Recently my husband has began working out more, and somehow every single pair of ear buds we had in the house upped and disappeared. I still think our (now previous house) likes to eat things when we're not looking. Anyway, I was on the search for a new pair of ear buds for him, and myself since I have every plan in the world to start hitting the gym at our new condo. With every pair of ear buds I've owned, I always have at least one of three issues. The first, is that they NEVER fit in my ears right. They're always too big, and end up very uncomfortable. The next issue is that the sound quality is always lacking something. Either the bass comes through OK, but the higher pitches are lost, or the exact opposite happens and there is ZERO bass coming through. The third issue is noise cancellation. I haven't yet found a decent set of ear buds that handle this task effectively. Yuck. A poor set of ear buds really ruins the music you're trying to enjoy.
On my hunt for a new pair of ear buds I ran across Wicked Audio. After browsing through all of their products I saw exactly the pair I wanted to try out. I figured if these ended up as awesome as they sounded like they would be, you all would like to hear about them too. Wicked Audio was fantastic, and offered to send the pair I was most interested in; Wicked Audio JawBreakers (Model WI-2100).
- Driver - 10mm
- Impedance - 16 ohm
- Frequency - 20-20,000 Hz
- Cord Length - 1.2 Meters
- Plug Material - Gold Plated
"Want sound that blows your mind? With Wicked JawBreakers you don't have a choice. Deep jaw-shattering bass and clear stunning highs make you think a boom box is in your head. Well, maybe there is!" ~ Wicked Audio
Yes, please. I DO want sound that will blow my mind! I want that deep bass and and high notes all at the same time instead of having to sacrifice one for the other. I have a couple of favorite songs that really have a fantastic bass-line, but playing it through my computer's speakers really doesn't do the music justice. Heck, even playing it through the speakers in my car doesn't do the music justice. The first song I tried was "Bleeding Love" by Leona Louis. This has a rocking, deep base part that always sounds really pretty bad through most speakers and ear buds I've used to listen to this song. It always ends up sounding distorted and out of place. The Wicked Audio JawBreakers completely revamped the sound quality. The bass was brought in clear as a bell, but not so it was over powering, and no matter how high I turned up the volume, the bass never distorted. Her voice rang through with stunning clarity as well. It was almost an entirely new song!
Every once in awhile I like to listen to Dubstep music. If you're unfamiliar with Dubstep, there is this thing called a "drop" where the bass pumps in harder and the sounds just explodes. One song I always find is lacking when I play it through my computer or other ear buds is "First of the Year" by Skrillex. This song has so much meat to it. Really high highs, and really low lows, with everything in between. It's a fast paced song, and it most definitely needs the correct speakers to be heard properly. This is also one of my husband's favorite songs, so I had him check out the ear buds while it was playing. He immediately fell in love, and his face fell when I told him I don't think I was going to give the JawBreakers to him after all. He said he could feel the base, but it wasn't an uncomfortable sound. It had a nice "thump" to it. I've now listened to this song about 10 times in a row with the JawBreakers. I just can't get enough.
With the JawBreakers, I could hear parts of the songs that I was unable to hear before. For example, I listened to the "Home" music video by Phillip Phillips (swoon), and noticed that I had never once heard the sound of the rain in the beginning. These ear buds make it so you're standing in a large, acoustically perfect room. I felt surrounded by the music, and not just as though I was hearing it. FANTASTIC!
Wicked Audio took care of my two other ear bud issues I always seem to have; noise cancellation, and fit. The JawBreakers come with three different sizes of cushions. The small cushions which fit my ears best provide the maximum amount of comfort for long term wear. The medium cushions also fit my ears well, and have really great noise cancellation capabilities. Finally, the large cushions (which will not fit in my ears) offer the maximum amount of noise cancellation. I can't hear any outside noise with the medium cushions and for the most part, they're really comfortable. I have very, very small ear holes, so for all you normal ear hole sized people, the medium and the large should work fine for you.
The Wicked Audio JawBreakers (Model WI-2100) sell for $11.65 on Amazon with an original list price of $19.99. With a LIFETIME warranty, you really cannot beat the price and quality (in my humble opinion).
I was provided a pair of JawBreakers Ear Buds free of charge from Wicked Audio in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine. See Disclosure Policy.