TREBLAB J1 Bluetooth earbuds review

To enjoy your favorite music and podcasts in private, you will either need to sequester yourself in a room or you can use headphones, earphones, or earbuds. While you’re at it, go wireless because who likes to be tethered to their device? No one, that’s who. If you don’t already have a good pair of wireless headphones, earphones or earbuds, it’s time to go shopping. What is a good pair of Bluetooth earbuds that don’t cost a fortune you ask? You should definitely check out TREBLAB’s J1 Bluetooth earbuds.

What is it?

TREBLAB J1 Bluetooth earbuds are exactly what you would guess. They are earbuds that pair with your mobile device via Bluetooth.

Specs

Bluetooth: 4.1 CSR
Bluetooth profiles: HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP
Signal range: 38 feet
Noise-Cancellation: СVС 6.0 (passive)
Operation time: up to 9 hours
Charging time: 2 hours
Standby time: up to 240hrs
Water resistance: IPX-6
Operation range up to 30 feet

What’s in the box?

TREBLAB J1 earphones
Carrying case
3 sizes of silicone ear tips
3 sizes of expandable foam ear tips
3 sizes of ear fins
Cord minder
User’s manual
Charging cable

The TREBLAB J1s are connected by an x inch flat cable with an inline controller on the right side cable.

The flat back surface of each earbud is magnetic so you can connect them together. But, doing so does nothing other than making them stick together. It doesn’t toggle power. But the magnets are useful for wearing them around your neck so they won’t slide off by accident.

The design of the earbuds is very simple. There are no buttons on the earbuds themselves.

The inline controller has three buttons. The outside buttons control volume and the center button is the play/pause button which is also used to power the earphones on/off as well as put them into pairing mode, answer/end calls, redial calls, and more.

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A micro USB connector for charging is built into the inline controller. There’s a tiny LED next to volume up button that will glow red while the earbuds are charging and will turn blue when charging is finished.

This LED will also flash blue and red when in pairing mode. Speaking of pairing, I tested the J1’s with an iPhone 7 Plus and have no problems with the initial pairing and subsequent connections after turning the earbuds off and back on again.

When it comes to comfort, the TREBLAB J1’s are great. Earbuds usually start hurting my ears within minutes, but I’m able to wear the TREBLABs for extended periods of time without really noticing any discomfort at all. The J1’s are light weight and it’s easy to find a comfortable fit due to the included eartips. I prefer the silicone tips with the fins.

Audio quality and call quality

Listening music through the TREBLAB J1s is enjoyable.They won’t win any awards from audiophiles, but they offer enough bass along with good highs and lows that I can’t complain at all.

When it comes to call audio quality, I was equally impressed. The only caveat is that the J1s can only be paired to one device at a time.

Noise canceling

The J1s don’t offer true active noise canceling features. They offer passive canceling when you use the foam ear tips which offer a better ear seal.

 

Final thoughts

If you’ve been looking for an inexpensive pair of wireless earbuds that are comfortable and have good sound, look no further than the TREBLAB J1 Bluetooth earbuds. Along with their 1-year warranty and excellent customer service, they are a great buy.

Source: The sample for this review was provided by TREBLAB. Please visit their site for more info and Amazon to order.

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Product Information

Price:$40.00
Manufacturer:TREBLAB
Retailer:Amazon
Pros:
  • Simple design
  • Good price and 1-year warranty
  • Sound quality is good
  • Comfortable
Cons:
  • None
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6 comments… add one
  • Emil_M July 24, 2017, 10:27 am

    I have a bigger version of the Treblab, the XR100. I’ve tried a lot of headphones, but I end up going back to those most of the time. The one drawback I have with them, and with all BT headphones, is occasional static if my phone is on the opposite side of my body from the BT receiver in the headphones. Have you noticed any static/clicking with these headphones?

    BT headphones have become a commodity, and this is a brand that I’ve had a good experience using. I’m hoping that eventually someone comes up with an actual improvement in listening experience, but until then I’m probably gonna keep using headphones in this price range so that I don’t feel too angry at the occasional static.

    • Julie Strietelmeier July 24, 2017, 11:20 am

      I reviewed the XR100s too: http://the-gadgeteer.com/2016/03/10/treblab-xr100-bluetooth-headphones-review/
      I like the J1s a LOT better. I don’t care for earhooks. 🙂
      I haven’t noticed static when my phone is on the opposite side from the receiver. I’m listening to them right now and I don’t hear any clicking or static.

      • Emil_M July 24, 2017, 11:37 am

        I just checked and I bought my XR100s in May of 2016, so I’m pretty sure I read your review before I made the purchase 😉 I tolerate the ear hooks, but the J1 style is much more preferable to me. I can only use over the ear cans during winter months in place of a hat or ear muffs.

        The static/drop out isn’t constant – maybe every other minute when I’m out in the open, and almost never indoors. I think if you stay in one room the BT signal bounces around and hits the receiver (bear in mind I’m not an engineer, so I’m just guessing). And it’s very momentary, not constant. I used to listen to static filled FM radio when younger, but technology has spoiled me for imperfections. It happens while walking, so I guess it might be the phone’s line of sight to the ear receiver getting momentarily broken.

        I’ve also tried using the headphones that came with my Samsung S8, but the cord is a minor annoyance slightly greater than the occasional mini-drop out of the BT headphones. First world problems, I know.

        Keep up the good work!

        • Julie Strietelmeier July 24, 2017, 11:38 am

          I haven’t tested the J1s outside. I’ll try that soon and report back if I notice the static problem.

  • Mark_R July 24, 2017, 11:18 am

    I have been looking for a good set of BT ear buds and have yet to find a pair with decent voice quality for phone calls. I have BT cans with omni-directional mics and they seem to be better than any ear buds I can find but are not as convenient to transport. I would be interested to know if you have tested the voice quality of the Trebalab buds as the price point is attractive.

    • Julie Strietelmeier July 24, 2017, 11:24 am

      I’ve made several calls and haven’t had any complaints from the other side of the calls and on the TREBLAB side, they sound great when paired with my iPhone 7 Plus.

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