I have for some time now considered JBL one of the best headphone options available in India. This opinion has been reinforced by my experience with the JBL Tempo, a great headphone that was reasonably priced. Now, JBL is pushing a variety of headphones into India, the latest being the Synchros Reflect.
The strangely named in-ear sports headphones have youth written all over it. The review unit I had was fluorescent green with reflective silver (the type you find on construction site jackets) on the rear side. So if you are one of those who like to jog at night, oncoming vehicles will be able to spot you from a kilometre away.
Of course, the best thing about this headphone is the audio quality. The 8.5 mm dynamic drivers ensure rich audio quality. The sound is deep and clear whatever you are doing. That is also because the Synchros Reflect comes with patented ear-tips that fit perfectly in your ears. If they don’t, there are two spare tips that will. The idea is to secure the tips for any kind of workout you will put yourself and the headphones through. There are other headphones too with secure tips, but this has to be the most comfortable of the lot that I have tried.
The Reflect has a Red Dot winning design and this means it has flat non-tangle chords, magnetic cable management with the rear ends of the tips sticking to each other and extension for those who needs to hide the source a bit far away. It comes with an inbuilt remote that works with both iOS and Android phones. The call quality is good, though I found the clip for the microphone a bit tough to handle. It is a good thing that you need the mic to be really close to your face to catch the sound.
There isn’t anything wrong with these earphones and I don’t want to find stuff for the fun of it. The headphones are reasonably priced considering it is aimed for those who live active while striking a balance with their work life. Without doubt one of the best options at the moment.
* Estimated street price: Rs 3,490