Hey everyone! Another LegItLeilani product review here. This time I am reviewing the Jaybird BlueBirdX Bluetooth earbuds.
Before I even begin, let me say that this product was a birthday gift from my husband, and Jaybird has not contacted me to do a review. I just want to share my experience and help fellow runners and walkers!
Unboxing was very easy. There are neon-green pull ribbons to assist in opening and moving packaging. In the box was:
- BlueBuds X Premium Bluetooth Buds
- 3 pair ear tips (S,M,L) none installed.
- 3 pair secure fit ear cushions (S,M,L)
- 2 X-Fit cord management clips
- Standard Micro USB Cable
- Premium Protective Carry Case
According to the instruction manual, you can wear these either under-the-ear, or over-the-ear. I chose under-the-ear because that’s what I’m used to running with. The over-the-ear is an “advanced” setup according to the manual so I figured… K.I.S.S. Heheh. Instructions are in tiny print, but the design is clean and easy to understand. The unit comes pre-charged, but I went ahead and gave it a full charge. It took less than 2 hours. Supposedly this unit has 8 hours of playback on a 2-hour charge. It also says in the manual that you can get a 90-minute playback on only 30-minutes of charging. Hmm…
Fit – The key to these earbuds is comfort. I went through several pieces of ear tips and ear cushions before I found my COMBINATION, medium ear tips and small ear cushions. These earbuds are heavier than your typical Yurbuds, but once you run, you don’t feel them. I can wear these all day at work if I get the ear cushions on right.
Bluetooth Connection – Connecting to a device is easy. Just hold the middle button for 4 seconds while your device is searching for your BlueBudsX. Boom. Done. As far as the connection itself, the only time the BlueBudsX have dropped signal was when I was more than 30 feet away from my iPhone or laptop! Wow!
First Outing – My first run with these was a quick four-miler on a familiar route, so I was able to concentrate on the fit and sound. It was a lunchtime run with sleet and flurries. The BlueBudsXs canceled most outside noise so you have to turn your music down to hear traffic. I could hear my muffled foot pounding but it didn’t bother me. I’m used to it. Unlike my old noise cancelling headphones, the BlueBudsXs are weather-proof and sweat-proof, and they don’t dig into my ear canal. The earbuds never came loose, and I got used to running with them very quickly. I ran with a hood and a hat on and not once did the BlueBudsXs come out. Wearing them with my hood was actually very comfortable.
Conclusion – I think these BlueBudsX by Jaybird are pretty good! Since my first run with them went very well, I will be using these during my first marathon on Sunday. I just hope my phone will have enough battery life! I’ll include a small review in my post race report! Stay tuned and happy running!