Jaybird Tarah Review: Great Gym Headphones

Need a new pair of wireless headphones for the gym? The Jaybird Tarah may be for you.

Jaybird kindly sent me a complimentary pair of headphones in exchange for an honest Jaybird Tarah Review. I got to play with the headphones a little bit at The Running Event in Austin, but I was excited to road test them and see if they’re as good for running as Jaybird claims.

Looking for new headphones? Read my Jaybird Tarah review to find out why I recommend them for the gym  - but not running.

The Jaybird Tarah wireless sport headphones can hold a six-hour charge, are sweatproof and waterproof, and have a sport fit, meaning they fit snugly in your ears. It takes a little work, but once you get the right size silicone ear gels on the headphones, they fit really well in your ears and don’t move. I’ve worn them for training at the Globo gym and to do ROMWod routines. The headphones stay in place.

There’s also an app you can download for Android and iOS devices. This app lets you customize the sound you get (such as adding upping the bass), use pre-curated playlists, and customize how the buttons on the headphones respond when you press them.

Jaybird Tarah Review: What’s Ideal

Like I said, the Jaybird Tarah wireless sport headphones stay in place. That’s a definite plus.

They also cancel out noise beautifully. The snug, in-ear fit means that the Jaybird Tarah headphones block out a lot of ambient noise, like obnoxious chatter at the Globo gym and whining kids when I’m doing yoga. I wear these headphones at least once a day just so I can get some peace and quiet. The sound is also pretty good; once in a while they cut out if I get too far away from my phone.

What’s Not Ideal

The negative thing I’m going to say in this Jaybird Tarah review is that the headphones are not ideal for running. Remember how I said they mask noise? I prefer to hear what’s going on around me when I run outdoors, so I wouldn’t use them on a regular run. (On the treadmill, definitely.)

I’m also not a huge fan of the proprietary charger used by the Jaybird Tarah. If you lose it, you have to order a new one from Jaybird.

Overall, though, the Jaybird Tarah headphones are a solid choice for hitting the gym, escaping into a podcast, or just finding some peace and quiet.

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To buy: Jaybird Tarah Wireless Sport Headphones, $99.95 (Amazon)