• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Jaybird bluebuds X premium bluetooth headphones are a dud

    • Written by from LAFAYETTE

    I can't speak highly of these wireless earbuds. I found it very difficult to get the earbuds to fit properly in my ear. The earbud unit is large and sticks out awkwardly. Worse yet, the battery lasted barely 2 hrs each time I used it. Bought them to ski with and hear tunes. Got a dud. I don't recommend them. Will wait next time until Bose comes out with wireless earbuds.

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    MEETS EXPECTATIONS

    • Written by from São Paulo

    I use it for several months with no problem. What bothers me is that no warning when the battery charge is low.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    • Written by from Annapolis

    These are the best iteration of bluetooth earphones I've come across yet. The technology in these is leaps ahead of others and has come a long way in the past couple of years. Very lightweight, very unobtrusive design, great battery life (8hrs expected and it did last) and excellent sound quality. These act like any other bluetooth device, listen to music, take phone calls and hear everything in stereo.

    I have one small complaint. The earphone tips that come with this device are a silicone and do not fit well at all. Normally I use the standard medium size and usually never have trouble with foam pieces but this only comes with silicon pieces. If you search for Comply Foam Tips look for the T-500 series as these will fit these earphones. The Comply T-500s are a bit difficult to get one but they do fit and seal out sound and fit snugly. I picked up the T-500 multi-pack for $15 and now I'm good to go with workouts, cycling, etc. Very very pleased with this item.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointment

    • Written by from ERIE

    huge disappointment.....purchase plantronics backbeats for half the money and much better quality...Phone call clarity is horrible...I usually don't write reviews, but Jaybirds were really that disappointing...

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wwwooowwww !!!!!!

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    I love these earphones, everything I want; light, Bluetooth connectivity and they sound great. People go buy these if your looking for Bluetooth earphones.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs Significant Improvement

    • Written by from Tega cay

    Sound quality is very good. However, comfort is poor and the case is useless. The rubber ear pads that fit over the speaker are not thick enough to fit snugly into the ear and protect against the hard shell that houses the speaker. Hence, they slip out, and if you jam it into your ear to get a good fit, they hurt. The case is a joke. You can't open it without long finger nails. There's nothing to grab onto to open it. Did this company not test its product before they released it to market with a $170 price tag????!!!!!!

    If they fix the ear buds and their case and send me the retrofitted stuff, I'd give it high marks.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for athletes!

    • Written by from Chapel Hill

    I bought these after frustration with regular headphones shorting out after workouts. After reading several reviews on tech sites, and runner/workout sites (all highly rating them) I decided to pick them up.

    The paired easy with my phone and tablet, and after some tinkering with the ear pieces I was able to get a perfect fit. At first the bugged my ears and cause irritation but I figured out I was rotating to far forward, so after a slight turn backwards they not only stayed in but gave me 8 hours worth of comfort.

    I run at least 2 miles every morning and do Insanity at night with no issues of slipping out nor sweat causing shorts, or any other issues.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    After some getting used to...

    • Written by from Pontypool

    These headphones are excellent. In terms of sound quality, you won't find better in the bluetooth variety. Admittedly, they did take some getting used to. Worse, they took some tinkering around with to find the perfect fit. After about a week of being irritated I finally did find the perfect fit, though, and couldn't be happier. The size is perfect and doesn't look obscene. The battery life lasts an entire workday. I was surprised to find that the headphones even connect to my device (iMac) from across the room (depends on device- doesn't work as well with iPad).

    Overall the convenience of being cordless is so worth the money paid for these headphones. I hope I still feel this way about them in the year(s) to come.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    BlueBuds X

    • Written by from Houston

    I bought these headphones mostly for the gym, however little did I know that they would become my go-to pair for everything. The bluetooth works well, the sound quality is great, the bass is not too heavy so you can turn up the volume without getting a headache. The battery level indicator on my iPhone 5 is awesome (my bro wishes he had that feature on his bluetooth Beats) and they last around 6hrs with a full charge, like 3 gym sessions for me.

    If you want these for the gym: There are clamps you can put on that make the headphones perfect for runs and very movement-heavy exercises. I sweat a lot and have had these for 4 months and theyre like new!

    If you want them for everyday use: I have mine connected to my iPad and MacBook Pro all the time and they work just fine, connecting them is not hard at all. Being a college student, I use them during walks and I love that they dont have cords.

    Probably one of my all time best purchases!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent light weight earbuds for running

    • Written by from Valhalla

    I was very hesitant once I bought these that they would stay fit while running. I think all the reviews are correct in that the under ear configuration does not work well for running as the cord side with the on/off dongle pulls the cord to one side and is not optimal. However, with the over the ear configuration, these buds are fantastic.

