Hey gang, Valkor here. We’ve got a fun and exciting week ahead of here at TOV – lots of new reviews as well as some interesting event coverage that may be of some interest to you guys and gals out there. On the techie side of things we’re gonna kick things off with Jabra, who we’ve been waiting for quite some time to enter the Val-Cave. And that time has finally arrived as we dive into the Jabra Move Wireless Headphones. For people on the go, this is something to look forward to, though it does have a few quirks... just a few.
The Jabra Move, on the outset has a very simple design; the earcups feature soft foam covered in leather, with soft cushioning on the headband. Each ear is boldly labeled within the cups, so it’s easy to figure out how to pop these babies on. On the right ear is the power/pairing button as well as a microUSB port for charging the device. If drained, it’ll take a couple of hours, but for each time I’ve used them, I’ve only charged them to full in about 30 minutes. So it all depends on how often you use them that you’ll need to tap up. And finally on the left ear you have your volume control, answer call button and 3.5mm port; in case you run out of juice, you’re not without listening options. The Move comes in colors – black, blue or red.
The Move doesn’t just have a simple design, it’s also very easy to use; you simply turn on the Move, which will give you voice instructions on its use. When asked, you switch on the Bluetooth of your device and you’re done. You should be ready to listen and talk wirelessly at your leisure. So no wires to get in the way, no snags no tangles – nada! Volume works with your device as opposed to independently, so you’re not adjusting on either side, which also means less reaching for your phone if you don’t have you.
I had the opportunity to use the move over a variety of media and on multiple devices, mainly with the Note 3 and Galaxy Mega, but at home I’ve used it with the Nexus 7 as well as the Playstation Vita. Needless to say I put these babies to the test and the results… well, you’ll find out in the TOV Breakdown.
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. But that’s not ultimately why you’ll invest in these headphones. You wanna know about the sound quality, correct? Well I can tell you, expect clear sound with no distortion, especially at higher volume levels. It’s not as heavy on the bass as I would like, but it tackles the beats just right. I love it when I’m gaming not just because of the clear audio but as well as directional audio. Not surround-sound quality, but it definitely enough to draw you in. And even when watching films it hits one out the park. How about on the go? Thankfully I haven’t experienced any breakups due to the Bluetooth connection (uses Bluetooth 4.0), which was a big concern, but thankfully it posed no problems for my on the go needs. The Jabra Move is nothing but win in my book and for those looking for an awesome pair of headphones for your commute, you can’t go wrong with these.
I mentioned above that it isn’t heavy on the bass; it’s not terrible, but I’m used to something a bit richer that really thumps but is not overpowering. My next negative is on call quality; it’s audible, but the other side sounds a bit distant and canned.
The Jabra Move is available now and if you’re looking for the right pair of headphones that’ll make your travels tolerable and pleasant, then you’ve got yourself a decent pair right here. And for the asking price of 100 bucks, you seriously can’t go wrong. And out of TOV 5 stars, I’m giving the Jabra Move Wireless Headphones a 4 and they’ve been Valkor tested, TOV Approved!