Jabra, a brand well known for its Bluetooth headsets has now moved on to manufacturing wireless speakers and headphones. Their latest addition of this segment is our product review of the day – Jabra Rox Wireless. This new wireless headphone is equipped with so many features and is here to give tough competition to other major branded products in the same range. The big question here is whether Jabra Rox Wireless can live up to its price tag and other expectations.
Let’s check it out.
Design and Build
The design of the Jabra Rox Wireless is quite evolutionary. It’s packed very neatly in a transparent, acrylic case that shows off the ear buds in an elegant way. Alongside, there are also a lot of different accessories within the package included in order to offer different customization to the wireless headphone so it can fit any ears. There are four different set of ear tips, including the ones already fitted on the device. Also included are “Earwings” in three different sizes that are aimed to keep the ear buds tucked in to the ear during any extensive physical activity such as jogging or cycling. There’s also a microUSB charger and a sleek pouch to carry the headphones.
In each of the ear bud chamber, there’s a rubber lining on the inside that helps the ear buds both dust and water repellent. Both the Earwings, the cord and the in-line remote are also durable and both dust and water repellent.
The ear tips of this headphones or better mention it as ColorCore EarGels named by Jabra themselves, are quite smooth and gives a comfortable experience while you listen music from it.
Besides the design and the form factor, the Jabra Rox Wireless headphones are packed with exciting utilitarian features. The in-line remote offers controls to up/low music’s volume, change tracks as well as check the battery level. Most importantly, this headphones are equipped with an NFC chip that helps it connect with any compatible smartphone or device.
The most breathtaking feature and technology devised by Jabra with its Jabra Rox wireless is the transition to sleep mode. Simply clip the two speakers together and with the help of the power-saving magnets installed at the back of the chambers, the device will go into sleep mode. It’s an exciting feature considering the fact that it won’t fall of your neck when attached together and you won’t need to power off them manually to turn them off. Above all, once you unclip, they are automatically paired up with your smartphone and ready to use again.
With a battery life of 5 hours continuous music playback above 50 percent volume levels, the Jabra Rox Wireless will disappoint many geeks but then it was almost expect given the size of the earphones. Still, considering the features packed in the device, the Jabra Rox Wireless is ideal for daily commute to work and back home. Also this is the only battle it loses with its rival because the Plantronic BackBeat Go also includes a carry pouch that doubles up as a battery pack.
We have some mixed reviews on Jabra Rox Wireless headphones. Although it has all the great features required in a wireless headphone along with some extras, the Jabra Rox Wireless disappoints us with its battery life. If your only requirement of the product is while commuting for work and if you could afford it, then Jabra Rox Wireless is a good buy as it offers great clear audio output. It also offers some great utilitarian features like Dolby and NFC support.
What’s in the box?:
App Included: Jabra Sound
The Jabra Sound App is the music player that adds full Dolby® sound to music – your playlists as well as your YouTube streaming content
Wireless Technology: Bluetooth
Supports Bluetooth™ for wireless connectivity
Bluetooth version: 4.0
Supports Bluetooth® version 4.0
You can control your music from this device when it’s streaming from another device, such as your mobile phone
Auto Pairing: Yes
With Auto Pairing, a device pairs automatically with Bluetooth® devices supporting this feature
NFC Near Field Communications – Perimeter Pairing: Yes
Near Field Communications (NFC) or Perimeter Pairing is an easy pairing functionality that connects two devices that are in close proximity to each other.
Device can play music from a source, such as a Smartphone, Bluetooth enabled laptop, tablet, or MP3 player
Frequency Response: Hifi
Speakers with a hifi frequency sound produce a sound range well suited for realistic sound reproduction, e.g. Music
Digital Signal Processing: Yes
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) is a technology that digitally optimizes your voice and music and suppresses echoes
Microphone Type: Omni Directional/noise filter
Enhances call clarity by eliminating background noise from the office.
Microphone Sensitivity: Standard (E-STD)
Standard (STD) variation microphone sensitivity is comparable to a normal telephone receiver and is used in most telephone devices.
Mute function: Yes
Mute gives you the option to mute/unmute the microphone directly on the device
Battery & Power
Talk Time: Up to 5.5 hours
Talk Time is the maximum time you can talk before a device runs out of power
Standby Time: Up to 432 hours
Standby Time is the maximum time a device can remain powered on
Music Play Time: 6 hour
Music Play Time is the maximum time you can play music before a device runs out of power
USB Charging: Yes
USB Charging enables a device to be charged via a USB cable