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.
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.
Summary: The basics The JayBird Bluebuds X aren’t quite as extreme as they sound - they are just Bluetooth earphones after all - but they’re still meant for the athlete in you. These wireless cans are super light so they won’t get pulled off as you pound the treadmill, yet they still pack beefy sound and an eight hour battery life. Are they worth their enormous pricetag though? Let’s take a look. The good These are Bluetooth buds, Jim, but not as we know it.
Pros: These are Bluetooth buds, Jim, but not as we know it. Once upon a time, wireless music streaming quality outweighed any convenience of cutting a cable, but the JayBirds Bluebuds X sound superb, with full rich sound. Their build quality too is superb: they’re as comfortable and durable as they are striking, and they sit comfortably on your neck while you run, and never threaten to fall out when you’re out and about. We don’t know where JayBird squeezed it in, but there...
Cons: In-ear headphones are as divisive as a jar of Marmite with a sword: before splashing out on a pair like these you’ll want to make sure they’re your (skull’s) cup of tea. If they don’t fit perfectly you’ll want to consider a return too: if they’re not a precise fit you’ll notice when it comes to sound quality. It’s the cost that’s the biggest sticking point however. At £169.99, the JayBird Bluebuds X are seriously pricey. We’ve never found Bluetooth headphones to be th...