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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome earphones with great sound & comfort.

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    optimummind
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    ==== Summary ==== The Jaybird X4 earphones blew me away with its quality build, supreme comfort, and excellent audio quality. It does so many things right - light & durable, super comfortable in the ears, water resistant, excellent control over sound through the custom EQ app, great audio, and long battery life. Athletes will love the Jaybird X4 as well as casual users who value sound quality and water resistance flexibility. Jaybird has lived up to the hype and has created a very good and compelling product. These are fantastic earphones. **Pros: -Light and comfortable design. -Secure fit with soft ear fins/hooks. -Both the silicone & Comply foam ear tips are comfortable. -Comfly foam ear tips provide great natural/passive sound isolation. -Fantastic audio quality (with in-app EQ adjustment). -Good phone call quality. -Excellent battery life. -Earphone control buttons work well. -Excellent Jaybird app (custom EQ, battery status, Find my buds). -IPX7 water resistance. -Quick charge. -Tangle-resistant cord. -Cord cinch is useful. **Cons: -Very short (~3") & propriety charge cradle cable with no wall charger. ==== Design & Comfort ==== The Jaybird X4 earphones are designed very well - for both athletes and casual earphone users. It is light, made with durable materials and quality plastic, very comfortable for extended usage during normal & physical activities, and come with both soft silicone and Comply foam ear tips (in different sizes). Between the two types of ear tips, I prefer the Comply foam tips (size small). They are more comfortable to wear and they also offer better passive sound isolation than the silicone ones. In addition, sound quality gets a boost, especially in bass-heavy songs. The ear fins come in two different sizes as well and they're soft and compliant and fit inside the ears snugly and securely. I'm a jogger and the X4 was an excellent running companion with its secure fitment, outside noise isolation, and comfort. During my usual 5 to 6 miles run, I sweat profusely so it was good to know that the X4 is IP7X water resistant. I also appreciate being able to quickly clean the earphones with water without fear of damaging them. The Jaybird X4 is controlled with a 3-button remote module located near the right earpiece - volume up, volume down, and the middle multi-function button. The middle button is used for Power On, Power Off, Bluetooth pairing, answering/ending phone calls, and launching Google Assistant (with my Samsung Galaxy S9+). Everything worked smoothly and perfectly. The X4's battery is replenished by a charge cradle with a cable. One side of the charge cradle snaps onto the body of the remote module of the X4 and you then plug the other end of the cable into a charger or device that accepts USB Type A. I successfully charged the X4 by plugging it in to my laptop, my desktop PC, and one of my smartphone chargers. It took a little while for me to get used to snapping on the charge cradle to the X4. It was kind of annoying trying to align the pins on the charge cradle to the remote module despite the four small guiding tabs on the charge cradle that help with the alignment. I'm sure muscle memory will kick in soon, though, and the process will become easier and faster through time and repetition. With that said, I prefer this charge cradle method over having to using my fingernail to pull back a rubber or plastic flap before inserting a charging cable. I believe Jaybird is using this method to meet its water resistance and durability requirements. All in all, Jaybird has created some awesome hardware with lots of thoughtful and useful features. 10 out of 10 from me~! ==== Sound Quality ===== Out of the box, I found the sound to be just so-so though it was still better than my other two wired Bluetooth earphones - some $30 earphones from Amazon and a $100 JLab earphones. Once I opened the Jaybird app and played around with the EQ settings, however, the sound quality became FANTASTIC and AWESOME. I started with the "Warmth" preset profile and made sound quality my own by adjusting the Low, Mid, and High ranges within the "Customize" option. After saving & applying my custom preset, my enjoyment of music from the Jaybird X4 went from a 7 to 10 out of 10. I highly recommend everyone to invest some time and play around inside the EQ settings to tailor the music to one's personal tastes. It really does make a HUGE difference. I am not what you call an audiophile but the X4 - after EQ tuning - has really impressed me with its sound quality. The sound is crisp and clear, the bass is pretty decent (for Bluetooth earphones), sound separation and dynamic range are well-presented, and it delivers very well-balanced audio. I love it. Is it as good or better than over-the-ear headphones such as the Sony 1000XM3 or Bose QC35 Series II? Of course not. But for wired Bluetooth earphones that offer easy portability, lightness, and durability during physical activities, I don't think one can do better than the Jaybird X4. 10 out of 10~! ==== Battery life ==== The X4 offers very good battery life. 8 to 9 hours of playtime is higher than most other similar competing products and you won't have to charge it midday like you do with those small wire-free Bluetooth earphones. 10 out of 10. ==== Conclusion ==== Jaybird has created an excellent product in the Jaybird X4. It is stylish, light, well-built, super comfortable, durable, easy to use, and provides fantastic sound quality. The icing on the cake is its IPX7 water resistance and long battery life. For anyone that asks me to recommend a good pair of wireless Bluetooth earphones, I'll tell them to get the Jaybird X4. It is some good stuff.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Elevate Your Workout and Weather the Elements

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    Kelby
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    ---- Summary ---- Pros: - Great audio quality - Water and sweat proof - Secure fit - Comfortable during workouts Cons: - Prefer the cable management system of the Jaybird X3 headphones ---- Review ---- Design: As a previous owner of the Jaybird X3 headphones, I am happy that the design of the new X4 model is very similar. I like having the ability to wear the headphones under or over my ears, and the small control module is nonobtrusive and easy to use. What I miss about the X3 headphones is their cable management system that allowed users custom fit the cable behind the neck so that there was minimal to no bouncing while running or working out. While I do like how quick and easy it is to adjust the cable with the speed cinch system of the Jaybird X4 headphones, I preferred the previous model’s cable system. Jaybird made a significant improvement over the X3 headphones by adding IPX7 waterproof certification to this model. While sweatproof coatings often suffice, it is nice knowing that the Jaybird X4 headphones can weather the elements and handle accidental drops into water. Overall, I like the design. My only wish is that clips were included so that the cable management system of the X3 headphones could be used instead of the speed cinch system, if desired. Performance: The Jaybird X4 headphones deliver crisp audio with powerful bass. The default setting is great, but there is also an EQ app that allows for customized sound. I enjoyed the ease of testing different sound settings and found the perfect fit for me. Thanks to the Jaybird EQ app, I have a renewed love for some of my favorite songs to run or workout to because of the audio quality these headphones produce. In addition, the audio has never cut out or distorted, even during strenuous workouts, so they perform very well. Features: After fully charging the headphones, I got a little less than eight hours of music playback. I am satisfied with that battery life and appreciate how quickly the headphones charge back up. Taking calls is easy with the control module, and I have been told that my voice sounds clear on the other end when I am on a call with someone. The control module also allows users to activate Siri or Google Assistant, and I have found that my questions or requests get picked up by the mic accurately. Verdict: If you own the Jaybird X3 headphones and are wondering if upgrading to the X4 model is worth it, I personally do not think it is. There is not quite enough improvement over the X3 headphones. However, if you are looking for a great new pair of headphones for your active lifestyle, I would highly recommend the Jaybird X4 headphones. Along with other admirable qualities, they are well designed, produce great audio, have a long-lasting battery, and they are IPX7 waterproof certified. These headphones do not disappoint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, with Customizable EQ Option

