• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sweatproof...

    • Written by from Mission Viejo

    Wore these for running for two weeks, first failure after 7 runs - just stops playing, as though the control has been activated (NOT A BATTERY PROBLEM). Doesn't begin working properly again until dried out. Gave it 5 more runs, had the same issue runs 11 & 12. They remain in-ear as advertised, and battery life is good (pluses). Even tried using the supplied ties to keep the controller from touching me, but it still failed, though only marginally wet with sweat. If they were sweatproof, I would have kept them. Ended up returning them. Great idea, and if truly sweatproof, I would still have them. Probably deserves more stars for fit & sound, however, that doesn't count if they just shut off.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the sound and the lack of a cord

    • Written by from Falls Church

    First Bluetooth headphones I've used and I'm impressed. They sound great and I love not having the tether to my iPhone, iPad, or Mac (I use them on all three). I've gotten 5 hours of continuous use out of them and they recharge quickly enough for me.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbiased review

    • Written by from Newport

    I have tried various headphones, and I love bose, no doubt the absolute best in sound quality and performance. However, I came across these at my local Navy Exchange so i took the risk, it was between these and the bose Sie2 green headphones. The primary factor I went for these was due to the freedom it provides. I am an avid runner, last month just under 150 miles, one of my biggest frustrations was always messing with my headphone cord. I have an iPhone 5 and a case for my arm, after running for a while the headphones would pull, or just become frustrating. These eliminate that problem. There are many reviews that complain about sound quality, however read the directions, they are very truthful. They tell you you may lose the bass in the headphones, and you will, the way you fix that is changing your bud. Amazingly, when you do this they sound great. The battery life so far is great, I have pushed it to 2 and a half hours of running and battery still showed 3 quarter strength on my phone, no complaints there. They stay secure when fitted properly, and they will fall out or lose quality if they are not fitted properly. If I found bluetooth bose headphones I still will go for them, however there is absolutely nothing wrong with these.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your money

    • Written by from Charlotte

    I purchased these......I took them back ! For the money, I truly expected no noise . They crackled . I went back and got some Logitechs. ! There you have it !

    15 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    • Written by from Yakima

    I am a collector of headphones, ever searching for that perfect set. The JayBirds are my number 1 choice to date. Very easy to get going, very easy to charge, and very easy to control. I am a runner, and have absolutely no issues with these falling out during a nice 16 mile run. The sound is an 8 out of 10. The only issue I have with the JayBirds is the price. 30 bucks cheaper would have been great. I never write reviews on products, so for me to do so means that this product is well worth it. Buy them today, and thank me later.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great bluetooth headphones, and great headphones overall

    • Written by from Orlando

    I got these headphones because I was looking for a bluetooth pair to use with my Lifeproof, I got these a few days after they came out and theyre great. Battery life is really good especially for their small size, I wear them at the gym and while walking to class and they usually last through the week. Sound quality is really good not just for a bluetooth headphone but overall really good. Quality is great its terrible a few people have had a bad experience with their Bluebuds.

    8 of 11 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.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT for Working OUT

    • Written by from Arlington

    Sweat ruins these headphones. Shows fully charged but will not turn on. Great for music while doing tasks while you are not sweating. Also Used while playing basketball with no issues. But extreme workouts that cause profuse sweating will cause these to stop working. Not worth a buck and a half

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well-Designed!

    • Written by from TORONTO

    Just replaced my Plantronics wireless earbuds & these are better in every way. The volume is loud, the sound quality is excellent, the fit is secure, the cable connecting the earbuds comes with clips to shorten it. Went for a run and these stayed securely in place the whole time. The BlueBuds even come with a nice case! They are pricey but definitely the best I've used.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So So Quality, Bad Customer Service

    • Written by from Shelby Township

    the earbuds are okay. sound is good, but impossible to get them to fit properly, or stay in, because of shape of buds and rubber ear insert. what's more, when my charging cord went bad in the first two months, they would not replace it. simply refused and told me any android charging cord would work. this was my second problem purchase from this company. they have flashy advertising, but that's basically all you're paying for. you can get a much higher quality set of earphones for the price they are charging. plus, do you want to pay for non-existent customer service?

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good while they lasted

    • Written by from Ottawa

    Good while they lasted. Unfortunately today, like so many others have reported with these headphones, they simply died. They no longer turn on or charge. It's been less than a year since I bought them, so I assume the Apple Store will cover the warranty replacement. Let's see how log the second pair lasts. Wish me luck (Ill report back here in another year, when those ones fail...).

