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JBL Reflect Mini BT

In-ear wireless Bluetooth® sports headphones (Red)

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Our take on the JBL Reflect Mini BT

I've purchased several JBL Reflect headphones as gifts for family and friends. When I was researching workout headphones, I scoured running publications and customer reviews. They kept steering me toward JBL's in-ear sports series. And the Reflect Mini BT 'phones are the company's smallest and lightest yet — these tiny earbuds feel like they're barely there.

Runner-approved headphones, now even better

Woman wearing JBL Reflect Mini BT

The extra-small JBL Reflect Mini BT earbuds (pictured in teal) stay stable and secure during workouts while music plays wirelessly from your phone.

I've purchased several JBL Reflect headphones as gifts for family and friends. When I was researching workout headphones, I scoured running publications and customer reviews. They kept steering me toward JBL's in-ear sports series. And the Reflect Mini BT 'phones are the company's smallest and lightest yet — these tiny earbuds feel like they're barely there.

Music plays wirelessly from your phone or music player over Bluetooth®, allowing you to move freely. Tunes pump powerfully with no dangling cord interfering with your exercise.

Comfortable, reflective, and sweat-proof for tough outdoor training

You get four different-sized ear tips, so you can find the right fit. Two of those are JBL's flexible silicone sports 'buds that feel soft and comfortable for your entire workout. They're designed to avoid nerves and pressure points inside the ear that can cause pain or discomfort.

They're called "Reflect" because their highly-visible design helps keep you safe outside. And you won't have to cut a grueling outdoor run short. These 'phones can handle a little sweat and rain, and will play up to eight hours per charge, so your soundtrack keeps going as long as you do.

Hands-free, wireless calling

You can take phone calls wirelessly via Bluetooth. There's a mic built in and a three-button remote on the cable that connects the left and right earpieces. Use the remote to answer calls, skip songs, and play and pause music. The reflective cable sits behind your head.

Product Highlights:

  • extra-small and lightweight earbuds
  • 5.8mm dynamic driver in each earpiece
  • Bluetooth 4.1 for wireless music listening and phone calls with compatible smartphones
  • sweat-proof design
  • three-button remote for controlling music playback and volume with a smartphone or portable music player
  • built-in microphone for making calls with a smartphone
  • built-in rechargeable battery offers 8 hours of listening (USB charging cable included)
  • earpieces are connected by a bright, reflective cord for visibility and safety
  • includes 4 pairs of ear tips to ensure a comfortable fit and proper noise isolation
    • 2 pairs of angled, ergonomic sports ear tips that stay secure during workouts
    • 2 pairs of regular ear tips for stationary listening
  • frequency response: 10-22,000 Hz
  • weight: 0.5 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Bluetooth in-ear headphones (red) with 19" connecting cord and in-line remote/mic
  • 22" USB charging cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro USB on other end)
  • 2 Pairs of ergonomic sport ear tips (small / medium-installed)
  • 2 Pairs of regular ear tips (small / medium)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • FCC statement
  • Warranty Card

Great sound quality and Bluetooth conv. Could be a touch Louder.

james matthew, Chesapeake City, MD


JBL Reflect Mini BT Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(35 Reviews)

JBL Reflect Mini BT

james matthew from Chesapeake City, MD on 12/23/2018

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Great sound quality and Bluetooth conv. Could be a touch Louder.



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Luis from Camuy, PR on 12/16/2018

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Good sound, easy conectivity, great value.

Pros: good sound, easy conectivity, good value

Cons: with 3 to 5 time per week use in one year the plastic covering the cables is peled.

JBL Reflect Mini BT

Paul from Chicago, IL on 6/12/2018

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Great sound enough options of different sized ear pieces to get a good fit.



Crutchfield shipped me defective product

Edward from New York, NY on 2/28/2018

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Crutchfield shipped me a defective product - this not longer works after about a week of use. The on/off/play/pause button is stuck in the "down" position. This is highly disappointing and I will not be purchasing from this website again.

Pros: Usually a good product

Cons: Defective

Crutchfield response on 3/7/2018 Once we saw Edward's review, our Customer Support rep Emily sent out a replacement. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our Customer Service or Tech Support teams right away.

No bass

Andrew from Riverside, CA on 2/22/2018

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4 stars because of the sound quality. There is zero bass. Music didn't sound very good. Sounded good for YouTube and phone calls. Connected every time without a problem. They were comfortable enough. I returned these and bought some Beats.

