Initial Thoughts on the Jarv NMotion Bluetooth Earphones
|The Jarv NMotion Earphones and Running Case|
As any good eBay shopper knows you can get all kinds of Chinese knockoffs of questionable quality but dirt cheap prices there. That wasn't what I was looking for. I wanted something that wasn't top tier (LG, Beats, Jay Birds), but still had a name, their own website, and a minimum three star rating on Amazon. These Jarv NMotion earphones fit the bill, and, purchased with the running armband (I needed a new one) came in at the very right price of $32 including 3 day shipping. They come with three different sized rubber tips (I have Comply foam ones on in the above photo that I had lying around), ear stabilizers (which I have no clue on how to use) and ear hooks. Also included is a short micro USB cord for charging, and a very cheap grey pouch to store everything in.
Quick rundown of the pertinent specs: These are Bluetooth 4.0 earphones with a rated talk/music time of five hours.
So I took them out for their first run today, and have my quick thoughts on them. First of all they are big.
|My old Logitech 500vms on the left, Jarv NMotion on right|
So far I'm impressed with the lack of dealing with cords while running. Though I didn't think the cord was that big of an issue before these earphones, I found not having the cord made for a more relaxed run as I wasn't using one hand to constantly stabilize the cord from my phone. I'm not so impressed with the fit, and subsequently the sound, of these. I'll try them one more time on Thursday, spending some more time pre-run to get the fit better and see how it goes.
Oh, and the case? For comparison I bought the cheapest armband case for my Moto X I could find on eBay. One, because I wasn't sure how long this running thing would really last, and two because I figured these cases were all just about the same so what did it matter? The Jarv case was quite a bit more comfortable on the arm, easier to get the phone in and out of, and just a little better made. At this point I'm more impressed with the case than the earphones.
UPDATE: I've decided I will be returning them.