JayBird BlueBuds X Sport

7.3/10 AVG.
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  • JayBird BlueBuds X Sport
  • JayBird BlueBuds X Sport
  • JayBird BlueBuds X Sport
  • JayBird BlueBuds X Sport
  • JayBird BlueBuds X Sport
  • JayBird BlueBuds X Sport
  • JayBird BlueBuds X Sport
  • JayBird BlueBuds X Sport
  • JayBird BlueBuds X Sport
  • JayBird BlueBuds X Sport
  • JayBird BlueBuds X Sport
  • JayBird BlueBuds X Sport

Specs / Features


Remarkable sound | Secure fit for sports and fitness | 8 hours of play time | Designed for music and phone calls | Protects against sweat - Lifetime Warranty

Remarkable sound | Secure fit for sports and fitness | 8 hours of play time | Designed for music and phone calls | Protects against sweat - Lifetime Warranty

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Specification

Brand JayBird
Model BBX1MB
Size 12 x 5 cm (4.7 x 2 in)

Reviews summary

7.3/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 6 reviews

What's good

  • Sweat-resistant design
  • Adjustable cables
  • Secure fit
  • Long-lasting, rechargeable battery

What's bad

  • Fitting issues
  • Cable adjustment is tricky
  • In-line remote is difficult to use
  • Price

When it comes to listening to music or watching movies during your workout, the market is mostly full of wired options. JayBird wants to change that with the BlueBuds X Sport. While far from the cheapest set of Bluetooth earbuds on the market, does the fit and quality of these exercise-centric earbuds match the price? Reviews seem to think so.

When it comes to technology and features, there isn’t much to set these earbuds apart from the pack. They’re small, light and rechargeable--all musts for Bluetooth earbuds. Where these earbuds seems to shine, and receive the most praise in reviews, is in their design. With three different silicon tip sizes and a unique wing system that uses your ear’s folds to hold the earbuds in place, PC Magazine calls it the “most exercise-friendly pair for audio nerds” and CNet praises them, stating they are “one of the better pairs of wireless sports headphones I've used.”

You can run the cord connecting the earbuds over your ear and behind your head for strictly listening or under your neck should you want to use the included in-line mic to make calls or issue voice commands to your phone or device. To help keep cords tangle-free and let you focus on your workout, the earbuds include a snapping cord adjustment system. Reviews are mixed on this feature, with CNet saying “the design could be better and easier” and PC Magazine saying it was “a simple process.”

One thing that all reviews agreed on, however, was audio quality. Once you found the right combination of tips and wings to hold the earbuds in place, audio quality is supposedly superb. All reviews noted rich bass, without washing out higher notes, and plenty of volume and clarity.
SlashGear says, “They don't quite add up to the power of a real wired set of buds, of course, but they're just about as close as you're going to get at the moment.” To truly enjoy the earbuds, a proper fit is imperative. All reviews noted a severe drop in bass response and overall volume without a good seal in the ear.

To power your workout soundtrack, the earbuds include an 8-hour rechargeable battery. Reviews found that battery life was close to, if not better, than JayBird states. If you need to charge your earbuds, a MicroUSB port is hidden under a protective cap on the earbuds to make charging simple and reduce the number of cables you have to carry around.

Add in a lifetime sweat-related warranty and a clamshell protective case and you have a set of earbuds that, according to reviews, are ready to go anywhere you want to be. While finding the perfect combination to fit your ears might take a little work, The Gadgeteer sums up most reviews well, saying “their sound quality, features, and capabilities are impressive.”

 

Reviews (7.3/10 Avg. rating)


TrustedReviews

Ideal for runners and gym goers looking for some audio motivation minus the flailing cables

from TrustedReviews

The JayBird BlueBuds X Bluetooth earphones are some of the best sounding wireless earphones we've tried, let down only by the temperamental fit and fiddly controls.

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The JayBird BlueBuds X Bluetooth earphones are some of the best sounding wireless earphones we've tried, let down only by the temperamental fit and fiddly controls.

