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- Five colors are offered.
- It has an integrated charging wire and is rated IPX4 for perspiration resistance.
There is no way that the Go Air Pop will receive any design honors. They do, however, check all the necessary boxes for a pair of earbuds that fit comfortably and lightly in the ears and provide extra tips to enhance fit.
You can pick them up in five various colours for people who want a burst of colour. You might want to choose something brighter because my dark set didn’t feel that thrilling to look at.
The Go Air Pop don’t have the smallest earbuds, but they don’t stick out badly either, which is a relief. To assist you get the best fit, a selection of small, medium, and large gel tips are also included in the box. The medium set worked perfectly for me, and note that it was simple and quick to take off a set of tips to try a different size, so most people should be able to find something here.
I’ve used these buds all day, briefly in bed at night, and for intervals of 1-2 hours, and they have never given me any pain. Even though these buds are inexpensive, they don’t feel that way at all. They don’t press or feel uncomfortable in the ear.
They performed well throughout exercise as well. The Go Air Pop have an IPX4 rating for sweat and water resistance, so they should be able to tolerate a few drops of water. I’ve worn these while running, rowing, and doing HIIT exercises, and they haven’t annoyably fallen out of place for me.
Although it wouldn’t be clear by simply looking at these earbuds, you do get a microphone for taking calls and some onboard controls. They have touch capabilities that let you adjust the volume, play and pause audio, skip tracks, call your smart assistant, answer calls, and switch between EQ modes.
Some of those features, like handling calls or switching EQ modes, are divided between the two earbuds or accessible on both. Unfortunately, there isn’t a companion app that allows you to change the number of taps or the controls that are given to each bud.
The Go Air Pop’s controls are definitely not its strongest point. Sometimes, turning up the volume by tapping once can be confused with trying to skip a track. Triple-tapping to switch EQ modes occasionally proven difficult, which is made more difficult if you’re going to use them while working out. If you’re sitting at a desk, they usually take instructions well, although occasionally you may need to repeat them.
The plastic charging case is a convenient size for carrying about and can be used to store the wireless earbuds when not in use. The most crucial component is the integrated USB charging cord found on the bottom of the device, which is great if you have trouble holding onto cables.
Price and availability
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At the JLab’s ultra-affordable end of the market, competition and profit margins are fierce. There is always a race to pack dependable connectivity, respectable endurance, and on-device controls into ever-smaller price points while managing to make a profit.
In actuality, JLab created a novel pair of new earphones that accomplish this for $20 (£20), albeit I’m still unsure of how. Did someone on JLab’s payroll sell their soul to the devil in a Faustian, Robert Johnson-style pact? Please, no. But one cannot be certain.
First off, these Bluetooth 5.1 earbuds connected to my phone at the first time of asking, and as basic a statement as it may seem, the fact that a product powers up simply, shows up in the Bluetooth menu of my phone and pairs – without the 15 minutes of head scratching, a third read of the Quick Start Guide and a full factory reset – already puts them streets ahead of certain buds we’ve tested at up to 10 times the price.
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When the earbuds are fully charged and inserted into your ears, they promptly pair with the last device they recognized and reassuringly announce, “Bluetooth connected, battery full.” Even if these are small and sporadic checks written in the JLabs’ favor, they do build up. Even though flawless operation might seem like the absolute minimum, JLab is outperforming rivals considerably further up the food chain only by passing these simple tests.
Oh, and a volume control on the device? hefty check I have berated several high-end earbud sets for failing to provide what seems like a basic feature to desire from your headphones (AirPods Pro, I’m looking at you), but with these, a simple tap of either earpiece increases (right) or decreases (left) the volume by one. Almost too simple. To utilize Siri or Google, double-tap the left button; to play or pause music, double-tap the right button. It will advance or rewind a track if you keep your finger on either earpiece for more than a second.
There’s a mic in each earbud for call-handling, and don’t for a second believe that no app means no EQ presets – triple tap either earpiece and you’ll hear the calming voice say “balanced’, “bass boost” or “JLab signature”. My experience with these little devices has never resulted in them misinterpreting the morse code on my index finger.
It would be unreasonable to demand too much more from these earbuds given their excellent ability to play music. If you were anticipating that JLab has managed to achieve sound perfection for the princely amount of $20, you may need to reconsider. Instead of aptX HD, LDAC, or hifalutin higher-res codecs, you are getting SBC vanilla Bluetooth provided at dirt-cheap costs.
The name doesn’t exactly scream “audio excellence”—”air” and “pop” aren’t exactly words we’d use to describe 6mm drivers and Bluetooth connectivity—but keep in mind that Sony once released a limited-edition “silent white” colorway for the WH-1000XM4 and silence doesn’t necessarily imply great-sounding cans. Which company has the more budget to perhaps perform a focus group on that name? Correct.
These $20 in-ears cannot be meaningfully compared to class-leading goods from Sony, Apple, or Sennheiser in terms of sound quality, and there are no current class-leaders at that price point because there isn’t much real competition in that market.
You should be aware that JLab’s solution sounds far superior to everything else in its pricing range. It can even compete with the more expensive Sony WF-C500, which it outperforms in terms of design and battery life but not audio quality.
Well, the treble needs polish and rhythmically they’re a little flat (stream Tinie Tempah’s Frisky and the scary entrance is ever-present, rather than developing and gloomy), but I maintain that JLab’s Go Air Pop are a good listen overall, especially for this money. Although I concede that the timing here lacks a modicum of cohesiveness, the vocals are generally effectively handled in the mids, and the bottom weight is properly handled.
Let Her Cry by Hootie & the Blowfish and the various guitars are presented to each ear in a rather roomy, open soundscape as well. While Prince’s signature singing style sounds a touch harsh when you listen to Kiss, you will still hear all of the bass funk in the start. The treble, which can distort even in relatively simple passages, is the main reason why it is tough to gush about the sound quality sonically, but it isn’t really the subject at hand.
Budget-conscious, reliable sound is the key message. And that is provided here for up to 32 hours.
The JLab Go Air Pop truly impresses for the price. They have good battery life and a configuration that won’t require you to charge them frequently. They also feel comfortable to wear all day and even during physical activity. These are arguably some of the best true wireless earbuds you can get right now if you truly don’t want to spend more than $20 or £20 on a pair of them.