Review: Jabra REVO Wireless Headphones (Holiday Gift Guide)
IÂ previouslyÂ reviewed the Jabra Sport Pulse wireless earbuds with a built-in heart rate monitor.Â I’ve been very impress with Jabra’s innovative headphone line. This time around I’m reviewing the REVO wireless headphones, courtesy of Jabra.Â Jabra,Â best known for its bluetooth headsets, isÂ making wavesÂ into the premium headphones market with the REVO wireless. The REVO Wireless won the 2013 Red Dot Design award. ItsÂ the fourth consecutive year that Jabra had won the award for excellent design. One of the unique feature is the Turntable Touch Control.Â You simply swipe your finger in a circular motion toÂ control theÂ music player and manage calls.
What’s in the box?
- USB cable
- Protective bag
- 1.2 m detachable 3.5 mm audio cable withÂ integrated remote
The REVOÂ Wireless headphones not only look good they also sound amazing. With Jabra Sound app, which is available for iOS and Android, you can experience the full spectrum Dolby Digital Plus on yourÂ mobile device. The Sound app let you browse and create playlists,Â adjust the graphic equalizer and stream YouTube videos.
Soundwise, the tonal balance is accurate, stereo imaging is spacious, and dynamic impact is excellent.
The REVO wireless isÂ well-built and have a sturdy designÂ with an aluminum frame, steel hinges, and a shatterproof headband for extreme flexibility.Â The headphones has been tested to the max: Cable (to 15 kg), Bend (10000 times), Fold (3500 times), Drop (from 2 m).Â The thick memory foamÂ ear cups were very comfortableÂ throughout the day.Â The headphones fold into a compact designÂ perfect for traveling.
The headphones easily pair to any smart phones, laptops and tablets via NFC or Bluetooth. One of the unique feature of the REVO is theÂ Turntable Touch Control. With a touch of your finger, you can turn up or down the volume, skip track, and answer phone call.
To operate the Turntable Touch, you tap twice to skip a track, tap the middleÂ to pause/play a track and answer/end calls and tap down to reject an incoming call.
The headphoneÂ is super comfortable with a padded headband and plush, memory foam ear cups. More importantly, the ear cupsÂ conform to your ears nicely and seal out a good amount of ambientÂ noise.
These are pretty lightweight headphones and they fit snugly on the head without putting too much pressure on your ears.
These headphones look as good as they sound.Â The REVO wirelessÂ has a lot to offer with excellent performance and a very more comfortable fit. With a tap, the REVO seamlesslyÂ pair to any smart phone or tablet. The Jabra Sound app work flawlessly to deliver you the best Dolby sound experience.Â The headphones deliver a good amount of bass & have an impressive battery life of 12 hours.Â One of my favourite feature is the Turntable Touch Control.Â You simply swipe your finger in a circular motion to play, skip or pause your music and manage your calls on the go. I highly recommend it to any music lover. It was a pleasure to wear these headphones during my daily commute.
Jabra REVO wireless headphones
Available at: Best Buy,Â Future Shop and The Source
Retail Price: $250