Jaybird is back with a new attempt to use truly wireless headphones with the Vista, a redesigned model that attempts to solve the various problems that the company’s Run and Run XT models stopped. The new buttons improve the old ones in almost all ways, including more reliable connectivity, a lighter design, better battery life and USB-C for charging.
Jaybird has already released a couple of truly wireless headphones this year in the form of the Run XT, but it was a slightly updated version of the company’s original truly wireless Run model from 2017. They also kept the same design and problems. that had the first generation model.
I have been using the Vista as my main headset for about a week, and so far they have kept it as good as any other first-class, truly wireless headset currently on the market.
The connection problems are completely solved with the Vista, thanks to a new JBS1 chipset and connection system. The Jaybird Run design tried to change the formula for truly wireless headphones by using two Bluetooth connections. One was intended to connect the correct earphone to a telephone or computer and the other was to communicate between the headphones (instead of Near Field Magnetic Induction, which most headphones used at the time). That design didn’t work to keep the headphones in sync.
The Vista solves that problem by using two independent connections with the user’s phone. In all my time with the use of headphones I have never had a problem. The new system also means that you can use each earphone independently if you only want to wear one earphone.
The Vista also has a new look with the interchangeable design of the wing / ear plug that Jaybird uses on all its products. As someone who finds it extremely difficult to find earplugs that fit, I had no problem keeping the Vista safe in my ears, not even during a sweat-soaked walk outside.
The Vista are also lighter than before and each weigh six grams. (For comparison: a single AirPod weighs four grams.) Like the Run XT, they are also suitable for IPX7 waterproofing and have a new waterproofing system. The hardware components are completely sealed in an internal capsule, which, according to the company, should help make them even more resistant to sweat than simply coating the parts with waterproof materials (as with other headphones).
The case is also smaller and lighter than before and uses USB-C instead of Micro USB for charging. Despite the fact that both the earbuds and the case are smaller, the battery life is actually better on the Vista than on the flight. Jaybird claims six hours of use of the buttons and another 10 hours with the case (four hours and eight hours respectively).
The Jaybird Vista costs $ 179.99 – the same price as the old model – when they come out somewhere in August.