Jabra headphones for me have always been about innovations and pushing the boundaries beyond sound quality. The last pair of Jabra headphones I reviews was the Revo Wirless which used NFC and a touch sensitive ear cup for changing volume, track etc – it performed very well and was very convenient to use as well as producing a good sound quality to make my music experience an enjoyable one.
The Jabra Rox Wireless is no exception when it comes to its technical specifications with the integration of wireless connectivity to the already small sized in-ear headphones. Weighing just 0.67oz, the Rox wireless is as light as they come and with a travel pouch in the packaging, its got all the safety feature covered. Elsewhere in the packaging, you also get eargel packs so that it can be used by all ear sizes. Wearing it for the first time might be a little tricky as it takes some getting used to and if you are worried about its safety as the cable grips your neck, you can use the extra loops provided in the packaging which is also available in different sizes.
In the connectivity area, the Rox wireless comes with Bluetooth version 4 and uses AVRCP for controlling your music directly from the inline control, no matter what smartphone you are using. Once paired up with your smartphone, it will always connect automatically so you don’t have to keep connecting manually when you need it. The Rox’s bluetooth connectivity is compatible with smartphones, Bluetooth-enabled laptops, tablet devices or MP3 players.
When it comes to sound quality, it pumps out basss, trebles and other frequencies just the way you imagine, no matter what music genre you are listening to. It also works with Jabra’s music application, which allows you to control the equalizer, if you prefer to have some extra control over the sound quality; it uses HiFi frequency for realistic sound reproduction.
On the inline control is also your microphone for making and receiving phone calls; the microphone uses Digital Signal Processing (DSP) to digitally optimise your voice, music and suppress echoes. Using DSP is very useful especially when making calls in loud areas such as a public place. Using an omni directional/noise Filter, the Rox’s microphone enhances call clarity by eliminating background noise; when you need to mute the microphone, perhaps during a conference call, you also have the option to mute/unmute the microphone directly on the Rox wireless.
The battery on the Rox wireless should last for at least 5 hours when making calls, 432 hours in standby mode if you aren’t using it, at least 4.5 hours for playing music. Jabra quotes 6 hours for music playback, however I only managed to get around 4.5 to 5 hours out of it. It is also rechargeable so you can power it back up using the micro USB cable that is included in the packaging. Using the magnetic attachment on the back of the earpieces, you can also put the Rox into standby mode when not in use, in order to save battery life.
All in all, the Rox is great piece of kit and with all the technology packed into the miniature ear pieces, it still manages to deliver a really good sound quality, even when turned all the way up.