Jabra Move Wireless Review

Jabra Move Wireless Review
Jabra Move Wireless Review
Jabra Move Wireless Review
Jabra Move Wireless Review
Jabra Move Wireless Review
Jabra Move Wireless Review
Introduction


Jabra, as we know, is a company that’s been in the business of making mobile Bluetooth headsets. We’ve reviewed the entire scope, from the high-end to the low, but very recently, they’ve also entered the premium headphones market as well – made especially known by the Jabra Revo Wireless. Another new option that’s priced more affordably at $99, the Jabra Move Wireless aims to broaden the company’s portfolio, while still delivering the unparalleled audio quality we’ve come to experience with its line of audio products.

Packaging contains:

  • Proprietary charger
  • 3.5mm rubber cable
  • Rubber microUSB cable
  • Users manual

Design

There’s no denying its industrial design language is apparent, but the availability of color options give it a slick contrast.

Clean and simple, that’s the design philosophy of the Jabra Move Wireless. It doesn’t try to be ornate, nor does it really try to overcomplicate things either, as the Scandinavian design of the Move Wireless is inspired by today’s modern, industrial buildings. Therefore, there are no surprises to the fact that it employs sturdy materials that join together in this sleek industrial package. Its solid frame, naturally, makes it durable to withstand most drops – so it’s not fragile like some of those plastic-made headphones.

The main frame of the headphones is constructed out of ultra-light stainless steel, which gives it that industrial appeal. However, we should note that it’s available in three color options – black, blue, and red. Wrapping around the headband, Jabra has employed this dirt resistant fabric that gives it a little bit of cushion. We wish there were more padding, but it’s simply there for separation. The ear cups, however, have more ample cushioning that makes them feel extremely comfortable as they rest on the outside of our ears.

In terms of its fit and comfort, the stainless steel frame is clearly stiff, offering very minimal articulation or flex. On one hand, it means that they stay put during heavy activity, like running or extreme cardio exercises, but on the other, they eventually become restricting over long periods of time. Yes, the headband is adjustable to accommodate all sorts of head sizes, as are the ear cups resting on the ends, but the ear cups themselves can only rotate a little bit.

The right ear cup houses a physical power button, microUSB port to charge its battery, microphone, and an LED light. Meanwhile, the left one features a 3.5mm auxiliary jack that can be used as a wired pair of headphones, volume controls, and a multi-function button. Even though there are no dedicated media controls, functions such as rewind/forward and pause/play can be achieved by long pressing either the volume up/down and pressing on the multi-function button respectively.

Compared to some other headphones we’ve reviewed recently, the Jabra Move Wireless doesn’t offer nearly as many features with its arsenal. Indeed, we’re given a combinational wired and wireless solution here, but it lacks other prized modern amenities like NFC for quick pairing, active noise cancellation, or app enhancing software. Despite that, its lower price point very much dictates its minimalist features set, which we don’t mind at all.

 

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Jabra Move Wireless Review

Jabra Move Wireless Review
Jabra Move Wireless Review
Jabra Move Wireless Review
Jabra Move Wireless Review
Jabra Move Wireless Review
Jabra Move Wireless Review
Introduction


Jabra, as we know, is a company that’s been in the business of making mobile Bluetooth headsets. We’ve reviewed the entire scope, from the high-end to the low, but very recently, they’ve also entered the premium headphones market as well – made especially known by the Jabra Revo Wireless. Another new option that’s priced more affordably at $99, the Jabra Move Wireless aims to broaden the company’s portfolio, while still delivering the unparalleled audio quality we’ve come to experience with its line of audio products.

Packaging contains:

  • Proprietary charger
  • 3.5mm rubber cable
  • Rubber microUSB cable
  • Users manual

Design

There’s no denying its industrial design language is apparent, but the availability of color options give it a slick contrast.

Clean and simple, that’s the design philosophy of the Jabra Move Wireless. It doesn’t try to be ornate, nor does it really try to overcomplicate things either, as the Scandinavian design of the Move Wireless is inspired by today’s modern, industrial buildings. Therefore, there are no surprises to the fact that it employs sturdy materials that join together in this sleek industrial package. Its solid frame, naturally, makes it durable to withstand most drops – so it’s not fragile like some of those plastic-made headphones.

