Braven Flye Sport Bluetooth Earbuds 2020 Updated Review.
If you’re involved in intense athletic activity, a regular pair of earbuds isn’t necessarily going to be up to the task. Standard earbuds can produce high-quality sound, but they don’t typically do well when it comes to resisting sweat. You best pick will be the Beven Flye Earbuds. In this article we have made available for you a detailed review about this product.
About Braven Flye Sport Bluetooth Earbuds
Braven is known for Bluetooth speakers, which have been generally well-reviewed over the years. Like the earbuds, Braven’s speakers are also known for providing a great value for the price. As a result, we thought these earbuds would be worth taking a look at.
The Braven Flye Sport is a hybrid earbud, which combines the convenience and light weight of wireless earbuds with the security and ease of use of a wired pair of earbuds.
Braven achieves this by connecting both earbuds with a lightweight, flexible cable that’s constructed of a tangle-free material. It will flex freely while you’re exercising, without getting twisted up and falling out of your ear. This makes these headphones well designed for the gym, especially for running or CrossFit, where constant, complex movement is the norm.
- Earbuds with tangle-free cable
- Power charging pack
- Three sets of silicone ear tips
- Three sets of wings
- Micro USB charging cable
- Backup 3-foot micro USB to 3.5mm cable
- Zippered storage bag
We’re going to take a deep dive into the Braven Flye Sport’s features, benefits, and drawbacks. But before we do that, let’s take a quick look at the main features.
- Comfortable to wear
- Waterproof construction
- Hypoallergenic silicone ear tips
- Includes a portable charging pack
- Can be used as an un-powered AUX earbud in a pinch
- Long battery life
- Provides emergency cell phone power
Performance and Quality
On their own, the Flye Sport earbuds have a five to six hour battery life, depending on what you’re listening to and how loud the volume is. However, the portable battery pack offers three recharges, for up to about 20-24 hours of actual listening time.
There are two ways to do this. The first method is to simply use the battery pack as a recharging station. The control pod on the earbud cable slides into a slot in the charge pack, and is retained in a secure grip so that the battery pack won’t come loose even if it’s dangling around. As a result, you can also leave the battery connected, and tuck it under your gym shirt or sports bra to keep it out of the way.
The battery pod itself is small and unobtrusive. It measures only 72mm x 48mm x 12mm, and weighs only 1.5 ounces. It won’t hang comfortably off your ear – at least not for long – but when it’s tucked away it’s almost unnoticeable.
This battery pack has a 1,100mAh capacity. This is enough to power the earbuds three times. It’s also about a third the charge of an iPhone X, or about a quarter of the charge of a Samsung Galaxy S10.
In other words, it’s not enough to provide a full charge for texting your friends and cruising social media, but the USB port can be used as an emergency power supply for your phone if you’re in an emergency.
We’ve already talked about the power pack and the USB cable. So what else comes with these earbuds?
As it turns out, the micro USB to 3.5mm cable isn’t just for show. With the power pack attached to your earbuds, plug the cable into the power pack. Then plug the 3.5mm cable into your phone’s aux jack, and you’re good to go without the need for any battery power.
The downside of this approach is obvious. You’ll be carrying the power pack around your neck. That said, it’s always good to have options, and this is a welcome backup option.
We’ve talked a lot about the Braven Flye Sport’s other features, but we haven’t touched on perhaps the most important one: sound quality. After all, you’re buying your earbuds to listen to music, so at least some minimum amount of quality is going to be a requirement.
In this department, the Flye Sport falls squarely in the middle of the road. The sound quality is bright, a good feature for vocals. Mids were steady and clear, without any muddying. Bass was terrible, although that’s inevitable on all but the priciest Bluetooth earbuds.
Unfortunately, you’ll need to turn the bass down. Way down. At any significant level, it distorts the mids and highs to a noticeable extent. If bass is what you crave, you may want to spend more money on a higher-priced brand.
That said, many people complain about bass without having a good understanding of how to fit their earbuds. A good seal is critical if you’re going to hear any bass at all in a pair of earbuds, so make sure to experiment with different sets of tips if you’re not hearing any base at all.
Additionally, you’ll want to try different wings. This will change the amount of pressure on the ear tips, affecting sound transfer.
There are a few things that the Braven Flye Sport do really, really well. Sound quality is much better than I had anticipated, the battery is rated for 12 hours of music playback, and having IPX7 water-resistance is a wonderful touch. Unfortunately, the awkward design and poor in-ear fit put a damper on the whole experience.