• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sweat proof!

    • Written by from Mountain View

    I have gone through 2 sets of these headphones. I use these headphones for the gym/running and tend to sweat a lot. The 1st pair I purchased in 2013, and it lasted me about 7 months before they would not turn on anymore. After several months of sitting in my gym bag unused, I decided to contact JayBird for a replacement pair. The replacements arrived after a couple of weeks, but this 2nd pair only lasted a month before they stopped working. They can no longer hold a charge and spontaneously shut off in the middle of a short workout. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THESE HEADPHONES.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low Volume and Poor Connectivity

    • Written by from West Hollywood

    While the headphones connect very easily to my iphone 5 upon powering them on, they often cut out while using them. The instruction manual clearly states that listening will be interrupted by placing your device in your pocket or anywhere but in front of your body. Then what is the point of using bluetooth headphones if you have to hold your phone or keep it directly in front of you to have your music play continuously?

    Also I noticed the volume limit is too low and there is no way to increase it even while the volume on my phone is turned all the way up. I understand that keeping the volume low for running outside would be helpful in order to be mindful of your surroundings but while in the gym I can still hear the treadmills next to me and the music playing from the gym. Personally, while in the gym I like to tune out the rest of the gym (not at a volume where it bothers the people next to me just so I can't hear the noise of the other treadmills) but unfortunately the volume on these headphones does not allow me to do that.

    As far as comfort, the JayBird Headphones offer a lot of options to fit your ears and they stay put without falling out. They are useful if you are working out on machines or doing weights and can put your phone within range (3-5ft from you) so they don't cut in and out and therefore don't have to carry your phone on your body. The sound quality is good it's just too quiet for me!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ehh - Doesn't stay put when running.

    • Written by from Evans

    I can't go running or jogging with these because they keep falling out. Very annoying. Otherwise really good range from phone.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    OK performer but.....

    • Written by from Chippendale

    Great sound, highly customizable to fit different shaped ears and will generally stay in when running / walking. Unfortunately the blue-tooth signal cuts in and out when placed in any pocket lower than my waist meaning constantly need to have in hands or buy yet another accessory to put iphone in an arm band. THe rubber string connecting the two earphones also sticks to your skin when sweaty, resulting in any turn of the head ripping one of the ear pieces out (unhelpful when running or even walking). Can only support 1 device at a time, need to constantly turn all blue tooth devices off so it connects to device you want. For $150 I'm pretty unhappy.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stopped working

    • Written by from Kensington

    I bought these in December 2013 from Apple online and 8 1/2 months later they stopped working. I've tried using the USB slot on several computers to charge them but no luck. For the price I would have expected them to last quite a lot longer.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Left earbud lost significant sound

    • Written by from Parker

    I bought these back in February 2014. I wear them while working out and really liked the wireless capabilities of the headphones. Now that I have had them for roughly 7 months, my satisfaction has dropped considerably. I no longer have sound coming out of both earbuds! The right one functions perfectly, but the left one is a very low whisper when I remove the the right bud from my ear. If this is typical, I would not spend the $100 that I did. I have tried several types of earbud (wired) headphones over the years and feel I may have to go back to them? I may entertain trying a set of Bose wireless, but not sure if I can justify the cost.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound Quality BAD!

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    Extremely disappointed with a hundred dollar pair of headphones that has awful sound quality. Sound is muddled, lacking in even half decent bass, lacking in decent treble. It's all mid-tones. These are the worst sounding earbuds I've ever used, and I have used the cheap 10 dollar ones from the gas station- and they sound better than these.

    Who knows, maybe I got a bad pair...but I plan on returning these. They are horrible.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth Every Cent... so far.....

    • Written by from Near Hitchin

    How many time have I gotten off a bike at the gym, or any other piece of equipment for that matter, and left my phone/iPod behind only to find it dragging behind me led by the headphones which are firmly pinned to my ears..? Or worse, my head lurches forward/backward when the said phone/iPod gets caught up somewhere en route and before I have realised I am dragging it behind me. Those, and other mishaps I could waffle on for a while about (like the other day when someone caught my headphone lead and dragged me and my iPod down the platform to who knows where) are now all a thing of the past with the glorious freedom of these remarkable little bluetooth headphones. There is a slight issue with them having an extra little black box below each ear bud and you may feel a little conspicuous at first if you are used to wearing earbuds rather than cans but you will immediately start to enjoy the good sound quality, start wandering around deliberately and you then quickly forget you have them on.... and, of course, no more leads. Take some time to get a good fit with the earbuds and positioning of the cushion 'thingies' and they will be more comfortable than your previous favourite ear phones for sure. Even with vigorous activity I have found no problem with them falling out; the cushion 'thingies' seem to take care of things staying put. I think they are nicely designed and well made and pretty much a steel at under a 100 quid. I could agree with another review about the size of the LED indicator light but, if I never have to go through the shame of feeling a prat when my headphone leads get caught up again, I can surely put up with some squinting.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wire pulled out of Right Ear Piece

    • Written by from Canmore

    Disappointed to pay $130.00 for these headphones and have them fail as easily as they have. I bought them for my wife who uses them while practising Yoga and has never run in them.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    short life span

    • Written by from New York

    I bought the JayBird Freedom in April of 2013 strictly to use while running. I thought the fit was awesome, actually stayed in my ear, even when sweating, and the sound was decent. I was not thrilled with the battery life but since I only used them for running it was not deal breaker for me. However, that said I paid approximately hundred and twenty-nine dollars. Pricey, just to use for running but I felt it was well worth it, since they stayed in my ears and the sound was decent. But right after the year warranty was up , I am talking 13 months in May 2014 they died, that was it never to work again. So there is no review that I can give anyone to encourage them to buy these headphones. Do yourself a favor and purchase something else. I know we live in a disposable world but really 13 months they should at least last 2 years.

