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Jaybird X3 Wireless

In-ear Bluetooth® sports headphones (Green)

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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.

Close-up of the Jaybird X3 Wireless

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 (alpha) 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
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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

Product Research

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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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 ]
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 ]
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 ]

1 question already asked

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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