Introduced late last year, Jabra's new Rox Wireless is one of the smallest and most lightweight wireless in-ear headphones that we have seen. And they're now available to purchase at Apple retail stores and online. The $130 wireless in-ear stereo headset was designed to withstand the abuse of your daily gym and active lifestyle grind whilst enabling you to listen to music and answer an incoming call without a cable running down your body, and having to touch your smartphone or iPod. The Rox Wireless features in-line remote for music playback control, a microphone designed to cancel background noise while you talk, and a rugged, water and sweat-resistant solid steel construction with built-in magnets that allow you to clip the two earbuds together around you neck while they automatically activate a power saving mode.
Jabra has partnered with Dolby to enhance the Rox Wireless' audio using the Jabra Sound app to provide "a rich and immersive, full-spectrum sound experience that brings your device to life and adds extra depth and dimension to your music." But even without using the app, the Rox Wireless should deliver clear sound with a bass punch.
For added optional support, Jabra's included EarWings are clip-on attachments that are designed to lock the Rox Wireless earbuds inside your ears to prevent them from potentially falling out during very active activities such as running. The Rox Wireless also feature NFC for easy tap pairing as well as Bluetooth 4.0 low energy wireless connectivity for up to 6 hours of continuous music streaming. By comparison, JayBird's BlueBuds X have a longer lasting 8 hour battery life and offer similar features as the Rox Wireless at a comparable price. But to be fair, it looks like the Rox Wireless have a lower profile which means they won't stick out of your ears as much as the BlueBuds X, if that makes a difference to you.