The Reflect Mini 2 are a newly released, step up from the original Reflect Mini BT. There’s little difference between the two, and the sound specs are about the same. But the new ones look a lot cooler and they also offer hands free calling with a voice assistant. Still, the question remains, is it possible to balance great sound with a perfect sports fit? Let’s find out in this JBL Reflect Mini 2 Wireless Sports In Ear Headphones Review.
JBL Reflect Mini 2 Wireless Sports In Ear Headphones Review
IN the BOX – JBL Reflect Mini 2 Wireless Sports In Ear Headphones Review
Reflect Mini 2
3 x Sizes of ear tips
3 x Enhancer
Sport Carry Pouch
1 x Warranty / Warning (W / !)
1 x QSG / Safety Sheet (S / i)
FIT – JBL Reflect Mini 2 Wireless Sports In Ear Headphones Review
The fit is super secure. JBL uses ergonomic silicone pieces that seal to the contours of your ears. Once you customize the size, you can do jumping jacks without worrying about them falling out. However, if you’re really concerned about losing them, try the JBL Reflect Contour 2; it’s got an ear hook, and I promise on my mother’s life that it won’t fall out. They are also really light, but because of the seal, you can feel them in your ears long after you’ve put them on. On the flip side, they have the best sound isolation I’ve heard in a while. So they might take some getting used to.
DESIGN – JBL Reflect Mini 2 Wireless Sports In Ear Headphones Review
The JBL Reflect Mini 2 offers 10 hours of battery life and only take 15 minutes of charge time produce 1 hour of usage. It has a 3 button remote, and the headphone pairs very quickly and easily to your phone. Using the voice assistant, you can make hands-free calls. I tested out the call clarity and got the thumbs up. The wireless range is about 30 feet. But at that distance, obstructions cause the signal to momentarily drop. Of course, as sports headphones, they are also sweat proof. The last cool feature is that the cables are reflective to increase safety when running at night. Finally, they look damn slick. Silver, black and red with a sleek design, it’s a beauty (they also come in blue).
SOUND – JBL Reflect Mini 2 Wireless Sports In Ear Headphones Review
For wireless headphones, the Reflect Mini 2 sounds 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 Mini 2 Wireless Sports In Ear Headphones Review
I will definitely buy these if I can commit to running more than 10 minutes a week. They sound pretty good and seal extremely well without having to use annoying ear hooks. For a 100 bucks, they’re definitely worth the investment.
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SPECIFICATIONS – JBL Reflect Mini 2 Wireless Sports In Ear Headphones Review
5.8mm Dynamic Driver
Frequency Response: 10Hz – 22kHz
Impedance: 14 Ohm
Connection: Micro USB cable for rapid charge.
Support: BT 4.2, A2DP v1.3, AVRCP v1.5, HFP v1.6, SBC codec
Bluetooth transmitter frequency range: 2.402 – 2.480GHz
Bluetooth transmitter power: < 4dBm
Bluetooth transmitter modulation: GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium Ion Cylindrical Cell (3.7V 2×85 mAh)