• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea and Flashy Design But Poor Execution

    • Written by from Mars

    I bought these over the weekend from an Apple Store in Pittsburgh and have used them 3 times and will be returning them. First, before I get into what I do and don't like, let me say that my primary use for these was to be for running. I thought not having a chord running down my back would be nice. I've run twice with them and used them around the house once.

    Cons: First of all, the bluetooth connection isn't that great. It cuts out quite frequently with only being in a pocket. They also don't stay in your ear all that well. They are big do I think the weigh doesn't help them. I tried all the ear size and couldn't find one that worked well. They come with some wings for holding them in your ear like many other sport sets but that aren't integrated in at all. They don't grip well and thus slip off really easily. I thought the idea of not having a chord would be nice but for everytime my old headphones would pull from the chord I would be adjusting these 6 or 7. A neat feature they advertise is they magnet together to go into standby mode but the magnets aren't that strong and they don't seat in each other and come apart easily, defeating the purpose. Finally, the material the chord is made of is a bit sticky so they get hung up on shirt and pull anyway. The execution simply isn't good.

    Pros: The sounds quality is good and they look sharp. The idea is a good one also but maybe V2 will be better.

    Didn't take me long to realize that my old regular style headphones that are 1/3 the price are a better design.

    47 of 51 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable, Large, but Adequate.

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    I got these to replace a pair of JayBird BlueBuds that I had lost, so my comparison is mostly to those. The headphones are big and uncomfortable, especially compared to the BlueBuds. I had trouble with the cord noise when running, and the magnetic clasp doesn't seem to be very effective, as even lightly walking around with them around your neck jostles them apart. Battery life is also not stellar, especially when the JayBirds get 8.5 hours on a charge, easily. In the end, I wasn't satisfied with these, and returned them for another pair of trusty BlueBuds.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    so, so

    • Written by from escondido

    ok bought mine over the weekend . they hurt did switch the sizes still hurt lost righty ear wig while in stand by mode. earwigs not secure they will
    come off. debating to return them or not.

    37 of 45 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Berkeley

    I purchased these yesterday but so far they work great. These are my first bluetooth earbuds and I found the setup easy and straight forward. Take the time to find the right combination of earbuds and wings before using them full-time. This will save a lot of frustration for you later. The Rox are super light, I can see myself running with these and working out at the gym without any problems. The magnetic clasp works pretty well, these aren't rare Earth magnets or anything but I think it's effective enough to keep them together and "off." I think turning it off via magnet is it's coolest feature. Sound quality is better than expected and they feel secure an sealed in my ears. Like anything try these out for yourself, I'm happy with the sound quality and design and I think most people will be too.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Has returned the product

    • Written by from Mountain view

    1. It doesn't fit. I've tried all the earbuds and it still slips off very easily.

    2. Connection. Sometimes the connection just breaks for no reason.
    Although Jabra Rox has make the procedure easier, but it still takes much more effort to connect compared to wired earphones.

    3. Magnet.
    The magnet is too weak. The earbuds always split and waste power.

    Conclusion: It just take too much effort to use bluetooth earphones. So I’ve decided to return the product and use my apple EarPods (I like it a lot).

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Less than What I Expected - Buyer Beware

    • Written by from Pilot Point

    First, I want to start out by saying the headphones sound good, and by following the instructions provided in Jabra's online video, I was able to get a very good fit and they seem to stay in place very well for me (at least so far). That is the good.

    I am quite disappointed with the quality of these headphones. As mentioned in a previous review, the magnetic feature isn't worth the time and effort. The magnets are very week and the right and left earbuds do not stay connected well when using the magnets. This could be a significant problem if you are relying on them to stay in place around your neck when you are not using them. Another problem that I have, that some others may not have is that the cord connecting the right and left ear bud is too short. If you have a large neck, don't even bother thinking that you can keep them connected around your neck using the magnet, it just isn't going to happen. They should make these a bit longer (6 to 8") and they would be much better. Also, as one person commented, the material that the connecting cable uses seems to be pretty poor quality. Finally, the carrying case is just trash.

    I am debating returning them, I think the concept is really good, but the execution is pretty sad. I had higher hopes after reading about them online but that just goes to show that the people writing about these things must not be paying for them. I feel cheated. I know I should not have purchased these without seeing them first, but that is just another lesson for me. I may never purchase another Jabra product based on this experience.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost had me....

    • Written by from Montgomery

    I was trying to replace my 3 yr old pair of Jaybird Freedoms. They work fine, but the battery life is down to about 2-3 hours. I 1st purchased the Bluebuds X but found that the sound quality and fit were worse than my Freedoms ( so I returned them to BestBuy). I then found the Jabra Rox at the Apple store.

