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chillip

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Had my airpods for a while now and overall I like them. The main issue I have is the lack of any passive noise cancellation. Sat in a coffee shop and you hear everything. I got a pair of X3s and wow! So much difference in terms of passive isolation. I do hope that Apple works this out one day and manages to incorporate so form of noise isolation in the airpods.
 

sigomez

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Jul 21, 2009
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I had a pair of X3's as well but they recently stopped working and Jaybird won't replace them since I bought them 13 months ago. Their old lifetime warranty was so much better.
 

sparksd

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Jun 7, 2015
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Had my airpods for a while now and overall I like them. The main issue I have is the lack of any passive noise cancellation. Sat in a coffee shop and you hear everything. I got a pair of X3s and wow! So much difference in terms of passive isolation. I do hope that Apple works this out one day and manages to incorporate so form of noise isolation in the airpods.

Yeah, I have JayBird BlueBuds X's and Bose SoundSports (wired between earpieces) and both provide good sound isolation, the BlueBuds in particular with Comply foam earpieces. I like my AirPods for around the house though because of their incredible convenience.
 

Ralfi

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Dec 22, 2016
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How loud were the Airpods in the coffee shop?

I find mine drown out noise well, whether I'm in crowded places or with loud music in background (gym).
 

hofnar

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Quick question. I’ve had X and X2s. My X2s are in their way out sadly and am thinking about getting x3s.

If I walk with my phone in my back pocket (I have an X) my X2s will sometime skip. Almost like the connection gets bad. Does that happen to you or anyone?
 

v0lume4

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Jul 28, 2012
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I also recently got a pair of X3's and agree that they do a terrific job of blocking out ambient noise due to the fact that they are in-ear headphones. I don't have to listen to music as loudly to hear it well, which is a plus for the health of my ears. And if I do want to crank the volume a little for a few songs, then the bass is ammmazing!
 

sigomez

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Jul 21, 2009
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Quick question. I’ve had X and X2s. My X2s are in their way out sadly and am thinking about getting x3s.

If I walk with my phone in my back pocket (I have an X) my X2s will sometime skip. Almost like the connection gets bad. Does that happen to you or anyone?

While I enjoyed my X3's i would caution you on purchasing another pair. In my opinion there are better bluetooth sports headphones with better warranty than the X3's. I recently purchased the Jabra Sport Elite and i can honestly say I am enjoying them more than the Jaybirds.
 

Minarets

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The x3 are awesome for what they are. Battery life is good, sound is amazing if you use the app, and they do a great job of taking out that background noise. I do use my AirPods for almost all my daily listening and phone calls but the x3 are my go to on planes and noisy environments
 

RicoRich196

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Apr 28, 2011
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If I walk with my phone in my back pocket (I have an X) my X2s will sometime skip. Almost like the connection gets bad. Does that happen to you or anyone?

This is sadly the case with almost all bluetooth headphones that don't have the W1 chip.
 
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