• 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.

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 5 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.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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.

    3 of 4 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

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 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!

    1 of 3 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.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 7 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 !

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 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.

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well-Designed!

    • Written by from TORONTO

    Just replaced my Plantronics wireless earbuds & these are better in every way. The volume is loud, the sound quality is excellent, the fit is secure, the cable connecting the earbuds comes with clips to shorten it. Went for a run and these stayed securely in place the whole time. The BlueBuds even come with a nice case! They are pricey but definitely the best I've used.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Jaybird

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    I bought these earplugs for $170 and used them without any problem for one week. The left earplug would quit after about 30 minutes while running which was aggravating. After one month the earphones would go directly to green when plugged in to charge and never accept a charge. Of course I did not bring the receipt with me while traveling in the Mid East so in the trash they will go! What a shame as they seemed like a good idea and looked like they were quality, but alas; they are just junk. Save your money and get a proven product. I gave it one star as zero stars is not an option

    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse fitting design ever

    • Written by from Chicago

    I bought these to replace a set of motorola blutooth headphones that I used for working out and running. They were great. Lasted a long time. These however don't fit in my ears. They come with different fittings. Tried them all wearing them the different styles. They keep slipping out of my ears while working out. Biggest waist of $170 ever spent. If planning on wearing these and working out. Don't waist your money.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Two pairs stopped working

    • Written by from Mission

    First pair stopped working because of sweat damage. Just recently the second pair died for no reason. Hard to get a good fit for premium sound . Support is excellent though.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Bass, Poor Fit, terrible value

    • Written by from Toronto

    I don't know whats wrong with people here, when you write reviews dont write your personal problems just explain what people want to know,

    I have no idea why people are saying these headphones have great sound quality, unless you just listen to Bieber style music, but the truth is, if your preference of music is something that requires clean, proper bass (like Rock, Techno, any electornic music) then these are very poor and disappointing. when you charge them fully, the quality gets only SLIGHTLY better

    the fit, sure it stays in after you spend hours finding the right way of shoving it down there, but it feels very weird and uncomfortable, even if it doesnt fall out, it feels like its gona!

    I bought these today and they're going back tomorrow, I now know how amazing my beats in ear headphones are (for sports) which apple store sells them also, they have great quality, AMAZING FIT (they dont fall out while Im kick boxing) the only downside is its not wireless :( apart from that, they are PERFECT

    1 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the sound and the lack of a cord

    • Written by from Falls Church

    First Bluetooth headphones I've used and I'm impressed. They sound great and I love not having the tether to my iPhone, iPad, or Mac (I use them on all three). I've gotten 5 hours of continuous use out of them and they recharge quickly enough for me.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Some shortcomings

    • Written by from VANCOUVER

    Pros: The sound quality was good. I found that the earbuds stayed in place well when running. The voice prompts are a nice touch.

    Cons: I had to return the JayBird BlueBuds X Premium Bluetooth Headphones because:
    1. The control does not support the iPhone Music App functions for fast forward (press center button twice and hold) and rewind (press center button three times and hold) like the Apple EarPods do. This was confirmed by JayBird support. I find these functions critical if listening to audio books, interviews, etc.
    2. The earbuds do not block outside noise very well, but I don’t know if any earbuds can do this well.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy if you sweat

    • Written by from Centennial

    Sound quality - great
    Build - great
    controls - adequate
    fit- pathetic - worst ever easily. The hydrophobic nature of the earbuds pushes them out of your ears. Running along while it's cold until you sweat no problem - sweating they won't stay in place for 10 strides.
    Value - poor

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Dream Come True

    • Written by from Denver

    I've dreamed of headphones like this for years!! I'm a klutzy audiophile, and the cord on my headphones has always driven me nuts. I have the beats over-ear Bluetooth headphones as well, but these are much better for daily use. I bought them about 6 months ago, I wear them for nearly eight hours a day, and I've never for a moment been disappointed!

    The sound quality is wonderful, and the design is comfortable! These do not disappoint!

    I should add that I use these in the following settings: in the gym, running/walking outside, in the office, at home (especially while cooking and cleaning), under my helmet while riding my scooter. I've also synced them to a variety of devices including my iPad, iPad mini, iPhone 5, and MacBook Air. They are easy to sync, and switching between devices is simple and painless.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save Your Money

    • Written by from 中央区

    When I placed my order with JayBird, I had to wait few weeks for my headset because there ere some issues with moisture in the ear buds due sweating. I was told that the new ones will have nano treatment. I only use the headset for phone calls listening to news and Music. It worked fine for couple of months, and now less than 30 seconds after I connect it to my Galaxy Note 3 it disconnect automatically. then I have to press the middle button to turn off the headset then turn it back on again, sort of reset, the same thing happens again and after three or four sometimes endless reconnects, it stays connected for say 20 minutes, and all of a sudden it announces that it is redialing, which sometimes caused me a lot of embarrassment. I e-mailed Jay Bird with my problem, No reply.
    The one star is for the case only, stay away save your money.

    5 of 12 people found this useful