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

Customer rating

Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 422 reviews

84%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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noise cancellation
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Block noise but don't stay in my ears good

    Posted
    Mrsniecyb2000
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    DON'T stay in ears good but it does block out all THE outside noise

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound and function

    Posted
    Deadpub
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The only thing I didnt like was the microphone picks up every noise around you other than you but I have found this is an issue with all bluetooth headphones like this. Would recommend for people working out, being active.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the gym

    Posted
    Cassie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    These headphones are perfect for gym time. They aren't totally noise canceling, but they save my poor ears from the typical loud gym noise. The sound quality is great and they're pretty comfortable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great workout ear buds

    Posted
    JWB60
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought these for working out because fo thier water/sweatproofing. They also have a long battery life. They connect easily and the only problem connecting is with my Garmin watch. I am not sure if that is a watch or Jaybird issue. They fit well and cut out outside noise be careful running with these you may not hear cars approaching.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Waterproofing and easy controls add value

    Posted
    Dan0Sterling
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    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 don't sound as nice. They're 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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed

    Posted
    ahbach
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I had a jbirdX3 that I used for about 2 years. The battery life was great, about 7 to 8 hours of constant use without an issue. It was damaged and I had to replace it. The X4 is just not up to the same standard. I get maybe 1:45 to 2 hours of time before I get the 20 percent warning after an overnight charge. Totally unacceptable. I tried to return them to Best Buy and they refused the return, told me I had to deal with the manufacturers warranty. I have owned this headset for less than 30 days as of today and it's just not working. I also get allot of background noise from the microphone rubbing on shirt collars. Never happened with the X3. What happened? As far as Best Buy is concerned I will not be shopping there again. Hello Amazon.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Jaybird Support Team

      Hi ahbach,

      We're sorry to hear that the Jaybird X4 do not hold a charge and we'll be glad to help you out! Just send us an email at Jaybirdlistens@Jaybirdsport.com and we will get you taken care of.
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      Bruce
      Jaybird Customer Experience
      #poweryourpassion jaybird

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    High quality & good sound. But not for me.

    Posted
    TechnicallyCorrect
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    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'm 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