Black with red accents, the Jabra Vox are a 2013 red dot design award winner. The buds themselves are curved and fit the contours of our outer ear very well while the EarGels™ fit very snuggly and comfortably in our ears. The cord is a black tangle resistant rubber with a reinforced Y where the cord converges. The 3.5mm plug is a right angle design with a thin amount of insulation so they fit all of the cases we tested without issue. SnagIt™ magnets keep the right and left ear buds from tangling and make unwinding them a cinch. It is obvious Jabra paid attention to details when they made these because they exhibit a truly thoughtful design. The in-line controls are curved and pleasing to the touch, however during our review here the buttons simply wouldn’t respond unless you clicked a few times or in just the right spot; a disappointing note on an otherwise stellar design.
Overall, the buds performed well. High and midrange tones were clear and crisp in each of our tests. Low end tones were sometimes muddy and overwhelming in absence of an equalizer. The in-line microphone worked pretty well, though we were told on a few occasions that we sounded tinny. The Jabra Vox comes with an activation code for the Jabra Sound App, specially designed to work with Jabra’s different lines of headphones. The app integrates Dolby Digital Plus sound along with a graphic equalizer to help you customize your sound according to the audio source. The application itself worked reasonably well, though it lacked some of the intelligent design of the stock players we tested it against.
For a pair of sub-$100 earbuds, the Jabra Vox are definitely a great choice. They offer intelligent design, comfort, and above average sound quality for an affordable price.
Stylish & compact
Snug fit reduces exterior noise
Tangle resistant cord
Low end tones were sometimes muddy