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Jabra Sport review: One hook size may not fit all
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The Good: The bass is solid, and while audiophiles might have issues with some sounds, this headset suits my workout track selections.

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Jabra Sport review: One hook size may not fit all
Price:$148 ($168 for Apple-certified version)
Editor's Review
By Gregory Loo | 19-03-2012

Earphones and headsets are really tough pieces of tech to choose.

You could get a pair with the best audio quality money can buy but be left cursing the build for a poor and uncomfortable fit or vice versa.

That said, if I were looking to turn my iPhone 4 into a companion on my evening jogs, I'd plump for the Jabra Sport.

Its Danish manufacturer says this black and yellow headset has US military-grade protection from water, dust and shock, and it certainly feels rugged.

With its buttons sealed within the earphone sleeves and charging port hidden behind a small panel, I felt assured that it could take a fair bit of punishment from the elements.

While it functions as a regular headset, allowing you to answer calls while listening to music, the Sport also throws in an FM radio tuner should you prefer to tap into the airwaves instead.

The Sport comes packaged with a total of three different pairs of ear gels as well as an armband pouch to house your phone or music player.

Pairing it with my iPhone was easy and once connected, you will be asked to download the Endomondo Sports Tracker companion app. It comes in really handy as it delivers updates on your run.

Although Gadget Gal raised certain issues with the audio that I also noticed, I was generally quite happy with the audio quality provided by the Sport.

The bass is solid, and while audiophiles might have issues with some sounds, this headset suits my workout track selections.

Call quality isn't shabby either as audio going both ways generally sounded clear, even during a short trial while running.

The biggest thing going for me, however, was also the Sport's biggest issue.

While I find the fit and comfort level perfect for me, there's no way to change the fit or size of the earhooks since each is one solid piece.

Jabra also recommends wearing your phone on your right upper arm as putting it anywhere else will affect the Bluetooth connection.

While I don't have major quibbles with the Sport, this headset definitely isn't for everyone.

Do give it a try before deciding to add this spiffy piece of tech to your workout arsenal.

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