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Jaybird X3 Wireless

In-ear Bluetooth® sports headphones (White)

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Overview

Our take on the Jaybird X3 Wireless

When buying or reviewing sports headphones, I always ask myself first: "What stops these earbuds from slipping around or falling out?" The sweat-proof Jaybird X3 wireless headphones come with different-sized silicone ear "fins" to help keep them in place. And you can route their connecting cord either below or up and around your ear so they feel comfortable — even inside a bike or ski helmet.

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The Jaybird X3 Wireless headphones fit securely in your ears and have a flexible cord routing system.

They stay put, so you can put in work

When buying or reviewing sports headphones, I always ask myself first: "What stops these earbuds from slipping around or falling out?" The sweat-proof Jaybird X3 wireless headphones come with different-sized silicone ear "fins" to help keep them in place. And you can route their connecting cord either below or up and around your ear so they feel comfortable — even inside a bike or ski helmet.

Wireless freedom

You won't have to run a cord to your phone, thanks to built-in Bluetooth. So while you pound the pavement, hit the trail, or just mow the lawn — admittedly the extent of my physical outdoors activity — the X3s will stay in your ears and out of your way.   

Hard-hitting sound you can customize

These earbuds are tuned to deliver a energetic sound profile that keeps you motivated. That means you get the punchy, powerful bass that makes Jaybird a popular choice with the gym crowd. And if you want to tweak their signature sound a bit, Jaybird's MySound app is available for download on Apple® or Android™ devices. You can adjust the EQ and customize the sound using the app.   

A generous choice of premium-quality ear tips

Jaybird is hyper-focused on ensuring you find a good fit. How do we know? They've included three pairs of ear fins and a six pairs of ear tips, so you can find ones that match your ears well. There are three sizes of silicone tips and three sizes of Comply™ memory foam tips.

I'm a big fan of Comply foam tips — they're my personal favorite — because they fit snug but feel light and unobtrusive. Just be advised that these foam tips create a tight seal that isolates noise. That's great when you're working out or cooling off inside, but you probably want to stick with silicone tips when you need to be more aware of your surroundings. 

Product Highlights:

  • Bluetooth 4.1 for wireless music listening and phone calls with compatible smartphones
  • cord routing system helps secure the earbuds while you exercise
    • cord can wrap behind the ear or below it
    • designed to fit comfortably while wearing a bike helmet
  • 3 sizes of silicone ear "fins" help further stabilize the earbuds
  • sweat-proof design
  • 6mm dynamic drivers tuned to deliver high-energy sound with big bass
  • free MySound app for Apple and Android lets you adjust settings and customize the sound using your phone
  • three-button remote for controlling music playback and volume with a smartphone or portable music player
    • built-in microphone for making calls or voice commands with a smartphone
  • built-in rechargeable battery offers 8 hours of listening
  • includes 6 pairs of ear tips for a customized, comfortable fit
    • 3 sizes of angled silicone ear tips
    • 3 sizes of sport Comply foam tips
  • pocket-sized carrying case
  • USB charging cradle included
  • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • impedance: 16 ohms
  • weight: .63 ounces (with fins and tips)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Wireless in-ear sport headphones (sparta) with 19" connecting cable and in-line remote/microphone
  • 3 Pairs of silicone ear tips (1 pair installed)
  • 3 Pairs of Comply memory foam ear tips
  • 3 Pairs of secure-fit ear fins (1 pair installed)
  • 4.75" USB cable and charger cradle (Type A USB)
  • Shirt clip
  • 2 Cord clips
  • Storage pouch
  • Owner's Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Jaybird decal

It's everything as advertised and then some. A very high quality product. Easy to set up and the sound is excellent.

Gus, Springfield, OH

Reviews

Jaybird X3 Wireless Reviews

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(72 Reviews)

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Robert from MATAWAN NJ on 10/21/2018

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I recently purchased these earbuds to replace a different pair of earbuds I've been using for a two years. I am absolutely thrilled with the quality and sound of these, so far. The fit is just right and and the comply tips are excellent at blocking out outside sound. Those tips also give some deep rich sound and pretty decent bass tones. The Bluetooth connectivity is very simple and easy. The downloadable app is great for controlling the sound and it's basically limitless for EQ settings. I do use these for music/podcast playback but I also use them for phone calls, connected to two different phones. I'd say the battery life could be better but it only seems to drain faster when connected to both phones and taking a lot of phone calls. If I'm just listening to music, I seem to get the full 8 hours out of a charge. I am very happy and I would day these are well worth the money.

Pros: Excellent sound. Great fit.

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Mark from San Francisco, CA on 10/11/2018

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I found these to be pretty uncomfortable and the sound really didn't hold up to everything I'd read about them. Going from my over-ear headphones to these was like going from a full stereo system to a transistor radio -- even when using the app to adjust the EQ. Worse though, the left earbud started cutting in and out after just two weeks of use. Unusable. Since they seem to fit so many other people well, maybe my ears are odd shaped. But I tried all the tips, the different wings and found the hard to get in and hard to stay in. They did connect well with my phone, and the app with EQ options did help a bit. Giving two stars just because I know different people's ears are different and that was likely a problem for me. But the mechanical defect and poor sound leaves me very unsatisfied with these.

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Crutchfield response on 10/15/2018 Mark, we're sorry you're disappointed with your headphones. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Miami Beach, FL on 10/9/2018

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Great design, great battery life and great sound. Plus they are sweat proof!

