JBL Reflect Mini 2 Review
Do you need the best sports headphone for jogging? You will love the JBL Reflect Mini 2 that keeps your safety in mind. Even better, the Reflect Mini 2s ideal for everyday use as well. You get a closed-back design with decent sound, and it is comfortable to wear. But is this all that JBL offers with these wireless headphones? Find out everything you want to know right here! check out JBL Endurance Sprint Review
JBL Reflect Mini 2 Design
When it comes to choosing your color, JBL provides you with four stunning shades: black, light blue, dark blue, and neon green. Furthermore, each shade comes with a reflective neckband. For activities, JBL has made sure the headsets IPX5 rated protecting it from low water streaming. Therefore, you can enjoy a jog in the rain using these earphones. You get three pairs of tips and fins for a comfortable fit. We found the silicone ear tips and ear hook pleasant, and it did not fall out of our ears. You can even manage the cable along the neckband. Furthermore, you get a protective pouch, but what is annoying is that it does not shut securely.
Moreover, you get an in-line remote/mic on the left bud for hands-free use. On the other hand, there is a three-button remote to handle playback and calls. You also get voice assistance while on the side panel, you have a snap-shut compartment protecting the USB charging port. You get a micro USB cable included, as well. Using the mic with your voice memos app on an iPhone is excellent. However, while you can hear every word the audio was a bit fuzzy. Therefore, do not expect outstanding call clarity. The battery use is about 10-hours but can vary depending on the volume levels used.
JBL Reflect Mini 2 Performance
When listening to intense tracks, you get a low-frequency bass thump. During high levels, you have no distortion with strong bass. However, compared to other in-ear wireless headphones do not get loud. The loudest level is still intense, but the drivers do go off before it gets too loud. The bass depth remains tangible throughout different volume ranges. Listening to audio with less deep bass gives a better sound signature as the drums do not sound over the top.
You do get full low-mid performance, but it is balanced out with the high-mids accentuating the treble in vocals. When listening to vocals, you get a crisp clear sound, while orchestral tunes give you a stronger bass presence. While running at night the reflective cord glows well and makes for an excellent safety feature. The only problem you will have when running outdoors is that the noise-isolation is good and not hearing the traffic can become a problem. Even making calls is pretty good as people could hear us without any problems.
JBL Reflect Mini 2 Specs
- Battery: 10-hours and takes 2-hours to charge
- Color: Black, Dark Blue, Light Blue, and Neon Green
- Cord Type: Wireless
- Extras: Inline Remote/Mic, Reflective Cable, Sweat Proof, Speed Charge, Voice Assistant
- Form Factor: In-ear
- Included: Three pairs of ear tips, three pairs of stability fins, carrying pouch, and charging cable
- Noise Isolation: Yes
- Warranty: 1-year
JBL Reflect Mini 2 Pros and Cons
What we like:
- Decent battery life
- Excellent night time safety with the reflective cord
- Sweat Proof
What we do not like:
- The carry pouch does not close up
- The sound could be better
Should You Buy It?
Yes, if you enjoy working out with a bass sound. The JBL Reflect Mini 2 will not disappoint you as the fits secure, and the design is excellent. You get a reflective cord that is great for motorists to see you at night. However, if you want an accurate sound signature the headset is not for you. Instead, you can look at the JBL Reflect Fit that is a reliable alternative for sound and price.
We found the JBL Reflect Mini 2 offers you excellent battery life and holds a charge well. The earbuds remain in your ear even during strenuous workouts. Our only complaint is that the audio is not loud, and sometimes it does lack bass. We are not saying the sound quality is terrible and you need to push the buds deep into the ear. So we would not recommend the Reflect Mini 2 if you are looking for heavy bass or loud volumes. The headset is super light, and we can recommend it for everyday use from commuting to the gym.