April 24, 2014

JLab Audio Epic Earbuds review

JLab_Epic

Overall Score

4.36

Audio Quality

Microphone Quality

Comfort

Warranty

The Epic Earbuds by JLab Audio are a game changer when it comes to your normal set of earbuds.
JLab Audio Epic Earbuds review Reviewed by on . Rating: 4.5

At First Glance

The Epic Earbuds by JLab Audio produce great sound, are very comfortable in ear, and even come with unique CushFins, (those funky looking things that you see in the image above – a combo of cushions and fins.)

Audio & Microphone Quality

The Audio Quality on this pair of bad boys is pretty wondeful with the 13mm Crystal Clear Clarity Drivers, however sound can be a bit bassy, an equalizer adjustment is a quick fix..

The microphone is very clear for portable earbuds, both with making calls and audio clip recordings. The sensitivity of the microphone isn’t the greatest, while it picks up audio in close range, the microphone also easily catches your surrounding audio.

Durability

I’ve tested these daily, maybe a little more than most people would use on an average day. I’d say that the audio is really clear and good at first but after a long period of use, (call me crazy), but they become “broken in”, not comfort wise, but sound wise. I adore the slim-flat tangle-free cord, however I was very worried about the cables. They take some getting used to, I was a bit worried that they were going to rip if tugged the wrong way at first, but that’s simply because of the cables thin profile – something I quickly adjusted to. To be super protective on the go, JLab Audio includes a durable travel case for these earbuds.

Comfort & CushFins

Ahh, the CushFins, I really think that these are a neat feature. I’ve tried a few different sizes of the CushFins and though I loved them at first. I soon learned that for me personally they weren’t the most helpful, however many people really like them. When using the CushFins, I’ve unfortunately had the CushFins pop off on several occasions. As far as the earbud tips go, they come included with all standard sizes, and I’ve had no issues at all, once you find your proper fit, they are very comfortable. Those ‘gel’ earbud tips are always welcoming to me compared to Apple’s EarPods which practically fly right out of my ear milliseconds after insertion.

Overview

The Epic Earbuds are a great call if you’re looking for quality earbuds for your smartphone. JLab says that about eight years of engineering, R&D, and more have gone into these earbuds to really make the design, fit, and sound Epic. They are available in two color variants, Black/Gray and Gray/Blue. You can find them on sale for $49.99.

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