Conclusion: The JayBird BlueBuds X are Bluetooth-streaming wireless earphones that offer high quality audio performance and a seriously secure fit.
Pros: Crisp sound signature with powerful bass response with no distortion at top volumes. Several ear tip options. Ideal for exercise—sweatproof and streamlined, super-secure fit to eliminate cable slack.
Cons: Controls are awkward to operate while wearing the earphones. Not a secure fit unless worn behind head with fastener, which isn't for everyone.
Excerpt: There is nothing better than latching on to a piece of technology that just makes sense. In the case of today’s look at the Jaybird Bluebuds X Bluetooth headphones, the first question that came to mind was that of why I hadn’t grabbed a set of wireless headphones sooner. After all, I have had headphone cords hanging from my ears ...
JayBird BlueBuds X Deep Dive Review: Ultraportable Perfection Comes At A Price
19 March 2013
Summary: This review ended up being pretty long - over 3,000 words - so I don't blame you if you peeked here first. I urge you to read the bullet points above if you're interested in the details, but if you're looking for a concise summary, here it is. The BlueBuds X are almost perfect, though pretty expensive at $169.99. The portability, sound quality, functionality, and build quality are top notch.
Excerpt: Bluetooth's been a boon for headphones, 'cause lots of people love headphones but nobody loves cables. It hasn't taken off in the in-ear monitor market, though, 'cause almost all Bluetooth IEMs have a clunky module that holds the Bluetooth electronics and the amplifier-and nobody loves clunky modules.
[Review] Jaybird’s Bluebuds X Will Have You Running Wire Free
26 February 2013
Conclusion: After testing out the BlueBuds X for two weeks I can confidently say that they are great Bluetooth headphones and are perfect for a run or workout session. I will admit though that the price is a bit high for a pair of earbuds without a noise-cancelling mic and a lack of proper configuration for button actions on Android.
Excerpt: I like to be as minimalistic as possible when I workout, especially on my runs. To keep my mind off the pounding of the pavement, I like to have music with me when I run outside or when I watch movies and shows while on the elliptical machine or treadmill. Typically, that necessitates earbuds with their cord running from my ears to whatever device I happen to be using. The cord is always flopping around and in the way, distracting from the Zen of my run.
Pros: - Great minimalistic design, - Excellent sound quality (with good fit), - 8 hours of use per charge, - Lifetime warranty against sweat
Summary: Are the JayBird Bluebuds X the best Bluetooth headphones for athletes we’ve tested? Sure. Are they worth £170? That’s another matter entirely. We’re not sure any cans that need charging every week to work can demand that sort of pricetag but if you need one less wire above all else and you’re all-in with in-ear, go right ahead.
Excerpt: Unlike most Apple accessory makers, JayBird is unapologetically using the “kitchen sink” approach to market these earphones, hoping that one or more of its signature new features will resonate with a given user. This approach most often fails because the features aren’t as important as the developer tries to make them sound, but BlueBuds X actually include meaningful improvements on the core functionality of earlier Bluetooth headsets.
Conclusion: 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...