JLab Audio Debuts New Epic2 Bluetooth Wireless Sport Earbuds

JLab Upgrades Award-Winning Earbuds to Feature Waterproof Rating, Better Connectivity and Longer Battery Life 

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SAN DIEGO – JLab Audio announced the release of the next generation of their most award-winning product ever: Epic2 Bluetooth Wireless Sport Earbuds. The waterproof Bluetooth earbuds offer a best-in-class battery life of 12 hours – four hours more than the closest competitor – and a waterproof, sweat-proof design with Beacon™ Signal Technology ideal for exercise, running and on-the-go audio. The Epic2 Bluetooth Earbuds are available in Jet Black, Blue/Graphite, Teal/Graphite at www.jlabaudio.com on May 1, 2016.

"Epic2 Bluetooth Earbuds are the best product we’ve ever launched – waterproof, sport-proof and have immersive, high quality sound," said Win Cramer, President, JLab Audio. "We took an already award-winning product and improved it based on feedback we received from customers. We are proud to offer upgraded durability and connectivity."

With 12 hours of mind-blowing sound between charges, JLab Epic2 Bluetooth Earbuds power past the competition, with the closest competitor offering only eight hours. The earbuds have JLab’s proprietary C3™ (Crystal Clear Clarity) technology, delivering a clean, crisp sound with vibrant highs, mids and a pumping bass through high-performance eight-millimeter drivers, which are 50 percent larger than the nearest competitor, producing an over-ear headphone-like experience.

To ensure a waterproof IPX5 design, the mic and controls housing were totally redesigned with an ultra-sonic sealed battery compartment and plasma-coated PCB boards. Additionally, Beacon™ Signal Technology built with a ceramic Bluetooth antenna, which provides improved Bluetooth connectivity and reduces environmental detuning.

To deliver the perfect sport fit for any fitness fanatic or avid runner, the Epic2 Bluetooth Earbuds are equipped with JLab’s patent-pending Memory Wire™ over-ear hooks, cable mini-clips and eight gel tip sizes that all combine to give the perfect fit. In addition to the single and double flange gel tips, JLab now offers a shallow tip for smaller ears along with the first-ever custom designed triple flange to seal in the sound and tune out distractions. 


Epic2 Bluetooth - Product Specifications:

  • Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX technology
  • JLab patent-pending Memory Wire
  • Beacon Signal Technology upgraded ceramic antenna
  • C3 (Crystal Clear Clarity) technology
  • Waterproof, Splash proof –IPX5
  • Two mini cable management clips
  • Universal USB to micro USB cord
  • Three hour charge time
  • Hard travel case
  • Eight sets of silicone gel tips: Single flange (XS, S, M, L), Double Flange (S, M), Triple Flange (M), Shallow (M)
  • JLab's world-class service and one-year warranty
  • S.R.P. $99.99

Epic2 Bluetooth – Upgraded Features:

  • Battery Life: With a battery life of 12 hours, the Epic2 Earbuds can run two hours longer than the previous model.
  • Waterproof: The new IPX5-rated design has improved features including:
    • a mic and control housing with ultrasonic sealing to ensure that moisture won’t enter internal components.
    • plasma nano-coating on the PCB Boards to repel any moisture that is present.
  • Connectivity: The Beacon Signal Technology improves the earbud-to-device signal. The ceramic Bluetooth antenna minimizes detuning from environmental, human operators and other factors[*].
  • Controls: The new button layout is more intuitive, features a centered power button and improved clicking feedback, to make the earbuds more user-friendly.
  • Additional Tips: The Epic2 Earbuds now come with eight tip options, including the new shallow tip and the first-ever triple flange tip.

The original Epic Bluetooth Earbuds won Best in Show for the in-ear headphones category at CEWeek 2015 in New York City from Dealerscope Magazine, the TWICE Pick Award from TWICE Magazine at the 2015 International CES show and was awarded The Wirecutter’s Best Wireless Exercise Headphones.

For more information about the Epic2 Bluetooth Earbuds and to view a competitor comparison visit www.jlabaudio.com/epic2.


