Freedom earphones hope to make bluetooth earphones mainstream, and they’re close to the right formula.
There’s no single reason why bluetooth ear and headphones haven’t caught on but connection issues, lesser sound quality, and higher cost cover just some of them. Freedom earphones, from renowned HQ audio manufacturer Jaybird, may be the turning point.
Coming in at just under $200 ($199.95 to be exact) Freedom defies expectations but going with metal buds. Bluetooth headphones normally use plastic as metal can inhibit the bluetooth signal, something Jaybird have worked around using high-quality injection molded metal parts “creating stunning fashionable accents with a premium iconic feel – without affecting signal performance”. They also claim the metal casing removes distortion for a sound never before heard from Bluetooth earphones.
Another issue with bluetooth headphones has always been battery charge, and at 4 hours Freedom doesn’t blow competitors out of the water. Freedom earphones do change it up with a charging clip that gives them an extra 4 hours charge – it’s not the most convenient way to extend battery life but the clip is lightweight and small.
The built-in remote works the same as you’re used to by now – with 3 buttons for volume up, down, and play as well as other functions for other uses, like phone calls. The Jaybird MySound App connect to Freedom and allows you to control, customise, and save eq settings for the buds. Once you save your presets they’ll come with you no matter what device you’re playing from.
Freedom earphones, as with many bluetooth earphones, are focussed towards use for exercise (no wire tangling) but at an affordable price for good quality bluetooth earphones they aren’t exclusive. That does mean it comes with some extra benefits, however: sweat proof earbuds, patented secure-fit for ultra comfort, and 20% smaller design than Jaybird’s predecessors.
With it’s unique design choices allowing for unparalleled quality in bluetooth earphones, and it’s small charging pack Freedom offer something new, though perhaps not revolutionary.
You can find out more or buy a pair for yourself from here: www.jaybirdsport.com/freedom-bluetooth-headphones.