The Jaybird Tarah Pro headphones are first in the new ‘Pro’ series launched by Jaybird. Built with higher quality materials and offering better quality sound these are priced as premium in-ear headphones compared to the other Jaybirds. Are they worthy of the higher price tag? Let’s take a look.
The Jaybird Tarah Pro targets the highly active – endurance runners and adventurers, generally the athletic types. These are wireless headphones, not wireless earbuds so still have a neck cable that interconnects the earbuds. This is probably a good thing given the targeted use case.
Included in the box are:
- Different size tips and fins
- Charging cradle
- Shirt clip
- Carry pouch
Technical specifications of the Jaybird Tarah Pro:
|Audio||Type: In-ear style
Impedance: 16 Ohm
Speaker sensitivity: 103 +/- 2dB at 1KHz
Output max. 12mW RMS (with level limit)
Total harmonic distortion <5% (1KHz, 1mW)
Audio format: 16-bit stereo
Codec: Bluetooth SBC implementation
Response bandwidth: 20Hz - 20kHz
Driver size: 6 mm
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth version: 5.0
Frequency band: 2.4 GHz
Profiles: Handsfree , Headset , A2DP , AVCRP , SPP
Wireless range: Class 2 standard range 10m/33ft
|Microphone||Type: MEMS, omni directional
Sensitivity: -38dB +/- 3dB (Test conditions: 1KHz, 0db = 1V/Pa)
|Weight & Dimensions||Headset: 490mm x 20mm x 22mm
Controller: 43mm x 11.9mm x 6mm
Charger: 111.8mm x 33.57mm x 7.2mm
Weight of headphones (without eargel): 20g
Weight of charger: 6.5g
|Battery||Play time: 14 Hrs
Charging time: 2 Hrs
Quick charge: 5 min = 2 hour playtime
Charging: Via USB charging cable with Pogo pin connector
Input power: DC 5V 1A
Type: Lithium Ion
Battery voltage: 3.7V
Energy voltage in watt hrs per battery: 0.28wh
With a sporty design and feel, the Tarah Pro is available in four colour options – Black-Flash, Mineral Blue-Jade, Cosmic Marine and Nimbus Gray-Flash. The earbuds are designed to provide a premium fit. Interchangeable tips and fins ensure that this is the case with most ear shapes.
Jaybird use high quality woven material to provide a tactile and weather safe neck cable. Likewise, the IPX7 rating ensures sweat and waterproof protection. Users can listen away in a range of outdoor conditions including snow, rain, etc.. without risk of damage to their headphones.
The bundled ear tips with the Jaybird Tarah Pro gave a tight fit that didn’t come loose during our testing. This is something that can be easily overlooked when looking for headphones to suite an active lifestyle. Nothing worse than trying to hold earbuds in place in the middle of a long run.
The headphone controls are pretty standard. Power/pause, volumes up and down. The volume controls when held down would also act as forward and back.
Audio playback on the Jaybird Tarah Pro’s were not at the same level of top end headphones but still nonetheless good. We felt that the other features such as weather resistance, in-ear fit and battery life made up for this shortfall. And let’s be honest, when you are huffing and puffing and feeling like you are near deaths door, hearing orchestra quality sound is probably the furthest thing from your mind.
Overall, the Jaybird Tarah Pro was a well-designed wireless sports headphone. It’s perfect for those that love the outdoors and want durable headphones that still provide a good level of sound quality.
Note: Photos for the review outside of the Jaybird stock images were taken using the Huawei P30 Pro.