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Worst Purchase Ever!

William from Hackettstown, NJ on 7/18/2018

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Worst purchase I ever made. The Jaybird X3 wireless headphones never worked from the day I received them. After receiving the headphones and discovering they didn't turn on after being fully charged I was disappointed, especially after following the manual instructions for startup. I researched the reviews of this product and was amazed at how many negative reviews I read. I became very discouraged in contacting Crutchfield or Jaybird to get a replacement headphones due to the fact so many people in the past received replacement headphones only to experience the same product problems after a short while of use. I prefer to get a refund and I will never purchase another Jaybird product ever again! Spend the money and get Bose! It's a much better product and company!

Pros: None

Cons: Product never worked after fully charging the headsets. Product has to many negative reviews. Headphones are not reliable.

Crutchfield response on 7/18/2018 William, we're sorry you're having issues with your headphones. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Collierville, TN on 7/15/2018

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Very well made. Great sound

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Crutchfield customer from Hudson, NH on 6/28/2018

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I love these headphones! The sound is great. The fit is perfect. I just love them.

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Crutchfield customer from Harrisburg, PA on 6/26/2018

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The sound quality and interchangeable tips are great. The EQ app makes customizing your listening preference perfect.

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Good Sound, Bad Fit

Rick from Savannah, GA on 6/21/2018

I actually got these for my wife, however she couldn't get the buds to stay in her ear, so I took them over. I have never met an earbud that would not fit my ear until these things. Pros: Good sound; it's clear with ample bass. Connected to my iPhone 8 plus very quickly. Now the cons: poor fit. The ear tips are uncomfortable and will not stay in my ear. Used the wings to help and they were very uncomfortable. I've used Bose before that also had the wings and they were far more comfortable. The really bad: the cable is absolute junk. It's stiff, grabs onto your skin and transmits noise over the music. Just sitting at my desk working the cable noise drove me nutts. I can't imagine wearing these things while working out.

Pros: Sound Connectivity

Cons: Fit Cable

Top quality product.

Gus from Springfield, OH on 6/11/2018

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It's everything as advertised and then some. A very high quality product. Easy to set up and the sound is excellent.

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Kevin M from San Antonio, TX on 6/7/2018

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These are decent headphones. You can adjust the sound to your desires which is unique. I just couldn't find the right fit for me. I switched back to Klipsch which has been able to fit me properly in the past as well as sound good. For those who could find a good fit to their ears, these will probably be great.

Pros: Adjustable EQ

Cons: I was unable to find a good fit.

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Crutchfield customer from Dover, DE on 5/28/2018

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Awesome sound.. good fit...good battery ...that covers it all..

Pros: Great sound

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I totally amazed

David from New Braunfels, TX on 5/27/2018

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Amazing sound, excellent battery life, great interface, I can go on and on. The Jaybird X3 is awesome must have device for people on the go, or when you just want to relax at home and listen to music or enjoy your favorite shows. I owned the X2 for over two years. I was not prepared to find a better unit in the X3: I'm totally amazed

Pros: Better fit, better battery life, better interface

Cons: Still not a fan of the old or the new storage case

Great sound. Good fit. Ok charging design

Thad from Lakewood, CO on 5/22/2018

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I really like the app. Battery readout. Customized sound. Doesn't seem to be resource draining on my phone. They sound pretty good. Fit pretty good. Does take some moving and adjusting at times. But the wings do a good job of holding them in. I don't like the charging system. It must be to help with water resistence or some function. But it is inconvenient to plan out my charging because i only have 1 charger

Pros: Sound Fit

Cons: Charging

Best Workout Earbuds

Cameron from Atlanta, GA on 5/2/2018

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Finding the right pair of workout headphones is not easy. I've tried Bose, Monster, Beats, and even some of the low cost guys. Time and time again, after hours comparing specs, testing fit, and assessing sound quality, I continue to come back to Jaybird each time. The X3 is exactly what youd expect in a top tier workout headphone that would suffice for everyday use as a BT headset when needed; pairing is a snap with all Jaybirds products. I've had prior experience with the X2 and the Freedom 2, where the X3 takes the improvements made with the Freedom, most notably their app allowing you to tune the sound profile of the headphones to your preference along with better water/sweat resistance and improved fit and weight distribution. The earbuds are about the same size as the X2, but the sound is much improved. The biggest contributor that's caused me to enjoy the X3 more than then Freedom is the 2x battery life and the lighter headphones controls that don't bounce around as much when engaging in intense training sessions (I typically use them hanging around my neck, clipped to the back neck of my shirt). The only downsides with the X3 are the removal of the USB port that allows for charging without the clip and thelarger earbud size which prevents them from being helmet compatible if you want to use them under something like a snowboard or ski helmet. This is another great release from Jaybird and my go-to headphones for any training session.

Pros: Battery life, weight, sweat/water resistant, sound profile tuning, easy pairing

Cons: No USB port, larger earbud size too big for those who want helmet compatibility.

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Crutchfield customer from Palm Springs, FL on 4/1/2018

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Perfect fit and great sound. Sweet app; user friendly and customizable (sound). Best headphones (gym/workout) I have ever used.... they stay in place, not affected by lots of sweat and movements (while exercising). Definitely recommend, great product and price ??

