Headphones and Speakers
Jaybird Tarah Pro Headphones
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Jaybird's Tarah Pro headphones ($160), with a traditional cord connecting the two earpieces, are easier to keep track of than true wireless buds. But that often means there's more to flop around. Not so here—the earbuds clip together with magnets, and a cinch tightens the cord behind your neck, so the Tarah stays put even when you're taking a break from the beats. Here, Ariella Gintzler talks through the features of her favorite Bluetooth running accessory.
ARIELLA: Hi, everyone. Ariella here. Today we are going to be talking about the Jaybird Tarah Pro headphones. So these are wireless Bluetooth running headphones. What I really like about them is that they have a really unique fit mechanism. So the earbuds are magnetic. So they snap together. And then the cord has a little sliding adjuster on the back, so you can-- when you don't want to listen to music halfway through a run, instead of shoving them in your pocket, you can just snap them around your neck. And then snug it to the back of your neck so it's not flopping around-- there's not all this extra cord getting in your way. It stays put really well. I've never had them fall off-- either when they're snapped around my neck or when I'm actually listening to music. The earbuds themselves stay put really well. Besides that, the battery life is exceptional. Jaybird claims 14 hours. Personally, I've been able to go multiple weeks using these headphones on a single charge. I've also worn the Jaybird Run, which are two individual earbuds that don't have a cord, Bluetooth as well. Those are great. I like them for running if I just want to have in one ear bud and have the other one in my pocket, if I'm on a busy trail and I want to be able to hear people behind me. But I oftentimes wind up reaching for these because I'm not as worried about losing them. When I have the two individual earbuds, I'm really worried that if I have one in my pocket it's just going to fall off on the trail, whereas these, they stay really secure around my neck. I know I'm not going to drop it. And they're just really comfortable. They last a long time on a single charge. I love them. If you have any questions, drop them in the comments below.