Jaybird Vista 2 aim to be the ultimate sports earbuds

Jaybird Vista 2 aim to be the ultimate sport earbuds for athletes
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If you're looking for wireless earbuds to soundtrack your runs and workouts, it goes without saying that you'll want a reliable, rugged, and water-resistant pair capable of carrying you through the wringer.

On paper, the new Jaybird Vista 2 appear to be ideal fitness companions, boasting ‘Earthproof’ durability and military-grade build quality. To that end, the earbuds are waterproof (to IP68 standards), sweatproof, crush-proof and drop-proof – and even the case is water-resistant (IP54). Newly optimised 'Sport Eargels' should accommodate various ear types, too.

Jaybird Vista 2

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There's active noise-cancellation onboard, while Jaybird's SurroundSense technology allows users to amplify sounds around them to help keep them safely aware when they need to be. The company has also developed a WindDefense fabric to aid clearer voice pick-up.

Vista 2 offers a competitive 24 hours of total battery life. The buds can hold eight hours at a time, with a five-minute quick charge providing an hour of playtime. The Jaybird App gives you access to customizable EQ settings, plus a tracking feature that can detect misplaced earbuds as well as the charging case.

The Jaybird Vista 2 are on sale now and available in black, blue or grey, priced at £190. Considering we called the original, 2019-released Vista "an ideal runner’s choice" due to their energetic sound and secure fit, we're very much looking forward to taking these successors out on the track very soon.


Read our five-star review of the (now discounted) Jaybird Vista

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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.