When I received the Jaybird BlueBuds X headphones, I knew these were going to be cool to test out. Jaybirds’ BlueBuds X are Bluetooth headphones that are very easy to pair to whatever device you are using. They work with any Bluetooth-enabled iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano, iPad, iPad mini, or Mac. To pair it to your device, you first have to turn it on by holding the middle button for two seconds. Next, you hold the middle button again for four seconds and a voice, Jenna – the onboard voice prompts will say now pairing and within ten seconds it will be paired and ready if you did it correctly. The headphones have a controller that determines the right and left ear according to which way you wear it. The controller only has three buttons; on/off, up and down, but controls so much: play, pause, next, backtrack, answer, reject a call and redial.
The audio is awesome! The sound is fresh and pure and if you have songs with bass in them, no worries because that as well sounds exceptional. By perfecting a custom implementation of the native Bluetooth SBC codec, which they call Shift, the headphones deliver a level of purity. Also, BlueBuds X on-board filtering system, called PureSound filters out and eliminates white noise, delivering a clean audio experience.
Another cool feature is if you receive an incoming call, no need to take off your earphones… just answer it from the controller with just one touch. The earbuds also have a built-in system like Siri for the iPhone which allows you to say for example: “Call Home”. In my opinion, these are the best Bluetooth earbuds I have ever used!
I went to go test them out while playing basketball and sprinting to see if they stayed on. While running and dribbling, they started to come lose but after a few adjustments, they stayed in my ear. While sprinting, the didn’t even start to come loose. Included are three sizes of “wings” that sit inside of the ear to help stay put and three different sizes of ear cushions. X-Fit design lets you use the headphones either in the traditional under-ear wearing style or over-ear, designed for those who do not want anything on your neck.
The BlueBuds X includes a lifetime warranty against sweat and is protected by Liquipel Sweat Repellant Nano Technology. These headphones are by far the best headphones, I would highly recommend a pair for anyone who likes to listen to music while working out or even those who just want a quality headset!
The headphone set includes:
- JayBird BlueBuds X Premium Bluetooth Buds
- Three pairs of ear tips (S,M,L)
- Three pairs of secure fit ear cushions (S,M,L)
- Two X-Fit cord management clips
- Standard Micro-USB cable
- Premium protective carry case
Written by Nick
I was provided with product for this review. All views and opinions with regard to Jaybird BlueBuds X Review or the company are my own and were not influenced by the company.