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Chris from Omaha, NE on 3/25/2018

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Easy set up, plenty of fit options for different ear types. Good sound and microphone for phone calls. Jay bird has their own charging set up which is not convenient especially if you lose their plug in cord. Carrying case is compact - wish it had an option to clip to a bag.

Pros: Fit options, sound, set up.

Cons: Charging set up.

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Mark from Long Beach, CA on 3/25/2018

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Great sound, lightweight. You don't even realize you are wearing them.

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Great Product.

Crutchfield customer from Osseo, MN on 3/25/2018

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Took a few minutes to get the right fitting but great product.

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Crutchfield customer from Washington, DC on 2/21/2018

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Got them for my wife. The fit is perfect (which is always a problem for her with earbuds) and the sound is what you would expect from JayBird. I will be getting a pair myself!

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Crutchfield customer from Missouri City, TX on 2/20/2018

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Great sounding headphones! Battery life is as expected so far. Take the time to get the fit right. It makes a difference.

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Paul from Oviedo, FL on 2/7/2018

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I rarely post reviews. Unfortunately this product left a strong impression because of how very tinny they sound. Even my wife who doesn't normally catch tonal nuances picked this up as well. Unfortunately the box got thrown out so we're stuck with them.

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Great device

David from Gordonsville, VA on 1/28/2018

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Easy pairing, great sound. Especially love the app for setting the equalizer. Highly recommended. I wear them all day long at work, I get a full 8 hours from a charge!

Pros: Good fit Stays put during active times Great battery life, 8 HRS!

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Best headphones for anything physical

Rob from Norristown, PA on 1/25/2018

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I've used various brands, styles, and types of headphones in the past; but these are by far my go-to's for working out or doing anything physical. They're secure, snug, sound great, pair easily, and sweat-proof. I wish I found these sooner.

Pros: easy pairing, great battery life, very good sound, snug and versatile fit, comfortable

Cons: None observed

Great sound and customization

Greg from Clarksville, TN on 1/21/2018

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I love these ear buds. I looked at these, Bose sound sports, and some beats. They were all priced higher than the j3's but everything I read the j3's sound better. I love the app to adjust the eq!

Pros: Sound. App

Cons: Fit can be tricky

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Crutchfield customer from Denver, CO on 1/20/2018

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So far this is a very good product, no problems. Connection seems to work better than others I have owned.

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Great product

Crutchfield customer from NEPA on 1/20/2018

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Totally pleased with product. From 6+ mile runs to weight training they never move and have great sound.

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Crutchfield customer from St Thomas, VI on 1/16/2018

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Excellent fit and sound. The accompanying app is great as well, especially the custom EQ option.

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Happy with these earphones

Kent from Cody, WY on 1/14/2018

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This is my first pair of wireless earphones and I've been happy with them. Was skeptical of the fins but they are soft silicone and more comfortable and effective than I thought they would be. They are also removable. It took me a couple of times of using them to get the adjustments right for me. I'm happy with the sound quality and would be curious how they compare with similar style of Beats and Bose. Being my first pair is wasn't willing to pay the premium of those brands.

Pros: Good sound quality, convenient

Cons: Unique charging system connection, unique to Jaybird

Mixed

Hal from Baton Rouge, LA on 1/1/2018

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I purchased a set for me and one for my daughter. The 3 star is an average of the two sets. The set I purchased worked great, but the set for my daughter had a loose connection that would cause the right earbud to cut out. I love the set I purchased. I recommend using the free phone app to with the headphones and download custom equalizers for the app.

Pros: Great when it works

Cons: Doesn't always work

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Crutchfield customer from Kailua Kona, HI on 12/31/2017

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Nice set of headphones but not the most comfortable and the connectivity could be better at times.

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Crutchfield customer from Cameron, NC on 12/30/2017

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Great sound! Still getting use to the fit and finding the right combination. Enjoy not having a long cord connected to my devices.

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Great Buy!!!!!

Crutchfield customer from Keller, TX on 12/30/2017

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These are great headphones. I bought these for my daughter (because I have a pair already) and she loves them. They stay in place like they should and provide the much needed clarity while at the gym. Sweat, no problem either!

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Amazing quality and comfort

Crutchfield customer from Palm Bch Gdns, FL on 12/29/2017

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These headphones work exactly as expected. They are comfortable, durable, and functional for all types of workouts. The noise-canceling quality is awesome!

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Crutchfield customer from Midland, TX on 12/29/2017

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Great headphones with one caveat - I still have yet to get a jaybirds X headphone that didn't hurt my ears the first few times I wore them.I have owned X1s and X2 and had similar issues. Hopefully the battery life holds better than my X1s or X2s

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Crutchfield customer from East Granby, CT on 12/27/2017

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Fits and stays in my ear perfectly. Great product

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Great sound/Great quality

Christina from Northville, NY on 12/23/2017

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The sound quality is amazing and the bass is great. Very impressed with these wireless headphones!

Pros: Great quality Great bass

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Crutchfield customer from Brooklyn, NY on 12/21/2017

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Excellent sound

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Crutchfield customer from Pleasanton, CA on 12/20/2017

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Sit in the ear well. Sound is good. Foam ear buds are rather malleable and likely won't last long but the silicon ones are perfect.

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AWESOME SOUND!!!