Pros: Paired and connected easy Worked good for phone calls

Cons: Zero bass


Cheryl from Palmyra, VA on 2/4/2018

I LOVE these headphones!! I have small ears so it's so hard to find the right fit. These fit perfectly! I am also a runner-and I have always ran with one ear in. It's not safe otherwise and at the gym I have too also. Which means listening to all the "noise". These headphones isolate MOST noise, but you can hear the person talking to you-and they can't hear your music. It's BRILLIANT!! I just wish I had ordered them sooner!!!!

Pros: Sound quality, noise isolation


Great value!

Rob from Lawrence, KS on 1/12/2018

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I like the fit for physical activity. Very good battery life. I listen mostly to podcasts, but sound seems to be very good. I would recommend!

Pros: Fit securely Good battery life Good sound Overall good value

Cons: Seem to like "line of sight" for best connectivity

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hank from Kilauea, HI on 1/1/2018

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ear pieces come off, like last years mod. not good

Pros: lite

Cons: ear peices com off

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Jose A Galarza from Utuado, PR on 12/23/2017

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Excelente. Good sound, better price.



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Blake T from Honolulu, HI on 12/22/2017

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Poor quality for the price. My power button got stuck when I pressed it in. Then the LED power indicator doesn't seem to be working . This is just after 2-3 weeks. the sound quality is okay. I guess I can't expect much for a water proof bluetooth headphones. I plan on returning this headphones because it's broken and i'm not satisfied with it.

Pros: ?

Cons: feels and looks like a cheap headphone control buttons are small and hard to press sound quality is nothing special.

JBL Reflect Mini BT

Crutchfield customer from Aurora, CO on 12/15/2017

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The sound quality is really good for sports headphones and they're pretty durable under normal use. My wife uses these for running and they held up for a year until she lost them. Now I'm buying her the same ones for Xmas, again, this year. She was adamant about getting the exact same ones.



Great sound for price

Bryan from Katy, TX on 12/10/2017

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Fit really nice and do not get uncomfortable after long use. Sound is good. Great for the price range.

Pros: Price, sound and comfort

Cons: Low bass

JBL Reflect Mini BT

Jeff from Kalispell, MT on 8/10/2017

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I love these headphones. They fit great, the sound is fantastic, and they stay put while working out or on the job.


Cons: Should have bought them a long time ago.

JBL Reflect Mini BT

Rob from New Freedom, PA on 7/7/2017

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Very nice quality and fit.! I understand sound, and these fit the bill in sound, Comfort and very Light. Bose may be better but these are very nice for 100 clams.

Pros: Light, good sound

Cons: None so far. less expensive is always a wish.

Great Sound

Steven from Bend, OR on 6/8/2017

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Great product. Would buy again.

Pros: Conversation or Music the sound quality is much better than expected. So light you don't feel the weight at all.

Cons: Small ear canals are a problem. Tight fit with small size bud.

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Crutchfield customer from Guilderland, NY on 5/21/2017

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Good sound, very comfortable during workouts.



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Tanner from Lubbock, TX on 2/9/2017

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Works great, lightweight, and good battery life.



Long battery power

Karla from Atlanta, ga on 1/29/2017

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The JBL Reflect Mini BT give Beats headphones a run for their money. The JBL are lightweight and sweatproof. There are multiple headphone options for the user. On the negative side the sound fall flat. Other than that I would recommend this product to other users.

Pros: -battery power - lightweight -multiple headphone sizes

Cons: - flat sound - complicated instructions manual

JBL Reflect Mini BT

Crutchfield customer from Birmingham, AL on 1/16/2017

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Everything works well, feels great during my workouts, and sounds good for ear buds. I wouldn't recommend this product at its current price though. There are plenty of quality Bluetooth headphones for cheaper. I got them for $89.00 on sale.



JBL Reflect Mini BT

John from Austin, TX on 11/16/2016

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Excellent battery life and very comfortable.



Terrible ear buds!

Angela from San Diego, CA on 11/4/2016

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I wish Crutchfield hadn't recommended these headphones. They fell apart after a little less than 90 days and for some dimwitted reason I forgot to purchase additional insurance. I think the sound was better on these than really very cheap small earbuds off a different online retailer, but since they never fit my ears right I really don't know that for certain. Don't buy these, it's not worth it.

