• 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.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    What I wanted in an earbud product R. Review (PART 1)

    • Written by from Naperville

    The JayBirds BlueBuds X Premium Bluetooth Headphones are quite surprising. But of course here is my expeirence with them and some personal opinion advice.
    (NOTE:) : Advice at the bottom

    Sound/: 8.2/10 The bass was very surprising. The bass (depending on the audio file uploaded by the artist) was typically "punchy". meaning the distortion effect or static effects only came in if an individual uploaded the audio file on other sites instead of its original audio form (Sounds good on sites like "Itunes" or "Rapsody" where the artist shines at getting the original sound file to play for listeners to hear at full potential. The bass was so crisp that the sometimes it created an echo. This generally applies to other aspects(Can't give a detailed review because of 300 word limit)

    Design: The model just happens to fit in my ear after customizing it(parts come with earbuds watch video for idea)

    Durability: Bought these 2 weeks ago (Will give review later as of 03/06/015)

    Advice: Wouldn't recommend for plenty of reasons, get "Headphones" not these "Earbuds" if you like a general fit. Buy other brands/models these block out sound around you. Lastly READ READ READ/Research, may post video on YT.

  • 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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound...very poor battery lifespan

    • Written by from NEW HAVEN

    I have had three pair of JayBird. The last time I tried the premium BlueBuds with better hopes. Same problem...They worked very well for two months. Then it stopped holding any battery charge. I had to return them.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't be misled by the crafty packaging....

    • Written by from Dallas

    I find it hard to believe that a group of well educated designers/engineers could have ever signed off on this design. I'll just list the cons. Bulky buds don't stay in your ears. Cheap feel to buds. They supply a plethora of different fitting pieces because they know they aren't going to fit in the first place. Way to much extra cord. They provide a cheap clip type item that you have to wind the wire up in to keep it from dangling on the back of your neck. I've purchased two sets of BlueBuds hoping the design would improve and neither set made it past 24 hours.

    I'm unbiased towards brands and I just have to tell anyone considering these buds.......if your serious about music or sports,....go with the Plantronics BackBeat Fit. You'll be much happier.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power on / charging issues

    • Written by from Singapore

    I have had the same problem with power as others have highlighted before.
    Essentially you cannot turn on the earphones even after charging them. If you connect a USB cable for about two seconds, and power on the earphones immediately, they can power on and will carry on as long as there is something playing. If you pause for even 5 seconds, they stop working and power down. You cannot turn them on until you insert some USB cable again.

    It is mysterious - either the battery has not charged but it think it is fully charged. Or the battery is charged but the device does not recognize it and therefore does not turn on.

    JayBird customer service advised me to reset the device. That seemed to help but was deceptive. Within a week it was back to the old state.

    Does anyone have any idea how to fix this? Apart from this, the earphones are fantastic but this is a complete dealbreaker since they simply do not power on / work.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after 3 months

    • Written by from sao paulo

    I bought the JayBird BlueBuds in november/2014 at the Apple Store in Orlando. It worked perfectly for 3 months. Deep bass, good sound and easy connection. I used them to workout in the gym 2 hours a day, from mondays to fridays. But, suddenly, they began to turn on and off repeatedly and I cannot use them anymore.. I do not recommend these headphones.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Returned for Dr. Dre Beats bluetooth buds (no bass in these)

    • Written by from Grand forks

    My two complaints about Jaybirds are the lack of bass in this product, it's flat mono sounding and that is about it. The second complaint is getting your money back. I've called they're customer care dept 5 different times about a refund and get the same old run around, oh it takes us 7-10 business days to issue a refund. It's been over 10 days and I have yet to see my money back. Today the phones are down. Nothing but frustration from JayBird!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst fitting earbuds

    • Written by from Burlington

    They constantly fell out. Good luck trying to get them to fit.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would have gotten a 5 star rating...

    • Written by from Edmonton

    I purchased these earbuds on December 18th 2014. I used them in the gym and I used them outside. They stood up very well and never once fell out of my ears. I was even willing to overlook the fact that they seem to trap sweat in your ear and require quick removal and wiping half way through a workout. The best thing of all? They didn't have any lip-syncing issues AT ALL. I could watch a movie on the elliptical and never once see anything off in the timing of the audio against the video (for those who purchased PowerBeats 2, you'll know thats a big deal). But at the end of the day, the biggest issue of all is that they simply don't continue working.

    After a couple weeks they would drop the pairing. Then they would spontaneously turn off. Then they would spontaneously turn back on and try redialing my phone... over and over and over again. Then... they died. Regardless of the full charge and all the cajoling I tried, these babies were dead less than a month into owning them.

    According to the warranty, they have a lifetime guarantee against sweat. Based on the apparent glitchy behaviour of the control buttons, I am 100% certain that perspiration is what caused this issue. I have since bought a pair of Beats Tour, but if Jaybird ever owned up to this problem and fixed it, I would definitely try them again. In the mean time... anyone would be crazy to buy these earbuds. Do your research and you will see that the Bluebud X is notorious for this problem with some users going through 3 or more replacements and dealing with more frustration than they should ever have to. At this rate, they should be paying the consumer to try them out... its redials that this issue exists and that it is so predominant. Again... I DO NOT RECOMMEND THESE EARBUDS AT THIS TIME.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre

    • Written by from Bath

    Sound quality and connecting them to a device can either be a complete breeze or an absolute nightmare. Not worth the money in my opinion. Been trying to connect them to my MacBook pro for the last hour, no success.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    sound quality that of a $35 wired headphone

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I recently purchased these for use at the gym after long envying others I have seen. I was attracted by the style and was hoping for less hype than day the Beats model. Bottom line here is that as much as I wanted to like these, I thought the overall sound quality was so poor I literally could not stand using these beyond the second day and thus have already returned them. I have a couple other wired eadbud headphones in the $80-$140 range that simply blow these away and perhaps I have been spoiled by the excellent sound.