Randy from Orlando, FL on 12/2/2017

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OUTSTANDING sound from these jaybird x3, have no regrets, awesome bass, clear sound, excellent app to adjust eq to your liking, highly recommended

Pros: Excellent sound Comfortable Lightweight Easy pairing

Cons: None

Good Stuff

Scott from Pine, AZ on 11/25/2017

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Just so you know who's writing this review: I'm a 64 year old guy who bought his first aftermarket radio from Crutchfield for a brand new Chevy Citation. Its the truth. And I've been thru a number of stereos, ear buds, etc over the years. I like my music to sound good. Us old guys get skeptical over the years; you just cant help it. And I was the same with these, particularly after experimenting with another brand (the left channel died inexplicaply upon the second power-up). So tried these. For the price, you get very good sound and a ton of convenience. I use them with plain ol iTunes on an iPhone 6. The sound is very full, decently deep and adequately clear. I imagine the sound could go deeper and be more clear but to get to that level, I'd probably have to pay at least twice as much. So, bottom line: Use the foam ear tips (learn how to compress them before inserting to get the best seal) and I think you will be pleasantly surprised and more than satisfied with you purchase. Highlights: Relatively deep bass; Incredibly smooth and consistent pairing process.

Pros: Pairing Bass Comfort

Cons: Microscopic Controls.

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Crutchfield customer from Hagerstown, MD on 10/17/2017

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Just what I wanted. Easy to set up and use.

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Ron from Austin, TX on 10/13/2017

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I purchased these specifically for running and I have put in about 50 miles so far. I have to say, I am very pleased with them, they deliver excellent sound and the battery life is great. I really like the feature when you turn them on it tells you exactly how much battery life you have remaining. The longest run I've had so far is about 90 minutes, they were comfortable the whole time. They come with 3 different ear adapters for a good fit and multiple foam or silicone pieces for the ear canal. The build quality seems very good also. I had been using the beats powerbeats for the past few years, but I like the Jaybirds much better.

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Crutchfield customer from Montpelier, VT on 10/13/2017

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Once we figured out how to use with the app they are perfect! Five stars.

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Crutchfield customer from Yorktown, VA on 10/7/2017

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I saw some reviews that the base wasn't good. At first, I agreed. Then, after playing with the different ear pieces, I realized that I simply didn't have a good fit at first. Now I'm going back into the application to turn the base down! Also, I have significant hearing loss from military service and so crisp sounds are important. These do reproduce sounds well and crisp so even I can understand the vocals.

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Great sport buds

Jan-Erik from Isle Of Palms, SC on 10/5/2017

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Ordered these for my girlfriend because she wanted a set of wireless earbuds after seeing my Bose Soundsports. These were on sale at the time so quite a bit cheaper than the Bose. Definitely a good deal since they sound every bit as good as the Bose. My only complaint is the charger. It's not your standard micro USB so if you forget to bring the charger, you're outta luck on recharging.

Pros: Good fit, great sound and great price.

Cons: None

Excellent sound and fit.

Crutchfield customer from San Francisco, CA on 10/4/2017

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I was a bit skeptical about wireless headphones not sounding as good as their wired counterparts. But the trend seems to be going wireless and it is definitely more convenient when working out. These earphones are awesome. The sound is amazing if you tweak the frequencies using a third party app. The preset EQ settings on phones and music players are horrible and do not do justice for higher quality headphones. Jaybird includes a free app which works well. It is easy to customize the fit, either over the ear or under the ear. There are several sizes of both foam and rubber ear pieces you can choose from. And the cord clips allow you to customize the cord length so you can wear either behind your head or in front.

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Crutchfield customer from Duncan, OK on 10/3/2017

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Totally satisfied beyond my expectations..

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Crutchfield customer from Eustis, FL on 10/2/2017

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Great buy for the money. Sound good with Jaybird custom EQ app (free). Easy to sync and operate.

Pros: Comfortable, easy to use

Cons: None

Decent sound

Mark from Hercules,Ca on 9/21/2017

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Fits perfect, make sure you download the app for better sound and more listening modes. The charger is a bit different, not your normal usb connection so be careful not to lose it.

Pros: Has different sized ear tips, great sound, app easy to use, mic was also great for calls

Cons: Charger a bit confusing to put on at first and its not your typical usb charger so dont lose it.

Best earbuds ever hands down

Marlin from Sault Sainte Marie, MI on 9/14/2017

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I've tryed many of the top earbuds including several Bose models. These are by far the best I have ever tryed. Just a all around great sound,especially with the excellent app. This is using the comfort memory foam inserts which isolate the sound and bring out the excellent base. If you try them straight out of the box with the flat sound you will be disappointed. But using the app and memory foam makes them really shine.

Pros: Great comfort,Great sound,Great bass,Great sound isolation, Great app to control different sounds for different music styles. Great battery life, buds tell you percentage left.

Cons: Only thing is you have to be careful not to lose the charger. It would be nice to charge them directly with just a USB connector .

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ALEXANDER from Geneva, IL on 9/6/2017

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Great upgrade from even the X2, better fit and clearer sound.

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Gene from Houston, TX on 9/3/2017

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Wire is too short

Pros: ear buds stay in your ear

Cons: wire is too short

They stay in place!

Rob from Leonard, ND on 8/23/2017

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It stays put, good sound and with the foam ear pieces very good at passive noise blocking. Out of the way, durable and you can forget having to worry about them once they are on. The only downside is the battery life, good for more like 5 -6 hours tops, but charges easily.