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    Panther68
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    INITIAL IMPRESSIONS: As with most Jaybird products, packaging is, essentially, the same…fairly small, but still too large for what’s contained within; fairly basic in what’s printed on the box, but providing the necessary information; easy to open, and easy to access contents. Design of the new X4 is straight-forward, with an easy-to-use 3-button in-line control (volume up/forward, play/pause/voice assist, & volume down/back). While most companies provide three ear tip sizes (Sml, Med, Lrg), Jaybird has, for some unknown reason, chosen to only include two (Size 1 & Size 2). As for what “actual” sizes these corollate to, I have no clue. I can tell you that, with the typical 3-size offerings, I wear the medium, and with the Jaybird offerings I’m wearing Size 2. Thankfully, instead of just two pair of silicone ear tips, as included by most manufacturers, Jaybird has “partnered” with Comply, to include two pair of their “Ultra” memory-foam ear tips (which I’m using, and, as with all Comply ear tips, they are fantastic). However, that being said, the ear fins do come in three sizes (I’m using Size 2 (which I’m assuming equates to ‘Medium’). Speaking of ear fins, these are a better design than the ear fins that came with the X3. Lastly, there’s Jaybird’s new “Speed Cinch” system, for (so-called) “perfect adjustment”…more on this, later. BATTERY, AND WATER RESISTANCE: Jaybird claims an 8-hour battery life, and, with my use so far, I’ve gotten anywhere from slightly below, to slightly above. I can’t say how long it takes to fully charge them (Jaybird claims 2hrs), as I have not actually timed a full charge. At the same time, I can tell you that Jaybird’s claim of 10 minutes charging providing 1hr of playback is accurate. As for the earphone’s water resistance, I haven’t “taken them for a swim”, and I don’t plan to, but they claim an IPX7 certification, meaning that they should be able to be submerged for up to 30 minutes, at a maximum depth of one meter. If you buy these, and want to test this out, go ahead, but, as I said, I’m not planning any such test…I’ll just ‘believe’ their claim. SOUND QUALITY: These have a really great, albeit a neutral & flat, sound. For audio purists, this will be considered a huge “plus”, but, for those who prefer the (faked) “boom” sound of Beats, Skull Candy, etc, you might be somewhat disappointed. At the same time, for those who want to increase the base (as well as the rest of the spectrum), Jaybird has an app (iOS & Android), similar to apps being offered by other manufacturers, available, with the simplistic name of Jaybird MySound. In addition to preset & customizable EQ settings, you can also download additional presets, through the “Discover presets” section of the app. Regarding the EQ, it’s somewhat different than what most people expect. Instead of the usual pre-defined Hz settings, the EQ is divided into three sections (LLOW, MID, & HIGH). The EQ is, essentially, a 5-band EQ, and there are Hz points (20Hz, 128Hz, 500Hz, 4kHz & 20kHz) shown at the bottom of the EQ, but the five “bands” are not assigned to any particular Hz point – just as you can slide any point up/down, to increase/decrease volume within that band (or, to be more accurate, a band range), you can also slide the points right/left, to change the Hz point that band (band range) has control over. While I’d appreciate a ‘higher band’ EQ (ie. 7-band, 9-band, or, better yet, 11-band), giving users the ability to change the bands/band ranges each “band” is associated with is a nice touch. One final point about the app – in the lower-right corner, your earphone’s battery life remaining is shown, so you have a simple way of determining how much remaining battery they have. ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS: One thing I REALLY like about the X4’s is how they charge. I’ve had two iterations of Plantronics “Backbeat” series, and, while not a “problem”, charging them has always required multiple steps, as the charging port was covered by a rubber ‘flap’. With the Jaybird X4, charging is as simple as “snapping” the 3-button control into the charging cradle, which plugs into any USB charger, or computer USB-A port. NOTE: Do NOT plug into anything supplying more than 5V, as it WILL damage the earphones. The recommended output is 500mA, although my 1A charger hasn’t caused any problems (probably because it’s still a 5V). firmware updates (when released) will also be performed through the charging cradle. FINAL VERDICT: This isn’t as easy to answer as I was hoping. First, compared to the X3, there’s not much improved, in terms of sound quality. Second, both utilize the same app, so both have the same “adjustment” ability. However, the inclusion of Comply ear tips, as well as the redesigned ear wings, does show improvements in other areas. Complicating the matter ever further is the fact that, shortly after Jaybird released the X4, they released an almost-identical pair called ‘Tarah’. As far as I’m able to tell, the only difference between these two is that the X4 provides 8hrs of playback, while the Tarah ‘only’ provides 6hrs. if that additional 2hrs is worth an extra $30, then, by all means, go out and get yourself the X4. On the other hand, if two additional hours doesn’t mean all that much to you, save yourself $30, and buy the equally-good Tarah. If you are “on the fence” between these three, here’s the primary points of what you need to know: 1) The X3 & X4 provide 8hrs playback, the Tarah provides 6hrs 2) The X4 & Tarah provide IPX7 protection, the X3 provides no water protection 3) The X4 & Tarah take 2hrs to fully charge, the X3 takes 3hrs 4) The X4 sells for $130, the Tarah & X3 are $100 Beyond these four key points, the X4, Tarah, and X3 are (essentially) identical in terms of performance. The only other “differences” are in design. So, whichever you decide to get, you’ll be getting a great pair of wireless earphones. Personally, while I don’t plan of wearing them in the rain, I do tend to “overheat” easily, thus the IPX7 rating of the X4 & Tarah is a huge benefit, as is the 2hr full-charge time. As for the 8hr vs 6hr playback, as a professional chauffeur, longer playback time is always better, as I can have long wait times when picking up clients at the airport (especially when it comes to international flights), not to mention long “wait” periods while on a Roadshow, and extended periods between clients. While I like saving money whenever possible ($30 saved on earphones can buy quite a few cups of coffee at Starbucks), the additional 2hrs of playtime is still worth it to me. Disclaimer: This product was provided free, or at reduced cost, for the purpose of reviewing the product. Nevertheless, the above review, be it positive, negative, or anywhere in-between, is a 100% honest review, and the price paid played absolutely no part in my review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Excellent headphones, but a fatal flaw

