Rhythm and Chill 

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No I have not started to speak in language post 1980, here I am looking at two of the three latest offerings from Jabra, what I believe are called by all, earbuds, first the mid range offering and then the entry level earbuds.

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All three sets in this series come in a clear plastic tube so even on the dealers rack you can see what you are getting, easy to remove – no industrial scissors – great, but has anyone tried to put them back in the packaging again?

Jabra Rhythm

The leads on this set of earbuds are 1.3metres to the left ear and 1.6metres to the right ideal for those who wind one lead around their neck. For both ears the first metre of lead is joined, this might help decide which ear is which as the right ear lead is so much longer and the indication on the earbud is rather hard to read the L or R.

It is important to use the correct ear as the silicon bud is shaped for the left and right ear so you should notice a good fit in the start of the ear canal.

As stated above the expected prices have £10 price differentials and yes I did say this is the mid range offering but for some reason when searching the available prices the Rhythm was cheaper than the Chill below.

The Jabra Rhythm is available from the link below for a bargain £8.88.

Jabra Chill

I often have problems after a while with buds that totally jam into the ear the Chill use the soft rubber hook to fit to the rest of the ear leaving the earbud to sit into the neck of the ear rather than be jammed down into it. According to the instruction sheet these fittings are called Eargels and they go down well with me but if your ear shape does not support them then you can swap them for a more standard alternative that is supplied as well.

This is described as a smart phone headset as it has a microphone built into it. The total length of the cable is a tad over 1.2metres. There is a tie/shirt/lapel clip that by default is 7cm from the gold plated plug but it is adjustable.

The nearest to the Eargels part of the cord is split for 35cm, the microphone control is only 10cm from the left ear.

Needless to say the 3.5mm connector is gold plated and I found it gave a good sound on a range of phones, MP3 players, iPod and even plugged into my audio system. Best of all my ears were happy at not having an earbud jammed into them.

The microphone is a triple action unit, one tap answer/end call, two taps skip forward, and, three taps skip backward.

Doing my internet searches found the Jabra Chill at a best price of £9.99 with free delivery from the first link below.

Of the two I prefer the Chill as my ears be not enjoy being plugged, but both give a good sound quite why the Rhythm is available for less than the Chill is one of reasons why it is impossible to guess still both are good earbuds.

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