• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome look, average sound, low bass, expensive!!! A tip for runners!

    • Written by from Haarlem

    For those actually reading beyond the title, I use headphones for running and cycling. I used to have wired Westone 3, with 3 dedicated drivers and a sound out of this world. Then I washed them with my running clothes.

    For biking I need something wireless and I understand the limitations of Bluetooth technology. I used the Jabra bluetooth headphones and while not as cool looking as the JayBirds, the sound was not much worse. Mind you, they cost €20!

    While I can afford €179.95 JayBirds, I am disappointed that their sound profile is rather average and lacking on the bass. I am not looking for a replacement of +€400 Westone's. But I'd really appreciate a more bass in the Jaybirds.

    The fit and over the ear wear is fine, they are secure while biking or running (did 19km run with them no problem). They do not tire the ear even after 2-3 hrs which is nice.

    A tip for runners, if the signal is falling out while having the iPhone on one arm, try switching the arm on which you wear the iPhone. It went from dropping the signal on my right hand to 100% perfection while wearing it on my left hand. So yes, the connection stays stable.

    Would these be €50-70 I'd accept all the shortcomings, but at €179.95 they are insanely overpriced.

    0 of 1 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

    3 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.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Some shortcomings

    • Written by from VANCOUVER

    Pros: The sound quality was good. I found that the earbuds stayed in place well when running. The voice prompts are a nice touch.

    Cons: I had to return the JayBird BlueBuds X Premium Bluetooth Headphones because:
    1. The control does not support the iPhone Music App functions for fast forward (press center button twice and hold) and rewind (press center button three times and hold) like the Apple EarPods do. This was confirmed by JayBird support. I find these functions critical if listening to audio books, interviews, etc.
    2. The earbuds do not block outside noise very well, but I don’t know if any earbuds can do this well.

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for everyone

    • Written by from Logan

    I had a difficult time fitting for my ears. After 3-4 hours of finding the best fit I loved them for about a week. The more I moved the harder it was to keep them in my ears. I think I might have a unique ear canal or something. I bought these because they look great and are great in theory. I returned them today ultimately because they were falling out as I was eating my lunch trying to watch a movie on my mobile device. I wish they worked out for me.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound but a little buggy

    • Written by from San Marcos

    Probably the best bluetooth in ear headphones on the market. Looks like they thought of everything. Ear canal fit, great design, sweat proof! The sound quality is amazing. One thing they messed up is the switches on the cord. They are so sensitive that they often interrupt the music if they just barely touch your skin. Also, the bluetooth connection is only 90% reliable. Still, a great trade off not to have those pesky wires and superior sound.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs Significant Improvement

    • Written by from Tega cay

    Sound quality is very good. However, comfort is poor and the case is useless. The rubber ear pads that fit over the speaker are not thick enough to fit snugly into the ear and protect against the hard shell that houses the speaker. Hence, they slip out, and if you jam it into your ear to get a good fit, they hurt. The case is a joke. You can't open it without long finger nails. There's nothing to grab onto to open it. Did this company not test its product before they released it to market with a $170 price tag????!!!!!!

    If they fix the ear buds and their case and send me the retrofitted stuff, I'd give it high marks.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphone - If only they would stay in place.

    • Written by from North Vancouver

    The headphones are a significant improvement on their previous Freedom model, with great crisp clear sound, strong base, improved battery life, and no bluetooth dropouts, but they don't stay in place. The securefit doesn't stay in place while running, either with the cable down or using the crossfit method. The reason that I can see is that the sports ear cushions move around on the headphone as I run. The ring of the cushion is to thin unlike the Freedom model. The Freedom model stays in place but this version doesn't!!! In every other way they are great. This needs fixing for these to be an excellent rival to wired headphones.

    1 of 1 people found this useful