How long do you exercise for each day or each week? I’m betting it’s no more than an hour or two for most people, but during those periods it’s nice to have some music playing to keep your motivation up. Jaybird’s just-released Tarah Pro in-ear headphones offer just that, and you may only need to charge them every couple of weeks.
PCMag reviewed the Jaybird Tarah in-ear headphones back in September. For $ 100 we liked the listening experience, with the headphones offering a powerful, sculpted audio experience with customizable EQ and a waterproof design. Battery life was estimated at around six hours, which is more than enough for a workout.
The Tarah Pro are priced at $ 160, but the features make the extra $ 60 investment seem worth it. Battery life is rated at 14 hours with a full recharge taking two hours. Alternatively, a five minute fast charge offers two hours of battery life if you’re a bit pushed for time. They retain the IPX7 waterproofing of the cheaper Tarah model, as well as being sweatproof thanks to a double hydrophobic nano coating on the buds.
Custom audio remains a key feature through adjustable EQ via the free iOS and Android app, but Jaybird went a step further and included a hearing test. Proprietary algorithms are used to tune the audio for the wearer’s hearing to give them “perfect personalized sound.” If you don’t like the results, just manually adjust the EQ instead.
Aside from the promised personalized audio experience, you’ve got a pair of buds that can be worn either over or under the ear, magnetic backs so they clip together around your neck when not in use, and a reflective cord that’s easy to adjust while helping keep you visible in low-light conditions.
If you want to pick up the Tarah Pro in-ear headphones, Jaybird is selling them direct from today for $ 159.99 in three color combinations (Black/Flash, Mineral Blue/Jade, and Titanium/Glacier). Other retailers should get stock later this month, but the Titanium/Glacier version will remain exclusively available direct from Jaybird. In the box you’ll get the headphones, three sets of eargels, a charging cable and cradle, a shirt clip, speed cinch, and carry pouch.