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    BobinVA
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    I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect Bluetooth headphones, and my latest foray is the Jay Bird X4 model that just came out. A friend has been raving about the X3s, so I was very excited to learn that the X4s were coming onto the market. I jumped at the chance to get them for myself. Did they live up to my expectations? Read on... The X4s come with 3 sets of silicone fins that help the X4s stay put in your ears, as well as 2 different sizes of comply foam tips (a nice touch) and 2 sizes of silicone tips. These are necessary to get the right fit, since the fit is critical to fully enjoying these earbuds. It’s important to take the time to try out the different tips and sizes of fins so that you truly get a good fit. This was an area that I didn’t fully appreciate, as I’m accustomed to buying lower-quality earbuds and just going with the default setup. The X4s are designed to be used in one of two different ways: with the cord going over your ears, or with the cords hanging down below your ears/behind your neck. The over the ear configuration is great for running. With the innovative cord tightener, the cord is tight against the back of your head and doesn’t restrict your ability to turn your head to either side. This is something I really loved, and is one of the reasons that these are such good earbuds. The other configuration, with the cord going around the back of your neck, is much easier to pop into your ears and go, but it can be annoying when the cord drags against your skin while turning your head. In my opinion, this is partially due to the fact that the cord is flat, and a smaller diameter round cord would alleviate this. Either way, the X4s are not going to move while using them during exercise. They’re sweat and waterproof, meaning you don’t have to worry about them during a workout, and they can just be rinsed off afterward. The sound quality of the X4s is outstanding! One of the reasons for this is that Jay Bird has included an app that allows you to customize the EQ settings and send them to the earbuds, making them available for all your listening, no matter the source. Getting the right fit in the ear canal is important to getting the right sound quality. Call quality is also excellent, probably better than any other Bluetooth headset I’ve used, including those dedicated to phone calls. There was one area where I thought the X4s were disappointing, and unfortunately, it’s a big one. The area is Bluetooth connectivity. The X4s were especially sensitive to the location of the phone on my body while walking or running. If I put it in a back pocket on the side of my body opposite the controls, the signal would drop out frequently. During an audiobook, this would cause me to miss out on words. Using the over-ear configuration made this problem even worse, rendering them basically unusable. To me, this is a critical flaw, since there’s not much point to wireless earbuds if they can’t maintain a connection. If not for the Bluetooth issue, I would have rated these higher, but that is a deal-breaker for me. For comparison, I used some of my other Bluetooth headphones, and subjected them to the same positioning of the phone that I used with the X4s, but none of my other models exhibited the same problem. Perhaps this is something that can be improved through updated firmware (if that’s even possible), but for now it prevents me from liking these as much as I wish. The excellent audio quality, good fit and high quality build make these something I want to love, but can’t quite get there due to the Bluetooth issue. Maybe I got a bad unit. I will definitely increase my rating if this can be fixed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound. The Jaybird App is a must have to use

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    MVilla
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    This is my first time owning a pair of Jaybird Bluetooth wireless headphones. I have previously owned a Powerbeats3, but do currently own a Powerbeats X. This somewhat reminds me of the Powerbeats 3, though not entirely (and had a great plague of problems with the Powerbeats 3 due to supposedly not really sweatproof, and I sweat a lot). I have tried these so far only one time at the gym doing sweaty cardio, and so far they still are functional. They somewhat remained stuck inside during the duration of my workout (you have to push them back in sometimes, which has been the same with any type of earbuds for me). Asides from that, the Jay birds X4 came in a nicely packaged box, with a compartment “door” that shows the other accessories such as your different size earbuds/tips, carrying case, along with a USB charger. When I first put them on, the ear tips that were already on them stock, didn’t seem to stick well. They would slip out. Fortunately as I was going through the bag of different ear tips, I have found one that are supposedly mushy like, or memory foam like, but they do stick and creates a great seal of isolation. As I played some music, it sounded pretty well. Though I understand that there is a companion app for this. Of course first you would have to pair your Jaybirds, and then launch the app. Sometimes in the app, it will show that no devices are connected, but it only takes about a few seconds or a bit so and then you are all set showing your connected. The companion app is a must have to use these. The “bring the bass” preset is ideal for alternative rock music or heavy metal. However, in my case with the iPhone, it does have an equalizer in the music settings. For the most part, pretty much from owning the first iphone, that setting has been mostly off. I have not tried listening to these with the equalizer settings onto a different preset, and at the same time having a preset on the Jaybird’s app. I can imagine that it may cause some over modulating or some distortion. I would pretty much say to leave the equalizer off in the music settings of the iPhone, or any other smart phone (that supports the companion app.) The Bluetooth range is good, as I tested this from going from one room in the house (leaving my phone behind), down the hallway, and right entering the kitchen there’s some hiccups or disconnect. But my phone will be always in close range. I find the charger to be something different, rather than a common mini usb plug or anything else, there’s metal contacts that you align with to the Jaybirds’ contacs, to charge. I believe that will be easy to get used to. I often have the loop under my chin that around/over my neck (the same with the powerbeats 3), that appears the only good way for me to wear them. But I’ll definitely start using these more from time to time, and will try them next when it comes to swimming. I believe these are a great alternative to AirPods or powerbeats, and reasonably priced too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    JAYBIRD X4: New Heights

