Okay, my sweaty friends. Are your earbuds slipping out? Are you electrocuting your canals? JBL says it has you covered. Today, I’m going to compare two new JBL sports models in this JBL Reflect Contour 2 JBL Versus Reflect Mini 2 Review.
JBL Reflect Contour 2 JBL Versus Reflect Mini 2 Review
IN the BOX – JBL Reflect Contour 2 JBL Versus Reflect Mini 2 Review
|Reflect Mini 2||Reflect Contour 2|
|3 x Sizes of ear tips||3 x Sizes of ear tips|
|3 x Enhancer||3 x Enhancer|
|Charging Cable||Charging Cable|
|Sport Carry Pouch||Sport Carry Pouch|
|1 x Warranty / Warning (W / !)||1 x Warranty / Warning (W / !)|
|1 x QSG / Safety Sheet (S / i)||1 x QSG / Safety Sheet (S / i)|
FIT – JBL Reflect Contour 2 JBL Versus Reflect Mini 2 Review
The only difference between these two headphones is the fit design. Both headphones use an ergonomic silicone piece that seals to the contours of your ears. It’s extremely effective. In fact, I’ve never experienced a better seal. The difference is that the Reflect Contour 2 also has an around-the-ear hook. To be honest, it was too much for me. It was hard to forget I was wearing them. But if you’re super concerned about losing your buds, or you want to wear them skydiving, then go for it. I promise on Usain Bolt’s life that that the Reflect Contour 2 won’t fall out. And I’m pretty sure the Reflect Mini 2 won’t fall out either.
DESIGN and FEATURES – JBL Reflect Contour 2 JBL Versus Reflect Mini 2 Review
Both headphones provide 10 hours of battery life, which is pretty good for wireless in ear headphones. And it only takes ten minutes of charging time to produce one hour of usage. If you’re not into using your hands, JBL offers hands-free calls with voice assist through Google Now and good ol’ Siri. Call clarity is good and the 3 button remote is very easy to navigate. One press of a button brings up the device in your Bluetooth settings, and it pairs quickly. The wireless range is about 30 feet without obstructions. More important, it’s sweat proof. JBL also made the cables reflective, so you can run safely at night.
SOUND – JBL Reflect Contour 2 JBL Versus Reflect Mini 2 Review
For wireless headphones, the Reflect Mini 2 and the Reflect Contour 2 sound great. The volume is quite sufficient, which is often a problem with wireless headphones. And the balance isn’t bad, though the highs aren’t very pronounced.
JBL produces some serious bass. If you listen to pop, hip-hop and EDM, you’ll find that these headphones are perfect for those genres. The drums really pop, and the sound in this range has a fun bounce.
The mids are full and warm but a little muddy. You’re not going to get much clarity, especially listening to rock, folk or jazz. But this is characteristic of JBL and many wireless headphones in general. If you listen to a lot of rock and are looking for definition, try a wired pair. Bluetooth technology just isn’t there yet.
The highs aren’t very extended, but they do a good enough job. I enjoyed listening to classical music and there was no sibilance in the vocals. They treble range feels round and easy to listen to.
SUMMARY – JBL Reflect Contour 2 JBL Versus Reflect Mini 2 Review
For a hundred bucks, I love these 2 pairs of headphones. They check all the boxes in terms of fit, sweat resistance and decent sound. The JBL Reflect Contour 2 and the Reflect Mini 2 are the best wireless sports headphones I’ve tried so far. In terms of fit, I feel like the Reflect Contour 2 is a little overkill. The Reflect Mini 2 has enough seal for me.
You can find these headphones for the best price at:
Amazon: JBL Reflect Contour 2 Wireless Sport In-Ear Headphones with Three-Button Remote and Microphone (Blue)
Amazon: JBL Reflect Mini 2 Wireless In-Ear Sport Headphones with Three-Button Remote and Microphone (Black)
SPECIFICATIONS – JBL Reflect Contour 2 JBL Versus Reflect Mini 2 Review
|JBL Reflect Mini 2||JBL Reflect Contour|
|Driver||5.8mm Dynamic Driver||5.8mm Dynamic Driver|
|Frequency Response||10Hz – 22kHz||10Hz – 22kHz|
|Impedance||14 Ohm||14 Ohm|
|Connection||Micro USB cable for rapid charge.||Micro USB cable for rapid charge.|
|Support||BT 4.2, A2DP v1.3, AVRCP v1.5, HFP v1.6, SBC codec||BT 4.2, A2DP v1.3, AVRCP v1.5, HFP v1.6, SBC codec|
|Bluetooth transmitter frequency range||2.402 – 2.480GHz||2.402 – 2.480GHz|
|Bluetooth transmitter power||< 4dBm||< 4dBm|
|Bluetooth transmitter modulation||GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK||GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK|
|Bluetooth transmitter power||Rechargeable Lithium Ion Cylindrical Cell (3.7V 2×85 mAh)||Rechargeable Lithium Ion Cylindrical Cell (3.7V 2×85 mAh)|