Our technology often becomes an extension of who we are, and more and more, it's defining who we are. I would consider myself a bit of an audiophile. With that said, aside from my smartphone, the one piece of tech I can never leave the house without are headphones. We've all been there; sit down on the bus, train, or on the plane, reach into your bag and you realize you forgot your headphones. It's the worst feeling. I use my headphones all day at my desk while working, after work when going out for a run, and sometimes just sitting on the couch watching videos on my tablet. Take a minute to really think about how much you're wearing your headphones. I guarantee you it's more than you think. That is why it is important to invest in your audio gear.
The Jazza B2 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones come in a nice clamshell case, and include a USB charging cable, a tangle-free 4' 3.5mm audio cable, a stereo adapter, and a bluetooth adapter. The look and feel of these headphones and it's accessories are right in line with what you would expect given the $169 price tag. The headphones don't feel indestructible by any means, but they do feel well made. The earpieces rotate, allowing them to lay flat, though it does feel like the weak point in the construction. The earpiece cushions can be worn comfortably for hours, and the cups are deep enough to not cause any irritation.
I recently bought my first pair of bluetooth headphones. Now it's the one feature I'm not sure how I ever lived without. Naturally, this was the first feature I tested on the Jazza B2's. The bluetooth connectivity on the B2's requires an adapter, which plugs into the 3.5mm audio jack on the headphones. Initial pairing went without a hitch, but after only a few minutes, the headphones disconnected and I couldn't get them to reconnect. After some research, I discovered that the bluetooth adapter requires charging separate from the headphones themselves. The adapter also has on/off functionality to save battery. To toggle on/off, you must hold the Play/Pause button for 5 seconds. Once on a full charge, the bluetooth was extremely reliable. The bluetooth adapter also adds Play, Pause, Forward, and Backward buttons making it easy to control your audio while away from your device. I wore the B2's around the office for several weeks, and would keep them on when walking to the water cooler. The range was fairly impressive. I would say that somewhere between 30-50 feet, there was no loss of quality. While some may be skeptical of the additional adapter, you barely notice it's there until it requires a charge, which was after ~6 hours for me.
It probably goes without saying, but the killer feature of the Jazza B2's is the active noise cancelling. These headphones do a great job of drowning out all surrounding noise. It makes it extremely easy to find yourself "in the zone" while working. In terms of audio quality, I would rank the B2's above average. The mid's and high's sound a bit muddied at times, but the lows are pretty good. In terms of an over-the-ear studio style headphone, they're very solid. Not quite as good as the Beats Studio's, but not far off.
The more I used the B2's, the more I really enjoyed them. They're extremely comfortable on the ears, as well as over the head, and the rotating earpieces secured the fit that much better. If you're looking for a studio quality pair of headphones with bluetooth connectivity without the sticker shock, the Jazza B2 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones should be on your list.
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