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    greenrita
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    Out the box, the Jaybird X4 is aesthetically pleasing and lightweight with a really quick user-friendly and intuitive set up. You match the charging dots on the earbuds to the charging dots on the cord unit then plug the USB tip into your pc or any other USB plug to mount into a wall outlet or hub. An hour should get you to fully charged. Download the Jaybird X4 for set up assistance and to tailor your listening experience with the Equalizer tool. I like a lot of bass to raise my energy when dancing, walking, running or lifting. But, while relaxing I go higher on the treble side. You can get up to 8 hours of battery; but, I think battery longevity can depend on how many devices are connected. High volume might also shorten battery life. Still trying to test battery duration in the context of varying demands. If my suspicions are true, the X4 manual could outline a basis for comparison relative to battery life. Other units on the market like Jabra at $169 only give you 5 hours. So, off the bat, with or without lab analysis, the ROI is higher with Jaybird X4 at ~ $129. Moreover, most other units are still touting sweat and water “resistance” while the Jaybird x4 has raised the roof with IPX7 waterproofing that affords these earbuds the tolerance to be submerged to 1 meter of H20 for 30 minutes. Though I swim regularly, I am not going to do that test because the manual says the buds are not for swimming or showers. I am just happy to have the extra protection from inadvertent exposure to my sweaty neck, rain or an accidental drop in the toilet. So far, also really happy with the robust audio for phone chats, you tube and the privacy of watching my flat screen while my partner reads. As noticed with another brand that loses synchronization of the audio with the visual, I found no trouble with the Jaybird X4 in the synching department. Moreover, while viewing a documentary on my phone, when a segment of classical violin broadcasted over the earbuds, I was stunned by the symphonic level of clarity. Though I don’t have a basis for comparison with the previous generations of Jaybird, the lows, mids and highs were crisp in a manner that I had not experienced in other earbuds. (Even the audio of the greeter when you turn on or shut down your phone delivers a more robust tonal quality than heard via the competition.) And, with all of the jostling of my indoor/outdoor sports routines, I give the earbuds high marks for a snug fit. At first installation, I thought the fins and tips were the right fit then found I had to do the exploration of all options to find it right. In my experience, the foam tips were a new option; and, as it turns out, they are the best for getting the grip I need to prevent incessant earbud fidgeting while working out or doing lawn care chores. Nonetheless, I leave one bud out while driving and/or using GPS; but, I find my tip selection, when placed in both ears, gives me excellent sound isolation when I am in a secure location NOT requiring hyper-vigilance. In addition to warnings about the damage high volume can do to the ear drum, the manual editor may want to warn consumers to consider leaving one ear open while moving through high risk locations to prevent unforeseen boundary violations. The X4 manual alerts us that some ears require two different sizes for left and right ear canals. Turns out, it’s a worthwhile effort to take the time to run through all potential combinations. In the past, I may have blamed the buds for a wonky fit when I really didn’t do the work to exhaust all options. BTW, don’t freak out like I did and think that the unit doesn’t come with a security clip for the earbud cord. After initially berating Jaybird for forgetting the clip, I found the clip packaged with the fins and tips. Adjusting the cord length is simple enough with the pre-attached slider. And, the multi function raised buttons are easily manipulated to raise/lower volume, fast forward, rewind, skip tracks, pause and/or play. As well, easily deliver inquiries to your Alexa or Siri by holding down the center node. Like most other units, the range reception drops off more or less at ~30ft. Another cool feature is that I got a prompt to set the buds to keep the phone unlocked when the devices are within range of one another. All in all, the X4 is a solid investment though, in light of all the years of this technology with only minimal generational upgrades, I would expect price reductions as new generations are introduced rather than price hikes, especially since the 99% are not experiencing increases in annual income commensurate with the rising cost of living.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great sound customization, sluggish controls

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    Jaron
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    Pro -Comes with many ear tips and fins to fit many ear sizes and shapes -Can be worn reversible -Decent battery life -Excellent sound and EQ control with the companion app -Practically sweat/water proof Con -Storage case is small, not very protective, and doesn't stay closed well -Sound EQ control and stereo reversal requires app on your device to be constantly running -Customized EQ is limited to five control points -Controls are a little sluggish -No hi-res audio support -Proprietary charging cable Overall Physics demands earbuds have a drawback: tiny driver size. Small drivers can't replicate a natural balance of audio on their own, particularly in the lower bands. To combat this, most earbud manufacturers use software EQs to enhance the areas their drivers are normally weak. The problem with this is the end user is at the mercy of the synthesized soundstage the manufacturer set. Jaybird changes that up a little with the X4s and the latest version of their sound control app. Instead of a few EQ presets, you get almost complete control over the entire EQ to make your music sound the way you want. More, you can share your prefer presets and download those of others ( and sample the many strange ways others prefer listening to their tunes ). You are limited to using only five control inflection points along the entire EQ curve, but it's usually sufficient for your needs. Jaybird's app can also reverse the stereo since the earbuds are can flip around and be worn either hanging under your neck or over your ears and around the back of your head. I didn't find this alternate configuration very usable since it puts the control pod right against your head. The controls themselves are okay, but could be better. It uses the typical three buttons for volume up, down, and power that also double for next/prev track and other things. I found them overall to be slow since instead of using quick double- and triple- clicks, you have to press and hold them for the alternate commands. The control pod also serves as the charging point, but instead of using a standard type-C or micro USB cable, it uses a proprietary magnetic connector. Hope you never lose the charging cable. However the storage case in the box is a small bag with a spring loaded mouth that doesn't stay tightly shut. The bag is barely big enough to hold the cabled earbuds, charging cable, and the various ear tips and sizing fins, and doesn't offer much protection. In the end, the X4 has great promise, but fails in a lot of little things. The EQ control is great, they're practically water proof, the battery life is decent, and you get a lot of ear tips and fins to fit your ears ( if you're the type that finds this style of buds comfortable ). But I find the controls slow, the storage bag severely lacking, the proprietary charging cable easily lost, and the lack of any hi-res audio support ( apt-X, LDAC, etc ) disappointing. I can probably excuse the charging cable, since water proofing electrical connections can be difficult. And I have to have one more app running on my phone to get the sound I want. It would be very nice if the earbuds had the ability to store one or two EQ curves onboard, so they would sound the same without needing the Jaybird app on every device. Overall they're a good way to listen to music and I don't think many people would be disappointed with them. Personally, I think I prefer the JLab Epics a little more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Waterproofing and easy controls add value

