JBL Endurance Sprint Wireless Sport Headset

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The JBL Endurance Sprint wireless sport headphones are designed to be the ideal workout accessory for an active lifestyle. It’s lightweight build, touch-sensitive controls, and use of Bluetooth connectivity make this set easy to wear during both indoor and outdoor workouts. The connecting wire is short enough to be non-intrusive, and its IPX7 rating ensures that it holds up against sweat, dust, and water.

Other features are included to make this set more comfortable and convenient, such as a micro USB cable and three different sizes of ear tips. It also offers an eight-hour battery life, which is perfect for travel time, multiple workouts, or even a full day at work. In addition, it comes in a range of five different colors to ensure that more buyers can find a set that works for them and their particular style.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

-Comfortable in-ear fit

-Affordable price tag

-Versatile wear

-Water and sweat-proof

-Easy to store away

-Bluetooth connectivity

Cons

-Hypersensitive control buttons

-Inconsistent volume quality

-Not for swimming

Activities
Activities

Activities

Aside from a few limitations, the Endurance Sprint has pretty much the same versatile wear as other models offered in this line. Buyers find this to be a terrific accessory for their runs, bike rides, and for different types of indoor workouts. Several have also stated that it proves to be just as useful while they're at work or traveling, meaning that they can listen to music and make phone calls from almost anywhere.

This set's IPX7 rating against sweat, dust, and water only adds to its level of versatility. It can easily hold up against intense workouts, runs through rain or snow, hot weather, and even the occasional shower. However, professional reviewers have advised that it's not meant to be used while swimming or diving.

There is also one other downside, as least according to this set's listing on the JBL website. While it works for phone calls and music, it's not designed to be compatible with voice command features such as Siri or Google assist. Therefore, those who use these apps frequently might want to find another pair of headphones.
Basic Features
Basic Features

Basic Features

While the Endurance Sprint has a similar design to other sets within its line, JBL uses a different technology to make this one more convenient. It’s described as a MagHook design, which attaches to the buyer’s shirt or jacket by using a magnetic hook, ensuring that it stays out of the way when not in use. However, the usual TwistLock and SoftFlex technologies are still used to provide comfortable and customizable wear.

This set also does away with standard buttons and, instead, utilizes touch-sensitive controls for everything from adjusting the volume and answering calls to starting, stopping, and skipping songs. A visual guide to using this particular feature is readily available on this set’s JBL website listing, and several video tutorials can also be found online. While it is convenient for some, several buyers have actually complained that this one is too sensitive for their liking.

Other features are also included for even greater convenience and more satisfying wear. Its silicone ear tips provide a comfortable and non-irritating in-ear fit, and three different sizes are offered to ensure the best wear possible for all buyers. Its connecting wire is short enough that it won’t get caught on passing objects and interfere with the buyer’s workout, and a USB charging cable enables easy power-ups.
Advanced Features
Advanced Features

Advanced Features

Just like all other wireless headsets, the Endurance Sprint relies on Bluetooth connectivity to be fully functional. It features a wireless range of up to 33 feet and works with any smart device that’s compatible with version 4.0, and buyers can easily control their music and volume from their chosen device. With that said, however, it does not appear to work with Google Assist or Siri voice command apps.

Buyers are also relatively satisfied with this set’s IPX7 rating, which means that it can resist sweat, dust, and water. This makes it a useful accessory even during hot days, sudden storms, or very intense workouts. While some buyers have been known to wear it in the shower or during a light swim, it’s actually not meant to be submerged underwater for too long.

In addition, they’re also given a decent amount of battery life. On a two-hour charge, this set provides up to eight hours of playing time. Buyers can also charge for ten minutes in order to get a full hour of use.
Sound Quality
Sound Quality

Sound Quality

The Endurance Sprint’s overall sound quality has been given very mixed reviews online. This is particularly strange to buyers since it’s supposed to be excellent when everything is in working order.

This set’s frequency response range is listed at 20Hz - 20kHz, which is standard for an everyday headset. Each side features a 10mm driver with a sensitivity rating of -20dB, which many audio enthusiasts consider to be good for a set like this. Reviewers have also complemented its bass and mids, which were quite strong for a pair of sports headphones.

Unfortunately, a large number of buyers have complained about this set’s inconsistent volume. They’ve stated that it’s never as loud as they want it to be, even with the sound turned all the way up. It should be mentioned, however, that these are not noise-canceling headphones, so it’s possible that these buyers were expecting this particular quality.
Connectivity
Connectivity

Connectivity

As stated before, the Endurance Sprint relies on Bluetooth connectivity in order to be fully functional. It uses version 4.0, and can easily pair with any mobile device that’s compatible with this type.

Buyers can use the touch controls to activate a connection and then go to their device’s Bluetooth settings to select this headset and switch it on. From there, buyers can easily make phone calls, listen to music or podcasts, and even watch videos while wearing it.

