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Good, not great.
on January 27, 2018
I've purchased probably a dozen jlab earbuds over the years. This is my first over-ear headphones from jlab and I'm not nearly as satisfied with these as I have been with other jlab products. They sound to me as if there is a layer of cardboard between the speaker and my ear. The mid-bass overwhelms, the highs sound muffled to me, and the presence is just not there. The ear foam makes an obnoxious crinkling sound that happens from the slightest movement like moving your jaw. I think some attenuation could make a small improvement but I would prefer something that just sounds pleasing out of the box. Maybe I shouldn't expect as much from a $40 pair of headphones, after all, in the spectrum of headphones, these are cheap.
I've had these 8 days now. The sound may have improved ten percent or so I presume from break-in, or maybe just getting used to them. Still not phenomenal. The little button on the cord broke, the cover fell off and I don't know where it went. In the past Jlab has been good with their warranty but for this, I won't worry about it, just cosmetic. I have a pair of Bluetooth Omni headphones on the way. Omni cost 2.5 X as much but get better reviews in regards to sound so the Bombora are about to be stowed. I like to shop on a budget and try to find things that work well but cost less. Unfortunately, these didn't really cut it for me so you don't necessarily save money every time that way.