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    Dan0Sterling
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    On paper, there’s a lot to like about these Jaybirds X4. They have a long battery life and lots of fit options. In practice, they have good sound quality, wind resistance, and connection. Your fit may vary, but I found it lacking. Pro: The controls on these buds are very easy to use, including with bike gloves on. The headphones have good audio feedback about turning on, connecting, battery life, etc. In the package are several sets of silicon tips, along with 2 sets of Comply foam tips. This should give most people enough options to choose from. They stay in very well. Wearing these outside, there are no dropouts due to wind or Bluetooth issues. Battery life is great! I put these on a loop of various music to help burn them in for 8 hours. They were still playing and had ~ 10% battery life left. Extra plus: Whenever you turn these on, it will tell you the battery life remaining. If you plug them in on the day you’re starting at 10% or 15%, you should be golden. The sound isolation is decent. It blocks most outside noise when there’s music playing but still allows you to hear sirens and other important things. They wouldn’t replace active noise cancelling cans on an airplane, but that’s not the market. Jaybird has a reputation for fairly good build quality and water resistance. While I didn’t drop them in a pool, I expect they’ll hold up well in that regard. Cons: Bluetooth is an imperfect method for transferring sound information. These buds make use of AAC compression for delivering above average sound, but it falls short of bandwidth needed for classical music. It should be fine for pop music. AptX is the best, but it has to be paired with good drivers. Compared to the 1More Be Free (which use AptX), these sound a little tight. Compared to the 1More wired earbuds I have, these do not sound as nice. They are also not as comfortable for long-term wear than either of the other pairs I have. The charging port is not standard and requires a unique plugin. Lose that, your X4 is worthless unless you find the plug in or get a new one. I just leave mine in the USB outlet at home. It’s fine since I don’t run out of battery unexpectedly! I’d prefer a slightly larger nub on the wire in favor of a standard micro USB. Value: At their list price these buds are on par with other “not cheap” bluetooth earbuds. These are not priced in the category of Bose, nor do they perform like them. They’re better than the cheap Sony & Skull Candy buds. The value goes beyond the sound to the usefulness in not falling out and in working in all weather conditions. For that reason alone, these buds are worth the price. Just know what you’re getting into.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, fit, eq ap. But buy B. Buy warranty

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    Sherri
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    First, the sound, comfort, and fit options of these are really good, more about that later. Also, I had the X2 version of these headphones for years and years until they died. The brand does seem to have issues though. They sometimes don’t work. My first pair of X2 stopped working in under a month. The replacements ones worked for multiple years, as previously mentioned. So, I recommend buying the Best Buy warranty and after buying these that you open them either in the store or right outside the store and make sure they work. I’d even makes sure that they will charge. I bought the X4 headphones to replace the X 2 ones and they would not charge up at all. I had to exchange them. So to save driving back to the store, I’d bring a device you want to pair them with and before I left the store I’d make sure they’d pair and also that they will charge (Best buy has chargers behind the counter and also in the Geek Squad area.) I’ve read reviews in multiple places that others have had various troubles too. I’d also spend the money getting a Best Buy maintenance/warranty thing. That way if they don’t work, you can just go to the store and get another pair. Headphones are the only thing I ever buy warranty for and I’ve always been glad I did. Best Buy’s is also 2 years while the manufacturers is only 1. If you go with the manufacture warranty, you will have to send Jaybird the faulty headphones and wait for them to get them. Then they have to check them out and then send you a replacement. One review I read said that took 2-3 weeks. Sound: These are really great headphones. They do a good job of blocking out noise. I don’t hear anything other than what is playing on my device, and I also don’t have to have the volume all the way up. I exercise in a gym so prefer not to hear the gym noise. If you are an outdoor exerciser, I wouldn’t recommend you get these because it wouldn’t be safe. These are also very comfortable. I like the way you pick which size fin you use and also which size and type of tip you use for the end of the headphones. You can have a different fin size from tip size, you can have silicone tips or comply tips. I like the comply ones. (That is why I went with the X4 instead of the Jaybird Tarah. With the new Tarah ones, the fins and the tip are all one unit.) The fins for the X 4 are an improvement over the X2. I think the big difference between the X3 and the X4 is the fins. I’ve read several reviews that said the sound is the same. More about the sound. They sound good the way they come but if you use the EQ ap that Jaybird has, free, you can customize it, or pick one someone else has customized. There are tons of customized sound mixes (not sure if that is the proper word to use, but I’m sure you get what I mean). I absolutely love the way you can customize the sound. I think this is the best thing about these headphones. I highly recommend these. If they work, the sound, the ap with the EQ customization, the fit, and the fit options are fantastic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best everyday headphones I've used in years...

