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Review of Jabra ROX wireless bluetooth stereo earbuds w/lots of pics!!!

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24th May 2014, 01:46 AM   |  #31  
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Yeah, most of these sports bluetooth headsets have battery checking functionality when you press one of the volume buttons, it tells you high/med/low level of battery, Plantronics app was a bit more precise, but also keep in mind BBG2 battery capacity is less than ROX and BBX, so you might have to check it more often ROX has a really good bass, as a matter of fact I'm only referring to EQing the sound in order to reduce some bass and bring up upper mids/treble to brighten the sound to a more "audiophile" level. By default without EQ, you will get bass in your face! From what you are saying, sounds like ROX might be the one for you, as long as you have low expectations about phone call quality using those

Got my pair, and yes the music sounds great! Haven't tried it on calls yet, but that's minimal usage for me I think. Quite happy with these, thanks for your reviews vectron! Would not have gone for them otherwise, as the only quality bluetooth headset in my circles is the jaybird bluebuds x my brother has.
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Got my pair, and yes the music sounds great! Haven't tried it on calls yet, but that's minimal usage for me I think. Quite happy with these, thanks for your reviews vectron! Would not have gone for them otherwise, as the only quality bluetooth headset in my circles is the jaybird bluebuds x my brother has.

So what does your brother think of these?
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So what does your brother think of these?

No complaints, and they do sound really good, with good battery life. Going to do an audio comparison test with him the next time we meet =)
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Sorry but can i charge them with my samsung HM1500 power suply? or my Htc? samsung is 4,7v i think and Htc is 5v......what do you think?
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The problem persists with both stock Sense and stock ViperOne rom. I'll continue to look for a solution, but my hopes aren't too high since I have already put a lot of effort into finding a fix.

Update: I believe I have found a solution, although not an ideal one. Using the secure settings plugin with Tasker, when the headphones connect, I have Tasker disconnect and then reconnect them with some waits thrown in. It seems that doing this, for some reason, forces the media audio to be established before phone audio, and this solves the issue, oddly enough. So far it's been working properly.

Hi, I think I have the same or at least the similar problem. Can you clarify for me what did you exactly do in Tasker to work it out. And how fast Jabra ROX fully connects to device with your solution?
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Hopefully this thread is still somewhat active.

Does anyone have issues getting these headphones to connect? I have the Moto X, all other BT speakers, headphones, and car stereos I've used pair and connect almost instantly. Except for the Rox.

When I turn them on, I'll look under BT settings and it'll be stuck on "Connecting..." for the Rox...until I power cycle the headphones and/or turn BT on/off on my phone until they finally connect. That or they'll connect and say "Connected (no media)". Really aggravating - I should have returned these immediately but now I think I'm pass the return period. The only thing ruining an otherwise great pair of headphones.
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Hopefully this thread is still somewhat active.

Does anyone have issues getting these headphones to connect? I have the Moto X, all other BT speakers, headphones, and car stereos I've used pair and connect almost instantly. Except for the Rox.

When I turn them on, I'll look under BT settings and it'll be stuck on "Connecting..." for the Rox...until I power cycle the headphones and/or turn BT on/off on my phone until they finally connect. That or they'll connect and say "Connected (no media)". Really aggravating - I should have returned these immediately but now I think I'm pass the return period. The only thing ruining an otherwise great pair of headphones.

Have you tried it with any other phones/tablets to see if you have the same problem? You still get a warranty from Jabra, so perhaps service it under warranty for a replacement. If it still doesn't work, could be something with your setup. In general, Moto X does thing their own way, you can't use any of the standard wired headphones with android controls since their implementation is different. But this is a wireless headset, doesn't matter which phone or Android/iOS, it should work. There could also be something with your BT connection. Un-pair (or turn off )everything and try to do a fresh pair up with ROX only.

The only gripe I have with these are those stupid magnets. You turn headphones off, magnets got attached, and if they come loose - headset turns itself back on and pairs up with your phone. Very annoying when you put these in a bag and have everything off, and they come loose inside and the next time someone calls your phone you can't understand why you can't not hear the person - headphones paired up without your knowledge inside of your bag lol!!!
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Hi @vectron!

I want to switch to Bluetooth earphones for many reasons, but even after reading your reviews I'm still puzzled, could you help me out in my pick?

I use headphones mostly on my daily commute in public transportation (about 4 hours) which can get quite loud, so isolation is my priority. I listen mostly to podcasts and watch TV shows, though I do value a good sound quality for when I listen to music, preferably balanced with a preference for crisp trebles over good basses. I will probably not do much sport with them, but I do run after the bus/train sometimes so I need them to hold well

I read your reviews on the three current contenders BBX, BBG2 and Rox, and even if your conclusions are that Rox is the best choice for you I'm still not sold. Since I started listening to music on relatively IEMs (Shure E3c then E4g, d-JAYS, and lastly UE 400vi) I got used to the sound quality and the isolation, usually with the help of Comply foam tips and wearing them over-the-ear so I don't hear the cable tangling and I have a secure fit.

