Jaybird Tarah Pro HEADPHONES REVIEW

The Jaybird Tarah Pro are great in-ear wireless sports devices that are versatile enough for everyday use. They are an improved version of the regular Tarah model with better battery life, low latency, slightly better sound quality and new magnetic earphones. They are also compatible with the Jaybird MySound app, which lets you customize the sound to your liking. Jaybird has retained the same overall design of the Tarah, which means that the Pro version is also very portable and breathable for sports. Unfortunately, there is a new proprietary charging station that is awkward and restrictive. For some reason, the Pro version can not connect to two devices simultaneously, whereas the traditional Tarah and Jaybird X4 do. On the other hand, they have an amazing wireless range and isolate a good amount of ambient noise.

Design

The Jaybird Tarah Pro have a similar design as the normal Tarah model, but with minor differences. They have a new braided cable and now have magnetic earphones for easier cable routing and trigger the auto-off timer. They also have a new curved in-line remote that provides better feedback. However, they still have the same eargel design that reduces the number of fits you get as the stability fins and ear tips now form a single unit. In addition, they have a proprietary charging station that you must always restrict and annoy, like the rest of the latest Jaybird models. Fortunately, they have an earplug that should be more comfortable than typical in-ears because they do not penetrate that deep into the ear canal. The Tarah Pro are also very well made earplugs that can withstand shock, and they have IPX7 for sweat and water resistance.

Sound

The Jaybird Tarah Pro are above average closed ears. They have a very similar sound profile as the Jaybird Tarah. They have a deep, consistent and balanced bass, a smooth and clear midrange and a great altitude. Their bass, however, is a bit booming, their middle is set back slightly, pushing vocals and lead instruments to the back of the mix. Also, their highs may be uncomfortable for some people, and the drop in bandwidth will also cause the vocals to lack some detail and brightness. Overall, these headphones are suitable for a variety of music types, from bass-heavy to vocal-centric genres. You can also adjust the headset with the Jaybird app EQs, but we measured them without presets.

Isolation

The isolation performance of the Jaybird Tarah Pro is very similar to that of Tarah and X4. They do not have an ANC function, but they still block a decent amount of noise and are an above-average option for commuting and the office. They also barely audition, so you can suppress even more background noise by raising the listening volume without disturbing the people around you.

Microphone

The Jaybird Tarah Pro have a mediocre inline microphone. In quiet environments, the voice recorded or transmitted with this microphone sounds relatively thin, noticeably muted and incomplete. However, it will still be understandable. In noisy environments, it will be difficult to separate the speech from background noise, even in moderately loud situations, such as on a busy street.

Active Features

The Jaybird Tarah Pro has improved battery life compared to the previous Tarah and will last you long enough for a full day or week of daily workouts. You also have a power-saving feature when you snap the magnetic earphones together. Jaybird, however, has developed another proprietary holder for the Tarah Pro, and you always have it with you when you want to charge the headphones. On the other hand, like the previous Jaybird headphones, they are also compatible with the MySound mobile app, which offers many customization options such as EQ and presets.

Connectivity

The Jaybird Tarah Pro are wireless Bluetooth earphones with an amazing range. You can get even better results if your source also supports Bluetooth 5.0. Unfortunately, their latency is a bit too high for videos and games, but they are better than most Bluetooth headphones and are a big improvement on the Jaybird Tarah in this regard. However, the Tarah Pro can not be connected to two devices simultaneously, which has been strange since the Jaybird X4 and Tarah.

Conclusion

Mixed Usage

Decent for mixed use. The Tarah Pro have good sound quality for in-ears and are quite comfortable thanks to their earphone-like design. They have decent noise isolation and virtually no leaks, making them a great option for commuting and in the office. These are great, sporty headphones with a stable and breathable design. Unfortunately, they are not ideal for watching TV or playing because of their high latency.

Critical Listening

Decent for critical listening. They have a deep, consistent and balanced bass, a smooth and clear midrange and a great altitude. Their bass, however, is a bit booming, their middle is set back slightly, pushing vocals and lead instruments to the back of the mix. Also, their heights may be hissing for some people, and the slump in this area will also cause the vocals to lack some detail and brightness. You can also customize it with the Jaybird app. However, in-ear fitting may not be comfortable enough for long listening sessions.

Commute/Travel

Good for commuting and traveling. These headphones provide good isolation and virtually no leakage, so you can hide decent background noise. Their wireless design is portable, but the in-ear fit may not be suitable for everyone, especially for long distances and flights. On the other hand, they have a great battery life that should last about 13 hours of uninterrupted playtime.

Sports/Fitness

Great sports headphones. The Tarah Pro are sport-oriented headphones with an IPX7 rating for sweat and water resistance. Their wireless design is very portable and breathable, which is great. You should not sweat more than usual during exercise. They also have an excellent control scheme that provides quick access to simple and useful functions. Your great battery life will also leave you with a few workouts.

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