Today, finding the best sports headphones is a must. So, we’re helping you out via our Jaybird Freedom 2 review to find the best headphones to date.
Generally, the Jaybird Freedom 2 is an excellent combination of durability and convenience. It sports a comfy design that tweaks compared to the original set of Jaybird Freedom headphones.
The original headphones and the Jaybird Freedom 2 have the same quality build. However, the latest version is more comfortable and has better adjustments. It’s all thanks to the latest cable management clip and earbud-like tips.
Next on our Jaybird Freedom 2 review is all about the packaging and its contents.
Our Jaybird Freedom 2 arrived in a simple-looking cardboard box. The front displays an image of the headphones, the company’s name on the upper-left, and the product’s name below.
Under the name, the company made sure to notify everyone that the Freedom 2 are wireless sport headphones. Underneath, you’ll find a list of the product’s key features.
When you flip the box, the rear provides more details about the Freedom 2’s features and what it can offer.
Inside the box, you’ll get the headphones itself together with three extra wing/ear tips, and a small carrying case. There’s also a charging clip, a cable clip, a micro USB charging cable, plus the instructional booklet and warranty information.
Next on our Jaybird Freedom 2 review is the design and functions of the headphones.
Jaybird Freedom 2 Review – Design and Functionality
Looking at the exterior of the Freedom 2, you’ll see that it’s identical to the original Freedom. The only difference is the new cable management clip which makes the construction slightly more adjustable. It’s to accommodate different head sizes for better comfort.
The design also has more improved earbud-like tips that are better and more comfortable. Aside from the minor improvements, the rest of Freedom 2’s style is identical to the first model.
Both headphones sport the same sleek and polished design that’s much smaller than the Jaybird X3. They’re also much smaller than the other wireless earphones that we’ve tried. However, you should note that the Jaybird Freedom 2’s charging clip is on the bulky side.
The headset also doesn’t come in flashy, vibrant colour schemes like most similar products. However, its dark colour theme is great and works for most.
For the tips, they come in different sets, and they seem like a cross between your usual in-ear earbuds. These won’t go too deep into your ear canal as the original Freedom – something that a lot would prefer. Because of the design, it won’t cause any form of fatigue or soreness even with prolonged usage.
For the control scheme of the Jaybird Freedom 2, we can say that it’s incredibly straightforward and efficient. It offers vital functions like track skips, call/music, plus volume controls.
Its in-line remote isn’t wide like that of the Jaybird X3. However, the good thing about it is that it’s straightforward and easy to use. The buttons give a bit more feedback compared to the original, but it’s not noticeable.
Key Features of the Jaybird Freedom 2
This portion of our Jaybird Freedom 2 review will mainly focus on the features of the headphones.
Sweat and Waterproof
Whether it rains hard or you sweat a lot, you can entirely enjoy your music with Freedom 2. With these waterproof and sweatproof headphones, moisture and electronics won’t mix, and these elements won’t cause damage.
Jaybird Freedom 2 provides you with a personalised fit with the Speed Fit cord management. It also comes with fins and tips in assorted sizes. These are all light and comfortable, so you won’t feel that you’re wearing them.
What makes the Jaybird Freedom 2 the ideal headphones for sports is its perfect fit. The Speed Fit and ergonomic fins & tips prevent these from slipping off your ears as you run, jump, and exercise. Freedom 2 stays in place no matter what you do.
Customise your Sounds
With the Jaybird app, you can customise your music further. Boost bass or increase the treble, then save your sound profile on the buds before setting a name for it. The app is downloadable from the Apple Store and Google Playstore.
Eight Hours of Playtime
Jaybird Freedom 2 provides four hours of playtime, and adding the charging clip gives you an additional four hours. The best thing is that you can play music nonstop while charging with the clip. All in all, you have eight hours of uninterrupted playtime.
Next up on our Jaybird Freedom 2 review are the product’s specifications.
The Freedom 2 sports an in-ear design with passive noise isolation features. It has an impedance of 16 Ohm and speaker sensitivity of 96 +- 3dB at 1mW 1KHz.
Nominal output is 5mW, the maximum is 10mW, while its total harmonic distortion is less than 3% (1KHz, 1mW). The Jaybird Freedom 2 uses a 16-bit stereo audio format with AAC, modified SBC, and SBC codec.
The headphones’ driver measures 6mm and it also has a response bandwidth that ranges from 20Hz to 20kHz.
Bluetooth & Mic
The Jaybird Freedom 2 uses the 4.1 multi-point Bluetooth with a frequency band of 2.4GHz. Profiles available include handsfree, A2DP, headset, SPP, and AVCRP.
This headset also comes with a built-in MEMS, omnidirectional, ultra-low power mic. Plus, it has a sensitivity of -38dB +-3dB.
The headphones are compatible with smartwatches, smartphones, tablets, and other devices that have Bluetooth. It operates at 0 to 45-degrees Celsius while storage is at -10 to 50-degrees Celsius.
For its measurements, the Freedom 2 is 22.4 x 23.4 x 6.2mm (H x W x D). It weighs 15.15 g without its fins or tips.
The overall playtime of the Freedom 2 is a total of 8 hours. It has 4 hours in total plus an additional 4 hours with the included charging clip. Its total standby time is 110 hrs.
When it comes to charging the headphones, it takes a total of 2.5 hours to fill the battery. For quick charging, it only requires 20 minutes to get an hour of playtime. AC power of the headphones is DC 5V 500mA, and it makes use of a 60 mAh Lithium Polymer battery. It has a voltage of 3.7V and 0.23Wh for its energy Voltage.
Next up on our Jaybird Freedom 2 review, we’ll see how well and efficient the headphones performed.
Hands-on with the Jaybird Freedom 2
When it comes to its bass, it’s above average. With that, we received punchy bass delivery which is perfect for anyone who loves heavy bass.
Mid-range was also great, and its response throughout the entire range was even. Treble response and isolation performance was good and sounded very natural.
For its battery life, Jaybird claims that you can get a full 8-hours with these. We found this to be pretty accurate as we were able to get around 7 – 8 hours of use before having to charge the battery. This result isn’t bad if you plan to use the headphones for gym-time and the like.
Overall, the performance of Freedom 2 was outstanding, and it produced great sounds which were up to our liking. The design was perfect, the battery was good, and it delivered great sounds. With that, we’re giving the Freedom 2 4.5-stars for its performance.
Jaybird Freedom 2 Review Summary
The comfort, audio quality and portable design of the Jaybird Freedom 2 make it the best pair of sports headphones. It’s easy to use and is stable enough to wear while doing vigorous activities. The lightweight design and its customisable fins & tips add to its comfort.
Most importantly, its audio quality is above average and is excellent for those who love heavy bass. It also comes with a user-friendly app where you can create audio profiles to enhance your music.
To conclude our Jaybird Freedom 2 review, we highly recommend these headphones. It’s exceptionally durable and comfortable, making it the best choice, especially if you love listening to music while working out. If you want to get your hands of these headphones, it’s available from the Jaybird Store.