JBL calls the Reflect Mini BTs one of the the lightest in-ear headphones in the world. We can definitely believe it.
They're so light and comfortable that you'll easily forget you had anything in your ears at all while you're on the move - even at jogging or running pace.
The specially designed buds, which come in different sizes, have a secure fit. There's no need to fear them jumping out of your lugholes at any point. They’re so secure, in fact, that it can be a hassle taking them out when someone's trying to grab your attention.
They're super light, but that doesn't mean JBL has ditched handy extras like an in-line remote. The three button mic has the usual play/pause and track skip controls, and happily takes calls while you're outside, putting those miles in.
The actual wire connecting both earphones is reflective too, making it ideal for late-night runners. The eight hour battery life will even get you through a marathon - or an entire day out of the office for us non-sporty types.
Our only complaint is the internal voice which informs you that the headset is paired, or when the battery is low. It’s a little too strict for us, JBL. Get Morgan Freeman in there, and you’re golden.
The Reflect Mini BTs aren’t the bassiest pair of headphones around, but that’s hardly a bad thing.
While there’s enough bass to let you hear the thumping heartbeat of each and every song, the highs and the mids aren’t washed out, and the overall result is very balanced.
From melodic trance to massive club bangers, the Reflect Mini BTs do a great job of keeping everything neutral, and while they’re not invading your ears, they still do a very decent job of reducing leakage and keeping out external noise.
They aren't exactly built for critical listening, so if you like working out to Wagner, maybe look elsewhere, but if that BPM has got to be high, these will suit you well.
Stuff says: ★★★★★
Ticks almost every box you can think of when it comes to a dependable pair of sporty in-ear headphones.