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JayBird Run

JayBird Run

from  $179.99+
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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The Jaybird Run are exactly what you'd expect from a company that's been working on wireless headphones for years. They're comfortable, easy to use and they sound great. You'll pay a bit more than similar headphones -- even Apple's Airpods -- but it's worth it for fitness fanatics.

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Pros
  • Fits comfortably and inconspicuously
  • Sound-quality is on-par with other truly wireless earbuds
  • Four hours of battery life (12 with the included battery case)
  • Water and sweat resistant
Cons
  • Buttons are tough to press while you're wearing them
  • More expensive than some of the competition at $180
  • Battery case could be more secure
85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Score Breakdown

 
75
Average Critic Score
 
70
CNET
If you can overlook the small interference issues, Jaybird's totally wireless Run earphones offer a great fit and strong sound.
 
80
Popular Science
I’m glad Jaybird was able to iron out the initial issues with connectivity and ultimately, these are a solid option for runners who want headphones that won’t fly out, even if you shake your head like a wild man in the corner of the gym.
 
40
The Verge
The Jaybird Run earbuds are an obvious first attempt at truly wireless earbuds that would have been bad two years ago when companies were still figuring out the basics of the idea. They’re definitely not worth your time now that there are working options out there.
 
50
Wired
The Runs sound the way exercise headphones should, but bad Bluetooth and battery might keep you from hearing anything at all.
 
100
phoneArena
If you've been waiting for a solid pair of truly wireless headphones, this is what you've been waiting for. You'll just have to endure the premium cost, of course, but we're confident that you won't be disappointed by the decision.
 
90
Forbes
The Jaybird Run are priced at $180, which is a fair price considering the quality of Jaybird's products. They fit beautifully, sound as good as any other Bluetooth device, and come with a great charging case.
 
80
PC Mag
The Jaybird Run are comfortable, workout-friendly true wireless earphones with clear sound quality that could use just a little more bass response.
 
70
TechRadar
The Jaybird Run True Wireless Sport headphones are a solid true wireless solution for runners, gym-goers and your average wire-hating listener alike. With a reasonable price point, nice design and plenty of neat app-enabled features it's easy to forgive them for some of their shortcomings.
 
90
TechCrunch
Jaybird definitely isn’t first in with this emerging space, but they took the time and made a good product that you’ll almost certainly enjoy using.
 
80
9to5Mac
Jaybird has put together a product that matches and carries on its legacy as a top-grade sport headphone. But ... it’s tough to recommend Run over AirPods. That said, if you don’t like Apple’s design (which many don’t in this instance), today’s release may be for you.

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