JAYBIRD VISTA TRUE WIRELESS SPORTS EARPHONES
Jaybird Vista true wireless earphones are aimed at sporty types and put the Utah-based brand back in the race.
Jaybird has been making sports headphones since 2006; however, its true wireless game has yet to hit the same level as the rest of their audio accessories built for an active audience.
The Jaybird Vista true wireless has been released today and features SportFit's integrated ear tip and fins for a secure fit.
Bundled with the buds are three sizes of silicone ear gel to further ensure the snuggest of fits. That said, and should the worst happen and one of the earpieces escapes your lugs, the Vista headphones are crushproof.
They're also water and sweat-proof and sport an IPX7 rating. Thanks to the single earbud mode, if you switched from right to left ear and drained them both, that's a total of 32 hours worth of cycling - should that be your thing.
Inside the buds are the same 6mm drivers as used by Jaybird's Tarah Pro headphones. You get six hours of playback on a full charge, plus an additional 10 hours from the charging case. Jaybird tells us that a five-minute “super-charge” will give you an hour of playback – so that's one less excuse not to go on that pre-brekkie jog.
Jaybird's app assists with Bluetooth pairing and will even give you a hearing test. The latter feature works out your bespoke EQ preset by way of six different sound tones that you set when you can hear it. Following that quick test, the app then organises a sound-field optimised for your ears. Naturally, this personal preset can be tweaked manually should you want.
Finally, the app also enables you to set what the bud's button does. Let's face it; you don't want to be hitting the button half-a-dozen times to skip a track as you're hurdling over fences. Instead, for instance, a single press could pause a track, while a double-tap skips to the next track or could even set off a playlist. Whereas a long-press could either raise the volume or activate Siri.
Price and availability
The Jaybird Vista true wireless sport headphones are currently available in black direct from Jaybird's site and soon from John Lewis for £159. Nimbus Grey and Mineral Blue should appear in Autumn.
StereoNET UK’s Editor, bass player, and resident rock star! Jay’s passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.
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