• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    BlueBuds X - Power Issues

    • Written by from Marietta

    I just wanted to refute the reviews saying that the headphones won't connect to the iPhone 6. This is absolutely wrong. I got the iPhone 6 on release day and connected my headphones to it, literally minutes after the purchase. They work great! I would suggest that the people saying they don't work on the new devices did not pair them correctly. I have had absolutely no issue connecting these headphones to a multitude of devices. The only issue I've had is with the power. After using the BlueBuds for about 9 months, they have started having issues powering on. No matter how long I hold the power button, they won't power up, even though they are fully charged. A few times, my issue was resolved by simply connecting them to the charging cord for a minute or two and then disconnecting and powering them up. This would seem to "reset" them and they would power on normally until the next time they had to be charged. Unfortunately, this method is no longer working either. The LED charge indicator light immediately turns green when I plug them in. This indicates that the headphones think that they are fully charged even though they are not, and seems to be preventing them from "resetting" as they were before. I did some googling after this happened, and it seems to be a very common issue. Jaybird customer service is supposed to be good with resolutions, so I'm going to contact them about it. Aside from the power issue, I absolutely love these headphones. The sound quality is outstanding, the functionality is excellent, and not having to deal with a cord is incredibly convenient.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    They're great

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    To keep it brief these headphones are good and never gave me problems. I had them for months and did intense workouts in them and they haven't broke from sweat. People must be sweating gallons and dipping them in it lol Sound quality is respectable and takes about 10 seconds to set up with your iPhone. Once linked it is automatic when turned on. Works simple with Mac, iPhone, & iPad. Only complaints you can probably make is that it picks up a lot of background noise on phone calls and FaceTime. Battery life is good also for normal workouts

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall Very Satisfied

    • Written by from waxhaw

    So far I think these are great bluetooth headphones. I use mine mostly for running and I do sweat a lot. So far I've had no problems with the sound quality, base or connection. I had been using the LG Tone Pro set. Initially I thought they were ok. The sound quality was good but the connection was very choppy and because they are a bit heavier they would bounce up and down on my collar bone. After a few miles it started to become aggravating. Then the left speaker stopped working so I started to review different options.

    I read a lot of reviews on the Bluebuds and was very skeptical but finally decided to give them a shot. I'm very happy I did. Initially I wasn't wearing the ear "wings" and they kept falling out, especially once I really started sweating. I attached the wings this morning for the first time and went for a run. I'm happy to say that they stayed in place the whole run. I love the weightless feeling of the bluebuds. I do not use them as a phone head set, so the controls are fine with me. After reading all the negative reviews about the base, I'm wondering what's wrong with these people.While running, I listen to high energy techno that has a lot of treble and base. Before writing this review I listened to several different songs. Rock, Rap, Techno and the levels seem great to me. Maybe these people have a better ear for sound then I do. Not sure what they're not hearing in the sound quality.

    I've ran with them on 6 different runs so far. Typically about 3-5 miles per run. I have had no issues with the bluetooth connection. Sweat, at least so far, has not had an impact on the sound or operation. The cost of the headphones does not bother me as long as they hold out. I'd rather pay for quality and have them last vs buying a cheaper pair that stop working after a few months, but we'll see.


    I would definitely recommend these headphones. You'll have to tweak the earpiece at first because they are unconventional. Other than that I think they are great. As long as they hold out, I'm a fan. I'll come back in 5-6 months and let you know how they're doing.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect!

    • Written by from Seattle

    I was looking for a pair of wireless in-ear headphones for workouts and, after trying multiple brands (Denon, JBL, Motorola, Plantronics, Sony, Yurbuds), I need up returning them all. I ended up keeping these after witnessing the battery life and sound they provided over the others. Not to mention the ease of use with the iPhone and Siri worked great. That being said, I couldn't keep ANY headphones in my ears for a long period of time without my ears hurting, including the Jaybirds.

