Review: JLab Flex headphones deliver good jams for your dollar

Ear-hugging headphones deliver good jams for your dollar


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Sometimes what you really need is a well-built pair of inexpensive headphones. Jlab's Flex fills that bill perfectly.
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Best List: Flex headphones by JLab Audio

If you are on a budget and routinely trash your headphones, JLab Audio’s Flex is just what you have been looking for: a decent pair of cans built to withstand regular abuse.

The Flex headphones come folded down compactly into their included case, and for $70 deliver pretty impressive sound quality.

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JLab designed these headphones with what it calls Form-Fit Earcups. These ergonomically shaped cans feature cozy, memory-foam earcups, a stainless steel headband, 40mm drivers and a built-in microphone.

Although I’m not convinced the Form-Fit Earcups add any comfort, they feel decent and definitely give the Flex headphones a unique and sleek appearance.

The detachable cord with built-in mic worked without a hitch. Even though I would have liked better bass response, at this price point — and with this build quality — the Flex headphones are still lust-worthy.

Buy from: Amazon, JLab

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