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Bluetooth headset yet but not sweat proof

    • Written by from Oro Valley

    PRO
    -best sound quality I've heard for bluetooth.
    -good dynamic range and volume.
    -comfortable
    -stay in ears pretty well with activity
    -good range: I can keep my phone in the locker and use my bluebuds all over the gym

    CONS
    -Sounds cuts out momentarily about once per minute
    -when you wear them over the ears, sweat from your hair shorts out the controls.
    -The little rubber hooks that help hold the earpieces in fall off easily and get lost
    -Earpieces break their seal during workout and you loose the base

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The price to pay for freedom

    • Written by from Watertown

    After getting an iPhone 5 and having to deal with the (misplaced) headphone jack on the bottom always getting in the way, I couldn't take it any longer so I looked for a wireless headset. I came across these and was shocked by the price, but realized it was a small price to pay to not deal with that cord getting tangled up and yanked on all the time.

    At first I was impressed with the sound, the weight, size, but the ear buds didn't fit well and it was impossible to get a good seal without them falling out all the time. I was about it call it quits on these, when I found some after market earphone tips from a company called Comply. Not only did the new tips make these fit properly and keep the headphone from slipping out all the time, they improved the sound quality significantly as well as improved the isolation. If you can afford these, they are well worth the price, but some aftermarket earphone tips are a must to make these shine.

    Also, they battery life is great, and they work really well for making phone calls.

    5 of 6 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 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable, light weight, it has lasted over 18 months of use so far.

    • Written by from Edmonton

    I bought these earphones since its launch on Jan 2013. They are light and fit on my ears well. Sometimes when I sweat too much they fall off one side at a time but then I just dry each ear piece and put them back on. Battery is still lasting over 5h after 18 months of intense use. I work out every day and probably wear this guy minimum 5 days a week. I use them to run and to work out. People asked me where I got them and they commented they like the small profile and design. Although I had a problem two months ago. The earphones were not turning on anymore. Then I contacted the manufacturer and they just offer me to replace my earphones for free as soon as I ship them with the original charging cable. Well I finally found the original charging cable and then I gave a try charging the earphones with the original charging cable. It came back to life. Hahahah! Before I was used to charge them with generic cables. Maybe it stopped working because of that. Just a thought, not sure if that’s the reason why my earphones came back to life. x) I recommend this product. It works great for me.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from Columbia

    My experience with these has been almost entirely positive!
    Pros:
    Battery life is best I've seen
    Easy to wear and don't fall out (disclaimer: I wear earplugs at work, so I don't mind them stuffed in my ear canals)
    Easily switches from one device to the next, unlike most Bluetooth headsets
    Controls on device are easy to use and intuitive
    Battery meter on Apple devices
    Best sound I've ever heard for an in-ear device, wired or Bluetooth
    Cons:
    The earphone tips, although adequate, limit bass performance. If you stuff them deep in your ear canal everything is improved, but movement of the jaw causes them to back out a bit and letting in outside noise and bleeding out bass. I fixed this with COMPLY Premium Earphone Tips, but these cost extra, are harder to get in your ears & disintegrate over time.
    No battery meter on non-Apple devices
    Not everything I want on the equipment's controls are there (e.g. hang up a phone call)

    I've had two co-worker buy these after seeing mine and they are as happy as I am.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Still work after going through wash twice

    • Written by from San Mateo

    Was shocked by the number of 1 star reviews and looks like largely due to quality issues. I have to say I was one of the first to buy, around 18 months ago, and they have lasted spectacularly well, been on multiple ski trips and treated rough.

    But the pinnacle of their durability had to be going through two full wash cycles in the washing machine and surviving, both times, with the help of some rice and TLC. No loss of audio quality.

    Was blown away the second time they went through and still worked.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I could live in these!

    • Written by from Kilauea

    I don't even say that I buy headphones anymore, I just trial them because one day with flawed phones and all I can do is give them away.

    I hate wires getting tangled when I work out, and don't even like them around my neck. I tried these in the "under ear" configuration and liked the sound and the fit, but the cable bouncing around got on my nerves... THEN I took the time to set them up over the ear and use the little clips to take out the slack and it was PERFECT!

    Great sound, solid, solid fit and no bouncing cable! Good in the rain and I can hear around them when they are turned off. Just make sure you take 5 minutes to get the little tabs tabs and ear pieces fitted properly for your ears.

    Of note, the over the ear configuration is not recommended for voice calls as the microphone is positioned behind the left ear. That is not an issue for me, but it might be for you. I love these phones and they will be my go to headset for the foreseeable future.

    3 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