Pros: Once you have them fitted to you, they will stay in place. They have very good sound and really light, you almost forget you have them on, except for never missing a beat.

Cons: Battery life is about 5-6 hours, I haven't drained it yet. You do get a audio message about how much battery you have left when you power them up.

Great bird

Yonattan from San Juan, PR on 8/6/2017

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Overall is a great headphone, I use them for work with an iphone 7 (since it doesn't have a headphone jack). Haven't used them for exercises or active stuff yet. The thing I love the most is the EQ app and rhe ability to download other people eq's and customize your own, it really makes a difference.

Pros: EQ app (you can customize it or download other people's eq), good battery life, noise isolating headphone tips (just like a pro in ear headphone), voice clarity (no complaints from receptors)

Cons: No fast charge, charging adapter (without it, it cannot be charged), very small delay in audio when watching videos, ear support plastic doesn't fit everybody (it started to hurt after a couple hours and when changed to a smaller one it didn't fit well)

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Todd from Ringgold, Georgia on 7/23/2017

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Happy with the purchase.

Pros: Great price for the product. The sound equalizer APP is a nice feature for your style of music. Noise canceling for sure.

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Great Looks and Sound

Steve from Anchorage, AK on 7/23/2017

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I gave this as a gift. She loves it! They look, sound and work great.

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Dave from Atlanta, GA on 7/22/2017

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Sound is quite good, with good bass response. Comfortable fit, with good noise isolation with the Comply foam tips. They charge fine when plugged into a computer's USB port, but they stop charging at about 80% when plugged into a battery pack I have. Perhaps that is an idiosyncrasy of the proprietary charging clip, since the battery pack charges everything else I've thrown at it just fine . not an issue worth docking a star, though. They connect easily and quickly to my phone or to a Bluetooth transmitter that's connected to a TV. Seem to be well built.

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Highly recommended BT earbuds

Paul from Latrobe, PA on 7/22/2017

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I wish I could've given these a 4.5 star rating, but since I can't, I opted to give it the full 5. Awesome product. Love the green color. Fits perfectly without chance of slipping out of my ears. Comfortable with form fitting material. Great sound. Love that it speaks to you telling how much charge is left. Easy charging. Seemed reasonably fast to full charge. Last a decent amount of time with full charge. The clip is useful, but the optional length adjusters are hard to put on and not easy to adjust once on. Comes with a nice storage pouch. Overall, I highly recommend these if you have a device with Bluetooth. Not useful on devices without Bluetooth capabilities.

Pros: Comfortable Sound quality Works with phone calls, Google Assistant Easy charging

Cons: Adjustable clips are not easy to use Only useful with BT enabled devices Charging dock is specific to this product, can't use other chargers, small and easy to lose

Great sounding Earphones

Larry from Greenwood, SC on 7/21/2017

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Was very impressed by the sound compared to a different brand earphone that I purchased years ago. Price is very good and shipping was very fast.

Pros: Nice snug fit in the ear. Great sounding earplugs.

Cons: None

Average+ for the Money

Bruce from Los Angeles, CA on 7/20/2017

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Crutchfield was great and shipped these faster than they quoted which is always a pleasant surprise. I bought these after my PowerBeats 3 failed for the 2nd time and had to be shipped back. Purchased those in Jan 2017 and need a reliable 2nd pair. Took advantage of the sale price for X3 having considered them when I went with the PB3. Did not go X3 initially as I did not like the proprietary charging. But I can see why they went that direction, as the port on the PB3, although on the bottom of the headphone, is susceptible to moisture which could be why they continue to fail. X3 has metal contacts without any openings where moisture and debris can enter. For Android users, I'd suggest these over the PB3 however. I'd give 4 stars for Android and 3 for iOS but you can't give 3.5 stars! The sound is just not where I expected it to be even with the EQ app. The app is better, however, than most of the free EQ apps as you do not lose any volume. Other apps I've tried reduce the volume by about 15-20%. For now, they get 4 stars since I'm Android user and the PB3's are just too unreliable. If these do not hold up to gym workouts, I will come back and reduce! Not sure about JayBird support though as I have not used it yet. I will say Apple has been awesome in terms of handling the PB3 repairs quickly and always sending status emails.

Pros: * Great for Android users. Shows power status on the phone and provides aural status unlike the PB3. * Great fit and they stay in better than PB3 * In-line controls bigger yet light and non-instrusive * Although I'm only on day 1, they seem like they won't fail as much as the PB3, partly due to no open charging port. Reliability is one of the most important factors as they need to work for > 2 -3 months

Cons: * Sound is very average, even using the customizable EQ app. * Range is poor, much less distance than the PB3. * Case is pathetic for a product that retails for $129. Even cheaper than the PB3. If you want to build a quality name for an "off-brand," provide high quality accessories. * The DIY cord management clips are a pain and should not require watching a YT video to figure them out. PB3 better here * Battery life is nowhere near 8 hours. More like 4-5. * Would not recommend

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Cynthia from Redwood City, CA on 7/16/2017

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The package came 3 days earlier than expected which was great. The earphones were in perfect condition and have worked great!

