• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst fitting earbuds

    • Written by from Burlington

    They constantly fell out. Good luck trying to get them to fit.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would have gotten a 5 star rating...

    • Written by from Edmonton

    I purchased these earbuds on December 18th 2014. I used them in the gym and I used them outside. They stood up very well and never once fell out of my ears. I was even willing to overlook the fact that they seem to trap sweat in your ear and require quick removal and wiping half way through a workout. The best thing of all? They didn't have any lip-syncing issues AT ALL. I could watch a movie on the elliptical and never once see anything off in the timing of the audio against the video (for those who purchased PowerBeats 2, you'll know thats a big deal). But at the end of the day, the biggest issue of all is that they simply don't continue working.

    After a couple weeks they would drop the pairing. Then they would spontaneously turn off. Then they would spontaneously turn back on and try redialing my phone... over and over and over again. Then... they died. Regardless of the full charge and all the cajoling I tried, these babies were dead less than a month into owning them.

    According to the warranty, they have a lifetime guarantee against sweat. Based on the apparent glitchy behaviour of the control buttons, I am 100% certain that perspiration is what caused this issue. I have since bought a pair of Beats Tour, but if Jaybird ever owned up to this problem and fixed it, I would definitely try them again. In the mean time... anyone would be crazy to buy these earbuds. Do your research and you will see that the Bluebud X is notorious for this problem with some users going through 3 or more replacements and dealing with more frustration than they should ever have to. At this rate, they should be paying the consumer to try them out... its redials that this issue exists and that it is so predominant. Again... I DO NOT RECOMMEND THESE EARBUDS AT THIS TIME.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Bath

    Sound quality and connecting them to a device can either be a complete breeze or an absolute nightmare. Not worth the money in my opinion. Been trying to connect them to my MacBook pro for the last hour, no success.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    sound quality that of a $35 wired headphone

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I recently purchased these for use at the gym after long envying others I have seen. I was attracted by the style and was hoping for less hype than day the Beats model. Bottom line here is that as much as I wanted to like these, I thought the overall sound quality was so poor I literally could not stand using these beyond the second day and thus have already returned them. I have a couple other wired eadbud headphones in the $80-$140 range that simply blow these away and perhaps I have been spoiled by the excellent sound.

    The JayBird's were ok for say listening to a podcast, but when I wanted to do some serious intensive cardio - I was more annoyed than anything else. I also found them a bit difficult to use in terms of say using the fast forward to skip songs. The placement was such that it was not as easy to get to or often resulted in my having to reposition the headphones far too often.

    At thsi point I do not know if my negativity on the sound quality applies to all bluetooth models currently on the market, or if these are worse than similar priced options. Unfortunately one cannot really try these out in the stores.

    For now I am just sticking to my old wired pairs.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Quest

    • Written by

    As an international competitor I needed to find the best earbuds on the market for what I do. I went through many pairs of workout, sweat proof, and even some other bluetooth buds before finding these. After using these for practices and workouts about 2-3 times a day (about 4-6 hours) I can say Jaybird X are the best on the market. My pair have been washed and dried, soaked in water, and dropped countless times. They still work perfectly.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery died just stops charging

    • Written by from grasse

    Really appreciated these buds until the battery died after about 10 months usage. Will not buy again at this price.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Austin

