own algorithms.

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You can also create custom presets and Spotify playlists to chare with others from the app. If you buy the Tarah Pro headphones, I strongly recommend that you try the Jaybird app.

Price and Availability

Jaybird Tarah Pro Wireless Sport Headphones will be ordered at jaybirdsport.com today and in selected stores in November. Tarah Pro is priced at a recommended price of $ 159.99, which means it’s higher than X4 and $ 20 less than Jaybird Run. Jaybird X4 will be available in three colors: Black / Flash (Lime Green), Mineral Blue / Jade and Titan / Glacier. The Titan / Glacier color is only available through Best Buy and jaybirdsport.com. I have sent the Black / Flash pair to evaluate.

Compared to $ 99.99 Jaybird Tarah, the Tarah Pro offers 8 hours more playing time, Switch Fit rotating earplug, merged lace and fine personal equalizer capability, magnetic snap lock ear plugs and fabric reflective cord. Thus, you get a lot of extra $ 60.

Daily Usage and Performance

The Jaybird Earphones that I used earlier have always sounded good and sound quality is one of the four pillars of the company’s design philosophy. Music plays loudly with Tarah Pro and I have used the headphones at less than maximum volume, except when you dig the lawn in the last few weeks.

Jaybird announces 14 hours of playback time with Jaybird Tarah Pro and, in my experience, it is an accurate estimate of playing time. This long battery life means that the Jaybird Tarah Pro is clearly focused on those who work for long periods of time or want headphones to spend the whole day on conversations and music while still having enough training time. I do not know about any other wireless headphones that can provide 14 hours of playback time.

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There is also a MEMS omni directional microphone on the control unit and I have had a conference call with the headset. Callers confirmed that I was good at my end by Jaybird Tarah Pro.

Jaybird Tarah Pro is the best Jaybird headset we’ve seen so far with battery life that will certainly satisfy everyone. The headphones are comfortable in hours of playback, are built to last for a while and sound good. They are not cheap earphones, but $ 159.99 is acceptable for wireless headphones with these performance specifications.

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