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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
- THD: <5% (1kHz, 1mW)
- Other Features: Bluetooth, Stereo Bluetooth, Sports & Fitness, Wireless
- Form Factor: In Ear
- Connections: Bluetooth
- Height: 1.14 in./29mm
- Width: 0.51 in./13mm
- Weight: 0.49 oz./13.8 g
- Length: 0.87 in./22mm
- Mfr. Part Number: BBX1SW
- UPC or EAN No.: 855366002331
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
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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 The BlueBuds X contain the clarity and fidelity that will surprise any audiophile. Eventhough it's through bluetooth, it blocks out 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
106 of 117 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 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
75 of 84 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 I bought these around the first week of December '12. They sound great, the best bluetooth in ear headphones I've tried so far and 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
67 of 83 people found this useful
Fall out of your ears
I've owned the Jaybird freedoms for 2 years. Upgraded to these when my Freedoms stopped working. Ended up returning these news one I've owned the Jaybird freedoms for 2 years. Upgraded to these when my Freedoms stopped working. Ended up returning these news ones bc they just don't stay in your ears like the old ones used to!
Now looking to buy the old ones again! …
- Written by Robert V from Vancouver
2 of 2 people found this useful
I received the JayBird X Premium Bluetooth Headphones for Christmas and I have to say, they are truly amazing! I consider myself I received the JayBird X Premium Bluetooth Headphones for Christmas and I have to say, they are truly amazing! I consider myself a bit of a headphone snob, being very partial to Bowers and Wilkens. I have to say, the sounds quality is superior to even my B&W headphones.
Take the time to size them to your ears with the appropriate buds and you will not believe the quality of sound. Easy to use, easy to charge. After having a cord to my phone for years and years, the freedom of exceptional bluetooth earbuds is so much fun.
I cannot recommend them enough. Revolutionary. Truly revolutionary.
(Helpful Hint... Watch YouTube videos related to fitting and inserting them into your ears appropriately. Will help significantly. Directions that come with the earbuds are subpar.) …
- Written by David M from Park City
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not suitable for gym workouts
I bought these earphones with the sole intention of using them for the gym... they failed. 3 reason: 1, I found it hard to make th I bought these earphones with the sole intention of using them for the gym... they failed. 3 reason: 1, I found it hard to make them stay in even though I tried every combination even worse when you sweat, 2, in order to hear the base you need to push them right into your ear. 3 The cost against quality of sound and usability is poor at £150. I had previously used the Jabre sport which are better but the volume is not very loud but retail for about £65. I have now just exchanged jaybird for the Dre Powerbeats2 wireless, these are awesome they stay in, good base and volume however they are on the pricy side at £169 but worth it if you are after quality …
- Written by David E from cheshire
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Has anyone been able to connect the jaybird bluebuds to the apple watch?
- Asked by Tiko D from Pearland
- Apr 25, 2015
yup it was extremely simple to do so! press and hold the center button on the headphones til you hea yup it was extremely simple to do so! press and hold the center button on the headphones til you hear a woman's voice announce it's trying to pair, then go on your apple watch in the settings for bluetooth and you will see it show up once paired. then you have to change the source for output for music from iphone to watch. …
- Answered by Carolyn V from Austin
- Jun 2, 2015
Does the sound drop out when using these with the Apple Watch when outdoors? I have a pair that consistently drop or skip when I'm walking outside.
- Asked by John P from Baltimore
- May 19, 2015
Just did an hour run and they worked fine with the Apple Watch. No skipping or drop outs. Did noti Just did an hour run and they worked fine with the Apple Watch. No skipping or drop outs. Did notice, when between tracks, that i could easily hear foot sounds and breathing much more than when using the Bose sport earphones. I imagine that is because one is sealed and the other is not? …
- Answered by Robert R from Langely
- May 25, 2015
I would like to know if it is possible to swim one hour with this headphones... thanks
- Asked by Hernan G from Capital Federal
- Feb 20, 2015
They are not waterproof.
- Answered by David R from Burbank
- Feb 24, 2015
Has anyone been able to pair them with the iPhone 6 yet?
- Asked by M Andrew M from Atlanta
- Sep 23, 2014
YES! Make sure the Bluetooth is turned on, on your iPhone. Make sure the headphones are turned off, YES! Make sure the Bluetooth is turned on, on your iPhone. Make sure the headphones are turned off, then hold the power button (middle one) on the headphones till you hear them say they are searching for a device (you will hear them say 'power on' first just keep holding the button)! Mine connected with no problem on my iPhone 6! If you have any issues look up the official instructions for the headphones, they have the detailed instructions. …
- Answered by Amanda G from Pictou
- Sep 25, 2014
How can I pair my BlueBuds x with my ipad 2?
- Asked by Gowri G from Palo Alto
- Apr 5, 2015
"Make sure the headphones are turned off, then hold the power button (middle one) on the headphones "Make sure the headphones are turned off, then hold the power button (middle one) on the headphones till you hear them say they are searching for a device (you will hear them say 'power on' first just keep holding the button)!" …
- Answered by Erik F from Monterrey
- May 23, 2015
can i use a different cable for the jaybird bluebuds x to charge them
- Asked by Ishan V from Highlands Ranch
- Apr 30, 2015
Hi Ishan! You can use another micro USB cable. Just make sure that you do not use a car charger and Hi Ishan! You can use another micro USB cable. Just make sure that you do not use a car charger and try and stick to charging your BlueBuds X via laptop when possible! …
- Answered by Jaybird S
- May 4, 2015