Epic2 Images

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About JLab Audio

JLab Audio is an award-winning designer of personal audio: Earbuds, headphones and Bluetooth speakers. Founded in 2005, the company's mission is to enhance an active lifestyle through incredible sound, inspired design, and innovative technology without the rockstar price.

True to its roots, #TeamJLab embodies the So Cal lifestyle. No matter your passion, JLab Audio keeps you rocking with high quality gear, inspired designs, and world class, hassle free customer support. For more information, visit: www.jlabaudio.com.

[*] MPDigest.com. http://www.pulseelectronics.com/download/3721/g041/pdf. 2010.

 

Beacon Signal Technology for improved Bluetooth Connectivity

Fine-tuning the Epic2 Bluetooth Earbuds goes all the way down to a tiny little antenna in the mic housing. With Beacon Signal Technology, we are able to provide skip-free tunes, even in the most demanding situation.

The Epic2's Beacon Signal Technology utilizes a ceramic Bluetooth antenna, which provides improved wireless connectivity and reduces environmental detuning. Bluetooth is a wireless technology that communicates from one device to another (more below). And thanks to Beacon Signal Technology and its ceramic mic, you'll enjoy a better earbud-to-device signal and uninterrupted tunes.

Bluetooth Antenna

Learn more about Bluetooth.

According to their website:

What is Bluetooth?
Bluetooth is a global wireless communication standard that connects devices together over a certain distance. Think headset and phone, speaker and PC, basketball to smartphone and more. It is built into billions of products on the market today and connects the Internet of Things (IoT). If you haven’t heard of the IoT, go here.

How does Bluetooth work?
A Bluetooth device uses radio waves instead of wires or cables to connect to a phone or computer. A Bluetooth product, like a headset or watch, contains a tiny computer chip with a Bluetooth radio and software that makes it easy to connect. When two Bluetooth devices want to talk to each other, they need to pair. Communication between Bluetooth devices happens over short-range, ad hoc networks known as piconets. A piconet is a network of devices connected using Bluetooth technology. The network ranges from two to eight connected devices. When a network is established, one device takes the role of the master while all the other devices act as slaves. Piconets are established dynamically and automatically as Bluetooth devices enter and leave radio proximity. If you want a more technical explanation, you can read the core specification or visit the Wikipedia page for a deeper technical dive.

Coachella 2016 via #TeamJLab

Just a few hours away from JLab Headquarters, Coachella 2016 has been the talk of the office. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California features various genres of music from rock and indie to hip hop and EDM. Last year the event sold almost 200,000 tickets! Catch Coachella live here (or see the rebroadcasted sets).

Photos from Coachella Weekend 1

#TeamJLab Long Le attended the first weekend (April 15-17) and here's his pretty awesome photo recap.

Pretty lights. #underworld #coachella #laserlights ??

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Kisses. ??? #coachella #kisses #ferriswheel #kissmegenerously

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Inner city life. #Coachella #installations #chairs

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Latch. #disclosure ? #Coachella

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From high above. ?? #Coachella #prettylights #ferriswheel

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La grande wheel! ? #Coachella #ferriswheel

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Follow the green line. #Coachella #prettylights #fromhighabove

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COACHELLA! ?? #Coachella #art

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Straight Out of Compton #NWAreunion #coachella #icecube

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Highlights from Week 1

  • Ice Cube stole the show ... with some sweet appearances by Snoop Dog, N.W.A. Reunited and Common
  • Other special guest spots (Lorde with Disclosure, Sam Smith with Disclosure)
  • Alana George did three performances (1. herself, 2. Disclosure, 3. Baauer)
  • Art Installations Experience
  • Ah-mazing people watching
  • Fashion sense was 'less-is-more'

Long's Tips for Coachella

  • Hydrate
  • Eat healthy
  • You can hear the music from everywhere - and the screens to see performances are visible nearly everywhere. No need to fight to the front.
  • Wipes ... it's sandy and sometimes they run out of TP
  • Eye drops recommended (they cost $5 for a mini bottle)
  • Wear a bandanna (for fashion and function)
  • Rent a locker ... and bring all the supplies you need
  • Beers cost $18. Just something to consider
  • Hydrate

And when you're done with the performances ... head back to your place and end the day by the pool with some good tunes.

 

For additional Coachella tips and tricks, visit the knowledge base.

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