In the Box and On the Head
The JayBird SB1 Sportsband comes in a small box that features and promotes an athletic lifestyle, which is obviously one of the targets for this product (being called the “sportsband” and all!).
The back of the box shows a full shot of the headphones.
The packaging is very simple. You have your headphones, your charging cable and a quick start guide.
Quite honestly, the quick start guide is not written very well. It is not very clear on how to set things up at all. Fortunately, the device itself is fairly easy to figure out, and Google certainly helps as well to find other info you might need in setup.
The JayBird SB1 Stereo Sportsband includes a cable for charging. One end is your typical USB connection that goes in your laptop or an adapter to a wall socket. The other end plugs in to the headphones themselves. It takes about 2 hours to give a full charge for the unit.
Each side of the Sportsband extends out to give a custom fit. There is a possibility that these headphones may not fit, as I had to extend them all the way to use them, and I do not think I have a very large head! The slide out is solid though, and is of quality construction.
As you can see in this picture, the foam on the speakers is not permanently connected. They will come off, and I assume that you can order replacements from JayBird.
Underneath the foam cover is the speaker. Once again the construction of the device seems to be of very good quality.
The right ear piece is the location of the buttons for the system. The silver middle button is for powering the device on and off. It is also used to help in the pairing of your Bluetooth device to the headphones. It also starts and ends phone calls and allows you to use voice dial/voice functions that your phone may support. You also have your volume up and down buttons and your track forward and back (and other functions that these buttons may be able to be programmed to do – please check the owner’s manual for the things that your device supports).
The left ear piece has no buttons, but is designed to look very similar to the right side. Overall, the build is VERY solid and feels like a very high quality device.
Overall, the JayBird SB1 Stereo Headphones are pretty comfortable to wear unless you wear them for a VERY long time. After about an hour of use, they did start to hurt my ears a bit, but then again, so has every other over-the-ear brand I have tried.