Jaybird Announces RUN True Wireless Headphones With Charging Case for $180

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Sport headphone company Jaybird today announced two new pairs of wireless headphones, including its first pair of truly wireless Bluetooth earbuds.

The Jaybird RUN True Wireless Headphones feature a four-hour battery life and come with a pocket-sized charging case providing an additional eight hours, for a total of 12 hours of battery life on the go, while a five-minute charge gives around one hour of play time.


Jaybird says the buds have a "double hydrophobic nano coating" that protects them from sweat and water damage. There's a single button on both earpieces that takes calls, starts and stops music, skips tracks, and activates Siri. The buds are also designed for one-ear use, allowing runners to stay more aware of their surroundings.

The Jaybird mobile app lets users adjust the sound signature of the earbuds in the lows, miss, and highs, and includes a Find My Buds feature if they go missing. The app also supports sharing of Spotify running-themed playlists with other Jaybird users.

At $180, the Jaybird RUN headphones are pricier than Apple's AirPods ($159) and come in two colors: Drift, which has white and silver metal accents, and Jet, which is black with silver metal accents.


The company's second new pair of headphones are basically a redesign of its miniscule Freedom buds and still have a wire that connects them behind the neck, but the Freedom 2 are said to have an improved fit and greater comfort, with double the battery life (up to eight hours) and water resistance.

The Freedom 2 headphones cost $149, and along with the new RUN earbuds should be available in stores in October, with pre-orders beginning today over on BestBuy, Amazon, and the Jaybird website.

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37 months ago
Why is everyone launching products without Bluetooth 5.0 but priced like a Pro?
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37 months ago
No Bluetooth 5.0?
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37 months ago
As long as Apple is the only company allowed to used the W1 chip, no other headset maker will be able to compete

Long live the airpods!
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37 months ago

I have a pair of Freedom F5s and AirPods. The Freedoms sound a ton better than my AirPods -- could be because Jaybirds app has an equalizer so you can customize the sound to the type of music you are listening to. I've never had any connectivity issues with the Freedoms -- or battery issues for that matter. I'm on my 3rd pair of AirPods, all replaced under warranty. The W1 chip is a bit overrated IMHO. The only reason I wear my AirPods over my Freedoms is the AirPods are superior for phone calls outside. They block out more ambient noise than the Freedoms.

For me, it’s all about the W1. I own a pair of the original Jaybird sport wireless (still work), went thru a pair of Beats Solo Wireless, a few cars, a JBL Charge 2... long story short: AirPods are the best Bluetooth experience I’ve encountered. There are still hiccups from time to time, but that’s always going to be Bluetooth.
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37 months ago
Hmm, I bought a pair of freedoms and really liked them but lost them at the airport. Was thinking of getting replacements but these will be more expensive albeit twice the battery life. Tough choice.
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37 months ago
I had some jaybirds a while back and they were terrible. Before amazon cleaned up reviews you could see the company was gaming them using other sites.

The product wasn't only unreliable, the support was abysmal. I would never contemplate giving them another cent and urge folks to look elsewhere.
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