I know that headphones are a really personal choice, and so this review is my opinion of the Jabra Rhythm headphones which were sent to me to test.
These are primarily designed to be used with a smart phone, e.g an iPhone.
Firstly, these headphones have an integrated microphone and also a little button with which you can stop or move forward the current playing track. They come with 3 sizes of ear piece cover so you should be able to find a comfortable fit.
For me they were comfortable enough, I am used to using this style of in ear headphone and I like it. Once they were in my ear I decided to plug them into my iPhone to get an idea of the basic sound quality.
I picked a track I know well, and hit play, the first thing that struck me was that the sound was a little dull and seemed to lack some clarity. But as this was the initial usage I finished the track and then picked a very different track, again I was disappointed with the overall sound, for me they just lack some real clarity.
I didn’t want to give up on them so I went and found the original headphones that come with the iPhone, and tried them, for me the Jabra is a slight improvement on them but not as good as my current pair.
I decided upon another test to see how they faired. I plugged them into my Line 6 Pocket Pod with my guitar to test the sound. For the guitar they weren’t too bad, but personally I wouldn’t swap my existing ones for them.
Overall, I would say if you want a cheap alternative to the headphones that come with your device these will certainly do a job, if you are looking for a real improvement in the sound quality you will need to invest a bit more money.
Postscript – I did seek a second opinion from my lad, Sam, and whilst he agreed that the sound quality was slightly poorer than my normal headphones, he said he didn’t actually mind too much as they were better than his current headphones. He has since adopted them and I doubt I will ever see them again!