• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!-ish.

    • Written by from new york

    I'd say these are the best you're going to get for bluetooth headphones - sound is really good, they're comfortable, lightweight, and super convenient. really, amazing idea.

    i do have some issues with the design, which unfortunately detracts from the quality. one being the cable tie method in the back (they cables will eventually slide out very easily - i ended up having to tape the cables in place)

    the other thing is the way the earplugs slide on to the unit. they pop off. the little ear shield part as well, there is nothing to actually hold it on aside from the friction of the rubber and plastic, so they will eventually fall off and you lose them. I had a pair of these for about a year, and now the left speaker has blown. these do good sound deadening, so i don't even listen to them loud.

    I also had an issue where the power button simply wouldn't work unless i plugged them in to usb for a moment. i would have them on the charger at work, i would unplug them and walk to the train, try to turn them on and nothing. as if the battery was completely drained. when this happens, if i momentarily plug them in to USB and unplug them again, they will then turn on, and last me the life of the battery. just kind of a weird glitchy thing that happened off and on.
    basically, just some quality control issues and some not-so-thought-out design choices that frustrate me.

    that said, i need a pair of bluetooth in-ear headphones, and these are the best option...so im off to buy another pair now.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones until they stop working

    • Written by from Oslo

    Now I've gone through two sets of these. Both failed due to sweat I presume.
    I love the low profile, great sound, and good fit. They just don't last.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound good, USB cable faulty

    • Written by from Suwanee

    I picked this up as a replacement for a set of Bowers & Wilkins C5 thinking I'd like a nice BT headset. They sounded very nice, fit seemed good, although I wasn't able to use the ear locking things. I'm not sure how well they would stay in if I got hot and started sweating. My problem was with the USB cable. The first time I tried to charge them, the metal end of the cable plugged into the charger broke off when I pulled the cable out. For the price of these, I would have expected better quality.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    When they work, they're great

    • Written by from Allen

    When they work, the sound and quality is great. I've had multiple issues with them not working. Not holding a charge, and then Jaybirds the company hasn't been that responsive. I love the no wires, but this is the third brand of BT headphones and I may have to go back to the dreaded wires.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't get fit to work

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Had these headphones for a couple of weeks. I've concluded I can never get used to the fit. They won't sit correctly, resulting in loss of bass. Decided to sell oh craigslist and get another over the ear type. Some people may get the fit to work for them, but many including me could not. Try before you buy.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    What do you mean by Premium?

    • Written by from Houston

    My Jaybird Blue X Premiums have a crackly and intermittent connection. I literally have to sit with my cheek up to the screen of my Macbook Pro to get a connection that isn't just awful. If you are sitting less than one foot away from your laptop transmitting the Blue-Tooth signal, forget about it. Its so choppy and static ridden, its just a waste of effort to charge (the charger cord is awkward anywhere you put it), and connect and INSTALL THEM INTO YOUR EAR. After 9 attachment options they still won't remain in place on the earpieces, or in my ear. And I'm supposed to be doing outdoor active things while using my Jaybirds? No way, they'd be lost or thrown out in frustration within 10 minutes of a jog. I'd rather be connected with a wired pair if I have to sit this close to my computer. However, the sound blocking feature is very true and does enhance the quality of sound for what its worth. At the price I paid for these "premium" blue tooth headphones, I'd expect a listening experience to be far less FUSSY! Maybe we should discuss how the word "premium" is a subjective term and apparently I have a very different idea of what it should mean compared to Jaybird. The sound quality is very good if you can get them to connect and aren't moving around AT ALL. Tilt your head back to rest while watching a movie and it sounds like opening candy wrapper or eating potato chips. Perhaps my pair is defective and I should speak with the company. The other difficulties regarding the design of the earbuds I can live with I suppose, but at $180 with Blue tooth issues in the year 2014??, I draw the line...absolutely not! Thanks for reading! :)

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible fit

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Maybe these headphones just aren't for me. I mean, the earbuds don't really fit that well. I have to push them in to hear the low notes. And even then, the sound isn't incredible. The sales guy at the Apple store told me he ordered some memory foam tips that improve sound quality. I m-a-y give them a try. But after reading the reviews about sweat, I may be better off just returning them and finding different ones. I'll be returning them tomorrow.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, until they fail.

    • Written by from Vancouver

    These headphones are great and I've been using them at the gym every day. Unfortunately they're not really sweat resistant despite what they claim.

    I've now had two pairs fail on me in the exact same way due to sweat getting inside the headphones and shorting them out. The devices both have refused to power on, and believe they're fully charged when attempting to charge them.

    Add in shipping to RMA the headphones back twice (more than $60), and this is a very expensive pair of headphones that claim to be sweat resistant but actually are not.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones but not with Heart Rate Monitor

    • Written by from Southlake

    These headphones are great. The sound quality is good, they stay in your ear and you don't have to deal with a cord flopping around while you're working out.

    However, as a sport headphone, I would expect them to simultaneously work while wearing a heart rate monitor. They don't. I have a Polar H7 and an iPhone and after contacting both Apple and Jaybird, I learned that the iPhone iOS does not allow headphones to be used at the same time as other Bluetooth devices. You will see reviews that say they should work together because they have different protocols, however, they don't. You can use a keyboard and mouse together or headphones and a keyboard together but if you're using an iPhone as your smartphone, you can't simultaneously use headphones and a heart rate monitor. For anyone who runs, bikes or works out with a heart rate monitor and simultaneously wants to listen to music, you're out of luck if you own an iPhone. I hear you'd have more success with an Android or other smartphone but I've been using Apple products for over 20+ years so I'm unsure.

