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Jaybird Tarah review: Not enough bang for your hundred bucks

Jaybird Tarah review: Not enough bang for your hundred bucks

As headphone jacks keep dying off, wireless headphones keep being relevant. And unless you're at peace with wrangling dongles, that means the average price of decent earbuds is rising. The days of swinging by Target on your way to the airport to grab a passable pair of $10 buds are numbered. C'est la vie.

Jaybird is aware of the rising cost of mobile audio accessories, though, which is why it's introduced the Tarah, a more affordable take on its X series of headphones with fewer bells and whistles. And while I applaud the company's initiative in introducing an entry-level Bluetooth headset to its lineup, at $99.99, the Tarah are plainly too expensive for what you get.

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Jaybird announces $100 Tarah earbuds, available this October

Jaybird announces $100 Tarah earbuds, available this October

Jaybird released its X4 earbuds not even two weeks ago, but the wireless headphone manufacturer is already back at it. Today, the company announced the Tarah, a new set of athletic earbuds set to retail at $99.99. They'll be available in three color combinations starting in October.

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Jaybird X4 review: Great earbuds without much new to offer

Jaybird X4 review: Great earbuds without much new to offer

A confession: I gave up on my previous pair of Bluetooth earbuds, Jaybird's own X2, after about a year. It wasn't their fault; they sounded good, they were comfortable, and the battery lasted long enough. But keeping the things charged (with microUSB, no less — yuck) and juggling connections became a chore. I gave them away and cozied up to a pair of no-name wired buds. Once I got a Pixel 2, I was living the dongle life.

After spending a week with the Jaybird X4, though, I'm reminded of what I was missing. By virtue of being wireless, they're miles ahead of any wired earbuds for exercising — they don't catch on gym equipment and pop out.

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Jaybird X4 wireless earbuds coming September 17 for $129.99

Jaybird X4 wireless earbuds coming September 17 for $129.99

Jaybird has announced that the newest version of its popular wireless earbuds is coming soon. The X4 will be available on August 17 for $129.99 — the same MSRP the Jaybird X3 launched at in late 2016. They're expected to be available for pre-order today.

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[Deal Alert] Dell offering Bose QC25 for $169 ($110 off), Jaybird Freedom F5 for $50 ($100 off), and more

[Deal Alert] Dell offering Bose QC25 for $169 ($110 off), Jaybird Freedom F5 for $50 ($100 off), and more

Dell is having a "Black Friday in July" sale. Technically, it's actually in Early Access phase, with the actual sale coming in about three days. We won't complain about the dumb name, though, because there are some great deals being offered here. Those include the Bose QC25 for $169, the Jaybird Freedom F5 for $50, and more.

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4 of our favorite tech sales, discounts, and deals this week: Jaybird earbuds, Sphero Spider-Man, Nest hardware, and more

4 of our favorite tech sales, discounts, and deals this week: Jaybird earbuds, Sphero Spider-Man, Nest hardware, and more

The full force of summer has landed and it is hot out — maybe too hot. Too hot to play, too hot to think, and certainly too hot for paying full price on your favorite tech hardware and accessories. This past week we've seen some tempting deals cross our path, and while a few have already come and gone, we're taking the opportunity this weekend to remind you about some of our favorite offers that just happen to still be available.

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[Deal Alert] Jaybird RUN wireless earbuds down to $134.99 ($45 off) on Amazon

[Deal Alert] Jaybird RUN wireless earbuds down to $134.99 ($45 off) on Amazon

There's no shortage of truly wireless earbuds on the market these days, with entrants from Apple, Bose, Bragi, Samsung, and more all having their own strengths and weaknesses. Jaybird's RUN is a pretty good option, with a connectivity issue being fixed shortly after launch. One of our main complaints was pricing, but this $45 drop to $134.99 on Amazon addresses that problem.

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[Deal Alert] Jaybird Freedom 2 wireless Bluetooth earbuds are $73 ($77 off) on Amazon

[Deal Alert] Jaybird Freedom 2 wireless Bluetooth earbuds are $73 ($77 off) on Amazon

If you've been looking for a pair of wireless in-ear Bluetooth headphones to use at the gym, while jogging, or during your commute, here's another great deal for your consideration. Jaybird is a recognized brand in this space, and while the company's Freedom 2 earbuds aren't the most groundbreaking pair out there today, they warrant attention at an all-time low of $72.93 on Amazon.

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[Deal Alert] Jaybird Freedom 2 down to $82.95 on Amazon

[Deal Alert] Jaybird Freedom 2 down to $82.95 on Amazon

Look, I checked the Amazon rating on these Jaybird Freedom 2 earphones and I know they don't seem to be the best in their category. But many of the reviews and opinions are based on their original $150 MSRP and the expectations that come from that. By comparison, the $82.95 price right now puts them in a different category and they might be worth a look, all things considered.

The Freedom 2 follow Jaybird's signature form factor: two earbuds linked by one wire that sits around your neck. They can be worn regularly or looped around your ear to come in from the upper side.

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[Deal Alert] Grab a pair of the Jaybird X3 Bluetooth earphones for $80 ($50 off)

[Deal Alert] Grab a pair of the Jaybird X3 Bluetooth earphones for $80 ($50 off)

With Christmas right around the corner, it's no secret that a lot of people will be hitting the gym in an attempt to make 2018 the year that they get back in shape (and more power to them). When working out, take it from me when I say that having a good pair of earphones or headphones will go a long way toward helping you reach your goal. Luckily, both Amazon and Best Buy are running a sale on Jaybird's X3 wireless earbuds. At $79.99, this is a good deal.

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