JayBird SB1 Sportsband Bluetooth Stereo Headphones


Introducing the JayBird SB1 Sportsband Headphones

JayBird SB1 Sportsband Review

Anyone that listens to a lot of music will tell you that having a good set of headphones is important. They will also tell you that the quality of sound that comes from those headphones is VERY important. No one likes to put on a pair of headphones that makes your music sound like it is coming out of a tin can!

There are other things that you will consider after sound quality. The features and design of a particular headset will be something that will attract you to a product or make you look at something else. Being wireless is one of those features that many people want. I mean, who wants to be tied down to a 6 foot radius around your sound source?

Many people with mobile phones and other devices that are Bluetooth capable want to be able to use that feature. That is where the JayBird SB1 Sportsband comes in. These headphones are designed to let you enjoy a rich sound experience and let you be wireless at the same time using the Bluetooth connection of your device. The JayBird SB1 Sportsband is also targeted to those that live an active lifestyle (hence the name “Sportsband”). Today we take a look at these to see if they are the solution to listening to your tunes as they were meant to be heard, and if they are really built for those that do more than just sit and listen to their music.

First off, let’s take a look at the specs and features…


  • Flexible overhead band
  • Rubberized underside band for grip during exercise
  • Fully enclosed button controls to protect from sweat and moisture
  • Concealed charging point for further protection from sweat and moisture
  • High integrity light weight internal construction
  • Aluminum size adjusters
  • Heavy duty ball-pivoting earpads


  • Type: On-Ear Style
  • Noise-isolation: No
  • Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • Output 15mW RMS (with level limit)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <5% (1KHz, 10mW)
  • Protocol: Bluetooth 2.0, A2DP, Handsfree, Headset
  • Speaker sensitivity: 117 +-3dB At 1KHz
  • Audio Format: 16-bit Stereo


  • Tx Power: Bluetooth Class 2.0+EDR
  • Range: 10 meters/33 feet
  • Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz
  • Response Bandwidth 20-20000Hz


  • No of Paired Devices: 2
  • Pairing passkey: 0000

Integrated Microphone

  • Microphone type: 4mm omni-directional
  • Microphone Sensitivity: -42 dB + /-3dB (1KHz, 0dB = 1V/Pa)

Weight & Dimensions

  • Height: 160 mm
  • Width: 150 mm
  • Depth: 30 mm (Band) 43 mm (earpads)
  • Weight: 106 g


  • Battery Music Play Time: 8 Hrs*
  • Battery Talk Time: 11 Hrs*
  • Battery Standby Time: 250 Hrs*
  • Battery Charging Time: 2.5 hrs
  • Battery Charging: USB (included)
  • Battery: 250 mAh Lithium Polymer

* May vary dependent on usage and cell phone

Button Controls

AVRCP Music Controls

  • Play
  • Pause
  • Next track
  • Previous track


  • Answer Call
  • End Call
  • Reject Call
  • Redial Call

*Additional functions found in user manual


  • Volume up
  • Volume Down
  • Pairing

Compatible Products

  • iPod
  • iPhone, iPhone 3G & 3GS
  • MP3 players
  • Bluetooth mobile phones
  • PC/Mac
  • Gaming Devices

This is a note from the JayBird website: If your device does not offer A2DP (Stereo Bluetooth) such as the original iPhone first gen, you will need a Bluetooth Adapter. See JayBird Bluetooth adapters. iPhone does not support track controls. Use voice command to activate track and other controls, or check out the new Bluetooth Helper app from the iTunes store.


  • Operating: 14F – 140F (-10C – 60C )
  • Storage: -22F – 176F (-30C – 80C)
  • AC power supply: 5V DC 500mA 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz input

The JayBird SB1 Sportsband Stereo Headphones come with a 1-year limited warranty and a lifetime warranty against sweat.

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