Jaybirds?

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  1. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    Hello all!

    I am on the market now for new bluetooth headphones and I'm really torn between Jaybirds X3 or the Jaybird Freedoms. I have Powerbeats2 at the moment and they're good but I want something different now and the Powerbeats3 don't get my attention that much.

    Typically I use headphones for working out and that is what I'll be using the Jaybirds for mostly. In looking at reviews, the Freedom's are so small and the remote is so big in comparison that the earbuds can come out of your ear while working out which is concerning to me.

    I just want to see if some of you guys have had experiences with any of these headphones and which do you recommend. I have googled and looked everywhere but there is nothing like real world experience.

    Let me know!
     
  2. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    X3 and Freedoms are too new to get anything but small feedback. The X2s which can be had for $79 is the way to go in my humble open for that price. Tons of good feedback with those, good sound and though not wire free one will not have them get ripped out of one's ears like with longer wired earbuds.

    The X2 have served me well and for the price I think they are a steal if not grand larceny. :)
     
  3. kingofkings11 macrumors member

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    I gave my X2s to my brother last week because I wanted to get the X3s but for the past few days I have been asking myself the same question. The freedoms do look mighty comfortable considering their small footprint.
    Interested to hear what others have to say about this
     
  4. Hawkeye16, Nov 14, 2016
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    I have had the bluebuds for a while now (look similar to X2/X3 so maybe just a name update?)

    Either way I doubt you can go too wrong. I would suggest getting better tips for whatever you do get. I recommend Comply TSX-500 (Amazon) for comfort, fit and durability!

    edit: From reading descriptions of the products the X2/X3 is the updated version of what I have, not Freedom.
     
  5. Itsedstech macrumors 6502a

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    ive had the freedom for months now, they are small and light weight, but i still have to use the wing tips most of the time, so it kinda renders it pointless. sound is amazing however.
     
  6. Hawkeye16 macrumors regular

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    Look into Comply tips if you want something that will stay in your ear without any of the other attachments. You compress them and put them in your ear then they expand back out. They cancel out a bit more of the noise from outside as well. Just not as good if you are taking them out and putting them in frequently. I use them for working out and running.
     
  7. penajmz thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Hey guys, so I went with the X3s.. Never going back! They sound and fit great. I use them tight around the back of my head at the gym and they don't fall out.

    Currently I'm using the comply tips that came with it but will look into the ones mentioned above.
     
  8. Hawkeye16 macrumors regular

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    The ones I mentioned were just the model made for the Jaybirds. If you already have Comply tips then I think you should be good! Thanks for the review, was trying to decide what to get my SO and I was leaning towards the X3 with the W1 chip (she isn't as tech comfortable as most people).
     
  9. RWil85 macrumors 6502a

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    Excuse my ignorance..

    My Jaybird X2's came with tips that look exactly the same as the tips on the Comply site.

    Are they the same? Or different foam/quality?

    Thanks!
     
  10. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    They are the same.

    I used the included comply tips for about 8 months before they wore out and needed to be replaced. I gave the included silicon tips a try, and have stuck with them. The silicon tips, IMO, are better for running, as they don't soak up sweat.
     
  11. Hawkeye16 macrumors regular

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    I like the comply tips for running as the silicon ones do not stay in for an entire run for me.

    When I bought my original Jaybirds they only came with silicon tips. :)
     
  12. imlovinit macrumors 6502

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    The jaybird freedom foam tips were awful imo, they didn't last long and weren't very comfortable. The silicone tips as well and felt cheap. Yes, the remote/mic was heavy enough that it would pull the headphone out the ear, if you use the shirt clip that helped a bit. I think jaybird has a great sound but I should of went with x2 instead of the freedoms. I have Bose now but if I would pick up & try another jaybird set I would definitely go for their x series.
     
  13. DJLAXL macrumors 6502

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    Using my trusty X2s with the small Comply foam tips have been my favorite headphones ever. Charge them at my desk at work overnight, use them all morning, charge them at lunch, use them until end of shift and repeat. Never, ever died on me or have done me wrong. I do however love the look of the BeatsX as well as them utilizing the new W1 chip. Definitely getting these over the X3/Freedoms...but we'll see.
     
  14. Eddie3345 macrumors member

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    Its all about what fits YOU the best. I know its Corny to say. Everyones ears are going to be just a smidge off and different so thats when it matters. Best buy is good for the reason of buy it / try them see how they fit and feel if you don't like them return them and try the other model.
     
  15. vong macrumors 6502a

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  16. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Try them and see how you feel, most retailers now have an extended return period for the holidays so you have more time to put things through their paces.
     

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