I have reviewed multiple sport headphones and earbuds over the years. Using wireless streaming via Bluetooth while working out has become much more the norm than the exception. Sport-centric Bluetooth earbuds have become less bulky, better sounding, and much hardier…making the experience more enjoyable. The Sport ROX Wireless are Jabra’s latest and greatest “premium wireless earbuds” engineered to create richer sound, be more durable, and hopefully get closer to true workout-Zen.
- Protective Bag
- MicroUSB Cable
- EarGel Pack
According to Jabra, the Sport ROX Wireless earbuds are built to US Military rain, shock, sand, and dust standards making them sweat and stormproof. Though on the same page Jabra calls them ‘LIFE PROOF: WEATHER & SWEAT RESISTANT’ and in my running in the dumping rain experience, there is definitely a difference between -proof and -resistant.
Compared to previous/similar earbuds the Sport ROX are very well built and solid. The build quality of the Sport ROX is the best I have seen thus far in Bluetooth fitness earbuds. The front is made of a hard plastic with a metal cover over the back. The earbuds play music and/or talk for around 5 hours from its rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
The Jabra Sport ROX is able to ‘simple pair’ with NFC-enabled smart devices, just touch the NFC-device together with the Sport ROX to pair them quickly and effortlessly.
The Jabra Sport ROX sound very nice. The speakers give full Dolby Digital sound, providing you a great music experience while running/biking/training/etc. The Sport ROX block out ambient noise via noise-isolation design. The sound is rich with relatively deep bass though much of that is lost if they become loose.
One of the Sport ROX’s most interesting/unique features is its battery-saving power magnets, that enable you to clip the earbuds together around your neck putting them into hibernation mode to conserve battery power. Pulling them apart awakens, reconnects, and returns you right back where your smart device was previously playing.
The inline mic/remote control is just as nicely/well made as the rest of the Sport ROX. The front of the inline control system is a hard rubber with the usual plus, minus and center buttons giving you the ability to play or pause music, skip tracks, control volume and take calls. The back is a metal plate with ‘Jabra’ engraved into its center. The microphone did a good job picking up my voice with little to no distortion. Everyone I talked with said I sounded clear and loud.
The Sport ROX Wireless comes with four sets of earbuds and three sets of GelWings of various sizes, enabling you to tweak the fit, comfort, and stability. Typically this type of earbud does not sit very well in my ear, falls out, or I am continuously having to adjust them while running. The add-on GelWings do a great job securing the earbuds without having to force them into your ear. The medium earbuds and GelWings kept the Sport ROX rock solid and well positioned in my ears.
The Bluetooth enabled Sport ROX wireless earbuds are secure, light, comfortable, while providing premium wireless sound. The earbuds are very well-constructed with a solid steel magnetic body, engineered to be rugged, sweat and weatherproof. Its unique power-saving magnets let you pause the music while resting. The ROX are definitely worth considering if you are looking for a pair of wireless sport earbuds.