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Integrating a custom implementation of the native Bluetooth SBC codec, which JayBird calls Shift, BlueBuds X headphones deliver a level of purity and sound that rivals and challenges the best in wired headphones. A great feature of Shift is that it's pair and play, so nothing special is required on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, just standard Bluetooth.
PureSound white noise filtering
All in-ear headphones (wired or wireless) create white noise, which over time results in listener fatigue. JayBird's on-board filtering system, called PureSound, filters out and eliminates the white noise to give you a clean audio experience. This is especially helpful for long workouts when you've turned up the volume to motivate yourself.
Playtime to up to eight hours
Though they're among the smallest Bluetooth buds available, BlueBuds X pack an impressive eight hours of playtime—double the duration that was previously possible from such a small design. And for convenience, it uses a standard micro-USB connector for charging and includes a battery status icon on screen for iPhone users.
Patented secure fit
Patented sports ear cushions hug into the top, back, and lower surface areas of your ear—all essential for the most secure fit during sports and fitness activities.
X-Fit for over- or under-ear fit options
JayBird's patent pending X-Fit design lets you use the headphones either in the traditional under-ear wearing style for music and calls or over-ear—completely free of any cord on your neck—so it feels like you don't have any headphones on.
Designed for running and outdoor sports, Signal Plus maintains a clear constant signal to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch no matter where it is.
Jenna Voice prompts
Don't worry if you haven't used Bluetooth before, BlueBuds X offers voice prompts for easy use.
The BlueBuds X headphones come with a lifetime warranty against sweat and are the official training headphones of USA Triathlon.
- Among the smallest Bluetooth buds available
- Works with any Bluetooth-enabled iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano, iPad, iPad mini, or Mac
- Complete music and call controls including play/pause, next/back track, answer/reject call, redial, volume up/down
- New Liquipel sweat-repellant nano technology for maximum durability
- Standard micro-USB charging
Did you notice?The Official Training Headphones of USA Triathlon, so you know you're choosing a trusted and proven endurance sport headphone.
Apple Recommends ForSuperb wireless comfort and sound from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad during sports, fitness, or outdoor activities.
What's in the Box?
- JayBird BlueBuds X Premium Bluetooth Buds
- Three pairs of ear tips (S,M,L)
- Three pairs of secure fit ear cushions (S,M,L)
- Two X-Fit cord management clips
- Standard Micro-USB cable
- Premium protective carry case
- Connections : Bluetooth
- Height : 1.14 in./29mm
- Width : 0.51 in./13mm
- Weight : 0.49 oz./13.8 g
- Mfr. Part Number : BBX1SW
- UPC or EAN No. : 855366002331
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Ratings & Reviews
Best bluetooth headphones period.
The BlueBuds X contain the clarity and fidelity that will surprise any audiophile. Eventhough it's through bluetooth, it blocks o ut the white noise and delivers quality and clear sound. Because of it's secure fit, you can jam the earbuds in for great and balanced bass. My ears are smaller than average and with the right rubber bud, it stays very comfortable in the ear. It chafes a bit when i run, so i would recommend putting some vasoline along the rubber areas so it doesn't cause more chafing. The Battery life is super. It'll last longer than a plane ride from LA to NY. So you got an earphone that's great for normal listening, working out, multitasking, and traveling. All wireless.
Probably was too jazzed up about the music quality I haven't fully tested the mic on it. I've made a few phone calls with it, but probably I haven't used that part enough to give my final verdict.
About me: I own UE Triple Driver Headphones which are my favorite for normal listening and have used Sony MDR-7506 for recordings. I'm particular in my music and my MP3s have to at least 256kbps. If it would make sense that I have the storage space, I would only listen to FLAC files.
