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JBL Endurance Peak Review

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An Earbuds Made for Sport

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JBL Endurance Peak are high-quality, wireless earbuds that allow for trouble-free exercise, thanks to their comfortable, PowerHook wrap design that keeps them firmly on your ears, letting you enjoy your activities. These earbuds provide an excellent sound quality for the size, great durability, and present a well-wrapped product that brings everything that the best earbuds should.

Specifications:

Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2
Type of charging: through the micro USB cable
Microphone Type: Integrated
Design type: PowerHook
Driver size: 10 mm
Frequency Response: 16 Hz – 22 kHz
Battery life: 4 hours (75mAh)
Charging Box battery life: 24 hours (1500mAh)
Weight: 322 grams
Dimensions: Length 48 mm, Height 28 mm, Width 38 mm

Features

Have in mind that JBL Endurance Peak earbuds are a premium product, with a Bluetooth 4.2 connection that offers connectivity at some 10 meters range, and a decent 75mAh battery that gives you slightly above four hours of autonomy. On top of that, there is also the 1,500mAh charging case, with additional 24 hours of playtime, included in the package, and the ability to submerge your JBL Endurance Peak for about 30 minutes in shallow water, due to its IPX7 rating.

More importantly, the delivered sound offers very good highs and boosted bass, while the vocals sound crisp and clear, positioning these earbuds very well among the best true wireless headsets on the market.

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Usage

JBL Endurance Peak earbuds are comfortable to wear thanks to their wrap-around design that places them around the back of the ear, without the need for excessive force, allowing you to wear them even for a long period of time. Moreover, their PowerHook design keeps them stable and well-positioned on your ears, preventing any miss-movements, or falls, while you are in the middle of the action, and also allows you to comfortably wear glasses while using the earbuds.

These earbuds’ IPX7 rating allows you go into the water while wearing them, and even submerge them into up to 1 meter of water; however, don’t forget to dry them fully before placing them in a drawer, box, or some other closed space. Have in mind that the JBL Endurance Peak offers Bluetooth 4.2 connection; therefore, expect random playback hiccups from time to time, due to the limitations of the connection itself, yet more importantly, an enclosure that proved to be the serious cornerstone in this earbuds’ performance. In other words, if you want a reliable signal, try to avoid walls between the earbuds and the source of the signal.

The touch-sensitive panel on the right earbud is easy to use and offers quick access; nonetheless, it can easily be misfired.

When talking about performance, JBL Endurance Peak provides balanced sound, with well-defined highs and boosted bass, especially deep bass. The vocals are very good, clear, while the only downside in the performance is the microphone that creates bad audio and offers distant sound, with artifacts.

Design

Considering the design, JBL Endurance Peak brings the aforementioned PowerHook system that allows for comfortable use and lets the earbuds gently wrap around the listener’s ears. In addition, PowerHook is also used to turn each earbud on or off, with the help of a small magnet, located on the nozzle’s house, that allows the hook to latch to itself, and power of the earbuds when the mechanism is locked in.

Other than the magnets, JBL Endurance Peak build also includes the involvement of premium plastic and silicone constructions offering a durable, yet lightweight build, while the earbuds themselves are available in three colors: black, blue, and red.

The charging case also comes in a compact size, offering a small footprint and good durability, and is fitted with four notification LEDs that show the charge level of the case battery, and two charging docks for each earbud. On the right side of the case, there is also a micro-USB port for charging, while the left side of the case allows cable looping, due to the built-in lanyard loop.

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Good

JBL Endurance Peak earbuds present a very good product with plenty of virtues and qualities that make them appealing to a large base of sport and exercise fans and people that simply lead actionable lives.

When you have quick charging, IPX7 water-resistance, powerful sound performance, and, equally important, reasonable price, on such a small product, like this one, you may be sure that you have something excellent in your hands, and JBL Endurance Peak earbuds are just that.

On top of that, these earbuds are comfortable to wear, they provide a secure fit and come with an additional charging box, as well as offer both stereo and mono sound and easy-to-use controls. They even come with three types of ear tips (small, medium, and large). In other words, they offer a very good value for the money, which ultimately makes them one of the better earbud options out there.

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Bad

Of course, all this great stuff doesn’t mean that there are no downsides because there are. However, they don’t represent anything major. In the first place, there’s the mediocre microphone, as well as the lack of USB C charging and high-quality Bluetooth codecs.

In addition, the connectivity also may provide inconsistent transmission, especially in closed spaces with plenty of walls, while the touch-screen controls allow for an easy miss. Nonetheless, all that is acceptable, when looking at the general picture and measure what you are getting with this one.

Final Thoughts

All in all, if you are after the best earbuds for exercise for the price and want to have ones that provide clear, powerful sound and are comfortable at the same time, JBL Endurance Peak earbuds should be seriously considered. Just look at their main rivals, such as the JBL Epic Air Elite and Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3100 earbuds, which, although close, are still behind them when it comes to the quality of performance and overall value.

About author

Miodrag Matović is a tech geek who loves writing about everything related to computers. He’s a graduate graphic designer, but found his passion elsewhere. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his family, dance with his wife, and put together new computers.
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