Jabra Revo Corded Headphones Review
Jabra is best known for their bluetooth headsets and accessories, but have ventured into the headphone market. The Jabra Revo headphones come in a wireless or wired version (I have the wired version for review). The headphones retail for $199.99 and can be purchased on Amazon (prices may vary).
The headphones come in either black or white and all the specifications can be found on Jabra’s website. The Revo headphones are well built. They feature a hard plastic material for the housing, but the piece supporting the headphones is metal, which add to the build quality. The headphones feel solid in the hand and seem like they can take a few drops. They do feel a bit heavy than some other on-ear headphones, but that is due to the 40mm drivers enclosed. The ear cups are comfortable, but I did experience some discomfort after wearing them for a period of time. Although, most on-ear headphones do cause my ears discomfort after a period of time using them. The head band has a rubber like material, which rests on the head, and is quite comfortable.
The headphones are able to fold up and fit in the included carrying pouch for on- the- go storage. The included braided cable has a microphone as well as volume control and a multifunction button. The multifunction button allows one to pause/ play music and skip a track or replay the last track. The small buttons on the controls do not always respond when pushed because it is hard to push the buttons accurately at time since they are small. The included cable plugs into one’s devices with a gold- plated 3.5 mm jack and is detachable from the headphones. Therefore, if the cable frays or stops working only it has to be replaced and not the headphones themselves. The cable can be plugged into the left or right ear cup. The unused ear cup plug can be used to share music with another person (explained in the video). Although, some power is lost when the music is shared between two users as the device is providing the power not the Revo headphones themselves (this feature was tested with an iPod Touch 3g).
The sound quality on these headphones are good. Highs, mids, and lows are all present when listening to music and at high volumes there is little to no distortion. Bass is overpowering at times, but mostly they boom enough to feel the bass but not overpower the music. The headphones do sound flat at times when I was watching movies, but that does not occur when listening to music.
The headphones come with a code to put into the available to download Jabra Sound app (available for free in the Apple app store and Google play store). The Sound app tailors one’s music library to the headphones to enhance the listening experience. There is also the option to choose which genre one is listening to and the equalizer levels change accordingly or one can customize any of the presets or modify a custom preset to one’s liking. The app does enhance the music listing experience but most people prefer to stick to their own personal sound applications rather than download a new app. Most people who used my iPod preferred the stock music app rather than the Jabra Sound app.
The Jabra Revo headphones do get looks because they are well built and look stylish. The orange accents and the orange cable adds just enough color to stand out without making them look to colorful. The minimal orange accents make the headphones perfect for most environments from work to a night out. These headphones are worth the money since they do deliver the sound quality expected and build quality expected of $200 headphones. I would recommend these headphones to those looking for great build quality, good sound, and look sleek.