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Jabra Halo review

These headphone may look like they're for Star Trek fans only, but we found they had a reasonably good sound Tested at £99.00

Our Verdict

They may be slim and gimmicky, but they sound reasonably good

For

  • Slim
  • fold down neatly
  • good sound

Against

  • Awkward fit
  • very strange design

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

They may be slim and gimmicky, but they sound reasonably good

Pros

  • + Slim
  • + fold down neatly
  • + good sound

Cons

  • - Awkward fit
  • - very strange design

These slim Jabra headphones fold out for action and power down – charging is via mains – when folded away.

The fit wasn't quite right – flush against our heads rather than our ears.

It doesn't seem possible that the touch controls could possibly work, so unassuming are they, but once mastered, the volume slider that doubles as skip track works fine.

Sonically they're clear and detail is okay, while there's a decent tonal balance compared to some rivals – but we're left a little nonplussed. One for the Trekkies only, perhaps…

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