- Ultra lightweight and sleek design
- Great sound quality
- Sound preferences can be customized through app
- Tangle resistant cable
- In-line remote works great
- Not great battery life (around 4 hours)
If you can stomach the price the Jaybird Freedoms are one of the best wireless headphones on the market.
The Jaybird Freedoms are designed to be wireless workout headphones that have a smaller form factor than the X2s/X3s. As such, the Freedoms tend to be very popular among women and people will more petite ears that don’t want a giant earbud sticking out. They have a very sleek, minimalist design and are ultra lightweight. Like other Jaybird products, the headphones come with three different size ear fins and six different options for ear tips to make sure you get the right fit.
In terms of sound quality, the Freedoms are very impressive, especially considering how tiny the earphones are. The other nice thing here is that you can pair them with Jaybird’s MySound app to personalize your sound preferences. You would actually be altering the firmware of the headphones to personalize your listening experience. If you like more bass, you can make that adjustment, etc. That change stays with the headphones even if you switch Bluetooth devices. Jaybird, within their app, also allows you to browse and copy the preferences of others or select presents that are custom for various genres.
Battery life is an interesting topic with the Freedoms – Jaybird states 8 hours but in reality it’s more like four hours. You can then attach the charging kit to get a few extra hours of playback, but honestly I’m not sure how practical it is to have it attached while you workout. It’s more likely you will probably just use the charging kit on your way to the gym, then take it off and you should have plenty of juice to get you through your workout.
Overall, the Jaybird Freedoms are solid workout headphones – they’re comfortable, durable, sleek and have great sound. They even look nice too! The original MSRP on the Freedoms was $200 but we’ve recently seen the price come down so make sure to check the deal section of our website.