Jaybird released their newest wireless headphones, the RUN, recently. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a pair. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about them, so I thought I’d do a full review for you guys! Please note, this is not a sponsored blog post, and all opinions are my own. I am not compensated for this post. I am a Jaybird athlete, and have been lucky enough to work with the company for a while now. They are truly phenomenal people.
First up, some stats:
- Water resistant: I can attest to this. I ran under multiple fire hydrants and dumped water over my head every mile. They never skipped a beat (literally).
- You can use only one bud if you want. This is a great option for running outside.
- You can also use the Jaybird app to find a missing earbud – SO KEY.
- The website says 4 hours of battery. Mine lasted about 3 hours and 15 minutes in Chicago. But if you were out on a training run and not racing, you could pop them in their little charging pod for a quick charge.
The sleek little charging/storage pod is probably my favorite thing about them, except for the fact that they are the most comfortable headphones I’ve ever worn. The pod keeps them charged all the time, and you only have to charge the pod itself every once in a while.
They came out of the box ready to use and I didn’t have to fiddle around with the fit at all. They connect to your phone with bluetooth super easily and you are off and running. It is crazy to me how well they sit in your ear, with no discomfort at all. They didn’t even hurt my ears when it was really cold out. Usually when it is cold and I have headphones in, my ears are numb afterwards, but not the case with these.
They do not store music in the headphones. I personally value their small size and long battery life over having music stored in the buds themselves. More watches are coming out with music storage capabilities, so Jaybird was smart to prioritize. And lastly, as a woman out alone running, I just don’t feel comfortable without my phone. Getting honked at or catcalled on a regular basis means that I will never let my guard down.
I also do a lot of plyo work – box jumps, jump rope, ect – and they never budge. The sound quality is great too. The Jaybird app lets you customize your sound, which my boyfriend thought was super cool. I didn’t really know what to do with it, as I’m not on the up and up about what it means to tweak the bass, treble, sect. That said, I love that you could use someone else’s sound preferences – like Kerri Walsh Jennings, which are found in the Jaybird app.
Even if you don’t have Jaybird headphones, you should definitely download the app just to use all their playlists. They are linked to Spotify, but easier to find in the app.
I love these headphones and with the size, comfort, and price point, they are a no brainer in my opinion. The only drawback was that I wished the charge would have lasted a full 4 hours.
In summary, because I can’t have Taylor Swift or AC/DC following me on a Segway during my runs, these headphones are truly the next best thing.