Unfortunately, this set’s overall lack of durability does mean that its connectivity will diminish over time. This means that not only will calls and music suddenly get interrupted or drop completely, but some have also claimed that it loses its ability to hold a charge.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Although most of the Endurance Sprint's features have received mixed reviews, its comfortable wear has still been widely praised. Its lightweight build means that it won't interfere with any of the buyer's activities, and its connecting wire is short enough that it won't get caught on passing objects. And the use of TwistLock and SoftFlex technologies ensures customizable wear and a very comfortable feel around the ears.

Of course, it's the use of silicone for the ear tips that truly ensures a comfortable fit and non-irritating wear. As is standard with all in-ear headphones, this set comes with three different sizes of ear tips to ensure that all buyers can find their ideal fit. As a result, buyers feel perfectly fine with wearing this set for hours while training, at work, or even out traveling.
Style
Style

Style

The Endurance Sprint features a design that's very similar to other JBL models within this same line. Aside from its standard in-ear fit, it also features a MagHook design that fits behind the buyer's ear to ensure that it really stays in place. And the return of TwistLock and SoftFlex technologies make it completely customizable.

While its use of touch-sensitive controls might make this set look bulky in photographs, it's still lightweight and minimal enough that it won't interfere at all with the buyer's activities. Furthermore, the connecting wire that runs between each bud ensures that this set is easier to store away without running the risk of it becoming lost or damaged.

As an added bonus, buyers are happy to know that this set comes in five different color options when purchasing this set. While plain black seems to be the most popular selection, they can also choose between black/yellow, red, blue, and even teal.
Durability
Durability

Durability

For the most part, buyers seem to agree that the Endurance Sprint is quite durable. Its IPX7 rating allows it to resist sweat and water for all-weather wear, and the use of TwistLock and SoftFlex technologies means extra to give, which actively prevents external damage. While similar wires have been known to wear down and tear over time, reviews don't indicate that this is a major problem for buyers.

However, this set's long-lasting wear depends entirely on how well the buyer takes care of it. This means storing it way properly to avoid possible tangles and keeping the earbuds clean after each use. In addition, further research should be performed on which environments might be harmful to this particular model.

Some buyers also seem to have misinterpreted this set's water resistance rating. While it is able to hold up against constant sweat and surprise rain or snowstorms, it's not intended to be used while swimming. In fact, several reviewers have noted that it automatically shuts off as soon as it comes into contact with water.
Ease of Use
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

Online reviews seem to be quite mixed when it comes to how easy the Endurance Sprint is to use every day. In theory, this particular set should be quite simple for users. Its touch-sensitive controls eliminate bulk and confusing buttons, and several buyers have stated that it was surprisingly easy for them to set up and connect to their smartphones.

Unfortunately, a number of reviewers have complained that this isn't the case at all. They've stated that its touch controls are either hypersensitive or that they have to repeatedly tap them to get the desired response. Furthermore, its inconsistent volume and overall sound quality can ruin phone calls and make music listening difficult.
Power Source
Power Source

Power Source

Just like most other wireless headsets, the Endurance Sprint comes with a USB cable that can easily plug into the buyer's computer or a portable charger. While not as convenient as a charging case, this versatility does mean that runners can have easy access to a quick power-up even while they're on the go. And its listing on the brand's website shows that it takes less than two hours for this set to be fully charged and ready for the day.

The eight-hour battery life is acceptable to most buyers. While it might not be quite as long as what is offered by some of JBL's other wireless models, it's still enough for several workouts or even a full day at work. And when they are in need of a quick charge, they can simply plug it in for ten minutes to get a full hour of battery life.
Price
Price

Price

Considering the price of many similar sets on the market, the Endurance Sprint proves to be surprisingly affordable. It's fond on the JBL website, and several other online retailers such as Best Buy and B&H, for only $50. Other sites such as Amazon, eBay, and even Century 21 sell it for a noticeably reduced price, sometimes as low as $25.

While some buyers would consider this set to be an incredible bargain, its extremely mixed reviews show that this might not be the case at all. Many reviewers have expressed frustration over its hypersensitive touch controls and inconsistent volume levels, with some even saying that they had to return it after only a few weeks. Others wish that its durability levels were higher and that this set could be better used while swimming.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-IPX7 rating
-MagHook design
-TwistLock and SoftFlex
-Bluetooth connectivity
-Touch-sensitive controls
-Eight-hour battery life
-Silicone ear tips
-Five color options
-$50 price tag
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

On the surface, there's no reason why JBL's Endurance Sprint wireless headset shouldn't be a high seller. It provides highly versatile and comfortable wear that works in all forms of weather. Touch controls and a wireless set-up give runners complete freedom, and its surprising color options provide something for everyone.

Unfortunately, reviewers claim that there are several factors that work against this particular set. They've complained about its lack of durability and wish that it was truly water-resistant. Furthermore, many would have preferred a set that's truly noise-canceling.

Despite the negative feedback, hope isn't completely lost for the fan of this brand. There is still a chance that JBL will take all of these critiques into consideration and work a little harder to make the next set in the Endurance line something that buyers will truly love.