JayBird has released a revamped version of its JF3 Freedom buds we reviewed late last year dubbed the JF4 Freedom Sprint. The new and improved Freedom Sprint is a sweat-resistant, wireless Bluetooth in-ear headphones with headset functionality that is nearly identical to its predecessor, albeit redesigned to be 40% smaller with a number of minor enhancements. JayBird taunts that it has improved every aspect with the Sprint like a softer tangle-free cable, smaller micro-USB port for charging, hidden notification LED, repositioned top-facing multi-function button for easier reach, enhanced mic for clearer voice conversations and emphasized warm, thumping bass without the fatiguing. Not the most impressive improvements might we add. We do like the new matte black finish compared to the glossy, fingerprint magnet original Freedom.
What hasn't improved is battery life. The Freedom Sprint's battery performance is reduced down to 4.5 hours of battery life from the 6 hours of the original Freedom headset due to the weight loss. JayBird's Freedom Sprint also feature the same secure fit ear cushions and isolating tips for better secure in-ear comfort no matter how hard you push yourself, and are now available for $129.