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The Review: Jabra Revo Wireless Headphones
Reputed for its gadgets that spearhead with quality and convenience, Jabra made its name through production of wireless Bluetooth headphones that add depth and dimension to the listening experience. Now Jabra presents Revo Wireless, a headphone that fits the times in both its stylish design and technologically-advanced features — Bluetooth, cable-free and touch-sensitive control. Backed by enhanced power management for up to 12 hours of music and talk, high-definition sounds are provided in supreme comfort.
While the Revo boasts a wireless Bluetooth option, it comes with inline controls and microphone insert below the left cup and a 3.5mm micro USB cable insert on the right allows for battery charging. On the headphone cups’ side panel, an on/off button activates Bluetooth. Simply hold down “pairing” for three seconds until the blue light flashes to connect. This is reinforced with a voice conducted through the headphones that instruct you on how to pair your device with the headphones. Designed to be interactive, the Revo features a Turntable Touch control, which act as touch-sensitive pads on the earphone’s side, allowing one to play, skip or pause music without having to reach for the device. This allows users to manage incoming calls and adjust volume by dialing a finger in circular motion. The battery life for the Jabra Revo is astounding, with up to 12 hours of wireless music and talk. To charge, simply connect the USB cable from the headphone insert to a computer. The red battery icon on the side is also helpful in indicating when you’re running low on juice.
Look and Feel
The headphones incorporate a modern, mechanical design, with grey, black and orange as central color schemes. The memory foam ear-cups, 40mm in diameter, are crafted for comfort with slight pivoting to distinguish left from right. The ear-cups are attached to a durable aluminum frame, leading to a plastic shatterproof headband that’s extendable with a cup-to-cup cable. Weighing only 240g, the vinyl pads are lightweight. They also cut out environmental noise and are comfortable to wear. The headphone’s compact and sleek design includes foldable arms. This travel-savvy design permits convenient storage when space is scarce. The headphones themselves may not be the lightest available, but the blend of plastic and aluminum is dexterously crafted with dependability at its center.
The Jabra Revo offers crisp, quality sound for a compact profile. The sound is rich and clear while the padded memory earphones omit any interfering noise. The most impressive sound feature on these headphones are the incorporation of the Dolby Digital Plus enhanced sound, offering surround sound on par with your home sound system. Syncing with your smartphone, the Revo connects over Bluetooth, allowing you to browse your music via the Jabra Sound application available on iOS and Android smartphones. Jabra Sound is a free app that taps into the phone’s audio library. It is run via a Dolby Signal processor, providing great equalization and sound with its advanced Mobile Surround technology. Dolby processing levels out the mid-range and higher frequencies so that your listening experience is not hindered by muffled bass. Near Field Communication (NFC) feature also allows headphone-to-headphone pairing to share music with others. However, the wireless function leads to deterioration of sound if positioned over nine meters from your smartphone or audio device.
Overall, the Jabra Revo is made with convenience and commuter in mind, offering precision in sound and technologically-savvy features such as wireless Bluetooth connection and NFC processor. Given the advanced design, one downfall is that if you’re not a smartphone user, you won’t fully utilize the Dolby Digital Plus enhancement available via the Jabra app, yet the plug-in and Bluetooth option still allows you to use the headphones via other devices. Its durable construction is also unyielding and hard to fracture, but the catch means that it’s not the most malleable. Priced at $250 USD, the Jabra Revo is more of an investment than an impulse buy, but for those adhered to a quality listening experience, the headphones are definitely worth the extra cost. Compared to other contemporaries like the Sennheiser MM500-X set or Beats by Dre Solo, the Jabra Revo is less bulky and more user-friendly, foregoing any need to fiddle with wires with its Turntable Touch control. If you like what you see, head over to the Apple store now to purchase the Jabra Revo Bluetooth Headphones.
“Now Jabra presents Revo Wireless, a headphone that fits the times in both its stylish design and technologically-advanced features — Bluetooth, cable-free and touch-sensitive control.”
“Overall, the Jabra Revo is made with convenience and commuter in mind, offering precision in sound and technologically-savvy features such as wireless Bluetooth connection and NFC processor.”