Pros: None

Cons: Fell apart in under 90 days, never fit my ears well.

JBL Reflect Mini BT

Crutchfield customer from Duluth, MN on 10/31/2016

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Comfortable, good sound, and great battery life.



JBL Reflect Mini BT

Crutchfield customer from Cincinnati, OH on 9/17/2016

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Crisp sound and thus far durable...1.5 mos with regular use in exercise and leisure time. Good value especially if buy when discounted

Pros: Sound Price

Cons: None thus far

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Peter from Atlants,Georgia on 9/15/2016

Durable and soft color that doesn't srand our too much. Sounds great especially if your wet!!

Pros: Wster resistance

Cons: Needs more on ear options

Good Fit and Sound, Terrible Instructions

HH from Las Vegas, NV on 7/20/2016

These are pretty good and fit the bill for exercising to music without being tethered to your phone. Have not used for telephone discussion--so just can't say. There is plenty of information but as usual it was all written by a lawyer--full of disclaimers and what not--very skimpy on instructions so as one other rater said, you are learn to use on the fly.

Pros: Lightweight, good sound.

Cons: Terrible instructions.

Defective product

Sean from Fairfax, VA on 5/16/2016

When your replacement pair of a product also fails, it's clearly not a pair of headphones worth buying. Something is wrong with the charger port. First pair lasted 6 months, replacement pair didn't last two weeks. I have no other problems with the functionality, comfort, sound quality for that price. But I can say I've tried a lot of headphones, never got these wet or put them through much, and i'll never buy a JBL product again. Check the reviews online, it's clearly a bad, bad unreliable product.

Pros: Price, Ease of use

Cons: Defective, unreliable

Great little headphones

Kevin from Livermore, CA on 5/8/2016

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I'll be honest from the get-go, I don't sit and listen to $500 in ear monitors all day long. I get what falls into the "normal music lover" level of equipment. I have been using Klipsch Reference S4's after an older pair of S4i's got lost somewhere on a Southwest Jet. Originally I wanted to get these just for a good bluetooth with a sealed ear piece. I have a 7 month old and sometimes you just have to have a conversation while they are crying on Mommy's shoulder in the other room. In general BT designs don't do a darn thing in that environment. They may filter or reduce the noise, but that doesn't mean you can hear a darn thing. Sliding Down from Edgar Meyer: Uncommon Ritual: Edgar Meyer is one of my all time favorite musicians. He always seems to pull together a fantastic group of musicians to make music that speaks to my soul. Sliding Down is one of those pieces. I often find myself wishing that this piece were recorded with better definition, until now. The imaging is very much there with these headphones. You can hear and almost feel every pluck of the sting. The stings are precise. Some headphones leave them feeling overly warm and muddy, that is not happening here. This track has a lot to listen to from the mid-bass on up and every sound seems to be reproduced without any noticeable sacrifices. Barber Adagio for Strings: Man oh man, was I pleasantly surprised when I pulled this one up. These headphones are able to bring you the full r

Pros: Sound great, easy to use, comfortable for most

Cons: Nowhere to put them when not in use

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Taylor s from Az on 3/30/2016

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Good noise cancelling, has different sizes for your ears and very comfortable

Pros: Comfortable, noise cancelling

Cons: Bluetooth phone microphone makes it hard for person to hear

JBL wireless headphones

P White from newhall, CA on 2/29/2016

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Great headphones at a great price. Just as good if not better than beats sport.




JJake from york, ME on 1/31/2016

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I don't care about reflection or sweat proof. I just want cordless earbuds for the gym. These perform perfectly. Plenty of volume and bass from my iPhone 6s and you can forward tracks. Wore them all day at home and never felt uncomfortable. I also removed the wing ear cavity things and the buds stay in even while doing cardio and weightlifting. Seriously impressed!

Pros: Incredibly convenient. Comfortable. Stylish.

Cons: None

Great devices

Dave from Colorado on 1/3/2016

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Several of these were given as gifts. From what I have heard, they a definitely "legit." Work great when used during workouts.

Pros: Sweatproof. Bluetooth, so no wires to the music device getting in the way of workout exercises. Fit well in ears.


Just OK, good wireless qualities

Louis from New York on 1/1/2016

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Considering these are "JBL" headphones, I guess I was expecting more than just average audio with these. I paid the full price $99 just before Christmas. Today I see they are $79. Even at $79, I consider them overpriced. Buy them for the wireless convenience, don't expect much in the audio department.

