• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just don't hold up

    • Written by from San Antonio

    Great sound, awesome fit, and love the wireless, but alas, they did not hold up. After about 3 weeks, and right in the middle of a run, they cut off and I was never able to get them to come back on. I exchanged them for another pair at Bestbuy and within the next week they stopped working. In the middle of crossfit session and they continued to redial my phone repeatedly before shutting down completely. Again, could not get them to come back on. Not sure they stand up to sweat as much as Jaybird claims. I managed to return them and get the $170 back (thanks to the extra insurance I paid). If Jaybird fixes this glitch, these will be well worth the money.

    41 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 pairs just stop working disappointed

    • Written by from Dawsonville

    I just sent back my third pair of jay birds bluebuds x units. They all started out working and sounding terrific at first ...but after an hour or so of running/working out they just power off on there own for no apparent reason and will not come back on. Extremely frustrating. The jay birds service person I spoke with says perhaps I just sweat too much. :-/. If it were one pair I would chalk it up to chance but I literally have tried three pairs and each one the exact same thing happened. I'm going to go try some wired premium head phones now.

    40 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 pairs down

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I am about to return my second pair now!!!!! I have had 2 pairs in 2 weeks and neither made it past 2 workouts. They just stopped working!!!!

    42 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when they work......poor reliability

    • Written by from Watlington

    I recently bought a pair having used the original Jaybees for some years. The sound quality is fantastic and the comfort and fit exceptional, however.......they worked fine the first time out, but the subsequent 3 times after a full charge, they have shown full charge on the new battery icon on the phone yet after 20-30 mins they repeatedly try to dial my last called number and then shut down without warning and then won't reconnect until after another full charge then the same happens again. They will be returned. Reading other reviews it seems to be a common problem.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 pairs in 6 months

    • Written by from Stittsville

    I was given a pair of these earbuds as a gift in February. Once properly fitted and paired they work great. Unfortunately, I've had 3 pairs quit on me. I wear them running and they get very wet from sweat, I'm assuming this is the problem. All 3 pairs quit mid workout and would not power back on (after a full charge). I really like them, when they work, but unfortunately I've had it with them. Time to move on.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT WORTH IT. THEY DON'T LAST...

    • Written by from san Jose

    I bought those headphones about 4 months ago and used them with great pleasure for about 3 months, when all of a sudden the battery lasted for only for 25 minutes (with full charge) then 15 minutes....then 5 minutes....now they will not even turn on. Totally disappointed by this investment. Not fair...sorry! But while I used them they were awesome - delivering the best music experience cordless...perhaps an update is needed

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Sweat Proof

    • Written by from Maple Grove

    I bought a pair in June. I use them for running. First pair died in about 3 weeks. JayBird replaced them. Second pair died in a month. JayBird replaced them. They made me pay the shipping!! Third pair died in about a month. Waiting for my fourth pair to ship. JayBird is fabulous at sending replacements. However, they often expect you to pay for shipping. $170 for a product that doesn't last more than a month is terrible. If you're a couch potato, you'll love these. When they work they're great! If you're active, you'll spend more time waiting to get your replacements than wearing and using them. It takes 1 to 2 weeks to get them replaced. DO NOT buy these if you're looking for something "sweat proof". Other reviews have negative remarks about the battery. Maybe. Not sure. I figure it's because I sweat on them.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Destined for your junk drawer

    • Written by from Blacksburg

    I bought these a month and a half ago. I had to replace them a week after i bought them because the first set refused to take a charge. I thought it was a fluke. Six weeks later my second set has done the same thing. I decided to google "jaybirds won't take a charge" and lo and behold there is a world of folks out there who have bought these headsets and are holding a hundred and fifty dollar pair of junk. The sound IS good but if they aren't working that isn't much of a recommendation. There appears to be a battery design flaw and no one wants to admit to that so they blame everything from the charger to improper usage to anything else that keeps them from admitting they are selling junk.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dies suddenly.