    I took them home and got them set up. Although they looked flimsy, the rubber ear pieces made the headset fit very secure in my ears. The fit was secure and felt good, even later on when I went running.....but I'll get to that. I turned them on and the sound quality was excellent. They far outshined both set of Jaybirds. Very clear, crisp, and not mushy. Exactly what I wanted!

    I sat in my living room very pleased with my purchase. The fit was nice, the sound was excellent, and I now had a set of BT earbuds with a longer battery life! So what happened?!?!?

    That afternoon I went jogging. I placed my phone in my shorts pocket and immediately started experiencing BT connection problems. The songs would stop and start with lots of interference and pauses This went on the entire time I exercised. I went home and started researching and found that this was a common problem. Whether exercising or working outside, I always carry my phone in my pants/shorts pocket. This issue would be totally UNACCEPTABLE!!! So you guessed it...I returned these to the Apple store. This headset started out so well and had so much promise, but a Bluetooth headset with Bluetooth connection problems is NO BUENO

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really much better than the other reviews suggest - with two caveats

    • Written by from Boston

    I have several BT headphones and buds. I purchased these for the gym and general use. By and large I think the sound quality is better than most other BT buds I've used, and cord length is fine, and the magnets are convenient. For phone use and music I'd say these are the best I've used.
    The two caveats -
    1. The magnets can come apart in a case or bag, and if near your phone can connect without your realizing it. They are not quite strong enough to stand up to running with them hanging on your neck, nor able to lift the front end of a car.
    2. The earpieces for the buds are pretty lame, as they are with most buds these days. If you use some foam tips instead, you can get great isolation and stability in-ear. With these tips I would rate the Rox 5 stars.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but need design improvements

    • Written by from SEATTLE

    I enjoy low volume audio while bike commuting. The right side although fitting well on the way in kept falling out on the way home. The ear stays are a good idea but a very poor execution. The rubber kept slipping off and would not allow the headphone to say in my ear.

    Sound-wise, these do more than their job. If you use the iOS Jabra Sound app then it's even better. I like the magnet feature that allows the two sides to come together as a necklace when not using them. With so many well thought out features, it's crazy that they did not give the ear stays more thought.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought and returned after 10 days

    • Written by from Charlestown

    I bought these the day after they came out with the intent to use them as my go to for work and exercise. I really liked the magnets to act as the on/off of what I'm watching PLUS the potential to power save via putting the headphones on standby with the same action. That was the primary reason I purchased them over others in the category. After 10 days, I returned the Jabra Rox and bought the Jaybird X Premium and I'm extremely happy with that decision.

    Jabra Rox Pro's and Con's

    Pro's:
    - Magnets. A really cool way to manage power and pause / play
    - Switching between multiple bluetooth connected devices is really easy
    - Sound quality is good

    Con's
    - Bluetooth connection is weak. Static when my iPhone 5 is in my pocket. I don't have this issue with other bluetooth headphones
    - Ear wings don't stay on the earpiece when the magnets are connected. I was 3 for 3 in losing earwings while having the headphones in standby around my neck.
    - Without the earwings, my ears grow sore and tired. These headphones are heavy and I couldn't wear them at work for more than an hour. Forget about exercising with them if you don't have the ear wings - they'll fall out in seconds.
    - After day one, the voice commands on the headset went away for no apparent reason. For example, I'd push the button to see how much battery I had and nothing would happen. Could be user error, but I don't think so :)
    - No battery level indicator for the headphones displayed on the connected Bluetooth device. I'm used to being able to check my phone to see how much battery life remains in my Jambox. Not being able to do that here seems like a miss.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor bluetooth

    • Written by from Chatham

    These are only cordless as long as you don't want to move while using them. Even while walking to dog, a slight turn of the head will cause the blue tooth connection to stutter. Very disappointing but after a week of trying to get them to work reliably, it is time for them to go back.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Wireless Handsfree device!

    • Written by

    We loved the Jabra Rox Wireless device! Both my husband and I have used it - both using different eargels and earwings to customize the proper fit for our ears! It was great for taking walks while listening to my music and even taking phone calls handsfree! My husband loved using it around the yard while trimming hedges and mowing the lawn - high sound quality - and safe to use since it is handsfree and wireless free!!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING

    • Written by from Gaithersburg

    The freedom from wires is worth the price of entry alone. But I also had the Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 to compare against, and these CRUSH them. They are exponentially more comfortable and provide a really nice seal and sound quality, including good bass - not Beats heavy bass, which I don't want, but a good, neutral balanced bass and sound. Bluetooth sound can sometime be tinny, but I don't get that with these.

    Also, the magnetic feature I thought would be useful, but it's a must have now that I've gotten used to it. Buttons work well, it's got a really low profile.

