• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacement Ear Cushions

    • Written by from Solana Beach

    I bought this headset and I really like it. I can't say I love it because way to many callers have said "repeat that" due to background noise . They say wow the wind is blowing, but I'm just walking. What bothers me is the cost of the replacement parts. You spend $170 for the headset and you get 6 ear cushions (S, M, L). I only need the S so the M and L have no value. So when one of them pops off which they will do after use, you have to pay $9.00 to buy another set of (S, M, L) cushions. So $9.00 for what equates to two useable cushions. Why can't I order just the size I need? Through the life of my headset I'm sure I will spend upward of $50 in cushions and receive a total of 10 useable cushions.

    Maybe someone needs to set up an exchange program as I'm sure there are some men out there who could use my medium and larges.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good But Still Needs Work

    • Written by from Rockford

    I purchased these because I wanted a wireless set of headphones for working out. These have a great sound and battery life. The problem I have with these is the earbud construction and material. They slip out of your ears when running. I believe the coating on the rubber earbud covers makes them slippery when sweating. Sony has the best earbud design of all the earbuds I have ever owned and I'm an audiophile who has owned alot of them.Also the earlobe hooks should be regid and not soft. The soft material offers no support. In the plus catagory the sound is great with little to no signal delay.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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

    7 of 10 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

  • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for everyone

    • Written by from Logan

    I had a difficult time fitting for my ears. After 3-4 hours of finding the best fit I loved them for about a week. The more I moved the harder it was to keep them in my ears. I think I might have a unique ear canal or something. I bought these because they look great and are great in theory. I returned them today ultimately because they were falling out as I was eating my lunch trying to watch a movie on my mobile device. I wish they worked out for me.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound but a little buggy

    • Written by from San Marcos

    Probably the best bluetooth in ear headphones on the market. Looks like they thought of everything. Ear canal fit, great design, sweat proof! The sound quality is amazing. One thing they messed up is the switches on the cord. They are so sensitive that they often interrupt the music if they just barely touch your skin. Also, the bluetooth connection is only 90% reliable. Still, a great trade off not to have those pesky wires and superior sound.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs Significant Improvement

    • Written by from Tega cay

    Sound quality is very good. However, comfort is poor and the case is useless. The rubber ear pads that fit over the speaker are not thick enough to fit snugly into the ear and protect against the hard shell that houses the speaker. Hence, they slip out, and if you jam it into your ear to get a good fit, they hurt. The case is a joke. You can't open it without long finger nails. There's nothing to grab onto to open it. Did this company not test its product before they released it to market with a $170 price tag????!!!!!!

    If they fix the ear buds and their case and send me the retrofitted stuff, I'd give it high marks.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphone - If only they would stay in place.

    • Written by from North Vancouver

    The headphones are a significant improvement on their previous Freedom model, with great crisp clear sound, strong base, improved battery life, and no bluetooth dropouts, but they don't stay in place. The securefit doesn't stay in place while running, either with the cable down or using the crossfit method. The reason that I can see is that the sports ear cushions move around on the headphone as I run. The ring of the cushion is to thin unlike the Freedom model. The Freedom model stays in place but this version doesn't!!! In every other way they are great. This needs fixing for these to be an excellent rival to wired headphones.

    1 of 1 people found this useful