    Pros:
    - Lightweight
    - Excellent sound
    - Excellent battery life
    - Good over ear fit
    - Fit is modifiable with given accessories

    Cons:
    - Price
    - Poor under ear fit
    - Does not work well as a microphone
    - Really only useful for exercise

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Frisco

    After purchasing these earbuds i was a little nervous about 3 things

    - Did I spend too much Price
    - How comfortable do they fit in my ears
    - How much do these weigh

    After working out at YMCA i must say the price is definitely worth it. I've never spent so much on a pair of headphones in my life but at the same time i have never used such a comfortable, light weight, and awesome pair in my life before. The wireless bluetooth feature is by far the coolest thing. I still have no idea how they were able to cram a battery and bluetooth adapter into them because they are so light weight. ITs also very nice of them to include extra ear pieces so you can make sure they fit your ear properly. Best purchase i have made in a long time. And as a bonus feature they make you wanna work out just so you can use them!!!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nearly perfect

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    These wireless headphones are a fantastic product. Somehow they manage to get great battery life and provide quality, balanced audio in a package only marginally larger than a standard wired in-ear headphone. Microphone performance is good enough to use Siri accurately, meaning you can leverage the best technology has to offer for an effortlessly futuristic experience -- and you don't have to worry about your phone calls being misunderstood.

    Jaybird claims to have developed their own implementation of the SBC codec to improve audio quality and performance over standard BT headsets. I believe it. This is one of many features that show the passion Jaybird's engineers have for wireless sport headphones. Good attention to detail.

    I've had these headphones for a week now and I am impressed. If you're looking for a nice pair of bluetooth headphones and prefer the clarity of noise-isolating in-ear headphones you'd be foolish to pass these over.

    Note: I originally purchased a pair from a major B&M retailer. That pair had an audible radio buzz and less than stellar signal reception (Jaybird's live support told me to return them as defective). The pair I ordered from Apple appears to have a slightly revised housing and I've noticed "Jenna" now gives a low battery alert (in contrast to the earlier revision's beeping). They're the same price elsewhere, so don't be daft.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this!

    • Written by from Toronto

    Have been using wired earphones during my workouts but the wires get in the way. Tried several bluetooth ones but this one is the best for me. Stays in place, great sound, also, able to put up with my strenuous workouts without a problem.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best in-ear headphones, period.

    • Written by from Shediac

    Negative reviews from what I've heard are because of the phone they are using or perhaps a faulty product... but this product comes with a lifetime guarantee. How many devices these days come with that?

    First of all, my experience with these headphones have exceeded my expectations. Now let it be known that I have the iPhone 5. The audio NEVER cuts out, and I've tried this at a pretty decent distance. Also, the connection never cuts out or drops whenever it's in your pocket.

    This is REALLY cool, the fact that these Bluetooth headphones sound this well and stay connected this well. BUT, what really has me sold on this product is that fact that they will STAY IN YOUR EARS!

    I've searched far and wide to find in-ear headphones that wouldn't fall out of my ears, so I could go running or simply walk in town with my dog, but these headphones are also excellent for working out and playing sports!

    It's a little tricky finding the right size for the slide-on features that will in the end help them stay nice and tight in your ear without feeling pressure and making your ear sore.

    The fact that you can have them behind or have them hanging down is another big plus. Personally I prefer them to be behind on my neck.

    I would HIGHLY recommend this product! The differences between the two BlueBuds X on here is simply the colour, both should work the same.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Would buy these again in a heartbeat!

    • Written by from London

    When I decided to invest in Bluetooth headphones I spent hours researching products and settled on these and they do not disappoint. Anyone who says they do not stay put need to spend a bit more time fitting them because once you have the right cushion size and angle of the tips they do not budge. These are perfect for the gym but also for work as we have a no cell policy but I can have it locked away in my desk but still listen to music. The battery life has impressed me and only once have they died on me but I was well informed by the “Jenna voice prompts” that the battery was low. The sound quality is great and the white noise filtering was tested at my gym when they had a live DJ blasting horrible music that was drowned out once my headphones were on.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones if you don't plan on sweating

    • Written by from Lenexa

    Listen to the other reviewers on this item. They are great for light workouts - as soon as I get them wet during a hard workout they start malfunctioning. They shut down once like the on/off button was stuck and the second time died all together. Currently trying to pursue a refund

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Bass sounds!

    • Written by from Redlands

    Fitting is ok but sound is so piercing to the ears without the bass . I tried fitting with the correct size earclips but still no complete sound without the bass!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Could Be Better

    • Written by from Redwood City

    The Bluetooth connectivity is the best part of this earphone. The sound quality is decent at this price level. The worst is the fit on ears. It is simply uncomfortable and unsecured during a run or moderately intense workout and above. JayBird must do better on fit and comfort for me to use this again. Going back to my wire Shure earphones.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Returned for Dr. Dre Beats bluetooth buds (no bass in these)

    • Written by from Grand forks

    My two complaints about Jaybirds are the lack of bass in this product, it's flat mono sounding and that is about it. The second complaint is getting your money back. I've called they're customer care dept 5 different times about a refund and get the same old run around, oh it takes us 7-10 business days to issue a refund. It's been over 10 days and I have yet to see my money back. Today the phones are down. Nothing but frustration from JayBird!

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works for me

    • Written by from clinton

    my son kept taking my Bose sport headphones to use them, and eventaully I knew they are gone.
    i bough those from the bridge water apple store.
    after much reading and you tube instruction viewing , i finally got them customized to my liking.
    the fit is great and comfy.sounds fantastic. and the battery indicator on the phone is great plus.
    one charge will get me 7-10 day worth of running. FYI , I run daily 45 minutes.
    they are rated sweat resistant which worked great as i sweat a lot.
    the only really issue I dealt with , is that the instructions were not very helpful in explaining above and under head fit.
    briefly , those are expensive but worth the money blue tooth fitness headphone

    3 of 5 people found this useful