The Jaybird Tarah Pro are excellent wireless sports in-ears that can be used for a variety of activities. They’re an improved version of the standard Tarah, with longer battery life, lower latency, slightly improved sound quality, and new magnetic earbuds. They’re also compatible with the Jaybird MySound app, which allows you to adjust the sound’s EQ to your preferences. The Tarah Pro has the same overall design as the Tarah, making it very compact and breathable for sports. Unfortunately, they have a new proprietary charging cradle that is awkward and restrictive, and the Pro version can’t attach to two devices at the same time, while the standard Tarah and Jaybird X4 can.
The Jaybird Tarah Pro has a style that is very similar to the regular Tarah model, with a few minor differences. They do have a more sporty look to them, with a curved in-line remote and a braided black and white cord. The earbuds rotate to help you get a better fit, so you can wear them with a standard fit or place the cables over your ears. There are three colour accent schemes available for these headphones: black-flash, mineral blue-jade, and titanium-glacier.
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The Jaybird Tarah Pro are comfortable headphones, but the fit, like most in-ears, isn’t for everyone. They have the same eargels as the Tarah, but smaller scale equivalents (the medium-sized tip of the Tarah Pro is the same size as the small-sized tip of the Tarah). They have an earbud-like fit that doesn’t go as far into your ear canal. Since you can’t mix and match various sizes, ear tips and stability fins are only combined in one unit, limiting your fit choices.
For voice-enabled commands, the Tarah Pro is compatible with voice assistants such as Google Assistant and Siri. The evaluation has been revised. The in-line remote is very similar to the Jaybird X-series and Tarah models from before. Although the remote has been slightly curved, the available controls have not changed. Call/music management, volume control, and track skipping are all standard features. The multipurpose button can also be used to activate your device’s voice assistant. The remote has a more clicky feel than the Tarah, and you get audio feedback when pairing. A voice prompt will also tell you how much battery is left (rounded to the nearest 20%), which is handy.
These, like most wireless in-ears, are small enough to fit in most pockets or bags. They can easily be rolled into a smaller size without damaging the cable. They also come with a small pouch that shouldn’t take up too much space and should fit in most pockets. Find the Beats Flex Wireless or the Jaybird Run XT Completely Wireless for even more compact headphones.
Unlike the previous Tarah model, the Jaybird Tarah Pro comes with a small pouch. This pouch is very close to the X4’s pouch, and it protects the headphones from mild water exposure and scratches. Unfortunately, it does not have the same level of security as the Jaybird X2 hard case. The pouch, on the other hand, is lightweight and compact.
The Jaybird Tarah Pro are well-made wireless in-ears that differ in a few ways from the Jaybird Tarah Wireless model. Their cable, for example, is braided rather than smooth. They’ve recently released new magnetic earbuds, which make cable management a lot easier. They even come with spinning earbud casings so you can wear them anywhere you want. They’re already IPX7 for sweat and water resistance, but we don’t yet have a reliable test to measure it. They have a quality feel to them and don’t seem to crack easily during physical activity.
For most physical activities, the Jaybird Tarah Pro is very robust. They only come with three eargel options, like the Tarah, so you can’t mix and match fins and tip sizes like the Jaybird X3. On the plus side, the Tarah Pro has Jaybird’s “Switch Fit” feature, which allows you to move the earbud to find the right fit for you. The cable of the headphones may be worn over or under your ears, which is more stable. Their wireless nature also eliminates the risk of a wire being caught in something, and it won’t yank the headphones out of your ears as wired headphones do. Check out the Bose Sport Earbuds if you want more stable earbuds.
The Tarah Pro’s isolation efficiency is about average. They reached a mediocre 6.5dB isolation in the bass range, where the rumble of aeroplane and bus engines can be heard. They minimise outside noise by more than 19dB in the mid-range, which is very good for blocking out speech. They isolate about 34dB in the treble range, which is occupied by sharp S and T sounds and fan noises like A/C systems.
The biggest difference between the Tarah Pro and the Tarah is the Pro version’s significantly longer battery life. They have about 13 hours of continuous playback, compared to about 6 hours for the normal Tarah, and they charge in about the same amount of time. According to Jaybird’s specs sheet, they also have a useful fast charge feature that gives you 2 hours of battery life for just 5 minutes of charging. If the magnetic buds are snapped together, they also turn off after 15 minutes, saving battery life. Unfortunately, they come with a proprietary charging cradle, which is incredibly uncomfortable because you’ll have to bring it around with you all the time to charge the headphones, and the cradle’s cord is extremely small.
Since the Tarah Pro supports Bluetooth 5.0, you could get even better wireless range and link reliability than we saw with our Bluetooth 4.2 dongle. In our next test bench, we want to improve this. They can only connect to one device at a time, which is frustrating considering that previous Jaybird headphones could connect to two devices at the same time.
Their latency is a little too high for gaming and viewing videos. However, they work better than other Bluetooth headphones, so unless you’re gaming, you may not feel the delay as much as you might with other headphones. Furthermore, depending on your computer, some video content apps, such as Netflix and YouTube, may have some kind of compensation, so you may not notice it at all.
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Verdict & Ratings
Because of their earbud-like nature, the Tarah Pro have decent sound quality for in-ears and are reasonably comfortable. They have good noise insulation and don’t leak much, making them a good choice for commuting and at work. These are, however, excellent sports headphones with a stable and breathable build. Owing to their high latency, they would be unsuitable for watching TV or gaming.
Nice headphones for sports. The Tarah Pro are sweat- and water-resistant sports headphones with an IPX7 score. Their wireless design is incredibly lightweight and breathable, which is awesome. Using them during your workouts does not cause you to sweat more than normal. They also have a fantastic control scheme that allows for easy access to basic and useful features. Their long battery life will also get you through a couple of workouts.