Let’s see, if these Under Armour Bluetooth earbuds have what it takes to bear the Under Armour name.
They are a sleek modern set of earbuds that would suit well any modern sporting enthusiast.
They are light easy to use and most of all customizable to any ear.
Aside from having silicone earpieces, this JBL model doesn’t have much left-over for customizing features. JBL Under Armour Flash earbuds were designed for sporting enthusiasts, who like to hear rich sounding music that isn’t overpowering.
The only other thing that can be customized, is the volume control. It can be easily achieved through your smartphone. It might seem limited and very simple, however, for earbuds that are meant to be used for exercise, you don’t want to be too distracted when you’re running up or down a hill.
They say that there’s a product for everyone. We think that this is certainly the case for JBL’s new Under Armour Flash wireless earbuds. Sporty people will feel like they've hit the jackpot with JBL’s classic sporty design.
Not only do these fit nice and snug, but they will also take a beating while you are doing all the types of activities you like most. From running to working out at the gym, these earbuds were made for people that are always on the go.
There aren’t a lot of settings that come with these JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash headphones.
There is a talk-through and awareness mode, which are accessible from the left earbud.
The talk-through mode simply makes a conversation easier to hear when you talk on your phone. The awareness mode gives the ability to hear what's going on around you easier. This mode works well in situations like when you’re jogging around the city where little noises might be drowned-out.
On the right side, earbud buttons are used for playback control. Pressing the earbud once puts music on pause and pressing it twice makes a track advance. There isn't a reverse option, so music can only jump forward one song at a time.
It’s not recommended to go swimming using your JBL Under Armour earbuds, but the level of moisture protection is rated at IPX7. What does this exactly mean for sports enthusiasts?
The strongest rating you’ll often find is IP67, which is essentially waterproof up to 1 meter for 30 minutes as well as dustproof. The rating that includes IPX7 can also essentially withstand the same conditions, however, the products with this rating haven't been tested for dust protection, hence there is no number, but an X instead.
The design is meant to be comfortable and is achieved by the shape of the silicone ear tips and ear fins that are included in the set. The sound isn’t designed to overpower your hearing, so you can still hear what's going on around you.
Being wireless has advantages too since there are no wires dangling around that get snagged on equipment or hooked around your arms.
Your ears don't feel like you have thick plugs sticking out of them when you’re out being active.
To give these earbuds a custom fit to your ear shape, these JBL UA Flash true wireless earphones come with different sized fittings. There is a small, medium, and large ear tip that goes directly into your ear canal.
The next part is the sport flex ear fins that lock around the earbud base. The design of these allows the earbud to fit inside the curved flaps of your ears forming a locking-in effect, which helps hold them inside your ears.
The combination of trying each size results in a custom fit, ensuring that your ear fits perfectly with this design. It also keeps them from falling out easily when you do a workout or play sports.
While there have been complaints that the sound level is not very loud, this can easily be solved, if your mobile device has the settings available. You can check it by accessing your mobile phone’s settings under Bluetooth volume control, then advanced settings, there should be a setting called volume media sync.
This setting can instantly fix volume problems related to sound controls.
The bass isn't very deep and this is primarily for safety, so you'll still hear noises outside your earbuds.
This is so you can hear car horns or objects that are near you. The silicone ear fitting is flexible enough to fill the ear canal to ensure the delivery of rich sound. These earphones don't have equalizer presets, so volume control is all that this JBL edition comes with.
You may, however, add an equalizer app, if you desire.
JBL Under Armour Flash earbuds are equipped with a Bluetooth connection that works with any Bluetooth enabled computer or mobile device. The pairing process for mobile devices is a one-time connection that works automatically every time after that.
If a connection is lost for whatever reason, it can easily be reconnected by long-pressing the right ear button. Once the earbud blinks repeatedly, it has located a Bluetooth connection. You can then reconnect through your mobile device.
While music is playing, you won’t experience latency issues or loss of connection even when running or jumping. This is especially a plus for those who love jogging or running on rocky or uneven terrains.
The right side of the earbud will still play music if you put the left earbud into the charger. It will, however, disconnect if you put the right earbud into the charger case.
Regardless of that, whenever the earphones are removed from the charger case, they automatically connect to your phone as long as Bluetooth is enabled. Another nice touch is that they sync to reduce the lag time when watching a movie on your phone.
You can’t hear much difference between the sound and when a person’s lips are moving. Though, for any true earbud fan, this can be a big problem. It’s safe to say that these earbuds are going to be better for workouts rather than watching movies.
The carry case is also the charging case until the main battery needs charging again. It slides outward to expose the JBL Under Armour earbuds but isn't waterproof in any way.
Even though the earbuds can survive in water up to 1 meter, the carry case will be ruined if it gets wet. So, if you happen to be on a rough trail in the wilderness, put your case inside a ziplock bag or such. This will keep it from getting damaged in rainy weather.
Since each earbud is recharged in the charging case, it will allow each to last up to 4.5 hours from a full charge. The battery pack case gives 20 hours from a single charge, meaning you’ll have plenty of charging time available. The earbuds will take at least 30 minutes in between each charging session.
Both earbuds come with lithium-ion batteries that can be recharged inside the case they come with.
Using a standard USB cable, this case can charge both earbuds at the same time from a plug-in connector or computer.
It takes just an hour to recharge the main battery case.
The case itself is sort-of bulky, if you compare it with other earbuds on the market, but is practical, nonetheless. The only annoying thing is that you need to turn the earbuds off before putting them back into the case.
The reason for that is that they don’t automatically turn off when you put them back into their case. If this happens, you’ll end up hearing through your phone that they are still connected.
These earphones will work well with any mobile device, such as an iPhone or any Android device, that has a Bluetooth connection, no matter which Bluetooth version is installed on the connecting device.
JBL Under Armour earbuds don't specify which version is recommended. They work well with older as well as newer versions.
Here are some of the reasons why JBL Under Armour truly wireless is the perfect choice for the athletic enthusiast.
Many athletes find that this version JBL has introduced is good for all sorts of sporting activities. You'll find that these buds are perfect while working out in the gym doing low-impact exercises. But the real test that proves their versatility is when these wireless earbuds are used while running or doing harder impact sports.
Neither running nor jumping will affect how these earbuds sit in your ears. Once they go in, they tend to stay put until they are taken out.
This earbud set includes 3 pairs of silicone ear tips and 3 pairs of silicone ear fins that hold pretty snug inside the inner fold of your ear. Thanks to the flexibility of the silicone material, these ear fins will help to fit naturally in any sized ear.
You just need to choose the size for both tips and fins that fit you well.
With a generous waterproof design that will keep your earbuds safe from the weather or an accident, JBL absolutely came through. This wireless technology gives originality along with a sporty design that doesn’t overstep your needs for awareness.
Even in the most active situations, e.g. working-out, you won't feel like your earbuds are at risk of falling out.
Whether it’s navigating your way through the concrete jungle or taking on an extreme 4km run, JBL Under Armour Flash earbuds will keep you connected.
Even while taking a relaxing moment to catch up on your favorite shows, you still get top video sync and sound.
Are the new JBL Under Armour Flash earbuds good?
Yes - they’re awesome since they will keep going even after you’ve tried out.