Wireless and IPX7 waterproof, the JBL Endurance Sprint earphones are always up for a workout
Many Bluetooth headphones that are marketed as ‘waterproof’ are merely splash resistant. So, it’s really surprising that JBL has come up with a pair of earphones – the Endurance Sprint – that can be fully submerged in water and at a price of Rs 3,999.
The JBL Sprint wireless earphones are equipped with IPX7 waterproof technology to endure all kinds of weather and can be safely rinsed clean after sweaty workouts.
The Endurance Sprint has large earpieces that are hooked over your ear for a secure fit. When not in use, the Magnetic hook provides for an easy storage – just clip on your shirt or around your bag.
Initially, you may find placing the earphones around your ears tricky, but once you get used to it, it becomes easy. Also, its fit is more secure compared to other headphones. Instead of inline remote controls on the cable, there is a touch-sensitive panel on the right earpiece. Tap once to play/pause, twice to fast forward and thrice to rewind. Also, a single tap can answer or end incoming calls. You can control volume with upward and downward swipes. And to power on and pair a device, you just have to press and hold the panel.
Since the panel is touch sensitive, it's pretty easy to accidentally pause or play music when you want to adjust volume, but a little practice does wonders in this case. Apart from the ear tips and the cable, there are no included accessories.
When playing tracks with intense sub-bass content, the Endurance Sprint produces booming bass. Even at unsafe (max) volume levels, the bass is not distorted. You will certainly enjoy the sound signature delivered by these earphones. And even while playing less complicated tracks, the earphones sound surprisingly well balanced.
When I played ‘Titanium’ by singer David Guetta, which features dance club style beats, the earphone pumped attacking bass and sounded fuller and bright. Australian co-singer Sia's vocals were clearly audible in between the bass of this electric pop song.
While JBL claims eight hours of battery life, during our testing, the Endurance Sprint lasted for approximately six hours and 40 minutes, which is not bad.
The JBL Endurance Sprint has all the bells and whistles for secure fit wireless Bluetooth earphones. So, turn up the volume and surround yourself with booming music as you work out.
Price, powerful bass, waterproof
Touch controls require a little practice