Get ready, I am going to make a big statement here: One of the biggest misconceptions we have convinced ourselves of, is that the best wireless earphones are Airpods. Millions of people around the world pay exuberant Apple prices for the iconic brand name, but this doesn’t necessarily mean it is the best product or the most value for your money. Recently, we have been testing a pair of wireless earbuds from a lesser known company called Jabees and for our money, we like them better.
Jabees many not be a household name but what they stand for, we can get behind – “To deliver the very best personal listening devices on the planet” and it shows. Made in their very own certified factory complete with an in-house R&D team, this allows them to control every factor and deliver a superior product and they have been for the past 13 years. Their latest offering is the Firefly 2, a completely waterproof pair of wireless earbuds.
Featuring the latest Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and 10 hours of battery life, the Firefly 2 are waterproof noise-reducing, dual-microphone headphones that are looking to shake up the industry. With an impressive 33ft range, the headphones are IPX7 water resistant, meaning they can be submerged in water up to 3ft for 30 minutes. They also have a remarkable ambient sound mode which allows the user to have situational awareness to keep your ears open to what’s going on in the world around you. We found this especially useful when jogging and cycling, as normal headphones can make you ignorant to other riders trying to pass or the dangers of traffic.
Sound quality too, was impressive, the Firefly 2’s build features a first in the industry: graphene, which can conduct treble frequencies better and isolate noise more effectively. You also get quick push button access to Siri or the Google Assistant as well as intuitive MF buttons on each earbud to control volume and skip tracks. Lastly, we are big fans of the built-in dual microphones that not only improve voice calls but also the use of dual stereo speakers during the call, means you can always hear them crystal clear in return.
To sum up, lets talk pricing. All of these features come in at just $99 making these less than half a price of Apple’s own Pro Airpods and in times like these, where the money pinch is real, we just can’t justify the extra expense when these are just as good, if not, better.