    I ended up keeping the Bluebuds though because I decided to try a pair of custom ear molds. Decibullz makes ear molds specifically for the Bluebuds for really cheap. Once I put them on, I couldn't believe just how comfortable they felt. I barely knew they were there.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from Columbia

    My experience with these has been almost entirely positive!
    Pros:
    Battery life is best I've seen
    Easy to wear and don't fall out (disclaimer: I wear earplugs at work, so I don't mind them stuffed in my ear canals)
    Easily switches from one device to the next, unlike most Bluetooth headsets
    Controls on device are easy to use and intuitive
    Battery meter on Apple devices
    Best sound I've ever heard for an in-ear device, wired or Bluetooth
    Cons:
    The earphone tips, although adequate, limit bass performance. If you stuff them deep in your ear canal everything is improved, but movement of the jaw causes them to back out a bit and letting in outside noise and bleeding out bass. I fixed this with COMPLY Premium Earphone Tips, but these cost extra, are harder to get in your ears & disintegrate over time.
    No battery meter on non-Apple devices
    Not everything I want on the equipment's controls are there (e.g. hang up a phone call)

    I've had two co-worker buy these after seeing mine and they are as happy as I am.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbiased review

    • Written by from Newport

    I have tried various headphones, and I love bose, no doubt the absolute best in sound quality and performance. However, I came across these at my local Navy Exchange so i took the risk, it was between these and the bose Sie2 green headphones. The primary factor I went for these was due to the freedom it provides. I am an avid runner, last month just under 150 miles, one of my biggest frustrations was always messing with my headphone cord. I have an iPhone 5 and a case for my arm, after running for a while the headphones would pull, or just become frustrating. These eliminate that problem. There are many reviews that complain about sound quality, however read the directions, they are very truthful. They tell you you may lose the bass in the headphones, and you will, the way you fix that is changing your bud. Amazingly, when you do this they sound great. The battery life so far is great, I have pushed it to 2 and a half hours of running and battery still showed 3 quarter strength on my phone, no complaints there. They stay secure when fitted properly, and they will fall out or lose quality if they are not fitted properly. If I found bluetooth bose headphones I still will go for them, however there is absolutely nothing wrong with these.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    MEETS EXPECTATIONS

    • Written by from São Paulo

    I use it for several months with no problem. What bothers me is that no warning when the battery charge is low.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    • Written by from College Park

    I bought these on the recommendation of a Best Buy sales associate without researching. The headphones are pretty easy to pair, but getting the right fit took some time. Once I figured that out, I immediately understood why the sales associate recommended them. They sound fantastic and are on par with my Klipsch S4 headphones. The bass is nice and deep and I can hear the mids and highs as well. I listen to them while on public transportation without hearing much background noise. I thought the mic/volume controller would be heavy, but I don't feel it at all. About the only thing I don't like about these is the call quality. Nearly everyone I talk to complains about the call quality. I intend to keep these for my commute and to take to the gym, but for calls in my car, I'll continue to use a bluetooth earpiece.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow - be sure use the right ear piece size. the bass get better !!!!!

    • Written by from COSTA MESA

    Well , More than expected for everyday use.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Performance

    • Written by from Las Cruces

    Generally, I think these are very good wireless ear buds. They've been very easy to use. The sound quality is acceptable, the range is decent, and the battery life, while not quite as long (in my hands) as advertised, is still adequate for my purposes. I rarely give 5 stars, so 4 a good rating. I replaced the rubber fittings with foam fittings which improved the comfort of the ear buds in my ear. They're kind of pricey, but I'd recommend the product.

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  • 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

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound!

    • Written by from Chicago

    This is amazing. Great sound quality for the price. Very innovative. Just not great the packaging.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    JayBird Bluetooth Headphones

    • Written by from Hope Mills

    These headphones are incredible! I bought them to replace a pair of Motorola Bluetooth headphones that I bought on Amazon. I'm an extremely heavy sweater and the Motorola's stopped working after only two weeks. I've had the JayBirds for almost a year and a half and they're still going strong!

    First, they almost never fall out of your ear. I do a lot of Crossfit and the only time they start to come loose is when I'm jumping rope for an extended period of time. The "waffles" really help hold them in place.

    Next, they stand up to excessive sweat extremely well. I'm in the Army and was deployed to the Middle East for the last eight months, through the summer months when the average temperature was over 120 degrees. And through that heat and my sweat, these headphones still work with zero issues.

    They also work okay across a gym. I can set my iPhone down next to a rack and walk around the gym pretty freely without losing quality or the connection.

    The only reason that I gave them four stars and not five is because there isn't a battery indicator on them. So you may end up losing music in the middle of your workout due to the battery dying. But honestly, that's more my problem than the headphones - I could have charged them every three or four days regardless of whether or not they needed to be charged.

    I would definitely recommend these to someone looking for quality Bluetooth headphones.

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