X3s Are simply Best of all EarBuds
I think the Jaybird X3s are simply the best earbuds available to date ( 2016-11-20 ) and they are extremely functional, durable and comfortable; they have a long battery life ( ~8hrs ) and long Bluetooth range ( 100+ feet ); they produce a rich & deep sound that’s clear, crisp and clean.
The audio / music can be adjusted and modified using JayBird MySound app’s 5 band equalizer with crossovers to add or subtract treble, bass or midranges to one’s preference and taste.
The earbuds ( wings & tips ) are extremely comfortable after many hours of continual use and noise isolation is very good when using the comply tips that come in box.
BASS is very good & strong
You can add as much or little bass as you like or remove it entirely.
I like and enjoy the way the X3s can be configured using the MySound 5 band equalizer so certain songs can be heard with very low bass that is long and drawn out; delivering that deep and long boooooooom.
Have to Experience X3s to appreciate them. Words inadequate.
I sincerely apologize, but I do not have the vocabulary to express or explain the joy, satisfaction and immense pleasure I receive & experience when listening to music on the X3s.
Jaybird X3s are Superior and Better than X2s
Jaybird X3s are superior to the X2s in every single area except when it comes to charging.
Only Complaint with X3s is need for proprietary “Charging Clip”
My only complaint about the X3s at this time is the need for a separate piece of proprietary hardware which Jaybird calls a “charging clip” to charge the X3 earbuds.
What’s in the box:
b. 3 sets of Silicon Ear Fins ( small, medium, large )
c. 3 sets of Silicon Ear Tips ( small, medium, large )
d. 3 sets of Comply Isolation Ear Tips ( small,medium, large )
e. 2 cord clips
f. 1 shirt clip
g. 1 Carry Pouch
h. 1 USB to Micro USB cable with “Charging Clip” attached
NO charger included.
Use any charger that has USB connection with less than 5.5v output.
X3s Paired quickly & easily with phone and laptop.
a. you can pair earbuds to two separate devices simultaneously.
b. you can easily switch between both devices, but not play simultaneously.
c. to switch between devices, pause one device, then press play on the other.
Controller buttons are very responsive to touch and work with very little pressure or fidgeting.
* increases ( + ) or decreases ( - ) volume
* if held down will skip forward ( + ) or backwards ( - )
* if lightly pressed will play or pause audio
* if held down will turn earbuds On or Off
If X3 is paired ( has Bluetooth connection ) and no audio is playing then pressing Vol +/- will announce battery charge.
Volume can be turned down so low that it's barely audible or up so high that it's extremely loud and would hurt one's ears if the Jaybird MySound 5 band equalizer is configured so all levels are high ( at max )...
The MySound app can be used to:
a. save Music Profiles ( equalizer settings ) to the earbuds
b. customize Music Profile using the app’s equalizer
c. test audio going to left or right earbuds
d. switch left & right audio on earbuds
e. display X3 battery status on phone
f. view faqs or download user guides
g. text / chat with support
The Jaybird MySound app connects to the X3s via Bluetooth “Only”. If there is no Bluetooth connection with the X3s, meaning an Android or IOS device is not paired with the X3, then the
MySound app will not be able to do following:
a. get status of battery charge from the earbuds
b. display battery charge on the android or ios device
c. save equalizer settings ( Music Profile ) to the earbuds
Automatic turn off:
If the earbuds are completely idle: ( no Bluetooth signal and none of the buttons on the earbud are touched ), then the earbud will automatically turn itself off after ~5mins. If any of the buttons are touched on the controller, then the 5min countdown timer will reset itself and the earbud will turn itself off 5mins after the buttons were touched.
Full ( 100% ) charge last ~8hrs depending on volume & bass.
With 1A charger it takes: ~2.50 hrs to charge from 0% to 100%.
With 2A charger it takes: ~1.25 hrs to charge from 0% to 100%.
With 1A charger: 15-20 mins charge adds ~1hr audio play.
With 2A charger: 15-20 mins charge adds ~2hrs audio play.
Avoid any USB charger that has more than 5.5v output.
Any USB chargers ( Wall, Car, etc ) that supply more than 5.5v will damage Jaybird X3 earbuds and should not be used.
X3 Battery charge can be checked:
* When earbuds are first turned on charge is announced.
* MySound app displays battery charged on earbuds.
* Pressing Vol +/- when no audio is being played.
* Pulling down notification panel shows % battery charge left.
You can listen to music while charging the earbuds. It’s a little tricky as you have to make sure the “charging clip” doesn’t disconnect from the inline controller, but it’s possible if you’re somewhat stationary as in laying or sitting down, even standing up ( if you’re using portable battery bank / charger ); so long as you don’t move around too much causing “charging clip” to become detached from the inline controller you will be able to listen to audio / music and charge the earbuds.
If there is no Bluetooth connectivity ( earbuds are not paired ) and there is no audio or music being played the earbuds will automatically turn themselves off after ~ 5mins.
Earbuds will not turn off automatically so long as there is a Bluetooth signal and connectivity ( X3s are paired ) even though no audio / music is being played.
* 33 feet is spec
* 100 feet was very solid
* 100-150 feet sensitive to movement
* 150-311 feet very sensitive to movement
Bluetooth signal and audio reception and use of controls ( Vol +/-, Play/Pause ) at distances measured above was better in a large enclosed room or gym than outside under open sky.
Bluetooth Signal Passes Through Walls
I can hear audio and music all throughout the house. I placed phone in one side of house and was able to walk to most of the rooms in the house both upstairs & downstairs, including garage and there was no disruption in Bluetooth connection nor significant degradation in sound. Signal passed through walls.
Highly Recommend getting the BestBuy Extended Warranty