    4 stars only because I wish it had more battery life, but generally 1-2 hr charge when I get into the office and I'm ready to go for a few more days. Hasn't been an issue.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use, Great design, Great Sound

    • Written by from Alexandria

    I absolutely love these headphones. Their auto off and auto pair feature with the magnetic lock works wonderfully. I never have any delay in connecting or reconnecting to my phone. The command buttons and inline microphone on the cord are great - although noise cancelling is slightly better on some of the hard wired headphones. The battery lasts an excellent amount of time and includes visual monitor on your phone when paired as well as "recharge prompts" over your music if it gets too low. As far as a secure fit, these are excellent. I have never been able to stand most of the headphones and have always had to use large over the ear clips on my headphones to work out with them. However the ear-wings on these are easy to put on and make puting in the ear quick and easy. They are flexible and comfortable and can run, jump, and everything in between without any budging. The Jabra app also provides a nice boost to the sound, and it is not only an amplifier, but a quality equalizer. It could use some speedy improvements but the sound is above and beyond the itunes equalizer in iOS. Can't go wrong with these headphones

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, but some pairing issues

    • Written by from New York

    I purchased these three days ago and despite a bit of early trouble once I had them all set up they worked flawlessly.

    For other users who may run into the same issue; the headphones will no longer be visible to other bluetooth enabled devices once they have been paired with one device. To re-enable visibility, follow the instructions on the Jabra website FAQ: "Installation" > "How to I reset bluetooth pairing list on my Jabra Rox Wireless.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love these!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Just bought these headphones and I can't get enough of them! They're perfect for my morning commute and my workout sessions. These are definitely a great investment!!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for listening to music but not designed for workout

    • Written by from SAN DIEGO

    I got this to see if I can use it with my workouts. I do some running and lifting weights. It is great concept but need some more work. I can almost not use it while running. It comes out all the time. The ear-gels hold them in place for some time but if you sweat like I do, it will come out. the ear-gels get loose pretty easily so now you have to stop and put them back on and then put them back in the ear. They sound great. They pair very easily and it has audio help like "Connected" or "Recharge" etc...
    I would not recommend these headphones for any kind of intense workout.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound quality

    • Written by from Morrisville

    I bought Rox to replace my old Jabra BT-620s.

    This new design is quite innovative. It takes me some time to get used to the way it supposed to wear. You got to find out the suitable ear gel and ear wing for your ear size, otherwise you won't hear bass right. Once you find the right set, you can feel what the title said.

    It is really easy to pair with multiple BT transmitters. At my work place, I got a cheap Plugable brand BT 4.0 adapter in Linux. It works great with Bluez 5 stack. At home, it works great with all my i-stuffs, eg iPhone, iMac, iPad and MBA.

    Good battery life. It can last for my work day. I used it for gym as well. It never falls off or make me uncomfortable. I also love its magnetic design. I can just wear it as a weird necklace without putting it away to my pocket. Believe me. I always find a hard time to look for my earphone when I need it.

    The only one thing needs to improve is its poor phone call sound quality I'm not sure if this is Apple iOS BT profile fault or this headphone caused it. In any case, I can live with it. I don't make phone call that much with BT. My car has BT connected already.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with iMac

    • Written by from Santa Barbara

    Sound is decent, especial with equalizer. But connectivity is big problem.

    Connection with iMac is very unstable, it takes few minutes every time you trying to use.
    Sometimes it enter endless loop - connected-disconnected.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THE BEST WIRELESS EARBUDS ! (In my opinion)

    • Written by from Friendswood

    Let me start by saying that these are the best on the market in my humble opinion. I first tried the Jaybirds Jaybud X, and I could never get a good fit no matter how much I changed the proposition of the earnings and bud sizes. Not only that but hated how much the earbuds stuck out when in my ear. Now, I will miss the 8 hours of battery and they felt really cheap. I returned the Jaybirds and picked up the Rox, and honestly these were my second choice. First off when I opened the Rox box and tried them out I was happy that they fit better than the Jaybirds right out of the box. As soon as I played with the buds and ear wings I found that the largest buds and the medium wings worked perfect. Now they fit like a glove and love the fit. The ability to connect the buds with the magnet and force them into sleep mode is ingenious. these buds do not feel cheap either, they felt like the they were a quality product, especially compared to the Jaybirds. Don't get me wrong, the Jaybirds are a good set but not for me. I can't say enough about the Rox, if you are shopping for wireless earbuds and can't decide between the two like I was. Start with the Rox It's the safer and better bet. Be sure to play with the bud and wing sizes which is crucial for a great fit. It takes time to get the wings in the correct position and the right size buds , but once you do, you'll never look back. Forgot to mention. Sounds is great and they are very low profile when in. Hope this helps with others decisions.

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