JLab Epic Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Review
Active folks need all the inspiration they can get to help them finish any activity that they have flung themselves into.
Basically all people are inspired and motivated by their choice music, so mp3 players and smartphones are a must these days. However, for folks who are always on the go, anything that’s wireless is beneficial.
Enter the Epic Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless model from JLab; this could be the earphones that busy folks like you have been searching for.
These days, the market is packed with plenty of earphones and it can be quite a task to discover something that works effectively. JLab has a wide selection of earphones that you can choose from, from affordable ones to advanced models.
But is it worth the purchase? This JLab Epic Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless review will tackle the good things and not-so-good stuff about the device.
With some repeat spins and a variety of songs from pop, rock to hip-hop, the bass always took over.
This is good news to some, but certain customers might find this unappealing. If you are into an organic bass response, then this unit won’t fit your requirements.
The device veers towards lower frequencies. The high freqs are not as noticeable and articulated, particularly in audio tracks with lots of bass. The higher frequencies seem to slightly fade out and it gets lorded over by the bass.
However the low-mid range gives great game. Even though the high-mid could still get a little kick to it, each and every note sounds pleasant. Another plus was how much the bass and the sub-bass turned out. Both gave excellent sound without buckling.
The Bluetooth pairing can be done by clicking the device off, then pressing and holding for 10 seconds or more. A voice prompt will surface followed by red and blue blinking lights which indicates that the device is on pairing mode.
For smartphones, look for the Epic BT in your phones device settings and connect. If a password is required, just type in “0000” and the same voice prompt will surface followed by the red and blue blinking lights.
Design and Comfort
The in-ear headphones are manufactured with a slick black finish and includes a silvertone Jlab logo.
They also feature ear hooks crafted from memory wire; these wires hang down the back of your neck instead of the front and meant to stay out of your way to avoid knotting and snarling.
This will benefit people who often lead active lifestyles, those who exercise a lot, go to the gym and do plenty of running.
Although the product was named and marketed as a wireless model, the wires actually gather into a little loop together with the in-line remote controls meant for adjusting the volume and a microphone situated by the right.
The in-line remote control has a small cover where you can find the micro-USB port to connect your USB cable for charging purposes.
Charging takes up to 4 hours and playback will last for a good 10 hours which is good news for those who like to listen to music all the time.
It has an above average water resistance rating, which means you can clean them under the tap once it gets grimy from days of use. The unit is light and weighs only 18 grams.
The device comes with a selection of gel ear tips in differing sizes so you can pick one that will perfectly fit your ears.
The device also includes an additional carry case with a slot where you can store items like smart phones plus a clip so you can attach the device to your belt.
The device claims 10 hours of playback on a full charge. After using it for a while, it did prove the claims. However, the battery life also depends on the playback volume, so if you’re fond of listening to higher volumes, it will shorten battery life.
What’s In the Box
The Epic Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless contains the following details:
- Epic Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds
- 2 small cable management clips
- Universal USB with micro-USB cord
- Eco-leather and neoprene smartphone case
- 6 selections of silicone gel ear tips
- JLab’s World-Class Service
- 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
- Limited 1-Year Warranty
What Users Say
Users have plenty to say when it comes to the device’s design. Many were satisfied by it; the selections of attachments helped in terms of getting a comfortable fit.
Several users have commented that the fit was fantastic and didn’t slip out during activities.
They have also praised the product’s decent battery life and how simple and straightforward the Bluetooth pairing was; it connected easily with other devices like iPods.
Also, the in-line remote controls were also easy to use and were completely understated. In addition, the device provided a decent level of isolation from external noise.
However, a number of users complained about the microphone. One commented that it was poorly positioned. There was also no AAC support.
Another bad thing about the product was the fact that it did not include a specifications form, which annoyed a few customers. Without the help of a specs sheet, customers get a tad wary if the product really works, especially if it’s a high-end product.
The sound quality was not well-balanced as some have complained but those who have a penchant for loud bass will truly appreciate this.
On the other hand, several customers were thrilled that the product was affordable and it was worth buying it. It was cheaper as compared with other earphones available.
So if you don’t mind discernible bass on your tunes, need a device which can run up to 10 hours of use, are on a budget but need an earphone that works decently well and want a package with a good selection of ear tips and other accessories, then this product is for you.
However, if you are nitpicky about sound quality and specs, you have to search for another brand because this one might not work for you.