Yurbuds Focus 200 in-ear headphones review

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Seth Burgett and Richard Daniels founded Yurbuds in 2008 to create in-ear and behind-the-ear headphones that are specifically made for physical activity and exercise. It takes some time and works to locate the greatest earphones, but once you do, it will be worthwhile.

Yurbud Focus 200 in-ear headphones might just be the thing for your workout or active times. The buds’ flexible tips as stated by Yurbuds would not irritate your ears, and their TwistLock technology is said to “ensure” that they won’t fall out.

Yurbud Focus 200 design

The Focus has a distinctive “feel” since each earbud is fastened to a flexible frame that wraps all around the ear and is ridged for simple handling. When worn, the “tangle-free” cord that connects the two is just long enough to span the space between the two “buds.”

The overall layout appears to be ideal to be used when the person is active, and it turns out that this is the case. The cord has a little smaller diameter than that of the original manufacturer and is more likely to tangle. They also include a microphone and volume control, which is convenient because it is entirely compatible with all Apple products. A new one just came out that is supposedly rather excellent, but digressing, your Android phone ought to be under your control as well.

Bluetooth pairing

Focus on the little button on the inside stem of the left earphone and pressed and held it to pair the Focus. A blue LED light would appear to show that the power was on as a result. If you do the same to the button directly above it, red and blue LEDs started to blink. Just go to your iPhone or Android phone and tap the Bluetooth setting. The pairing came to an end when the blinking stopped.

Additional features in Yurbud Focus 200

They are kept in the ear by a proprietary “locking” mechanism in the Focus. This consists of the shape of the enhancer inserts, which slip over the earbud speakers. When given a twist, they sit snugly in the ear canal. The inserts are made of medical-grade silicone and are very soft but robust.

You would probably be content with the ones that are already connected from the two sets that Yurbuds offers. Put it on and reach up to the right ‘bud, where you will discover the tiny tab resting against the outside wall.

Your phone’s music will start playing with a tap, and it will stop with another tap. The other options are to double-tap to skip a track and to hold the tab down for a long time to return to a track.

Sweat and water resistant

The Yurbud Focus 200 is advertised as being sweat and water-resistant, so to test this out myself. I went outside one Saturday morning during an (unusual for SoCal) downpour.  The Focus performed well the entire time I was jogging, staying in my ears, and once I got home, a little toweling off with a face cloth was all that was required, I may say 20 minutes later. But before choosing this pair, contrast it with the Aftershokz Openmove versus Trekz Air.

Noise cancellation

I was also relieved that while I was running, the earbuds didn’t completely block me off from the “outside” world. Intense noise-cancellation is great when listening inside or working out in a gym, but not when out in the open between people, automobiles, and bikers, so I regarded this as a useful thing.


Later, I decided to charge the Focus 200 In-ear headphones, as the manufacturer had only given it a partial charge when it was shipped. The Focus informed me verbally that it had only around 30 minutes of battery life left and had also displayed its battery charge on my phone.

Yes, the voice scared the living daylights out of me because I wasn’t expecting it when I was jogging. Returning to charging, a plunger that lies deep and is incredibly challenging to remove covers the micro-USB socket. It will be challenging for someone with average-sized fingers to open it without the aid of a tool.

Yurbuds Focus 200 in-ear headphones

I opened it, attached the USB cord, and then left the Focus for four hours to fully charge. According to Yurbuds, a typical charge provides up to 6 hours of “use” time, and I discovered that this was about right. Of course, using the Focus for phone calls will drain its battery as well.

Sound quality

The sound is a triple magnet. It has a 15-millimeter speaker with dynamic drivers with a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz. Now, evaluating the Focus’s audio quality requires some subjectivity. I can attest that the Focus had an overall decent audio play that was comparable to that of the quite pricey wired headphones I had previously used with my iPhone, as well as a solid Bluetooth signal free of “noise” and other audible annoyances. Additionally, the audiobook language had much more “depth” in the male speaker’s voice than it did on the wired version of the same material.

I also performed various symphonic works, including high-resolution files of Joseph Haydn’s Op. 77, 103, and 42 String Quartets (from the tacet Real Surround Blu-ray disc series). I was thrilled with the violins’ response since the delicate frequencies of the mid-tone levels were well-presented. When I turned to Tacet’s Serenade in B flat major, this was, even more, the case (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart). When it came to mainstream music, the Focus fared even better, with a responsive mid-range and bottom.


Sports-focused Bluetooth earphones frequently boast that they can withstand the stress of activity, but they rarely include any additional capabilities that stand out. The Limited Edition Focus Sport Earphones from Yurbuds are the clear winners since they can withstand inclement weather, stay in the ear, and are cozy enough to wear for extended durations. Oh, and they sound great. With all of this, the $129.00 retail price seems cheap.

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