JBL Endurance Sprint HEADPHONES REVIEW

The JBL Endurance Sprint is a good sports headphone that is sufficient for most applications. They have a unique and sporty design that feels decently well built and compact enough to transfer to your person. They also have a sturdy in-ear fit that keeps out noise and makes them suitable for running, training, commuting and traveling. Unfortunately they are not the most comfortable headphones for long listening and their control scheme is not that precise. They also lack some active features, but on the other hand, they sound balanced enough for most genres.

Design

The JBL Endurance Sprint has a discreet build quality and a cool-looking, sporty design that will appeal to some. They have thick and rubberized earplugs with thick earhooks that make them sturdy enough for most sports and physical activities, even though they are a bit bulkier than most sport-oriented wireless in-ears. They have a few unique design features, such as the tip enhancers for a better fit and magnetic hooks that adhere to the bottom of the earphones, making them easy to attach to a backpack or sports bag. Unfortunately, although it’s a nice touch, its touch-sensitive control scheme is not as precise as physical controls, and adjusting it can sometimes be a bit tricky. They only offer 3 lace sizes and are not supplied with a case, which is a bit disappointing.

Sound

The JBL Endurance Sprint is an above-average-sounding pair of closed in-ear headphones. They have a deep, punchy and well-balanced bass, a smooth and clear midrange, and a very well-balanced treble. This makes them very versatile and suitable for a variety of genres, from bass-heavy EDM and hip-hop over rock and indie to podcasts and audiobooks. In the bass, however, they are a little over the top, which fans of heavy basses like, and vocals and lead instruments could sound a bit thin and pushed back due to the deepening in the middle class. In addition, they provide excellent picture quality, but like most other headphones, they do not have a large, speaker-like stage.

Isolation

The JBL Endurance Sprint has enough passive insulation to be able to work and travel (our recommendations for the best travel headphones). Once you’ve got a good fit with the included in-ear tips and the enhancer, the sprint creates an excellent seal in the ear that prevents ambient noise from entering your audio. They are barely audible even at high volumes, so you can hide more ambient noise by playing your music at a higher volume without disturbing the environment.

Microphone

The microphone of the JBL Endurance Sprint is mediocre. In quiet environments, the recorded or transmitted voice with this microphone sounds relatively thin and noticeably muted and incomplete. In noisy situations, they strive to completely separate speech from background noise, even in moderately loud situations, such as a busy street.

Active Features

The JBL Endurance Sprint has a decent battery life but no app support. They do not support the JBL Headphones app, so you can not customize or customize their sound profile, as is the case with some other sports headphones of similar design, such as the Jaybird Freedom. On the other hand, they have a 9-hour battery life and a decent auto-off feature that helps them save a lot of energy. You should have enough battery life to survive a full day’s work, but they may not be the ideal option for long trips or you often forget to plug in your headphones at night.

Connectivity

The JBL Endurance Sprint is a Bluetooth-only headset without an audio cable or base / dock. They have a good wireless range, but do not support the simultaneous coupling of multiple devices or NFC. Unfortunately, they have low latency and do not support low-latency codecs, so they’re not a good choice for watching video content or playing games.

Conclusion

Mixed Usage

Decent for mixed use. The JBL Endurance Sprint has a cool, sporty design that works well in most applications. They are compact enough to carry around the person, even though they are slightly larger than the average. They are also sturdy enough for the gym and provide enough passive isolation to fit most environments, as well as for commuting and traveling. Unfortunately, they do not have the best controls and are not the most comfortable headphones you can carry for really long listening sessions.

Critical Listening

Decent for critical listening. They have a balanced sound that provides good bass, treble, and a relatively neutral, but slightly subdued midrange. This gives them a balanced sound overall, but they tend to push instruments and vocals slightly behind the mix due to the slightly recessed middle section. They also have a big peak in their heights that most can not see because it is very high, but for some they may sound a bit pervasive. Unfortunately, like most in-ears, they do not have a wide and open sound and are therefore not the ideal choice for more critical listeners. They also do not get very loud, which can be a deal breaker for some.

Commute/Travel

Above average for commuting. They are compact, easy to carry and passively block many sounds. They barely leak, so you can play your music a bit louder if you need to block more noise. Unfortunately, they are not the most comfortable wireless in-ears we’ve tested, so they may not be ideal for long, uninterrupted listening sessions on long trips.

Sports/Fitness

Good for the sport. The Endurance Sprint has a sturdy earhook design that prevents headphones from falling out of the ears during every physical activity. They also have a good battery life and offer all essential functions with their touch-sensitive operating scheme. Unfortunately, their control scheme is not so precise and they have no foam tips for better comfort.

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