    The JayBird's were ok for say listening to a podcast, but when I wanted to do some serious intensive cardio - I was more annoyed than anything else. I also found them a bit difficult to use in terms of say using the fast forward to skip songs. The placement was such that it was not as easy to get to or often resulted in my having to reposition the headphones far too often.

    At thsi point I do not know if my negativity on the sound quality applies to all bluetooth models currently on the market, or if these are worse than similar priced options. Unfortunately one cannot really try these out in the stores.

    For now I am just sticking to my old wired pairs.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Quest

    • Written by

    As an international competitor I needed to find the best earbuds on the market for what I do. I went through many pairs of workout, sweat proof, and even some other bluetooth buds before finding these. After using these for practices and workouts about 2-3 times a day (about 4-6 hours) I can say Jaybird X are the best on the market. My pair have been washed and dried, soaked in water, and dropped countless times. They still work perfectly.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery died just stops charging

    • Written by from grasse

    Really appreciated these buds until the battery died after about 10 months usage. Will not buy again at this price.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AAAAH NO NO NOOOOO I CAN'T JUST GIVE JAYBIRD BLUEBUDXs ONLY 5 STARS

    • Written by from Austin

    ******** AAAAH HELP I CANT STOP ********** WHEN I SAVED UP TO UPGRADE MY MOST IMPORTANT BODY PART TO AN IPOD NANO/WRISTBAND CARRIER WITH JAYBIRD BLUEBUDXs IN FEBRUARY 2014 it still is as of November 2014 my most major buy of this year (not to mention most years) BUT ITS MY BEST BUY EVER EVER EVVVVVERRRRRRR!!!!!! Don't you agree music, podcast, and phone calls are very very very very VERY IMPORTANT TO EMOTIONAL WELLBEING!!!!? Then trust me I learned the hard way you can't afford Dre. Beats Buds or Bose Buds at any price over Jaybird BluebudXs! I'm going to try and cut my raving shorter than the all day I WANT TO RAVE ON THEM!!! BUT FIRST I WANT TO RANT SOME REVIEWERS MINOR CRITISISMS ON SOUND QUALITY AND BASS AND PRICE ARE NIIITPIIIICKY AS MUCH AS MOSTS COMPLIMENTS ARE MASSIVE UNDERSTATEMENTS!!! I would love the sound of my BLUEBUDXs as much and of course the bass of my BLUEBUDXs way way way more than my former Bose buds and I would love the bass of my BLUEBUDXs and of course the sound of my BLUEBUDXs WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY MORE than my former Dre. Beats Buds even if my BluebudXs were just wired buds too. But of course the WIRELESSNESS and how they are BUILT AND CASED TO LAST SO MUCH MORE makes such a much difference more than the little bit more you pay.

    I think the BluebudXs were such a good first Impression of Jaybird that I'm excitedly looking forward to probably being moved to probably come back to Jaybird for my biggest buy of 2015 and hopefully the spirit being moved so much within me I'm back here raving at least as enthusiastically by December 2015 about the Reign Activity/Sleep ban?

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best pair ever

    • Written by from JACKSONVILLE

    Sound is good, battery life is awesome, custom fit and low profile. No negatives be it for athletic use or professional phone calls.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works for me

    • Written by from clinton

    my son kept taking my Bose sport headphones to use them, and eventaully I knew they are gone.
    i bough those from the bridge water apple store.
    after much reading and you tube instruction viewing , i finally got them customized to my liking.
    the fit is great and comfy.sounds fantastic. and the battery indicator on the phone is great plus.
    one charge will get me 7-10 day worth of running. FYI , I run daily 45 minutes.
    they are rated sweat resistant which worked great as i sweat a lot.
    the only really issue I dealt with , is that the instructions were not very helpful in explaining above and under head fit.
    briefly , those are expensive but worth the money blue tooth fitness headphone

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Conflicted

    • Written by from Burlington

    I started out really enjoying these headphones. The freedom to move my head and look around while running; without the continuous pulling on my ear-buds was far more appealing then I thought it would be. The sound quality was better then my Boss headphones. The battery life was impressive and connectivity to my phone was flawless.

    I was very happy with my purchase for just shy of 6 weeks or more specifically 28 runs. Near the end of my 28th run my headphones cut out only being mid way through their charge cycle. When I plugged them in to charge the LED turned on for a minute or so, and then turned off never to be seen again.

    I called Jay Bird support and went through the troubleshooting process, which ultimately confirmed that my buds had died. Being passed through to the RMA process after purchase confirmation, I was told that I would need to send my dead buds back, and once received a replacement product would be sent to me.

    Here is my synopsis. The Blue Bird headphones are a great product in design and functionality. With a $200 plus dollar price tag though, Jay Bird is placing themselves in the premium product category. The fact that my premium product died in such a short time period is disappointing but could be a one-off issue.

    The fact that I have to pay out of pocket to return my product to California, wait to have it received and processed and them wait again to have my replacement sent back is certainly not what I would quantify as a premium product RMA process.

    I can’t help but feel that if this product line failed infrequently, a more customer service friendly RMA process would be in place.

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