    A very disappointed customer.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working

    • Written by from Rye

    For about a year they were terrific. Now they take no charge. Very disappointing. I would expect more for $100.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    pretty darn good

    • Written by from Briarcliff Manor

    i have been using these for a couple of weeks now, and i'm impressed so far. They fit well and stay secure, and seem to be able t handle the sweat. I have used them for 4 hours continuously before feeling like i needed to recharge. the sound quality isnt the best, thats why i took one star away. but i have been using them for running and they do the job well, and the controls are good.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work at all after a few months, battery failure

    • Written by from Markham

    Fitment and general usability is quite good. However, battery has failed for me in just less than 1 year of usage.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Port St Mary

    Super comfy. Super easy to set up and adjust. Super easy to use. Surprisingly good sound.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No need too worry, these headphones are worth the pricetag.

    • Written by from Århus N.

    I've had theese incredible Jaybirds for two months now, and they are simply worth every penny.

    They are very easy to setup & use, they fit perfectly in your ears and the sound is really good. They never fall out of my ears when I'm running or when I'm at the gym & they are of course sweatproof, which is a must.

    They are easy to charge (mini-usb), og the batteries last 4,5 hours when fully charged, which is awesome.

    Nothing bad to say about these babies.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not charging

    • Written by from Norwalk

    after owning this earphones for more than a year, now it doesn't charge at all. i read from one review that it did the same thing, after 10 months.

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Bluetooth headphones....perfect for exercise

    • Written by from Edinburgh

    I only received these headphones a few days ago, but after using them I thought it right to leave feed back for them. Today was quite special for me as not only did I reach 1,000km ran on my Nike+ app, but I also did it using these headphones. I have been searching for the perfect running headphones for quite some time. I thought I had found them with my last set, however after returning my 7th pair due to them breaking because of what I can only assume was due to sweat from running, I thought I should try looking for a headphone specifically designed for exercise. I came across these and although slightly expensive, I decided that with them being sweat proof and having the sweat proof guarantee, as well as being Bluetooth and able or take and make calls, use Siri and control the music while I run, they would be a good investment. And I can 100% say that I was not wrong. Today was the best I have felt running in a long time! I did not realise how tied down I felt with the headphone cable wrapped around my body or flapping around when I ran. With it not being there, I feel as though I am running whilst someone plays music to me through speakers behind me! I hardly noticed I was wearing them. They are incredibly comfortable and I did not have to push them into my ears once, like I normally have to do with other headphones. The adapter which they give you for holding them into your ears is great and not uncomfortable. The sound is slightly more base like than I am used to, but I soon got used to it and it was certainly not a deal breaker. After all, in order to make in ear headphones that are sweat proof, something has to give. I cannot recommend these headphones highly enough for anyone looking for something for either the gym or for out running. 10 out of 10.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Sounding Wireless In-Ear Headphones I've tried....

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I have tried some Bluetooth headphones/earphones in the past and none really stood out. They were either bad audio quality, heavy, or uncomfortable. After reading some reviews I decided to give these Freedom Sprints a try and I could honestly say they are by far the best BLUETOOTH (I repeat Bluetooth!) earphones I have owned. The sound quality is crisp without any distortion. It takes a bit of trial and error for comfort but once you find the proper the combination of ear cushion and ear tip with the proper angle they are great. Haven't had any discomfort once I found mine and they have never fallen out on their own. I do not know if it was their intent when designing the product, but these earphones are pretty good at noise cancelling. Might be something to note if you are an outdoor runner and have to be more aware of your surroundings. Doesn't bother me I actually like the feature, but then again I am not a hardcore runner I only do it to get some cardio in.

    I was expecting to lose some functionality once I paired with my HTC One, but it actually worked great. Unlike my Beats headphones which only play and pause, all the features so far seem to work seamlessly between my Apple and Android products.

    Things I do dislike about them.... 1. Battery life is about 3 hours as stated, wish it was longer. So if you are looking for a longer lasting charge I suggest you opt for the X Premiums which are 8 hours. There are a few times where they have died on me and left with nothing. 2. Microphone for telephones calls could be better. The mic is located in the right ear-piece. I have found myself numerous times taking out the ear piece, bringing it closer to my mouth so that the person on the other end could hear me more clearly.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for gym / fitness

    • Written by from Bedford

    I was only looking for something wireless to listen to music in the gym.

    Added bonus I can now also make and take calls and get notification when I get emails and SMS.

    The Bluetooth feature has set me free from the conventional dangling wire, which has always been a distraction.
    Choice of ear inserts was good, I have had trouble with previous in-ear phones, not with these. The single wire connecting both earpieces is not a distraction for me. The LED could be brighter / bigger, only had this a few weeks so perhaps I need more practice?

    The OEM range advice errs on the side of caution, I don't carry the iPhone on my body; the headphones do work up to 5 metres away from my phone which I leave at the side of the gym in my bag.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Half Marathon Awesome!

    • Written by from Hinesville

    I bought these two weeks ago and ran a few short runs (4&5 miles). They worked great. I also workout in the gym and I hate having my phone on my arm or in my pocket. I sat my phone in my gym about 15 feet from me while worked out. I heard every song. I even got a call from the wife. Today I ran a half marathon in the ran with my headphones and iPhone 5s in a waterproof case. No problem and never skipped a beat. My wife even called me a few times to check on me. They fit in my ears great with all the special buds and ear inserts.


    11 of 13 people found this useful