• 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.

  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones until they stop working

    • Written by from Oslo

    Now I've gone through two sets of these. Both failed due to sweat I presume.
    I love the low profile, great sound, and good fit. They just don't last.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound good, USB cable faulty

    • Written by from Suwanee

    I picked this up as a replacement for a set of Bowers & Wilkins C5 thinking I'd like a nice BT headset. They sounded very nice, fit seemed good, although I wasn't able to use the ear locking things. I'm not sure how well they would stay in if I got hot and started sweating. My problem was with the USB cable. The first time I tried to charge them, the metal end of the cable plugged into the charger broke off when I pulled the cable out. For the price of these, I would have expected better quality.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    When they work, they're great

    • Written by from Allen

    When they work, the sound and quality is great. I've had multiple issues with them not working. Not holding a charge, and then Jaybirds the company hasn't been that responsive. I love the no wires, but this is the third brand of BT headphones and I may have to go back to the dreaded wires.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome look, average sound, low bass, expensive!!! A tip for runners!

    • Written by from Haarlem

    For those actually reading beyond the title, I use headphones for running and cycling. I used to have wired Westone 3, with 3 dedicated drivers and a sound out of this world. Then I washed them with my running clothes.

    For biking I need something wireless and I understand the limitations of Bluetooth technology. I used the Jabra bluetooth headphones and while not as cool looking as the JayBirds, the sound was not much worse. Mind you, they cost €20!

    While I can afford €179.95 JayBirds, I am disappointed that their sound profile is rather average and lacking on the bass. I am not looking for a replacement of +€400 Westone's. But I'd really appreciate a more bass in the Jaybirds.

    The fit and over the ear wear is fine, they are secure while biking or running (did 19km run with them no problem). They do not tire the ear even after 2-3 hrs which is nice.

    A tip for runners, if the signal is falling out while having the iPhone on one arm, try switching the arm on which you wear the iPhone. It went from dropping the signal on my right hand to 100% perfection while wearing it on my left hand. So yes, the connection stays stable.

    Would these be €50-70 I'd accept all the shortcomings, but at €179.95 they are insanely overpriced.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't get fit to work

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Had these headphones for a couple of weeks. I've concluded I can never get used to the fit. They won't sit correctly, resulting in loss of bass. Decided to sell oh craigslist and get another over the ear type. Some people may get the fit to work for them, but many including me could not. Try before you buy.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    What do you mean by Premium?

    • Written by from Houston

    My Jaybird Blue X Premiums have a crackly and intermittent connection. I literally have to sit with my cheek up to the screen of my Macbook Pro to get a connection that isn't just awful. If you are sitting less than one foot away from your laptop transmitting the Blue-Tooth signal, forget about it. Its so choppy and static ridden, its just a waste of effort to charge (the charger cord is awkward anywhere you put it), and connect and INSTALL THEM INTO YOUR EAR. After 9 attachment options they still won't remain in place on the earpieces, or in my ear. And I'm supposed to be doing outdoor active things while using my Jaybirds? No way, they'd be lost or thrown out in frustration within 10 minutes of a jog. I'd rather be connected with a wired pair if I have to sit this close to my computer. However, the sound blocking feature is very true and does enhance the quality of sound for what its worth. At the price I paid for these "premium" blue tooth headphones, I'd expect a listening experience to be far less FUSSY! Maybe we should discuss how the word "premium" is a subjective term and apparently I have a very different idea of what it should mean compared to Jaybird. The sound quality is very good if you can get them to connect and aren't moving around AT ALL. Tilt your head back to rest while watching a movie and it sounds like opening candy wrapper or eating potato chips. Perhaps my pair is defective and I should speak with the company. The other difficulties regarding the design of the earbuds I can live with I suppose, but at $180 with Blue tooth issues in the year 2014??, I draw the line...absolutely not! Thanks for reading! :)

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