    Posted
    BillnMish
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    Before writing this I went through and browsed the other reviews to make sure I didn't write more of the same or repeat the same talking points over and over again. So if you want a list of exacting features, specs, or anything like that, read the other reviews :) Now, with that out of the way I will start off by saying that I have about three dozen other headphones in my house at this exact moment. These range from $10 units you find around the check-out area of random stores, right on up to $600 open-back over ears and $300 ear buds -- with a slew of others mixed in between. Now, none of those equate to genuine audiophile quality, but, there's some stellar offerings in the bunch...and these Jaybird X4's are the best in the mix for every day, all situations use. I've worn them in the back yard doing yard work, around the house while cleaning, and have used them exclusively the past week and half as my IEM's while drumming. The foam ear pieces that come with them (highly recommend ANY foam buds in place of the silicone...if you haven't made the switch already, just do it...you'll thank me later -- they fit better, for longer, and seal sooooo much nicer) do an excellent job sealing out ambient noise when you want that "isolated" feel. They also do a great job of keeping sweat OUT, something I've always had a problem with on silicone buds. The app, while minimal, is great and essential for getting the best sound profile out of the X4's. Depending on the genre you're listening to you might want more high's, a fuller mid-range, or a little more bass...the infinitely adjusted EQ allows just that. Along with being able to pick presets from others, the app really is a no-brainer. Ok, that's my own take on these, but I completely agree with the pros/cons found on all the other reviews, even the lower 3-star feedback. Now, do I think some of the cons are a little nit-picky? Yeeuup, but hey...we all have different priorities and tolerances for certain things. I don't find the charging cradle (nor it's short length) enough of a hassle to remove a star. And while the cable management system on the X3's is behind the neck instead of under the chin, I forgot about this alteration 10 minutes into the first wear. This coming after thought I was immediately going to hate not having the old behind-the-neck system. But, I was proven wrong. Do these reinvent the wheel? No. Do they do something new that other units don't? No. But, they do all the things better collectively across the board than anything even remotely close to this price-point. I would say it would take some molded or dedicated IEM's ($800+) to really make me feel the same way these did upon first listen/extended listen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    About par for fitness earbuds

    Posted
    Namdnas
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I've used the Jaybird X3 and the Freedom earbuds, so I came into these with certain things to expect. Overall, they are really nice and I would recommend them over other fitness-branded headphones. Even the Jaybird Freedom Wireless. However, if you already have the X3's, I wouldn't warrant these as a necessary upgrade unless your X3's are getting worn. I had to delay my review of these for about a week because the website that helps with fitting them and the app had not yet been updated and I wanted to give these a fair review. The app finally got updated a few days ago. Overall, the app is wonderful for changing your sound settings and balance; I especially love the bass boost setting and I've used that one exclusively for X3 and Freedoms. Looks to be the same for these. I've gotten used to the sound of my Freedoms and Airpods, so the bass on the X4's felt a little lower than I expected - I feel the Freedoms, for whatever reason, had deeper bass. Maybe it's just me? The fitting will take a bit to get right, as for me, the ones that were on the earbuds by default were way too big. I swapped them for the foam pieces and the next size down on the wing-tips. They fit great now. The only downfall to the foam is, while super comfortable and fantastic quality, they absorb earwax and oil and can see them getting pretty gross, pretty quickly. But, you can order new ones from Jaybird, which is nice. I think the foam ones are the "Comply" brand, which are the best you can get. So far they've worked well. However and as with any fitness-branded earbuds, don't expect them to last forever. Especially with daily exercise, sweat and use. Eventually the sweat resistance will wear ever-so thinner and will ultimately be the death of them, but that should take a solid year or two of excessive use. More if moderate or you aren't prone to sweating much. Me? I can think about exercising and I'll start sweating, lol. Overall, though - if you are in the market for fitness-related earbuds, these are the only way to go. Jaybird has FANTASTIC support and customer service from my past experiences and for the price, the sound quality is great. At the time of my writing, these just came out, so there's no reason to get the prior models. The primary difference is just the increased sweat/water resistance. They still carry the minor "lag" when typing on a keyboard - it's about a second or so lag between typing and hearing the type noise in the headphones. I was hoping this would be fixed in this version, but nope. Same as every prior Jaybird headphone I've used. That and the amount of bass are the only things keeping this from being 5-stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for me

    Posted
    niteryder
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    I got these Jaybird X4 wireless headphones specifically for using under my helmet while riding my motorcycle. The last pair I had were great but had a measly 3 hour battery life, and I am on my bike many days for 6-8 hours and needed something with more battery life. So far the only negative is these have a proprietary charging cable, so you cannot use USB-C or Micro USB if you happen to lose or leave the charger behind. But this is not enough to take away from my overall rating. These charged up for the first time fairly quickly, 2 hrs I believe, so not to bad. My bike is fairly quiet and I use a full face helmet, the sound levels on the Jaybirds are very good and I can easily hear the music, podcasts or whatever Im listening to over the wind, road and engine noise. The quality of sound is very good as well. I'm always amazed at how much sound quality can come out of these small earbuds. Rich bass, nicely defined mid tones, and clear, crisp high tones are what I am getting out of these earbuds. The biggest positive for me has been how comfortable these are even under my helmet. I can have these in for several hours and no soreness at all. I also like the fact that every Jaybird product Ive owned so far has a very nice carry case, huge plus. Sometimes these little details make a huge difference. I certainly they are listening and continue with this, it makes my travels so much easier. I just toss in the charging cable and the extra buds and I have everything I need in a nice small easy to carry package, Thank you for that! If I had one small complaint it would be no noise cancelling, but I understand they were never advertised that way and noise cancelling adds $$ to the overall cost. As I said earlier, the sound is so good and the volume levels are so good that Noise cancelling is just a luxury, and takes nothing away from these earbuds. Lastly, there is an app that you can download giving you some added control over the sound, and I'd recommend using the app. You have a decent EQ that you can set custom profiles for different types of music. I have 15 profiles set up which is probably overkill, but I like the fact that I can do this and I use all of them. There are also several preset profiles for every genre of music and you can try and save any of them to your custom EQ profiles. This is a well thought out and useful app, unlike some others Ive tried. Overall these are fantastic earbuds and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for wireless BT earbuds.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Avoid - unless you like headphones that die fast