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Jaybird X3 Wireless

Crutchfield customer from Anaheim, CA on 7/13/2017

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So far so good. They are comfortable and the sound is great

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Guest from Denver, NC on 7/10/2017

Just got these headset and they sound awesome. They blow away my LG. The fit is nice and tight, but can become uncomfortable after awhile . However, they do come with many different set up options that i have left to try. Love the look and easy to use controls. The app that you download is very nice and gives you unlimited different eq setups that you can save . I am not a fan of the charger at all. You have to clip the charger on the volume base which requires the supplied adaptor but no charger. If you you lose or break this small adapter This is the only reason I gave this a 4 star.

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Good sound and comfort!

Sam from New York, NY on 7/9/2017

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Very good sound, good battery life,comfortable, easy to install on the iphone, good overall design. I can't believe I didn't buy them earlier.

Pros: Good sound Equalizer app is very useful Good connectivity with the iPhone Good battery life Confortable

Cons: I hope one day there is a noise cancelling version. But I am asking too much for now.

Jaybird X3 Wireless

Crutchfield customer from El Monte, Ca on 7/9/2017

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The sound is not as good as the beats 3, Design for the ears is very por not specified which is left or right.

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Crutchfield response on 7/10/2017 This customer contacted us and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

Jaybird X3 Wireless

Crutchfield customer from Seminole, FL on 7/8/2017

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These turned out to be everything other reviewers said the were. Good Sound, Good Battery life, easy to pair up Bluetooth and solid construction. Would have been happy had I paid the regular price. Getting them on sale was icing on the cake. As always, Crutchfield had them here in less than 5 days. A few people have complained about the connection for charging, but I have not found it a problem as they get charged overnight on my nightstand via a USB charging hub. Very happy over-all.

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Finally Ear Buds that dont slip on me!

Andre from Baton Rouge, LA on 7/5/2017

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I'm extremely pleased with these ear buds. Every pair of other types of earbuds Ive had before have shorted out with my profuse sweat during my runs in the humidity of Louisiana or they frustrate me with constantly slipping out of my ears. The Jaybird earbuds stay put - offer a variety of ways to wear and have tremendous sound quality that allows me to hear aspects of my music that I previously couldn't detect with my other brand ear buds. Highly recommended.

Pros: Handle heavy sweat Wireless Stay put Variable options to wear Color choices Great sound quality

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Jaybird X3 wireless in-ear sport

Crutchfield customer from Sweetwater, TX on 6/28/2017

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They are awesome. Love the color. The sound is great! Being able to customize it is pretty cool. They fit perfect on the ears. The cancel out outside noises. Love, love, love them! The best! Use them at the gym. While doing yard work. I've never had Beats but I'm pretry sure these are proudly better. And they look better in my opinion.

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Crutchfield customer from Brooklyn, NY on 6/28/2017

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There is only one problem for this amazing earphone. The battery. It doesn't last 8 hours as stated in the description. I fully charged it the first time I used it , only lasted for 4 hours. That's a big deterrent. Overall , amazing.

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Crutchfield customer from Westport, CT on 6/28/2017

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Great sound. Easy to set up and use. Great for working out.

Pros: Great sound. Easy to set up and use. Great for working out.

Cons: None.

Good sound, but a disappointing fit

John from Chicago, IL on 6/27/2017

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Good sound and connectivity (rarely skips), but not particularly comfortable. My Motorola VerveLoop+ headphones (which was my previous headphone) stay on with the default buds and (their version of the 'wings'). I'have some more time before the return window to swap out the full range of buds and see if the fit improves, and then update this review. However, as an initial review, i must admit i'm slightly disappointed for a headphone at this price - especially after reading (relatively) glowing reviews online. Perhaps i have weird ears :)

Pros: Sound. Connection strength.

Cons: Additional charging accessory and disappointing (out of the box) fit. Fat winglets.

Jaybird X3 Wireless

Malathon from Queens.NY on 6/25/2017

Best wireless headset that's not bulky like a traditional headphones and the sound is perfectly clear and balanced. You definitely have an advantage to wear it all day or just store it in your pocket,it's portable to take it with you anywhere you want. I bought four for my family.

Pros: Best portable sounding headset.

Cons: Can't overcharge the battery otherwise it will drain its charge.

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Features and Specs

General
Fit Style In-ear/Earbud
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 0.533" x 0.533"
Noise-canceling No
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control Yes
Frequency Response 20-20k Hz
Sensitivity 96 dB
Impedance 16 Ohms
Weight 0.7 ounces
Cord Length 19"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Storage Pouch
Charging Case No
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

Overview: The Jaybird X3 in-ear wireless sport headphones are designed to withstand the rigors of your workout. Not only are the headphones waterproof and sweat-proof, but they will stay in place, no matter what your level of activity. The X3 comes with six pairs of silicone and memory foam ear tips, secure-fit ear fins, cord clips, and a shirt clip. Your headphones and accessories can be stored in the supplied water-resistant pouch.

Ear Tips: The Jaybird X3 in-ear headphones feature smaller ear buds than previous models to fit smaller ear canals. It is small enough to allow you to wear them inside of a full helmet. The package includes both silicone and Comply memory foam ear tips in three sizes each. Three sizes of ergonomic Secure-Fit ear fins are available for greater comfort and fit.

