UNBOXED: Reviewing the JLab Epic Air Wireless Earbuds
True wireless earbuds have kind of carved out a special place in my heart at this point. It’s a market segment that I’ve grown to thoroughly enjoy, especially given the variety of options available on the market. True wireless earbuds come in a variety of shapes and sizes and with numerous different features and functions as brands look for ways to set themselves apart from the clear leader in this space—Apple with their AirPods.
One of the better takes I’ve seen on this type of product comes from JLab, a company we’ve covered closely over the past year or so. The JLab Epic Air true wireless earbuds are the most unique looking true wireless earbuds you’ll come across, but the way in which the company developed this product was very intentional, and each detail—while aesthetically pleasing—has a real impact on the way the product functions.
The most notable feature of the Epic Air earbuds is their shape. Traditional wireless earbuds look like large earplugs. They’re a no frills kind of product that you shove into your ear canal and hope that they stay secure and don’t fall out. JLab completely changed the game here with their over-ear hook design, which resembles the same style of old wired headphones that I grew up wearing. Though slightly awkward to put on (I found it easiest to put the earbud in first and then bend my ear so the hook could fit behind it), the JLab Epic Air earbuds are by far the most comfortable and secure wireless earbud I’ve ever put on. There was never a sense of concern that one was going to fall out of my ear, and the various ear tip options ensure that any user can find the perfect fit.