Logitech’s Jaybird is very popular with the sporting public for offering ideal headphones for physical activities. While predecessors disappointed due to poor performance with high latency, the Jaybird Vista promises good improvements: more battery ensuring six hours of playback, water resistance and a complete application.
But this is not a cheap True Wireless, currently it is found for around R $ 1,300 and comes close to R $ 2,000 in some online stores. Is it worth paying for all this? Will it meet the needs of that consumer who has a more hectic life? And who doesn’t play sports? Jaybird Vista has been my companion for the past few weeks and I recount the entire usage experience in this complete review.
Video review of Jaybird Vista
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Design, comfort and case
Let’s start with the design that is similar to the Jaybird Run with rounded corners and “fin” on the tip for a firmer fit. I honestly don’t like these straps, as they hurt my ear a lot. Fortunately, Jaybird sends other tips in the box and there is a pair without this fin that was more comfortable in my case.
To Tecnoblog, the company shipped Vista black and two other colors are available: gray, almost pulling to white, and dark green. They are all very beautiful, but I like the darker version more because it is more discreet.
The headphones are very light, with a resistant plastic material and the tips also follow with this firmness, favoring durability. In fact, as the gadget was designed for athletes, IPX7 certification is present and this means that the product is resistant to water and sweat.
They are in-ear and are well embedded in the ear canal. I did some intense running tests and Jaybird Vista was steady, with no risk of falling. The only annoyance, however, is for that moment when you need to change tracks, as the headphones have a physical button and the user needs to press inwards at that moment.
The case has a magnetic lid and has a rubberized finish on the outside and a greenish plastic interior. It is compact and has a drawstring that contributes to transport. A USB-C port is on the front of the case next to a battery LED.
Features and connectivity
The headphones can be controlled through the Jaybird application, available for Android and iPhone (iOS). Through it, you can check the battery level, activate the location feature and even use the equalizer to adjust the frequencies. In the “presets” menu, there are ten modes available from the company itself, but the user, if he wants, can adjust as he likes. In addition, there are others created by Jaybird users in the “discover” menu there in the app.
This possibility of personalizing the headphones is very positive, in addition to being an important differential. For example, I liked the option of configuring the gadget’s buttons to trigger virtual assistants, such as Siri. You can still control the volume by pressing the buttons, eliminating the need to pick up your phone during a run.
The entire connectivity system is decent. It works with Bluetooth 5.0 and, during the testing period, there were no connection failures and they are quickly paired. I also didn’t notice any latency during media consumption and the experience when watching videos was satisfactory, the same goes for mobile games.
Finally, in terms of features and connectivity, I missed noise cancellation settings in the Jaybird app. And by the way, they have an interesting quality in phone calls, but the headphones do not work efficiently in places with a lot of noise pollution.
Sound and battery quality
Without adjustments, Jaybird Vista’s sound didn’t enchant me, but that doesn’t mean it won’t do the job. The situation improved a lot with the equalizer. The headphones are loud and I could see that the bass is only noticeable when the volume is raised and, in this circumstance, distortion can appear. The midfielders are very accurate and it is evident that Jaybird Vista values this frequency. On the other hand, I felt the more weakened treble looking muffled.
That happened with music Lights, by singer Ellie Goulding, who has a sweet, high-pitched voice. In rock, music Your way, by Capital Inicial, sounds great with clear vocals and it is possible to hear the instruments clearly, but they can burst into more intense parts of the song.
In Golden, by Harry Styles, you can hear the bass drum well at the beginning and the mid-bass dominates in almost all the music, but it doesn’t ruin the experience. I felt that the singer’s voice conflicts with the other instruments in the chorus, but this imbalance improved considerably when I activated the “signature” mode in the application.
Regarding autonomy, the company promises up to six hours of playback and another ten hours with the charging case. In addition, a quick five-minute charge ensures another hour of battery life to keep listening to music and podcasts. I can say that the gadget does the trick: I listened to music all day with the volume at 45% and the headphones held on for 6h15min before hanging up.
Jaybird Vista: is it worth it?
Although it is a niche product, I believe that Jaybird Vista will easily serve other audiences, including those who do not practice sports. Both the phone and the case have a quality material, a well done finish and the best: they are resistant, essential characteristics for the sporting public. I like the sound quality, but it shouldn’t cheer everyone up, so I recommend using the app to make it your own.
Connectivity is also accurate, with no flaws or latencies that hinder video consumption. The battery life is good and with the case it is possible to get another 10 hours of playback, totaling 16 hours of great sound. Excellent, isn’t it?
I think the big negative here is the price. This is a quality headset and Jaybird charges dearly for it. If you practice physical activities regularly, yes, it is worth betting on Vista. If the budget is tight, JBL, for example, has slightly more affordable options, Endurance PEAK is an example.
Jaybird Vista Bluetooth Headset
- Great construction and case is beautiful
- Customization features
- Decent connectivity
- Lots of battery
- Very high price
- Could have noise cancellation adjustments in the app