Pros: Immediate Bluetooth connection with my HTC One phone. They look very good. Fit my ears well with the installed ear pieces (extra sizes are included.

Cons: Bass response seems lacking, making them sound tinny. Sounds similar to much less expensive, relatively unknown brand Bluetooth wireless I already have.

Faulty product

KristiB from Minnesota on 12/27/2015

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Unfortunately I was never able to use this product. Despite trying all the suggestions from the technical department the headphones would not charge. The replacement set had the same problem. I returned the second set. I am now waiting for a different brand of headphones

Pros: Nice looking! Fit well

Cons: I was never able to get this product to work as it would not charge!.

I like them!

KRK4JC from Texas on 12/25/2015

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They paired with my LG G30 Phone and the latest iPod Nano right away. The fit is nice, but takes a little adjusting so that you know what works best for your ears. I love the sound quality and these will be great for the gym and won't get in the way like the LG's that they are replacing. Unlike the LG's, these don't have any skip forward/backward music controls so you'll need to do that on the device. Since the power button also functions as a mute button with a single tap, I think that the JBL Egrs could design the basic music controls into the Volume Up/Down in a similar way to the Mute. Not a deal killer though and I really like them.

Pros: Pairs easily, light weight and non-obtrusive. Nice sound quality with a tight fit that blocks out much of the outside noise.

Cons: Lack music player controls for skip forward and backward

Good if you can figure out how to use them.

Drake from Nevada on 12/6/2015

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I've only used them a couple of times so far and they seen pretty sweet. However, they came with very minimal instructions and I couldn't find any instructions online. So I am using trial and error in figuring out how to use them.

Pros: Good fit, good sound, small and light.

Cons: Almost no instructions on how to use them.


Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Fit Style In-ear/Earbud
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 0.556" x 0.556"
Noise-canceling No
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control Yes
Frequency Response 10-22k Hz
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight 0.5 ounces
Cord Length 19"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Storage No
Charging Case No
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


Overview: The JBL Reflect Mini BT (Bluetooth) in-ear sport headphones are designed for active lifestyles. The ergonomic ear tips are sweat-proof, and stay in your ear as you go through your workout. The headphones are equipped with a highly-reflective 19" connecting cable to give you added visibility at night.

Lightweight: The Reflect Mini BTs are the lightest in-ear wireless sport headphones, weighing only 1/2 ounce. They provide hours of long-lasting comfort for most any athletic activity.

Drivers: The headphones are equipped with premium 5.8mm drivers for solid bass response and clear highs.

Bluetooth: The Reflect Mini BT features Bluetooth 4.0 technology for a wireless connection. You can keep your smartphone or Bluetooth music player in your pocket or gym bag while you workout. The Bluetooth connection has a range of up to 33 feet. Supported profiles include: A2DP v1.2, AVRCP v1.4, HFP v1.6, and HSP v1.2.

Note: The headphones do not include a wired connection.

Remote/Mic: The in-line 3-button remote and microphone is compatible with a wide range of smartphones and mobile devices. The outer buttons turn the volume up or down as needed, while the center button turns on the power, pause/play your music, skip to next track, or answer/end your phone calls. The remote/mic is compatible with a wide variety of smartphones, tables, and laptops.

Freebit Ear Tips: The JBL Reflect Mini BT in-ear sport headphones include two pairs of Freebit ergonomic ear tips (small and medium sizes). These ear tips are angled to match your ear canal, and have flanges that help keep them in your ears, even during the most rigorous activities. The headphones also include two pairs of standard silicone ear tips (small, medium).

Rechargeable Battery: These in-ear headphones are powered by a rechargeable battery located in the in-line remote. The battery can be charged in approximately 2 hours via the supplied Micro USB cable. A fully charged battery provides about 8 hours of battery life.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