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Bass, Poor Fit, terrible value

    • Written by from Toronto

    I don't know whats wrong with people here, when you write reviews dont write your personal problems just explain what people want to know,

    I have no idea why people are saying these headphones have great sound quality, unless you just listen to Bieber style music, but the truth is, if your preference of music is something that requires clean, proper bass (like Rock, Techno, any electornic music) then these are very poor and disappointing. when you charge them fully, the quality gets only SLIGHTLY better

    the fit, sure it stays in after you spend hours finding the right way of shoving it down there, but it feels very weird and uncomfortable, even if it doesnt fall out, it feels like its gona!

    I bought these today and they're going back tomorrow, I now know how amazing my beats in ear headphones are (for sports) which apple store sells them also, they have great quality, AMAZING FIT (they dont fall out while Im kick boxing) the only downside is its not wireless :( apart from that, they are PERFECT

    1 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost there, but not quite

    • Written by from DRAPER

    This product has high-quality sound but poor craftsmanship.
    Pros: amazing sound quality. Lightweight. The option to wear over ear, or under.

    Cons: Cap covering the charging slot is flimsy. Send cutting out problem as other reviews mentioned. Bluetooth distance is approximately 30 to 40 feet, then you'll start hearing the crackling. Once you have your pieces set up to your liking, everything changes when you start to sweat. Price!

    My recommendation, spend $99.99 on Plantronics Bluetooth earbuds. One step lower sound quality, but10 times better craftsmanship. They do not come loose from sweat. Distance is much better and they're not buggy like the JayBird.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sudden Death

    • Written by from Washington

    My first ones died in a week, second pair lasted five months, third ones two months. All of them died suddenly while I was running. Gong for my fourth pair one because I can't get my money back. Costumer service have been very attentived and I haven't had problems replacing them but I am guessing they are not really sweat proof. The only reason I'm giving two stars is because of a very good costumer service and when the BlueBuds work they are awesome but unfotunately they keep dying.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Value. Sound and Fit are bad at best.

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    Marketed highly as a headphone for the active lifestyle, I was let down across the board. Fit was intolerable even with "proper fitment". Sound quality was comparable to earbuds that came with the your 1980s pocket rocker. They have lots of outside noise penetration. Sometimes they sound like the sound is in mono. They are kinda easy to pair, but generally controls are vague.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but need refinement

    • Written by from Warren

    I ended up returning these. . . Sound is quite good, but they have more bass than is true to the recording. I had to dial this down to be accurate. They use their own tone mapping. Also I found them to be very uncomfortable. They are BIG and stick out of your ear a lot more than comparable models. The Bose in-ear headphones are 10x more comfortable and use the same style of in ear retention system. The JayBird models have a much harder rubber piece that causes ear fatigue over more than 30min of use. Also to use them in the 'traditional' method vs the behind the ear is a PAIN to switch back and forth, pretty much chose one method and thats it. Takes too long to switch. Lastly PLEASE do away with the voice over on connecting, and volume controls, I know its louder when its louder, do not need a really annoying beep, also know its connected when it plays, do not need a voice to say 'connected'.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor fit and quality

    • Written by from Chicago

    Constantly fall out during workouts. Not a reliable set of earphones. I have tried all attachments and combinations to adjust the fit. Earphones need to be simple. These aren't ready for prime time yet.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Rating from a FEMALE with long hair

    • Written by from Rochester Hills

    I thought these would be cool to wear inconspicuously at work under my hair. Turns out it's nearly impossible. Every time I turned my head they would fall out. The next day I tried to put them in my ears and I couldn't. The inside of my ears were bruised or something..very sore. I must say though, I liked the case it came with.
    I ended up returning them and just getting Bose Bluetooth headset. I wasn't aware at first, but it plays all audio not just phone calls.

    4 of 10 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...

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Right earbud went dead within 60 days

    • Written by from Franklin

    I love the convenience and size of these headphones. I have previously worn only Motorola bluetooth headphones while running. Within, 60 days the audio in the right ear bud has become non audible. I have contacted the manufacture, and I am hopeful for service recovery which would entail prompt replacement. That would change my rating.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what everyone says

    • Written by from San Diego

    I was looking to improve comfort of my runs with these headphones. Unfortunately these are not worth the price. While running ear piece would loosen up and have to continue to push back into inner ears. Under style pulls against neck feeling every step taken, while over the ear style feels heavy and not in place. Sound is great when in quiet room. Once outdoors running, sound is not up to wired volume. Build quality is AWESOME. Voice Jenna is great and battery indicator on iPhone 5 status bar is a plus. If improve ear mount like Bose Sport SIE2i and sound volume outdoors, I may come back to these, until then sticking with wired Bose SIE2i for running...

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, but poor execution

    • Written by from palmdale

    Bought my first pair last week at the Apple store and returned them the next day, left bud was dead. Tried another pair which sound good when working, but they dropout too often and sometimes will not connect. Seems like we are their beta testers!

    31 of 36 people found this useful