The JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless Bluetooth earbuds are reasonably priced. They’re well-made and have a bass-heavy sound profile that adds rumble, punch, and boom to your music. While there is no app support, you can cycle through a few EQ presets using the earbuds’ touch-sensitive controls. Their battery lasts about nine hours on a single charge, and the small charging case holds about three extra charges. The charging cable is integrated into the case, which is convenient but means you’ll have to purchase new headphones if they break.
The JLab Go Air True Wireless Earbuds, which are available in white, khaki green, black, and navy blue, have a functional design that is very similar to the JBuds Air. The Go Airs, like those buds, snap magnetically into their charging case, but a quick glance at the case reveals how JLab has managed to keep the price of these buds so low: there’s no lid, leaving the buds exposed to the elements.
Because of the power of magnets, the earbuds will not fall out of their case if you hold it upside down, and a vigorous jiggling will not shake them loose. While the JLab Go Airs feel secure in their case, the lack of a lid exposes them to dust or other debris in your bag or pocket, requiring you to clean these buds on a regular basis.
The materials, too, hint at the earbuds’ low price, with everything feeling rather plasticky. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, the Go Airs aren’t going to win any design awards. The JLab Go Air True Wireless Earbuds’ sound quality leaves a lot to be desired; thus, while we wouldn’t expect audiophile-level fidelity at this price point, it might be worth spending a little extra if you want to do your songs justice.
These buds, like other JLab headphones, have three equalizer presets: JLab Signature, Balanced, and Bass Boost. JLab Signature boosts both high and low frequencies, whereas Bass Boost only boosts low frequencies. As you might expect, Balanced is intended to provide an even sound, with no single frequency amplified above the others.
We preferred the Balanced preset over the others, finding the mids too recessed in JLab Signature and the bass frequencies too muddy in Bass Boost. The maverick rap vocals in Little Simz’ Selfish were prominent enough in the mix, but the bass was extremely muddy, bleeding into the mid frequencies and making the track sound rather unclear.