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Jaybird Tarah

In-ear Bluetooth® sports headphones (Nimbus Gray/Jade)


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Our take on the Jaybird Tarah

My dad was a longtime Division I track coach and still runs daily. Unlike him, I need all the extra motivation I can get when I'm running. I'll often listen to long, even-keeled podcasts or throw on some rhythmic hip-hop to help me keep up a brisk, steady pace. And when it comes to workout earbuds, the Jaybird Tarah Bluetooth headphones check all the right boxes.

Runner wearing Jaybird Tarah headphones

The Jaybird Tarah earbuds fit securely and play music wirelessly from your phone.

Designed by runners — and it shows

My dad was a longtime Division I track coach and still runs daily. Unlike him, I need all the extra motivation I can get when I'm running. I'll often listen to long, even-keeled podcasts or throw on some rhythmic hip-hop to help me keep up a brisk, steady pace. And when it comes to workout earbuds, the Jaybird Tarah Bluetooth headphones check all the right boxes.

These wireless in-ears were designed by a team of runners who know that sports headphones simply must stay put while you move. There are three sizes of soft-gel silicone earbuds, each with a special "fin" design that keeps them secure while you work out. 

Ready for any weather

The lightweight Tarah headphones play music wirelessly via Bluetooth, so you can keep your phone safely tucked away when you're working out in bad weather. You shouldn't have to worry too much about the headphones themselves. They are IPX7 sweat- and waterproof, meaning if you can handle it they can probably handle it.     

Hard-hitting sound you can customize

These earbuds are tuned to deliver an energetic sound profile that keeps you motivated. That means you get the punchy, powerful bass that makes Jaybird a popular choice with the gym crowd. And if you want to tweak their signature sound, Jaybird's MySound app is available for download on Apple® or Android™ devices.

Adjust settings with a free app

I recommended Jaybird earbuds to one of my buddies, and he raved about their app. He told me it is really useful and fun to play around with. He likes that he can adjust the EQ and customize the sound, based on what he's doing.  

Product Highlights:

  • Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless music listening and phone calls with compatible smartphones
  • 3 sizes of silicone soft-gel ear tips for a customized, comfortable fit
    • built-in "fins" help further stabilize the earbuds
  • IPX7-rated waterproof design
  • 6mm dynamic drivers tuned to deliver high-energy sound with big bass
  • free MySound app for Apple and Android lets you adjust settings and customize the sound using your phone
  • three-button remote for controlling music playback and volume with a smartphone or portable music player
    • built-in microphone for making calls or voice commands with a smartphone
  • built-in rechargeable battery offers 6 hours of listening
    • 10 minutes of recharging provides enough power for 1 hour of listening
  • cable management "cinch" clip helps you adjust fit
  • USB charging cable included
  • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • impedance: 16 ohms
  • weight: .48 ounces (without fins and tips)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Wireless in-ear headphones (nimbus gray-jade) with 19" connecting cable
  • Speed cinch (installed)
  • 3 Pairs of silicone eargels (1 pair installed)
  • Shirt clip
  • USB charging dock with 3" cable (Type A USB plug)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety Guidelines
  • Disclaimer
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Features and Specs

Fit Style In-ear/Earbud
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 0.527" x 0.527"
Noise-canceling No
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control Yes
Frequency Response 20-20k Hz
Sensitivity 99 dB
Impedance 16 Ohms
Weight 0.6 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 Jaybird Tarah in-ear wireless sport headphones are fully weatherproof with an IPX7 rating, and are designed to withstand the rigors of your workout. Not only are the headphones waterproof and sweat-proof, but they will stay in place, no matter what your level of activity. The Tarah comes with three pairs of silicone eargels, a cord cinch, and a shirt clip.

Eargels: The Jaybird Tarah in-ear headphones include three pairs of soft silicone eargels, a one-piece ear tip with a "wing" that tucks into the folds of your outer ear. Each eargel is marked with the size (1, 2, or 3) and orientation (L or R). The headphones include other accessories to enhance the fit. The speed cinch helps keep the cord off your neck and shoulders, and the shirt clip secures the cable to the collar of your shirt.

Bluetooth: The Tarah is equipped with Bluetooth version 5.0 with Multipoint, allowing you to listen to music or take phone calls wirelessly from your smartphone. The headphones have an effective range of up to 30 feet, and are compatible with the SBC codec, and profiles: HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP, and SPP. Multipoint allows you to be connected to two devices simultaneously. The earphones can remember up to 8 paired Bluetooth devices.

Smartwatch Compatibility: The Jaybird Tarah has the ability to pair to your favorite smartwatch. If your smartwatch has music onboard, you can leave your phone at home and listen to music from the smartwatch. The Tarah is compatible with select Apple WatchOS, Samsung, Android Wear, and Garmin watches.

MySound App: The Jaybird MySound app, available from the App Store and Google Play, lets you customize your EQ settings to your listening tastes. You can sample the EQ presets of numerous athletes and artists, and download the ones you like to your headphones. You can even create your own sound profile and save it to your Tarah or share it with others. The MySound app is compatible with Android devices running OS 4.4 and up, and with iPhones and iPads with iOS 11.0 or later.

Battery: The Jaybird Tarah is powered by a 3.8-volt Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. The battery charges in just over 2 hours via the included charging cradle. The in-line remote has 2 contacts on the back that align with the 2 pins in the charging cradle. Simply snap the remote into the cradle, and plug the USB cable into your USB power source (5V 500mA power source recommended, 5.5-volt source max). A fully charged battery provides approximately 6 hours of playback time. The Quick Charge feature will provide over 1 hour of playback time after a 10 minute charge. Each time you turn on the Tarahs, you'll hear a battery level announcement, rounded to the nearest 20% level. The MySound app will indicate the battery level in 1% increments.

In-line Remote/Microphone: The headphones have an in-line 3-button remote control for power, Bluetooth pairing, music playback, and phone calls. The remote includes an integrated omnidirectional microphone for phone calls and voice assistant (for Siri, Google Now).


  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20kHz
  • Impedance: 16 Ω
  • Sensitivity: 99 dB (+/- 3dB at 1 kHz)
  • Output: 10mW RMS max (with level limit)
  • Driver Size: 6mm
  • Dimensions: Ear Bud Diameter 0.527" Depth 0.94"
  • Weight: 0.6 ounces (with eargels)

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