JBL Reflect Mini 2 HEADPHONES REVIEW

The JBL Reflect Mini 2 are great sports headphones that are versatile for everyday use. These closed ears have a decent sound quality and are quite comfortable. They have a stable and portable design with stability fins, which is very useful for intense physical activity. However, they have thin cables and feel a bit cheap. Your latency is too high to watch videos and games. On the other hand, they have a great wireless range and their isolation performance is sufficient for commuting or office use.

Design

The JBL Reflect Mini 2 are well thought-out, wireless in-ears. They are quite well built and have a sport-oriented design. They have blades for better stability, IPX5 for sweat and water resistance, and reflective cables for visibility in the dark. Like most in-ears they are also very breathable and wearable. Unfortunately, they feel a bit cheaper than they look, and there is a large opening in their rubberized pocket that does not completely protect the headphones. Still, they look good and athletes should be happy with it.

Sound

The JBL Reflect Mini 2 are above-average-sounding, closed in-ear headphones. They have a balanced audio reproduction with a consistent and powerful bass, even a medium and very good highs. Her bass, however, is slightly overemphasized and sounds slightly bombastic. The mid-range range is also a bit set back, bringing vocals and lead instruments to the back of the mix, while trebles, especially S and T sounds, are uneven. Overall, they are versatile headphones for a variety of music genres, especially for bass-heavy music.

Isolation

The JBL Reflect Mini 2 offers excellent insulation performance. They just isolate passively, but once they create such a good seal in the ear, they prevent ambient noise from entering your audio. They are a great option for on the road and in the office, if you want to focus on your music. They barely leak, even at higher volumes, making them great headphones that can be used in quieter environments without distracting the people around you.

Microphone

The microphone of the JBL Reflect Mini 2 is, like most Bluetooth microphones, mediocre. In quiet environments, the voice recorded or transmitted with this microphone sounds relatively thin, noticeably muted, and lacks detail. In noisy situations, it will be difficult to separate speech from ambient noise, even in moderately loud environments, such as a busy street.

Active Features

The JBL Reflect Mini 2 has a decent 10-hour battery life that should last a full working day. It also takes about 2 hours to fully charge what is decent. Unfortunately, they do not have a companion app to enhance your listening experience.

Connectivity

These wireless in-ears are Bluetooth-only headphones and can’t be used passively with a wired connection. Like most Bluetooth headphones, their latency is too high to be suitable for watching video content or gaming, but they do perform slightly better than average. They also don’t connect to two devices simultaneously which would have been convenient and don’t support NFC (Near Field Communication). However, they have an amazing wireless range, and you can walk around without having your audio source on you at all times.

Conclusion

Mixed Usage

Decent for mixed use. They have accurate audio playback for a variety of music genres, especially for bass-heavy genres. They create a good seal, which is great for commuting because it blocks a good background noise and its portable and stable design is suitable for sports. Its isolation performance and 10-hour battery life make it an above-average choice for the office, but its latency makes it a subordinate choice for television and games.

Critical Listening

Decent for critical listening. The JBL Reflect Mini 2 has a dull, powerful and consistent bass, a balanced middle and great treble. The bass, however, is a bit overemphasized and booming, the middle and middle are veiled and pushes the vocals into the background. The middle of the heights is also somewhat uneven, which means that some sibilants lack detail and others may feel sharp for some. They are better suited for bass-heavy genres than vocal-oriented music. In addition, the in-ear fit may not be the best choice for long listening sessions as you may get tired after a few hours.

Commute/Travel

Good for commuting and traveling. These in-ears are very portable and provide a good seal in your ear that blocks a good amount of ambient noise, including low frequencies that cause the rumble of bus engines. They have a decent 10-hour battery life that should be long enough for most flights, but in-ear fitting is not as comfortable for a long time.

Sports/Fitness

Great for sports. These headphones have stability fins that make them very stable in the ear, and they do not come out during intense physical activity. They also hold no heat in your ear and can easily fit in your pockets or a bag. They can also be used in overcrowded gyms because their insulation performance is also good.

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