• 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.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK but expensive

    • Written by from Homosassa Springs

    I bought the Blue Buds X to use as gym headphones. They were my first Bluetooth product, and I've followed that purchase with a JAM Rewind BT speaker and a Plantronics M50 earpiece.

    First of all, the Blue Buds are very well designed and Jaybird supplies you with plenty of eartips and winglets to allow you to achieve a comfortable and secure fit. Still, I think my ears are inbetween sizes, so I'm considering the Comply foam tips. I continually have to reseat the left earbud when working out. I like the option to wear under or over ear, and the cord management system is very well thought out.

    Now for the complaint----why does my Plantronics ear piece, which cost less than half as much as these NEVER have a problem connecting? If my phone is on and BT active, all I have to do is TURN THE EARPIECE ON and it automatically pairs with my iPhone 6 and my Nano. No problem, 100 percent perfect every single time. The Blue Buds, on the other hand, are a hit or miss proposition. Sometimes it works, sometimes I have to make my device(both of them, actually) forget the Blue Buds and re-pair them. It's a pain, and it's pretty inexcusable.

    Still, if you're considering these or the PowerBeats, these are a no-brainer. The sound is not quite as good as my Yuin PK3 wired earbuds, but I figure BT is always a compromise. These sound as good as I expect wireless earbuds to sound.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with iPhone 6 plus!

    • Written by from Bowie

    I've had no issues using my jaybird Bluetooth headset with my new iPhone 6 plus. On my first attempt I was able to pair them. I highly recommend both the new iPhone 6 old and jaybirds bluebird.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOES NOT WORK WITH IPHONE 6

    • Written by from London

    THESE HEADPHONES DONT WITH MY IPHONE 6 WHICH I FIND VERY VERY FRUSTRATING AND UNREASONABLE, PLEASE WORK ON GETTING THEM TO WORK AND PAIR WITH THE IPHONE 6. THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN WELL THOUGHT OFF BEFORE, THAN LETTING THE CUSTOMERS POINT IT OUT!!!
    PLEASE FIX ASAP, THESE HEADPHONES COST A FORTUNE THE LEAST YOU COULD DO IS TO MAKE THEM WORK WITH YOUR LATEST IPHONE.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected

    • Written by from Drayton

    I thought these would be very cool. I tried them on and they didn't stay in my ear. It didn't matter which gel I popped on. The ear bud part is so big (probably because of the wireless feature) that it weighs down the bud and slides out of my ear. I have to say the biggest disappointment though was that when you change volume up or down there is an audible beep and a slight pause in music playback. For the price I paid this was unacceptable. I give 2 stars because the sound quality was pretty good and the materials are premium. I returned them to apple the very next day.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Look for something better

    • Written by from Elizabethtown

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

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to Use

    • Written by from HOUSTON

    In order to get the buds to even work, required around 30-40 minutes of setup dealing with cords and placement. Overall too complicated.Set volume on maximum and the still was not loud enough. Not the best fit in the ear, so if working out they would constantly slide it. However they were advertised to be for active users.

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  • 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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable, light weight, it has lasted over 18 months of use so far.

    • Written by from Edmonton

    I bought these earphones since its launch on Jan 2013. They are light and fit on my ears well. Sometimes when I sweat too much they fall off one side at a time but then I just dry each ear piece and put them back on. Battery is still lasting over 5h after 18 months of intense use. I work out every day and probably wear this guy minimum 5 days a week. I use them to run and to work out. People asked me where I got them and they commented they like the small profile and design. Although I had a problem two months ago. The earphones were not turning on anymore. Then I contacted the manufacturer and they just offer me to replace my earphones for free as soon as I ship them with the original charging cable. Well I finally found the original charging cable and then I gave a try charging the earphones with the original charging cable. It came back to life. Hahahah! Before I was used to charge them with generic cables. Maybe it stopped working because of that. Just a thought, not sure if that’s the reason why my earphones came back to life. x) I recommend this product. It works great for me.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones ever

    • Written by from Westlake village

    I am an avid triathlete and can't train without my music. These headphones are easy to connect, and sound amazing. They are extremely comfortable, and are extremely sweat proof. I honestly don't know where I would be without them. Now I just need Ironman to allow headphones during the races. Absolutely recommend these to anyone who needs music while training.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for me

