Jaybird X wireless ear buds- Nice but does not live up to the hype

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by zipur, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    http://reviews.cnet.com/headphones/jaybird-gear-bluebuds-x/4505-7877_7-35551482.html

    I jumped on these headsets because I wanted and needed workout headphones. These are sweat resistant, super light weight and have excellent battery life 6:40 on average for me. However it has taken me four days to get a good fit, Even with a good tight fit, the buds still slip out during activity. Also they are not supper loud nor sound isolating. I don't have any other wireless buds to compare so my opinion is limited. That being said I do enjoy the size and all in all these are Perfect for me!
    YMMV
     
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    I use these for my daily commute and they are awesome. The Apple Store staff convinced me to try them after I was looking at the B&W, Bose and B&O

    By far the best of the pack. Very pleased.
     
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    Fireproof!

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    I have those as well and like them a lot. Like you mentioned, I couldn't get a good fit on them either and they would slip out when I got sweaty. However, I solved that problem by using some Comply Foam tips on them. Now the seal is tight, the bass is stronger, and they don't slip out.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Agreed Comply are the only way to get just the right fit. I use them on other earbuds also. Priceless.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    These headphones work great when they work. I sweat A LOT when I'm doing my cross fit workouts. I have had 3 pairs that have gone bad and I'm getting my 4th in next week. Their costumer service is great as i have gotten all replacements for free. If you sweat too much don't bother but other than that they are great.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    These are exercise earphones are they not? They are not suited for just everyday use
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually they are suited for any use. The "Exercise" just indicated that they won't die on you if they get sweet on them. I guess it also indicated that they are a bit more tuff than standard headsets. I wear them all the time everywhere.
     

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