Hey gang, Valkor here. Many moons ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing Jabra's Move Wireless headphones. And to pull a quote from my review “If you’re looking for an amazing, take along, wire-free pair of headphones, then consider the Jabra Move for all your travel needs, especially with its simple design and ease of use”. Now, Jabra is back in the Val-Cave with an improved version of their popular wireless Headphones called “Jabra Move Style Edition”. And if you're wondering if it's worth investing in the updated version? Well, wonder no more!
On the outset, the Jabra Move SE looks very similar to its older sibling; it features a soft-padded, adjustable headband, and faux leather cushioned earcups. On the right cup, you have your power/pairing switch as well as microUSB port for charging. On the left, you have your volume/pause switch, which also doubles as a redial if you should miss a call. I'll talk more about that in “The Slack” section. Finally, on the left cup, you'll find a 3.5mm port if you need to go wired. The Move SE concludes with 4.0 Bluetooth connectivity and touts a long, 14-hour battery life and a fast 2-hour charge.
As of this piece, I've just returned from a trip to Japan, which is almost like my second home at this point. But it's also the perfect opportunity to give the Jabra Move SE a real test run. I went wired for watching films on the plane or playing my Nintendo Switch. But I went wireless for much everything else if it involved my phone, which includes rocking to some tunes and other mobile activities. And now that I'm back, It's time to render my verdict in the TOV Breakdown.
While you're getting a similar design and levels of comfort with the Jabra Move SE as the original, there are a few differences that stand out. First up, you get improved sound quality. Not that the original Move was bad, but the Move SE has a richer bass with zero distortion at louder levels. Plus, it still offers up crystal clear audio that makes them vocals shine. On the gaming front, the Move SE really draws you in as everything around you comes alive. It's nothing like the immersive experience of the 1More BT or even the VR, but it does make video gaming fun. Next, along with everything else, you get some nice noise canceling to boot; once those headphones wrap around your ears, you'll notice right away a good chunk out outside noises are blocked, allowing you to enjoy your music, movies and/or games in peaceful bliss. Finally, I have to talk about that battery life; the Jabra Move SE touts a 14-hour battery life with 12 days on standby. And that appears to be pretty consistent. I mainly used the headphones on my flight, which consisted of gaming and movies. Not throughout the entirety of my flights, but here and there. And I'll admit I didn't charge them once - Not until I got home anyway. So, it would seem these babies can really go the distance. In the end, your commute or your day to day activities will thank you should you invest in the Jabra Move SE. For what it's worth, you get better quality audio and great comfort to boot.
My main issue is with the volume button, which isn't really an issue since I hardly use it. But when I do at times reach for the volume switch, I'd end up redialing the last number I called. I don't get that same effect with other headphones as its usually just a slider option or button press. If you rely on the buttons on your headphones then this may be one quirk you'll run into.
If you're looking to make your commute or your daily life audibly sweeter, then I'd recommend checking out the Jabra Move Style Edition. While I may have my objections, I still think the headphones are worth the investment as they offer up superior audio and long-lasting battery life that will get you through the day and beyond. So, out of TOV 5 stars, I'm giving Jabra Move Style Edition a 4.5.