I would like this to be at least 20 dollars cheaper, but still I don't regret any penny and compared to everything else I spend money on, this one actually makes sense. Actually........I would probably have paid more for these. …
- Written by Joseph V from San Francisco
40 of 44 people found this useful
Ordered these for my wife and just received in the mail today. Once you find the right fit with the ear cushion attachments these puppies will not come off with any jumping/running/exercise and feel really comfortable. The sound is really quite amazing for bluetooth headphones with deep, rich bass. Bluetooth range is not a problem. With a lifetime warranty against damage due to sweat, I think the bluebuds are on top of the heap in its category! Tried calling a friend using the headset and call clarity was great. Nice touch with the battery indicator showing on the screen of our iPhones too.
The only other test to determine now is how reliable the build is... Time will tell. …
- Written by Richard L from Coquitlam
29 of 34 people found this useful
I bought these around the first week of December '12. They sound great, the best bluetooth in ear headphones I've tried so far an d I've tried a lot of them. I spend a lot of time in the gym so having no wires is important to me. An even BIGGER plus is the unit can be worn over or under ear. Over-ear is perfect for the gym while lifting weights especially for squats or any behind the neck exercise(s). I have a slight problem with them staying in my ear and I've tried all the tips that come with the unit. I always have trouble with ear buds staying in without having to give them a push or two here and there. I've noticed they are a little finicky while in the parking lot at several gyms the connection tends to go in and out but while inside the gym and else where I have not had any connection issues. I've only paired them with my iPod nano(new generation). They can be paired up to 8 devices which is another nice feature. They are very comfortable, I can't say that enough. I wish the case was a soft case but that is a minor detail. …
- Written by Chris W from Katy
23 of 27 people found this useful
I had the non-premium Jaybirds for a couple of weeks and they had a glitch, so I returned them to Apple Retail Store and paid the difference for the premium buds. There is a world of difference!
---The bluetooth signal is much stronger (I keep my phone in my left pocket, which didn't work well with the less expensive ones) and the actual device is much sleeker.
---They're extremely comfortable; after working with all the different attachments I found the perfect fit. They flawlessly stay in when I run.
---The audio feedback is a person's voice, so I don't have to remember which beeps mean what.
---I'm told that when on a call I sound very clear.
The only thing to watch out for is that if you consider yourself an "audiophile," this product may not meet your needs. These are intended for runners and do fancy technobabble to the audio so that it will reduce "runner's fatigue." But as I am not an audiophile, I think they sound terrific for all around use. …
- Written by Aaron P from Austin
1 of 1 people found this useful
Fitting is very important.
This thing sounds terrible if not fitted right. Takes a bit of fudging to get it right.
It's otherwise a pretty sweet headphone, a bit on the expensive side though. …
- Written by David C from Pasadena
2 of 2 people found this useful
Nice Headphones, Bluetooth Problems
Bought these to use mainly with my iPad. I stream a lot of TV shows and movies. Unfortunately using WiFi (streaming) and Bluetoo th (headphones) at the same time can be problematic. From what I've read the Bluetooth signal uses the 2.4gHz band, so unless you are able to select the 5gHz band for your WiFi signal, there will be conflicts. My WiFi and Bluetooth signals constantly fought each other causing poor streaming and frequent popping in the headphones. Overall though the headphones looked and fit nice. They sounded good too when listening to music with my iPhone. So depending on you plans these are great for stored music files but not so good for streaming. …
- Written by Andrew M from Virginia Beach
8 of 9 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
While using the iPhone camera, if I press the + button does it take photos like the regular iPhone EarPods?
- Asked by Guilherme F from Miami Beach
- Apr 29, 2013
- Asked by Shaun S from Austin
- Feb 10, 2013
Bluetooth Headphones like these use an A2DP protocol to send sound to your device. Blue tooth 4.0 is used to connect devices such as heart monitors and pedometers. They don't interfere with each other so you'll be able to use both types at once without a problem. …
- Answered by Russ P from Chippendale
- Apr 9, 2013
- Asked by Henry M
- Apr 23, 2013
Once connected, I was able to use them about 40' away from my phone and ipad.
- Answered by Adam C from Atlanta
- Apr 24, 2013
Yes they work with Siri!
- Answered by Melissa G from Salt Lake City
- Feb 6, 2013
- Asked by Jessica A from Toronto
- Feb 20, 2013