Over/Under Ear: The X3s can be worn in different ways depending upon your intended use. If you wear them during rigorous sports, running, or biking, it is recommended that you choose the over-ear sport fit. The two included cord clips can be used to take up the slack of the connecting cable and get a snug fit around the back of the head. If using the X3s for casual listening, the under-ear casual fit is recommended. The included shirt clip lets you attach the cord to the collar of your shirt.

Bluetooth: The X3s are equipped with Bluetooth version 4.1, allowing you to listen to music or take phone calls wirelessly from your smartphone. The headphones have an effective range of 30 feet, and are compatible with the following codecs: AAC, SBC and Modified SBC, and profiles: HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP, and SPP. Some advanced Bluetooth features include:

  • Multipoint: Multipoint allows you to be connected to two devices simultaneously. While you are paired to your laptop and listening to music, you can accept a phone call on your paired cellphone. The X3 will remember up to 8 paired Bluetooth devices, and can be actively connected to two of them at a time.
  • Share Me: The Share Me feature allows you to share the music you're listening to with another pair of X3 headphones.
  • Smartwatch Compatibility: You can sync your smart phone with a smartwatch, and leave your phone at home while you run or ride. This feature works with the Apple WatchOS, Samsung Tizen, and Android Wear.

MySound App: The Jaybird MySound app, available from the App Store and Google Play, lets you customize your EQ settings to your listening tastes. You can sample the EQ presets of numerous athletes and artists, and download the ones you like to your headphones. You can even create your own sound profile and save it to your X3s or share it with others. The MySound app is compatible with Android devices running OS 4.4 and up, and with iPhones and iPads with iOS 9.0 or later.

Battery: The Jaybird X3 is powered by a 3.7-volt Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. The battery charges in approximately 2.5 hours via the included USB cable (5V 500mA power source recommended). A fully charged battery provides approximately 8 hours of playback time. The Quick Charge feature will provide 1 hour of playback time after a 20 minute charge.

In-line Remote/Microphone: The headphones have an in-line 3-button remote control for power, Bluetooth pairing, music playback, and phone calls. The remote includes an integrated omnidirectional microphone for phone calls and voice assistance.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20kHz
  • Impedance: 16 Ω
  • Sensitivity: 96 dB (+/- 3dB at 1 kHz)
  • Output: 5mW nominal, 10mW max
  • Driver Size: 6mm
  • Dimensions: Ear Bud Diameter 0.533" Depth 1.103"
  • Weight: 1.7 ounces

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Why did you buy this?