    ******** AAAAH HELP I CANT STOP ********** WHEN I SAVED UP TO UPGRADE MY MOST IMPORTANT BODY PART TO AN IPOD NANO/WRISTBAND CARRIER WITH JAYBIRD BLUEBUDXs IN FEBRUARY 2014 it still is as of November 2014 my most major buy of this year (not to mention most years) BUT ITS MY BEST BUY EVER EVER EVVVVVERRRRRRR!!!!!! Don't you agree music, podcast, and phone calls are very very very very VERY IMPORTANT TO EMOTIONAL WELLBEING!!!!? Then trust me I learned the hard way you can't afford Dre. Beats Buds or Bose Buds at any price over Jaybird BluebudXs! I'm going to try and cut my raving shorter than the all day I WANT TO RAVE ON THEM!!! BUT FIRST I WANT TO RANT SOME REVIEWERS MINOR CRITISISMS ON SOUND QUALITY AND BASS AND PRICE ARE NIIITPIIIICKY AS MUCH AS MOSTS COMPLIMENTS ARE MASSIVE UNDERSTATEMENTS!!! I would love the sound of my BLUEBUDXs as much and of course the bass of my BLUEBUDXs way way way more than my former Bose buds and I would love the bass of my BLUEBUDXs and of course the sound of my BLUEBUDXs WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY MORE than my former Dre. Beats Buds even if my BluebudXs were just wired buds too. But of course the WIRELESSNESS and how they are BUILT AND CASED TO LAST SO MUCH MORE makes such a much difference more than the little bit more you pay.

    I think the BluebudXs were such a good first Impression of Jaybird that I'm excitedly looking forward to probably being moved to probably come back to Jaybird for my biggest buy of 2015 and hopefully the spirit being moved so much within me I'm back here raving at least as enthusiastically by December 2015 about the Reign Activity/Sleep ban?

    3 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best pair ever

    • Written by from JACKSONVILLE

    Sound is good, battery life is awesome, custom fit and low profile. No negatives be it for athletic use or professional phone calls.

    7 of 7 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

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Burlington

    I started out really enjoying these headphones. The freedom to move my head and look around while running; without the continuous pulling on my ear-buds was far more appealing then I thought it would be. The sound quality was better then my Boss headphones. The battery life was impressive and connectivity to my phone was flawless.

    I was very happy with my purchase for just shy of 6 weeks or more specifically 28 runs. Near the end of my 28th run my headphones cut out only being mid way through their charge cycle. When I plugged them in to charge the LED turned on for a minute or so, and then turned off never to be seen again.

    I called Jay Bird support and went through the troubleshooting process, which ultimately confirmed that my buds had died. Being passed through to the RMA process after purchase confirmation, I was told that I would need to send my dead buds back, and once received a replacement product would be sent to me.

    Here is my synopsis. The Blue Bird headphones are a great product in design and functionality. With a $200 plus dollar price tag though, Jay Bird is placing themselves in the premium product category. The fact that my premium product died in such a short time period is disappointing but could be a one-off issue.

    The fact that I have to pay out of pocket to return my product to California, wait to have it received and processed and them wait again to have my replacement sent back is certainly not what I would quantify as a premium product RMA process.

    I can’t help but feel that if this product line failed infrequently, a more customer service friendly RMA process would be in place.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacement Ear Cushions

    • Written by from Solana Beach

    I bought this headset and I really like it. I can't say I love it because way to many callers have said "repeat that" due to background noise . They say wow the wind is blowing, but I'm just walking. What bothers me is the cost of the replacement parts. You spend $170 for the headset and you get 6 ear cushions (S, M, L). I only need the S so the M and L have no value. So when one of them pops off which they will do after use, you have to pay $9.00 to buy another set of (S, M, L) cushions. So $9.00 for what equates to two useable cushions. Why can't I order just the size I need? Through the life of my headset I'm sure I will spend upward of $50 in cushions and receive a total of 10 useable cushions.