Problem is, the BBG2 can't be worn over-the-ear and the Rox apparently has an issue of missing the first second of a track you just navigated to, which for me would be an issue. Have you noticed that issue? The auto-association/turning on issue when the earpieces are not stuck together could be problematic too.

In regard of those elements, BBX+Comply sounds like the best solution for me, but I'm still undecided, the remaining key element for me being durability. I burnt through 4 pairs of UE 400vi for instance. It was because the jack connector was faulty, but I can be a bit harsh with them and they need to hold well.

What do you think, should I reconsider taking the BBX?

Thanks for your help and for those reviews, they're awesome!
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Hi @vectron!

I want to switch to Bluetooth earphones for many reasons, but even after reading your reviews I'm still puzzled, could you help me out in my pick?

I use headphones mostly on my daily commute in public transportation (about 4 hours) which can get quite loud, so isolation is my priority. I listen mostly to podcasts and watch TV shows, though I do value a good sound quality for when I listen to music, preferably balanced with a preference for crisp trebles over good basses. I will probably not do much sport with them, but I do run after the bus/train sometimes so I need them to hold well

I read your reviews on the three current contenders BBX, BBG2 and Rox, and even if your conclusions are that Rox is the best choice for you I'm still not sold. Since I started listening to music on relatively IEMs (Shure E3c then E4g, d-JAYS, and lastly UE 400vi) I got used to the sound quality and the isolation, usually with the help of Comply foam tips and wearing them over-the-ear so I don't hear the cable tangling and I have a secure fit.

Problem is, the BBG2 can't be worn over-the-ear and the Rox apparently has an issue of missing the first second of a track you just navigated to, which for me would be an issue. Have you noticed that issue? The auto-association/turning on issue when the earpieces are not stuck together could be problematic too.

In regard of those elements, BBX+Comply sounds like the best solution for me, but I'm still undecided, the remaining key element for me being durability. I burnt through 4 pairs of UE 400vi for instance. It was because the jack connector was faulty, but I can be a bit harsh with them and they need to hold well.

What do you think, should I reconsider taking the BBX?

Thanks for your help and for those reviews, they're awesome!

I didn't find an issue of missing first second, and suspect it could be due to them using ROX app (which I found to be junk anyway). There shouldn't be a problem if you are paired up straight forward.

Going from wired headphones to wireless will yield a change because wireless transmission limits the bandwidth, especially low and high frequencies. From sound perspective, ROX still going to sound the best and still needs an EQ to bring up upper mids to brighten the sound and bring up more details and clear vocals. BBX and BBG2 will be warmer and not as clear, but can be corrected with EQ as well. Here is a problem with both BBX and BBG2 when it comes to Comply tips. They isolate sound by adding a foam bulk to seal your ear, rather than deeper insertion into an ear canal. So you are taking a pair of two bulky earbuds that stick out of your ear already and add more foam which going to keep them on the surface. With ROX, you can actually use a more traditional eartips and the fitment is more flush with your ears. BUT, Rox magnetic power saving control is a PITA.

Meelec guys had Metro 2 pair of wireless headphones I tested recently, fantastic sound quality, super light, but there was a design issue due to a driver flex when you start changing eartips for a tighter seal. They are working on their next get, which I'm looking forward to, and hope it will be a game changer!

Here is my advice, if you have a chance to order it from Amazon or your local store where they accept the return back, start with ROX to try it out. The fitment and the style will be specific to your ear anatomy and your own preferences. My reviews will give you a basic idea of how it looks and functions, and my own impression relative to my taste, but I'm just here to narrow it down to you while the final choice is up to you to find what fits YOU the best
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I didn't find an issue of missing first second, and suspect it could be due to them using ROX app (which I found to be junk anyway). There shouldn't be a problem if you are paired up straight forward. [...]

With ROX, you can actually use a more traditional eartips and the fitment is more flush with your ears. [...]

Here is my advice, if you have a chance to order it from Amazon or your local store where they accept the return back, start with ROX to try it out. The fitment and the style will be specific to your ear anatomy and your own preferences. My reviews will give you a basic idea of how it looks and functions, and my own impression relative to my taste, but I'm just here to narrow it down to you while the final choice is up to you to find what fits YOU the best

Thanks a lot for the detailed answer, ROX it is! One very last question: I've always been curious about the comfort and isolation of bi/tri-flanges tips, have you tried those on yours? How do they feel?

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