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Jaybird - X4 Wireless Headphones - Storm Metallic/Glacier-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 427 reviews

84%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better sound and longer batteries life

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    Tony
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    Upgraded from jaybird 2 to these sound great ...but doesnt have the portable charger like the Jay2's where u can charge while listening but they're still great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good pair of headphones for the price

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    allalallthetime
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    These headphones stay in well and have good sound. The main detractor is the limited battery life and proprietary charger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice clarity

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    Stlboiler
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    I had to purchase headphones for workouts and these were recommended in the store. The only thing I worry about is the charger. If I lose it, it'll be hard to replace.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I liked the X3 so much, than I jumped for X4

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    Hvalenzu
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    So far it has been an improvement over the very good X3. The app works better with the X4 and it has at least 1 or 2 hours more of the battery than the X3 (which usually last at least 1 day of heavy use). Sometimes I got 2 days of full use (4 to 5 hours of music, video or talk each day). My only complaint still the charger adapter who is not a mini-USB, so you have to take care a lot, losing one is hard to get a replacement (I mean is not cheap and takes a time to get one).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile, high quality sound.

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    NyVetteGuy
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I'm somewhat of a Bluetooth headphone nut and ease of use, battery life and most importantly sound quality are very important to me. Equally important is feeling secure when you are wearing the headphones in your ears, not having to worry if they will fall out, not worrying about having to be careful etc. Battery life is also key and if you get all this along with water and sweat proof features, you have yourself a home run set of headphones. All this is present in the X4's. Fitment options give you the ability to wear them over or under the ear and the various foam tip sizes included insure you have a secure, noise limiting fit in your ear. The X4's are very comfortable and aren't fatiguing wearing them for long periods of time. EQ is customizable with the app and they sound great. The only complaint I have and it's a minor one is how they charge. Rather than having a micro usb on the headphones they charge by putting them on a proprietary connector that plugs into any usb charger, your pc etc to recharge. They charge quickly and it works well but I'm just afraid I might lose it then have an issue replacing it. They probably made this choice to save real estate on the headphones but I don't like it. Despite that I still gave them 5 Stars...these are a great set of headphones and I would recommend them!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Choice for Workouts

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    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

    Nice in-ear headphones for outdoor activities.

    Posted
    dstracker
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome earphones with great sound & comfort.

    Posted
    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'm 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