The main frame of the headphones is constructed out of ultra-light stainless steel, which gives it that industrial appeal. However, we should note that it’s available in three color options – black, blue, and red. Wrapping around the headband, Jabra has employed this dirt resistant fabric that gives it a little bit of cushion. We wish there were more padding, but it’s simply there for separation. The ear cups, however, have more ample cushioning that makes them feel extremely comfortable as they rest on the outside of our ears.

In terms of its fit and comfort, the stainless steel frame is clearly stiff, offering very minimal articulation or flex. On one hand, it means that they stay put during heavy activity, like running or extreme cardio exercises, but on the other, they eventually become restricting over long periods of time. Yes, the headband is adjustable to accommodate all sorts of head sizes, as are the ear cups resting on the ends, but the ear cups themselves can only rotate a little bit.

The right ear cup houses a physical power button, microUSB port to charge its battery, microphone, and an LED light. Meanwhile, the left one features a 3.5mm auxiliary jack that can be used as a wired pair of headphones, volume controls, and a multi-function button. Even though there are no dedicated media controls, functions such as rewind/forward and pause/play can be achieved by long pressing either the volume up/down and pressing on the multi-function button respectively.

Compared to some other headphones we’ve reviewed recently, the Jabra Move Wireless doesn’t offer nearly as many features with its arsenal. Indeed, we’re given a combinational wired and wireless solution here, but it lacks other prized modern amenities like NFC for quick pairing, active noise cancellation, or app enhancing software. Despite that, its lower price point very much dictates its minimalist features set, which we don’t mind at all.



Connectivity


Upon turning it on for the first time, the Jabra Move Wireless is automatically placed into pairing mode. Once it’s connected, we’re able to maintain connectivity to a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 for up to 50 feet before losing connection. Pairing it to another device is a simple process too, seeing that the Move Wireless is always set into pairing mode when it’s turned on.

Performance

Favoring the low audio range, much like many other contemporary headphones, bass is well represented.

Jabra Move Wireless Review
Jabra Move Wireless Review
Let’s start off with its wired quality. Like the majority of today’s youth oriented headphones, the Jabra Move Wireless favors a bass-heavy audio production – so lows are represented in the audio range more than anything else. Luckily, though, it’s not to the point too overpowering, as mids and highs are still able to come off cleanly. Setting the volume to its loudest, there’s never a point where it sounds shrill or straining. Rather, it’s able to maintain its crisp tones.

Moving over to its Bluetooth connection, we’re happy to report that there’s minimal degradation or separation from its wired audio quality. That’s fantastic news, of course, especially when Jabra’s signature DSP continues to deliver the same crisp audio ranges that are so prominent with its wired connection. Yet again, lows are more profound than everything else. This not a bad thing per se, more so when it seamlessly gives the quality a poppy edge.

Naturally, we can use the Jabra Move Wireless for _phone_ calls too. With its ample volume output and the slight suppression we get from wearing it, voices have a strong presence even if there’s a lot of background noise in the environment. Voices have a clear and concise tone through the headphones, but on the other end of the line, our callers complain about the subtle distortion of our voice – plus the nosie that’s picked up by the microphone. Nevertheless, it’s still quite usable and tolerable enough to handle conversations.

Battery


The manufacturer has its rated to offer 8 hours of talk time/music time, and up to 12 days of standby, but in our real world usage, we’re able to get a little bit over 5 hours between charges. Primarily using it is for workout sessions, which are approximately 2 hours long each time, we don’t necessarily require continuous longevity with its battery life. Certainly, our experience is less than its rating, so recharges are required every few days or so. Thankfully, it takes approximately 1.5 hours for its battery to be fully charged.

Conclusion


Its feature set pales in comparison to other headphones we’ve checked out, nor is there really anything too outstanding with its design, but despite that, the biggest attraction to the Jabra Move Wireless is its excellent audio quality and aggressive price point. With a retail cost of only $99, it’s not something that’ll drain your wallets like some of the other headphones in its category. Best of all, though, is that its audio quality is rich with robust ranges, strong volumes, and crisp tones.

Now, this isn’t the kind of headphones that will win audio purists, but rather, it’s a pair we’d recommend to those who prefer a sporty style of headphones for their workouts. With its sturdy industrial design, the Jabra Move Wireless is something that stays firmly in place – even with heavy activity. And at the same time you’re constantly moving, the Move Wireless is sure to keep the tunes flowing smoothly.


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