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Android Authority

They are definitely a great choice

from Android Authority

I’ll be honest; I hadn’t realized how little negative points I had against the BlueBuds until I sat down to write this article. Even after going over my notes again, I don’t have much bad to say about them. There is, however, one possible negative that we haven’t touched on yet...

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I’ll be honest; I hadn’t realized how little negative points I had against the BlueBuds until I sat down to write this article. Even after going over my notes again, I don’t have much bad to say about them. There is, however, one possible negative that we haven’t touched on yet.

The price. The Jaybird BlueBuds X retail for $169, but are usually on sale for around $150. After spending some time with them, I think they are worth the asking price, but that isn’t going to be the same for everyone. If you’re like me and find yourself going through a few pairs of earbuds a month because you don’t treat them well, you might want to hold off on considering the BlueBuds. Then again, if you consider them a worthwhile investment (and use the included case), they are definitely a great choice.

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PC Magazine

Offers high quality audio performance and a seriously secure fit

from PC Magazine

Because they're so functional as an exercise pair thanks to their solid design, the BlueBuds X already get high marks. That they're also a splendid audio performance pair makes them a standout. If you're a trainer, fitness buff, or athlete and you love your music, I'd advise you to start your wireless exercise earphone search here.

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Because they're so functional as an exercise pair thanks to their solid design, the BlueBuds X already get high marks. That they're also a splendid audio performance pair makes them a standout. If you're a trainer, fitness buff, or athlete and you love your music, I'd advise you to start your wireless exercise earphone search here.

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Cnet

Impressively small wireless sports earphones that offer a secure fit

from Cnet

The JayBird BlueBuds X Bluetooth earphones are some of the best sounding wireless earphones we've tried, let down only by the temperamental fit and fiddly controls.

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The JayBird BlueBuds X Bluetooth earphones are some of the best sounding wireless earphones we've tried, let down only by the temperamental fit and fiddly controls.

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The Gadgeteer

Great minimalistic design, excellent sound quality

from The Gadgeteer

BlueBuds X earbuds are definitely expensive at $170. For a pair of sport earbuds, their sound quality, features, and capabilities are impressive, but their bud-size and all-plastic construction does not give a premium or top-shelf vibe. When a good seal is achieved, the earphones sound great, but...More

BlueBuds X earbuds are definitely expensive at $170. For a pair of sport earbuds, their sound quality, features, and capabilities are impressive, but their bud-size and all-plastic construction does not give a premium or top-shelf vibe. When a good seal is achieved, the earphones sound great, but for me, they did need to be reinserted regularly while running. They did work well and sounded excellent while on the elliptical machine, lifting weights, and working around the house.

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SlashGear

Promises the best experience you've ever had with personal audio with a real sweat-proof guarantee

from SlashGear

If you're the sort of person who wants the best Bluetooth earbud experience on the market today, we can safely say that we've seen no other set better than the JayBird BlueBuds X. That all comes with a price, of course, of right around $170, a rung above the competition. Don't expect these buds t...More

If you're the sort of person who wants the best Bluetooth earbud experience on the market today, we can safely say that we've seen no other set better than the JayBird BlueBuds X. That all comes with a price, of course, of right around $170, a rung above the competition. Don't expect these buds to feel like the steel-and-gold beasts that the rest of the high-cost personal audio equipment world suggests means quality - instead you've got plastic and rubberized connections to keep you sweatproof and hearty while JayBird delivers the high-quality audio in any high-action situation.

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Amazon.com Reviews Summary

4,997 from Amazon.com

4,997 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the JayBird BlueBuds X Sport. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.5 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

7/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

105 from Amazon.ca

105 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the JayBird BlueBuds X Sport. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.7 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

7.4/10

Amazon.co.uk Reviews Summary

384 from Amazon.co.uk

384 Amazon.co.uk shoppers shared a review for the JayBird BlueBuds X Sport. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.7 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.co.uk customer reviews.

7.4/10

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