    Posted
    Nick
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    For those of you who like wordy reviews, read on. Otherwise, the take home is as follows: though they sound good, the X4s (and X3s for that matter) simply do not hold up under the usual sweat/wear/tear that come with the territory of exercise. The lengthy summary: I originally purchased a pair of X3s in February 2017 from Best Buy. They sounded great, and for use on long runs and at the gym, there's no doubt that wireless headphones are far more convenient than wired options. However, they simply did not last. As a marathoner, I put a good amount of miles (and sweat) into the products I use; it goes without saying that the headphones would see some sweat as well. Unfortunately, I have now gone through 4 pairs of X3s and 1 pair of X4s in the span of 2 years and 2 months. The X4s in particular lasted a mere 5 months before developing an irritating fizzing sound in one ear. For headphones that claim IPX7 waterproofing, take it from me, it simply isn't true. Sadly, all of my Jaybirds have gone the way of the dodo and expired... within a matter of months of ownership. Jaybird, for what it's worth, has graciously extended my warranty from Feb 2017 until now, at which point I got an amusing email stating "Base[d] on the info you provided it is safe to say that your headset is defective enough to have it replace. Unfortunately your Jaybird is no longer under 1 year warranty according to your records. I regret to inform you that the replacement does not carry a warranty. The reason is that we can only make sure you have a working device within 1 year from the time when you purchase your original Jaybird headset. This might be a good time to purchase a new one. You can check out our new headset models at https://www.jaybirdsport.com/en-us/shop.html." Lol. Thanks but no thanks, I'll look elsewhere for headphones that actually last.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    High quality & good sound. But not for me.

    Posted
    TechnicallyCorrect
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    If you have looked over all the reviews , you will see all types of technical details, features etc. I’m not going to rehash all that and most people do not read through a long review. I own the Jaybird X3 version and at first glance, the X4 is not that different. However, there are subtle differences . The X4’s are very comfortable, even more so than the X3’s . Both are very light but the X4 has a a redesigned ear piece that is softer and just fits better. Construction is high quality and the fit and finish is top notch. The sound is good but I really do not hear much of a difference between the X4’s and X3’s . The reality is most headphones sound good at this price point. It does come with an app to adjust the sound to your liking but I did not install it. As I said , most headphones sound the same at this price point. There is a good reason for that, sound quality will only get so good without active noise cancellation. And brings me to one of the things I do not like , no active noise cancellation. Most people say they can do without that but they tend to change their tune when they test out a set that has it. Another thing I do not like is the proprietary charging connecter. It is easy to charge but if you lose the charging dongle , you are out of luck until you replace it. I would have preferred a more universal USB connecter on the X4. So are the Jaybird’s X 4 worth buying? Yes and no. It is not worth the upgrade over the Jaybird X3’s or similar headphones on the market. If you are looking for a new headset in the $130 price point range then the X4 has most of what you would like. For me personally, I am not a big fan of wireless headsets that are connected by wires. I've been using the X4's for about a week and , like the X3's, I just cannot seem to get as comfortable as truly wireless headphones that are "in ear." Jaybird does make them and they only cost about 25% more ( it is called the Jaybird Run.) That is more a personal preference than a slight to the X4’s but worth noting. With that in mind, I would recommend the X4's as long as you are a person that likes this type of design.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice in-ear headphones for outdoor activities.

    Posted
    dstracker
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    Pros - The range is about 10-15ft before the sounds begins to breakup. More than enough if you have your music source close to or attached to you. I use them for when I take my walks. I downloaded the free Spotify app on my Samsung Galaxy s8 smartphone and the sound was excellent. They also allow me to listen to my audible books, Pandora and other playlists as well. It comes with a variety of earpieces and fins to fit just about any ear. The fins can fit either in the ear or over it depends upon your comfort. Since I wear glasses, I have them in my ear and use the smallest, size 1, comfy ear tips. They don’t completely block out traffic sounds so that I can hear cars around me. The Silicone (black) ear pieces are excellent if you want to block out just about all sounds and are great for listening to music outside while relaxing in the backyard. The buttons are easy to find on the control piece. They paired very quickly with all my Bluetooth devices including my iPad Air 2. They even stay paired with my phone when I turn on the headphones. Others I have to keep re-pairing with each device. They battery lasts for quite a while. I charged them up and they lasted for almost 2 days after listening for 4 hours each day. When turned on, you hear a series of beeps and a voice tells you they are connected, paired and the how much battery life is left. Cons – the neck cord is on the short side and it’s difficult to reach the controls when I have them behind my head and sometimes one or the other ear piece comes out when I turn my head. It could be a couple inches longer for better comfort and easy reach of the controls. Also, I can’t see the LED light on the controls as it’s behind my head. The case could also be a little larger. It just barely fits the headphones, charger and extra ear pieces and fins. When turned off there is an audible series of beeps. Unfortunately, there is no verbal notification of the headphones being off like many other Bluetooth headphones. I give it 5 stars for ease of use, but because of the cons, I can only give it 4 stars overall. All in all, they are light, comfortable and easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Choice for Workouts

    Posted
    Daniel
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    -- PROS -- - Solid construction - Good battery life - IPX7 rating makes them easy to clean - Extra ear tips and ear fins included - Decent sound quality (when used with the app) - Siri support with a long press of the power button -- CONS -- - The charging cable is crazy small - Sound quality is just "meh" without an app I've never owned a pair of Jaybird headphones before, but I've only heard good things from people who owned them. I was quite excited to finally give these a try, and I wasn't disappointed. The X4 headphones are very light-weight, but don't feel cheap. The IPX7 rating makes them ideal for working out, plus they can be cleaned with a quick rinse under the sink (just make sure they dry before storing/using). Pairing the X4 is super easy, even if you don't have the app installed first (I didn't). I HIGHLY recommend that you download the Jaybird app for the EQ settings. The X4 headphones sound "okay" without the app (totally depends on your choice of music), but you won't get the most out of the headphones without the different EQ settings (you can create your own personal setting or use one of the several pre-set options). Battery life is actually pretty good for something so small. Jaybird rates these for up to 8 hours, but that rating is under ideal circumstances. I'm getting a little over 7 hours, but I listen to my music a little louder than I should. Charging is a minor annoyance for the X4. The included charger is just way too small. I get that they wanted it to fit in the included headphone pouch, but a longer, flexible cable would have been better. The charger has a solid connection to the headphones, so it can dangle from the wall outlet (you supply the charging block), but it looks ridiculous. -- BOTTOM LINE -- If you're looking for a solid pair of headphones that are water and sweat proof, you should considering picking these up. Just know that you will need to use the companion app to get the most out of them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Bluetooth headphones

