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Music is something that I really cannot live without. While I am driving, or in my cold showers, I am always listening to music. And my father always asks me this weird obsession of mine with music, And I still explain to him how diverse rhythms and beats help me keeping up with the day. Just wonder waking up to this song, and how much push it will give us to begin the day. I prefer to start my morning with something really productive & challenging, and that is working out. It gives me a win at the start of the day, dripping sweat over my face, keeps me warmed up till the end of the workout. But one thing which I always missed was the right music to keep me motivated. My gym environment is not that good, and the track he runs, is just something, for the nights, and not for the days. So, after a point of time, I started using my own pair of earphones, which were usually very wiry, and my hands always stuck in them while I go for my sprints. And I have been using wired earphones in the gym for the last two years, so I am very much used to the problems which I face every day.
And then, the era of wireless buds came, running everything on Bluetooth, making our charging process more hectic, and reducing our battles for pointless wires. The first ray of hope came from apple, the airpods, with fantastic design and quality sound which was unbeatable until other small brands stole the whole design, I won’t be able to take up the names of these rip off companies as they lack a clear vision of what they want to solve, and believes in earning through duplicating the best.
What the Indian consumer most care about is the price, we prioritize money, as simple as it can be.
My sole purpose of this research was to actually buy one pair of them, as they are so convenient, hassle-free, and 2020. So, I literally started looking up for the prices of airpods, which were costing me a fortune but equally delivering me top-notch quality for the product. I instantly dropped the idea of buying them and then, I started looking up for something outstanding but cheap. I found other brands, but the problem was terrible reviews, which I wasn’t actually looking for. Then I found the perfect Rip off, which were actually filled with positive reviews, with a ton of cutting edge features that you cannot refuse and has a six-month warranty. My final verdict for those complete rip-offs was a no as they are ultimately a copy, and they might come with great features, but what I wear is something I consider a benchmark for myself, and I don’t want to be that, ever.
JBL C100 True Wireless Earbuds Review
Then, I finally found the perfect one, the JBL C100 True Wireless Earbuds. What I find special was that they had a good rating on the e-commerce platforms. (Amazon: N/A, Flipkart: 4.2/5) but they were not available. So, I ordered them from the official website. And it took 6 days to deliver it to my home through Delhivery.
What I was pleased about was that I was buying something original and from a brand, which is all about quality audio products. As soon as they came in, I started testing it to its limits.
They are really durable in terms of what they are made of. I feel a mix of suitable hard plastic and a bit of use of silicon in this material, and the overall user experience is pleasant. If I talk about the charging case, it is tough too. But, at the end of the day, it is an electronic product, so don’t try throwing it on a wall.
When I plugged them in for the very first time and played my favourite track, it was just awesome. The punchy bass and the resonant treble just blew my mind off. What I loved about them was noise cancellation, a feature, which is not even mentioned.
They offer five hours battery on the buds, as well as 12 hours battery backup on the case, which is enough for me, depends on person to person. What I something did not like was micro USB in 2020, there should have been a type-C cable, but that is not a significant issue. It also has a Quick Charging option where 15 minutes of charge gives 1 hour of battery on the buds.
The JBL C100 tws comes with Bluetooth 5.0 and auto-sync connectivity, which I feel so awesome about. As soon as I turn on my phone’s Bluetooth, and get these pair of buds out, they just get automatically connected in no time. I also tested them for a distance where you keep your phone far away from the buds, and they seamlessly worked for 10 meters, but far apart from that and will start facing lags and glitches.
We all do care about music delivery, but how do they look on us, also matters a lot. The pair I bought it in white, and they look pretty good. As the JBL branding is there, they look premium.
Using them during Workouts
So, I am very much used to the morning workouts, and as I mentioned earlier, I needed something wireless. They do not fall away from your ears while you do your sprints. Aggressive weight training becomes more natural and motivational, as I put them on, the only thing that I can hear is the music I have on my playlist. The sound of thumps while I run, do annoy me sometimes and act as an obstacle, but it is not that of a significant issue.
The maximum time until I had them on is four hours. I do feel a bit heavy on my ears, and it feels like something really hefty is hanging on my ears, just like any other usual wired earphones.
I haven’t covered the detailed tech specifications, as they are already mentioned on the website. The cost of the product is reasonable for what they are offering, i.e. Rs 3,999.
In a nutshell
I would highly recommend you guys to buy these ones, not only just because they are cheap, but the fact that they are sold by a music brand. Overall, features are quite good, and they might not have the R1 chip for low latency, but they have covered everything as per a perfect budget truly wireless buds should have.
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