• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sounding, reliable headphones

    • Written by from Rockport

    I've been using these for almost a year now, and there's little negative I can say about them. The sound is very good, great noise-cancelling (I use them a lot for flying), and they fit like a glove for me. I've been especially impressed with the wireless reliability: I usually keep my iPhone in my pocket, and it's rare when the connection is disrupted. Highly recommended.

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  • 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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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible fit

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Maybe these headphones just aren't for me. I mean, the earbuds don't really fit that well. I have to push them in to hear the low notes. And even then, the sound isn't incredible. The sales guy at the Apple store told me he ordered some memory foam tips that improve sound quality. I m-a-y give them a try. But after reading the reviews about sweat, I may be better off just returning them and finding different ones. I'll be returning them tomorrow.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT for Working OUT

    • Written by from Arlington

    Sweat ruins these headphones. Shows fully charged but will not turn on. Great for music while doing tasks while you are not sweating. Also Used while playing basketball with no issues. But extreme workouts that cause profuse sweating will cause these to stop working. Not worth a buck and a half

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure

    • Written by from Shanghai

    Unfortunately you can't try or test them when you buy at the Apple SHop. After figuring out the different ear-buds and the ways you can wear them I was trying and testing the past 3-4 weeks again and again to find a comfortable and secure the wear them. Impossible. And my ears are not special at all. The sound quality is very disappointing. Even the standard iPhone 5s headphones are fitting better and the sound is much better. I was exited to find this earphones in the first place since I was looking for the right music gear for running but this was the worst purchase this year.

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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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  • 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.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, until they fail.

    • Written by from Vancouver

    These headphones are great and I've been using them at the gym every day. Unfortunately they're not really sweat resistant despite what they claim.

    I've now had two pairs fail on me in the exact same way due to sweat getting inside the headphones and shorting them out. The devices both have refused to power on, and believe they're fully charged when attempting to charge them.

    Add in shipping to RMA the headphones back twice (more than $60), and this is a very expensive pair of headphones that claim to be sweat resistant but actually are not.

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  • 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

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE THEM!!

    • Written by from Valley

    Best head phones ever. I hated working out and getting the wire of regular head phones caught on stuff. I did have to buy different ear pieces, the 'Comply Foam Tips' work perfect with these! I probably charge my headphones once a week as I use them at the gym for 4-5 days a week, for the physical size of them, I think thats a fantastic battery life! They look great on as well, some of the other bluetooth head phones are kind of bulky. Overall, Love Love Love!

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  • 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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Still work after going through wash twice

    • Written by from San Mateo

    Was shocked by the number of 1 star reviews and looks like largely due to quality issues. I have to say I was one of the first to buy, around 18 months ago, and they have lasted spectacularly well, been on multiple ski trips and treated rough.

    But the pinnacle of their durability had to be going through two full wash cycles in the washing machine and surviving, both times, with the help of some rice and TLC. No loss of audio quality.

    Was blown away the second time they went through and still worked.

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  • 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 !

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones but not with Heart Rate Monitor

    • Written by from Southlake

    These headphones are great. The sound quality is good, they stay in your ear and you don't have to deal with a cord flopping around while you're working out.

    However, as a sport headphone, I would expect them to simultaneously work while wearing a heart rate monitor. They don't. I have a Polar H7 and an iPhone and after contacting both Apple and Jaybird, I learned that the iPhone iOS does not allow headphones to be used at the same time as other Bluetooth devices. You will see reviews that say they should work together because they have different protocols, however, they don't. You can use a keyboard and mouse together or headphones and a keyboard together but if you're using an iPhone as your smartphone, you can't simultaneously use headphones and a heart rate monitor. For anyone who runs, bikes or works out with a heart rate monitor and simultaneously wants to listen to music, you're out of luck if you own an iPhone. I hear you'd have more success with an Android or other smartphone but I've been using Apple products for over 20+ years so I'm unsure.

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