Skip to main content

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Why trust us?

JLab’s tiny JBuds Mini wireless earbuds are the smallest we’ve ever seen

Hands holding JLab JBuds Mini.

Officially, JLab isn’t saying that its new JBuds Mini wireless earbuds are the smallest in the world. After all, with the insane number of wireless earbuds now available on Amazon, Alibaba, and elsewhere, there could be some that are smaller than the JBuds Mini. Instead, JLab’s claim is that the JBuds Mini are the smallest true wireless earbud from any major manufacturer. And I’m forced to agree — I’ve never seen any buds this small.

JLab announced the JBuds Mini at CES 2023 and we’ve been patiently waiting for the company to make them available. Today’s the day: You can buy them from JLab directly or from retailers like Amazon for $40.

The almost comically small earbuds come with their own metal keyring, and why not? At a total weight of 1e ounce (keyring included), they weigh about as much as four typical house keys. There’s also a variety of colors to pick from: black, aqua teal, mint green, pink, and sage gray.

JLab JBuds Mini in five colors.

You won’t find fancy extras like active noise cancellation (ANC) or wireless charging on the JBuds Mini, but considering their price, I’m impressed by what they do offer. They’ve got an IP55 rating for dust and water protection — which is more than Apple gives its $249 AirPods Pro — and they have Bluetooth Multipoint, which lets you keep the earbuds connected to two devices simultaneously without needing to connect/disconnect.

JLab JBuds Mini seen with keys, next to an iPhone.

You get a claimed 5.5 hours of playtime in each earbud,or 20 total hours when you include the case. That’s not going to break any records, but it’s still more than enough for a whole day’s worth of use. Plus, you get JLab’s version of transparency mode, which it calls Be Aware, and it’s a great feature for folks who want to listen to their tunes in places where the difference between hearing the world and not could be critical.

Finally, the JBuds Mini can be controlled by the free JLab App (iOS/Android) , which gives you customization of the Be Aware setting, touch controls, and three EQ presets (JLab signature, balance or bass boost). A safe hearing option also helps you to protect your ears from hearing damage with configurable volume limits.

Editors' Recommendations

Simon Cohen
Contributing Editor, A/V
Simon Cohen covers a variety of consumer technologies, but has a special interest in audio and video products, like…
Jabra’s tiny, waterproof Elite Active 75t true wireless earbuds hit CES
Jabra Elite Active 75t

How do you follow-up on a proven formula? By taking the best parts and making them better. That's what Jabra appears to have done with its Elite Active 75t, the successors to its highly popular Elite Active 65t true wireless earbuds. Making their debut at CES 2020, the Elite Active 75t will go on sale in February 2020, for $199. The new buds are smaller, better fitting, more rugged, and have longer battery life.

We got the chance to spend a bit of time with the Elite Active 75t prior to their launch. While we didn't get a chance to try out all of their features, we can attest to their fit (they're just as uber-comfy as the Elite 75t) and their sound quality, which was very satisfying and with a little less of the massive bass that is so pronounced on the Elite 75t.

Read more
Philips launches the most stunning OLED 4K TV we’ve ever seen, but there’s a catch
philips bowers and wilkins oled 4k tv ifa 2019 ambilight 984

Meet the Philips Ambilight OLED+934 and Ambilight OLED+984, the latest OLED 4K TVs to roll off Philips' production line. Developed in partnership with Bowers & Wilkins and showcased on September 5 ahead of IFA 2019, both models feature a sound system like no other television we've seen to date, eliminating the need to fork out for a surround-sound setup.

Both the Philips Ambilight OLED+934 and Ambilight OLED+984 come equipped with the third-generation of Philips' P5 Processing Engine, which is said to offer several advantages, including improved noise reduction, superior sharpness, and better contrast and color accuracy, resulting in a clearer HDR viewing experience for Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HDR10+.

Read more
We pit the two best-sounding wireless earbuds against each other
sennheiser momentum vs master and dynamic mw07 feature

True wireless headphones are improving almost daily, it seems, and there is now an increasing number of options for the price of the extremely popular AirPods that give Apple a run for its money. For those looking for a bit more luxury, though -- and much better sound -- the choices are limited. In fact, there are really just two pairs of true wireless earbuds on the market that we put on a pedestal for their great sound quality (alongside impressive features and design): The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless earbuds, and Master and Dynamic's MW07.

Both pairs cost a pretty penny at $300, but which is the best? We pitted them against each other in a number of categories (including sound performance, of course) to decide which are the best luxury true wireless earbuds to buy.
Style and fit

Read more