Pros Good sound, good blue tooth, light weight
Cons Dependability. Lousy warranty policy! $169 for disposable earphones
Summary I truly loved these when I got them. Best blue tooth earphones I had seen. Then they completely died on me in month three. Jaybird replaced them and I was happy again - until 4 months later the new set died. Jaybird policy says the warranty on the replaced earphones is only 3 months! I had two sets die inside the original warranty and they refuse to replace the second pair. I can only assume they know that their product only lasts 3 months at a time. These turned out to be the most expensive disposable earphones ever.
Pros Sound quality, durability
Cons Fit, comfort, price
Summary I have been looking for a bluetooth headset that I could wear on long runs and during weightlifting, but would also allow me to answer occasional calls while working out. I use a separate headset (LG Tone+) for other usage (office, car, airplane).
I read numerous reviews, from both professionals and end-users, from this site and others prior to purchasing the BlueBuds X. Based on those reviews, I knew that my satisfaction with this product would depend almost entirely on my ability to get a good fit. That prediction proved true.
After 3 weeks of using the BlueBuds X daily for running and lifting, I never could get a good fit. I only tried the under-ear mode, because I need to use the microphone occassionally. The BlueBuds did not completely fall out of my ears, but they never had a tight fit and kept getting looser during exercise. I was constantly pushing them back in my ears. The loose fit allowed too much noise, which was especially annoying at the fitness center. My cheap SkullCandy wired earbuds provide a much tighter fit, but wired earbuds are a pain to use with my Lifeproof case. Since I went past the 15-day return period from the retailer, I'm stuck with Bluebuds, which I will try to sell.
Considering the BlueBuds to be a sunk cost, I then purchased the Motorola S11-Flex HD headset. After using the S11 for a week of daily workouts, I am completely satisfied with the S11.
If you can get a good fit, you will likely be very pleased. If you do not get a good fit, you will be dissatisfied and have an expensive, useless headset on your hands. Unfortunately, there's no way to test the fit without buying the headset.
Pros They deliver sound to your ears.
Cons They fall out of your ears, thus stopping the sound. There is no hook to hold ear buds in place. So if you move, around a lot, (which is the whole point of having wireless anything) you will have to constantly pop these back in your ear.
Summary These are the WORST Bluetooth headphones I have ever bought. I had the previous version of Jaybird's stereo Bluetooth headphones, (with the ear hooks) and they were Excellent. But these new "Bluebuds" SUCK! Why? Because they have no hooks that hold the earbuds in place. And without a snug connection, deep inside your ear, not only do they not deliver good quality sound, THEY WILL NOT STAY IN YOUR EAR IF: A) You move. B) You have hair that is long enough to cover your ears or neck, thus jostling the wire and pulling the earbuds out of your ears. C)You sweat. At all. For as soon as they become slippery, they will pop out of your ear(s). D. Your ears are "non-standard" ear shapes, according to the design of their earbuds. I am very sad to say that I wish I could return these, but I spend so much money on them (over $170) that there is nothing at the store where I bought them that is comparable in price. The Jaybird Bludbuds would be "ok" if they did not consistently (literally, every 2 or 3 minutes of gym time, or every 5-8 minutes of walk or drive time) pop out of my ear(s). Even if you spend 30 minutes trying every size ear bud and every size ear holder thing, there is no ear hook to hold them in place. Absolutely, positively, frustrating!!! FAIL!
Pros Easy to use, comfortable for several hours.
Cons High price tag. Highly dependant on their fit with your ears and the equipment they are connecting to. The headphones work perfectly, just other factors can make their functionality appear worse than it should.
Pros Lightweight, Good Bass, Smart Controls, Easy Pairing.
Cons Price point is at least $30 too high. Check all variations of ear bud fitting. Some folks just can't keep the snug fit required to experience top end sound quality.
Summary After reading multiple reviews, I'm concerned about the number of reports for these headphones just randomly dying...?