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.
Summary: Anybody who has spent any time actually trying to get a few things done has run into the same problem with standard earbuds: eventually you snag the cord and either rip the buds out of your ears or out of the phone they’re plugged into. If you’re lucky, that’s the extent of the trouble. If you’re not, you might be looking at your new earbuds at the bottom of a sink full of dishes. Either way, it’s not very convenient.
Excerpt: In-ear headphones + phenominal sound quality + wireless bluetooth = JayBird BlueBuds X. Also, add in a built-in microphone, audio controls, water resistance, and a lifetime warranty against sweat. ...
Summary: The Jaybird BlueBuds X is one of the most comfortable, durable and great-sounding pairs of wireless earbuds available. The battery life is excellent. The earphones are sweat-proof with a lifetime warranty against sweat damage. They're also water resistant, impact resistant and sand-proof. It's no wonder why they're the official training earbuds for the USA triathlon team.
Jaybird BlueBuds X wireless sports earphones review: Impressive but pricey
16 August 2013
Summary: The Jaybird BlueBuds X are impressively small wireless sports earphones that offer a secure fit -- but the $170 price just feels too high.
Pros: The JayBird Gear BlueBuds X Bluetooth wireless earphones have a compact, lightweight design, fit securely, and sound good for Bluetooth headphones. They're also sweat-resistant and have an inline remote and microphone for making calls.
Cons: They're expensive and their cord management system is a little kludgy. Also, they may not fit everyone equally well -- and a tight seal is imperative for getting better sound quality.
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.