    • Written by from istanbul

    The first set died in four weeks and the second set in three months. I have the third pairs now and waiting for when will happen again. I think they are not completely sweat proof. Because they both died during running.
    Replacement is a big issue, if you live a country where there is no jaybird support and apple store.
    I replaced my third pair in Hong Kong apple store where i bought it. They first refused to replace it, then changed their mind.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good design. Not sweatproof.

    • Written by from New York

    Really wanted to love these headphones. Design is very good, with ability to loop cables over your ears if you need more stability when exercising. Also provides small "clips" so cable doesn't sit on your neck when working it, which would be annoying and is how the older version works unfortunately.

    Where these fall down, and in a very serious way, is they don't withstand sweat as advertised. While there is a lifetime warranty against malfunction due to sweat (buyer beware: at company's discretion), my headphones fail in less than 90 days every single time I've owned them when I've worked out regularly. It becomes such a pain to have to send them back (at your own expense, at least the first few times) and wait for your new ones to arrive.

    I'd look elsewhere. Can't stress this enough. The older version with a less attractive design is much more resistant to sweat.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    'buds not re-charging

    • Written by from chiswick

    Once I'd sorted the fit in the ears out all was going fine until, one day, the 'buds would not take a charge. Reading thru' the reviews, this appears to be a common type of failure in what should be a premium product. Not impressed. Until Jaybird address and rectify this fault I'd buy something else.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died after a month

    • Written by from Sunol

    Absolutely great until they stopped working. First they would not hold a charge. Then, they would not take one at all. Totally dead

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice when were working

    • Written by from Escobedo

    Had 2 of these headphones and both stopped working with same issues, I bought the second ones because I thought I was lucky with the first ones, but not the second ones had the same problem that the first ones and like many other reviews they worked for about a month then just stopped working for any reason, when I plug them to charge the led light goes to green and never turn on, too expensive for the quality they're built.

    Sound great, fit secure even they look nice, but just last a month of use.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Look for something better

    • Written by from Elizabethtown

    Used for running. Dead within two months. Any questions?

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sweatproof...

    • Written by from Mission Viejo

    Wore these for running for two weeks, first failure after 7 runs - just stops playing, as though the control has been activated (NOT A BATTERY PROBLEM). Doesn't begin working properly again until dried out. Gave it 5 more runs, had the same issue runs 11 & 12. They remain in-ear as advertised, and battery life is good (pluses). Even tried using the supplied ties to keep the controller from touching me, but it still failed, though only marginally wet with sweat. If they were sweatproof, I would have kept them. Ended up returning them. Great idea, and if truly sweatproof, I would still have them. Probably deserves more stars for fit & sound, however, that doesn't count if they just shut off.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop working just 1 month after I bought it

    • Written by from Jerusalem

    I wanted to buy some "quality" bluetooth headphones for my daily run ... such disappointed, I used them for 1 month and they just stopped working ... so my recommendation ... don't buy them .... ERROR ERROR I decided to keep running with something cheaper ... at least if they ruined I won't regret about the price I paid !

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed

    • Written by from Phoenix

    Bought these for my wife and I for outdoor activities. My set worked for 2 uses and then they started cutting out whenever the earbud was moved slightly and the control buttons malfunctioned causing all 3 buttons to only function as on/off buttons. My wife's battery only lasted about 3 hours from day one and this has not improved with recharging. Not quite the claimed 8 hours of run time. The buds wiil also not stay in place. Standard iPhone buds stay in place much better.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop working occasionally

    • Written by from La Crosse

    I second and third all the reviews on how great these headphones are in terms of quality and sound, but also the reviews about the price and even worse on how these stop working. I've had the freedoms and the freedom sprints and never had a single issue with them, but I've had these for less than a week, and despite being fully charged and new they disconnect themselves from my iphone and mac randomly a lot and it takes a few minutes for me to turn them off and reconnect. Bummer. Guess I'm taking these back, going back to my freedoms, and waiting for the next version :/

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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.

    7 of 8 people found this useful