    Posted
    J0A0A7
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    For being my first pair of Jaybird headphones the experience has been good. Out of the box you get plenty of ear tips and wings to find a comfortable size. The app is very well designed and provides extra functionality for the headphones like adjusting equalizer setings or setting them up. Equalizer settings works well with my Android device and with most music players. One of my favorite features is how Jaybird allows you to upload your equalizer profile to share just like you would with your Spotify playlist. I found several ones that I like already and being able to preview them without having to save them is nice. Sound quality has been good with difference genres of music from rock to hip hop music. The headphones seem to be built well and being sweat and water resistant should help with the durability term. My only gripe would be how you charged them. I can see why they designed it this way due to the water/sweat resistant design but if you forget to bring the charging cable you will have no way to charge them. Jaybird does offer a charge crade that uses a micro usb connection but for now it's sold out at this time. Overall I could not find any cons besides the short proprietary charging cable. Battery life is decent and the sound coming out from the headphones is good. With the additional ear tips and wings provided they don't fall off easily and are comfortable to use for an extended period of time. The Jaybird x4 should be on top of your list of Bluetooth headphones that you are considering purchasing. For future purchases I will definitely be considering Jaybird.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Jaybird X4 improvement over the X3.

    Posted
    CrysisComplex
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    Jaybird really stride themselves on making great affordable prices at a good sound, The Jaybird X4 is miles better than the previous models and the durability is top notch. The design is nice giving green and black and is much more sporty than the X3. In the box, they give you everything you need to get started and customize the earbuds. The earbuds and fins fit the size to your ear just right and they stay in my ears when I'm working out. Speaking of working out I did get this X4s as wet as I can. from the rain in Chicago (strange weather) to the sweat and they kept going as they are rated IPX7. They sound great and is a nice set of headphones, all sound is balanced with a nice bass. These are not the most audiophile earbuds but they come in handy when you need them. Mids and lows are fine enough to the ears, BT connection seems to not degrade the music that much with these. Battery life is what these headphones are great for. I have had the full 8 hours of charge and took these headphones for about a week and a half at the gym without changing them out. The 5 min. the quick charge comes in handy. The X4 is a monster when it comes to the battery. The Jaybird App you can bring the most out of these X4s which lets you set the EQ among other things. The app itself is quick and does the job. I have no grips about that. You can also save the settings on the app within the earbud itself so if you change devices your settings will remain the same. The mic is fine with calls so you would have problems there. Overall they are a nice pair and does the job. It has all the nice features you need in this day an age such as the IPX7. Everything seems to work just fine in my week and a half of testing. The Jaybird X4 are solid headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Posted
    Sadsounds
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have tried a few pairs of Bluetooth ear buds recently, and had two pairs of the X4's. They do sound great, and the fact the EQ can be adjusted is fantastic, it makes a difference, but not a huge one. The reason I went for the X4's over Bose was down to battery life and decent reviews. Bose appear to have a weak battery and most people I know get four hours out of them, well these are good for double or better. A week ago, I got a pair of X4's. Charged them up, played music, all good. Then the headset crackled a few times, and the Bluetooth would stall. Then it would not power off, My friend said to charge them to see if it would reboot them. It did not work, and then they would not power up. Back to BB. So, another week looking at reviews and such, decided to try them again. Charged up, tried them out briefly, all fine. So this morning at work, I am 20 ft. with a direct line of sight, guess what? Bluetooth keeps cutting in and out. Even when I am right next to them. It is pitiful. They fit great, look the part and cut out all the ambient noise around me, and they also cut out half of the music I am trying to listen to. I'd like to think there is a bad batch of green X4's at BB in Huntsville, and I am more than apprehensive to try another pair. All in all, I am very underwhelmed with the clarity of the BT and durability of the X4. More importantly, I'm going to waste another hour or so of my life that I cannot get back down to this product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Jaybird Support Team

      Hello Sadsounds,

      We appreciate your postive feedback with your Jaybird X4's fit. We are sorry to hear that you're having connectivity issues with them. Please send us an email at Jaybirdlistens@Jaybirdsport.com and we will get you taken care of to improve your experience.

      Kindly try a Factory Reset. Here are the steps:

      1. Turn headphones off
      2. Put in Pairing mode (hold middle button for 6-8 seconds until it says, ""Searching for your Music Device"")
      Headset will flash red and green
      3. Do Reset (double tap the power button)
      Headset will flash Orange 3 times
      4. Delete Bluetooth profile from phone
      5. Put headphones back into pairing mode and connect them to your device.

      Test out the headphones and let me know if you’re still having issues.

      1. Try a different music app
      2. Disconnect audio sources, other bluetooth and 3rd party apps; delete earphones from the Bluetooth list
      3. Try different audio sources/phone (other brands, other OS versions)
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      Bruce
      Jaybird Customer Experience
      #poweryourpassion jaybird

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally, workout 'earphones' that survive sweat!

    Posted
    gabemstr
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    I have a wide variety of headphones and earphones, but these are the first Jaybirds I've owned and had the pleasure of using. Yes the in-style truly wireless earbuds that most people go for nowadays are ear pods, but they're not practical for working out especially with all the sweat generated. When I sweat, my entire shirt is drenched, that after the workout I change my shirt, and that shirt gets fully drenched as I'm cooling off. I want you to understand the amount of sweat generated. And this is why I've never enjoyed listening to music on runs, because nothing can handle my sweat. These Jaybird X4s have finally solved the problem. Being IPX7 Waterproof, sweat is nothing to them. I have other earphones that are water resistant or sweat proof that I feel aren't sufficient and get more wet than they should, and sometimes I feel a bit of an electric shock in my ears (not good I know), but so far the X4 has done wonders. No longer do I have to worry about them breaking, and about me worrying I'll get shocked in the ears. Also, they are very comfortable and don't easily fall out of my ears! I run a combination of trails and on the treadmill, and it always annoyed me when one side of the earbuds would come off while running, and I couldn't focus on my run as I was focused on making sure it wouldn't fall out of my ear or have to think about adjusting them. Keep your earpods for your commute to work or while working or in a coffee shop, but use your Jaybird X4 for your workouts.

    I would recommend this to a friend