Gift to replace lost earbuds. JBL brand has good sound and value. [ MICHAEL  Nov 28, 2017 ]
Teddy at the store said these were off the chain! [ Sinisa  Nov 21, 2017 ]
I want to try.. [ JOSE A  Aug 03, 2017 ]
Workout gear...I love it [ NELSON  Jun 10, 2017 ]
quality sound [ HECTOR  May 15, 2017 ]
I had a pair before and loved the quality and battery life. My dog forced me to get a new pair. [ John  Oct 20, 2016 ]
JBL reputation and good reviews , Crutchfield service, I'm a long time customer. [ Roger  Sep 25, 2016 ]
Recommend over the eb300 and i had the jbl reflect bt prior and liked the sound [ William  Sep 16, 2016 ]
Great sound! [ jose  Mar 02, 2016 ]
Good price [ BRENDA  Dec 21, 2015 ]
I have being using these for one year and purchasing a pair for my wife [ Edward  Nov 26, 2017 ]
Highly recommended by a friend [ C  Aug 30, 2017 ]
I had been looking for decent but affordable headphones for exercising. I saw the recommendation from one of your experts in your print catalog. We have always experienced excellent service from Crutchfield. [ Diana  May 21, 2017 ]
Needed some Bluetooth headphones for working out. [ Tanner  May 14, 2017 ]
The fit, comfort, quality, and the reputation of JBL products... [ Jaime  Jul 08, 2016 ]
Best reviews for the price range, sound performance, and functionality . [ Mete  Feb 11, 2016 ]
A good quality present [ Chris  Dec 16, 2015 ]
Great battery life. This is my second pair. [ DHANRAJ  Dec 09, 2018 ]
I bought one a few months ago. The sound was great, but it broke. I am trying it again hoping it will last longer. [ Douglas  Nov 20, 2017 ]
Great Brand [ Vernon  Jun 13, 2017 ]
Reviews, price, sweat-resistance [ Promporn  Dec 20, 2016 ]
my daughter wants it [ Do  May 12, 2016 ]

7 questions already asked

If you are able to return it, then do so. I purchased this for my husband and it kept giving him the same problem. I thought it was defected and had it exchange, but had to finally return the second one and just got a refund. Sorry for the late response. [ Zenaida  Mar 15, 2017 ]
I had the same problems after 6 months, they were great up until then. I do beleive they are. It really swear proof. As I only wore mine at the gym for 45-an hour a day. And they didn't last as long as some of the other brands out there. [ Billy  Feb 22, 2017 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Feb 22, 2017 ]  Staff
The microphone on this headphones should have no issues replaying your voice commands after you initiate Siri from the phone. I hope that helps! My Bio: [ Paul  Feb 15, 2016 ]  Staff
Yes, works great [ Mary Catherine  Feb 16, 2016 ]
Yes. Bluetooth is not phone or operating-system specific. Some older Bluetooth phones may support hands-free calling but not stereo audio music streaming which is why we say "compatible smartphones" I hope that helps! My Bio: [ Ryan  Feb 12, 2016 ]  Staff
I don't see any mention of there being extra technology in these to make them more sweat proof. I do think the remote is stronger, more durable (less likely to break if accidently stepped on) than the ones in the other model. [ Paul  Dec 21, 2015 ]  Staff
Hey Steve. I own these myself. I just took a look at them and it's hard to say since I'm not sure about Comply. The neck on them looks pretty standard so I'm hopeful that you could replace the tips. They are angled in towards the ears. We have a 60 day unconditional return policy so you can get them, give them a shot and return them if you aren't happy with them. I use them mainly in the gym and occasionally for runs. Bluetooth range is excellent. I've been satisfied with mine. Hope this helps. [ JOHN  Apr 29, 2016 ]
I'm sorry I don't know much about that type of bud. I would assume whatever size you normally wear in a gel ear bud. [ Mary Catherine  Apr 28, 2016 ]
It takes 30 min to an hour to get full charge [ Andrey  May 18, 2016 ]
Forgot to add this but I believe the JBL E50T are over the ear for about $20 more I have the E40T they are on the ear but enjoy them but would suggest the E50T [ David  Jan 27, 2016 ]
No it doesn't but for the price very nice set of earphones works great with your phone as a Bluetooth earphone very pleased with mine I use them everyday hope this helps [ David  Jan 27, 2016 ]
There is not an over the ear option in the box. [ JEREMY A  Jan 27, 2016 ]
Sorry, no just a couple in-ear sizes. BTW I have replaced the tips that came with the headphones with Comply Foam - fits better for me. Love the sound of the headphones, especially for the price [ Steven Bruce  Jan 27, 2016 ]
Mine didn't. There are a few different rubber adjusters for in ear fit though. [ Drake  Jan 27, 2016 ]