The JLab Go Air Pop is a good choice for people with limited funds. This pair of true wireless earbuds has everything you need in earbuds and works pretty well in most situations. The mic is not very good, but that’s to be expected from something so cheap. First of all, these Bluetooth 5.1 earbuds connected to my phone the first time I tried.
This may seem like a simple thing to say, but the fact that a product turns on easily, shows up in the Bluetooth menu of my phone, and pairs without 15 minutes of head scratching, a third read of the Quick Start Guide, and a full factory reset already puts them miles ahead of some earbuds we’ve tested that cost up to 10 times as much.
- Very affordable
- Light and compact
- Simple to use
The earbuds are also sweat-proof, but what’s more important is that you can use them for eight hours without the case and a whopping 32 hours with the case. I’ve used them for a week, and we can confirm that the claim is true. When you put the buds back in your ears after charging, they automatically connect to the last device they were paired with and say, “Bluetooth connected, battery full.”
These are small steps in the right direction for the JLabs, but they do add up. Even though working without any problems may seem like the bare minimum, JLab beats competitors much higher up the food chain just by passing these basic tests. Oh, and volume control on the device? Big check. We have criticized some high-end earbuds, like the AirPods Pro, for not having something that seems obvious to want from headphones.
But here, a simple tap on either earpiece turns the volume up (on the right) or down (on the left). Almost too simple. Double-tap the one on the left to use Siri or Google, and double-tap the one on the right to start or stop your music. If you keep your finger on either earpiece for more than a second, it will skip ahead or back one track. Cake.
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Each earbud has a mic for taking calls, and don’t think for a second that the lack of an app means there are no EQ profiles. If you triple-tap either earpiece, a soothing voice will say “balanced,” “bass boost,” or “JLab signature.” No matter how many times we use my index finger to send morse code, these little units never get it wrong.