Ear bud and strap comfort and the battery life. [ yamir  Oct 02, 2018 ]
Recommendation from Doc, advisor at Crutchfield. I was provided with information about the upgrades that have been made to the Jaybirds, since the X2's. Will give them a test drive. [ Unamused  Jul 28, 2018 ]
reviews/price [ james  Jun 22, 2018 ]
Online reviews were positive for using the Jaybird X3 during exercise. [ David  Jun 06, 2018 ]
I have used the X2 model for three years and they a great on battery life, not to mention the amazing sound quality, my husband isn't jealous my jaybirds are better than his earphones. [ Mariesal  May 12, 2018 ]
The reviews and price [ JASON EARL  Mar 17, 2018 ]
Very good reviews on multiple web sites [ Daniel  Mar 17, 2018 ]
Needed bluetooth sport headphone with audiophile sound quality. [ Christopher  Mar 07, 2018 ]
Good reviews [ MARIA C  Feb 23, 2018 ]
After lots of research these seemed to be the best bang for your buck. Great reviews and a great price. Hopefully these are what I hope they are [ elizabeth  Jan 08, 2018 ]
I got a Jaybird run .. which absolutely love it. Want to gift this to my brother. [ DEEPAK  Dec 22, 2017 ]
running [ mike s  Dec 17, 2017 ]
I pay attention to the specs. and reviews. I know that Crutchfield has all the specs and answers to any question. These spec better than most others. The price along with the product support made this selection a no brainer. [ Louis  Dec 16, 2017 ]
Sale [ SANDY J  Dec 13, 2017 ]
These were on a Christmas list [ Diane  Dec 06, 2017 ]
Quality reviews from multiple websites and youtube. [ Nick  Dec 06, 2017 ]
price, reviews, features, extras [ Barbara  Dec 05, 2017 ]
Recommended workout wireless headphones by Washington Post for holiday shopping 2017. [ Paul  Nov 29, 2017 ]
Was looking for wireless ear buds and these were cheaper than the Apple product. [ Palmer  Nov 17, 2017 ]
Reviews [ Richard  Nov 17, 2017 ]
For working out everyday [ Heath  Oct 10, 2017 ]
high ratings [ Jason  Sep 26, 2017 ]
Price and appearance.. [ Ronald  Sep 20, 2017 ]
Reviews [ Jack  Sep 17, 2017 ]
I had the first generation of this wireless headphone and was really impressed with the sound and performance. I ended up recharging these first gen units more than anticipated and burnt them out. Now I'm going for my second pair and I hope they perform as well, and even sound better according to the reviews. [ Quinn  Sep 17, 2017 ]
Sweetproof [ MICHAEL W  Sep 10, 2017 ]
Price [ donald  Sep 05, 2017 ]
My friend just got them and he really likes them. What I didn't realize was you carried these product. I was surfing on the web and your company came up. I was looking for a good price & a company I can trust. I have been with your company since I was 18. I'm now 59. I've gotten most of my car stereos from you.My first stereo was from you and I had to modified a Toyota Corolla.You helped me big time on that one and my current car, Honda Civic has a stero from you.Your cusomer service is #1. [ John  Jun 25, 2017 ]
I was on sale and Amazon reviews looked good. [ DANIEL  Jun 25, 2017 ]
Reviews at multiple sites, including Crutchfield, Consumers Reports. Near best price at Crutchfield. [ Thomas  Oct 14, 2018 ]
I bought these looking for a better quality wireless earbud. I've been through two pairs of another brand (warranty replacement) in the last year and a half for a hardware failure. Unfortunately, the replacement pair has failed in the same way as the originals. Time to try something new. Hoping these are the answer. [ Rob  Oct 08, 2018 ]
sale [ Michael  Apr 15, 2018 ]
Pros: They sound great They provide plenty of cushion and fin options for a comfortable fit. The controls are very intuitive. They stay put when I'm running. The Jaybird app provides incredibly flexible EQ options to allow me to dial the sound in, and I can store multiple EQ curves. Cons: The overall max volume level is a bit timid for my tastes. That can be tweaked significantly in the app by adjusting the level of the overall EQ curve (i.e. volume) Well done, Jaybird! [ GEORGE  Mar 14, 2018 ]
Good reviews [ Bill  Feb 06, 2018 ]
color [ Juan  Dec 12, 2017 ]
I've owned multiple pairs of the jaybird earbuds and I've always loved them. Too bad they don't last when sent through the washing machine or I'd still be using my first pair. [ BRENT  Dec 03, 2017 ]
Good reviews [ Paul  Jun 27, 2017 ]
Reviews [ ADALBERTO  Sep 30, 2018 ]
I had a pair of Jaybird X3's until about a week ago. They were the best earbuds ever. Unfortunately, my girlfriend tried to mail them to me, but didn't threw away the tracking number. They never showed up. This time, I decided to try the sweet red color. Flash to match the sound! [ nathan  Sep 28, 2018 ]
Price and color [ PHIL  Aug 20, 2018 ]
Had beats before figured I would give these a try [ T  Apr 16, 2018 ]
Ratings [ PRESTON S  Apr 05, 2018 ]
I researched several earbuds over the last week. These seemed to have the best features for what I intend to use them for, which is running. My second choice was the Bose Sound Sport, but in reviews, it was mentioned that they do not seal to your ear, they kind of sit outside your ear canal. Not so good for running on a treadmill in a noisy gym. [ S  Mar 15, 2018 ]
different [ REGINA  Jan 05, 2018 ]
8 hrs of battery life [ Zachery  Dec 27, 2017 ]
previous experience with wireless Jaybird earbuds [ RADAME JOSE  Dec 06, 2017 ]
Great reviews vs. Beats [ Michaela  Nov 29, 2017 ]
birthday present for brother [ Jorge  Nov 27, 2017 ]
X-Mas for children [ Philip  Nov 27, 2017 ]
I chose this model, because after looking Over countless reviews on both the X3 and the power beats 3 , I found this to be the best fit . I can't wait for it to come as I have had a model like this before in white. [ Fowsia  Nov 22, 2017 ]
Battery life, sound quality reviews [ Frank  Jul 01, 2017 ]
I just wanted a really good pair of bluetooth earbuds that would't fall out my ear and comfortable to work out in. Also, I liked the red color. [ Osman  Jun 16, 2017 ]
Gift request. [ Mark  Aug 02, 2018 ]
Based on reviews and great price! [ Karen  Dec 20, 2017 ]
Compatible with android device. [ Christina  Dec 19, 2017 ]
The Jaybird X3's have a very sleek and elegant design. They are water and sweat resistant which according to reviews appear to hold up better to the elements. They have a proprietary charging system that even though seems to be an inconvenience it appears to improve the water resistant aspect. I am excited to see if they will perform and hold up to the elements as I believe they will. [ KEITH A  Dec 17, 2017 ]
Price and reviews. [ Thomas  Dec 11, 2017 ]
great sound quality; easily adjustable to fit head; comfortable [ Lynn  Dec 08, 2017 ]
Price [ JUAN CARLOS  Dec 04, 2017 ]
Looking for wireless earbuds that stay in while running, have apple music control and sound great! Fingers crossed! [ Jennifer  Nov 15, 2017 ]
Good Reviews and I choose Crutchfield because they offered free shipping and no Tax. [ Lynda  Jul 27, 2017 ]
I have small ears, a lot of buds too large or uncomfortable for me. These look small and compact. [ Irina  Jul 21, 2017 ]
Wife has the jaybird x2 headphones and she loves them. These appear to have some big improvements on an already great product, so i look forward to using them. [ anthony  Jul 17, 2017 ]

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the wire that connects the buds is not flimsy or thin at all they are very sturdy. The wire is flat and the buds themselves are heavier than average for earbuds, despite this they never fall out of my ears when i use the wings [ EMAN  May 29, 2018 ]
The weight was very little and seemed adequate but I didn't like the sound at all. [ Beaver  May 22, 2018 ]
There is a cord management clip that you can thread the wire to adjust to your liking. They are light and I am still using both the X2 and X3. Sound quality is good off my Apple Watch for a run or recreational use. I have not had any issues with the wire fraying and I have used both sets frequently. [ Troy  May 22, 2018 ]
The neck wire is fine and well made. [ JOSE L  May 22, 2018 ]
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