• 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

  • 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.

    5 of 6 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.

    6 of 8 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.

    4 of 4 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.

    5 of 6 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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One high-flyin' bird

    • Written by from Van Nuys

    I've had every generation of Bluetooth buds from Jaybird. Awesome product and customer service! I have been rockin' the BBX since the day they became available and can't wait for the next generation. So excited!!! I can't believe that there are any negative reviews. Maybe I've just been very lucky or maybe people are unknowingly purchasing illegal, pirated products that are not from Jaybird. Anyway, I take care I of my gear but, I workout 4+ days a week and never workout without my buds. I put them through some punishing sessions and then follow that up with 30+ minutes in the sauna, and yes, I wear them IN THE SAUNA!!! My workouts include every type of weight training that has been invented. I stick with one for two to three months then change. I also do HIIT sprints and bleachers on my OFF days, while wearing buds. I believe in sweat! If you ain't sweatin', you ain't workin'!! All that to say, I had to return my first pair of "JB-100's" because they kept dropping signal. Got the replacement pair, free of charge, and had no other problems. Next, the "JB-200's" and no problems. Then, the "Freedom". No problems. Got the "Freedom Sprint" buds and after the first week, they just simply stopped working all off the sudden. Returned, replaced for free, no problems after that. I've had the BBX for over one year now and no problems whatsoever. So, five and a half years, two mildly inconvenient problems which were remedied immediately and great customer service...
    ... if only JAYBIRD built cars. I'm a huge fan. Thank you to everyone at jaybird!

    5 of 6 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing, but...

    • Written by from GULF BREEZE

    These amazing headphones, for the first months of owning them, worked amazingly, offering the advertised approximation of a 10 meter range via bluetooth connectivity. The only problem I had with these was when I lost my larger pair of earbuds, there was not ant nearby store that sold a fitting pair. The major downside of these earbuds is that the battery has stopped working for me, the light will show green after hours of charging through my PC and they will power on, but about several seconds into my time, they die, and the process just repeats and I've had no luck with. If not for my battery problems, I'd still be advertising these to everyone I know. Perfect base, clarity, no delay, very flexible, no tangle, sweat resistance (assuming that didn't damage them), and overall just very nice and clean headphones.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones I've had, but be careful how you recharge it.

    • Written by from GREENBRAE

    I really like these headphones. It's great not having to untangle a cord, the sound is very good, and the distance you can range from the phone while maintaining clear reception is large +/-10 meters (as advertised). The only problem I've had is the battery life, but I learned that you should not recharge the unit using a wall socket or a car lighter (thru a USB adapter) because the charge is too strong. That will burn out the battery. It's best to only recharge it with a computer.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product! Proper fit is difficult

    • Written by from Bolton

    Have had these for over a year now and they still work great. Never had any problems with them. Biggest concern is fitment. Its hard to make them fit properly. If they worked on redesigning the fitment they would be excellent headphones.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great concept, poor execution

    • Written by from Diamond Bar

    Everything POSITIVE that already has been said about these headphones is true. Great sound for Bluetooth, good fit (I used Comply S-500 Active tips and the sound quality and fit is noticeably better than the stock silicone) and perfect for getting in the groove when training. Having used wired sets all my life up to this point, it's amazing how quickly the body and mind adapt to the immersion of the "personal soundtrack" in your head without the tangible snap back to reality of wires getting caught on equipment or appendages.

    Now onto the bad. I've experienced the power issues that many here have reported, with the headphones just refusing to turn on or dying in the middle of a workout. This already is my second pair, and the same problems are manifesting. Device pairing is a snap, when the device actually manages to power on. To tout something as a *rugged* premium product, only to have it fail so easily is inexcusable. I've gone back to my battle-tested Monster iSports...true wireless dependability is fiction right now as far as I'm concerned.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for me

    • Written by from Highlands

    I see alot of bad reviews which i do understand if your having issues with craftsmanship but with fit everyone is different so here is my .02. First off my use for them is at work. I am a heavy equipment mechanic. I repair machines that some call earth movers. Ok my average work day is 12 hours a day and i work in Houston Tx so were talking 100 degrees alot so needless to say alot of sweat with no problems with my Jaybirds. As for fit it took some trial and error but now i have the perfect combo and they fit and feel great. Ok on sound. I think the only people that give bad reviews on the sound are the people that cant get them to fit right cause for me the sound is wonderful. Just as good if not better then my wired powerbeats that these replaced. Bass beats wonderful, perfectly clear even at full blast which is where they always there. And to the skeptics that think its what im listening to dont have alot of bass, i will tell you that 90% of the time im listening to SHRILLEX and to those that know SHRILLEX they know he can beat the drums out of your ears. Im jaming to his new recess album right now. On the buttons i have no complaints. I love being able to connect to SIRI with my headphones. That was a huge selling point for me. Bottom line for me these headphones are top dog for wireless earbuds. I came to this conclusion after returning the motorola s11, powerbeats 2, and the back beats pro all in the last week to best buy before finally falling for the Jaybirds. Hope this review helps someone. My opinion these head phones are wonderful.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Bluetooth Headset available!

    • Written by from Spartanburg

    I bought my first set of BlueBuds X exclusively for running. I sweat a LOT during my runs and I haven't had any trouble with my BlueBuds whatsoever in the 15 months I've used them. Other bluetooth headsets I have owned usually lasted anywhere from a few weeks to a few months before they died from moisture. The sound quality of the BlueBuds is incredible but they do require a bit of patience while you trial-and-error your way to the proper earbud size for your ears. To get the amazing bass and sound quality that this headset offers, you have to get a complete seal in your ear - which for some people is not comfortable out of the gate. I found that, for me, I like to have mine a little looser in my ear to keep them comfortable and with that, I give up a little sound quality, but not enough to worry about.

    I recently bought a 2nd set of BlueBuds X for my son to use in his football workouts and trips and he LOVES them. He uses them constantly and in very sweaty conditions as well. No problems so far! I highly recommend this headset and think that the problems listed in some of the other reviews where the headsets died quickly must be from an earlier generation of product. No signs of that in mine!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sounding, reliable headphones

    • Written by from Rockport

    I've been using these for almost a year now, and there's little negative I can say about them. The sound is very good, great noise-cancelling (I use them a lot for flying), and they fit like a glove for me. I've been especially impressed with the wireless reliability: I usually keep my iPhone in my pocket, and it's rare when the connection is disrupted. Highly recommended.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Two pairs stopped working

    • Written by from Mission

    First pair stopped working because of sweat damage. Just recently the second pair died for no reason. Hard to get a good fit for premium sound . Support is excellent though.

    5 of 7 people found this useful