At work my desk is set up with my laptop off to the side, and my main screens and keyboards right in front of me. This means that using headphones at my desk can be somewhat difficult. I could use wired headphones, but I would need a very long cord. My desk also is equipped with a wireless headset for my phone, but the audio quality is meant for voice, and so music tends to sound like an AM radio.
I decided to try out some wireless headphones that are meant for music, and tonight I picked up some JBL Everest 100 wireless earbuds. The sales person at Best Buy really liked this model, and said it was worth giving a try. I usually shy away from earbuds, as they don’t fit me ears very well. However, I can say that the JBL’s fit much, much better than any other earbud I’ve ever worn. They hook into the form of the ear, and come with different sized attachments to get just the right fit.
Once they were comfortable, I paired them with my laptop and put on some music. The quality was not bad, with solid range, though they could use more on the low end. I’ve listened to a few different types of music that I normally listen to, and they performed adequate across the spectrum, from rock to classical.
In addition, because of how tight they fit the ear, they cancel out external noise incredibly well for an earbud. It’s almost a little creepy how well they block outside noise. I would certainly never try to run with these, as they block out too much of the environment.
I’m going to spend the next few days with them to see how the fit feels after an extended period of time. I have 15 days to make up my mind if I want to keep these or try something else different. I’ll be sure to report on what I finally decide, or if I try some different models.