Jabra Move: Time to get a Move on


  • TECH
  • Monday, 17 Nov 2014

Jabra Move Wireless

Cut the cord and enjoy the freedom of listening to your music wirelessly with Jabra’s new Move Wireless headphones.

Smartphones have become the device of choice for most music lovers. After all, you never leave home without it and most people store all their songs on their phone.

But more often than not, the pair of wired earphones that comes with your smartphone doesn’t offer the best listening experience and worse still, they always get tangled up in your pocket.

Worry not, Jabra’s Move Wireless Bluetooth headphones cuts the cords so you can enjoy your music without worrying about ­bothersome cables getting in the way.

Design

The Move features a clean, minimalistic design that is both practical and stylish. The build quality is quite solid with an adjustable headband that is flexible yet tough enough to withstand some abuse and still hold its shape.

The earpads are fairly well cushioned so it feels comfortable listening to songs over extended periods of time.

We liked the Moves inclusion of a volume and multifunction button for controlling the volume and answering phone calls directly from the headphone.
WELL THOUGHT OUT: We liked the Moves inclusion of a volume and multifunction button for controlling the volume and answering phone calls directly from the headphone.

Jabra has included some built-in controls on the left ear cup, with volume controls and a multi function button for playing or pausing songs as well as answering and ending calls. It is a handy feature that offers the convenience of controlling your phone without having to take it out of your pocket.

The Move also doubles up as a Bluetooth headset and it is an excellent one at that — there is a Bluetooth switch on the right ear cup that lets you pair the headphones with your devices.

We found the Move to be an excellent Bluetooth headset as the call quality was exceptionally clear, and people on the other side of the line could hear us loud and clear.

Jabra also provides the option to listen to your music with the provided audio cable if you are listening to music on a device that does not feature Bluetooth connectivity.

Jabra Move Wireless
LONG LASTING: The Move's batteries will last you more or less a whole day's worth of listening.

Speaking of battery life, the Move’s lasts up to 12 days on standby and provides up to eight hours of talktime and music listening which is pretty respectable, though we wished the battery would last longer.

The battery’s mileage however, varies depending on the volume you set the headphones to — the higher the volume, the faster the battery drains.

Thus far, we managed to listen to music on and off throughout a typical workday without needing to recharge the Move. When it was finally time to charge the headphones, the Move clocked about two hours to fully charge.

We also loved the option of using a wired connection with the headphones so we could enjoy our music even when the Move was low on battery.

Performance

We must say that the Move’s sound quality really surprised us as it performed exceptionally well for a headphone at this price point.

The Move commands a great well balanced audio profile that gives both the low and high ­frequencies space to shine. On tracks like Maroon 5’s Maps, the Move was able to nicely balance all the elements of the song, keeping the vocals distinct while the instruments ­sounded nice and clear in the background.

The Moves Bluetooth switch and micro USB are within easy reach on the right earcup.
ACCESSIBLE: The Moves Bluetooth switch and micro USB are within easy reach on the right earcup.

We were also surprised at how well the Move blocks out external sound when we first put it on.

Though it is nowhere as silent as a pair of noise cancelling ­headphones, it is effective enough that we would recommend you not to listen to music if you are walking along a busy road.

Conclusion

Just as its name implies, the Move really is designed for music lovers who are always on the go.

We liked the Move’s simple and ­lightweight design. The built-in controls also make playing your music and answering calls easy.

Though the Move is primarily a music listening device, and a good one at that too, it also doubles up as a Bluetooth headset ­making it really convenient when you need to answer a phone call.

For RM369, the Move is an affordable ­wireless pair of headphones that provides a good listening experience without the hassle of untangling wires.

Pros: Lightweight design; great call and music quality; reasonable price.

Cons: Battery life could be longer.

Move Wireless
(Jabra)
Wireless Bluetooth headphones
Frequency response: N/A
Ports: MicroUSB
Other Features: Bluetooth 4.0
Website: www.jabra.com
Price: RM369
Rating: 4 stars
Review unit courtesy of Mobile Dot Com Sdn Bhd, (03) 6257-0925 
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Science & Technology , Jabra , Move , Wireless , Bluetooth

   

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