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The JBL Endurance Peak headphones are a true wireless version of the JBL Endurance Sprint. Both are sporty, well-made in-ear headphones with a rugged, rubberized finish that are ideal for running or working out at the gym. They have a similar tone, with a neutral and adaptable sound profile that works well with a wide range of musical genres. The most significant difference between these two models is the battery life: since the Endurance Peak is truly wireless, it has a lower continuous playtime and only lasts 4 hours on a charge, compared to the Sprint’s 9 hours. The Peak’s charging case, on the other hand, will store up to 24 hours of additional battery life.
With dense, rubberized earbuds and thick ear hooks, the JBL Endurance Peak has a rather sporty and well-built look. The ear-hooks click onto a magnetic base behind each earbud, enabling you to quickly clip the headphones on a bag or keychain. They have a flashy look and come in red, blue, or black, much like the JBL Endurance Sprint Truly Wireless.
The JBL Durability Peak Completely Wireless are a comfortable pair of headphones. The ear hooks are fairly malleable and fit well behind your ears, but getting the twist-to-lock wearing style right can take a few tries. They come in three tip sizes and are comfortable enough for sports and most casual uses, but not for extended listening sessions. However, not everyone can find the in-ear fit comfortable, and some may experience ear fatigue after a while.Controls
They use the same control scheme as the JBL Endurance Sprint Wireless. Touch movements control both call and music controls on the right earbud. Swiping up and down controls the sound, and pressing the touch-sensitive surface takes or ends calls, pauses, skips, or rewinds tracks. Unfortunately, this surface is small and overly sensitive, making it difficult for commands to register correctly, and commands may often be activated simply by repositioning the earbuds, which is inconvenient. On the plus hand, they automatically turn on and off when you put them on or take them off, which is handy.
The breathability of these headphones is great. They don’t cover the outer ear, like most in-ears, so it stays cool when exercising and working out. Because of their bulkier ear-hook size, they cover a little more surface area than traditional in-ears, but it’s a minor difference, and they shouldn’t make you sweat as on-ears or over-ears do.
The Endurance Peak is very light and easy to bring around. The Peak is quite small, even though their ear hooks are quite wide in comparison to other models like the Anker SoundBuds Curve. They can still fit into most pockets and bags. They also feature a clip function for quick attachment to a bag or keychain.
The JBL Endurance Peak comes with a decent hard charging case, but it’s a little bigger than most fully wireless in-ears’ cases. It appears to be durable enough to protect the headphones from injury, but it does not lock, so it can pop open if the headphones are dropped. As opposed to the headphones, it also lacks the same rubberized finish as the earbuds and feels plasticky.
The Endurance Peak tends to be well-made and long-lasting. They’re constructed of a thick, rubberized plastic that feels sturdy and long-lasting. They have an IPX7 ranking for sweat and water resistance, close to the JBL Endurance Sprint Wireless, but we don’t measure this.
Because of the wide ear hooks that twist and ‘lock’ into place, these headphones have a very secure fit. There is, however, a learning curve, and if the twist-to-lock operation isn’t done correctly, the earbuds can pop out of your ears. They also have ‘Stability Enhancers,’ which enable them to fit snugly and securely in the ear. They’re stable enough for working out and running once you get a good fit, particularly because they’re completely wireless and don’t have any cables that can get snagged or tugged.
Noise isolation is fine with the JBL Endurance Peak. Their in-ear fit helps physically filter out background noise, even if they don’t have active noise cancellation (ANC). Although they won’t help with the low rumble of a bus or plane engine, they do a fantastic job of blocking out background noise. Check out the JBL Endurance Peak II True Wireless for identical headphones with improved noise isolation.
These headphones have excellent leakage resistance. Their leakage sounds thin, and the total volume of the leakage isn’t particularly loud. And at higher volumes, you’re unlikely to annoy anyone in your immediate vicinity.
The overall battery efficiency of the JBL Endurance Peak is mediocre. Although the battery only lasts around 4 hours, the earbuds have an auto-off timer that turns them off after a short period of inactivity to save battery and also turns them off when you remove them from your ear, which is handy. The Endurance Peak also has a fast charge mode, according to JBL, that provides an hour of playback for only 10 minutes of recharging, though we didn’t test this.
Multi-device and NFC pairing are not supported by the JBL Endurance Peak. Although their latency is quite high, it’s worth noting that some devices and apps appear to compensate in some way, so your mileage may vary in real-world use. They also have one of the longest line-of-sight ranges we’ve seen, though this will differ greatly in real-world use.
Because of their completely wireless, sporty nature, the JBL Endurance Peak are suitable for a wide range of applications. They’re slightly larger than normal earbuds, but they’re still small enough to bring around and come with a decent charging hard case. They’re not the most comfortable in-ears, and the control scheme isn’t the most intuitive, but they’re secure enough for most sports and separate well enough for commuting or office usage.