• 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.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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!

    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.

    16 of 17 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.

    4 of 6 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.

    7 of 9 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.

    26 of 32 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.

    23 of 27 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.

    27 of 34 people found this useful