    Maybe someone needs to set up an exchange program as I'm sure there are some men out there who could use my medium and larges.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good But Still Needs Work

    • Written by from Rockford

    I purchased these because I wanted a wireless set of headphones for working out. These have a great sound and battery life. The problem I have with these is the earbud construction and material. They slip out of your ears when running. I believe the coating on the rubber earbud covers makes them slippery when sweating. Sony has the best earbud design of all the earbuds I have ever owned and I'm an audiophile who has owned alot of them.Also the earlobe hooks should be regid and not soft. The soft material offers no support. In the plus catagory the sound is great with little to no signal delay.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by from dublin

    Bought mine yesterday and returned them today. Thought the quality of the sound was terrible and it did not improve with EQ. adjustments... Never this brand again

    5 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    BlueBuds X - Power Issues

    • Written by from Marietta

    I just wanted to refute the reviews saying that the headphones won't connect to the iPhone 6. This is absolutely wrong. I got the iPhone 6 on release day and connected my headphones to it, literally minutes after the purchase. They work great! I would suggest that the people saying they don't work on the new devices did not pair them correctly. I have had absolutely no issue connecting these headphones to a multitude of devices. The only issue I've had is with the power. After using the BlueBuds for about 9 months, they have started having issues powering on. No matter how long I hold the power button, they won't power up, even though they are fully charged. A few times, my issue was resolved by simply connecting them to the charging cord for a minute or two and then disconnecting and powering them up. This would seem to "reset" them and they would power on normally until the next time they had to be charged. Unfortunately, this method is no longer working either. The LED charge indicator light immediately turns green when I plug them in. This indicates that the headphones think that they are fully charged even though they are not, and seems to be preventing them from "resetting" as they were before. I did some googling after this happened, and it seems to be a very common issue. Jaybird customer service is supposed to be good with resolutions, so I'm going to contact them about it. Aside from the power issue, I absolutely love these headphones. The sound quality is outstanding, the functionality is excellent, and not having to deal with a cord is incredibly convenient.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK but expensive

    • Written by from Homosassa Springs

    I bought the Blue Buds X to use as gym headphones. They were my first Bluetooth product, and I've followed that purchase with a JAM Rewind BT speaker and a Plantronics M50 earpiece.

    First of all, the Blue Buds are very well designed and Jaybird supplies you with plenty of eartips and winglets to allow you to achieve a comfortable and secure fit. Still, I think my ears are inbetween sizes, so I'm considering the Comply foam tips. I continually have to reseat the left earbud when working out. I like the option to wear under or over ear, and the cord management system is very well thought out.

    Now for the complaint----why does my Plantronics ear piece, which cost less than half as much as these NEVER have a problem connecting? If my phone is on and BT active, all I have to do is TURN THE EARPIECE ON and it automatically pairs with my iPhone 6 and my Nano. No problem, 100 percent perfect every single time. The Blue Buds, on the other hand, are a hit or miss proposition. Sometimes it works, sometimes I have to make my device(both of them, actually) forget the Blue Buds and re-pair them. It's a pain, and it's pretty inexcusable.

    Still, if you're considering these or the PowerBeats, these are a no-brainer. The sound is not quite as good as my Yuin PK3 wired earbuds, but I figure BT is always a compromise. These sound as good as I expect wireless earbuds to sound.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with iPhone 6 plus!

    • Written by from Bowie

    I've had no issues using my jaybird Bluetooth headset with my new iPhone 6 plus. On my first attempt I was able to pair them. I highly recommend both the new iPhone 6 old and jaybirds bluebird.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected

    • Written by from Drayton

    I thought these would be very cool. I tried them on and they didn't stay in my ear. It didn't matter which gel I popped on. The ear bud part is so big (probably because of the wireless feature) that it weighs down the bud and slides out of my ear. I have to say the biggest disappointment though was that when you change volume up or down there is an audible beep and a slight pause in music playback. For the price I paid this was unacceptable. I give 2 stars because the sound quality was pretty good and the materials are premium. I returned them to apple the very next day.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Look for something better

    • Written by from Elizabethtown

    Used for running. Dead within two months. Any questions?

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to Use

    • Written by from HOUSTON

    In order to get the buds to even work, required around 30-40 minutes of setup dealing with cords and placement. Overall too complicated.Set volume on maximum and the still was not loud enough. Not the best fit in the ear, so if working out they would constantly slide it. However they were advertised to be for active users.

    3 of 4 people found this useful