• 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.

  • 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

    0 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost there, but not quite

    • Written by from DRAPER

    This product has high-quality sound but poor craftsmanship.
    Pros: amazing sound quality. Lightweight. The option to wear over ear, or under.

    Cons: Cap covering the charging slot is flimsy. Send cutting out problem as other reviews mentioned. Bluetooth distance is approximately 30 to 40 feet, then you'll start hearing the crackling. Once you have your pieces set up to your liking, everything changes when you start to sweat. Price!

    My recommendation, spend $99.99 on Plantronics Bluetooth earbuds. One step lower sound quality, but10 times better craftsmanship. They do not come loose from sweat. Distance is much better and they're not buggy like the JayBird.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sudden Death

    • Written by from Washington

    My first ones died in a week, second pair lasted five months, third ones two months. All of them died suddenly while I was running. Gong for my fourth pair one because I can't get my money back. Costumer service have been very attentived and I haven't had problems replacing them but I am guessing they are not really sweat proof. The only reason I'm giving two stars is because of a very good costumer service and when the BlueBuds work they are awesome but unfotunately they keep dying.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Value. Sound and Fit are bad at best.

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    Marketed highly as a headphone for the active lifestyle, I was let down across the board. Fit was intolerable even with "proper fitment". Sound quality was comparable to earbuds that came with the your 1980s pocket rocker. They have lots of outside noise penetration. Sometimes they sound like the sound is in mono. They are kinda easy to pair, but generally controls are vague.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but need refinement

    • Written by from Warren

    I ended up returning these. . . Sound is quite good, but they have more bass than is true to the recording. I had to dial this down to be accurate. They use their own tone mapping. Also I found them to be very uncomfortable. They are BIG and stick out of your ear a lot more than comparable models. The Bose in-ear headphones are 10x more comfortable and use the same style of in ear retention system. The JayBird models have a much harder rubber piece that causes ear fatigue over more than 30min of use. Also to use them in the 'traditional' method vs the behind the ear is a PAIN to switch back and forth, pretty much chose one method and thats it. Takes too long to switch. Lastly PLEASE do away with the voice over on connecting, and volume controls, I know its louder when its louder, do not need a really annoying beep, also know its connected when it plays, do not need a voice to say 'connected'.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor fit and quality

    • Written by from Chicago

    Constantly fall out during workouts. Not a reliable set of earphones. I have tried all attachments and combinations to adjust the fit. Earphones need to be simple. These aren't ready for prime time yet.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Rating from a FEMALE with long hair

    • Written by from Rochester Hills

    I thought these would be cool to wear inconspicuously at work under my hair. Turns out it's nearly impossible. Every time I turned my head they would fall out. The next day I tried to put them in my ears and I couldn't. The inside of my ears were bruised or something..very sore. I must say though, I liked the case it came with.
    I ended up returning them and just getting Bose Bluetooth headset. I wasn't aware at first, but it plays all audio not just phone calls.

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointment

    • Written by from ERIE

    huge disappointment.....purchase plantronics backbeats for half the money and much better quality...Phone call clarity is horrible...I usually don't write reviews, but Jaybirds were really that disappointing...

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Right earbud went dead within 60 days

    • Written by from Franklin

    I love the convenience and size of these headphones. I have previously worn only Motorola bluetooth headphones while running. Within, 60 days the audio in the right ear bud has become non audible. I have contacted the manufacture, and I am hopeful for service recovery which would entail prompt replacement. That would change my rating.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what everyone says

    • Written by from San Diego

    I was looking to improve comfort of my runs with these headphones. Unfortunately these are not worth the price. While running ear piece would loosen up and have to continue to push back into inner ears. Under style pulls against neck feeling every step taken, while over the ear style feels heavy and not in place. Sound is great when in quiet room. Once outdoors running, sound is not up to wired volume. Build quality is AWESOME. Voice Jenna is great and battery indicator on iPhone 5 status bar is a plus. If improve ear mount like Bose Sport SIE2i and sound volume outdoors, I may come back to these, until then sticking with wired Bose SIE2i for running...

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, but poor execution

    • Written by from palmdale

    Bought my first pair last week at the Apple store and returned them the next day, left bud was dead. Tried another pair which sound good when working, but they dropout too often and sometimes will not connect. Seems like we are their beta testers!

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for Running or Exercise

    • Written by from Little Rock

    I really wanted to like these, but I ended up returning them (and thank you Apple Store - the return process could not have been easier).

    The bluetooth connection was good - but not consistent. The fit in the ear was not great - I ended up using the over the ear loop piece because I could never get the "in-ear" fitting to work correctly. The loop that goes around the neck was not good at all - it constantly pulled to one side. This made the earbud want to come out of my ear.

    I was using these for running. If I had not been using them for exercise, they might have worked better.

    If you are looking for headphones to use while exercising/running, I can't recommend these.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Right track, not ready for prime time

    • Written by from Reston

    I bought and returned these to the Philly app store in the 14-day window. The concept is great but the design needs work.
    1) The in-ear fit for me was just not comfortable. I tried all the ear tips and was able to get a good seal but they made my ears hurt after ~15-20 minutes. When running I could live with it but for conference calls or sitting around it was very noticeable. I had the same problem with the B+W C5s...both have larger 'barrels" under the ear tips so that is my best guess as to the cause
    2) Lots of bluetooth trouble. Setup was great but I had frequent dropouts and failure-to-connect using them with my iPhone 4s (with up to date IOS).
    3) The earbuds stick out really far so you can't lean your head on a pillow (e.g. airplane flight, falling asleep to music). That's only a minor thing for me; maybe it matters to you.
    3) The sound quality was great for music and for calls...wish they worked better overall.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware - poor quality

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I am now on my third pair. The previous two suffered from the same fate as many others have spoken about in these reviews - they just stop working. Fully charged after 30 minutes or so they just turn off/stop working. No warning either. They won't turn back on until I've put them back on the charger. I sweat a lot and I'm thinking the seal around the port doesn't completely seal out the moisture. After a while that moisture works its magic and that spells doom for these otherwise wonderful headphones. I purchased mine at a local Best Buy. Thank goodness they just take the broken set and give me another. I'm fully expecting these to stop working and when they do I will move on to something else. Too bad. They held so much promise.
    HH in Raleigh NC

    20 of 21 people found this useful