Jabra Revo Wireless Headphones Review


photo 3 (6)My husband, Josh and I LOVE the Jabra product line. Several months ago, he and I tried out the Jabra Freeway and I allowed (haha yeah I did!) him to keep it in his car. After all, he would have gotten way more use out of it than I would have. I, then, just recently received the opportunity to review the Jabra Revo Wireless Headphones. When I told Josh about it, he about flipped out…in a good way, of course! 😉

He even wrote a very lengthy review on this product. Read on about what he wrote about the Jabra Headphones:

“First I want to talk about connectivity

This device has full bluetooth support for audio streaming + phone calls. It also supports simultaneous connections between multiple devices. I kept my iPhone and iPad connected via Bluetooth pretty much 24/7. When I attempted to connect a 3rd device it would not stay connected. So I’m guessing it is limited to two. However by breaking out the USB connector I could connect my MacBook Pro at the same time and audio switching was as simple as firing up audio on the device I wanted and it took over presidency until I tried another one.  At one point I was in the middle of an online gaming match chatting with teammates via a computer chat client and during game play my phone started ringing right as a teammate starts talking. He was instantly muted and my iPhone was given audio priority by the headphones. Which under normal circumstances would be desired. (Example, listening to music which then gets muted when a phone call comes in). Luckily in this case what my teammate was saying wasn’t overly important so no loss.

photo 1 (9)I did notice that when playing a game on the iPad the device was unable to compensate for the Bluetooth lag so the audio and game was half a second out is sync. However movie audio sync was perfect. This is a device/technology flaw and not the fault of the headphones but I wanted to point in out incase anyone else experiences it they’ll know why and what to blame.

Now the all important noise canceling.

I’ve had noise canceling headphones that had to have the volume cranked up to almost 100% to block out background noise. I think they call that noise canceling by deafness. With the REVO Wireless Headphones the noise canceling was apparent just from putting them on. There is a definite lack of background noise that comes close to resembling being in a sound room at a speaker factory where the walls are all setup with padding at different angles to prevent any sound reverberation period. After a while it starts to hurt the ear drums from such a completely lack of noise. Fortunately the REVO has a great balance of noise canceling while still being able to be aware of your surroundings and hear while the audio is off. Now as a matter of disclaimer I would NOT recommend wearing these while watching the kids home alone or any other activity where hearing could save yours or someone else’s life. I was sitting at my desk working listening to music at about 2/3s volume capacity completely oblivious to my surroundings. In the course of about 2 minutes my 8 month old had stuck a piece of paper we missed in her mouth and started choking on it (not bad enough she couldn’t breath but bad enough it was irritating her throat). My wife was a few steps away and picked her up and proceeded to fish it out of her mouth not sure what our daughter was choking on. In panic she started shouting for me and soon our other 3 kids came running and where shouting too. Between tracks I thought I heard a noise and turned round to see me wife down the hall way with an exasperated look on her face holding our daughter after what was clearly an ordeal. Suffice it to say I don’t wear them when I’m home alone with the kids.

photo 2 (9)Next the comfort factor

Ive always been a fan of Over ear headphones because i don’t care to have my ears pushed on for long periods of time especially when the material isn’t that comfortable. I am happy to say the REVO Wireless Headphones have the softest cushy ear pads I’ve ever owned in a pair of On ear or Over ear headphones. They are quite comfortable and it is very easy for me to forget that they are On ear headphones. The only downside I could find is that for some like me with a bigger head (alway had to get bigger hats growing up) the headphones come in just one size (height adjustable but not width adjustable) so after wearing them for 6-7 hrs straight I started noticing a bit of pressure build up on my temples and had to take a break. (I’m sure my mother would cringe at hearing I had headphones on for 7 hours lol). For the average sitting season of 1-3 hours I have no problems with discomfort. In fact I was listening to one of my favorite playlists on shuffle the entire time I wrote this review with zero discomfort. Laying down on the couch probably helped with that a bit thought.

Another note on the design i want to point out is that they feel extremely durable. The hinges feel solid and not cheaply made like some of the other brand names in audio devices. The speakers are attached to a durable metal piece that slides for height adjustment and over all the headphones feel solid. I’ve had no fears about tossing them on the furniture or setting them down a little more roughly on the desk then I intended to.

Last the audio quality

Other headphones I’ve owned had to be burned in before the audio quality was what I considered acceptable for the ratings and reviews the device had gotten. As a DJ I got really picky and particular about what I listened to music on. I hate sound distortion that can occurred when listening to audio on a device that cant support the highs and lows the track was meant to have. Ive returned dozens of headphone sets to electronic and audio stores because they weren’t producing the right quality of sound. With the REVO Wireless headphones the audio quality was instantly everything it was advertised to be. It’s not as good as a pair of high end musician grade headphones but for everyday listening it passed the test for me. Adding the other features the REVO has makes these my new headphones of choice for music, movies, audiobooks, gaming, and even the occasional DJing I still do (that part in thanks to the multiple connection options. Never DJ using bluetooth. Bad idea.)

On that note I saw a Facebook post about why you would want wires for a set of wireless headphones and wanted to add, for an audiophile who did DJ work for years I appreciate the purer audio quality I got from going straight from a 3.5mm jack. I wish I had these back when I was DJing full time.”

He basically said it all for me. I loved how the headphones fold up for travel. Also, when I used them, they were very comfortable on my head and worked well! The ONLY downside to them is that I can’t wear them often, since I am a stay-at-home mom. Like my husband said, never wear them when your attention requires to be somewhere else. They’re fantastic quality and you should definitely check them out if you’re looking for a good set of headphones that will last you a long time!

“I don’t use headphones often, but when I do, I use the Jabra Revo Wireless Headphones!”

(I received the headphones from Jabra in exchange for a review. I was under no obligation to give a positive review. The opinion my husband and I gave was 100% our own.)



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