    • Written by from Highlands

    I see alot of bad reviews which i do understand if your having issues with craftsmanship but with fit everyone is different so here is my .02. First off my use for them is at work. I am a heavy equipment mechanic. I repair machines that some call earth movers. Ok my average work day is 12 hours a day and i work in Houston Tx so were talking 100 degrees alot so needless to say alot of sweat with no problems with my Jaybirds. As for fit it took some trial and error but now i have the perfect combo and they fit and feel great. Ok on sound. I think the only people that give bad reviews on the sound are the people that cant get them to fit right cause for me the sound is wonderful. Just as good if not better then my wired powerbeats that these replaced. Bass beats wonderful, perfectly clear even at full blast which is where they always there. And to the skeptics that think its what im listening to dont have alot of bass, i will tell you that 90% of the time im listening to SHRILLEX and to those that know SHRILLEX they know he can beat the drums out of your ears. Im jaming to his new recess album right now. On the buttons i have no complaints. I love being able to connect to SIRI with my headphones. That was a huge selling point for me. Bottom line for me these headphones are top dog for wireless earbuds. I came to this conclusion after returning the motorola s11, powerbeats 2, and the back beats pro all in the last week to best buy before finally falling for the Jaybirds. Hope this review helps someone. My opinion these head phones are wonderful.

  • 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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Bluetooth Headset available!

    • Written by from Spartanburg

    I bought my first set of BlueBuds X exclusively for running. I sweat a LOT during my runs and I haven't had any trouble with my BlueBuds whatsoever in the 15 months I've used them. Other bluetooth headsets I have owned usually lasted anywhere from a few weeks to a few months before they died from moisture. The sound quality of the BlueBuds is incredible but they do require a bit of patience while you trial-and-error your way to the proper earbud size for your ears. To get the amazing bass and sound quality that this headset offers, you have to get a complete seal in your ear - which for some people is not comfortable out of the gate. I found that, for me, I like to have mine a little looser in my ear to keep them comfortable and with that, I give up a little sound quality, but not enough to worry about.

    I recently bought a 2nd set of BlueBuds X for my son to use in his football workouts and trips and he LOVES them. He uses them constantly and in very sweaty conditions as well. No problems so far! I highly recommend this headset and think that the problems listed in some of the other reviews where the headsets died quickly must be from an earlier generation of product. No signs of that in mine!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic BT Earbuds

    • Written by from Chester

    These are what I have been waiting for someone to invent for the longest time. The sound is fantastic. The bass is superb and music sounds excellent. Can't recommend them enough. Worth the money.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design or poor choice of battery suppilers

    • Written by from CHARLOTTE

    Today, my BlueBuds X died, this is my second pair. When I attempt to charge them, the light immediately turns green, but they cannot be turned on. I don't ware them when I work out because they fit poorly when I sweat. For the price, these headphones should be able to last AT LEAST three years, but Jaybird evidently wants to make money swapping out their junk product. I cannot recommend this product or any product that is offered by this company since they obviously think too much of their product. Wish I could have given them 0 stars.

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  • 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.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!-ish.

    • Written by from new york

    I'd say these are the best you're going to get for bluetooth headphones - sound is really good, they're comfortable, lightweight, and super convenient. really, amazing idea.

    i do have some issues with the design, which unfortunately detracts from the quality. one being the cable tie method in the back (they cables will eventually slide out very easily - i ended up having to tape the cables in place)

    the other thing is the way the earplugs slide on to the unit. they pop off. the little ear shield part as well, there is nothing to actually hold it on aside from the friction of the rubber and plastic, so they will eventually fall off and you lose them. I had a pair of these for about a year, and now the left speaker has blown. these do good sound deadening, so i don't even listen to them loud.

    I also had an issue where the power button simply wouldn't work unless i plugged them in to usb for a moment. i would have them on the charger at work, i would unplug them and walk to the train, try to turn them on and nothing. as if the battery was completely drained. when this happens, if i momentarily plug them in to USB and unplug them again, they will then turn on, and last me the life of the battery. just kind of a weird glitchy thing that happened off and on.
    basically, just some quality control issues and some not-so-thought-out design choices that frustrate me.

    that said, i need a pair of bluetooth in-ear headphones, and these are the best option...so im off to buy another pair now.

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  • 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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Worst

    • Written by from Oceanside

    These are the worst ear buds ever. I am an ultra runner. They have not stayed in my ears more than five steps. EVER!.

    Do not buy and thank GOD for Apples return Policy!

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