Gear Review: Jaybird Vista True Wireless Sport Headphones
The Jaybird Vista True Wireless Sport headphones will weather any shower—or the sweatiest run—and keep on thumping.
The Vista True Wireless Sport headphones are waterproof, dustproof, sweatproof, and shock- and drop-resistant to cover you no matter what you get into. Jaybird calls this “Earth proof.” With a fast charge time and long battery life, the Vista True will get you out and back without fail. Over and over.
Fleet Feet reviewers took the Jaybird Vista True Wireless Sport Headphones for their daily runs—rain or shine—to see how they fit and how they sound during real-world use. Here’s what they thought.
Jaybird Vista True Wireless Sport
6 hours on full charge
Jaybird Vista True Wireless Sport Hardware
The Vista True Wireless Sport headphones are engineered to withstand the worst conditions.
The earbuds boast a MIL-STD810G drop rating and an IPX7 water rating. MIL-STD810G is a U.S. Military standard that certifies equipment against shock, dust, vibration and a host of other environmental stresses; IPX7 rates equipment for immersion in water.
The two ratings ensure the Vista True will handle just about anything. One Fleet Feet runner accidentally tested the waterproofing himself.
“They are definitely waterproof,” he says. “I've accidentally put them through the washing machine and they still work perfectly.”
Another tester praised the set’s build quality.
“I love the packaging and charging case,” she says. “It has a nice weight to it. I know that's not incredibly important in purchase decisions, but holding it in your hand makes it feel solid and powerful.”
Plus, they lock into their case easily via magnet--a case that serves both as a carrying case and a charging station. A convenient threaded loop makes the case easy to hang or clip onto other gear so that you don’t lose it on the go.
One of the best parts about the Jaybird Vista True is its simple operation. Reviewers say they are easy to sync with your phone for music and calls, and they only have two buttons to start and stop what you’re listening to.
However, one user says she has, on several occasions, accidentally hung up calls because of this.
Jaybird Vista True Wireless Sport Features
Despite being “Earth Proof,” the Vista Trues don’t sacrifice sound quality or connectivity for ruggedness.
The Vista True Wireless is a full-feature pair of running and exercise headphones that packs premium sound and durability into a tiny package. Here’s what you need to know about the buds:
The battery life on the Jaybird Vista True Wireless Sport headphones will get you through all but the longest days.
Jaybird says the Vista True Wireless Sport gets six hours of audio on a full charge. But the case acts as a portable charger, too, which will give you more juice when you’re away from an outlet.
A fully charged case will give you another 10 hours of battery life, according to Jaybird, to extend the time you can be out of range of a charger.
While the Vista True Wireless Sport has an impressive battery life, one of the best features is how quickly it can charge. Jaybird says you can get an hour of battery life from a five-minute charge—that’s plenty of time for a good run or a punishing HIIT workout.
“The battery life is incredible,” one reviewer says. “I can run 50 to 60 miles a week and only charge the headphones once during the week.”
The Jaybird Vista True Wireless Sport provides impeccable sound quality.
Fleet Feet reviewers say music, podcasts and calls sound clear and true. Part of the clarity comes from the seal the buds create with your ear. The swappable rubber tips form a seal with your ear to create clear sounds.
Testers love the premium sound quality when they’re running in safe areas or for listening to music while they’re working, but sealing out ambient noises can be tricky if you’re running in high-traffic areas. It’s helpful to be able to hear approaching vehicles or people when you’re running, so one runner says she wears only one of the ear buds to get the best of both worlds.
Outgoing sound quality wasn’t as clear as; a couple Fleet Feet runners say co-workers told them their calls were difficult to hear while on the phone.
The Jaybird Vista True Wireless Sport headphones are a high-quality pair of running earbuds that deliver premium sound quality in a durable package.
They’re also water and dust resistant, so you don’t have to worry about unexpected downpours or accidentally sending them through the wash. And they’re rated to the U.S. military standard for shock and other environmental stresses. In short: You won’t wear these things out.
Even though the built-in microphone doesn’t produce sound quality as clear as incoming audio, the Vista True is still a great wireless option for listening to music while you’re running, working out or answering emails.
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By Evan Matsumoto. Evan played many sports growing up but didn’t go pro in any of them. Now, he’s the digital copywriter for fleetfeet.com and editor for the Fleet Feet blog where he writes about different foam densities and engineered mesh uppers.